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The witch is an arcane spellcaster capable of inflicting foul curses on her enemies and bestowing helpful boons to her friends.
She forms a pact with a patron spirit that teaches her spells and magical hexes.
1. Patron Spirit, Spellcasting
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20. Grand Hex
Hit Dice: 1d6 per witch level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 6 + your Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d6 (or 4) + your Constitution modifier per witch level after 1st
Weapons: club, dagger, dart, light crossbow, quarterstaff
Tools: herbalist kit
Saving Throws: Intelligence, Wisdom
Skills: Choose two skills from Arcana, Deception, History, Insight, Intimidation, Medicine, Nature
You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:
(a) a quarterstaff or (b) a dagger
(a) a component pouch or (b) arcane focus
(a) a scholar’s pack or (b) an explorer’s pack
(b) a light crossbow or (b) a dagger
(a) an herbalist kit
At 1st level, you form a bond with a spirit that grants you magical powers and extra proficiencies.
The Patron Spirit of the All-Seeing Eye grants you proficiency in Perception.
1st detect magic, hunter’s mark
2nd darkvision, see invisibility
3rd clairvoyance, sending
4th arcane eye, locate creature
5th dream, scrying
The Patron Spirit of Beasts grants you proficiency in Animal Handling.
1st animal friendship, speak with animals
2nd animal messenger, beast sense
3rd conjure animals, phantom steed
4th dominate beast, polymorph
5th awaken, commune with nature
The Patron Spirit of the Cauldron grants you proficiency in alchemist supplies.
1st bless, heroism
2nd aid, enhance ability
3rd create food and water, crusader’s mantle
4th aura of purity, freedom of movement
5th circle of power, hallow
The Patron Spirit of Celerity grants you a 5 foot bonus to your speed.
1st expeditious retreat, longstrider
2nd blur, misty step
3rd fly, haste
4th dimension door, freedom of movement
5th passwall, teleportation circle
The Patron Spirit of the Hearth grants you
1st alarm, unseen servant
2nd rope trick, zone of truth
3rd Leomund’s tiny hut, magic circle
4th Mordenkainen’s private sanctum, stoneshape
5th hallow, wall of stone
The Patron Spirit of the Hedgewitch grants you proficiency in Medicine. If you already have proficiency in Medicine, your proficiency bonus is doubled on Wisdom (Medicine) checks.
1st cure wounds, healing word
2nd lesser restoration, prayer of healing
3rd mass healing word, revivification
4th aura of life, deathward
5th greater restoration, mass cure wounds
The Patron Spirit of Masks grants you proficiency in Deception and disguise kits.
1st disguise self, sanctuary
2nd alter self, mirror image
3rd major image, nondetection
4th greater invisibility, polymorph
5th mislead, seeming
The Patron Spirit of the Moon grants you one of the following cantrips: dancing lights, light, or sacred flame.
1st faerie fire, guiding bolt
2nd continual light, moonbeam
3rd crusader’s mantle, daylight
4th Otiluke’s resilient sphere, polymorph
5th dream, flame strike,
The Patron Spirit of the Night grants you proficiency in Stealth.
1st fog cloud, silent image
2nd darkness, invisibility
3rd gaseous form, hunger of Hadar
4th Evard’s black tentacles, phantasmal killer
5th cloudkill, mislead
The Patron Spirit of the Plague grants you resistance to necrotic damage.
1st false life, ray of sickness
2nd blindness/deafness, ray of enfeeblement
3rd animate dead, vampiric touch
4th blight, deathward
5th antilife shell, contagion
The Patron Spirit of the Primordial grants you one of the following cantrips: acid splash, chill touch, fire bolt, ray of frost, or shocking grasp.
1st burning hands, chromatic orb[/b]
2nd [i]flaming sphere, scorching ray
3rd elemental weapons, fireball
4th conjure minor elementals, wall of fire
5th cone of cold, conjure elemental
The Patron Spirit of the Storm grants you proficiency in Nature.
