Hydroblast

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Uncommon
Ice Age (ICE) Common

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Hydroblast

Instant

Choose one —

  • Counter target spell if it's red.
  • Destroy target permanent if it's red.

Hydroblast Discussion

heckproof on Stupid Mill

2 months ago

You should play Blue Elemental Blast and Hydroblast . They’re super cheap and, if you’re playing the Painter's Servant combo, naming red lets you play 8 1-mana counterspells/ Vindicate s.

jicklemania on Pauper Affinity

2 months ago

Your list is very similar to mine, Affinity: Flinging 'Togs. The only differences are:

  1. You play a 2nd Ray of Revelation in the sideboard over Reaping the Graves

  2. You play a 3rd Flayer Husk over the 2nd Gearseeker Serpent .

  3. You play a 3rd Hydroblast in the sideboard over Relic of Progenitus .

  4. You play a 3rd Springleaf Drum over a Metallic Rebuke .

I assume we both think our own versions are better, but what are your thoughts on this?

MTGplayer00 on

2 months ago

I think this is a really original concept for a Pauper resource denial deck. The inclusion of Fade Away I especially like with this kind of setup. That being said, I think there are a few basic things you can do, a few bigger things you can do, and some sideboard shenanigans you can get into to make this deck truly primo.

First, there are a few basic card subs I would make. First off, you can straight up cut Street Wraith for Gitaxian Probe , it just fits better in this deck and does the same thing but strictly better. The other main cards I would sub would be to add in Daze for Force Spike . I was skeptical of Daze 's power over Force Spike at first, but I was converted very soon.

That's it for basic changes, but here are some important structural changes. Firstly, the main problem I see here is keeping your hand full and repeatedly denying resources. I have no idea how competitive your local meta is, but all I can say is that higher-level Pauper is 100% Legacy-Lite, meaning it plays a lot like Legacy. This means lands don't matter that much to the average deck. Many decks are perfectly fine with you keeping them at 3 lands, so the trick is going to be denying multiple lands per turn rather than just playing 1 or 2 bounce spells at best.

So how do we get repeatable effects? Well Capsize is pretty good but also pretty expensive. One way we can do this is to play Snow-Covered Island s and Rimewind Taskmage . You can also add in the artifact lands (and maybe Tumble Magnet ?) to use Vedalken Certarch .

These are really the only halfway decent repeatable land denial cards in this format. Thus card draw is going to be key to drawing some of the one-time denial spells. Without the Pauper fetches (because this is a mono color deck) Preordain is probably your best bet. On top of this, you may want to run Gush to keep your hand full. Trading cards for lands that can just be replayed is not a very sustainable model in the long term, so these powerful draw spells can help you get there.

Finally, as far as finishers go you can run AEthersnipe as just a big boy that gets a blocker out of the way or Stormbound Geist as a flyer that's hard to put down. Canal Courier is also a big body that will net you a bunch of card draw, which will be useful to grind out your opponents.

Finally, in the sideboard, I would run Hydroblast to destroy red decks, Aura Flux to destroy Bogles, and maybe some Foil s to protect your cards from tricky tempo and control decks.

Anyway, I really like this deck, keep working at it!

fastzero on U/B Delver (First Time Pauper deck)

5 months ago

I think Annul is great against artifacts or enchantments decks(affinity, boggles, etc), Dispel is good for counter battles against other blue decks(" i kill ur delver with Doom Blade , i use gush, i counter ur gush, i counter ur counter with dispel, now my gush resolves and i use foil for counter ur Doom Blade ), Duress is great against control decks or creatureless decks, Hydroblast is insane, rly good card, Nihil Spellbomb against graveyard strats, Stormbound Geist is great aggro/anti removal card, good against control, Shrivel is great against elves, goblins, or any decks that have a lots of 1/1 creature cards, Ghastly Demise is insane but is just against non-black creature decks.

Kross33 on Consult Scepter Thrasios

7 months ago

Hey, I've been following your list for a while and I wanted to get your thoughts on a couple cards if you don't mind sharing.  Mind Harness   Hydroblast   Cremate  Thanks for your time.

Kross33 on Tainted Grixis

7 months ago

Hey Wedge, I've been following your list for a while and I wanted to get your thoughts on a couple cards if you don't mind sharing. Mind Harness Hydroblast Cremate and Fire Covenant Thanks for your time.

Kross33 on Rev 13:18

7 months ago

Hey ReverseMermaid, I've been following your list for a while and I wanted to get your thoughts on a couple cards if you don't mind sharing. Mind Harness Hydroblast Cremate and Fire Covenant Thanks for your time.

gavoryn on Izzet Audible

9 months ago

My local meta is skewed heavily toward blue decks, hence the 3x Pyroblast in the SB and no Hydroblast. I might even consider dropping a Dispel in favor of a 4th pyro.

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