[RPG] Does Shillelagh affect a quarterstaff’s versatile damage


I was looking at Shillelagh, which includes the following effects.

The wood of a club or quarterstaff you are holding is
imbued with nature's power.

the weapon's damage die becomes
a d8. The weapon also becomes magical, if it isn't
(PHB, pg. 275)

Now, the club is fine, it just goes from a 1d4 to a 1d8.
However, a quarterstaff does 1d6 and has versatility, letting you wield it two-handed for 1d8.

Since Shillelagh increases the quarterstaff's base damage to a 1d8, would it be feasible to say that the versatile damage increases to a 1d10?

I'm basing this off the fact that all weapons that do 1d8 damage and have the versatile property (battleaxe, longsword, warhammer) all have their versatile damage as a 1d10 (PHB, pg. 149).

Best Answer

As written, it does not affect the versatile damage.

The description of versatile says (PHB p.147):

Versatile. This weapon can be used with one or two hands. A damage value in parentheses appears with the property—the damage when the weapon is used with two hands to make a melee attack.

The spell does exactly and only what it says "the weapon's damage die becomes a d8". So a quarterstaff does 1d8 damage 1 handed and remains a versatile weapon doing ... 1d8 damage when wielded 2 handed.

Is it "feasible" to say it increases the damage? No. Is it "reasonable" to do so? Why not, its not going to break anything and it makes enough sense that I'm not going to come around to your house and tell you "You're playing it wrong!"