1st create or destroy water, thunderwave
2nd gust of wind, shatter
3rd call lightning, sleet storm
4th control water, ice storm
5th commune with nature, cone of cold
The Patron Spirit of Vermin grants you the cantrip poison spray.
1st ensnaring strike, grease
2nd spider climb, web
3rd conjure animals, fear
4th giant insect, polymorph
5th antilife shell, insect plague
The Patron Spirit of War grants you proficiency in all simple and martial weapons.
1st divine favor, shield of faith
2nd enlarge/reduce, magic weapon
3rd crusader’s mantle, elemental weapons
4th fire shield, stoneskin
5th Bigby’s hand, destructive wave
The Patron Spirit of Whispers grants you proficiency in Insight.
1st detect evil and good, detect magic
2nd augury, detect thoughts
3rd clairvoyance, speak with dead
4th divination, locate creature
5th contact other plane, legend lore
The Patron Spirit of the Wild grants you proficiency in Survival.
1st entangle, goodberry
2nd barkskin, spike growth
3rd plant growth, speak with plants
4th grasping vine, hallucinatory terrain
5th commune with nature, tree stride
Bestial, Cauldron, Hedge, Masked, Night, Plague, Primordial, War, Whispering (divination), Wild
Witches learn spells from their patron spirits. Your patron spirit holds the knowledge of all the spells you have access to.
At 1st level, you know four cantrips of your choice from the witch spell list. You learn an additional witch cantrip at 4th level and 10th level.
The Wizard table (players handbook pg. 113) shows how may spell slots you have to cast your spells of 1st level and higher. To cast one of these witch spells, you must expend a slot of the spell’s level or higher. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a long rest.
You prepare the list of witch spells that are available for you to cast. To do so, choose a number of witch spells from your list of patron spirit equal to your Intelligence modifier + your witch level (minimum of 1 spell). The spells must be of a level for which you have spell slots. You use the wizard spells per day table.
You can change your list of prepared spells when you finish a long rest. Preparing a new list of witch spells requires time spent studying your spellbook and memorizing magical formulas and complex gestures you must make to cast the spell: at least 1 minute per spell level for each spell on your list.
Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for your witch spells, since the power of your magic relies on your ability to project your will into the world. You use your Intelligence whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Intelligence modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a witch spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.
Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Intelligence modifier.
Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Intelligence modifier.
You can cast a witch spell as a ritual if that spell has the ritual tag and you know that spell.
Learning Spells of 1st Level and Higher
At 1st level, you learn four 1st-level witch spells, plus the two 1st-level spells gained from your patron spirit. Each time you gain a witch level beyond 1st level, you can add one witch spell of your choice to your spirit patron. Each of these spells must be of a level for which you have spell slots. In addition, you gain your patron spirit spells at 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th level. On your adventures, you might find other spells that you can add to your spirit patron. You can also add wizard spells to your witch spirit patron if the spell is on both the witch spell list and the wizard spell list.
You can use an arcane focus as a spellcasting focus for your witch spells.
Beginning at 2nd level, you learn one hex. You learn additional hexes at levels 6, 10, 14, and 18. You use your witch spell attack bonus for your Hex spell attack bonus and you use your witch spell saving throw DCs for your Hex saving throw DCs.
With a quick incantation, you can place this hex on one creature within 60 feet, causing them to suffer intense pain. The target is nauseated for a number of rounds equal to the witch’s level. A Constitution save negates this effect. A nauseated creature cannot use any actions, bonus actions, or reactions. If the saving throw is failed, the target can attempt a new save each round to end the effect. Whether or not the save is successful, a creature cannot be the target of this hex again for 1 day.
You cause a creature to gain vulnerability to a number of damage types equal to half your proficiency for a number of rounds equal to your witch level if it fails a Charisma saving throw. Whether or not the saving throw I successful, a creature cannot be the target of this hex again for 1 day.
