Tasha’s Hideous Laughter

1st level Enchantment
Casting Time
1 Action
30 Feet
Concentration, up to 1 minute
Materials Required
Tiny tarts and a feather that is waved in the air

Spell Description

A creature of your choice that you can see within range perceives everything as hilariously funny and falls into fits of laughter if this spell affects it. The target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or fall prone, becoming incapacitated and unable to stand up for the duration. A creature with an Intelligence score of 4 or less isn’t affected.

At the end of each of its turns, and each time it takes damage, the target can make another Wisdom saving throw. The target has advantage on the saving throw if it’s triggered by damage. On a success, the spell ends.

Is Tasha’s Hideous Laughter Good?

Overall Rating: Blue. This means that tasha’s hideous laughter is a great spell and you should strongly consider this spell for your character.

Overall Notes: Poor man’s hold person. Still a great spell but the fact that they get to make saves after each time they take damage drastically reduces its effectiveness. If you can, save this for non-humanoids and use hold person on humanoids.

Class Specific Ratings for Tasha’s Hideous Laughter

Arcane Trickster rogue: A nice way of incapacitating an enemy that’s causing you problems. It can also provide advantage on your attacks for Sneak Attack, as long as you're within melee range.