This solid opal +3 warhammer is a one-handed maul with a large, heavy head that causes 1d8+3 damage (critical 19-20/x3) to all targets it strikes. This minor artifact was created by the wizard-paladin Gramercy. Gramercy keyed the witch hammer to destroy any type of hag, including nighthags and other variants. If the hammer strikes a hag, the target must make a successful Fortitude save (DC 23) or die instantly (a death ward spell protects a targeted hag from the hammer). It does not affect spellcasting classes or prestige classes considered "witches" — only hags and their kin. Despite its origins, the Witch Hammer is neither aligned nor intelligent.