I want to increase the DC of the hexes my witch uses. Mainly this would be evil eye and deep slumber. As far as I understand spell focus didn't work because it states that only spells could be enhanced. Are there other possibilities?


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I just finished playing a witch in Carrion Crown, and here's how I augmented her hexes (full character sheet). I got her Misfortune hex up to DC 27 at level 14.

  1. Ability Focus. GM permission required but he was fine with it.
  2. INT boosts. In my case, a Headband of Vast Intelligence.
  3. Hexing runes, boosts one by +1 DC.
  4. You have to get it onto your target or get some of their hair, but for high prep combats the hexing doll gives quite a boost. Go root through the wizard's bedroom before killing them and get a hair sample.
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    \$\begingroup\$ That's a creepy weasel. \$\endgroup\$ Jun 23, 2014 at 13:35

The only Feat that I´m aware of is the Ability Focus Feat. But since its a Monster Feat it might be considered illegal for your character.


Benefit: Choose one of the creature's special attacks. Add +2 to the DC for all saving throws against the special attack on which the creature focuses.

The bard cantrip lullaby boosts sleep DC's by 2 if they fail that save (and also a -5 perception), and you can take the cantrip with Two World Magic trait.

Any creature within the area that fails a Will save becomes drowsy and inattentive, taking a -5 penalty on Perception checks and a -2 penalty on Will saves against sleep effects while the lullaby is in effect. Lullaby lasts for as long as the caster concentrates, plus up to 1 round per caster level thereafter.

Slumber Hex DC is also affected by the Elven alternate racial trait Dreamspeaker.

Dreamspeaker: A few elves have the ability to tap into the power of sleep, dreams, and prescient reverie. Elves with this racial trait add +1 to the saving throw DCs of spells of the divination school and sleep effects they cast. In addition, elves with Charisma scores of 15 or higher may use dream once per day as a spell-like ability (caster level is equal to the elf's character level). This racial trait replaces elven immunities.

Another character creation option to maximize hex DCs is to create a scarred witch Doctor. This class uses Constitution in place of int. As patron you choose water witch patron. This allows you to use elemental body for a +8 bonus to constitution. This will add 4 to your DCs.

  • \$\begingroup\$ nasty combo on that scarred water witch... \$\endgroup\$
    – Rob
    Jun 23, 2014 at 11:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not sure whether Deamspeaker works. Because it states "spell of the[...]" but it is a hex which is a supernatural ability. Anyway, thanks for the nasty combo :D \$\endgroup\$
    – merando
    Jun 23, 2014 at 15:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ It also states "and sleep effects". Thats the important part :) \$\endgroup\$ Jun 24, 2014 at 8:55

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