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Old May 1st, 2008, 03:41 PM
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Default How do you counter Hydras?

Quick question: How do you counter Hydras?
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Old May 1st, 2008, 04:05 PM
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Default Re: How do you counter Hydras?

Any combinations of the following will help:

Curse
Mass casting of Raise Skeletons
Archers (*bonus with flaming arrows)
Mechanical Men
Living Statues
BaneLord Thugs (equip appropiately)
Summer Lions (expensive yet they work)
Living Air (Air Elementals work for preventing retreating too)
Wolven Winter for the province they enter... thus they receive massive increase for encumberance. (Endo's correct... changed to Wolven Winter.)
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Default Re: How do you counter Hydras?

Quick answer, archers, but you need some blockers of some kind.
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Default Re: How do you counter Hydras?

I think the last one would be Wolven Winter, not Murdering Winter.

Having anything that is immune to poison and enough protection or numbers to keep the hydras in place will help a lot; almost all undead and many constructs fit the bill nicely.
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Default Re: How do you counter Hydras?

Speaking from extended use of Hydras, the most dangerous thing for them, believe it or not, is Slingers. I know that sounds silly but its the truth. The trick there is that you can mass SO many of them and they just slaughter all the hydras heads without getting poisoned.

After that, you just need one block of decently strong infantry since the hydra's defense/prot is quite low. They will make relatively short work of them with slingers/archers to back them up. Tho you will likely lose all those infantry, btw.

NOTE: Do not use crossbows. You dont need damage power, just damage rate.
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Default Re: How do you counter Hydras?

Rage or paralize spaming + arrows
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Default Re: How do you counter Hydras?

fog warriors + rain of stones/earthquake.
problem solved.

Otherwise, archers, lots of archers.
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Default Re: How do you counter Hydras?

Spamming undead + archers works pretty well too.
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Default Re: How do you counter Hydras?

Just curious, which race can build or summon hydras? I can't remember seeing them in the spell list for any summonings.
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EA Sauromatia, MA Pythium and LA Pythium (sacred hydras). There's also a magic site that allows recruiting them
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