Hag, Ash


This spindly, hunched crone’s skin is a sickly gray color, as is her stringy hair, which is peppered with globs of what appear to be ashes.

Ash Hag CR 5

XP 1,600
LE Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +14


AC 17, touch 11, flat-footed 16 (+1 Dex, +6 natural)
hp 52 (7d10+14)
Fort +4, Ref +6, Will +9
Immune fire; SR 16


Speed 30 ft.
Melee bite +9 (1d6+2), 2 claws +9 (1d4+2)
Special Attacks choke on cinders
Spell-Like Abilities (CL 8th; concentration +11; save DCs are Intelligence-based)



Str 14, Dex 12, Con 14, Int 17, Wis 15, Cha 13
Base Atk +7; CMB +9; CMD 20
Feats Alertness, Combat Casting, Deceitful, Iron Will
Skills Bluff +6, Diplomacy +5, Disguise +10, Intimidate +7, Knowledge (arcana) +10, Perception +14, Sense Motive +11, Spellcraft +10, Stealth +8 (+12 in burned or ash-covered environments)
Languages Aklo, Common, Giant; tongues
SQ ash affinity


Ash Affinity (Ex)

When an ash hag is in a burned environment, such as a building that has been torched, it gains fast healing 2. An ash hag in a burned environment also receives a +4 racial bonus on Stealth checks.

Choke on Cinders (Su)

Three times per day as a standard action, an ash hag can fill the lungs of a single target within 30 feet with thick, ashy cinders. If the target fails a DC 16 Fortitude saving throw, it is staggered for 1d4 rounds while it attempts to cough up the cinders. Once it stops coughing, it must successfully save again at the start of its turn or fall unconscious due to a shortage of air. Creatures that do not breathe are immune to this ability. The save DC is Intelligence-based.


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

Despicable, flesh-hungry creatures, ash hags favor areas that fire has cleansed, such as husks of burned buildings or smoldering fields. They particularly prefer charred urban spaces, for such areas allow them to live among the ashes they love while they lure local residents to their doom. Ash hags often disguise themselves as beautiful, vulnerable maidens who just survived a devastating fire, or as charitable old women who show up at such disaster sites offering assistance. Once they have lured victims back to their lairs, ash hags sometimes toy with their captives for weeks, feeding them ashes until they eventually perish. An ash hag typically stands between 5 and 6 feet tall and weighs 140 pounds.

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