Arcane Hydra


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Arcane Hydra is a rune effect in Hydra, an Offensive Wizard skill that summons a triad of dragon heads to spit elemental attacks at nearby enemies.

This rune effect changes the Hydra to a purple Arcane dragon, which spits orbs that explode upon impact, dealing 28% weapn damage to the target and other nearby monsters.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Hydra rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, strategy tips, and other related information.

Name Level Description

1 Cost: 15 Arcane Power

Summon a multi-headed Hydra for 15 seconds that attacks enemies with bolts of fire dealing 165% weapon damage as Fire.

Only one Hydra may be active at a time.

MedRuneE Arcane Hydra
1 Summon an Arcane Hydra that spits Arcane Orbs that explode on impact, dealing 205% weapon damage as Arcane to enemies near the explosion.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Alabaster Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:

Arcane Hydra


Summon Arcane Hydras that spit Arcane Orbs which explode on impact causing 48% weapon damage as Arcane to enemies near the explosion.