Hydra Omnivore

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Mythic Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Mythic Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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Hydra Omnivore

Creature — Hydra

Whenever Hydra Omnivore deals combat damage to an opponent, it deals that much damage to each other opponent.

Hydra Omnivore Discussion

Kamerot on Om nom Trample

2 weeks ago

By tax, do you mean having to pay for each creature attacking? If so, Nacatl War-Pride is my go to for that situation. Ypu only have yo declare 1 attacker and use kamahl and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to take someone out. Another option in a group game is using Hydra Omnivore against the player with the least defenses and making it big, then you can damage the tax player indirectly. As far as other suggestions, you can opt out cards like Krosan Grip or Unravel the Aether for creatures that blow up artifacts and enchantments, it would make it easier to tutor for those effects. Bane of Progress could be really good if it's a continuous problem even though I don't like having to blow my own stuff up.

There's quite a few cards that are specifically in the deck for better interactions within my playgroup that can be changed out for more efficient ways to get big mana. I've been looking at adding Umbral Mantle as a third option for infinite mana and Thousand-Year Elixir as a way to speed up tapping my dorks and potential for big mana with the extra untap. Hopensome of these help. Otherwise hit me back and come up with more ideas to fight the problem.

[email protected]_only on Her Royal Fluffness

1 month ago

Love the concept! gota couple suggestions, figured I'll accordian them to keep from filling up the whole page.

Predator, Flagship is costly, but lets be honest - mono-green doesn't care about that. giving flight for troops to evade or block, anti-aircraft cannons, and the tractor beam to lift up enemy ground-pounders, this colorless removal engine is worth evey mana spent on it.

Arena + Combat step: Declare attackers. Before blockers, activate arena, Choosing one of your tapped attacking creatures. the creature picks a fight before blockers, potentially giving a 2-1 for you if they block afterwards, but otherwise taking out a blocker and still getting all their damage through.

Genesis is amazing for recusion, if that's your thing (I know it's mine, but not everyone elses), and it's a 3 drop if you hard cast it with Her fluffiness on the field.

Trolls of Tel-Jilad offers regen for your forces (or allies, in exchange for favors...)

Krosan warchief acts like a mini trolls of T-J for beasts, and reduces their cost as well. more a niche card, but worth mentioning if you end up going that route.

Weatherseed Treefolk is fragile, but returns to hand when killed.

Phytotitan is even more fragile, but returns for free

Masked Admirers is a card drawing chump blocker. while it doesn't get the cost reduction, it definatly will dish out the damage over a game with trades. and the card draw for ETB is icing on the cake.

Gurzigost is a wierd huge guy that smashes face, all for the low low cost of ... recycling your graveyard. oh no... /endsarcasm

Ulvenwald Hydra grows based on your land base, and fetches a land as an etb trigger. added bonus: has reach to deal with fliers.

Oran-Reif Hydra grows to monstrous sizes as the game progresses. not all that exciting, but cheap ($ wise)

Dungrove Elder is completely worth the G mana cost once you hit 4 lands, and will only get bigger as the game goes on.

Terra Stomper , Carnage Tyrant , Chameleon Colossus , Kodama of the North Tree , Kalonian Behemoth , Gaea's Revenge , and Ancient Ooze just do what they normally do with efficiency: smash. they aren't pretty or fancy, but they are cost efficient before your general's discount, so they smash hard for cheap.

Skysnare Spider has the two most important keywords for green multiplayer: vilgilance and reach

Hydra Omnivore lets you get damage through defenses of players by ignoring that player entirely and focusing elswhere.

Indrik Stomphowler and Conclave Naturalists might be good replacements for reclaimation sage, with you commander out they cost the same. Destructor Dragon acts the same on death, but hits planeswalkers and lands as well.

Woodfall Primus is a solid (abet later game) removal that returns to work again.

World Breaker acts as an exile, and is colorless to boot. added benefits are reach and recurrable.

Wickerbough Elder gets the cost reduction, despite being a 3/3 base when cast.

Cloudthresher acts a a Squall for 4, with a 7/7 reach attached to it.

Tornado Elemental will usually act as a mini Whirlwind , and comes in as a 6/6 Thorn Elemental . not cheap mana-wise, but typically less than $.50

Wolfbriar Elemental lets you dump green into a token army of 2/2s if you need to spread out the love or create some chump blockers. quantity has it's own quality sometimes.

Vorapede is a undying buggy with vigilance for 3 when your general is out

Thornling is a solid all-round stomper that is hard to deal with, via indistructable and increasable toughness.

