Shillelagh 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 d&d 5e shillelagh spell usable only by the druid class and through extension anyone else with access to their spell list 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 it is not constitution so very nice. 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.

The effect is as followed: You can imbue a club or quarter staff with magic. You can add your spell casting ability modifier to attack and damage rolls, and the attack damage die becomes a d8. The weapon is also considered to be magical. Now let’s take a look at the full description here just for flavor purposes and so that we’re all on the same page.


In this Shillelagh 5e the wood of a club or the Quarterstaff that you’re holding has imbued with the nature’s power. For the specific duration, you can make to use your spellcasting ability instead of the strength for an attack and the damage rolls of melee attacks by using that weapon and also the weapon’s damage die would become a d8.

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Of course in this Shillelagh dnd spell the weapon can also become magical , if it has not already been. Finally the spell will end if you cast it again or else 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.

Alternative Uses

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 you walked in with a quarter staff, you claimed it to be magical, you cash lately on it , they’ll get it, they’ll 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.

Attributes Of Shillelagh DnD 5E

Casting Time1 bonus action
ComponentsV S M
Duration1 minute
MaterialMistletoe, a shamrock leaf, and a club or quarterstaff
TargetThe wood of a club or quarterstaff you are holding

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 reading this article would as well. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy casting.

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