Can the D&D 5e version of the Staff of the Python be used as a weapon? If so, what are its stats?


Yes, and it has the statistics of a quarterstaff.

According to the Magic Item Categories listed in the Dungeon Master's Guide (Chapter 7):

Unless a staff's description says otherwise, a staff can be used as a quarterstaff.

Since the staff of the python doesn't say otherwise, it can be used as a quarterstaff, so it deals 1d6 bludgeoning damage and has the Versatile (d8) property. Since it is a magic item that is a weapon, it counts as a magic weapon for purposes of overcoming damage resistances and immunities.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is it considered a magic weapon, even though it has no specific magical bonus? \$\endgroup\$ – Wes F. Mar 29 '19 at 19:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ It is a weapon, and it is a magic item, so it is a magic weapon. \$\endgroup\$ – Bloodcinder Mar 29 '19 at 19:59

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