Hogg was found in a silver coffin and he is NOT afraid of the vampire hunting tools. However, he does look like a vampire.
Passive: Heart of Life restore double amount of life.
Hogg is unlocked by reaching dungeon level 15 in Nightmare mode. He starts with:
- Main weapon: Short Sword (4 damage)
- Skill: Vamprire Gnash
- Mana: 7 points
- HP: 27 points.
- Strength: 4
- Dexterity: 4
- Intelligence: 3
- Stamina: 3
- Armor: 10 (Padded Armor)
- Resist: 3%
- Hit: 77% (+5% Short Sword)
- Crit: 0%
- Block: 0%
- Dodge: 4%
- Luck: 170
Hogg has really low mana points. His passive is not that great since you want to keep your health bar at max to pick up Heart of Life and boost your max HP. And the bonus from his passive does not apply to upgrading your max HP.
Vamprire Gnash (it may be a gaming typo) is a very good skill. It keeps your health bar full and always hit. You may take a great advantage of this holding two weapons. Since double wielding lowers drastically your Hit chance, Vamprire Gnash guarantees the double weapon damage (and heal).
Vampire Gnash also synergizes well with Blood Sacrifice, offsetting the life cost associated with that skill. Since Blood Sacrifice carry no additional mana cost, it is essentially free when used with Vampire Gnash.
Hogg starts with 7 mana points and you can only cast Vampire Gnash twice. Remember, you can only upgrade your mana points through itens, events or runestones. Also, mana regeneration is not easy.
He may take good advantage worshipping Goddess of Benevolence to keep his health bar up. God of War also may help him, althogh in the beggining of every dungeon will deplete all your mana for the trade off. Never go for God of Rock, or you will start with 2 mana points only.