Shillelagh on quarterstaff

If I cast Shillelagh on my quarterstaff and have Polearm Master feat, does the bonus attack deal d4 or d8?

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  1. Dan says:

    At our table, yes. A quarter staff with shillelagh would do 1d8 with the bonus attack. Here’s why. With pole arm master, you can use a bonus action to make to a melee attack with the opposite end of the weapon. The weapons damage die is a d4. With this Feat. You have learned how to do this attack trick. So your quarter staff does a d6 weapon damage die on an attack, and a d4 damage die as a bonus attack. Now for the fun part, by casting shillelagh on your quarter staff. You now change your damage die to a MAGICAL d8 damage described by the spell, So both end will do 1d8. With pole arm Feat you are an all day every day, with your quarter staff, a d6 attack die weapon with a d4 attack die bonus attack weapon, the Magic in casting shillelagh, changes the weapons attack die or die’s to d8. thanks

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