Genesis Hydra


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Promo Set (000) 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

Drakorya on Don't give me that sass, Aya!

2 weeks ago

Cool deck man!

I think Seek the Horizon and Storm Cauldron would be great in this deck. Storm Cauldron especially since it disrupts your opponents as well as let you get your lands to your hand.

Also, Genesis Wave and Genesis Hydra would be good payoff cards.

Iron_eye2 on Hydras - +1/+1 Counter Crazy

2 weeks ago

Maybe Genesis Hydra would be good, since it has counters and plays an additional card

The_Ninjurai on Baby Come Back

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions Osbert! I originally had Nath of the Gilt-Leaf in the deck to go with a discard the opponent strategy, but decided to try some self discard instead. Those are great suggestions if I feel like going that route though. Forgot Primal Surge and Genesis Wave existed, but since I don't have as many enter the battlefield abilities I don't think they will go in the deck. You are right those two are great for most Muldrotha decks. Also, Genesis Hydra.

Scion_of_Darkness on Mono green hydra tribal deck

1 month ago

Bad news: Hydra Omnivore and Burgeoning aren't Modern legal.

Good news: I play what I want, too. Moving on.

As long as you're not sticking strictly to Modern, Berserk has been reprinted and can be picked up way cheaper than it used to be. Throw that on a Hydra Omnivore. Or a Blade of Selves!

One thing I see is that you have to many Hydras and not enough mana. I would recommend loosing Primordial Hydra, bring Polukranos, World Eater down to 1 copy, and not use Rishkar, Peema Renegade. You wouldn't want to be tapping huge Hydras for a piece. Consider going with a Elf mana core like Mystic elf, Elvish Archdruid and Priest of Titania. Switch out the 4xTreetop Village for 2xNykthos, Shrine to Nyx and 2xRogue's Passage. Also Genesis Wave (and Genesis Hydra)!

Ruyen on Snaking into more mana

1 month ago

With all that Green Mana you really need Omnath, Locus of Mana. You also need way more hydra's like Genesis Hydra or Protean Hydra. You may want to voltron your commander with cards like Strata Scythe (I mean +1/+1 for each forest, yes please) or Sword of the Animist.

Torekai92 on Invincible Under the Sun 天下無双

1 month ago

Ghalta actually looks really fun.

Asceticism is a good upgrade for Canopy Cover though not a very budget card. Some proliferate like Contagion Clasp, Contagion Engine, or Plaguemaw Beast works well with counters. Some other hydras that might be fun: Genesis Hydra, Primordial Hydra, or Vastwood Hydra.

Looks fun though, +1!

KINGofORESKOS on Hydra ramp

2 months ago

Mono-colored ramp decks can always benefit from Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Paradox Engine allows you to untap all you rampers whenever you cast a cheap spell, allowing you to cast ridiculously high amounts for X. Add 2 more cards, as the deck is 58 cards, as of now. Since ramp decks are aggressive (not focused on lifegain), replace Gift of Paradise with Utopia Sprawl. You're running 1-3 of many decent hydras when you should be running 3-4 of the best ones. I would remove Bristling Hydra and Mistcutter Hydra (move to sideboard). In terms of ramp, replace Channeler Initiate with Elvish Archdruid, Sylvan Caryatid with Arbor Elf (works with Utopia Sprawl), Druid of the Cowl and Naga Vitalist with Elvish Mystic. I would consider adding Genesis Hydra and Genesis Wave. Nice deck, keep up the good work, and I hope my suggestions help. Change the format to Modern and add ramp as a hub as well as mono-green.

greyninja on [Primer] Nature's Rage (Animar)

2 months ago

This is a true Timmy deck right here! So many bombs

Animar decks have wiggle room and you went for planeswalkers; I respect that. Only 1 nonpermanent spell. You need a haste source so you can swing all-out when you pop Primal Surge lol

My favorite strategy includes the bounce creatures. Shrieking Drake is $$$ with animar. Instead of t4 cast something for ; have the Drake bounce itself three times and still cast the four drop... Or play Genesis Hydra for , return with Man-o'-War for , and again g.h. for . Dream Stalker is also good. Imagine all of these with Cloudstone Curio or Purphoros, God of the Forge. None of them are infinite combos, just good ol' magic

+1 from me! Here's my list if you'd like to check it out

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