You count as a hag for the purpose of joining a hag’s coven. The coven must contain at least one hag. In addition, whenever you are within 30 feet of a hag or another witch with this hex, you can use the Help action and expend a spell slot of a least 1st-level to increase the effective spell level of the next spell the other witch casts before the beginning of your next turn. Additionally, whenever you are within 30 feet of a hag or another witch with this hex, you can use the Help action to increase the saving throw DC of the next hex or spell cast by the other witch before the beginning of your next turn by an amount equal to half your proficiency bonus. At 8th level, you can create a magic sensor called a hag’s eye that you can see through. This functions as per the spell arcane eye. All other hags and witches within 10 feet who also have the coven hex can see through this sensor as well, although you still control it. You can use the hag’s eye for a number of minutes per day equal to your level. These minutes do not need to be consecutive, but they must be spent in 1-minute increments.
You can change appearance for a number of hours equal to your class level, as if using disguise self. At 10th level, this improves to alter self. These hours do not need to be consecutive, but they must be spent in 1-hour increments.
You can cause doubt to creep into the mind of a foe within 30 feet that you can see. The target takes a penalty equal to your proficiency bonus on one of the following (your choice): AC, ability checks, attack rolls, or saving throws. This hex lasts for a number of rounds equal to 3 + your Intelligence modifier. A Wisdom save reduces this to just 1 round.
You grow lighter as you gain power, eventually gaining the ability to fly. At 2nd level, you can use feather fall at will and gain advantage on Strength (Athletics) checks made to swim. At 4th level, you can cast levitate once per day. At 6th level, you can fly, as per the spell, for a number of minutes per day equal to your level. These minutes do not need to be consecutive, but they must be spent in 1-minute increments. This hex only affects you.
You can grant a creature within 30 feet a bit of good luck for 1 round. The target can call upon this good luck once per round, granting him advantage on any ability check, attack roll, or saving throw. He must decide to use this ability before the first roll is made. At 8th level and 16th level, the duration of this hex is extended by 1 round. You can also extend the duration of this hex by concentrating on it for an additional number of rounds equal to your Intelligence modifier. Once a creature has benefited from the fortune hex, it cannot benefit from it again for 24 hours.
You can soothe the wounds of those you touch. You can use your action to touch a creature and it can use its reaction to spend a number of Hit Dice up to to half its level. Once a creature has benefited from the healing hex, it cannot benefit from it again for 24 hours.
You can use your reaction to cause a creature within 60 feet to suffer disadvantage on a single ability check, attack roll, or saving throw it is currently attempting to perform. Once a creature has been the target of this hex, it is immune to it until it finishes a long rest.
You cause a creature within 30 feet to suffer grave misfortune for 1 round. The target suffers disadvantage on any ability check, attack roll, or saving throw. A Charisma save negates this hex. At 8th level and 16th level, the duration of this hex is extended by 1 round. You can also extend the duration of this hex by concentrating on it for an additional number of rounds equal to your Intelligence modifier. This hex affects all rolls the target must make while it lasts. Whether or not the save is successful, a creature cannot be the target of this hex again for 1 day.
You can cause a creature within 30 feet to fall into a deep, magical sleep, as per the spell sleep. The creature receives a Wisdom save to negate the effect. If the save fails, the creature falls asleep for a number of rounds equal to your witch level. This hex can affect a creature of any number of hit points. The creature will not wake due to noise or light, but others can rouse it with an action. This hex ends immediately if the creature takes damage. Whether or not the save is successful, a creature cannot be the target of this hex again for 1 day. At 10th level, the range of this hex increases to 60 feet and a target that falls asleep due to this hex is subjected to the effects of the spell nightmare and must make a new saving throw each night or be unable to rest.
