|Superlative leather armor fashioned from the skin of a twelve-headed swamp hydra.|
|On Equip||+17 DEF, +5 DEX|
|Tier Grouped Drops||Epic Quest Chests
Mighty Quest Chest
Mad God Mayhem
The Bridge Sentinel
Oryx the Mad God 2
Xolotl the Lightning God
|Obtained Through||Purchase in the Grand Bazaar for 850
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Unlike other leather armors, the Hydra Skin Armor does not provide a defense upgrade from the previous tier; it only adds 1 DEX compared to Griffon Hide.
Hydra Skin Armor’s current sprite also dates from the same update, Patch X.16.0, when it was tweaked slightly to bring the shape in line with other tiered leather armor. The original design was:
The lack of increased DEF versus the previous tier has led to a “buff hydra” meme within the community. In response to this, for April Fools 2017 the item was replaced with the BUFFED Hydra Skin Armor, which provided a mere +1 MP compared to the armor’s usual stats. In addition, the words “extra beefy” were added in the description text:
|Superlative leather armor fashioned from the skin of an extra beefy twelve-headed swamp hydra.|
This change was temporary and overwrote the existing item in the code, so affecting all Hydra Skin Armor in the game. It was reverted after the event ended, but was repeated during the 2018 Easter Event, and for April Fools events in successive years.
|Limited Edition Leather Armors|