Apocalypse Hydra


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Conflux (CON) Mythic Rare

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Apocalypse Hydra

Creature — Hydra

Apocalypse Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it. If X is 5 or more, it enters the battlefield with an additional X +1/+1 counters on it.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Apocalypse Hydra: Apocalypse Hydra deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

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Apocalypse Hydra Discussion

king-saproling on Fight me bro

2 months ago

Nice you picked a really cool general for your first EDH! Nice to see Gruul getting some love. You do have a lot of noncreature stuff though, which your general seems to hate.

You might swap some of those noncreature things out for some of these: Ruric Thar, the Unbowed , Krosan Restorer , Magus of the Candelabra (this guy is super good when your general is out, all your lands will effectively make 3 mana each!), Voyaging Satyr , Reclamation Sage , Genesis Hydra , Savageborn Hydra , Apocalypse Hydra , Garruk's Horde , Garruk's Packleader , Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip, Drumhunter , Artisan of Kozilek , Ulvenwald Tracker , Foe-Razer Regent , Gruul Ragebeast

Yesterday on How does Ezuri work with ...

3 months ago

To expand on that a little, many creatures specify to do something 'as they enter the battlefield' or that they 'enter the battlefield with some counters'. These are replacement effects for how they enter the battlefield, so they never enter the battlefield as 0/0 creatures to get the opportunity to trigger Ezuri.

The replacement effects are necessary with the current rules so that the creatures can survive. If a creature like Apocalypse Hydra had the text "When ~ enters the battlefield, put X +1/+1 counters on it", it would enter the battlefield and die due to state-based effects before its ETB ability would get a chance to resolve.

LordVonChimp on Gruul Smash

5 months ago

a fair few X mana cards there, Unbound Flourishing will help get bigger hydras for less mana, and ofcourse there is the pricey Doubling Season . They're $$$ cards, but with both in play, for 7 mana you can cast Apocalypse Hydra for 40 +1/+1 counters. They'll work really well with Zendikar Resurgent too.

Couldn't suggest on cuts though if you like / can get those cards.

Naksu on Oink goes the Bacon

6 months ago

Primeval Titan + Ulvenwald Hydra is always fun together. Sakura-Tribe Elder and Xenagos, the Reveler are great rampers to consider. As finishers and effective usage of gruuls million mana in endgame could be Savageborn Hydra and/or Apocalypse Hydra , with the latter doing crazy pings over defense.

Kogarashi on If someone took possession of ...

8 months ago

Chromeshell Crab 's ability is a control-changing effect. When a player leaves the game, one of the things that happens is that all effects that give that player control over objects end, which would include the one from the Crab. At that point, control of your Apocalypse Hydra would revert to whoever controlled it prior to the Crab's control-changing effect, in this case you.

If they had somehow put the Hydra on the battlefield directly under their control (not a control-changing effect), it would be exiled when they leave the game.

The Hydra would only go to your graveyard if it was somehow killed or sacrificed during all of this.

Nuubi on If someone took possession of ...

8 months ago

So the scenario goes, someone played a Chromeshell Crab face down and morphed it, taking control of my Apocalypse Hydra . The turn came back around to me. I drew an Insurrection tapped out and played it. So, I took possession of everything, proceeded to swing with everything but a blocker. I took out the opponent that took control of my apocalypse hydra and one other opponent. We were playing commander so I still had one opponent left. The question is since I took out the player who took possession of my hydra, would I regain control of it or would it go to the grave yard?

SuperGreed on The to expensive to be budget, budget deck

11 months ago

multimedia Thank you for commenting and helping me out with the deck.

  • Lightning Bolt (Wich is a placeholder)
  • Kamahl, Pit Fighter(Fun fact: The only reason Kamahl is in the deck is cuse its the first rare i ever opend)
  • Zurgo Bellstriker
  • Lurking Predators
All of the cards above are going out of the deck in favor of the stuff belowe

I like some of the suggestions that you have made, i cant look through them all right now but at the same time some of the ones that you feel should be taken out are some that i feel make the core of the deck such as

for the sheere fun of slaming down a 20/20 Hydra in the late game and there flexibility in the early/mid game. I will continue working with the suggestions that i have gotten for you tommorow and will take them into consider and i hope that i have put in a fair point about the hydras for you

ZendikariWol on The Vengeful Golem

1 year ago

My suggestions for cuts are plentiful. However, Kresh the Bloodbraided comes to mind immediately. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan would be good, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen is great, Rockslide Elemental is similar to Kresh, Taurean Mauler is another Managorger, and Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Malakir Cullblade, with even more similarities to Kresh, may fit well with your flavor. Curse of Stalked Prey could help, alongside Curse of Predation, some mana rocks would do you good, Apocalypse Hydra, and many other hydras would be decent finishers, Kalonian Hydra takes the cake though. Armorcraft Judge is nice, along with Inspiring Call, Pelt Collector and Experiment One, Champion of Lambholt, maybe Heroes' Bane, Ravenous Slime, Rubblebelt Raiders, Deus of Calamity, Scute Mob, Sporeback Troll, Tuskguard Captain, Vinelasher Kudzu, Soul's Majesty, Falkenrath Exterminator, and Stromkirk Noble?

So that's a few suggestions. Want me to propose cuts as well?

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