Bioessence Hydra

Bioessence Hydra

Creature — Hydra Mutant


Bioessence Hydra enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each loyalty counter on planeswalkers you control.

Whenever one or more loyalty counters are put on planeswalkers you control, put that many +1/+1 counters on Bioessence Hydra.

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Bioessence Hydra Discussion

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Simic Hydras

2 months ago

It is worth noting that the only creature that Gargos, Vicious Watcher 's cost-reduction ability works on is Bioessence Hydra . It doesn't work on any of the costs.

I think you could change this up a little to get Incubation Druid in here as ramp. Maybe add Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , or even Simic Ascendancy to get the counters, and it has some synergy with your -costed hydras, too.

Lordeh on Simic Hungry Hungry Hydras

3 months ago

Howdy Ya'll

Probably the last update until a rebuild to do the upcoming banning of Oko, Thief of Crowns and possibly others.

FNM 1st Position 3-1-0

Crushed the field only dropping 2 games in total. Convincingly beat 2 versions of sulti- Cauldron/Oven decks played only dropping one game across both matches. Bioessence Hydra proved to be too much for the deck with the chump/sacrificing of Cauldron Familiar not paying dividends against trample.

There was also Izzet Pheonix deck that couldn't ever completely remove Oko, Thief of Crowns . Meaning they were not over-enjoyed having just a bunch of 3/3 Elk across both games.

The drawn match was a pseudo mirror match against the Pro-Tour Simic Food Deck. Due to a slow drawn out play I managed to pull out the draw on Turn 5 of Time giving me the overall win as they had a previous draw. Funnily enough the hydras were the difference with my opponent unable to deal with the large tramples. Also of note was their decision to cast Mass Manipulation on my hydras which allowed Gargos, Vicious Watcher to fight half their board and kill himself fizzling part of the spell and turing a back breaking situation into a break even one.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

If no one else is going to jump on this wildcard, I will!

Spark Bond


You gain life equal to the number of loyalty counters put onto planeswalkers you control.

You lose life equal to the number of loyalty counters removed from planeswalkers you control.

Remember that when a planeswalker enters the battlefield, the loyalty counters are put on it after it enters (which is why Bioessence Hydra is such a bomb).

Another wildcard!

Bringiton4 on Hydraponic

6 months ago

Thank you for your feedback! I agree I need more ramp I’m liking Utopia Sprawl instead of Bioshift . Bioessence Hydra was one of the reasons I decided to make the deck so I’d like to keep it in if I can. I agree adding red isan’t the right way to go.

ScionsStillLive on Hungry Hungry Hydras! (Mono Green Hydra Deck)

6 months ago

If you change your deck to Simic you could try Bioessence Hydra and Growth Spiral .

Murphy77 on M20 Hydras

6 months ago

I like the option of having 3 different planeswalkers out that can benefit from any proliferate triggers. My choice for the 3rd planeswalker would be Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter . Once Evolution Sage is proliferating, use his -1 ability each turn to both boost your creature's power and give you an extra mana-ramp option. Putting 3, +1/+1 counters on Bioessence Hydra almost every turn could end up being fun.

Vivien, Arkbow Ranger may be better, but my focus would be on lower cmc cards played earlier in the game to set things up for later (not that 3-drops are really early game cards).

If you can then ult Nissa you should be more-or-less set.

Murphy77 on M20 Hydras

6 months ago

With so much focus on Bioessence Hydra , it would be great if you could work in an extra planeswalker and Evolution Sage . It may take a while before you have Gargos, Vicious Watcher effectively enabling you to summon a 8/9 Voracious Hydra for , but this would be deadly in the late game. I would be sorely tempted to split my strategy between Bioessence Hydra and Evolution Sage as a mid-range strategy and fewer copies of the other hydras for the late game. The early game against aggro decks will remain a bit of a challenge.

Zane102 on Cards for Blue/Green Elemental

7 months ago

Heya! I'm somewhat a decent player at modern and wanna make another deck! It'll be a ramp deck with elementals. I already have cards planned but need ideas for removals and such. I think some of these cards will work out. Hopefully! Let me know what you guys think! Overgrowth Elemental Yarok's Wavecrasher Boreal Elemental x3 Silverback Shaman x2 Cloudkin Seer Healer of the Glade x3 (want 4) Leafkin Druid X3 Risen Reef X3 (want 4) Thicket Crasher Bioessence Hydra Master Biomancer Vorel of the Hull Clade For lands I have Temple of Mystery (want 4) Thornwood Falls (want 4) Let me know suggestions please~

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