The most enjoyable way to fight the Hydra is melee. Pack your weapon of choice and best shield. Make sure you also include some kind of ranged attack weapon too.
Head to the shoreline and dodge the Hydra's range attack. Once on the shore the Hydra will attack with its heads. Block these, then attack. The Hydras heads should start to come off.
Once the Hydra is down to a few heads it can be a little difficult to finish the beast off. Not because things get harder, simply because there is less to attack! This is where your range attack weapon comes in handy. Target the Hydra and let loose your attack.
The Hydra in Ash Lake at the start of a ranged attack. Best to get a lot closer to the shoreline and engage in a melee.
- There are two Hydras, one in Darkroot Basin and the other in Ash Lake.
- Drops Dragon Scale x2.
- Approach the shoreline for melee fighting otherwise the Hydra will dish out a strong ranged attack.
- In melee, be careful to not enter the water too far. Both locations have drop-off points.