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The Hydro is a boss in Final Fantasy XII fought at entrance to the Pharos.

Bestiary entry Edit

Page 1: Observations Edit

Being an undead, kept in this world by sheer force of will long after its body has surrendered to corruption.
While the decay of its eyes has left it blind, it senses the energy of the living and strikes with deadly accuracy.
Though it cannot be known when the creature last breathed, from the state of its yellowed bones, one can only imagine that it has walked in unlife for several thousands of years.

Battle Edit

This can be a difficult battle because Hydro will constantly inflict Fear, which causes the party to lose massive amounts of MP. Hydro usually picks one character off until they die. He moves slowly. As Hydro is an undead enemy it is weak to healing magick.

Strategy Edit

The party should dispel its Haste and then use Quickenings. It is good to have a supply of Phoenix Downs.

Hydro usually picks one character off until they die and as he moves slowly the player can use this for advantage by equipping a bait with a gun and have him become his target, then run around keeping Hydro distracted.

Another strategy is to cast Reflect on the party, then cast the party's strongest healing spells (Curaja is recommended) and reflect them off the characters to hit Hydro.

Hydro uses Darkra, which deal moderate Dark damage. The player can exploit this by equipping Black Mask that absorbs Dark damage, which is available at Balfonheim Port.

This battle can be made easier by giving someone the Holy Lance and inflicting Berserk on them.

Hydro is susceptible to Slow and Oil. Exploiting the Nihopalaoa+Remedy will instantaneously inflict them to it. Even if Holy Lance is not present to equip, Firaga will surely deal massive damage onto it, but casting it would take time because Hydro is prone to use Fearga and thus greatly reduce the party's MP.

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Etymology Edit

The Hydra was one of the spawn of Echidna, a many-headed serpentine monstrosity in Ancient Greek mythology. It could breathe poison, and indeed its very blood was deadly. The Hydra was killed as one of Heracles's Twelve Labors.

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