Hooded Hydra


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Khans of Tarkir Mythic Rare

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Hooded Hydra

Creature — Snake 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 3GG

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

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Hooded Hydra Discussion

Rzepkanut on The Braids of War!

2 weeks ago

Hello! So I got some ideas from looking at your deck that I think will be good. They are all basically cards that can take advantage of having a large creature, card draw, sac outlets, token machines, and/or graveyard recursion... Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Disciple of Bolas, Momentous Fall, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Rishkar's Expertise, Fruit of the First Tree, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Whisperwood Elemental, Ogre Slumlord, Tooth and Claw, Hooded Hydra, Hangarback Walker, Cauldron of Souls, Twilight's Call, Rise of the Dark Realms, Grimoire of the Dead.

I'm noticing the average CMC of my suggestions is like 5...hmmm so who knows how many you can even use at once... Good luck with your deck, and Happy gathering!!

Chandrian on nic fit commander

3 weeks ago

Unfortunately Food Chain only allows you to use the mana it makes to cast creatures, so you can't use it on Villainous Wealth or Blue Sun's Zenith. Maybe you could use the combo to make a huge hydra (for example Mistcutter Hydra, Vastwood Hydra or Hooded Hydra).

El_Pollo on My snake deck (that title took me two weeks...)

1 month ago

Hi man! I am like you, I started playing magic back then in Kamigawa, and since then I think I have bought a playset of all the snakes in modern just for collect them hahaha

I want to mention that embalm cannot be played as an instant, so it cannot work with Noose Constrictor as an Advent of the Wurm.

I haven't used yet Noose Constrictor and Honored Hydra but i'm going to try them as soon as possible. Hooded Hydra it's pretty good but I should playtest it a little more.

Sakura-Tribe Scout along with the Simic Growth Chamber and Amulet of Vigor is great, it can give you 4 additional manas in turn 2 with just 2 lands. But well, it is the best case scenario, normally they help, but not so well.

Good luck with it!!! I'm waiting for your next updates!!!

Riv329 on Animar Soul of Elements

1 month ago

If I have Animar, Soul of Elements out and it has say 5 1/1 on it and I play Hooded Hydra does Animar, Soul of Elements 1/1 count toward the value of x for Hooded Hydra or do i have to pay mana for x

Xithon on Fun with morph

1 month ago

Thanks for your comments Doran_The_ButtFighter,

I like the idea of switching Voidmage Prodigy and Voidmage Apprentice with Stratus Dancer and Willbender it seems more cost effective overall. I find too often that I am one mana shy in one way or another when I really need my morphed creatures to counter something. For that reason I'm also strongly considering putting Swan Song back in the deck so I can counter those pesky boardwipes. Also, Cryptolith Rite could easily replace Commander's Sphere and I would gain a lot more value out of this deck's large creature base, another great suggestion!

Surrak Dragonclaw was in a previous version of this deck before I made it morph-focused. I don't really use alternate commanders and my meta is such that I am the one who is most often doing the counterspelling. I like this card, just not for my group at the moment.

Finally, we both agree that Hooded Hydra is awesome! Therefore it'll stay right where it is ;-)

Good luck building your own sneaky morph deck and have fun with it!

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