Aspect of Hydra


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

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods (BNG) Common

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Aspect of Hydra


Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is your devotion to green.

Aspect of Hydra Discussion

Eskimobaby on Mono-Green Stompy

2 weeks ago

eerie343 I am far from an expert with the deck, but I provided below how I would side board in some common modern matchups. Please let me know if there are any specific matchups you would like my opinion for.

Tron - IN:1x Beast Within , 2x Nature's Claim . OUT:3x Aspect of Hydra Reasoning: This should not be a good matchup for you, once tron is online, they will start picking off your creatures, or wipe the board. Beast within can take tron offline by hitting a land, and nature’s claim will slow down their early game. You want threats, and aspect is not any good if your creatures aren't sticking around.

Bridgevine - IN: 3x Surgical Extraction , 1x Ratchet Bomb , 2x Grafdigger's Cage . OUT:2x Hexdrinker , 1x Leatherback Baloth , 3x Vines of Vastwood Reasoning: much like the rest of modern decks, this is a bad matchup(hopefully not for much longer).. you bring in the pieces that interact with the GY, Ratchet can take care of a bunch of zombies. Hexdrinker and leatherback are slow, and since they don’t target your stuff much, vines can be trimmed.

U/W Control – Shuffle in all 15 sideboard cards then take them all out (fake the act of sideboarding) Reasoning: This matchup is as good as it gets for you, and I currently have nothing in the SB for the matchup. Shapers' Sanctuary could be considered.

XaiLo on The Stampede - Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

3 weeks ago

You say Land Grant is one of your fav cards, but you've sideboarded it. Did it fall out of favor? I've never used it. I can see how it's a deck-thinner, but how does it help get out Selvs on turn 2?

What do you think of Malachite Talisman ? Weird janky card but i love it for Selvala.

Treefolk Harbinger so slow!

If you add Ancient Tomb then Crop Rotation becomes another way to cast Selvala on turn 2. ---- I just realized you do have Ancient Tomb so maybe I missed it but did you mention Crop Rotation into Ancient Tomb in your primer?

Scent of Ivy and Aspect of Hydra are in my deck. Might they be better than Savage Swipe or Scale Up?

If you like Centaur Garden then you might also like Hashep Oasis as well. Me I prefer regular forests but it's out there.

Speaking of forests, I run Snow-Covereds along with Mouth of Ronom do you know the Mouth of Ronom uses?

Force of Vigor is a new card I like. What are your thoughts on it?

Last card, might not be the best but it's a pet fav card of mine: Seedtime Yeah people say it's situational but honestly, it seems to me that more games i've played have used Seedtime to great effect than games in which I actually got more than 1 mana per turn from Carpet of Flowers.

Anyway, love your list, love your videos. I subscribed!

jamiekingslayer on Lushy bushy

1 month ago

I am glad to hear, to be frank i havent played very much except against my friends, but i am planning to go to the local tavern this autumn in style of green might.

To keep it short though if you would like a clearer answer:

-Try creature for creature, non-creature for non-creature when sideboarding.

-mix around with the 1drop slot

-mix around with the non-creature slots

-mix around with the 3drop slot (i forgot to mention that Leatherback Baloth coild be changed for Groundbreaker and/or Dungrove Elder in some surroundings.

The most staple creatures are: 4x Avatar of the Resolute 4-6x any "evolve" 1 drop 3-4x Steel Leaf Champion 4x Strangleroot Geist 3-4x Aspect of Hydra

Outside of that i encourage you to experiment!

jamiekingslayer on Lushy bushy

1 month ago

Gladly! My sideboard is kinda specified to decks i see, for example back to nature is good against bogles but not much else, so adjust your own sideboard!

As a rule of thumb i switch out creature cards for crature cards in the sideboard, and non-creature for non-creature.

The reason for this is that you are mainly a creature aggro deck, where creatures are star and pumpspells either help; finish ( Aspect of Hydra ) / protect ( Vines of Vastwood ). This means that if you are siding in "protection" i.e. Relic of Progenitus i would consider switching out vines of vastwood. Same goes for Dismember , for if you need to remove creatures from your opponent they're most likely removal-light.

Feed the Clan can also be switched with vines, for the simple reason that most our creatures are beefy enough to withstand damage-removal, and this is mainly for dealing with burn. Collector Ouphe is mainly for affinity and here you could for example swap out scavenging ooze lest you desperatly need lifegain. They dont rely on their graveyard.

As you see i often swap out vines, i much consider it the weakest card and most flexible. but then again it depends on the matchup and personal taste. Consider your need for protection, explosiveness, interaction, and so on. Sometimes you might not want to switch out all the copies of a certain card, but rather take out different cards.

Lastly i want to say that you should probably make slight mainboard changes aswell: Kalonian Tusker is a good alternative for scavenging ooze, if you need more power earlier. The number of Rancor , Vines of Vastwood and Aspect of Hydra can be interchanged, and even switched out for Blossoming Defense or Dismember .

The onedrop slot is also very adjustable: Dryad Militant shines against certain decks (mostly storm and maybe dredge, and maybe snaocaster decks)and Hexdrinker against others. Same goes for Experiment One and Pelt Collector . The two latter should only be split in a 4-2 or 3-3 in my opinion because they cant evolve one another.

Lastly if there are certain cards you dont want/own in the sideboard here are alternatives:

Wheel of Sun and Moon : a good replacement for Relic of Progenitus , as it gives two devotion and is a continous denying effect. Whats already in their graveyard stays there though.

Oxidize alternativ for Natural State if you dont need to take out enchantmens.

Thrun, the Last Troll : Very good against control, but i have had a though time against Terminus lately which wrecks him. Pro tip, there seems to be some changes coming up to UW control, and this might mean Terminus is being phased out, so do keep your eye out for thrun.

Hope this helps! Reply if you need more help or anything was unclear ;D

Funkydiscogod on what big fat green monsters ...

2 months ago

Leatherback Baloth Steel Leaf Champion Gigantosaurus and Cloudthresher are the start of a pretty serious green stompy deck.

Throw in some Aspect of Hydra , Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , and Rancor if you can afford it.

TristanTaylorsVoice on Big Green Daddies

2 months ago

Dragaan Forgot to mention Tormod's Crypt : I found Tormod's Crypt to be stronger than Relic of Progenitus , being able to keep tempo with dredge and curving out while threatening a nuke should they dredge Stinkweed Imp is huge, vs using your time and Mana to get a card and the whole yard with Relic; modern is too fast for slow card advantage and Mana inefficient hate.

I don't hate Grafdigger's Cage , I just found it has a lot of the same overlap as Tormod's Crypt or Dismember against creature combo, and Grafdigger's Cage falls prey to permanent hate like Knight of Autumn or even Assassin's Trophy .

Obstinate Baloth along with Kitchen Finks is part of the "generic mid-range/increased threat density plan" that also has applications against burn, Liliana of the Veil and Burning Inquiry . Against decks such as UW control, Jund and burn they have plenty of interaction for your dudes, and pump spells such as Aspect of Hydra (vs UW) and Rancor (vs Burn) can get clunky. So I usually end up boarding one of the pumps out for the 4 creatures (or both of the pumps for Dismember as well against Jund).

Dragaan on Budget Green Stompy modern

2 months ago

Oh, and although this card is in the "base" deck I linked in my comment above, I would like to specifically stress the 4 maindeck Aspect of Hydra as well. The deck usually plays 4 Rancor, 4 Vines of Vastwood, and 4 Aspect of Hydra. All 3 of those cards are vital, but Aspect is usually how the deck ends up sneaking in it's wins. That card is what really put the deck over the top.

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