Burst of Strength
InstantPut a +1/+1 counter on target creature and untap it.
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Burst of Strength Discussion
6 days ago
I was thinking more along the lines of stuff like Burst of Strength , Increasing Savagery , Strength of the Tajuru and Incremental Growth because of how quickly they throw counters out. and Solidarity of Heroes would go nicely.
I'm also looking to take out Hooded Hydra , Nessian Wilds Ravager and Protean Hydra because they don't pump fast enough because hooded dies quickly and 1/1s havent shown much use, nessian's tribute is never paid, and protean doesnt boost quick enough. As well as the Negate is no longer needed and the only time you would go to play Opportunity you honestly don't need it.
So that would be the 5 for 5 switch up?
3 weeks ago
If you want to go the counter route. You could try adding in the Hardened Scales then putting in Hunger of the Howlpack, Nature's Panoply, or Burst of Strength instead of the Giant Growth etc... Solidarity of Heroes could be used to double-up existing counters, and trigger Hardened Scales again.
Mutant's Prey could be used then on your pumped up creatures to whack opponent's threats.
Savage Summoning could be used to flash in a creature that has 2 +1/+1 counters on it when paired with Hardened Scales.
With all the instants, you're going to need card draw with the instants your playing, so you might need Life's Legacy, or some such to get some decent card draw.
1 month ago
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1 month ago
add some Ainok Bond-Kin, Setessan Tactics, Feat of Resistance, Abzan Charm & Abzan Ascendancy. I would cut the Satyr Grovedancer, Spike Drone, Burst of Strength and Battlegrowth. Abzan Battle Priest is to pricy for 3 copies. Some other options are Ivorytusk Fortress and Anafenza, the Foremost
1 month ago
@Spyderred I think I will use Hooded Hydra. The ability of Protean Hydra is cancelled when Vigor is out. Also, I had Kalonian Hydra to combo with all the counters Vigor gives out, to double Primordial Hydra, to combo with Fangren Firstborn, or to have a small combo with Burst of Strength. And imagine a nice Hooded Hydra+Kalonian Hydra combo! 1/1 snake tokens everywhere! That is, if it dies.
1 month ago
I love this deck, its something I always wanted to do :o so I'm gonna give you as many suggestions as I can think of Cx all of my suggestions will be mono green, because that's what you have listed, -but- Rosheen Meanderer is the perfect gruul hydra commander, because it taps for four, and that works for any hydra!!
warning: some of these cards are gonna be really obscure xD Bramblewood Paragon will give all your hydras trample~
Strength of the Tajuru I think that'd fit the them pretty well too, not sure if it'd be all that helpful, but it'd kinda be like retroactively paying more mana for your hydra, which is definitely something I wish I could do quite often >.<
Forgotten Ancient fits the theme a smidge, adding more counters to the hydras, or he can just get seriously massive by himselfanything with graft might be fun, throwing extra counters on your hydras, but I won't link anything here, because that'd be a lot of possibilities and they might not be your style. :/
Burst of Strength is a nice battle trick, also on theme
Crowned Ceratok because every green face-beater/eater needs trample
Cytoplast Root-Kin gives all the hydras a little buff
Aquastrand Spider makes hydras fly! xD
Ranger's Path gives you two lands(forests only, but you're running mono green) for only four mana
Door of Destinies, Obelisk of Urd, Brass Herald Hall of Triumph, Paragon of Eternal Wilds, Adaptive Automaton those are all "substitute lord" type creatures, any of those would be decent for any tribal deck
Fangren Firstborn buffs all attacking hydras
Fungal Behemoth he's as powerful as the combined total of +1/+1 counters on all your creatures, that'd be perfect xD
Hardened Scales is good for being so cheap
Hindervines prevents all the combat damage that wasn't dealt by your hydras
Hunt the Weak fits the theme
Increasing Savagery fits the theme
Longshot Squad gives all your hydras reach
Ooze Flux any time someone tries to use spot removal on your hydras, you basically sac that hydra that's about to die anyway, and you get an ooze token with equal power and toughness Cx
Primeval Bounty might be cool?
Renegade Krasis each time you play a hydra, all your hydras "evolve" as well! :o
Ring of Kalonia gives trample and a counter each turn?
Rite of Passage is good I think
Simic Basilisk combos great with polukronos
Soul's Might will double a hydra
Sporeback Troll gives all your hydras regen for two
Triumph of the Hordes not really on theme, but it'd be great to have with all the potentially massive hydras xD
1 month ago
No problem, to be more specific Give / Take ,Garruk, Caller of Beasts , Plasm Capture , Burst of Strength , Breeding Pool , and Simic Charm are all Return to Ravnica cards that aren't legal in Standard anymore.
1 month ago
If you wanted to get even more into the casting/copying/recasting of your instants and sorceries, Tamiyo, the Moon Sage is a great card with her ultimate giving you the ability to cast multiple Titan's Strength on an unblockable creature for example. there are numerous creatures that are better than Crackling Triton . Options I might use would be Blighted Agent , Gelectrode (who can easily do more than Crackling Triton ), Mudbutton Torchrunner , Rage Forger (could be pretty good here). I would trade one Essence Scatter to a dedicated counter spell (like Mana Leak or Syncopate , or Dissolve , and probably another into a Negate because there are a lot of pretty nasty spells out there. A card that could be fun, but isn't amazing is Wild Ricochet , because it essentially counters an opponents spell, and casts two spells in your favour, so it can be used to move say a buff spell like Burst of Strength onto one of your creatures. I would consider making room for some form of card draw, whether it be Izzet Charm or Divination a deck can always use a little boost, and if you could copy one of those, that gets you a lot of card advantage.
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