[RPG] Do natural weapons work with the Booming Blade spell


As far as I can tell, there are three different ways that "natural weapons" are described:

  • Aarakocra:

    Talons: You are proficient with your unarmed strikes, which deal 1d4 slashing damage on a hit.

  • Tabaxi:

    Cat's Claws: In addition, your claws are natural weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes.

  • Centaur:

    Hooves: Your hooves are natural melee weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes.

There also already exist the following two questions which explain that these wording differences do matter:

How do these different classifications work with the booming blade spell, which states:

As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell's range […]

Which races, if any, could use their unarmed strikes with booming blade?

Please know I am fully aware of the technicalities and differences between melee weapon attacks, and attacks with weapons, and that regular unarmed strikes count as the former but not the latter.

Best Answer

Not after Tasha's Cauldron of Everything

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything updated Booming Blade to require a weapon worth at least 1sp.