Best Dead by Daylight Hag build

Image of the Hag in Dead By Daylight.
Credit: Behaviour Interactive

Image of the Hag in Dead By Daylight.
Credit: Behaviour Interactive
April 10, 2024 - We've updated our Hag build in Dead By Daylight.

The best Dead By Daylight Hag build takes advantage of her trap powers. One of the first DLC killers to be introduced in Dead by Daylight, the Hag has an interesting play style that will confuse all survivors. Conjuring Phantasm Traps and using Hex Totems are the powers that the survivors will be dealing with.

The Hag can be a little hard to use as she's not hugely mobile in practice but her traps make her very versatile during Dead by Daylight matches. This will teach the best way to leverage perks to get the most out of her.

Dead by Daylight Hag perks list

The Hag has three unique perks that can be unlocked for other killers via the Bloodweb.

Hex: The Third Seal

The last 2/3/4 survivors hit with the Hag's attacks will suffer from the blindness status effect.

Hex: Ruin

All Generators will immediately and automatically regress 50/75/100% of the normal regression speed when they aren’t being repaired.

Hex: Devour Hope

Each time a survivor is rescued from a hook while the Hag is at least 24 meters away, this perk rewards a token.

At two tokens, the Killer will gain a 3/4/5% hast status effect after ten seconds of hooking a survivor.

At three tokens, all survivors will suffer a permanent exposed status effect.

At the maximum amount of tokens (five), the Hag will now have the ability to kill all survivors with her own hand.

What are the best builds and perks for the Hag?

We would go with the following perks for the best possible build:

Corrupt Intervention

At the start of the Trial, the three Generators located farthest from you are blocked by the Entity for several seconds.


Whenever a Generator is completed, The Entity blocks the Generator with the most progression for a few seconds. The Aura of the blocked Generator is revealed to you in white during this time.

Make Your Choice

Each time a Survivor is rescued from a Hook when you are at least 32 metres away, Make Your Choice activates: The Rescuer screams and suffers from the Exposed Status Effect for the next few seconds. It also has a cooldown of a few seconds.

Monitor and Abuse

Increase the radius of your default Terror Radius by +8 metres for the entire Trial. Whenever you are not in a Chase with a Survivor, the following effects apply: reduces your Terror Radius by -15 metres and increases your Field of View by a few degrees. Monitor and Abuse do not stack with Shadowborn.

Alternative Dead By Daylight Hag builds

The Hag is one of the hardest Killers to learn to play, but various content creators have already made builds that will make her even more powerful. We've listed our favourites below.

Dead By Daylight Best Hag build for beginners by RedsGamingGears

  • Hex: Devour Hope (The Hag)
  • Hex: Ruin (The Hag)
  • Jolt (The Demogorgon)
  • Sloppy Butcher

YouTuber RedsGamingGears gets us another build for the hideous and monstrous Hag: a beginner build that uses perks offered at the start of the game.

It has two hex perks that give or inflict various effects on both Killer and Survivor, a perk that can destroy all generators within a certain radius, and even make a Survivor's life more miserable with more status effects.

Dead By Daylight Insta-Down Hag build

The Hag is the mistress of traps that can make Survivors beg for mercy in the end. She is not meant to chase, but to wait for her victims to fall into her traps. This build will empower her to get instant downs, which covers up for his weakness in chases.

  • Hex: Devour Hope (The Hag)
  • Make Your Choice (The Pig)
  • Agitation (The Trapper)
  • Scourge Hook: Monstrous Shrine

The first two perks both give you the ability to insta-down victims in certain situations, which gives you a huge advantage. Agitation lets you get away from the Survivors safely while Monstrous Shrine makes sure that those who are on distant hooks will die quickly.

Dead By Daylight Strongest Hag build

  • Pop Goes the Weasel
  • Scourge Hook: Pain Resonance
  • No Way Out
  • Hex: No One Escapes Death

Dead By Daylight Hag powers

The Hag’s Power is called Blackened Catalyst. Using this power, this creepy Killer can draw muddy Phantasm Traps that allow her to teleport to whenever a survivor triggers them, or anytime she wants through the use of add-ons.

When a trap is triggered by a survivor, a mud-shaped illusion of the Hag will appear and force the survivor’s camera towards it to confuse them. The illusion will also give out a small terror radius, giving uncertainty to survivors about whether or not the Hag has teleported to the trap or not.

Survivors can get rid of these traps by pointing their flashlights at them.

Best add-ons for The Hag in Dead By Daylight

The Hag probably has some of the best add-ons in the game. Not only do they make playing her more fun, but they keep a survivor second-guessing a lot of the time. Here are a few of the best perks for this Killer:

Scarred Hand

This add-on removes the ability for The Hag to teleport to her traps but makes her mud illusions from the Phantasm Traps turn solid. This means that Survivors are unable to pass through them. This effectively body blocks Survivors, cutting off their escape and helping to land a hit on them.

Willow Wreath

This add-on lets you see the aura of a survivor for five seconds after they trigger your Phantasm Traps. If you’re unable to get to the trap in time to teleport to it, it lets you know the general location of where a Survivor is hiding.

Disfigured Ear

The survivor that triggers a Phantasm Trap will be deafened for six seconds. This will make it harder for survivors to escape when they trigger traps.

Mint Rag

This add-on grants the Hag the ability to teleport in any untripped Phantom Traps.

Dead By Daylight Hag tips and tricks

  • The Hag is highly mobile but has a slow movement speed. So make sure you put your traps in areas where you know survivors will trigger them. Otherwise, you will be hiking your way around the map and putting yourself at a disadvantage.
  • Don’t place your Phantasm Traps inside the pallet. Mud illusions can be passed through by survivors (unless you use an add-on), and if you teleport to that particular trap, the survivor will likely just throw the pallet on your head and give you an irritating stun.
  • The Hag is small compared to other killers, so use that to your advantage by hiding your Red Stain (turning to the side and moonwalking) at jungle gyms. Some killers cannot do that because of their height, but the Hag definitely can.
  • Body-blocking add-ons like Scarred Hand are excellent for basement build Hags, mostly because you can block the top of the stairs, effectively stopping survivors from saving their friends from your hook.
  • Keep an eye on how many Phantasm Traps you have left before you start putting down anymore. It’s easy to lose track of them and end up replacing your set-up due to being overzealous.

That's all you need to know about the best Hag build in Dead by Daylight. Be sure to check back regularly to see how your build could be improved. In the meantime, check out the killers we wish to see in Dead by Daylight soon, or some games like DBD for when you need a break.

For even more, check out our Dead By Daylight guides hub and the best Singularity build, as well as the best Survivor perks. Plus we have all the latest news for the most recent Killer announced to join the fun in the Fog, the infamously murderous doll, Chucky.

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