Crown of Madness

2nd level Enchantment
Casting Time
1 Action
Range
120 Feet
Duration
Concentration, Up To 1 Minute
Components
V
S
Class
Bard
Sorcerer
Warlock
Wizard

Spell Description

One humanoid of your choice that you can see within range must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or become charmed by you for the duration.
While the target is charmed in this way, a twisted crown of jagged iron appears on its head, and a madness glows in its eyes.

The charmed target must use its action before moving on each of its turns to make a melee attack against a creature other than itself that you mentally choose. The target can act normally on its turn if you choose no creature or if none are within its reach.

On your subsequent turns, you must use your action to maintain control over the target, or the spell ends. Also, the target can make a Wisdom saving throw at the end of each of its turns. On a success, the spell ends.

Is Crown of Madness Good?

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

Overall Notes: This spell has a lot of crippling limitations because of its powerful effect at such a low level.