Creature — Hydra
Whenever Hydra Omnivore deals combat damage to an opponent, it deals that much damage to each other opponent.
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|Commander 2018 (C18)||Mythic Rare|
|Conspiracy (CNS)||Mythic Rare|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Hydra Omnivore occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Hydra Omnivore Discussion
3 weeks ago
Hey, in the future please link to the deck you would like me to look at. Nice Gaea's Cradle :)
Why is this your favorite deck of the three? Why Hydras with Nissa? Some Hydras are fine, but with many you risk disrupting the main game plan of Vastwood Seer of getting lands. When you're established in the mid to late game and can make lots of mana, that's when most Hydras become options to cast. Before that happens, in the early game, you want to focus on getting seven lands to have Animist.
The early game is more important with Nissa as Commander then the late game. Animist helps you in the mid and late game, but you can't get Animist's repeatable value unless you get a lot of lands in the early to mid game.
The strength of Vastwood Seer is being a three drop who can flip fast into Nissa, Sage Animist, only needing seven lands. Vastwood Seer is all about lands, consider more lands? More lands and Vastwood Seer can benefit from more cards that let you play additional lands per turn. Consider expanding on this for upgrades?
Nissa's Pilgrimage is nice with cards that let you play an additional land per turn. Crop Rotation is among the best land tutors in Commander for Cradle because it's a one drop, instant and puts the land onto the battlefield. Nature's Lore and Wood Elves search for and put a Forest onto the battlefield untapped.
Other cards to consider adding:
- Avenger of Zendikar: huge threat, cares about how many lands you control, landfall is good with Animist and it uses counters.
- Kalonian Hydra: among the most powerful Hydras, when it attacks a Doubling Season counter effect for itself and all other creatures you control who have a counter.
- Hydra Omnivore: enchant it with Hydra's Growth to make a huge threat to all your opponents.
- Eternal Witness
- Nissa, Vital Force: her -6 ultimate is not difficult to achieve and it's powerful when you have lots of lands ETB. 5/5 Elemental land to attack for her +1.
- Tireless Tracker: landfall is good with Animist and she uses counters.
- Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Temur Sabertooth: mana sink to abuse creatures who have an ETB ability such as Genesis Hydra, Witness, etc.
Avenger, Kalonian Hydra or End-Raze Forerunners can be a win condition interaction. Finale of Devastation where X=10 or more, tutor for Forerunners/Kalonian. You must have Avenger/Plants on the battlefield before you cast Finale that way Avenger/Plants get the +X/+X haste bonus. Unfortunately, can't tutor for Avenger with Finale and get the +X/+X haste bonus with all the Plants only with Avenger.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
I run a Rafiq voltron deck and have this same issue (obv). Honestly the best solutions I've come up with are: get out multiple exalted triggers, including Rafiq, but attack with a fully loaded Hydra Omnivore. I can't always pull it off of course, but I've won with it in a single turn when people's life totals are already down.
The other is to include a lot of life gain and just take people out one by one. It works... some of the time. (I tried the Blade of Selves + Mirror Gallery combo but it's too slow / clumsy / requires too many pieces)
3 months ago
4 months ago
Maybe Hydra Omnivore ?
5 months ago
Unbound Flourishing is a really good enchantment for this deck, especially regarding your X cost spells. Rhythm of the Wild and Ferocity of the Wilds will help your Hydras beat your opponent's face in even harder. Managorger Hydra , Hydra Omnivore , Polukranos, World Eater , Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Sarkhan the Masterless are also good additions to the deck. Hungering Hydra , Primordial Hydra and Kalonian Hydra are also good Hydras for this deck. Rock Hydra should also be in here.
I love Hydras and I hope you take these into consideration!
6 months ago
Nice! Big smashy green is my favourite! Hydra Omnivore is an amazing card and something I 100% want to slot into my Volrath, the Shapestealer deck but not so much this one. It's a great card but I prefer to alpha strike a player, and also we play a lot of Kingdoms Variant (it's like Bang) in my meta so some of those cards aren't ideal for that.
EDH rocks, I hope you get into it :)
6 months ago
I love big, fair green decks too, haha. Wouldn't Hydra Omnivore be a shoe-in for this archetype, though? Or does it just die too often without impacting anything? (I don't play EDH but I'm planning to start with a deck similar to this)
6 months ago
I would say to have a mix of cheap mana cost creatures that do something such as Knight of Autumn , Coiling Oracle , and Eternal Witness and big creatures that are an immediate threat such as Hydra Omnivore , Nezahal, Primal Tide or even Sun Titan .