Heroes' Bane


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Heroes' Bane

Creature — Hydra

Heroes' Bane enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.

: Put X +1/+1 counters on Heroes' Bane, where X is it's power.

Heroes' Bane Discussion

bjungleboy115 on HydrAscendancy

4 weeks ago

Ok, so I had just reviewed your deck once again and I have to say I am loving how well it works and it seems faster with some great synergy using the planeswalker you put in because whenever I got Garruk in and a hydra, like Heroes' Bane , I found such improvement in effectively placing more counters on Simic Ascendancy . I love it, of course, there are more things you can do and maybe this may help, I suggest take Incubation Druid , New Horizons , remove Utopia Sprawl and Fertile Ground and you will have greater chances of improving the decks speed with placing a ton of counters on your guys when they get in. Also, put in one Mistcutter Hydra in case you meet any blue decks with counterspells in them and it has haste so that makes it super good. Tell me how it works.

Flooremoji on Yew Spirit - Law of the Jungle

2 months ago

Have you considered Feral Animist and Heroes' Bane as other commanders?

Kogarashi on Do clone cards copy counters ...

2 months ago

It will not copy the counters.

The copiable values of an object are its name, mana cost, color indicator, card type, subtype, supertype, rules text, power, toughness, and loyalty. These values are usually copied exactly as printed, though changes due to other copy effects, face-down status, and some effects that set a creature's power and toughness (such as "as (the object) enters the battlefield" or "as (the object) is turned face up") can be copied.

Counters and objects attached to an object are not copied.

That being said, Heroes' Bane does enter the battlefield with four +1/+ counters on it, so as long as the copy is entering the battlefield as a copy, it will gain those initial four counters. So Clone or Altered Ego will get those four counters (plus Altered Ego will get a number of additional counters based on what you set for X when casting it). Artisan of Forms , on the other hand, will not get Heroes' Bane 's initial four counters as it wouldn't be entering the battlefield as a copy, and would thus have P/T of 0/0.

Nuubi on Do clone cards copy counters ...

2 months ago

For example if I used a clone card like Clone or Altered Ego on a creature such as Heroes' Bane that has been pumped, we’ll say it’s a 16/16. Does the clone copy the counters? Or just in general if I copy a creature with +1/1 counters does the copy receive those counters?

pidyon on Muldrotha EDH

2 months ago

I play Muldrotha too and I noticed you said you lacked a specific win con. I'm currently building my Muldrotha deck and I'm not aware of any commander based win-cons but I have a few in my deck. The idea is this:

1) Have Heroes' Bane , Corpsejack Menace , and Kalonian Hydra on the field 2) Pay and make Heroes' Bane a 12/12 because Corpsejack doubles the amount of +1/+1 you would put on him 3) Do that again, making him a 46/46 for the same reasons as before 4) Swing with Kalonian Hydra, Bane is now a 138/138 because Kalonian doubles Bane's counters and Corpsejack doubles the amount you would put on him 5) During your second main-phase, sac him to Jarad, each opponent loses life equal to the sacrificed creature's toughness.

The whole deal only costs 11 mana if you already have the creatures on the field. If you play heavy ramp you can pull it off turn 9 or 10, even earlier if you're lucky. None of the cards are super expensive, Kalonian Hydra is $6 and the rest are under .60 so everything should be more than affordable if you're low on spending money.

There's also a couple other cards you could add that just make sense in Muldrotha. Secrets of the Dead and Deadbridge Chant are necessary additions for Muldrotha. That also leaves room for another win con because of the color scheme; Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Blood. It's a bit pricier but it's a solid garuntee for a victory if you can manage to put them both on the field with something like Zulaport Cutthroat .

Lanzo493 on Beautiful Angry Centaur

4 months ago

Since Nikya is your commander, you can play 12 mana creatures the turn after he comes out, and that's impressive. Here's a few budget options. Ancient Stone Idol , Darksteel Colossus , Desolation Twin , Pathrazer of Ulamog , Artisan of Kozilek , Ulamog's Crusher , It That Betrays , Primeval Protector . Some other fun cards are hydras like Heroes' Bane , Polukranos, World Eater , and Primordial Hydra .

Some more creature ramp is Burnished Hart or even Wild-Field Scarecrow if you wanted.

For a creature heavy deck, I highly suggest Garruk's Horde , Vizier of the Menagerie , Primordial Sage , and Soul of the Harvest .

NV_1980 on Earthwalker!!!

4 months ago


Nice deck. Looks a lot like what we've built: Engulfed in Energy.

Have you considered Uncage the Menagerie? Bit less powerful than Genesis Wave but still, ...

Also, for all of that (infinite) mana you're going to hoard, you could consider some more creature-outlets on which to spend it like Heroes' Bane, Hydra Broodmaster, Polukranos, World Eater and Primordial Hydra.

Last but not least, Staff of Domination can also help Selvala go infinite. And during the early game, we've found Instill Energy and Nature's Chosen to also be great with her.

Have fun brewing and playing.


Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

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