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Hag, Blood Hag

This woman would be pretty if it were not for her sharp teeth and nails, and her ghastly pale skin.

Blood Hag CR 8

Source Bestiary 4 pg. 19
XP 4,800
NE Medium monstrous humanoid (shapechanger)
Init +10; Senses darkvision 60 ft., detect good, detect magic; Perception +18


AC 23, touch 17, flat-footed 16 (+6 Dex, +1 dodge, +6 natural)
hp 90 (12d10+24)
Fort +6, Ref +14, Will +11
DR 5/cold iron and magic; Immune charm, disease, fear, fire, sleep; SR 19


Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft. (perfect; in fiery form only)
Melee bite +18 (2d4+4), 2 claws +18 (1d6+4 plus grab)
Special Attacks blood drain (1d2 Con), detonate
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 12th; concentration +16)
Constant—detect good, detect magic
At will—inflict moderate wounds (DC 16), scorching ray, spider climb (self only)
3/day—deep slumber (DC 17)


Str 18, Dex 22, Con 15, Int 14, Wis 17, Cha 19
Base Atk +12; CMB +18 (+22 grapple); CMD 33
Feats Agile Maneuvers, Combat Reflexes, Dodge, Improved Initiative, Mobility, Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +18, Bluff +16, Disguise +16, Fly +14, Intimidate +19, Perception +18, Stealth +21
Languages Abyssal, Common, Giant, Infernal
SQ fiery form (DC 20), mask evil


Environment any land
Organization solitary or coven (3 hags of any kind)
Treasure standard

Special Abilities

Detonate (Su) A blood hag in fiery form can explode in a 30-foot-radius burst that deals 8d6 points of fire damage (Reflex DC 18 for half). Using this ability returns a blood hag to her normal form. The save DC is Constitution-based.

Fiery Form (Su) As a standard action, a blood hag who has removed her skin by using mask evil can assume the form of a flying ball of fire for up to 12 rounds. After leaving fiery form, a blood hag must wait 1d4 rounds before assuming it again. A blood hag in this form who enters the same space as another creature stops moving for that round and deals 3d6 points of fire damage (Reflex DC 20 negates) to that creature. A blood hag can suppress her heat and dim her light to that of an ember if she chooses, and can pass through openings and cracks as though in gaseous form. A blood hag in fiery form retains her AC and also has immunity to nonmagical attacks and effects. A successful targeted dispel magic spell or 20 points of cold damage returns her from her fiery form to her normal form. A blood hag can assume fiery form a number of times per day equal to her Charisma modifier (typically 4). The save DC is Charisma-based.

Mask Evil (Su) During the day, a blood hag “wears her skin,” giving her the appearance of a young woman. When so disguised, the blood hag can’t use her bite, claws, or fiery form ability. At night, she bursts out of her skin and returns to her monstrous form. The hag regrows her skin each dawn. While a blood hag is wearing her skin, her alignment is masked as though by a constant undetectable alignment spell.


Blood hags, known to some as soucouyants, prefer to live near isolated human communities or on the edge of civilized lands. A blood hag takes the appearance of a young woman by day. At night, she assumes her true form, as her skin peels back and sloughs off to reveal the monstrosity beneath.

A hunting blood hag preys on unsuspecting neighbors during the night, sneaking into their homes and feeding off their blood or burning them alive. When a blood hag finds a particularly choice victim, she forgoes simply feeding on her, and instead abducts her, spiriting her away to the hag’s hidden lair, where she’ll be tortured and drained dry of blood over the course of days or weeks. Once the hag has properly prepared the victim’s skin, she wears it. Bold and particularly clever blood hags attempt to masquerade as their victims for a time.

Blood hags of exceptional talent typically gain levels in the witch class.

Blood Hag Covens

A hag coven containing a blood hag loses access to the control weather and speak with dead spell-like abilities. Instead, the coven gains access to death ward, fire storm, and nightmare. When all three hags of the coven are within 10 feet of one another, the other hags gain the fire immunity and spell resistance of the blood hag. Blood hags absolutely loathe submitting to the authority of others, and rarely form covens with other blood hags or with any hags of power comparable to or greater than their own.

Customizing Hag Covens

Source Blood of the Coven
Any group of three hags can form a coven, but realistically, many types of hags will never cross paths or deign to work with one another. Blood hags are loath to form covens that are not under their control. Annis hags are likewise domineering, rarely working with more powerful hags. Storm hags usually prefer allying with other storm hags, but they will occasionally form covens with green hags or sea hags. Sea hags sometimes seek out a green hag to lead them. Mute hags—among the most powerful of mortal hags—relish the destruction of relationships, and their involvement in a coven is typically transient, lasting only as long as whatever barrier prompted them to seek sisters in the first place. Night hags and dreamthief hags are outsiders that wander the planes in search of victims. These cautious schemers do not hesitate to involve mortal hags in their machinations, readily joining covens when it proves expedient. Their immortality grants them great patience and enough time to plan contingencies so that betraying them becomes a risky proposition.

A typical hag coven can cast the spells listed in the green hag’s monster entry (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 167). Blood hags, storm hags, and winter hags always grant the spells and abilities listed in their bestiary entries. To reflect the diversity of powers hags can invoke, Game Masters can customize the spell lists of covens based on their membership; each type of hag makes specific spells available to cast as coven magic.

All covens can cast the following spells, regardless of the hags that comprise them: animate dead, baleful polymorph, bestow curse, clairaudience/clairvoyance, commune, dream, forcecage, mind blank, reincarnate, speak with dead, veil, vision

The Blood Hag adds the following spells to the coven: blood mist, mass inflict serious wounds, mass pain strike, skinsend

Creatures in "Hag" Category

Annis Hag6
Ash Hag5
Blood Hag8
Dreamthief Hag11
Green Hag5
Moon Hag7
Mute Hag11
Night Hag9
Sea Hag4
Storm Hag7
Winter Hag7


Source Classic Horrors Revisited pg. 35
If dryads, nymphs, and sprites represent the grace and beauty of unspoiled nature, then surely the annis hag, green hag, and sea hag embody its savage, destructive side. Though not fey themselves, hags appear to be somehow tied to nature, even if no more than as a distorted reflection of it. Hags are foul, wicked creatures, warped with cruelty and evil. Uniformly female and invariably repulsive, these misshapen crones plot dark deeds over bubbling cauldrons, either singly or in sinister triads known as covens.