Wishful Thinking is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. Coming across a lamp on the beach, you are afforded the opportunity to be granted a wish. How lucky will you be?
- Talk to the Djinn.
- Kill the Djinn, or get one of his wishes.
- Pass the speech check and get a good wish.
When encountering an ancient lamp on a beach southwest of Driftwood, you can choose to rub the lamp or destroy it. Destroying it will free the Djinn from the lamp and initiate combat. Rubbing the lamp releases the Djinn, where you can engage in lengthy conversation with it.
Ultimately, you will have to pass a speech check, whereby depending if you pass or fail, you might end up in combat, or be able to wish for power, wealth, knowledge, or to "wipe your enemies from sight".
If you choose any of the speech checks and fail, the Djinn will initiate combat and you will have to kill him.
If you choose any speech check besides the Intelligence speech check or the Finesse [Mystic] (with the tag) speech check and succeed, he will begrudgingly give you a bad wish. Choosing the Wits speech check and succeeding will simply cause him to disappear without granting you any wish. In any case, the bad wish results are as follows:
- Wishing for power strikes the character with lightning, dealing damage and causing knockdown.
- Wishing for wealth gives you a stolen Djinn's Gift amulet (worth 4770 gold). Unfortunately, every guard that meets you will ask to see your bags.
- Wishing for knowledge will give you the Children's Tales book, which is filled with insults to the player character.
- Wishing to wipe your enemies from sight will strike your entire party with permanent blindness.
If you choose the Intelligence speech check or the Finesse [Mystic] speech check and pass, the Djinn will grant you a good wish. The options are the same as above, but instead of receiving horrible results, you will receive amazing ones, which are detailed in the Rewards section below. After receiving your wish, the quest concludes. You will receive 9750XP (6950XP if on XP rescaled patch).
All preset characters (such as Sebille and Lohse) have a character-specific dialogue option. In each case though, the Djinn will always deny the request and you will have to select one of the other wishes instead.
Also, an alternate way, if you don't care for any of the wish rewards, is to kill the Djinn, since it scales to your level. Simply engage the Djinn and kill him, and although you forfeit the 6950XP plus any potential wish rewards for completing the quest, you will still gain the hollow lamp and XP dependent on the Djinn's level (which is tied to your level). For example, you will gain 5575XP at level 10, 10775XP at level 12 and all the way up to 55,800XP at level 17 for banishing the Djinn.
Note that you can safely stow the lamp in your backpack at any level and simply put it on the ground and interact with it at any time, since the Djinn's level will scale with yours just fine.
- If you kill the Djinn without receiving any wish, you will be able to obtain the hollow lamp (worth 2000 gold) and some XP that is dependent on your current level, as the Djinn's level will scale with yours. For example, you will gain 5575XP at level 10, 10775XP at level 12 and all the way up to 55,800XP at level 17 for banishing the Djinn.
- Choosing any wish (good or bad) leaves the character with the hollow lamp (worth 2000 gold) and 9750XP.
- Wishing for power nets you a Unique One-handed Level 9 Sword, the Djinn's Scimitar (+1 Wits, +1 Single-handed, +1 Aerotheurge, 23-25 Physical Damage, and 1 Rune Slot).
- Wishing for wealth nets you an (unstolen) amulet that does nothing, called the Djinn's gift, but which is worth 4770 gold.
- Wishing for knowledge nets you a random Level 3 Skill Book.
- Wishing to be able to wipe your enemies from sight nets you a level 5 scroll "Hailstorm".
- If you want to kill the Djinn, simply stow the full lamp into your backpack and this will allow you to summon and fight the Djinn at a later time and a more favorable location of your choosing, like in the middle of the Driftwood marketplace.