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

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

<skill class="Wizard">Hydra</skill> <skill class="Wizard" rune="Arcane Hydra">Hydra</skill>


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.