Tasha’s Hideous Laughter 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes. Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking in to the 69th episode of our first level spell series which is pretty appropriate because we’re gonna be dealing with tasha’s hideous laughter 5e spell which is just a fantastic spell. That being said it is usable by the bard and the wizard and it is found in the good players handbook.

From this article we are going to know all about this spell such as how does it work, what level it is. Before we go into the deeper explanation a small announcement..If you haven’t checked our d&d spells 5e yet then please proceed with the given link. Now without any further ado let’s take a look at our mechanics.


Effect: A creature of your choice within range which you are able to see, should make Wisdom save. On a failed save they collapse from laughter, falling prone and it is becoming incapacitated for the duration. They make the save again at the end of each turn or when it takes damage. If the save is triggered by the damage they roll with advantage. Creatures with 4 intelligence or less are not being affected.

  • 1st-level enchantment
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Range: 30 feet
  • Components: V(Verbal), S(Somatic), M (Material) (tiny tarts and a feather that is waved in the air)
  • Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute

The cast time is the standard one action, the range is of 30 feet, the duration is a whole minute but it is concentration so please bear that in mind and the effect at a glance is as mentioned above. The school is enchantment which kind of makes a lot of sense certainly more sense than anything else.

The components are somatic, material and verbal meaning you have to gesture with one hand and there’s a material component in this case tiny tarts and a feather that is waved in the air and a verbal component as well. Which is really cool. So yeah without further ado let’s take a look at its description.


Any kind of creatures which is depends upon your choice which you able to see within a range perceives all like hilariously funny and also falls into fits of laughter if this Tasha’s Hideous Laughter 5E Spell is effects it. Al though the target must be succeeded on the wisdom saving throw or else fall prone, by becoming incapacitated and also unable to stand up for the purpose of specific duration. Also a creature with some intelligence score of 4 or less isn’t affected.

At an end of each of its turns and also each and every time it takes the damage, the target able to make an another wisdom saving throw. Even though the target has an advantage on the saving throw if it is triggered by a damage. On a success, the spell will be end.

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Which is really cool stuff, i just really like this one. It plays really well thematically and opens a ton of roleplay potential. Also check out our dissonant whispers 5e article.

If you’re unfamiliar with the incapacitated condition! an incapacitated creature can’t take actions or reactions and a falling prone means it can only move via a crawl and the creatures disadvantage on attack rules and it gives the creature have an advantage if the attacker is within 5 feet otherwise the attack has disadvantage. So basically get up nice and snug to them and just to beat them up pretty pre swiftly.

Now let’s take a look at some alternative uses here. In any case if you’d like to know what does crown of madness do 5e? then read this article.

Alternative uses

There’d be  a couple. The first would be use it on a guard. In all honesty it makes sense that you might be able to do it stealthily just have them erupt into a fit of laughter. Maybe you send a friend out there as a decoy to crack some woodie jokes. You could also use this in a tavern or a place with a lot of people where there is likely to be joking anyways and just make a scene if you have to.

Alternatively you can actually use this to restrain a creature as well falling incapacitated and prone is a great combination for being able to slap some cuffs on someone or otherwise restrain them. So i think those are some pretty decent uses for this spell.

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If you have any uses, ideas or stories involving tasha’s hideous laughter please put it down beneath in the comment section i really appreciate reading it and i know everyone else does as well. It’s kind of just goes without saying at this point. That being said guys thank you so much for checking in today, i really do appreciate it, i hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting. You may also like to read our sleep 5e article.

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