Small and rather unimposing, the swamp hag is a dangerous, magical foe. Her stringy, oiled-flat hair glistens as her eerie, coal-black eyes dart about her surroundings always searching for victims. Bright red sparks scatter from her fingertips whenever she clenches her clawed hands. Dark grey skin and thin emaciated arms and legs provide stark contrast to the hag's distended, bulbous stomach.
Swamp hags are not only immune to fire, but they gain mana from fire criticals impacting them.
If a swamp hag casts Sandstorm (914) on you, quickly running to Niima's Shrine and waiting out the duration of the spell there will prevent it from dealing damage to you.
Spell Preparation Messaging
The hags drop small black kettles. If left to themselves, the kettles will slowly boil until they explode, injuring everyone in the room. The kettles can be kicked over before they explode, and will result in a minor injury to the kicker's leg. This may still injure others in the room, so be careful to avoid kicking kettles with others in the room.
As your foot connects with the black kettle, it tips over, splashing the boiling liquid onto your leg.
... 5 points of damage!
Minor burns to left leg. That hurts a bit.
A boiling mass of liquid moves outward from a small black kettle.
You are buffeted by the billowing clouds of steam arising from the boiling mass, but remain standing.
One can LOOK at the kettle to see how long it has until it explodes. The harder it is boiling, the less time is left.
The kettles damage creatures in the room as well. A common tactic is to leave the room, PEER to see when the kettle explodes and knocks things over, and go back in and clear it out. This tactic works better when other hunters are not in the area and thus cannot be injured by the errant kettle.
A swamp hag will heckle her victims:
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