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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! Their bodies are also surprisingly robust to all forms of concussion, rendering them immune to any attempts to stun them in an attempt to interrupt their rituals.
Imagine the daunting realization, horror, and disgust of the husbands, fathers, and sons who come to the Weald in search of their missing wives, daughters, mothers, or sisters, only to encounter these wretched, fungal-infected, humpbacked women exhaling a veil of pestilence with the face of their loved ones. This happens to the women who joined the Weald’s Coven of Witches and become fully indoctrinated, so brainwashed that they are the most fanatical within the inner circle of the Hag’s Coven and are more than willing to throw themselves into the Hag’s Cauldron to be reborn as her Daughters.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
The Hateful Virago is one of the most dangerous monsters to plague the Weald, and to say that given the Weald's other hazards, this is quite an accomplishment indeed. 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. These alone would make her one of the nastier creatures in this area, but it's her final ability that renders her a different kind of threat entirely.
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 the unprepared. Only by destroying the corpse — either by killing the enemy with a critical hit, with Bleed or Blight, or finishing the enemy off with an attack that pulverizes corpses — or killing the Virago first can the heroes prevent her from raising these nasty little growths.
Because of this, killing the Virago herself is an immediate priority. Failing to do so can quickly result in your heroes being unable to heal; the odds of losing one who reaches Death's Door via an unlucky critical hit is too high to ignore.
It is physically and normally impossible to stun the Hateful Virago, given she has the highest stun resistance in the entire game. The highest stun chance is achieved by the Occultist with Demon's Cauldron and Vial of Sand trinkets: 150% base chance + 40% (Demon's Cauldron) + 25% (Vial of Sand) = 215% stun chance. This doesn't even come close to the Hateful Virago's ludicrous 245% stun resistance. However, there is one exception: if a critical hit is landed with a stun, there is a very faint chance that they will be stunned.
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.