Brickulos wrote:... it does seem wrong to not give her any defensive abilities at all. Should I just rely on the Maiden's Regeneration and just hope to not die in one round? Not trying to be facetious. What would you suggest?
This can actually be part of the concept: the Crone is a heavy damage dealer, but also susceptible to damage. Since she can just switch on her next turn, healing is relegated to the maiden-form.
Its kind of analogous to video game bosses: one phase the boss is in beast mode and you need to simply hunker down and go on defense... another phase is your chance to exploit some weakness that is revealed.