4th level Enchantment
Casting Time
1 Action
90 Feet
Concentration, up to 1 minute
Materials Required
Three nut shells

Spell Description

This spell assaults and twists creatures’ minds, spawning delusions and provoking uncontrolled action. Each creature in a 10-foot-radius sphere centered on a point you choose within range must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw when you cast this spell or be affected by it.

An affected target can’t take reactions and must roll a d10 at the start of each of its turns to determine its behavior for that turn.

d10 Behavior
1 The creature uses all its movement to move in a random direction. To determine the direction, roll a d8 and assign a direction to each die face. The creature doesn’t take an action this turn.
2-6 The creature doesn’t move or take actions this turn.
7-8 The creature uses its action to make a melee attack against a randomly determined creature within its reach. If there is no creature within its reach, the creature does nothing this turn.
9-10 The creature can act and move normally.

At the end of each of its turns, an affected target can make a Wisdom saving throw. If it succeeds, this effect ends for that target.

At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 5th level or higher, the radius of the sphere increases by 5 feet for each slot level above 4th.

Is Confusion Good?

Overall Rating: Red. This means that confusion isn’t going to contribute to the effectiveness of your character build at all.

Overall Notes: Bestow curse is a better targeted debuff and is a full spell slot lower.

Class Specific Ratings for Confusion

Oathbreaker paladin: Bestow curse is a better targeted debuff and is a full spell slot lower and even that isn't good for Oathbreakers to use. The only positive this have over bestow curse is that it's range.

Arcane Trickster rogue: Decent crowd control if you find your party lacking it.