- Attack strength (all attacks are determined by amount of armor)
- Fire breath: 4.5 - 9 ( - ) + fire damage
- Bomb: 3.5 - 9 ( - ) depending on proximity
- Bite: 5.5 - 10 ( - )
The Hydra can be found in a unique, cracked-open Hydra Lair in a Swamp or Fire Swamp. The Hydra appears as a massive creature, with two stumpy legs supporting a wide, scaly body. Multiple serpentine necks end in heads that bear a passing resemblance to that of the Ender Dragon. The entire creature is covered in blue-green and dark blue scales.
The Hydra is extremely dangerous in combat, and full Diamond, Steeleaf or Naga Scale armor is recommended. The Hydra has three main attacks. All of its attacks come with ample warning individually, but multiple heads will often attack at the same time, so players will have to react quickly.
The Hydra's thick scales offer considerable protection, and many of an adventurer's attacks will deal little damage unless aimed directly into one of the Hydra's unprotected open mouths.
As the Hydra takes damage, some of its heads will die. Unfortunately, two heads quickly grow back to replace every one lost, to a maximum of seven heads.
The Hydra's signature attack, fire breath will inflict damage and light targets on fire. A head about to breathe fire will raise itself higher, and open its mouth to reveal small flames. Heads breathing fire can't track the target as quickly or accurately, so speed is the best way to avoid being hit by this attack.
The fire breath has a maximum range of around 20 blocks from the center of the Hydra. The Hydra seems to be protected by magic or other powers that nullify attacks from beyond the maximum range of its breath weapon.
Heads about to attack with bombs will raise up and emit smoke from their mouth. The Hydra spits three bombs at a time, which detonate immediately upon contact with another creature, or after a short time on the ground. The bombs are highly kinetic and will bounce if attacked. Reflecting bombs back at the Hydra is a good way to deal damage, especially if you can hit them into an open mouth.
The bombs usually don't damage the surrounding terrain, but if the Hydra sees its target hiding behind a barrier, it can fire a bomb that blasts with the power of a TNT explosion.
Bombs have a range of around 24 blocks from the Hydra.
If tempted by a sufficiently close target, the Hydra will attack with its powerful jaws. This is a great opportunity to use swords or other close range weapons to attack the Hydra's open mouth directly, but be sure to move before the head follows through with the lunging bite attack. The bite deals massive damage to anything unlucky enough to be hit.
Slaying a Hydra is highly rewarding. First off, slaying a Hydra will give the player access to the minerals found within the Hydra Lair. The Hydra drops several dozen Hydra Chops, an overpowered, extremely nourishing and satiating food item that also gives regeneration powers for a short time. Also included are several doses of the Hydra's Fiery Blood, which can be combined with Iron Ingots to make powerful weapons and armor. Finally there is a Hydra Trophy item, which is highly decorative and prestigious.
Below you can see the Hydra with the maximum (7) heads and the Hydra Trophy when placed.
If you are playing according to the progression system, the air in the fire swamp will be thick with flying cinders and ashes. You will be unable to enter the fire swamp without catching fire. Defeating the Minoshroom will allow you to enter the area safely.