Tasha's hideous laughter

Spell level: bard 2; sorcerer/wizard 2

Innate level: 2
School: enchantment
Descriptor: mind-affecting
Components: verbal, somatic
Range: short (8 meters)
Area of effect: single
Duration: 1d3 rounds
Save: will negates
Spell resistance: yes

Description: If the target fails their saving throw they will begin laughing hysterically. They will be unable to defend themselves until the spell wears off. A creature whose racial type is different from the caster's gains a +4 bonus on its saving throw because humor doesn't 'translate' well.


  • Added in the expansion packs.
  • The laughing effect makes the target prone.
  • If the target has an immunity to mind spells matching the alignment of the caster, but does not have a general immunity to mind spells, the target will automatically suffer the ill effects without being able to make a save (a bug). (A fix for this is available on the Vault[1].)

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