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Hypnotic Pattern 5e Spell

Hypnotic Pattern 5e Spell

Hypnotic Pattern 5e Spell Description

The spell’s text from the Player’s Handbook reads as follows:

You create a twisting pattern of colors that weaves through the air inside a 30-foot cube within range. The pattern appears for a moment and vanishes. Each creature in the area who sees the pattern must make a wisdom saving throw.

On a failed save, the creature becomes charmed for the duration. While charmed by this spell, the creature is incapacitated and has a speed of 0. The spell ends for an affected creature if it takes any damage or if someone else uses an action to shake the creature out of its stupor.

Hypnotic Pattern 5e Stats

  • Range: 120 feet
  • Components: S, M
  • Material: A glowing stick of incense or a crystal vial filled with phosphorescent material.
  • Duration: Up to 1 minute
  • Concentration: true
  • Casting Time: 1 action
  • Level: 3
  • School: Illusion
  • Classes: Bard, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard
  • Subclasses: Lore

What is Hypnotic Pattern?

Hypnotic Pattern 5e is a level 3 illusion spell. It is available for Bards, Sorcerers, Warlocks, and Wizards.

The spell costs one action and requires somatic and material (glowing insects or a vial of phosphorescent material) components to cast. The caster, within a range of 120ft, creates a swirling cube of colors, only visible for a moment. Any creature that sees the cube must perform a wisdom save.

On a failed save, they are charmed, their speed reduced to 0, and they are incapacitated. The creature remains fascinated until they take damage or someone takes action to shake it from its trance. 

Is Hypnotic Pattern a good spell?

Hypnotic Pattern is an excellent spell. It is one of the best ways to control a crowd in 5e. The spell has a large area of effect and a great range.

It would also force a friendly creature to use complete actions to wake the affected targets. Hypnotic Pattern can help a party to escape an area or force crits on multiple enemies.

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09/22/2023 01:30 pm GMT