Bristling Hydra

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) 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

Boza on Is it possible to put ...

2 months ago

Well, satyr is not good enough to warrant an enchantment deck by itself. It is not the wincon you are looking for. However, I think any hexproof creature is a big payoff towards that goal. Currently, Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner, Vine Mare, Carnage Tyrant and Bristling Hydra are the best targets for loading up with auras for an alpha strike. If you combine any of the above with Onward // Victory, it is an instant win (vine mare and hydra may require an +1/+0 from an aura).

In short, no Satyr is not good enough. You need many other effects of the sort in order for an cnchantress deck to be born.

Pal00ka on Shalai's Budget Army

3 months ago

I'd highly suggest adding in Cultivate, etc. for ramp; Inspiring Call for card draw and protection; Armorcraft Judge for card draw; Bristling Hydra nice body and makes a +1/+1 counter; Fairgrounds Trumpeter could get big easily; Retreat to Kazandu +1/+1 counters just for playing lands; Durable Handicraft for more +1/+1 counter generation; Abzan Battle Priest, Abzan Falconer, Ainok Bond-Kin, Tuskguard Captain, and Longshot Squad for great keywords; Regna, the Redeemer because you have a bunch of life-gain effects for her to make an army all on her own; and ways to close out the game like Overwhelming Stampede, etc.

As for a few cuts: Danitha Capashen, Paragon does very little work with only 6 relevant spells; Resolute Archangel is expensive for her effect and has no synergy with +1/+1 counters; Surrak, the Hunt Caller I do not see haste for one creature being a huge deal, this seems to be a more slow build-up strategy; and cut it down to 36 lands plus ~10 sources of ramp (that is what I do at least).

Fun looking budget build, good job!

SereneTsunami on GRN Sultai Muldrotha

3 months ago

Yea, I don't know why I think Jade Guardian is so much worse then Bristling Hydra. It looks so plain, but it's a much better "Boggle" then the Hydra.

clark1424 on GRN Sultai Muldrotha

3 months ago

I think its too board state dependent. We do need cards that are good on their own. Well, we just want to replace Bristling Hydra with a card with built in hexproof that is either cheaper with almost the same power level or same cost with equal or greater power level in my opinion.

clark1424 on GRN Sultai Muldrotha

3 months ago

Actually, i just need to replace Bristling Hydra post rotation with a creature that has hexproof and is cheaper to cast than Jade Guardian. Otherwise, i might go for Ripjaw Raptor in the main.

Regarding Thorn Lieutenant, i think the card stays in the deck regardless of what happens in the next set since a 2/3 body with replacement effect (if targetted), and a built in pump is great.

Murphy77 on GRN Sultai Muldrotha

3 months ago

I like the concept and the deck seems to be put together well. I do, however have a few thoughts that might add value to the deck.

Bristling Hydra gets a 1-turn hexproof and has little synergy with the rest of your deck. If, however, you could equip Blanchwood Armor to one of your hexproof creatures, you get a powerful hexproof creature.

You have mana ramp, but no added card draw. Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Nissa, Steward of Elements and Colossal Majesty could all work with this deck, giving you some useful card advantage.

My preference would be to have at least a playset of something like Unwind (or Disallow) mainboard.

mindness on Green Horse Bogles

3 months ago

They are actually 6 boggles and 4 conditionals Bristling Hydra and Rhonas the Indomitable. The other creatures are here for the extra damage and the opportunity to make them unblockable. Basically the "boggle theme" is sub-theme.

clark1424 on GRN Sultai Muldrotha

3 months ago

Thanks man. Just changed the Cartouche of Knowledge into Arcane Flight since its more likely to be countered, i want my opponent to spend more mana than the usual for a 1 drop. I do like the idea of turn 5, attach flight to a hexproof horse or hydra, which is unlikely if i have a 2 to cast aura instead. Also, post rotation, i'll surely use Jade Guardian to replace Bristling Hydra. Since hydra is the better card pre-rotation, I might as well stick to it. :)

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