Venom Hydra


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Venom 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 summons a poisonous Hydra that is greenish-yellow in coloration. It spits poison at enemies, and leaving puddles of acid on the ground that deal 18% weapon damage to any enemy that crosses the puddle.

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.



Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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

Venom Hydra


Summon Poison Breathing Hydras that leave a pool of acid causing 32% weapon damage per second as Poison to enemies who remain in the pool.