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Hearthstone: How to beat Hagatha the Witch (Monster Hunt)

How to beat Hagatha the Witch in Hearthstone's Monster Hunt mode.

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Our Hagatha the Witch guide contains strategy advice on how to beat this final boss in the Monster Hunt mode. and includes details on Hagatha's deck, the best Treasures to take and the rewards for completing this challenge too.

In true video game style, just when you think you’ve finished your Monster Hunt through the Witchwood, one last boss appears for the final showdown. Once you’ve cleared the new mode with the Tracker, Houndmaster, Cannoneer and Time-Tinker, only Hagatha the Witch stands in your way.

But how do you go about defeating her? Well, we’ve got some insights into what you can expect from Hagatha, as well as some general advice for how to emerge victorious in this lengthy and chaotic final encounter that’ll have you switching heroes and adding new treasures throughout the fight.

For a comprehensive overview of Hearthstone's Monster Hunt mode, make sure you check out our enormous Monster Hunt guide, it's got strategy advice for every boss and contains a list of every treasure and reward!

Writing Credit: Thanks to James Pickard for the writeup!

Hagatha the Witch: Overview

  • Name: Hagatha the Witch
  • Health: 100
  • Hero Power: Bewitch (Passive) – After you play a minion, add a random Shaman spell to your hand.

The final encounter with Hagatha the Witch requires the combined strength of all four Monster Hunters to take her down. You begin the fight as the Houndmaster with a small deck of cards and are given the option to add a passive treasure to your deck.

You’ll then notice three new cards will have been added to your hand based on the remaining three heroes you can play in Monster Hunt. These function similarly to Death Knight cards, allowing you to change to that hero while also coming with a few bonus effects when played. They are as follows:

  • Toki, Time-Tinker: Costs three mana, deals three damage to all minions and allows you to choose a passive treasure.
  • Darius Crowley: Costs three mana, deals five damage to all minions and allows you to choose a passive treasure.
  • Tess Greymane: Costs eight mana, deals eight damage to all minions and allows you to choose a passive treasure.

Essentially, it’s best to find a way to use all three over the course of the fight to help you catch up and take advantage of each new hero power. Additionally, when you play each of these, they’ll shuffle in a selection of that hero’s cards to your deck, so don’t worry too much about fatiguing!

Hagatha the Witch: Deck

While we’re still tracking down a full deck-list, these are some of the key cards to look out for in Hagatha the Witch's deck:

  • Al’Akir the Windlord
  • Doppelgangster
  • Dollmaster Dorian
  • Emperor Thaurissan
  • Face Collector
  • Glinda Crowskin
  • Lord Godfrey
  • Mountain Giant
  • Nightmare Amalgam
  • Ominous Fog
  • Ritual Dagger: a two mana 3/4 weapon with Lifesteal that gains one Durability with each spell she casts.
  • Shadowflame
  • Totem Golem
  • Twilight Drake
  • The Mistcaller
  • The Lich King
  • Troggzor the Earthinator

Hagatha the Witch: Strategy

Your first major choice in the fight is which passive treasure you want to take at the start. These choices include Crystal Gem, Lunar Signet or First Aid Kit. Of the three, Crystal Gem is usually the best one to go for as it cuts down the mana advantage Hagatha has over you at the start of the game. First Aid Kit is also a reasonable option too.

With the fight underway, the first few cards you’ll want to be worried about are Nightmare Amalgam and Totem Golem. As Hagatha starts with three mana she can storm out into quite a lead against you with a strong, low-cost hand. This is where your Monster Hunt hero cards come into the game, though, with their board clear potential.

Toki, Time-Tinker and Darius Crowley are two you’ll want to swap to sooner rather than later so you can fill out your deck and add a pair of new passive treasures. Double Time, Pillage the Fallen and Entrenchment are all excellent choices here. You’ll want to hold onto Tess Greymane for much later in the fight for that powerful board clear and the hero power which will give you incredible card generation in the latter stages. It’ll also allow you to keep up with Hagatha’s Bewitch.

Ritual Dagger can be a huge problem in the fight because of the Lifesteal effect and constant Durability it’ll be gaining from all the extra spells Hagatha is generating. You can cut one of them out of the fight using Blingtron 3000, though there’s always a chance she’ll just equip another. With all this potential healing – and her high health pool to start off with – you won’t be burning her down any time soon.

You’ll also want to be cautious of Amalgamate: a spell that will destroy all minions on the board and summon a creature with their combined health and attack for Hagatha. Your decks offer very limited guaranteed hard removal, so make sure you have an answer prepared if you plan to go wide on the board.

However, there are a handful of particularly strong combos to look out for which can swing the game in your favour. The most powerful of these involves a combination of Double Time and Call of the Wild, which will flood the board with two sets of Animal Companions. Once you’ve played Tess Greymane, use can use her hero power to dig for more copies of Call of the Wild to repeat this multiple times. Make sure you take the Cult of the Wolf Treasure to increase your odds with this.

Ultimately, questionable A.I. can often work greatly in your favour too. Hagatha will sometimes completely waste the effect of cards such as Lord Godfrey or leave you in a wonderful position after playing Duskfallen Avianna. Generally, then, the fight isn’t too challenging, but with the randomness of Bewitch you may find yourself demolished by poor luck from time to time.

Hagatha the Witch: Rewards

Aside from bragging rights, defeating Hagatha the Witch will net you the following Monster Hunt card back:

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