All changelings have the potential to transform into hags, but the process is a slow one, requiring several nights to complete. When left incomplete—by virtue of a wily changeling’s escape or her mother’s death—the creature is scarred and saturated in arcane power. Though she remains in possession of her own faculties, the seeds of hag hatred sprout within her. These hag-riven wield powerful magic interlaced with more powerful emotions.

The painful rituals that create a hag-riven can work for any creatures tenacious enough to endure them, and the art has sprung up as a defense against the devastating power of hags in various remote communities.

Arcane Influence

A hag-riven bloodrager does not gain proficiency with martial weapons and must choose from one of the following bloodrager bloodlines: arcane, destined, elemental, fey, or hag (see below).

This alters the bloodrager’s weapon and armor proficiencies.

Claws of the Hag (Ex)

A hag-riven grows a pair of vicious claws that are treated as natural weapons. These claws are primary attacks and deal 1d4 points of damage each (1d3 for a Small creature) plus the hag-riven’s Strength modifier. At 2nd level, these claws are considered magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction. At 5th level, the damage increases to 1d6 points (1d4 for a Small creature).

At 13th level, the hag-riven’s claws threaten a critical hit on a natural roll of 19–20. At 16th level, the damage increases again to 1d8 points (1d6 for a Small creature).

This replaces fast movement and uncanny dodge.

Sorcerous Claws (Su)

At 5th level, a hag-riven can expend one of her daily spell slots as a swift action to grant her claws an enhancement bonus equal to the level of the spell slot sacrificed. This bonus lasts for 1 minute and stacks with existing enhancement bonuses (such as those provided by magic fang or magic items) to a maximum of +5. Multiple uses of this ability do not stack with themselves.

Beginning at 7th level, the hag-riven can also expend some or all of the bonus provided by her sorcerous claws to add any of the following weapon properties to her claws for 1 minute: flaming, flaming burst, frost, icy burst, keen, nullifying, seaborne, spellstealing, shock, shocking burst, or wounding.

Her claws must have a minimum enhancement bonus of +1 before any special abilities can be added.

This replaces improved uncanny dodge.

Scarred Hide (Ex)

At 7th level, a hag-riven’s scarred flesh becomes thick and leathery. She gains a +1 natural armor bonus to AC. At 10th, 13th, 16th, and 19th levels, this bonus increases by 1.

Hexing Claws (Su)

At 10th level, a hag-riven gains Critical Focus as a bonus feat, but she can apply its benefits only to her claw attacks. Each morning, she can select a single feat with Critical Focus as a prerequisite and apply its benefits to her claw attacks. She must meet all other prerequisites for any feat she wishes to apply with this ability.

This replaces damage reduction.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Player Companion: Blood of the Coven © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: John Compton, Eleanor Ferron, Crystal Frasier, Lissa Guillet, Elisa Mader, Adrian Ng, Mark Seifter, and Linda Zayas-Palmer.

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