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Veteran Branded Hydra

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Veteran Branded Hydras are strong hydras that were corrupted by the Elder Dragon Kralkatorrik.


Crystal Desert

Event involvement[edit]

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[Group Event] Defeat the Branded champion (80)
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Defend the Chantry's entrances against the Branded (80)
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[Group Event] Help Ashwah search for his missing daughter in the Brand (80)
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Help Adisa collect Slivers of Vlast from veteran Branded (80)

Combat abilities[edit]

  • Summons Meteors
  • Summons Minions
  • Charges

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  • 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


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