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Job:
Family: Hydras
Crystal: Water
Weak against: Varies

Notorious Monster
Title Obtained: Hydra Headhunter (Wajaom Woodlands)

Hydra

Hydra

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Wajaom Woodlands 80 1 A, T(H)
72,000~73,000 HP
Nyzul Isle
Floor 60
1 A, T(H)
??? HP
Nyzul Isle
Floor 80
1 A, T(H)
??? HP
Nyzul Isle
Floor 100
1 A, T(H)
??? HP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants
WajaomWoodlandsNMs

Map

Notes

  • Spawns at (F-10); accessible only through Aydeewa Subterrane (exit 7 to Wajaom Woodlands on the map).
  • "Draw In".
  • Very high regen with all three heads. Regen slows when heads are missing.
  • It also appears to have Regain with 2 or 3 heads up. This goes away with only one head.
  • 2 of the 3 heads of the Hydra can be killed.
    • The Hydra regrows missing heads periodically; however, what exactly causes these heads to regrow is currently unknown.
    • One theory is that regrowth can be triggered by weapon skills, elemental magic, or elemental additional effects on weapons.
    • The Hydra's extra heads are removed by a specific unknown number of critical hits, including those during a Weapon Skill and those that land for 0 (heads CAN still be removed while Hydra has Physical Shield up).
    • The number required seems to increase dramatically when it enters "rage mode" (see below).
  • It seems to be resistant to piercing attacks. Sneak Attack is not affected by this resistance.
  • It has very high resistance to Stun and Enfeebling magic. Very high resistance or immune to Sleep even with Elemental Seal. This immunity can be avoided with Death Blossom. The higher the TP is before using Death Blossom, the higher the chance of lowering the magic evasion of the target. Will obtain more result if a DNC stack Stutter Step with Death Blossom.
  • Similar to Tiamat, upon dropping below 25% health it seems to enter something like a rage and this does not go away upon regening over 25%.

Special Attacks

Nyzul Isle

  • Possible boss of the 60th, 80th, and 100th floors. One random Nyzul weapon will always drop.
  • TP attacks specific to a head are reversed in Nyzul Isle. (Hydra's Left head will use Pyric Bulwark.)

Historical Background

In Greek mythology, the Lernaean Hydra was a serpent-like creature which had either 9 heads, 8 heads or an uncountable number of heads. It had the unique power of regenerating any of its heads when they were cut off. It had a poison breath as well and its blood was poisonous and made for potent poison-tipped arrows should arrows be immersed in its blood. The Hydra was slain by Hercules as one of his 12 labors using a sickle and a torch to cauterize the wounds left by removing the heads. Hydra was one of the offspring of the monstrous Echidna and Typhon. The others were: Cerberus, Ladon, Sphinx, Nemean Lion, Ethon (the eagle that eats Prometheus's liver eternally), and Orthrus (2-headed guard dog). Hera immortalized the fallen monster by placing it in the heavens as a constellation.

Additional Information

Recently, the lone survivor of a missing volunteer unit returned to Al Zahbi with an unbelievable story of a three-headed dragon that attacked his companions while they were on a mission deep within the Wajaom Woodlands. Though they fought gallantly, their mauls and magicks were no match for the Tartarean wyrm's thick, squamous hide, and it was only a matter of moments before the mephitic miasma that poured from its gaping maws scorched the lungs of the ill-fated warriors.

While ancient tomes indicate that the Hydra is an independent beast that roams the outlands of its own will, the interrogation of a Mamool Ja spy revealed that the reptilian horde has been attempting to tame the dragon by luring it to their training grounds with the raw flesh of their prisoners. If they are successful in soothing the savage beast, they may soon learn a way to utilize it in battle, thus spelling doom for the Empire's armies. All high-level mercenaries are recommended to enroll immediately in eradication expeditions.

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