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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:33 PM

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What is everybody's suggestion for using the Hydras? I personally don't like them that much because of the poison cloud they have killing my own troops. Any tips on how to use them effectively?
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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:38 PM
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What is everybody's suggestion for using the Hydras? I personally don't like them that much because of the poison cloud they have killing my own troops. Any tips on how to use them effectively?
I never figured out a way to really use them either. They are too expensive.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:47 PM
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They're great with armies of undead summons. I think Pythium can skeleton spam EA?

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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:53 PM
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They're great with armies of undead summons. I think Pythium can skeleton spam EA?

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Pythium is a MA nation only. And no - Pythium casters don't have death paths.
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Default Re: Ah ha, a MA Pythium question...

Jazz;
You're thinking of Sauromatia, perhaps.
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What is everybody's suggestion for using the Hydras? I personally don't like them that much because of the poison cloud they have killing my own troops. Any tips on how to use them effectively?
I never figured out a way to really use them either. They are too expensive.
Maybe if they had more protection/defence I'd consider using them.

I think part of the problem is that Pythium already has great ground troops - both the heavy Praetorian Guard and the more mobile legionaries are great units. Unless you have money to burn it seems always wiser to invest in the heavy troops rather than a vulnerable giant monster that is difficult to use/exploit.
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1) Recruit an independant mage who has nature magic
2) Get the mage to build some snake rings
3) Equip the snake rings on some theugs, and perhaps robes of missile protection.
4) Place each of these theugs amongst a group of 3 hydras.
5) Script -> body ethereal , body ethereal, body ethereal
6) Tell the Hydras to hold and attack
7) If needed back up the hydras with archers, and arch theugs casting lightning or other evocations. ( melee troops are pointless.)


End result: Devastation. A small group of hydras can take down entire armies.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 08:15 AM

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That is a different on Darrel. I'm by no means an expert in this game but I'm no newbie either and I've just never really found a great use for them. This was pretty much the responce I expected when I posted though. Thanks everyone for the input.
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Now, if we are to get Serpent Cult and its sacred Hydras back for LA...
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