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  • Hydra.png
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Knockback10 (Extremely Strong)
Critical chance0%
Use time32 Slow
TooltipUses Explosive Shotgun Shells
Deals more damage to everything
Can be used once per boss battle
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell 16 Gold Coin.png

The Hydra is a craftable Hardmode classless weapon that deals massive damage to all enemies. When used, it fires fifteen extremely fast pellets that create small explosions when hitting an enemy or a tile. The damage it deals is proportional to the hit enemy's max health, making it incredibly effective against enemies with large amounts of health, such as late-game bosses.

It exclusively uses Explosive Shotgun Shells as ammo, of which there are a limited supply per world.

Once a boss is spawned, the Hydra is only fireable once until the boss is defeated or until it despawns after the player is killed.

This weapon cannot receive any modifiers.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil /
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Illegal Gun Parts Illegal Gun Parts 1
Ectoplasm Ectoplasm 20
Shotgun Shotgun 1
Any Iron Bar Any Iron Bar 20
Hydra.png Hydra 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Despite resembling a gun, the weapon has no damage type, making it equally effective for all classes.
  • This weapon does not have any critical strike chance and cannot gain any from Accessories, Modifiers, Buffs and Armor bonuses.
  • Each of the Hydra's bullets deal approximately 1.632% of the hit enemy's max health as damage. If all fifteen of the bullets hit, they can deal up to 24.48% of a target's max health, that is prior to defense and damage reduction calculations.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The weapon is a reference to the gun of the same name from the game Resident Evil 5.
  • The Hydra is capable of killing a Super Dummy before it can regenerate all of its health.