Swamp hydra
Location Swamp
Monster type Unknown
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL Unknown

Swamp hydra is a type of monster in ADOM. They are very nasty monsters with several attacks per turn, each of which can cause poisoning.

Whilst swamp hydras usually aren't found in dungeons until the mid-to-late game, even then rarely, they can appear in swamps in the wilderness at any time in the game. They are highly lethal to PCs they manage to catch crossing the swamp to the Caverns of chaos early in the game; such PCs should definitely try to evade or run away from them should they be encountered.

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Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 12, PV: 20, Hits: 185, Attacks: 5, Damage: 5-40. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Eating a swamp hydra confuses the PC, whilst training Toughness massively. 2-3 increases from a single corpse is not unheard of. On extremely rare occasions, swamp hydra corpses may also cause sickness.

Monster memory[]

A solitary creature, though the idea of being alone when you have more serpentine heads than a snake pit seems hard to grasp. The creature turns its many sets of eyes in your direction. With a glint in those small pools of amber, you know that this monstrosity acts purely on instinct. And its instincts tell it, it's hungry. You ready yourself for the attack, which if even from one opponent, can come from all sides at once. The fluid dripping from its fangs seems to imply pending doom. When it hits the ground, hissing clouds of vapor rise.