Tasha's Hideous Laughter
|Spell level :||Innate level: 2, Bard: 1, Sorcerer/Wizard: 2|
|Components :||Verbal and Somatic|
|Duration :||6 sec. * cLevel|
1 Round (cLevel).
|Save :||Will negates|
|Spell resistance :||Yes|
Tasha's Hideous Laughter compels the target to laugh uncontrollably unless a successful Will saving throw is made. Affected creatures are not able to defend themselves while under the influence of this spell. A creature with a different race type than the caster gains a +4 bonus to the saving throw because the humor does not 'translate' well.
Gameplay Note Edit
The spell's description is not 100% accurate. Instead of granting the target creature a +4 bonus to its saving throw if its race is different than the caster's race, the spell's DC is actually reduced by 4. Although the outcome is the same, it can be confusing to the player is she pays close attention to the combat log and spots that the spell's DC is lower than it ought to be.
Bug Note Edit
Tasha's Hideous Laughter used to affect creatures subject to Protection from Evil/Good; this bug has been fixed and does no longer apply.