Shillelagh DnD 5E Spell

Hello magic practitioners of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 34th episode of our cantrip series. May i introduce to you the magic stick cantrip dnd shillelagh spell usable only by the druid class and through extension anyone else with access to their spell lists and it has found in the good old players handbook so everyone should have access to it. Let’s take a quick look at the mechanics here.


  • Level: Cantrip
  • Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action
  • Range/Area: Touch
  • Components: V, S, M
  • Duration: 1 Minute
  • School: Transmutation
  • Attack/Save: Melee
  • Damage/Effect: Bludgeoning

The cast time is one bonus action, the range is touch, the duration is one minute and is not constitution so very nice. The effect is as followed. You imbue a club or quarter staff with magic. You can add your spellcasting ability modifier to attack and damage rolls. And the damage die becomes a d8. The weapon is also considered to be magical.

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The components are the holy trinity so somatic, material and verbal. If you’re curious about that material component it is mistletoe, a shamrock leaf and a club or quarter staff. It is not consumed in the spells you can reuse them. The school is transmutation. Now let’s take a look at the full description here, just for flavor purposes. You can also read our article on dnd shillelagh cleric.


The wood of a club or quarterstaff you are holding is imbued with nature’s power. For the duration, you can use your spellcasting ability instead of Strength for the attack and damage rolls of melee attacks using that weapon, and the weapon’s damage die becomes a d8. The weapon also becomes magical, if it isn’t already. The spell ends if you cast it again or if you let go of the weapon.

So super cool! This is great for those creatures that are virtually immune to physical attacks and it doesn’t necessarily require you to have a complicated way of dealing with them just cast cantrip done deal. The fact that it’s a bonus action makes it even better as well you can use it on the fly, the biggest downside is that only you can use it, you can’t hand this weapon off to a party member. That being said, it’s still pretty good. let’s take a quick look at some alternative uses here. Also read this dnd shillelagh polearm master.

Alternative Uses

Do you know what can shillelagh be used on? Now outside of the direct use there isn’t really a whole lot else you can do with it, but you could definitely use it too as i mentioned before deal with those enemies that typically are resistant or immune to physical attacks and you could also use it to kind of scam shop owners. Check out this dnd shillelagh ranger.

You walked in with a quarter staff, you claimed it to be magical, you cash lately on it, they’ll get it inspect it, figure it out that it is in fact magical offer you a higher price for it. Is that the goal…no! is it possible…yes! at the very least i would allow my character is to roll with advantage on persuasion. Also read this dnd shillelagh monk.


That being said, if you have any cool uses for this spell or any cool stories involving it, i’d really like to hear about it down in the comments below and i’m sure everyone else checking this article would as well. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting. Also check out this dnd 5e shillelagh weapons.

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