Night Hag

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Surikow, Wassilij Iwanowitsch Title: Die Bojarin Morosowa im Schlitten Date 1884-1887 Surikow, Wassilij Iwanowitsch Title: Die Bojarin Morosowa im Schlitten Date 1884-1887

Utterly evil, these are creatures from the lower planes. They constantly hunger for the souls of innocent men and women. They look like a hidiously ugly woman with blue-violet bruised and warty skin. Their eyes are hot coals and their hands and feet are clawed.

Source(s) 3.5E Monster Manual I, 3E Monster Manual I, Planescape Appendix 1, Outer Planes (MC8), 1E Monster Manual 1, Dragon#324 (ecology of...)

Medium outsider (Evil, Extraplanar)
Hit Dice 8d8+32 (68 hp)
Initiative +1
Speed 20 ft (4 squares)
Armor Class 22 (+1 Dexterity, +11 natural), touch 11, flat-footed 21
Base Attack /Grapple +8/+12
Attack Bite +12 melee (2d6+6 plus disease)
Full Attack Bite +12 melee (2d6+6 plus disease)
Space/Reach 5 ft./5 ft.
Special Attacks Spell-like abilities, dream haunting
Special Qualities Damage reduction 10/cold iron and magic, immunity to fire, cold, charm, sleep, and fear, Spell Resistance 25
Saves Fort +12*, Ref +9*, Will +10*
Abilities Strength 19, Dexterity 12, Constitution 18, Intelligence 11, Wisdom 15, Charisma 12


Bluff+12, Concentration +15, Diplomacy +5, Disguise +1 (+3 acting), Intimidate +14, Listen +15, Ride +12, Sense Motive +13, Spellcraft +11, Spot +15


Alertness, Combat Casting, Mounted Combat


A evil-aligned plane


Solitary, mounted (1, on nightmare), or covey (3, on nightmares)

Challenge Rating





Always neutral evil


9-16 HD (Medium)

Level Adjustment


A night hag is about the same height and weight as a female human.

Night hags speak Abyssal, Celestial, Common, and Infernal.


Night hags attack good creatures on sight if the odds of success seem favorable.

These creatures rip through armor and flesh with their deadly teeth. They love to use sleep and then strangle those who are overcome by it.

A night hag's natural weapons, as well as any weapons it wields, are treated as evil-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Its natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Disease (Ex) : Demon fever-bite, Fortitude DC 18, incubation period 1 day, damage 1d6 Constitution. Each day after the first, on a failed save, an afflicted creature must immediately succeed on another DC 18 Fortitude save or take 1 point of Constitution drain. The save DC is Constitution based.

Spell-Like Abilities

At will-detect chaos, detect evil, detect good, detect law, Detect Magic, magic missile, polymorph (self only), ray of enfeeblement (DC 12), sleep (DC 12).

Caster level 8th.

A night hag can use etherealness at will (caster level 16th) so long as it possesses its heartstone (see below). The save DCs are Charisma-based.

Dream Haunting (Su) : Night hags can visit the dreams of chaotic or evil individuals by using a special periapt known as a heartstone to become ethereal, then hovering over the creature. Once a hag invades someone's dreams, it rides on the victim's back until dawn. The sleeper suffers from tormenting dreams and takes 1 point of Constitution drain upon awakening. Only another ethereal being can stop these nocturnal intrusions, by confronting and defeating the night hag.

Heartstone : All night hags carry a periapt known as a heartstone, which instantly cures any disease contracted by the holder. In addition, a heartstone provides a +2 resistance bonus on all saving throws (this bonus is included in the statistics block). A night hag that loses this charm can no longer use etherealness until it can manufacture another (which takes one month). Creatures other than the hag can benefit from the heartstone's powers, but the periapt shatters after ten uses (any disease cured or saving throw affected counts as a use) and it does not bestow etherealness to a bearer that is not a night hag. If sold, an intact heartstone brings 1,800 gp.

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