Hi I was hoping someone can help me. I am a noob to d&d and I have a question that is really bugging me and I can't find a clear answer anywhere. As an example if a druid has a quarterstaff and casts shillelagh, I believe the quarterstaffs damage then becomes magical. I can't get my head around what this means. I get that if a weapon has some kind of enchantment it can cause damage effects such as poison or radiant. What effect does magic damage cause? A bunch of flowers pop out of the attacked creatures ears? Thanks in advance
I'm guessing you understand the change in roll requirements. Making the weapon magical means it can do full damage to creatures who may have resistance to non-magical attacks. It also means creatures resistant to magical items may have less damage dealt. Hope that makes sense.
Have a look through the Monster Manual. You will see some creatures have a pretty generic statement like 'Resistance to attacks made by non-magical weapons' or somesuch. This is where the generic magical weapon attack kicks in.
Cheers Martin As a bit of fun I may get my druid to ask the creature being attacked, to pick a card before I hit it with my quarterstaff. Once dispatched, the selected card will magically appear stuck to the creatures forehead Thanks again
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