Witches were a type of wizard that gained instruction from entities outside the Prime Material Plane. Almost all Witches were female, but a few male Witches existed and were usually called Warlocks.[1][note 1]


On the Prime Material Plane, witches were often inhabitants of rural villages or land that bordered wilderness.[2]

In the Feywild, witches typically received their magic from either an archfey or the goddess Sehanine Moonbow. Hamadryads were one of many races in the Feywild known to occasionally be granted magic and take on the mantle of a witch.[2]


Unlike other types of wizards, a witch gained their powers through an extra-planar patron,[3] though some were also known to learn magic from other witches.[1]



  1. Warlock in this case does not refer to the 4th edition character class, Warlock, but there are definite similarities.


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