Bristling Hydra


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh Rare

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Bristling Hydra

Creature — Hydra

When Bristling Hydra enters the battlefield, you get symbol:esymbol:esymbol:e (three energy counters).

Pay symbol:esymbol:esymbol:e: Put a +1/+1 counter on Bristling Hydra. It gains hexproof until end of turn.

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Bristling Hydra Discussion

Vergil_Redgrail on W: Aether VIal, Merfolk, Maybe ...

2 days ago

Of note, I've got Temur Energy and Temur Pummeler in Standard that I'm looking to get rid of bundled as a deal! While they are two different decks, I've only got at most playsets of a card, so for example, both lists may run Bristling Hydra, but you will receive the 4x Bristling Hydra I have, not 6x or 8x. Just food for thought.

JakeBreake on Selesnya Standard

3 days ago

You have a pretty low curve- I honestly think you could take Attune with Aether completely out of the deck, even though it did provide energy for the Bristling Hydra. I would rather replace it for adding in more Cast Out and Aerial Responder. Try adding a few more low CC aggro cards like Rhonas's Stalwart

clayperce on Return of Steel-Cannon Pummeler (AKH - Retired)

1 week ago

Yeah, Zombies can be rough for sure! I was normally pulling a couple Bristling Hydras out vs. Zombies, just to lower my curve. Good luck (and skill) in the rematch!

Ryjo on Last Chance to Solve Zada/Mirrorwing

1 week ago

ZadaWing doesn't interact with Prowess, the copies aren't cast, so Prowess doesn't trigger.

Would a Jund energy deck featuring Harnessed Lightning/Die Young/Highspire Infusion, Electrostatic Pummeler, and Bristling Hydra work? With the Harnessed Lightning and Die Young, you target either Zada, Hedron Grinder, or Mirrorwing Dragon, gain the , but don't do any damage or give any -1/-1s (with Highspire Infusion, you still target them, but there's no option to spend ), so you stockpile a lot of , then use the to pump either Electrostatic Pummeler or to boost and protect Bristling Hydra. Maybe add in Fling, because that gives you another route to victory.

Agent_Fire on Return of Steel-Cannon Pummeler (AKH - Retired)

1 week ago

I have a bad run against zombies at the FMN and the only thing that caused me to last to about turn 13 was my mainboard Aethersphere Harvester because all my local stores are out of Bristling Hydra.

Izu_Korasu on Four Colors Eternalized (HOU)

1 week ago

id consider dropping Champion of Wits and The Scarab God so that you can drop blue and focus more on the central theme. (maybe Earthshaker Khenra aswell)

cards that either hit hard (Lathnu Hellion, Voltaic Brawler) provide value (Glint-Sleeve Siphoner, Bristling Hydra, Electrostatic Pummeler) or help you hit harder/help your creatures survive (Invigorated Rampage, Larger Than Life, Supernatural Stamina, Uncaged Fury)

Izu_Korasu on Simic energy Turret

1 week ago

Fatestitcher gives you alternate copies of Kiora's Follower that can unearth for those last few points of damage.

Decoction Module, Era of Innovation, Bristling Hydra and Shielded Aether Thief will help more with energy, and Voltaic Key is a direct upgrade from Galvanic Key and while a copy or two of Dynavolt Tower may be useful, copies of Fodder Cannon/Razortip Whip could be fun.

EmblemMan on Rotation in September - cards ...

1 week ago

Nice evaluation it was pretty spot on for replacing certain cards. I am a little iffy on sunmare and angel of sanctions just because angel dies so easy and is a huge tempo loss when it does and sunmare is pretty hard to trigger consistently but I do think sunmare has promise. Anyway I think something very important to consider (not just necessarily from a financial perspective but a tournament perspective) is which decks already exist and which will exist post rotation which you kind of touched on without naming specific decks. As VampireArmy (I tried linking his name but it didnt quite work) mentioned when a format becomes unclear people play a pretty low to the ground aggressive deck.

Currently red does not really have the tools for that so what I expect to see is some sort of RW or mardu aggressive deck similar to mardu vehicles that currently exists but way more aggressive and probably just seeing Chandra, Torch of Defiance in the main deck as a form of top end. The other biggest contender early on is temur energy. This deck loses very much and still has most of its powerful hitters. Longtusk Cub, Bristling Hydra, Chandra, Torch of Defiance , and Glorybringer.

If you want to invest in cards I would say Chandra, Torch of Defiance although currently seeing a ton of play has the highest growth potential since itll probably replace gideon in most aggressive/midrange decks. Next would probably be Glorybringer. The biggest problem with standard sets recently is its just not easy to "invest in" because all the cards are so cheap because for the most part the best cards are rares and most of the mythics kind of suck. That and people have opened sets a bit more due to invocations so my advice is not to invest much into the cards now unless they are things like chandra and glorybringer.

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