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Baldur’s Gate 3 – All Hag Potion Effects

Baldur's Gate 3 - All Hag Potion Effects Guide

If you’ve come across the Hag in Baldur’s Gate 3 you may have also found her stash of mysterious potions. While you can drink each Hag potion and guess what they do, I wouldn’t recommend it. Even though some of them have positive effects, they usually have negative ones as well.

The main thing to watch out for is that you can get a permanent debuff. So that’s why I recommend checking our table below which includes every Hag potion’s name, description, and effects. Not to say you can’t experiment a little and save scum as our other guide recommends. At least none of them will outright kill you.

Baldur's Gate 3 - Ancient Abode Area

Did you know you can sneak into the Ancient Abode before fighting the Hag?

Before you dive into the table for what each potion does, it’s worth knowing that you can’t remove certain curses from them. For example, one of the worst ones is Broken Promises. It’ll give you a temporary increase in Strength by two but when it wears off, you’ll permanently have a -1 Strength debuff.

Baldur’s Gate 3 can confuse you by showing that the first buff of two Strength is a curse making you assume you can remove it. Theoretically, once you realize your mistake, you can remove the curse before it wears off. However, removing the curse only gets rid of the buff and switches it to the -1 Strength permanently.

Baldur's Gate 3 - Remove Curse Spell

Be extra careful using these potions if you don’t have the Remove Curse spell.

Aside from that, if you’re like me and wondered about using these potions on enemies, you won’t be able to. While it’d be nice if throwing a bad potion at an enemy would give them those effects, it doesn’t. And unfortunately, they don’t really sell for much money either.

I’ve included some extra info below the table for those of you who may want to know more. Especially since certain Hag potions in Baldur’s Gate 3 aren’t specific enough about how their effect works. This is why I tweaked certain descriptions a tiny bit in the table.

All Hag Potion Effects and Descriptions

Potion Name Potion Effect Potion Description
A Mother’s Loathing Gain Bite until next Long Rest. A hint of blood lingers around the stopper. It’s enough to make your mouth water.
Broken Promises Strength is increased by 2 until the next Long Rest. Upon resting, Strength is indefinitely reduced by 1. A parasite swims in the bottom of this bottle, fat with strength.
Butterflies in the Stomach Haemorrhaged for 4 turns taking 1-6 Piercing damage at end of turn. A traditional brew of ergot and nutmeg, meant to recapture the fluttering thrill of first love.
Faltering Will Disadvantage on Wisdom Saving Throws until Long Rest. A sweet, intoxicating aroma hangs around this bottle. It reminds you of home.
Heart of Stone Resistant to poison damage until Long Rest. Fragments of malachite swirl at the bottom of this potion, coalescing and separating rhythmically.
Insanity’s Kiss Hostile to all other creatures for the condition’s duration. Something thrashes in this heavy gourd, consumed by rage.
Lost Time Armor class is reduced by 2. Can’t take reactions. (50 Turns) Its seal is dry and cracked with age, yet the clear potion within bears no signs of spoilage.
Lover’s Avarice Wisdom is reduced by 1 until Long Rest. A rotten pungency undercuts this potion’s otherwise pleasant aroma of roses and honey.
Missing Pets Illusory spiders run up and down the creature’s body, imposing Disadvantage on Ability Checks and Attack Rolls. (3 Turns) Thousands of little legs skitter inside this bottle, seeking an escape.
Wilted Dreams Something waits for the creature to sleep. it takes 3-18 Psychic damage during its next Long Rest. Smells like a sleep potion turned sour.

I mentioned briefly in the intro how certain potion effects are also curses. Fortunately, the majority of them don’t have permanent debuffs, but they often last until a Long Rest. This can be a little annoying if you just rested or use a potion at a bad time.

Unlike the Broken Promises potion, you can use the Remove Curse spell for most negative effects. Here are the Hag potions that count as curses (excluding Broken Promises):

  • Faltering Will
  • Lost Time
  • Lover’s Avarice
  • Wilted Dreams
  • Insanity’s Kiss – Removing this curse may cause the person it’s on to attack before getting rid of it.

The last interesting tidbit worth mentioning has to do with the Butterflies in the Stomach potion. While I can’t confirm this, I found some info suggesting this potion used to be called Stillborn. I’m not surprised Larian Studios changed it to the new name if they did. Even though it is almost fitting for the Hag.

Do the Hag Potions Work?

Drinking any of these potions will give the effect mentioned in our guide. Unfortunately, they mostly have negatives to them so you’ll rarely want to use them. And as we’ve mentioned, you can’t use them on enemies. So if that’s what you’re looking to use them for, the Hag potions will not work.