Vana'diel Bestiary: Hydra (Nyzul)  

Found in:Nyzul Isle
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Truesight
Updated: Mon Mar 18 23:50:29 2013

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Hydra in Nyzul Isle

  • Hydra can appear as the boss Notorious monster for floor 60, 80, and 100 in Nyzul Isle.

    • Cerberus or Khimaira are capable of appearing in place of Hydra as the boss Notorious Monster for floors 60, 80, and 100.

Hydra Special Attacks

  • Barofield: AoE Wind based magic damage with an additional Weight effect. (Circle of effect originates from Hydra's center head).

  • Serpentine Tail: Rear conal AoE physical damage.

    • Occurs only if hate is drawn on Hydra from behind it.

  • Trembling: AoE magic damage with an additional Dispel effect.

  • Pyric Bulwark: Self target Physical shield. (Effect cannot be dispelled)

  • Polar Blast: Frontal cone AoE Ice based magic damage with an additional Paralysis effect.

  • Polar Bulwark: Self target Magic shield. (Effect cannot be dispelled)

  • Pyric Blast: Frontal cone AoE Fire based magic damage with an additional Plague effect.

  • Nerve Gas: AoE Curse and strong Poison effect. Hydra will only begin to do this once its hp drops below 25%.

    • Only the Hydra that appears on floor 100 is capable of performing Nerve Gas.

Historical Information

In Greek mythology, the Lernean Hydra was the offspring of the monster Echidna and the Titan Typhon, and whose siblings included Cerberus (see Cerberus), the Chimaera (see Khimaira), and the Nemean Lion (see Nemean Lion). It was described as having up to nine venomous heads, and the ability to regenerate two heads if one is cut off which, when combined with the fact that one of its heads is immortal, allowed it to be a formidable opponent.

For his second labor given to him by the king Eurystheus, Heracles (Hercules) was sent to the creature's home in the swamps of Lerna to slay the Hydra. After realizing that simply slicing off its heads wouldn't bring about victory, Heracles had his assistant Iolaus cauterize each stump with a torch to prevent them from regrowing, and then buried the immortal head under a giant boulder, defeating it. He would later use the Hydra's deadly venom by dipping arrowheads into the creature's blood to further add to their deadliness.

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# Mar 09 2009 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
I seem to get this alot on many boss floors. He goes down rather quickly with the right setup. Everyone 2hr burns him and he goes down within 2 minutes, it's actually pretty fun to watch while being a mage lol. Like to spam Trembling, as far as I've seen.
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