Tasha’s Hideous Laughter DnD 5E Spell

Hello magic casters of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out 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 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 old players handbook. Now without further ado let’s take a look at mechanics.


  • Level: 1st
  • Casting Time: 1 Action
  • Range/Area: 30 ft
  • Components: V, S, M *
  • Duration: 1 Minute (Concentration)
  • School: Enchantment
  • Attack/Save: WIS Save
  • Damage/Effect: Prone (…)

The cast time is the standard one action, the range is 30 feet, the duration is a whole minute but it is concentration so please bear that in mind.

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The effect at a glance is as followed: A creature of your choice within range that you can see, must make a wisdom save. On a failed save they collapse from laughter, falling prone and 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 damage, they roll with advantage. Creatures with 4 intelligence or less are not affected. Which kind of makes sense when you really think about it. Also read this tasha’s hideous laughter vs hold person.

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! The school is enchantment which kind of makes a lot of sense, certainly more sense than anything else. So yeah….without further ado let’s take a look at its 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. * – (tiny tarts and a feather that is waved in the air)

Which is really cool stuff! I just really like this one. It plays really well thematically and opens a ton of roleplay potential. If you are 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 rolls and attack rolls gives the creature have an advantage if the attackers is within five feet. Otherwise the attack has disadvantage, so basically get up nice and snug to them and just to beath them up pretty pre swiftly. Fantastic stuff there, let’s take a look at some alternative uses here. Don’t miss this sleep vs tasha’s hideous laughter.

Alternative Uses

So there’d be a couple. The first would be use it on a guard in all honesty. It make 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 know.

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. Also check out this tasha’s hideous laughter vs hideous laughter.


If you have any uses, ideas or stories involving how do you get tasha’s hideous laughter? please put it down beneath in the comment section i really appreciate reading them 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 out guys i really do appreciate it. I hope you all have a wonderful day and as always happy casting. Do you want to know is bane a good spell 5e.

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