Genesis Hydra

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Genesis Hydra

Creature — Plant Hydra

When you cast Genesis Hydra, reveal the top X cards of your library. You may put a nonland permanent card with converted mana cost X or less from among them onto the battlefield. Then shuffle the rest into your library.

Genesis Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

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Genesis Hydra Discussion

Darkmagi1131 on You're killin' me, Walls!

2 days ago

I would lower the number of Polukranos, World Eater in favor of a couple of diversified fatties as that particular hydra is legendary. How about Genesis Hydra and Primordial Hydra instead?

Judiasmon on Selvala's Hydras

1 week ago

There's very little blue in my playgroup so Mistcutter Hydra isn't very useful. Genesis Hydra is on my list of things to find room for already.

Kizrakas on Selvala's Hydras

1 week ago

i second Delta-117 on the Mistcutter Hydra and Genesis Hydra. Genesis can basically pull out any non hydra creature if you get enough mana. mistcutter is just great for quick kills on blue players

Rzepkanut on Shizuko, Better than Omnath

1 week ago

Love the deck, looks fun as hell! Got a few ideas to bounce off you... Nature's Will & Sword of Feast and Famine for another bear umbra effect. Nissa, Worldwaker's untap 4 forests mode can make lots of mana with a mana flare effect in play,Llanowar Druid and Rude Awakening are similarly powerful but only work once. Genesis Hydra could be a good mana sink/beater/pseudo card draw. Animist's Awakening is bonkers when its cast big. I hope I was helpful. Happy gathering!

Redace878 on Looking for a Similar card ...

1 week ago

Well, Genesis Hydra is just the creature version of Genesis Wave, so...

vbfabled on Thrasios - Mega Ramp

2 weeks ago

Make sure your playgroup is okay with Prophet of Kruphix cuz it's super banned and super OP.

Also, Cyclonic Rift is super good, since it doesn't hit your stuff. I also suggest Scour from Existence because ramp. I think you may want to run more creatures, too. Cut back on some of the less useful instants and sorceries. Hydras, for example would be great. In particular, I like Primordial Hydra, Genesis Hydra, and Hydra Broodmaster for ramp. Also consider Omnath, Locus of Mana

Good luck!

DemonDragonJ on Iconic Masters Announced

2 weeks ago

Eladamri's Call and Cromat have never been reprinted, so I would like to see them reprinted in this set, and Worldly Tutor also should be here, as well, since it was left out of Eternal Masters in favor of Green Sun's Zenith.

As for iconic creatures, my predictions are as follows:

Angels: it is very safe to presume that both Serra Angel and Akroma, Angel of Wrath shall be in this set, hopefully, with new artwork for both, and I also would like to see Angelic Arbiter, Shepherd of the Lost, Angel of Jubilation, Pristine Angel, Iridescent Angel, Crypt Angel, Desolation Angel, Angel of Despair, Empyrial Archangel, and Archangel of Thune.

Demons: Lord of the Pit is one of the most iconic demons in the game, but some other excellent choices are Abyssal Persecutor, Archfiend of Depravity, Bloodgift Demon, Butcher of the Horde, Grinning Demon, Havoc Demon, Herald of Torment, Kagemaro, First to Suffer, Kuro, Pitlord, Lord of the Void, and Xathrid Demon.

Sphinxes: it was not until recently that sphinxes started to become powerful and efficient, but, thankfully, there ave been a number of excellent sphinxes made, recently, including Consecrated Sphinx, Conundrum Sphinx, Goliath Sphinx, Guardian of Tazeem, Medomai the Ageless, Sharuum the Hegemon, Sphinx of Jwar Isle, Sphinx of Magosi, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, and Sphinx of Uthuun.

Hydras: as with sphinxes, hydras only recently have been well-designed creatures, so some hydras that I would like to see in this set are Apocalypse Hydra, Domesticated Hydra, Genesis Hydra, Hydra Broodmaster, Hydra Omnivore, Kalonian Hydra, Khalni Hydra, Managorger Hydra, Primordial Hydra, Savageborn Hydra, Ulasht, the Hate Seed, and Vastwood Hydra.

Dragons: there are too many dragons for me too list all of them, but it is safe to presume that Shivan Dragon shall be in this set, hopefully with new artwork, and some of my top choices are Moonveil Dragon, Balefire Dragon, Dragon Tyrant, Ebon Dragon, Mirrorwing Dragon, Moltensteel Dragon, Scourge of Valkas, Stormbreath Dragon, Two-Headed Dragon, Utvara Hellkite, Vampiric Dragon, Viashivan Dragon, and Hellkite Overlord.

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Triton on Mana is Neat.

2 weeks ago

Pieguy396 Hello! I did a 50/50 split on the Crater's Claws and Rolling Thunder, partly because I like the diversity haha. I added in Greenwarden of Murasa to recur any non-permanent after using Genesis Hydra-ing, but I agree that this deck could do with more card advantage.

Josh_Estrella appreciate the kind words!

Thanks for the suggestions and upvote!

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