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

Squirrel_of_War on Nature's Wave

1 week ago

I think Commune with the Gods would be a better fit than Oath of Nissa. Drop in 2 Voyaging Satyr in place of 2 of your Garruk's. That's what I'd do and I'm not sure how I feel about 4 Genesis Hydra. It would suck to genesis into a Primordial Hydra and no other permanents.

GreenisGod on

2 weeks ago

Yeah that's kinda like my modern deck, Kalonian Hydra Genesis Hydra and Primordial Hydra combo/ramp deck. I kinda took some ideas from Stompy and from Genesis Wave decks. Kalonian Superpump

Bhaal666 on Please help: Mana sinks for ...

2 weeks ago

well there are more hydras: Feral Hydra, Genesis Hydra, Heroes' Bane, Hooded Hydra, Lifeblood Hydra, Mistcutter Hydra, Polukranos, World Eater, Primordial Hydra, Protean Hydra, Vastwood Hydra.

other green white mana dumps include: Windstorm, Hurricane (let it not be said that green cant deal with flyers), Decree of Justice, Genesis Wave

I could go on awhile look through this but do note not all of these are worthwhile even some i listed are just goofy to use:![U]+![B]+![R]&mana=+~[x]

Awoken_Leviathan on Hydra's Might

2 weeks ago

I was (and currently still am) building two Hydra decks: FeliHydrar Sovereign and Loch Lerna Monster (Yay shameless self-promotion) so I know how you feel with the exceesive amount of cards.

I would recommend:

Replace Chord of Calling with Worldly Tutor. I know that it only places it in your hand but should you use CoC on either Genesis Hydra or Primordial Hydra they enter as 0/0 creatures and die instantly. If you use WT then it requires 2 actions instead of 1 but you can use it for those two creatures and the overall cost is reduced by 2.

Scrap Courser of Kruphix, I know that the Landfall-esque one life is nice but it doesn't amount to much in the end if you have any other sort of Healing. Instead replace it with more Landramp such as Nissa's Pilgrimage or Cultivate. If you want to keep it as a creature then Wood Elves, Primal Druid and a handful of other cards work too.

Scrap Ranger's Guile to lower your card count. If it's in there for the hexproof then you definitely need more than two, if its there for the +1/1 then there are better cards for the job.

Someone already mentioned Ulvenwald Tracker and I support that as a replacement for Setessan Tactics since although the latter can be used for several creatures at once the prior can be used times over and as the need arises.

Last: Not gonna lie, I'm not a huge fan of Genesis Hydra, Polukranos, World Eater, and Nessian Wilds Ravager and think that other Hydra are better like Heroes' Bane and Protean Hydra for example. As well as Karametra's Acolyte which I would replace with any other form of Mana Ramp. But to each his own.

Hope any of this is useful.

demonicgrizzly on One Drop Jund

2 weeks ago

I know, but I am trying to figure out what to add in. Maybe some pump spells to make swiftspear bigger? Mutagenic Growth comes to mind. Or Rancor? I dunno. With such a low curve, something like Genesis Hydra might bo cool.

Too bad there are no one mana card draw spells that I know of in Jund colors. i thought about one drop doing grixis for the sole purpose of Serum Visions

Daedalus19876 on The Gathering Storm: Animar EDH

3 weeks ago

Mr.Beaver: Ooh, that could be good! Thanks!

MLG_Dorito: I'll definitely consider Genesis Hydra as a "tutor" of sorts for when I've comboed off and I'm looking for the win-con. I'll also take a look at Primordial Hydra :) but Doubling Season is 1) too expensive here and 2) I don't actually think it's good enough here.

Thanks to both of you!

MLG_Dorito on The Gathering Storm: Animar EDH

3 weeks ago

I'm very suprised that you don't have Genesis Hydra in here. You could easily cast it for an absurd amount and grab whatever you need. Primordial Hydra would also be worth consideration, as it'll either be removed, saving your other, more important creatures, or will kill all of your opponents. If you're willing to spend a lot of money, Doubling Season would also be very good.

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