You create a floating, spectral weapon within range that lasts for the Duration
or until you cast this spell again. When you cast the spell, you can make a melee spell Attack
against a creature within 5 feet of the weapon. On a hit, the target takes force damage equal to 1d8 + your Spellcasting Ability
As a Bonus Action
on Your Turn
, you can move the weapon up to 20 feet and repeat the Attack
against a creature within 5 feet of it.
The weapon can take whatever form you choose. Clerics of deities who are associated with a particular weapon (as St. Cuthbert is known for his mace and Thor for his hammer) make this spell's effect resemble that weapon.
At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot 3rd Level
of or higher, the damage increases by 1d8 for every two slot levels above the 2nd.