Heroes' Bane

Legality

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

Hooded Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

When Hooded Hydra dies, put a 1/1 green Snake creature token onto the battlefield for each +1/+1 counter on it.

Morph {3}{G}{G}

As Hooded Hydra is turned face up, put five +1/+1 counters on it.

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Heroes' Bane Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card Art Easter Eggs

3 hours ago

I like how the Goblins in Boggart Brute are the ones being hunted by the Elves in Gather the Pack.

Also, there is an entire story depiction in Aether Revolt.

It begins (I believe) with Fatal Push. We see the Aetherborn kill someone.

He than blows up the ship and flees in Daring Demolition.

And we see the land reclaim the wreckage in Natural Obsolescence, the wildlife live among the wreckage in Shipwreck Moray, and the Aetherborn scrap the wreckage in Defiant Salvager.

Also, Hungering Hydra from Core 2019 is in fact Heroes' Bane :)

ZendikariWol on My Vengeful Golem

1 week ago

My suggestions for cuts are plentiful. However, Kresh the Bloodbraided comes to mind immediately. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan would be good, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen is great, Rockslide Elemental is similar to Kresh, Taurean Mauler is another Managorger, and Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Malakir Cullblade, with even more similarities to Kresh, may fit well with your flavor. Curse of Stalked Prey could help, alongside Curse of Predation, some mana rocks would do you good, Apocalypse Hydra, and many other hydras would be decent finishers, Kalonian Hydra takes the cake though. Armorcraft Judge is nice, along with Inspiring Call, Pelt Collector and Experiment One, Champion of Lambholt, maybe Heroes' Bane, Ravenous Slime, Rubblebelt Raiders, Deus of Calamity, Scute Mob, Sporeback Troll, Tuskguard Captain, Vinelasher Kudzu, Soul's Majesty, Falkenrath Exterminator, and Stromkirk Noble?

So that's a few suggestions. Want me to propose cuts as well?

Wicked_N_Irish on Ishai & Reyhan counter partners

3 weeks ago

Bioshift and Fate Transfer can really break Sage of Hours with this many +1 counters floating around. Heroes' Bane can also generate a disgusting amount of counters quickly.

M_Malcom on Mushroom Flood

3 weeks ago

This may seem pretty off the wall but have you considered Dragon Throne of Tarkir and Heroes' Bane. You have so many good creatures that you can make sit down or suddenly turn all your creatures in your deck into Heroes' Bane. After that I think you need Aspect of Hydra.

Brutal_B on Too Much Mana In EDH

1 month ago

More creatures with x in their cost. Creatures with monstrosity. Heroes' Bane. Some more landfall triggers. Maybe play some spells that make your lands into creatures. Nylea, God of the Hunt. Savageborn Hydra. Cards that have activated abilities that you can pay multiple times in one turn like a dragon with fire breathing like Scourge of Valkas or the above mentioned Nylea. Maybe ditch a couple lands for a Gruul Signet and a Gruul Locket so you can use the mana early and card draw later. I always include Mirage Mirror in all my edh decks. It's so versatile. Make it a copy of Scourge of Valkas and pump it up with all that extra mana. Or make it a copy of Marit Lage and block some big beater. I'm just sayin

ZendikariWol on Atraxa +1/+1 counters for critters

2 months ago

Okay so just going through my list here, I can split it into a couple lists: counter producers, counter enhancers, and counter synergies.

Counter producers give +1/+1 counters to things. Among them are Anafenza, the Foremost, Bloodtracker, Chasm Skulker, Daghatar the Adamant, Dragonscale General, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Hangarback Walker, Heroes' Bane, Managorger Hydra, Mikaeus, the Lunarch, Prime Speaker Zegana, Toothy, Imaginary Friend Citadel Siege, Curse of Predation, Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, Cathars' Crusade, Echoes of the Kin Tree, and finally, arguably the best of this group, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes.

Counter enhancers increase the counters placed on things: Gilder Bairn, Pir, Imaginative Rascal, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Winding Constrictor, Doubling Season, Hardened Scales, Primal Vigor, and Solidarity of Heroes.

Finally, counter synergies, such as Abzan Battle Priest, Armorcraft Judge, Battlefront Krushok, Cenn's Tactician, Fathom Mage, Zameck Guildmage, Hindervines, Inspiring Call, and Bred for the Hunt.

Boy oh boy do I hope that's enough to get ya started. There you go.

CTNC on Selvala, Heart of the Wilds <3

2 months ago

There's a fun toy that isn't in this deck for some reason, probably because it's an obscure "Junk Rare" from Journey into Nyx that no one's heard of. Heroes' Bane can be seen as either a Feral Hydra that trades a variable X for exponential growth or a Chameleon Colossus that trades Protection from Black and Changeling for permanent boosts.

MRDOOM3 on Xenagos

3 months ago

Rapacious One is great with Xenago's ability, I wouldn't cut him. I personally would cut Avatar of Might, since this deck seems to be extremely creature-heavy, and the only time someone would have more creatures than you would probably be a token deck.

I would NOT put in Godo, Bandit Warlord for two reasons:

1: You have exactly zero Equipments for him to tutor when he hits the battlefield.

2: His attack ability only applies to Samurai creatures, so even though you may get another combat phase after this one, you won't have a way to untap your creatures to take advantage of said extra combat phase.

Since you're operating on a budget, I'm not gonna suggest cards like Stonehoof Chieftain, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, or Balefire Dragon, although all three of those creatures make for AMAZING additions to a Xenagos EDH deck. Deus of Calamity makes for decent land destruction and has built-in trample. Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma can give all your guys trample. Kessig Wolf Run is another decent addition.

One janky combo I ran in my Xenagos EDH was some big creature like Heroes' Bane or Primordial Hydra + Dragon Throne of Tarkir. Sure, my big creature turns into a doorstop, but now you gotta deal with 5 other creatures bigger than said creature.

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