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Shillelagh is a cantrip (Transmutation). It imbues the caster's weapon with nature power.


Quarterstaff or Club Required.

Your staff or club becomes magical: it deals D8 Physical.png 1d8 + Wisdom ModifierDamage TypesBludgeoning damage, and uses your Spellcasting Ability for Attack rolls.


Bonus action
 Range: Self

At higher levels

Casting this spell at a higher level grants no additional benefit.

Condition: Shillelagh

Shillelagh Shillelagh

Duration: 10 turns

Creature's weapon is magical and deals D8 Physical.png 1d8Damage TypesBludgeoning damage. Attack rolls use the wielder's Spellcasting Ability Modifier.

How to learn




  • If learned via Magic Initiate: Druid, despite listing Wisdom as its casting ability in the tooltip, it will use the casting ability of the class that acquired the feat for both damage and attack rolls. i.e., taking the feat at 4th level in Bard will cause it to use Charisma.
  • Martial Arts: Dextrous Attacks will override Shillelagh, causing attacks to use the Dexterity modifier even when Wisdom is higher.
  • The enchanted weapon can be unequiped but not thrown or otherwise removed from the inventory.
  • The Ironvine Shield provides a retaliatory damage effect when the wielder is hit with a melee attack while holding a weapon that has had this spell cast on it.
  • Shillelagh has two incantations: Canto Te, Latin for "I enchant you", and Para Bellum, Latin for "prepare for war".

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