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Aspect of Hydra
Target creature gets +X/+X until end of turn, where X is your devotion to green.
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Aspect of Hydra Discussion
5 days ago
Thinking of running 2 Blossoming Defense and take out 2 Aspect of Hydra. I'm going to try it next FNM, see how it goes. My thinking is with all the removal heavy decks, the extra 2 block spells will come in handy, even though Blossoming Defense isn't a blow out card like Aspect of Hydra is.
1 month ago
This looks solid enough- I wouldn't be shocked seeing it at an FNM. You can look at the mono green stompy (built around Aspect of Hydra) and some older Naya zoo (Wild Nacatl) archetypes to see how that runs, get an idea what other people have done with similar lists.
The big card you need to be playing in the modern aggro value plan in gruul is Bloodbraid Elf. It'll swap in place of Radha. You can play without it well enough, but it will tip your deck into the serious competitive stream rather than fringe. The other card that sees play in that slot is coco, but that suits more combo oriented gameplans, so I wouldn't run it.
The simpler replacement is Ghor-Clan Rampager- while the rade synergy is cute, the dissynergy with Burning-Tree Emissary and its lack of value compared to cards like Temur Battle Rage leaves it feeling pretty bad. With the constant presence of Ensnaring Bridge and KCI in my meta, I would mainboard my Abrade, and pack some grave hate in the sideboard with the freed up slots.
Smooth out your curve, make sure your manabase is stable and go have fun. Aint nothing like playing for learning modern, and seeing what everyone is playing gives way better options when sideboarding and planning your deck's overall strategy.
1 month ago
even a basic forest is better than Sapseep Forest. modern is too fast for lands that enter tapped, 2 mana for 1 life isn't worth it, and green stompy in particular should always have something else to spend that mana on. honestly, every noncreature in your current list except Rancor should be cut. 5 mana is too expensive for green stompy, and the deck doesn't need card draw. the biggest reason green stompy is even good, is Aspect of Hydra. so you need more creatures that increase devotion, like Strangleroot Geist and Leatherback Baloth. you can cut the Carnage Tyrant to make room. you'll almost never have the mana for it, even with your mana dorks. one last thing, you can save a TON of money by swapping the Noble Hierarch for Elvish Mystic or Arbor Elf. with the deck being mono green, using Noble Hierarch is basically saying "i'm fine paying $80 for 1 extra power if a creature attacks alone". that alone is crazy, especially in a deck where creatures should almost never attack alone.
2 months ago
PopNFreshHDZ Thanks for the suggestion! I understand your point, but I also think that Blossoming Defense over Aspect of Hydra is most effective as a meta based choice. Blossoming Defense is obviously better in a meta dominated by decks such as Mardu Pyromancer, Jund, or Control Decks while Aspect is better against decks like Krark-Clan Ironworks, Tron, or Burn. Basically decks that interact more encourage the use of Blossoming Defense while generic combo meta or un-interactive meta makes Aspect of Hydra the better choice.
2 months ago
Toxicat thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and the deck you built looks awesome! Primalcrux is a really fun card that I had looked into previously and it was very hard to keep it out of the deck along with some other big guys like Khalni Hydra but you seem to have made a cozy spot for him in your deck :) I'm just in too deep at this point with the Coco's to add any other big creatures but may change up the deck at some point with Primalcrux,Khalni Hydra,Aspect of Hydra once I make some money to put back into magic haha. I also had more mana dorks in the past but decided to take them out because I was drawing them way too much on my later turns and they just weren't doing anything for me since my cmc is so low but they may certainly work out better in your deck. I personally love the idea of splashing red into this deck for cards like Blood Moon because that seems to be a big one in modern that has the potential to just ruin some decks also Gruul Ponza looks like a super neat deck that i will have to look further into! I am definitely going to hop back on here when I get some free time and add these cards to the maybe and sideboard.. in my mind this deck is going to be an ongoing project for as long as I play magic because there is just so much to explore and that's exactly why I love it so much! I'm so happy I was able to give you some inspiration here as well as gain some from you and your husband... Thanks again! :D