Night Hag

( Monster Manual v.3.5, p. 193)

Medium Outsider (Evil , Extraplanar)

Hit dice: 8d8+32

Initiative: +1

Speed: 20 ft.

Armor class: 22 (+1 Dex, +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 (+2 from Heartstone) Ref +9 (+2 from Heartstone) Will +10 (+2 from Heartstone)

Abilities: Str 19, Dex 12, Con 18, Int 11, Wis 15, Cha 12

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

Feats: Alertness, Combat Casting, Mounted Combat

Environment: Gray Waste of Hades

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

Challenge Rating: 9

Treasure: Standard

Alignment: Always neutral evil

Advancement: 9-16 HD (Medium)

This being looks like a hideously ugly human woman. Its flesh is a blue-violet of a deep bruise and covered with warts, blisters, and open sores. It has straggly jet-black hair and jagged, yellow teeth. The eyes burn like hot coals, throwing out a thick, red radiance.

Merciless and utterly evil, night hags are creatures from the plane of Hades that constantly hunger for the flesh and souls of innocent men and women.
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 Con. 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.

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.