Kalonian Hydra

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Mythic Rare

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Kalonian Hydra

Creature — Hydra

Trample

Kalonian Hydra enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.

Whenever Kalonian Hydra attacks, double the number of +1/+1 counters on each creature you control.

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Kalonian Hydra Discussion

ZendikariWol on For the Vicious Swarm - Ezuri Counter EDH

2 days ago

You're missing a few big heckin cards.

Cephalid Constable is miraculously underrated, Drumhunter is a personal howling mine AND a mana dork, Elvish Visionary draws a card, Experiment One and Pelt Collector are excellent one-drops, Fertilid is awesome repeatable ramp, Forgotten Ancient is bat-shit insane with four players, Gilder Bairn is both adorable and quite functional, Glen Elendra Archmage is a repeatable negate, Kalonian Hydra is hilarious (and it's a 0/0 so I think you can trigger Ezuri's ability before his ETB), Kaseto, Orochi Archmage is a powerhouse, Managorger Hydra get too big too quickly for most opponents to handle, Novijen Sages is a nice draw engine, Permeating Mass is fantastic in this deck, Pir, Imaginative Rascal and Toothy, Imaginary Friend are such a good combo, Plaxcaster Frogling is great protection, Scavenging Ooze is awesome (Meren is in my meta, idk about you), Seedborn Muse is good anywhere, Simic Manipulator leads to fun shenanigans, Sporeback Troll, also good protection, Tuskguard Captain is perfect evasion, Ulvenwald Tracker is about as good as green removal gets, and Wild Beastmaster is another Cultivator of Blades, but a little less for a little less mana. Rishkar's Expertise and Soul's Majesty are a couple gems, Bred for the Hunt, Doubling Season, and Hadana's Climb  Flip are great for countered up dudes, Rhystic Study, which should honestly go in every blue EDH deck, Cloudstone Curio it's better than Panharmonicon in this, Strionic Resonator is also probably better than Panharmonicon here. Also a Thran Dynamo might do ya good in the mana department.

ZendikariWol on My Vengeful Golem

1 week ago

My suggestions for cuts are plentiful. However, Kresh the Bloodbraided comes to mind immediately. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan would be good, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen is great, Rockslide Elemental is similar to Kresh, Taurean Mauler is another Managorger, and Yahenni, Undying Partisan and Malakir Cullblade, with even more similarities to Kresh, may fit well with your flavor. Curse of Stalked Prey could help, alongside Curse of Predation, some mana rocks would do you good, Apocalypse Hydra, and many other hydras would be decent finishers, Kalonian Hydra takes the cake though. Armorcraft Judge is nice, along with Inspiring Call, Pelt Collector and Experiment One, Champion of Lambholt, maybe Heroes' Bane, Ravenous Slime, Rubblebelt Raiders, Deus of Calamity, Scute Mob, Sporeback Troll, Tuskguard Captain, Vinelasher Kudzu, Soul's Majesty, Falkenrath Exterminator, and Stromkirk Noble?

So that's a few suggestions. Want me to propose cuts as well?

Lanzo493 on phase IV

2 weeks ago

Coalition Relic is a solid mana rock that also combos well with Atraxa. I also noticed that you're not running Kalonian Hydra. He's awesome. Cauldron of Souls can interact very well with all of your creatures that generate +1/+1 counters.

MillersEdge on Back At(the)trax(a)

2 weeks 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.

TheErebos on Phyrexian Growth

3 weeks ago

hkhssweiss yo dude!

I'm wondering about some blink effect like:

Conjurer's Closet,

Roon of the Hidden Realm,

Venser, the Sojourner

They can also work well with Restoration Angel or good 'ol Flickerwisp) - giving us additional trigger (but this angel will do nothing more so maybe not a great idea).

Can be great with Eternal Witness, Deepglow Skate (lel), Kalonian Hydra (if I will use its counters for something else) or even with Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Ezuri, Claw of Progress (additional exp counters - always welcome), or....Soul Warden. If Master Biomancer will join the party in late game - we can blink stuff that was put on the battlefield earlier. I was also considering Progenitor Mimic long time ago, but I find it too expensive. Seems good? Whatcha think?

Duke.Fleed on The Infinity Deck

1 month ago

Modern is such a fast format, lower mana cost is often worth more than raw power. For example, rather than Curator's Ward I would recommend something like Vines of Vastwood. Furthermore, low cost removal is quite common in modern, like Path to Exile, Terminate, and now Assassin's Trophy. Therefore, big mana creatures like Kalonian Hydra are not as effective as a game ender because you have to untap with it. If you are going to spend 3 or more mana on something in modern, it better do something for you asap. You already have infinite combos to win the game, you may not even need to have a game closer like the hydra. Lastly, I think Kalonian Tusker is the most reasonable card here. It is a good sized creature for it's cost. However, this is most effective in a strictly linearly aggressive deck rather than a combo deck like this. So if you are using it for blocking, or stalling the game out, maybe something like Kitchen Finks would defiantly do that.

Duke.Fleed on The Infinity Deck

1 month ago

I really like the idea. I am curious about some of your card choices though. Curator's Ward, Kalonian Tusker, and Kalonian Hydra are all cards that dont seem to fit the rest of the deck. What was your motivation for putting them in?

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