Kalonian Hydra

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Mythic Rare
Magic 2014 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

Pandaka on Hydras and Counters

20 hours ago

Cool. Made a deck like that. Its Dromoka counters but whats better with +1/+1 counters than Kalonian Hydra? Kalonian Counters

Squirrel_of_War on Reanimate Em All

2 days ago

Kalonian Hydra would be good and he would be insane with Sekki.

PurePazaak on Current Ezuri Build

2 days ago

So I have an Ezuri, Claw of Progress build, myself. You should check it out! I'm gonna give you some ideas, as I may have a few more experience counters than you xD

The suggestions I make are from my list, but I won't mention any cards outside of your budget. Let's get started!

This is alphabetical, not in order of relevance:

  • Avenger of Zendikar is a bomb! He usually produces 7 tokens (sometimes more, rarely less). That's 7 Ezuri triggers! A great way to spend some mana.
  • Birthing Pod is good; in my opinion, it is secondary to Yisan, the Wanderer Bard (more on him later)
  • Breeding Pool is in your sideboard, but is a little out of your budget. If you're willing to buy it, there is absolutely no reason to leave it out of your deck
  • Cyclonic Rift is an auto-include, as you are playing a blue EDH deck
  • As brian.olson542 mentioned, Fathom Mage is amazing with Ezuri. It's the best card draw you'll get
  • Green Sun's Zenith is amazing if you have enough green creatures to make it relevant. Tutoring is important in Commander, especially with a toolbox build (Ezuri can easily be a very effective toolbox). If you have too many blue/artifact creatures, I would go for other tutors
  • Hinterland Harbor is from my favorite cycle of lands. In a 2-color deck, it will usually enter the battlefield _UN_tapped, without having to Shock yourself. Wonderful!
  • You would be amazed at just how useful Kiora's Follower is. Got a tapped Simic Growth Chamber, Sol Ring, or Oran-Rief, the Vastwood? No problem :) Of course, it can also untap any creatures you have, as well as tapping an opponent's artifacts/creatures. So much utility in one little creature!
  • I am familiar with Lifecrafter's Bestiary (or the Pokedex, as I call it). However, I have not tried it in my Ezuri Claw build. I'd be interested in seeing how it plays out!
  • Murkfiend Liege is definitely not as good as Seedborn Muse, but it is also 90% cheaper, so that's okay
  • Mycoloth is one of the best ways to get more counters! You needn't devour anything as it enters, though you certainly may. Just dump XP into it, and you get some tokens, which gives you more XP, which gives you more tokens, which gives...
  • Panharmonicon - yesyesYES!!! This card is bonkers! Creatures that create tokens when they enter the battlefield (i.e.: Avenger of Zendikar) will create twice that amount! But wait - There's more! Those tokens will trigger Ezuri TWICE! For those of you following along at home, that's FOUR TIMES the Ezuri triggers for those tokens. You can't afford to pass that up!
  • Rashmi, Eternities Crafter really doesn't play with Ezuri, but it is an A+ Simic card.
  • PUT IN Sage of Hours!!! He is an infinite combo, and a win condition. If you have 4 XP, play Sage, get another XP, enter combat, place 5 counters on Sage and remove them instantly, take an extra turn. Then do the same thing next turn. Then the next. Then the next. You see where i'm going here? It's infinite turns, my friend. There's no cooler way to win (well... except for Now I Know My ABC's... but that's a different deck)
  • I don't usually like taplands, but I make an excuse for Temple of Mystery. The artwork alone keeps it in, and the scrying is noice
  • Yavimaya Coast is another solid and inexpensive option for mana

This is kinda alphabetical... but not really. _()_/

Whew! Well I gave you a lot to think about, there. feel free to ask questions about anything I've suggested; I'd be happy to give you examples from games I've played, etc. Good luck, and happy deck-teching!

whatskraken on Do you have any "pet" ...

6 days ago

I have Kalonian Hydra in my Riku of Two Reflections deck, even if it never does much.

I also really love Spellheart Chimera. Other pet cards include Stormtide Leviathan and Dominus of Fealty.

But my favorite pet card is probably Tyrant of Discord.

Shadow393939 on Count, Count Counting Counters

1 week ago

Have you considered Kalonian Hydra?

Jay3401 on Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest

1 week ago

Squirrel_of_War thank for taking the time. Ill agree with you on Hell's Caretaker and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder. They both don't really fit in the deck. Blightsteel Colossus is in there to support the infect strategy and is pretty easy to cast when i get infinite mana. The main strategy is to create an infinite loop with a sac outlet and a persist creature. Bloodspore Thrinax along with Melira, Sylvok Outcast are main combo pieces that act as alternates to Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest if he doesn't stick on the field. Gyre Sage is going in as soon as i get my hand on one, same for Swarmyard and Kalonian Hydra. I never heard of Blighted Fen before so thanks for bringing that one up! I love the flavor and it fits the theme so definitly going in.

Squirrel_of_War on Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest

1 week ago

Some cards that cone to mind right away:

Some things from the maybe board that really need to go in would be:

Those three are musts but Titania, Protector of Argoth and Smokestack would also be great.

Some cards I would remove:

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