You learn the spell hellish rebuke. At 10th level, you can place a retribution hex on a creature within 60 feet, causing terrible wounds to open across the target’s flesh whenever it deals damage to another creature in melee. Immediately after the hexed creature deals damage in melee, it takes half that damage (round down). This damage bypasses any resistance or immunity the creature possesses. This effect lasts for a number of rounds equal to your Intelligence modifier. A Charisma saving throw negates this effect.
You can understand any spoken language for a number of minutes per day equal to your level, as comprehend languages. This duration does not need to be consecutive, but it must be spent in 1-minute increments. At 6th level, you can use this ability to speak any language, as per tongues. At 10th level, the duration increases to a number of hours per day equal to your level.
You can use this hex to place a protective ward over one creature. The warded creature receives a bonus to AC and saving throws equal to your proficiency bonus. This ward lasts until the warded creature is hit or fails a saving throw. You know when a warded creature is no longer protected. You can have only one ward active at a time. If you use this ability again, the previous ward immediately ends. You cannot use this ability on yourself.
You can spend your action to create a crude and unnerving wax duplicate of a creature you can see within 30 feet. Once the image is complete, the subject must make a Wisdom saving throw. If the subject fails, you gain a small measure of control over the creature. Whenever you exercise this control, the creature receives a new Wisdom save to end the effect. This effect occurs on your turn and uses the creature’s reaction. You can use the waxen image a number of times equal to your Intelligence modifier before it melts. As an action, you can cause the subject to do any one of the following things: move up to the creature’s speed in any direction, attack itself once with any weapon in hand (this attack automatically hits), lay down on the ground, or drop anything held. Alternatively, you can spend one of your uses to simply torture the image, causing the creature to be stuned on its turn. As soon as the creature has succeeded on a saving throw against this effect, it is immune to it for 24 hours. The is an charm effect.
You can curse a creature or plot of land, causing it to wither and die. Blighting an area takes 1 round, during which time you must be in contact with the target. If it’s used on a plot of land, the land begins to wither the following day, and over the next week all plants in the area die. Nothing will grow in that area so long as the curse persists. You can affect an area with a radius equal to your class level × 10 feet. Blighting a creature is an action that requires a melee spell attack. If used on a creature, the creature gains the following curse: upon finishing a long rest, the creature must make a Charisma saving throw or have its hit point maximum reduced by 1 hit die and disadvantage on Constitution saving throws and death saving throws. Both types of curse can be removed with a remove curse or similar magic, using the save DC as the DC to remove the curse. You can only have a number of Withering Blight Hexes in effect at a time equal to your proficiency bonus. If this number is exceeded, the earliest cast Withering Blight Hex immediately ends.
ABILITY SCORE IMPROVEMENT
When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can’t increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.
At 20th level, you learn a final hex of extraordinary power, selected from the following options.
This powerful hex seizes a creature’s heart, causing death within just a few moments. This hex has a range of 30 feet. The hexed creature receives a Wisdom saving throw to negate the effect. If this save is failed, the creature gains 2 levels of exhaustion the first round of the hex. On the second round of the hex, the creature becomes gains 2 additional levels of exhaustion. On the third round, the creature dies unless it succeeds at a Constitution save. Creatures that fail the first saving throw but succeed at the second gain 1 more level of exhaustion. Slaying you ends the effect, but any exhaustion remains. Whether or not the saves are successful, a creature cannot be the target of this hex again for 1 day.
You can touch a creature, causing it to drift off into a permanent slumber. The creature receives a Wisdom saving throw to negate this effect. If the save fails, the creature falls asleep and cannot be woken. The effect can only be removed with a wish or similar magic, although slaying you ends the effect. You can use this ability to poison food or drink, causing those who ingest it to make a save or fall into an eternal slumber. You can only have one such dose of poison at any one time, and it loses its potency after 1 minute if not consumed. Whether or not the save is successful, a creature cannot be the target of this hex again for 1 day.
