Hagatha the Witch
|Abilities:||Battlecry, Deal damage, Gain Armor, Replace Hero Power|
|Tags:||Area of Effect, Hero Power-related|
Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to all minions.
Curse-bringer, tree-twister, mother of wretched things…Hanzo main.
- For Hagatha's other appearances, see Hagatha the Witch (disambiguation).
How to get[edit | edit source]
|Hagatha the Witch||1600||400|
|Golden Hagatha the Witch||3200||1600|
Generated Hero Power[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Hagatha's Battlecry is a strong AoE board clear. It does affect your own minions as well, so be careful. The Battlecry can be replicated by Shudderwock for further usage, but once again be careful about the double-edged effect, especially due to the random order of Shudderwock's mimicking.
Hagatha's passive hero power gives up the board presence of the shaman's totems, in return for constant and unpredictable value. Random Shaman spells generally include burst damage and finishers (Bloodlust, Windfury, Lava Burst) or board clears and strong removal (Hex, Lightning Storm, Volcano), among more specialised utility. However, there is also a risk of getting dead spells like Ice Fishing or Totemic Might; in this cases these spells should be played with excess mana. Most of the randomness can be avoided as more minions are played, allowing you to average out for a variety of effects. In longer games, keeping low cost minions until Hagatha is played first can be important.
One of the risks of this card is overdrawing cards thanks to her Hero Power. Playing Hagatha with a hand of several minions can often lead to your hand being flooded, with each minion played requiring a spell afterwards in order to free space. It can get worse with minions or spells that draw or generate additional cards, or being forced to Overload and limit what you can play next turn. Try to play Hagatha only when you have a medium-sized hand or a few spells you can reliably drop.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- Dark spirits, twist the trees, foul the lake, and curse this land!
Emotes[edit | edit source]
|Greetings||Welcome to my domain.|
|Mirror Greetings||Let us go then, you and I.|
|Well Played||Well played.|
|Wow||By the night!|
|Threaten||The curse take you!|
|Attack||My curse on you!|
|Thinking ||A path dimly lit...|
|Concede||You win this time.|
|Running out of time||I must decide!|
|Almost out of cards||I'm almost out of cards!|
|Out of cards||I'm out of cards!|
Lore[edit | edit source]
For the lore of this card, see Hagatha the Witch (Disambiguation).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Hagatha was first teased at the end of The Witchwood announcement video, with Dave Kosak fearing the sudden appearance of "Hagatha the Witch" and mentioning "We cannot make that card" twice with a frightened expression while Ben Brode says that "It's too OP" before the three of them (Dave Kosak, Ben Brode and Ben Thompson) run away in fear. The camera they dropped then focuses on the Hagatha the Witch hero card, whose sinister laughter is heard at the end of the video.
- Hagatha originated from a concept drawn by Jomaro Kindred, who has described the character as "a lot of things I like and a lot of things that I'm afraid of at the same time".
- Hagatha's mirror greeting refers to the opening line of T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
- Hagatha's flavor text references the Overwatch character Hanzo, as well as the "Hanzo main" meme.
- Hagatha's name is likely a reference to the Marvel comics character Agatha Harkness.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Patch changes[edit | edit source]
- Patch 188.8.131.5266 (2018-04-10): Added.
References[edit | edit source]
- Hearthstone: The Witchwood Behind the Scenes (2:08). (2018-04-12). Retrieved on 2018-04-13.