The Hag or Lisa Sherwood is the third killer added to the Dead by Daylight roster. This is one of the most unique killers in the game. What makes her special? Which perks does she come packed with? Is she good for beginners and/or even fun to play? We will cover all this and more tips and tricks in this ultimate guide to The Hag.
The Hag has a difficult learning curve, especially for beginners. All of her prowess hinges on the effective use and placement of her Phantasm Trap special ability. She can teleport to any trap triggered within a certain radius. You must practice weaving the right web of traps before you see fruitful results from this killer.
Here is a detailed guide that covers everything there is to know about The Hag in Dead by Daylight to make it easier for you to decide whether to pick her or not.
Is The Hag (Lisa Sherwood) good for beginners?
The Hag is one of the hardest killers to get accustomed to. Much like the Nurse, this killer does not play like any other killer in the game. You will have to put in considerable time as a beginner to comprehend her playstyle and even more time to master her. Do prepare to lose a lot of your early matches while you figure her out.
Nevertheless, once you get used to her unique playstyle, she is one of the best killers in Dead by Daylight. She is good at holding zones and is not necessarily a chasing specialist. Her Phantasm Traps and Teleportation ability will constantly disrupt survivors from completing their tasks.
She is hard for starters but the payoff at the end of your grueling training is exceptional.
Are The Hag Perks worth upgrading?
Before we dive into her perks it should be noted that all of her teachable perks are bound by a Hex Totem. The effects of the perk will remain active until the said totem is either cleansed or blessed by the survivors. Once this occurs, the totem/perk’s effect will be disabled.
All of her Hex perks are disgustingly good. Since they stay active while the Totem is not messed with, their effect will persist regardless of your action. The survivors have to actively search and cleanse them to get rid of the negative impact.
Upgrade them ASAP!
What are The Hag Perks?
The Hag has 3 unique perks with three tier levels:
Hex: The Third Seal
The last 2/3/4 Survivors hit with either your Basic Attack or Special Attack suffer from the Blindness Status Effect.
- Whenever a Generator is not being repaired by a Survivor, it will immediately and automatically regress its Repair progress at 50/75/100 % of the normal Regression speed.
- Once any Survivor is killed by any means, Hex: Ruin deactivates and reverts its Hex Totem into a Dull Totem.
Hex: Devour Hope
Each time a Survivor is rescued from a Hook while you are at least 24 meters away, this perk receives 1 Token, up to a maximum of 5 Tokens:
- 2 Tokens: 10 seconds after hooking a Survivor, gain a 3/4/5 % Haste Status Effect for the next 10 seconds.
- 3 Tokens: All survivors suffer from a permanent Exposed Status Effect.
- 5 Tokens: Grants the ability to kill all Survivors by your own hand.
What Weapon does The Hag have?
The Hag uses her hand i.e. The Claw as her main damage-dealing weapon. It is a simple weapon, with no special interaction. An interesting secret about this weapon is that the Hag will drink the blood of the struck victim off the hand as her reload animation.
What Powers does The Hag have?
The Hag’s main power is called Blackened Catalyst, which lets her draw Phantasm Traps on the ground. At any given time, she can draw up to a maximum of 10 traps in total. These traps are harder to spot as they blend in with the environment quite naturally. If you go above the maximum number of traps then the first trap you placed will vanish.
The traps have their own Terror Radius, which can cause panic if placed near generators and other crucial locations. You don’t even have to be near the survivors to put them in disarray. You will hear a loud notification sound when a trap is triggered.
If a survivor happens to stumble in the radius of a trap, it will spawn a Mud Phantasm which will jump-scare them. These Phantasm will always point to the survivor, so use their looking direction to chase the survivor.
The best thing about this ability is that The Hag can teleport to any of the triggered traps. You have to be within 40 meters of this trap to teleport though. While the survivor is confused, she can poof in to take them out or just slap them if they are healthy.
Phantasm Traps can be neutralized by the survivors if they crouch next to it and wipe it clean. Hence, their stealthy placement is of utmost importance. Also, if the survivors crouch and move around the trap it will not trigger, they have to be walking normally for it to spring.
Is The Hag fun to play?
The Hag is one of the earliest killers in Dead by Daylight, and thus players have ignored her with the addition of new killers. The fact that she is quite unique, and her rare appearance in matches, most players have forgotten how she plays.
This element of surprise is one of the best things going for this killer on top of her already powerful kit.
As mentioned before, understanding this killer will take a substantial time, but once you do give her due attention, there is no stopping this killer. She is extremely fun once you have bonded with her.
Her numerous traps and teleportation techniques can and will make the lives of survivors miserable. She can be a very passive killer where her traps terror do all the work while you lurk around, jumping any foolish survivor who gets caught in your trap.
What are some tips and tricks to get better with The Hag?
Here are some tips that you can employ when playing as The Hag in Dead by Daylight:
- Avoid add-ons that increase the range of the traps. Many times when the killer teleports to such traps, the target will be further away and can easily buck while you cover the distance.
- Add-ons that increase the duration of the traps like Powdered Eggshell are great.
- Dead Fly Mud add-on will increase the teleportation range by 20% whereby you can teleport even farther than the default 40-meters.
- The Rope Necklet add-on will allow you to draw traps quickly.
- Map awareness is particularly important when playing with the Hag. You need to know where you are, where your traps are, and where to lay your traps for the most optimal outcome. This will come to you over time with enough practice.
- Place as many of your traps around the map to increase your chances of catching a survivor.
- Draw these traps in areas where you are certain survivors will likely tread.
- Put the traps in choke points and high-traffic areas. Avoid placing them in the open.
- Do not focus on trapping generators directly. The survivors will be expecting this and will be extra cautious around these spots.
- Trap the areas around generators, hooks, and loops for the best results. Especially trap areas that have all of these in close vicinities.
- Force the survivors into the traps you have already put down. Chase them in a way that herds them to your traps.
- When you have placed all of your traps in strategic locations, then constantly tap your teleport ability buttons. Doing so will instantly move you to the triggered trap.
- Don’t place traps in front of a hooked survivor. They will communicate this to their team, and the trap will be rendered useless.
- When trapping a particular location, space your traps 10 to 15 meters apart. With enough traps in a location, you can teleport to a triggered trap and hit the target. Hopefully, the panicked survivor will unknowingly rush to another trap close by in an attempt to outrun you.
The Hag is a pressure genius when it comes to all the killers in Dead by Daylight. Her trap-laying ability can make or break her, so it is crucial you rehearse this incredibly nuanced power. With enough practice, you will be poofing all over the map, slaying survivors every chance you get.