AbstractFiber laser beam welding of a CoCrFeNiMn-type high entropy alloy (HEA) produced by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) was reported in this work. The SHS-fabricated alloy was characterized by both ∼2 times reduced Mn content in comparison with that of the other principal components and the presence of impurities including Al, C, S, and Si. The as-fabricated alloy was composed of columnar fcc grains with coarse precipitates of MnS and fine Cr-rich M23C6 carbides. Successful defect-free butt joint of the alloy was obtained using a laser power of 2 kW and a welding speed of 5 m/min. Welding resulted in changes in texture and structure of the fcc matrix. In addition, precipitation of nanoscale B2 phase particles in the weld zone was observed. A pronounced increase in microhardness from (153 ± 3) HV 0.5 (base material) to (208 ± 6) HV 0.5 (fusion zone) was observed. The B2 phase precipitation after welding was found to be in a reasonable agreement with the ThermoCalc predictions. Quantitative analysis demonstrated that the increase in hardness can be associated with the B2 phase precipitation. Possibilities of the development of HEAs with intrinsic hardening ability after laser processing are discussed.