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|“||They are known as the Daughters of the Hag, wicked servants of the Hidden Moon. The Virago move unseen through the twisted fungi of the Weald, flitting from shadow to shadow. Reborn from the Hag’s Cauldron, they aid in maintaining and extending the perverted miasma that has twisted the natural order of the Weald. Rot and stagnation breed wherever they step, smothering growth and blighting the righteous. Woe to any that should stumble upon a Virago, for they are marked with her ruinous hex, an arcane beacon that calls to the crawling, stumbling horrors of the Weald!||„|
|~ Radiant Update Teasers|
The Hateful Virago is an enemy that only appears in Champion-difficulty expeditions in the Weald. The Virago, like other marking enemies in the game, can direct their allies' attacks with their ruinous hexes. Most dangerously, they can manipulate the fungal infections in the Weald, transforming their fallen allies into fungi that interfere with any healing skills.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
The Hateful Virago is one of the most dangerous monsters to plague the Weald, alongside the Unclean Giant. She utilises a powerful blight attack and a damaging hex that also marks those it strikes, making them more vulnerable to the attack of any Fungal Scratchers she has with her.
The Hateful Virago will use "From Death Comes Life" at the end of any round where there is an available corpse. This attack creates a Necrotic Fungus, which occupies the same spot and blocks healing effects entirely for as long as it's on the battlefield. Between this, the Virago's ability to buff her associates, and her own powerful attacks, the Virago can quickly make combat astonishingly lethal for an unprepared player. The player must destroy the corpse — either by killing the enemy with a critical hit, with Bleed or Blight, or by using skills that clear corpses — or killing the Virago first, to prevent her from raising these growths.
Because of this, killing the Virago herself is often an immediate priority for the player. Failing to do so can quickly result in the heroes being unable to heal; the odds of losing one who reaches Death's Door via a critical hit being too high to ignore.
Spawning[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
|Ruinous Hex||Melee||1, 2, 3, 4.||1, 2, 3, 4, 75% +1 Target.||97.5%||7%||4-8|| 140% Debuff: -10 ACC, -20 DODGE
|Putrefying Breath||Ranged||1, 2, 3, 4.||1, 2, 3.||97.5%||12%||7-13|| 120% Blight 3
150% Knockback 1
|From Death Comes Life*||Support||1, 2, 3, 4.||1, 2, 3, 4 (allies).||Consumes a corpse and creates a Necrotic Fungus**||No Effect|
* "From Death Comes Life" is an Auto-Action used at the end of every round there is a corpse.
** While active, Necrotic Fungus prevents healing, which can lead to you quickly losing heroes, as they won't be able to get off of Death's Door.