Hydra
Level Required: 21
Skill Type: Force

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.

Element: Fire

Runes for Hydra
Skill RunesLevelElement
Arcane Hydra

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

26Arcane
Lightning Hydra

Summon a Lightning Hydra that electrocutes enemies for 255% weapon damage as Lightning.

33Lightning
Blazing Hydra

Summon a Blazing Hydra that spits bolts of Fire that burn enemies near the point of impact, dealing 155% weapon damage as Fire over 3 seconds. Burn damage can stack multiple times on the same enemy.

38Fire
Frost Hydra

Summon a Frost Hydra that breathes a short range cone of frost, causing 255% weapon damage as Cold to all enemies in the cone.

46Cold
Mammoth Hydra

Summon a Mammoth Hydra that breathes a river of flame at nearby enemies, dealing 330% weapon damage per second as Fire to enemies caught on the burning ground.

56Fire
Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Wizard.
Hydra Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Hydra Wizard active skill. Select the blue bars for softcore data, the red bars for hardcore data, or view all the rune statistics in the table display.
  • These are the Hydra runes as chosen by level 70 Wizards who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Wizards looking to pick the best Hydra runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Wizard skill data in the Most Popular Wizard Builds and Skills charts.
Hydra Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Hydra runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Wizards. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Hydra rune.
Hydra Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Hydra runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Wizards.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Mammoth Hydra82.575.5
Frost Hydra5.78.6
Blazing Hydra4.23.8
Arcane Hydra47.2
Lightning Hydra3.55
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: March 29, 2017
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