Kalonian Hydra


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Mythic Rare

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Kalonian Hydra

Creature — Hydra


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 GB Exponential Growth

1 week ago

It's rough not having white. Daghatar the Adamant would be a killer in this. Feat of Resistance fizzles removal and Ajani, Mentor of Heroes is a good finisher.

But not as good as the end-all-be-all of +1 counter finishers: give it up for...

Kalonian Hydraaa!!

S1ayerMonkey on Growtesque - Pauper EDH

1 week ago

Hey, Corpsejack Menace isn't a legendary creature so it can't be used as your commander.

Still a cool idea for a deck. Additional good pauper cards are Winding Constrictor, Fairgrounds Trumpeter, and Battering Krasis. Kalonian Hydra would work great with corpsejack as well, but it's a bit expensive for pauper.

Consider also using lands like Llanowar Reborn and Turntimber Grove.

Nice deck, I love +1/+1 counters in commander

Jimmy_Chinchila on Merfolk +1/+1 counter

1 week ago

Id throw in Metallic Mimic, Inspiring Call and Cyclonic Rift. Theres a ton of other good counter synergies but figured youre trying to stay Tribal. Things like Kalonian Hydra and Tuskguard Captain and Renegade Krasis for example. I know its pricey but Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca fits perfectly.


rufus654 on green stompyboi(s)

1 week ago

I think the Avatar is a good card. The Bow of Nylea would be a good card as would the Kalonian Hydra given you can pay for it.

mistahARK on green stompyboi(s)

1 week ago

Interesting suggestions. Some others I found are:

Bow of Nylea, 3 drop with great synergyOran-Rief, the VastwoodSpike Weaver

I might even experiment with swapping out the Avatar for Renegade Krasis and throw in Kalonian Hydra or Protean Hydra for an extended mana curve.

x12721 on Truly Indomitable

2 weeks ago

A full playset of Hardened Scales is a must. Some other cards to consider are: Champion of Lambholt, Gavony Township, Juniper Order Ranger, Scavenging Ooze, Spike Feeder, Kalonian Hydra, and Gilder Bairn. Also, make sure you cut this down to 60 cards, and try to lower your curve a bit too.

KingRamz on Cut X Heads Off, X More Shall Take Its Place

2 weeks ago

I disagree about Gaea's Cradle and Growing Rites of Itlimoc . This deck does not seem to be set up to make a ton of creatures. If you go nuts with Hydra Broodmaster you're either winning the game or getting board-wiped, and either way Cradle isn't going to do anything for you.

There is a version of the Rosheen X-spell deck that could make very good use of Rites/Cradle, but it would be using cards like Gelatinous Genesis, Goblin Offensive, Tempt with Vengeance, Sylvan Offering, Orochi Hatchery, Snake Basket, Tilonalli's Summoner etc. etc. But that wouldn't be a Hydra deck.

Oh and speaking of which, since this is a Hydra deck, I think Lightning Serpent would be another fine cut, especially now that you've added Xenagod and Fires. The Serpent's only advantage over your other Hydras is its built-in haste, which is negated by your haste enablers. And it doesn't even get its counters doubled by Kalonian Hydra!

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