Thrun, the Last Troll is another hard to deal with threat: hexproof, uncounterable, and regenerate means not a whole lot can touch him.

Spearbreaker Behemoth can act as a duribility booster by giving indistructibility

Krosan Drover is a good card for the really expensive creatures, giving another cost reduction.

Ulvenwald Observer is a solid card-draw engine for the deck when things die

Nessian Game Warden lets you sift through your deck based on forests in play

Ripjaw Raptor lets you draw off of combat (and even more off Arena )

Silverglade Elemental is a 4/4 Wood Elves with your general in play.

Brooding Saurian is typically just a sideboard card against control matchups, but worth mentioning all the same.

Stone-Tongue Basilisk is a cheap ($ wise) little guy that can field-wipe an opponent if you time a swing right.

Kamahl, Fist of Krosa should go in every green deck that he can. this goes double for mono-green. Overrun as an repeatable instant? check. wrath countermeasures? Living Plane that only hits opponents for G per land. totally worth it.

multimedia on Gruul

2 months ago

Hey, if you can only afford this deck or the Rat one than my advice is choose this deck. I see Xenagos, God of Revels ; he's a much better Gruul Commander than Nikya. He does a hell of a lot more smashing if that's what you want. If you're going to buy and assemble only one deck then make it count and use a good Commander. I don't see a reason to use a worse Commander in Nikya if you already have or are planning to get a much better card and Commander in Xenagos :)

There's several cards here already that can work well in a deck with Xenagos: Ibex, Vorinclex, Fauna, Forgotten Ways, Empath, Tribe-Elder, Goreclaw, Rhythm, Bane, Nylea, Ruric, Soul, Wood Elves, Vizier, Behemoth, Muse, Hellkite, Forerunners, Farhaven, Whisperer, Genesis, Zhur-Taa.

Consider adding a few budget cards that have excellent interaction with him:

You already have several good support cards for a deck with Xenagos. Ramp is good with him; other budget support cards to consider:

If you like the idea of Xenagos instead of Nikya then I can further help you to make changes and cuts.

Good luck with your deck.


Ravenrose on selvala, hunting for big boys

2 months ago

Sort your grammar out por favor. Es muy irritante. Pero yo penso que su deck es muy efficiente. I think you need to take out Vorinclex before our entire group hates you out of the game (preators need to be hated out anyway) and maybe add in a Hydra Omnivore if you wish to continue to be Mr. Evil Number 2 (Nick has Number 1, sorry). You might want to consider Gaea's Anthem and Gaea's Revenge . It also won't hurt to add Petalmane Baku . It is cute but can be quite dangerous.

xaarvaxus on Punch the infidels!

3 months ago

Evolutionary Leap could help upgrade any mana dorks that have outlived their immediate usefulness.

Fierce Empath can get you that all-important 6+ drop.

Somberwald Sage seems like a good mana dork for a deck that is half creatures.

Hydra Omnivore hits all opponents and might be better than an 'X' CMC hydra off Primal Surge .

Rites of Flourishing should benefit you far more than your opponents.

Sheltered Thicket is a budget dual that Wood Elves can fetch.

I guess the real question is what do you define as budget? I've tried to keep my suggestions to under $3 but that may be more than you're looking to spend or you may have a higher threshold for price and that would expand my list of suggestions.

olivebagel on Temur Creatures

3 months ago

I run Surrak as well. A couple killer includes are Hydra Omnivore, Malignus and Genesis Hydra. Giving giant stuff trample that aren't supposed to have trample is great. A huge un-counterable Genesis Hydra is awesome. Check out the list on my profile if you want some other ideas as well. Killer list though, he's fun and relatively unplayed.

WhichKing on Why can't I hold all these lands?

4 months ago

So far your main game plan seems to be a split of Multani voltron and a tiny sprinkle of landfall effects. Since you are already planning on ramping to increase Multani's power, why not include a big enough force of stompy green creatures?

Cards like Arbor Colossus, Ant Queen, Thragtusk, Endbringer, Hydra Omnivore, Silvos, Rogue Elemental, Elderscale Wurm, Rampaging Brontodon... just adding a decent number of these would help diversify your angle of attack.

You could also include some X-spells as late game haymakers. Gelatinous Genesis, Genesis Wave, Squall Line and Hurricane (You'd probably be safe if you have cards like Miren, the Moaning Well with your commander, of course you should have Life from the Loam to recur it!).

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Hydra Omnivore occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.13%