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Hydra

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Hydra is a Sorcerer skill from the Conjuration skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Fire Dmg Critical Strike Damage
Burning Dmg (DoT)
Conjuration
Pyromancy

'Creates Condition' means this skill creates this condition i.e it could make a target Vulnerable that other skills can take advantage of. 'Exploits Condition' means this skill takes advantage of a condition, not necessarily of its own making. So for example another skill might Stun and this skill could take advantage of that.

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Hydra

Summon a 3-headed Hydra for 10 seconds. Each head spits fire at enemies, dealing 12% damage. Maximum 1 active Hydra at a time.

Mana Cost: 20

Enchantment Slot Effect

After spending 300 Mana, a 5-headed Hydra spawns for 5 seconds.

Damage: Fire

Lucky Hit Chance: 53%

Tags: Conjuration, Pyromancy

Upgrades

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Enhanced Hydra

While Healthy, your casts of Hydra gain 1 additional head.

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Summoned Hydra

Hydra also Burns (DoT) enemies for an additional 60% of its base damage dealt over 6 seconds.

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Invoked Hydra

After you Critically Strike, your Hydras gain +30% Critical Strike Chance for 3 seconds.


Items that work with Hydra

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Hydra
  • Create a condition Hydra can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Hydra creates

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of Conflagration
Offensive While channeling Incinerate, your Burning damage (DoT) is increased by 20 - 30%.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Light's Watch
(Map)
Fractured Peaks Sorcerer
Aspect of Engulfing Flames
Offensive You deal x 10 - 30% increased Burning damage (DoT) to enemies below 50% Life

While enemies are affected by more Damage over Time than their total Life, you deal x 80 - 100% increased Burning damage to them.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Sorcerer
Assimilation Aspect
Resource You have + 8% increased Dodge Chance versus enemies affected by Damage over Time effects. When you Dodge you gain 5 - 10 of your Primary Resource.

Ring

N/A Extraction All
Battle Caster's Aspect
Offensive When your Conjuration skills hit you have up to a 30 - 40% chance to gain +1 Rank to your Conjuration skills for 12 seconds. This can stack up to 3 times.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Sorcerer
Incendiary Aspect
Resource Lucky Hit: Burning damage (DoT) has up to a 12 - 17% chance to restore 10 Mana.

Ring

Tomb of the Saints
(Map)
Kehjistan Sorcerer
Serpentine Aspect
Offensive You may have 1 additional Hydra active, and Hydra’s duration is increased by 14 - 24%.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Sorcerer


Unique Items

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Blue Rose

"Her lover's spirit faded, and in her sorrow she wept frozen tears. Where they fell, roses of the purest ice would blossom each winter." - Greenslade's Tales, Chapter 7: "The Myth of Irina Coldheart"

Type: Ring
Class: Sorcerer

Description: Lucky Hit: Damaging an enemy has up to a 30% chance to form an exploding Ice Spike, dealing # Cold damage. Triple this chance if the enemy is Frozen.

  • + % Resistance to All Elements
  • + % Cold Resistance

Affixes:

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Esu's Heirloom

"While scholars have proven these boots were not created by Esu herself, it is noteworthy that they have been passed down since the formation of the Mage Clans." - Barrett's Book of Implements

Type: Boots
Class: Sorcerer

Description: Your Critical Strike Chance is increased by 20 - 30% of your Movement Speed bonus.

Affixes:

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Flamescar

The burn may heal, but the pain is eternal.

Type: Wand
Class: Sorcerer

Description: While Channeling Incinerate, you periodically shoot embers that are attracted to enemies, each dealing # Fire damage.


Affixes:

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Paingorger's Gauntlets

Crafted from fragments of Duriel's carapace, wearing these gloves, or being struck by them, causes an agonizing sensation akin to pushing one's hands through a thousand shards of glass.

Type: Gloves
Class: All

Description: Damaging enemies with a cast Non–Basic Skill marks them for 3 seconds. When a Basic Skill first hits a marked enemy, the Basic Skill’s damage is echoed to all marked enemies, dealing 100–200%[x] increased damage.

Affixes:


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Mother's Embrace

"Every tome, every scroll, every book in this temple produces the same answer. The only being willing to stand against the Eternal Conflict, against the Prime Evils, was Lilith." - Elias

Type: Ring
Class: All

Description: If a Core Skill hits 4 or more enemies, 20% - 40% of the Resource cost is refunded.

Affixes:

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Ring of Starless Skies

"Yours is the power to pluck the stars from the heavens with the ease of a child gathering fruit from the bough." - Unknown

Type: Ring - Uber Unique
Class: All

Description: Spending resources reduces your resource costs and increases your damage by x10% for 3 seconds, up to 40%.

