The Archydra is a stronger version of the Hydra, with white scales rather than black. The Archydra has higher attack and defense than the Hydra, and on death with yield some unique crafting items.
The Archydra's behavior, skills and abilities mirror the hydra - it can regenerate heads, is vulnerable to fire, and can swallow opponents - bestiary knowledge for both sub-species is shared.
Information and StatsEdit
|Type||Monster / Boss|
Base Exp of 30,000
|Health||Attack||Defence||Magick Attack||Magick Defence||Weight|
|Run Over||Phys||A charge that knocks you over.|
|Neck Smash||Phys||If climbing a neck, it will smash itself to the ground for very high damage.|
|Head Strike||Phys||A head smash that stabs the ground.|
|Poison Spit||Mag/Status||Sprays up to 4 beams of poison that have long range and linger on the ground for a time after being sprayed. Can cause Poison and Blindness.|
|Tail Whip||Phys||Spins around and whips you with its tail. Has long range.|
|Eat||Spec|| Attempts to swallow you or a pawn. If you fail to free yourself (wiggle the L-stick fast enough) and are swallowed, you will die instantly if you aren't freed before reaching the main body. Pawns swallowed and not freed cannot be revived and will need to be re-hired.
If you are by yourself and have no Pawns with you and fail to free yourself, you die instantly and not get to see yourself sliding down its throat.
If poisoned or blinded by the spit attack and attacked with the "Eat" move afterwards, you won't get the prompt to free yourself and will be instantly swallowed, resulting in death if no Pawns are around to save you.
|Normal Hydra||Rate||Neck/Head Destroyed||Rate||With Drake, Wyrm, or Wyvern Tear||Rate|
|Rift Cluster||4%||Hydra Gallstone||3%||Wakestone Shard||40%|
|Hydra Gallstone||10%||White Hydra Scale||7%||Wakestone||60%|
|Poison Hydra Fang||25%||Poison Hydra Fang||25%|
|White Hydra Scale||49%||Hydra's Lifeblood||50%|
- Main article: Hydra, tactics section.
Tactics against an Archydra are very similar to those against a hydra - see Hydra tactics.
- Upon attacking the tail a single head will be lured to engage the Arisen, making it extremely easy to kill and cut off.(verify)
In addition to witnessing these techniques, it is necessary for Pawns to participate in killing 7 Archydras either with their own Arisen or while travelling with others.
- The Headshunter trophy or achievement can be obtained by defeating a Hydra or Archydra.