Painful Transformation


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Painful Transformation is a rune effect in Hex, a Support Witch Doctor skill that summons a Fetish Shaman who then turns enemies into chickens.

This rune effect causes hexed (chicken-ified) targets to bleed for 12% weapon damage per second while they are in the transformed poultry mode. This is fairly insignificant damage compared to the damage a Witch Doctor should be pouring out onto the helpless target.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Hex rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five of rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description

1 Cooldown: 15 seconds

Summon a Fetish Shaman for 12 seconds that will hex groups of enemies into chickens. Hexed enemies are unable to perform offensive actions and take 15% additional damage.



Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Crimson Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:

Painful Transformation


Hexed targets bleed for 60% of your weapon damage per second.