Despite some people charging the hag and telling you “You have to kill it”, you actually don’t. But if you try, it isn’t as hard as it seems.
Definitive Guide to Hag
Intro – What’s the Hag?
Hags are around as tall as Bruisers / Wretches / Breakers, pale white, very thicc up top and have a lot of “feelers” you will see violently vibrating.
They do count as a boss but are (kind of) optional on some maps. They are tough and take time to kill, but to give you a break won’t be trying to eat the person the whole time, and will try to escape and try again.
She’s most dangerous when the team is split, slowed by specials and ridden, making it hard to run from her, do damage to her, and save a teammate once they are grabbed. At this point if she digs away with the teammate they will die and respawn later, but you want to do your best to stun her before this.
When the Hag Will Spawn
Corruption cards that spawn the Hag:
This will just spawn a Hag for the level that will appear pretty early on.
- “The Fog”
The map will be filled with a lot of mist, you’ll need to be near players to see their states (a cloud icon appears over their status bars), and it’ll be very hard to see and highlight specials/the Hag before they’re close.
- “Ferocious Boss”
This card will include either an armoured Hag, Breaker, or Ogre.
Hag Behaviour / Sound / Strategy
- The Hag Spawns: You will hear a loud mess of instruments and chimes that symbol that the Hag has left her mother’s basement. She will keep spawning ahead if you run far enough, but relatively quickly will catch up from behind. If there’s no bonus, you can just keep running ahead, but if you get stuck in one place because you ran into 3 specials and someone triggered a horde, it’s going to be trouble. So consider destroying her early.
- The Hag Moves: The music will go a little quieter, and begins to swell as it moves about and decides where it thinks you currently are.
- The Hag Searches: The music will die down as the cheeto dust settles and she realises you’re not there, and stresses out over being stood up as you are bought a few seconds of safety.
- The Hag Finds You: The Hag will scream out like a Tuscan Raider and charge someone for a sloppy. It’s not easy to obliterate it straight away so you can scare it off with some damage and get as much as you can in there while she’s running.
- The Hag Comes For Round 2: Cancel the Hag’s dinner plans prematurely and then blow out her back before you make your escape.