The long-awaited Hydra Clan Boss is on it way very soon. This will be a difficult encounter requiring you to stretch your account and use champions uniquely. This means a total of 18 champions will be required to use all 3 keys. This guide is currently in development and may change DAILY as we receive new information and strategies.
The Hydra Clan Boss is a new Clan Boss launched in Patch 5.0 and exists alongside the existing Clan Boss (where everything remains the same). Just like the Clan Boss, you will have a number of keys that you will use to deal as much damage before you are defeated. If your clan deals enough damage you’ll get double the rewards on reset. There are some differences.
Whilst the Clan Boss is a daily reset, Hydra will instead be a weekly reset and you will be limited to 3 Hydra Clan Boss Keys in that window. This allows you plenty of time to work on champions and develop new ideas. Hydra will also be the first encounter where you can use 6 champions in the same battle however there is one catch, each champion can only be used once per week. That means you’ll need a total of 18 champions for all 3 keys, however you can use Duplicates of the same champion!
Facing the Hydra will be a tough task. There are a total of 6 Hydra Heads each with their own unique abilities and mechanics. In addition they are bringing a number of new effects we have never seen in Raid before. Its a good time to refresh your knowledge on the buffs, debuffs and instant effects by checking our updated guide here. You will face 4 of the 6 heads at the start of the battle, with the 5th and 6th waiting on the side-lines. Both the heads and affinities of each head will rotate monthly. That means you’ll have a month of the same starting 4 heads before it changes up. Each head has its own HP pool and can be decapitated (effectively killed). When this happens, you will have some time to hit the Exposed Neck of the defeated Head dealing boosted damage for a few turns before the head either regrows or one of the other two heads not in rotation grows in its place. This means you cannot forget about the 5th and 6th head in each monthly rotation as part of your strategy.
Your damage to the Hydra is tracked the same as the Clan Boss, an overall damage number. You will need to work with your clan to hit the right difficulty. We don’t know the exact HP targets but it will work similarly to Clan Boss where you will need to deal a specific amount of damage as a clan to get double the rewards and your keys will also need to hit a certain value. If you manage to do so, great rewards await you. Read our Hydra Clan Boss Rewards guide for more information.
A brand new challenge awaits all players and we can’t wait to start theorycrafting teams. We’ll be updating this guide with strategies and methods to approach alongside content being released on HellHades Youtube.