You cause a creature within 30 feet to die and be immediately reincarnated into a new body. A Wisdom save negates this effect. Those that fail are slain and immediately brought back to life with the spell reincarnate. Whether or not the save is successful, a creature cannot be the target of this hex again for 1 day.
Once per day you can, as a full round action, touch a dead creature and bring it back to life. This functions as resurrection, but it does not require a material component.
You can use this hex to call down the forces of nature to wreak havoc on an area. This functions as a storm of vengeance combined with an earthquake that occurs on the second round of the effect (while acid is raining from the sky). You must concentrate for the duration of this effect. If disrupted, the effect immediately ends. You must finish a long rest before using this ability again.
You can target a creature within 60 feet with this horrid curse. It must succeed on a Charisma saving throw or have disadvantage on all ability checks, attack rolls, and saving throws. This curse can only be lifted by rolling a natural 20 on both dice while rolling with disadvantage on an ability check, attack roll, or saving throw.
Cantrips (0-level spells)
blade ward, dancing lights, friends, guidance, light, mage hand, mending, message, minor illusion, prestidigitation, resistance, shillelagh, spare the dying, thorn whip, vicious mockery
alarm, bane, charm person, color spray, command, comprehend languages, create or destroy water, cure wounds, detect evil and good, detect magic, detect poison and disease, disguise self, dissonant whispers, faerie fire, false life, find familiar, grease, healing word, hellish rebuke, hex, identify, illusory script, inflict wounds, mage armor, protection from evil and good, purify food and drink, ray of sickness, sanctuary, shield, silent image, sleep, speak with animals, Tasha’s hideous laughter, unseen servant, witch bolt
aid, alter self, arcane lock, augury, blindness/deafness, blur, calm emotions, cloud of daggers, continual flame, crown of madness, darkness, darkvision, detect thoughts, enhance ability, enthrall, gentle repose, gust of wind, hold person, invisibility, knock, lesser restoration, locate animals or plants, locate object, magic mouth, mirror image, misty step, moonbeam, Nystul’s magic aura, pass without trace, phantasmal force, protection from poison, ray of enfeeblement, see invisibility, suggestion, web, zone of truth
animate dead, bestow curse, clairvoyance, counterspell, create food and water, dispel magic, fear, feign death, hypnotic pattern, Leomund’s tiny hut, lightning bolt, magic circle, major image, nondetection, protection from energy, remove curse, sending, sleet storm, slow, speak with dead, spirit guardians, stinking cloud, tongues, vampiric touch, water breathing, water walk, wind wall
arcane eye, banishment, blight, compulsion, confusion, control water, death ward, dimension door, divination, dominate beast, Evard’s black tentacles, fabricate, greater invisibility, guardian of faith,
hallucinatory terrain, ice storm, locate creature, Mordenkainen’s faithful hound, phantasmal killer, polymorph, stone shape, wall of fire
animate objects, antilife shell, awaken, circle of power, cloudkill, commune, commune with nature,
contact other plane, contagion, creation, dispel evil and good, dominate person, dream, geas, hold monster, legend lore, mass cure wounds, mislead, modify memory, planar binding, Rary’s telepathic bond, reincarnate, scrying, seeming, wall of stone
arcane gate, circle of death, contingency, create undead, eyebite, find the path, flesh to stone, forbiddance, globe of invulnerability, guards and wards, heroes’ feast, magic jar, mass suggestion,
Otto’s irresistible dance, planar ally, transport via plants, true seeing, wall of ice, wall of thorns,
wind walk, word of recall
etherealness, finger of death, forcecage, mirage arcane, prismatic spray, project image, regenerate,
sequester, simulacrum, symbol, teleport
animal shapes, antimagic field, antipathy/sympathy, clone, control weather, dominate monster, earthquake, feeblemind, glibness, maze, mind blank, power word stun, telepathy, tsunami
astral projection, foresight, gate, imprisonment, power word heal, power word kill, shapechange,