Genesis Hydra


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

chetoos on Reyhan and ravos: In death we give counters

2 days ago

I think that some sacrifice engines would be good for this deck. Viscera Seer is the go to, but there are others you can find. Also, I'd recommend some hydras for this deck, at least the X cost X counters kind. Lifeblood Hydra and Genesis Hydra should do well for this deck, especially if you get some sacrifice engine out, like Feed the Pack. Sacrifice the creatures on alternate turns, get them back with Ravos, then Reyhan makes their counters go elsewhere, like maybe a Gyre Sage. Also, always a good idea in a green deck are Soul of the Harvest and Lifecrafter's Bestiary, for some insane card advantage situations.

Vininn126 on You done pissed Saskia off!!!

1 week ago

So if this is gonna be a stompy aggro ramp deck, i suggest Cryptolith Rite, Wood Elves (for shocks), Sakura-Tribe Elder, and creature based ramp. The reason for that is, is because if you get a recursion package going like Phyrexian Reclamation, Palace Siege, or Alesha, Who Smiles at Death if the majority of your creatures fit that power, (making Tajuru Preserver Not necessary, you can generate card advantage that way, as well as abuse creatures with etb or sacrifice ablities. Also, you can run a card like Birthing Pod for tool box effects.

Since you have shocks, go ahead and add Skyshroud Claim.

Since you're in the best removal colors, I'd add cards that do that, that aren't damage based, E.g. Lavalanche. In Garruk's Wake is also a pretty wincon. I'd cut the artifact ramp as you're in green and you're likely not dropping Saskia until you're killing two people.

Prismatic Omen and Joiner Adept are both fixing.

Also, you need to get your creatures through, Siege Behemoth is pretty aight (but blocking creatures can still assign damage).

Also, add card draw. Green does a lot of creature based card draw, black pays life for it.

I'd cut Dragon Broodmother, Genesis Hydra (maybe for Genesis Wave, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Kaervek the Merciless maybe, unless he's super good, Mogis, God of Slaughter (what synergy is he bringing?), Myr Battlesphere, Rubblebelt Raiders, Tajuru Preserver, and maaaaybe Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Xenagos, God of Revels, and instea throw in a ton of utility creatures for removal, pump, and various effects (i.e. Reclamation Sage, Acidic Slime, Terastodon, and white and black have a ton as well.) Also, a few Anthems would be good, particularly if they're on creatures, like Angel of Invention.

OutOfBasics on Scales is Suddenly Back Again!

2 weeks ago

SorinSkies I LOVE that card, honestly I do. I've run into some issues with it before (in standard), but now I don't remember what was wrong...I'll give it another try!

polity4life You know, I used to run Lead by Example, since it really is surprisingly good. I'm going to be cutting out the Elvish Mystics, and maybe I'll bring it back! Genesis Hydra is definitely on my radar, but with Hangarback Walkers, Walking Ballistas and Endless One, I feel like I might whiff too often! Thanks!

jubale I....really like that idea. If I have a Rishkar, Peema Renegade out, that's definitely a huge Ballista! I'll test that out, thanks!

polity4life on Scales is Suddenly Back Again!

2 weeks ago

I've found Lead by Example to be a fairly nasty combat trick in this deck. I have also played around with Genesis Hydra if I'm somehow land flooded to help build up a better board. I've seen mixed results but at least I end up with another large threat.

Sousaphonist on Is Collected Company optional?

2 weeks ago

Collected Company says "Put up to two creature cards...onto the battlefield." Does that mean that I may choose to put one or none of them even if they qualify and I have no other option (for example, not putting in Genesis Hydra)?

pshawver on Saskia Feb 2

3 weeks ago

Birds of Paradise over Quirion Explorer or Sylvok Explorer. heck even a Gemhide Sliver or Manaweft Sliver would be better since they can tap for any color. Sylvan Caryatid as well

Genesis Hydra would be fun. as would Genesis Wave

im not sold on Silent Sentinel unless you go harder into an enchantment subtheme. the gods being indestuctible wont die. they may get exiled but are less likely to end up in the graveyard. if you added in more stuff like Seal of Doom\Seal of Cleansing or Khalni Heart Expedition you could get use out of recurring them. plus more enchantments mean you could justify cards like Mesa Enchantress and Verduran Enchantress to supplement the eidolon.

more enchatments make Doomwake Giant insane. wipe your opponents board and draw a bunch of cards just for playing enchantment spells

viewtifulstyle on Modern Mono Green Devotion

3 weeks ago

no Omnath, Locus of Mana? The chance to store all that delicious spare mana is worth any potential risk in my opinion.

I also second the Genesis Hydra and raise a Mana Reflection. You don't think you need it. "6 mana is a bit pricey for..." then you play it.

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