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Gilded Hydra
Gilded Hydra
Type: Semiautomatic
Quality: 1S Quality Item
Magazine Size: 1+
Max Ammo: 50
Reload Time: 2.0s
DPS: 30 (full health)
64.3 (1 missing heart)
83.3 (2 missing hearts)
Damage: 7.5x8 (60)
Fire Rate: 0.40
Shot Speed: 23
Range: 15
Force: 30
Spread: 0
Sell Creep Price: 54 Money
Unlock Method: Kill the pasts of all four main Gungeoneers.
Ammonomicon Entry
Heads Up!
Increased clip capacity with damage taken.

The Gilded Hydra is a masterwork shotgun created by Edwin, the legendary gunsmith. Its capacity grows every time its bearer is wounded.

Revolvations 2:1
These are the words of Kaliber, she who grips the seven sidearms in her hands and walks among the six loaded chambers. When the Gun is drawn to the heart of the pacifist, and when the chambers are empty and the shells are spent, the Last of the Jammed will ascend to seal the Breach forever.

Gilded Hydra is a gun that fires large bursts of piercing, bouncing bullets. Its magazine size is increased by 1 for each half heart the player is missing, and healing any missing health decreases magazine size.

Notes[ | ]

  • Synergy Ecstasy of Gold - If the player also has Gilded Bullets, Gilded Hydra's damage is increased by 25%.
  • The Gilded Hydra is part of the SHOTGUN gun class, and as such benefits from the Synergy Shotgun Affinity synergy.
  • Magazine size will not increase when playing as The Robot.
  • Gilded Hydra always starts with a magazine size of 1, regardless of health missing when it is picked up. It will increase to the correct size upon healing or taking damage.
  • Dropping the gun will reset the magazine size.
  • The gun's bullet spread is always symmetrical, though extra bullets due to passives such as Shadow Bullets do not necessarily share the symmetry.
    • The gun is still affected by accuracy increasing items, which simply cause the spread to narrow symmetrically.

Trivia[ | ]

  • The decreasing health adding to the clip size is an allusion to the Lernaean Hydra of Greek mythology, a beast that would sprout two heads in the place of one that was severed.
  • The description is a reference to Revelation 2:1 in the Bible which says "these are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands."
  • The Synergy Synergy Ecstasy of Gold is a reference to Ennio Morricone's song "The Ecstasy of Gold" from the Western film "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."

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