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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
A wooden cudgel, loaded with more than just lead.

Shillelagh devastator.png the +6 shillelagh "Devastator"

+6 shillelagh (modified club; 8 base damage)
Causes a 3x3 explosion when damage is dealt[1][2]


Devastator[3] is basically a well-enchanted club with upgraded base stats and unavoidable splash damage to everything adjacent to your target when used in melee.

Despite everything constantly blowing up in your face, it actually does no backlash damage to you. It's especially useful for quickly clearing out swarms of fragile enemies like bats or killer bees, but it deals with single enemies in the early- and mid-game just fine.

Devastator's explosion damage will not affect monsters that are insubstantial, invisible to you, or submerged.


  • In 0.28.1, Devastator will create noise again, though is quieter.
  • Prior to 0.28, Devastator was not explicitly likely to spawn in the early-game. It was also very loud.
  • Prior to 0.15, Devastator had a +4, +8 enchantment level.
  • Devastator was added in 0.10.