Transmutation Cantrip
Casting Time
1 Bonus Action
1 minute
Materials Required
Mistletoe, a shamrock leaf, and a club or quarterstaff

Spell Description

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.

Is Shillelagh Good?

Overall Rating: Green. This means that shillelagh is a good spell.

Overall Notes: A bonus action, non-concentration cantrip that allows you to perform melee attacks with your spellcasting modifier and buffs your quarterstaff/club to a d8. This cantrip in itself can enable a SAD martial spellcaster build in classes that don't already have the ability to attack with their spellcasting modifier. Unfortunately, unlike the Hexblade's ability, it's not always active and only last a minute when activated. You'll need to find a way to take multiple attacks after 5th-level or you'll start to lag behind other martial and cantrip damage.