The Hag was first introduced to Dead by Daylight as the third DLC Killer to be added to the game.
Her chapter was called Of Flesh and Mud and with her introduction came Hex Totems, too, adding a new element to the game that is ultimately up to the fans if it improved anything or not.
Yet if you’re going to dominate as The Hag, you’ll need to know how best to use her effectively.
Dead By Daylight The Hag Killer Guide: Perks
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 a Basic Attack suffer from the Blindness status sffect. The Hex persists for as long as the Hex Totem is unbroken by Survivors.
- Hex: Ruin - All Generators regress at 100/150/200% of the normal regression speed when they aren’t being repaired. The Hex persists for as long as the Hex Totem is unbroken by Survivors.
- Hex: Devour Hope - Every time a Survivor is rescued from the Hook while you’re at least 24 metres away, you gain 1 Token out of 5. At 2 Tokens you gain a 3/4/5% Haste status effect 10 seconds after Hooking a Survivor. At 3 Tokens the Survivors suffer permanently from the Exposed status effect and at 5 Tokens you’re able to kill Survivors by your own hand.
Dead By Daylight The Hag Killer Guide: Power
The Hag’s Power is called Blackened Catalyst.
With her blackened finger, The Hag is able to draw muddy, Phantasm Traps that allow her to teleport to whenever a Survivor triggers them by proximity, or when she wants (via an add-on). The Hag has 10 of these Phantasm Traps, and unlike the Trapper, doesn’t need to remove them manually to set them up somewhere else. Each time she places a trap down that exceeds over 10, the oldest Phantasm Trap will be replaced.
When a trap is triggered by a Survivor being in close proximity to it, 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 whether or not The Hag has teleported to the trap or not. A smack in the face will quickly tell you though.
The Hag must be a certain distance to teleport to triggered Phantasm Traps, otherwise the traps will be pretty useless.
Survivors are able to get rid of The Hag’s traps via shining their Flashlights on them, removing them and The Hag’s ability to teleport to them.
Dead By Daylight The Hag Killer Guide: Best Add-Ons
In my very right opinion, The Hag has some of the best add-ons in the game. Not only do they make playing her more fun, but it definitely keeps a Survivor second-guessing a lot of the time. Here are just a few that’ll enhance your Dead by Daylight gameplay.
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 - meaning that Survivors are unable to pass through them. This effectively bodyblocks 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 5 seconds after they trigger your Phantasm Traps. This can be useful for two reasons: if you’re unable to get to the trap on time to teleport to it, but lets you know the general location of where a Survivor is hiding, and when you can get to it and the Survivor tries to hide before you get there. It works as a mini I’m All Ears. Very useful in a Chase.
Disfigured Ear - When a Phantasm Trap is triggered with this add-on, the Survivor is deafened for 6 seconds. This effectively means that Survivors have to rely on their sight only, which can be deceiving if they’ve triggered multiple Phantasm Traps in short succession.
Mint Rag - An Irisdescent add-on that lets The Hag teleport to any untriggered Phantasm Trap on the map, with a cooldown of 15 seconds. You’re still able to teleport to triggered traps without any penalty, but this is great for Hags who want to get around the map as fast as possible. Great on bigger maps like Ormond and The Red Forest.
Dead By Daylight The Hag Killer Guide: Tips and Tricks
- The Hag is a high-mobility Killer, but she’s slow with a Movement Speed of 4.4 m/s - so make sure you put your traps in areas where you know Survivors are going to trigger them. Otherwise you’re going to 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 run through (unless you use an add-on) and if you teleport to that particular trap, it’s likely the Survivor will just throw the Pallet on your head and give you a hefty stun.
- Make Your Choice is excellent on The Hag when using long-ranged Teleport add-ons. All you need to do is Hook a Survivor, run off a fair distance, wait until they’ve unhooked the Survivor and then Teleport over there to get a free, easy down.
- The Hag is small in comparison to a lot of other Killers, so use that to your advantage by hiding your Red Stain (turning to the side and moonwalking) at jungle gyms. Some Killers are unable to do that because of their height, but The Hag definitely can.
- Bodyblocking add-ons like Scarred Hand are excellent for Basement Build Hags, mostly because you’re able to block the top of the stairs which can effectively stop Survivors from going down to get their friends off the Hook.
- Keep an eye on how many Phantasm Traps you have left before you start putting down anymore. Because you don’t have physical traps, it’s easy to lose track of them and end up replacing your set-up due to being overzealous.