The hydra is a fourth-level creature from the Asylum town in Heroes of Might and Magic IV.

A pretty good fourth-level creature, with decent stats. While it lacks the black dragon's awe-inspiring might, the hydra is capable of doing a lot more damage, if aimed correctly. The multiple attacks can allow it to attack an entire army in a single strike, and No Retaliation ensures that it doesn't pay for that damage.

However, it lacks the Black Dragon's mobility and Immunity to Magic, and both weaknesses can be exploited by the opponent.


AbilityNoRetaliationIV No Retaliation
This creature's No Retaliation ability allows it to attack without any chance of retaliation.
AbilityMultipleAttackIV Multiple Attack
Multiple Attack allows this creature to attack all nearby enemies simultaneously.

Town creatures
Bandit · Orc · Medusa · Minotaur · Nightmare · Efreet · Hydra · Black dragon
Other creatures
Troglodyte · Pirate · Troll · Evil eye · Goblin knight (TGS) · Megadragon (WOW)