Hooded Hydra


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
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.

Hooded Hydra Discussion

Ocelot44 on The Old Fashioned Way

3 days ago


Mina and Denn, Ulvenwald Tracker, and Magus of the Candelabra are all great, but I had them written down already. The maybeboard is a list of cards I am considering for this deck

Wayward Swordtooth and Rhonas, while both relatively cheap, are still out of my budget range for this deck. All of the things I have in the mainboard right now are things that I already own, and I’m trying to keep all of my single purchases to $2.99 or less each

Ogre Battledriver could be interesting! I’ll keep it in mind

Moonveil Dragon is good, but I plan on going big, not wide, so it might not be that useful for this deck

Gruul Ragebeast is cool, but I don’t want to force any of my tiny utility creatures to fight when they enter because they’ll just die.

Champion of Lambholt looks really cool! I might try it out

Savageborn Hydra is good, but I’m worried that if he’s just by himself, he’ll just be chump blocked for days. At least with other hydras like Genesis Hydra , Hooded Hydra , or Lifeblood Hydra , you get something of value besides a big beater. I’ll have to think about it

Thank you so much for the suggestions and the +1!

charmeleorino on Kydele and Reyhan

1 month ago

Goals of the deck

Your primary goal with this deck is to create a critical mass of big creatures and get some explosive plays. My personal favorite method of making a huge board is creating a massive Master Biomancer with whatever method whether it be from Reyhan, Last of the Abzan triggers or however else and then dropping something like Prime Speaker Zegana drawing a ton of cards or playing a massive Hangarback Walker (which can then be sacrificed by a sac outlet to possibly distribute more counters to Master Biomancer which in turn makes all the thopters MASSIVE). This deck likes explosive draws over incremental draw to really abuse Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix , however the problem arises that the mana she produces is purely colorless. For this exact reason I run both Cascading Cataracts and Crystal Quarry . Now what do you do with the disturbing amount of mana Kydele can produce? It's as simple as purely giving you more gas to draw more cards after an initial explosive draw or to funnel a ton of mana into a lethal Exsanguinate or to make some rather THICC hydras like Hooded Hydra or Lifeblood Hydra .

mrxentrix on Hydra Ascension

1 month ago

I'm not really a fan of Hooded Hydra, however I can see it if I need chump blockers

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Hydra Ascension

1 month ago

This seems very fun to play and to play against, take my upvote. What do think about Hooded Hydra? It doubles up as a piñata if you need to swarm the field.

MerenTheArchmageRitualist on Revelation 6:8

1 month ago

CaptSillva, thanks for the suggestions. I'm definitely going to add some of those to my deck as soon as I can get the cards. I always looked at Contagion Engine but never thought it was too great of a card, and then I read it more thoroughly and I understand the appeal. Hooded Hydra and Abzan Ascendancy, although good cards, don't work well with my play-style. I'm trying not to do tokens with this deck and focus more on +1/+1 counters instead. I also had to re-read The Mimeoplasm; he's making the deck as well.

Again, I appreciate the feedback.

SynergyBuild on Rings of Brighthearth is Index?

2 months ago

Rings of Brighthearth (Click on the link to see this text below!)


Look at the top five cards of your library, then put them back in any order.

This is what the website says Rings is...

What? I don't think that is right... Do you mean Index?

Wait... the Index card lists as this:

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.

Do you mean Hooded Hydra?

Wait... that one has the right text...

MillersEdge on Back At(the)trax(a)

2 months ago

Always cool to see a creaturebased Atraxa deck!

Stuff like Hangarback Walker, Hooded Hydra or Chasm Skulker is pretty nice because it gives you some protection from boardwipes.

Walking Ballista is just a reasonable creature on it's own, can serve as spot removal or ouright kill people when paired with Kalonian Hydra or Deepglow Skate.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord is another nice non-combat wincon, especially when paired with things like Reyhan, Last of the Abzan.

Altered Ego is a nice manasink, and with so many creatures with effects on them can do insane stuff. Or you just copy something fun from your opponents.

If you want to commit to the infect plan, both Ichor Rats and Viral Drake are reasonable creatures.

As for euqipment, Helm of the Host is manahungry, but works well both with Atraxa and with other creatures with big bodies and/or strong effects.

I might be completely missing something, but with no cards with devoid in your list I'd probably replace Corrupted Crossroads, even with a basic.

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Hooded Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.06%

G/U (Simic): 0.1%