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

CheapDecks101 on Gruul Clans

2 hours ago

Sorry, what am I saying I forgot that I'm not even playing Genesis Hydra anymore. Will fix later all changes related to the pair of Genesis Hydra I thought I was playing.

CheapDecks101 on Gruul Clans

2 hours ago

This deck also needs one drops so I have added 2 Spark Elemental to replace the overly slow Genesis Hydra.

CheapDecks101 on Gruul Clans

2 hours ago

After some play testing I have determined that Primordial Hydra is too slow for the deck, as seeing that it is in Lightning Bolt range until you play it for 5 mana on most likely turn five and at that point it may not be worth your mana. Also Genesis Hydra was very helpful when playing with it but it provided little to no combat power as seeing that the average CMC of this deck is 2 which means for 4 mana you get a 2/2 plus another 2/2 like Burning-Tree Emissary which means you should probably have just played a Rubblebelt Raiders because for 4 mana you get much more value.

demonicgrizzly on Yidirs,Maelstrom Wielder

3 days ago

Looks like you kind of did what I did with my Yidris deck. I bought the precon and have been making improvements.

I added the infinite mana combo of Pili-Pala and Grand Architect to make infinite cascades with Etherium-Horn Sorcerer and a bunch of value cascade targets like Cruel Ultimatum, Eternal Witness, etc.

I am also considering adding the splinter twin combo, but still testing.

I also added Genesis Hydra which nets you a permanent even it it gets countered. But I would suggest things that let you react more, like Vedalken Orrery and maybe consider adding more removal. Definitely upgrade the mana base.

Memo617 on Mono Green omnath hydra

4 days ago

Here are some hydras and other creatures I would recommend, click the little check make if you like the suggestions!!

Mana Ramp

I would add someone drop Mana generates so you can boost up your hydras even more

Llanowar Elves

Fyndhorn Elves

Elvish Mystic

Birds of Paradise

Arbor Elf

Now For Some Crazy Powerful Hydras if you Pump Enough Mana Into Them

Domesticated Hydra

Genesis Hydra

Hooded Hydra

Managorger Hydra

Hydra Broodmaster

Polukranos, World Eater

Now Cards to add +1/+1 counters to all of your hyras

Solidarity of Heroes

Ordeal of Nylea(Great way to add counters and a way to get land on the battlefield

Hope You Enjoy the Suggiujstonsit would really help if you check marked them!!! Thank You!!!


thethirdmichaelson on Zoolander

1 week ago

Hey man, I am no expert but this looks like it might benefit from Trample! Primal Rage or Vigor Maybe? Just a friendly thought. Also, I am also a big fan of Genesis Hydra, I think he is dope. Plus if you get an Experiment One He will evolve from Genesis Hydra entering the battle after him. Because the Hydra's effect in triggered on the cast. Also this triggered effect helps against counter magic, which can be a stompy green deck's worst nightmare. Maybe I should just start a blog about my feelings for Genesis Hydra...

thethirdmichaelson on Rashmi, And Dash-me!

1 week ago

just a suggestion because I really like it, Genesis Hydra? You've got a lot of sweet enter the battle field effects, I think he could add. Plus he can snuffle your deck if you need it?

Firebones675 on Combo elfball

1 week ago

Deck looks pretty good. I have a similar deck Selvala Infinite Turboramp with Selvala, Heart of the Wilds at the helm. Personally I think shes a bit better than ezuri for this kind of deck, especially if you want to go all in on combo. I'd also strongly suggest Genesis Hydra as once you get infinite mana you can hydra for x=100, take your staff of domination, then draw your library. As for cuts, i'd take out Cultivator of Blades, Tajuru Preserver(doesnt seem relevant most games), Wood Elves (been under impressed by this one)

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