Hooded 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
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) 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 {3}{G}{G}

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

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Hooded Hydra Discussion

lagotripha on GW Tokens

6 days ago

I really like this list. I'd give a little consideration to Druid's Deliverance Sundering Growth Alive // Well Rhys the Redeemed Second Harvest Wayfaring Temple and Hooded Hydra and Triumph of the Hordes but you have most of the good stuff there.

Most tokens lists are in B purely for Lingering Souls. If you find yourself running more fetches, a single Overgrown Tomb and Godless Shrine would let you run a set.

When you choose to run green, you need to look at the tools and synergies it opens up- Most G/W token lists I've seen have been splinter-twin esque Village Bell-Ringer/Presence of Gond combo lists ruinning Glittering Wish. Certainly, a light combo subtheme is very much an option with the variety of token-combo tools in green, taking advantage of Chord of Calling and Sprout Swarm

carpecanum on Ezuri, Claw of Progress (Blue/Green)

1 week ago

Kalonian Hydra, Hooded Hydra, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Sylvan Offering,Ulvenwald Tracker,Viral Drake, Cytoplast Manipulator, Druid's Call, Thada Adel, Acquisitor and AEther Mutation are all fun cards here. I think only the Kalonian Hydra is expensive.

Triskelion is amazing here.

Woodland Bellower, Priest of Titania, Phantasmal Image, Caller of the Claw and Avenger of Zendikar are all great cards but not as good with Ezuri i think.

If you want to strengthen the Elf theme there's enough to do the entire deck just with that. I was fiddling with my Ezuri deck and started to look at possible themes like Elf, Rogue, Wizard etc. Morph, Wizard and Elf were the strongest. Not enough creatures to make Modular work =(

I'm almost certain you're going to want some more protection for Ezuri once people start seeing him work.

CommanderAdventures on Kalaran Deck 1

2 weeks ago

Dragon Broodmother kann nicht dein Commander sein, Alternativen fuer ne Lifegain / Token / Devour Strategie waeren:

Empfehle ausserdem Karten die nix mit dem Lifegain / Token / Devour Theme zu tun haben (wie z.B. Flameblast Dragon, Radha, Heir to Keld etc.) zu replacen:


xyr0s on Abzan Aggro?

3 weeks ago

Just play the safe (and some would say "boring") cards for abzan. You want to go with blinking midrange? ok, no problem. Add 4 Mama blink.

Utter End is a bad card in modern, simply because it provides for 4 mana what you most often can do for 1 (remove a creature). Play the more efficient Path to Exile, which lets you answer aggro threats a lot earlier than at 4 mana. Rakshasa Deathdealer is somewhat the same story - it doesn't do anything you can't get at lower mana (well, regeneration, actually, but at 2 mana...). Grim Flayer would be a very real upgrade. And this seems to be the theme for your creatures. Hooded Hydra isn't exactly fast either, when you have none/very little ramp. I guess Wingmate Roc is an interesting card, but since the rest of your creatures are a bit on the heavy end, this is not very good either.

Against aggro, you should bring some sort of discard at 1 mana (that is Inquisition of Kozilek or Thoughtseize). Those trade for the best card in your opponents hand on your first turn, and might take 3 to 6 damage out of your opponent (or more, in some cases), even if they are pretty bad topdecks later on. Burn is particularly intimidated by Collective Brutality, since it kills one of their attackers and takes a card from them. It also enables delve and/or delirium.

Suns_Champion on Help me! Im building Ezuri, Claw of Infect

1 month ago

Hi! Happy to help!

Cut suggestions:

Deck seems pretty solid, I guess just start cutting redundant cards. Decide weather to focus more on tokens and +1/+1 counters or infect and go from there! Good luck!

JuQ on Mazirek brew

2 months ago

First you have playtest it in some games to see how it performs, find which cards are underperforming and what you are lacking. Then it will be easier to find solutions.
Personally I'd cut the higher costs and try to build my game with cheaper costs. Focus on token production, sacrifice outlets, card draw, ways to use those counters (other than attacking).
Some cards that spring to my mind are:
Smothering Abomination Sac and draw.
Culling Dais Sac and draw.
Skullmulcher Sac and draw.
Deathreap Ritual More draw.
Plaguemaw Beast sac to proliferate.
Titania, Protector of Argoth Huge tokens when you sac lands.
Animation Module tokens for one mana whenever you put a +1/+1 counter.
Heroic Intervention Best reaction available to protect all your stuff in the battlefield.
Ophiomancer A ne token with deathtouch to sac every turn.
Tendershoot Dryad Creates tons of saproling, then buff your saprolings.
Hooded Hydra turn your counters into creatures.
Hangarback Walker turn your counters into flying creatures.
Lifeblood Hydra turn your counters into cards.
Sadistic Hypnotist Sac outlet that locks players hands.
Cultivator of Blades brings tokens, buffs attackers.
Thopter Squadron Counters into thopters. With Mazirek and your Ashnod's Altar get infinite mana.
Noosegraf Mob Pops zombies spending +1/+1 counters.
Flesh Carver Sac outlet that can hit pretty hard.

darklord1135 on darklord1135

2 months ago

I think your extreme ramp deck could use a Craterhoof Behemoth in mainboard instead of side out for Hooded Hydra and in sideboard against boardwipes (I'm looking at you B/W control) or a removal heavy matchup put in a Heroic Intervention. Possibly a Satyr Wayfinder and/or Arbor Elf along with Utopia Sprawl/Overgrowth. It's the lead ramp combo in modern so I suggest you give it a try.

Funkydiscogod on Budget Morph Tribal

3 months ago

I'm skeptical how effective Ugin's Insight would be without Scornful Egotist. What about Secret Plans, instead?

You don't really have any one-drops. What about Obscuring AEther?

I think you are also missing good two-drops. Hooded Hydra and Stratus Dancer don't count. What about Qarsi Deceiver?

Add in a few Zoetic Cavern?

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