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Champion Branded Hydra

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Champion Branded Hydras are powerful hydras that were corrupted by the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik.


Crystal Desert (During related events only)

Event involvement[edit]

Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Champion Branded hydra (80)
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the champion Branded hydra terrorizing supply routes (80)
Event boss (tango icon).png [Group Event] Defeat the Branded champion (80)
Event shield (tango icon).png [Group Event] Escort the DERVs to the Shatterer Trenches (80)

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Summons Meteors
  • Summons Minions
  • Charges

DefianceLocked defiance bar

  • Claw - The hydra swipes, dealing moderate damage.
  • Crystalline Breath - The hydra rears back, then forward, spewing highly damaging flame that Launch.png Launches players.
  • Crystallized Charge - The hydra charges forward, knocking down enemies and dealing damage.
  • Crystallized Projectile - The hydra fires a branded projectile, stunning and severely damaging its target.
  • Crystal Meteor - Summons a meteor from the sky that Knockdown.png knocks down.
Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity
Branded Geodermite.png Branded Geodermite Container Exotic 1
Branded Strongbox.png Branded Strongbox
(only drops in Thunderhead Peaks)
Container Exotic 1
Pile of Incandescent Dust.png Pile of Incandescent Dust Crafting material Fine 1
Pile of Crystalline Dust.png Pile of Crystalline Dust Crafting material Rare 1
Spike.png Spike Trophy Junk 1