  • + % All Resistances

Affixes:

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Staff of Endless Rage

"Leaving even blackened bones for your kin to mourn is too good an end for you." - Josiah

Type: Staff
Class: Sorcerer

Description: Every 3rd cast of Fireball launches 2 additional projectiles and deals x 20 - 40% increased damage.


Affixes:


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Staff of Lam Esen

"Also known as the Greatstaff of the Old Religion, this powerful relic is one of only a small handful of Skatsimi artefacts that have survived to this day." - Barrett's Book of Implements

Type: Staff
Class: Sorcerer

Description: Your casts of Charged Bolts have a x40 - 60% chance to be attracted to enemies and last 300% longer.


Affixes:

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Tal Rasha's Iridescent Loop

"Fool said he dug it out of the sands near Lut Gholem with a few other worthless trinkets. I hid my delight at receiving such as treasure in exchange for a meager handful of coins" - Rakhaan

Type: Ring
Class: Sorcerer

Description: For each type of elemental damage you deal, gain [X] 14% increased damage for 4 seconds. Dealing Elemental damage refreshes all bonuses. (Sorcerer Only)

  • + % Resistance to All Elements
  • + % Resistance to All Elements

Affixes:

  • + % Non-Physical Damage
  • + % Lucky Hit Chance
  • + % Resource Generation
  • + % Cooldown Reduction
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X'Fal's Corroded Signet

Skulking in the shadows of the Realm of Destruction, the Scarred Baron plots the downfall of the mortal who banished him there.

Type: Ring
Class: All

Description: Your Damage over Time effects have up to a 50% chance to erupt, dealing # damage of the same type to Nearby enemies.

  • + % Resistance to All Elements
  • + % Fire Resistance

Affixes:


Paragon Glyphs

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Conjurer

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Intelligence within range, Conjuration Skills gain + [2.6-13.2]% increased damage.

Additional Bonus:

Requirements: 40 Intelligence

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Destruction

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

Additional Bonus:

  • Critical Strikes increase all damage the enemy takes from you by x2% for 10 seconds, up to x12%.

Requirements: 25 Dexterity

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Elementalist

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • Paragon nodes within range gain + [15-75]% bonus to their Non-physical damage and damage reduction modifiers.

Additional Bonus:

  • Dealing Fire, Cold, or Lightning damage to an enemy increases all damage you deal to them by 5% for 10 seconds, stacking once per element.

Requirements: 40 Intelligence

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Enchanter

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Intelligence purchased within range, you deal + [1.3 - 6.5]% increased Non-physical damage.

Additional Bonus:

  • For each skill equipped in your Enchantment Slots, gain 13.3% Resistance to that Skill's element.

Requirements: 40 Intelligence

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Flamefeeder

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Dexterity purchased within range, you deal +[2-10]% increased damage to Burning targets.

Additional Bonus:

  • You deal x10% increased direct damage to Burning enemies.

Requirements: 25 Dexterity

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Invocation

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

Additional Bonus:

  • Enemies damaged by your Conjuration Skills deal 1% reduced damage to you for 6 seconds, stacking up to 12%.

Requirements: 25 Dexterity

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Pyromaniac

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • Paragon nodes within range gain + [15-75]% bonus to their Fire damage and damage reduction modifiers.

Additional Bonus:

  • Every Pyromancy Skill you cast or every second you channel Incinerate increases your Fire damage by x2% for 6 seconds, up to x10%.

Requirements: 25 Willpower

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Torch

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • For every 5 Willpower purchased within range, you deal + [2-10]% increased Burning damage.

Additional Bonus:

  • You deal x2.5% increased damage per Nearby Burning enemy, up to x12.5%.

Requirements: 25 Willpower

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Ruin

Magic: Barbarian / Druid / Necromancer / Rogue / Sorcerer

Bonus:



Item Affixes

The following Affixes are particularly useful with Hydra

Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Chest Legs Gloves Weap 1H Weap 2H Off-Hand
Ranks in Hydra
[2 - 3]
Ranks in All Conjuration Skills
[1 - 2]
Pyromancy Skill Damage
[10.5 - 17.5%]
Conjuration Skill Damage
[14 - 28%]
Fire Damage
[10.5 - 17.5%]
Damage Over Time
[7.0 - 14.0%]
Damage Over Time
[14 - 28%]
Fire Damage Over Time
[12.5 - 19.5%]
Damage to Burning Enemies
[7- 14%]
Damage to Burning Enemies
[14 - 28%]
Critical Strike Damage
[10.5 - 17.5%]
Critical Strike Damage
[28 - 42%]
Damage Reduction from Burning Enemies
[5.0 - 12.0%]
Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Chest Legs Gloves Weap 1H Weap 2H Off-Hand


Changes to Hydra

Patch 1.2.0, October 17, 2023