Kalonian Hydra


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 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

carpecanum on Ezuri, Claw of Progress (Blue/Green)

5 days ago

Kalonian Hydra, Hooded Hydra, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Sylvan Offering,Ulvenwald Tracker,Viral Drake, Cytoplast Manipulator, Druid's Call, Thada Adel, Acquisitor and AEther Mutation are all fun cards here. I think only the Kalonian Hydra is expensive.

Triskelion is amazing here.

Woodland Bellower, Priest of Titania, Phantasmal Image, Caller of the Claw and Avenger of Zendikar are all great cards but not as good with Ezuri i think.

If you want to strengthen the Elf theme there's enough to do the entire deck just with that. I was fiddling with my Ezuri deck and started to look at possible themes like Elf, Rogue, Wizard etc. Morph, Wizard and Elf were the strongest. Not enough creatures to make Modular work =(

I'm almost certain you're going to want some more protection for Ezuri once people start seeing him work.

BrenBrix on Please Keep off the Grass

1 week ago

I like the look of Carnage Tyrant. That'll definitely be on the agenda, maybe replacing a Kalonian Hydra. As for the lands, I haven't really had any issues with mana supply in playtesting so far. In fact, I usually end up with too much mana (that is to say, more than I can spend with what I've drawn).

Rhadamanthus on i need help on a ...

2 weeks ago

The key thing here is specifically what kind of event Corpsejack Menace's ability applies to and how to apply it. Your friend's understanding seems to be that it will change a "double the number of counters" event to "double the number of counters, then double them again", but that's not how it works.

When you double the number of counters on something, you put a number of counters on it equal to however many it already has. Corpsejack Menace affects the number of counters being put. In your example, the 8 +1/+1 counters that Kalonian Hydra would put onto itself get doubled to 16 instead.

x12721 on i need help on a ...

2 weeks ago

Please tag the cards you mentioned - Kalonian Hydra, Corpsejack Menace.

Yes, the Hydra will enter as an 8/8 if the Corpsejack is out already. When it attacks, the amount of counters on it will be doubled, then doubled again. 16 counters will be added to the Hydra, making it a 24/24.

Olive_pdx on Slimefoot, Aristocratic Saprolings

2 weeks ago

thehumanjukebox With all the Thallids in the deck Winding Constrictor is a must! You can also run Corpsejack Menace, works great with Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest or even a Kalonian Hydra.

Squirrelbacon on Those Counters Are Just Too Much

2 weeks ago

This might sound exceptionally dumb... but I think that Arcbound Worker is just a better Slitherhead. It might not be as thematic between guilds, and you can't use it out of yard to bolster one particular creature, however...

It's a better late game draw than Slitherhead as it enters with a counter----or two or three of four thanks to Snek. Also, impacts other cards in your deck because of that initial counter (Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Master Biomancer, Kalonian Hydra)

It comes down on the same turn if needed, and in the late game it's the same card as a blocker, you just move the counter before they target it in your graveyard/ have a Rest in Peace or maindeck Relic of Progenitus which has been much more common.

Also, imagine the mini combos...

Snek + Corpsejack Menace + Arcbound Worker = twice as much, if not more, power than a Slitherhead from a graveyard.

Other than that, the deck looks pretty sweet!

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