Hythonia the Cruel

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Theros (THS) Mythic Rare

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Hythonia the Cruel

Legendary Creature — Gorgon

Deathtouch

6BB: Monstrosity 3. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put three +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)

When Hythonia the Cruel becomes monstrous, destroy all non-Gorgon creatures.

Hythonia the Cruel Discussion

Byuante on You Aren't Worth the Counters on My Shoes!

1 week ago

Animation Module - Missed out on that one, great idea

Blade of the Bloodchief - I feel as though it's not gonna be used to its full potential most of the time, since, while Vish Kal likes counters, this deck isn't a counter deck that much.

Citadel Siege - Same reasoning

Walking Ballista - Maybe, but I have reservations about adding it since I can't really see myself ever using the ability to gain more counters, so it'd enter with x counters and id either sac it to Vish, or use it all up to blast someone.

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - Already in.

Endless One - Similar reasoning to Ballista

Hangarback Walker - Definitely can see it being useful, though I worry I'll never really cast it for a high enough x to get that much out of it

Hythonia the Cruel - Too expensive really, trying to keep the cmc as low as possible

Karlov of the Ghost Council - Lifegain is just a byproduct of the cards in the deck, I might actually make it less lifegain oriented, so while he can be great removal, I don't think he'd be that useful. Might take a bit more consideration to full decide

Krav, the Unredeemed - Not really sure about him, maybe board for now

Maga, Traitor to Mortals - Would be way to expensive to cast to get a significant amount of life drained, can only see him being played late game to get that final bit of damage in.

Marionette Master - While a great card, I don't have any ways to sacrifice artifacts, so her ability is moot

Mikaeus, the Lunarch - Not a counter deck

Thanks for your suggestions. I think I should refine the objective of the deck a bit more and appreciate your assistance, WarriorMagic

BelugaWhale217 on Hythonia the Cruel EDH

3 months ago

Commander's Sphere is super cheap right now. Same with Darksteel Ingot, Leaden Myr, Everflowing Chalice, Astral Cornucopia, Corrupted Grafstone, Guardian Idol, Phyrexian Totem and Worn Powerstone. there are more (My LGS goes by tcg prices so that's what I use). If you wanted to make Hythonia the Cruel deck then maybe add a couple more gorgons. The ramp cards I suggested should be auto-includes once you get your hands on some money.

MarioMan2126 on Hythonia the Cruel EDH

3 months ago

Thanks BelugaWhale217 for the suggestions, but I probably won't use them. I tried to keep the deck under $30.00 and I just wanted to make a Hythonia the Cruel deck, not necessarily a Demon Tribal deck. The mana rocks you suggested would pump up the price a bit too much, though I will add in Charcoal Diamond. Within those restrictions, do you have any other ideas?

MarioMan2126 on Hythonia the Cruel EDH

3 months ago

This is for my Comment Test! Hythonia the Cruel MarioMan2126

marcdarc on Black Green Gorgons

3 months ago

Consider these swaps:

x2 Forest, x2 Swamp -> x3 Hissing Quagmire, x1 Dark Petition

x1 Hythonia the Cruel -> x1 Dark Petition

x4 Doom Blade -> x2 Removal (see Vraska's Contempt alternatives), x1 Seasons Past, x1 Dark Petition

x1 Animist's Awakening, x2 Commune with Nature -> x4 Grapple with the Past

x4 Rampant Growth -> x4 Vessel of Nascency

x1 Sisters of Stone Death -> x1 Ishkanah, Grafwidow

x4 Pharika's Chosen -> x4 Gnarlwood Dryad

Some number of Pulse of Murasa could also be helpful if early game rushes are a problem. Maybe for 1 or 2 between Vessel and Grapple.

Sideboard should be where enchantment/artifact hate goes (2-3 is a good number, Naturalize is efficient, cheap, and good enough for most situations). Consider for sideboard a pair of Languish for go-wide strategies, and some exile removal for go-tall hard-to-remove strategies.

Vraska's Contempt alternatives: I think planeswalkers will be hard for the deck to deal with, unless creatures are chained efficiently, so making sure your removal hits planeswalkers is a good idea. Some alternatives to Doom Blade are: Hero's Downfall, To the Slaughter, Never / Return).

He_Who_Hungers on Sisters of stone death my personal deck.

4 months ago

Came here mainly to upvote for SoSD. Love the card. And the gorgon creature type in general.

In the way of suggestions I don't have much, since this is obviously a sort of personal deck. Some ideas though:

  • You could consider adding Hythonia the Cruel to play off the Gorgon synergy and possibly get a big swing in with the Sisters.

  • Gift of the Deity sort of plays off the same mechanics as the sisters and might also just clear a way by itself

  • You could consider Status // Statue as an alternative for Putrefy (or an addition alongside it)

FiveEightFiveBC on Rakdos, Herald of Hell (feedback welcome)

4 months ago

I'd give these all a second look and cut them unless you can't justify how they contribute to your aggressive strategy: Crucible of Worlds, Trespasser's Curse, Stuffy Doll, Hythonia the Cruel, Typhoid Rats, Fury Storm

Struyk on Maralen's Tale of Woe

6 months ago

Love it! Was looking for a nice Liliana's Contract deck and I just found it! Needs more Hexproof cards though, you CAN NOT play her without being able to counter the next spell... Enemy will just take one of their control spells and kill her.

Urza's Incubator is really good but too expensive for my taste :(

Searching for Ob Nixilis, Unshackled then playing him for 13 damage is pretty broken haha

Dark Tutelage you can't play this unless you want to kill yourself

Corrupt is really really bad for it's cost

I would remove Rune-Scarred Demon, Exquisite Blood, Living Death and Urza's Incubator for my budget

And then remove Unhallowed Pact / Unmake the Graves / Twilight's Call / Omen Machine / Hythonia the Cruel / Grip of Desolation // Druidic Satchel / Price of Knowledge because they either don't fit in the deck or are just weak / too slow

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