Disambiguous This article is about the species. For the monster Hydra encountered in Ascalon, see Hydra (Ascalon). For the Hydra in the Crystal Desert, see Hydra (Crystal Desert).

A Hydra

Hydras are reptilian, three-headed creatures, walking on two legs like some dinosaurs, with a long tail.


Hydras are some of the most fearsome beasts in all of Tyria because of their ability to inflict massive spike AoE damage, and knockdowns.

All breeds of Hydras in the game are powerful fire elementalists (with the exception of a few Hydra bosses). They can be found wielding some of the most devastating spells of fire such as Fireball, Phoenix and the dreaded Meteor and Meteor Shower. Hydras have thicker skin than the average elementalist enemy.

Hydras cannot be knocked down.

On the weakness side, keep in mind that Hydras ...

Items dropped

Hydras may drop the following loot (besides gold and various weapons and items):

Trophies Hydra Claws
Crafting Materials none
Salvage Items none

Known Sub-Types

Like most cold-blooded reptiles, Hydras are found in the warmer areas of Tyria, usually in areas far from civilization. They are found on the outskirts of Ascalon, in the barren Crystal Desert and the scorched Ring of Fire Islands.


Region Sub-Species Trophy
Ascalon Elementalist-icon-small10 Hydra Leathery Claw
Crystal Desert Elementalist-icon-small22 Hydra Dessicated Hydra Claw
Ring of Fire Islands,
Fissure of Woe
Elementalist-icon-small24 Mahgo Hydra Mahgo Claw

For an alphabetic list of all Hydras, including bosses, see also: Category:Hydras


  • Hydras appear to be inspired by the Lernaean Hydra of greek mythology, which is a multi-headed serpent beast.
  • Hydra bosses are very unique. The names of all hydra bosses consist of three usually gutteral sounding words. In addition, Hydra bosses found in the Crystal Desert spawn in a multitude of explorable areas (similar to Maw the Mountain Heart), and have been known to have huge patrol routes.
  • The three-word names of Hydra bosses may be a name for each head.



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