|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2)||Mythic Rare|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Mythic Rare|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Mythic Rare|
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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.
Kalonian Hydra Discussion
Zakath on My Merfolk
2 weeks ago
Personal thought: Remove Stormtide Leviathan - massive target and hate bringer. Add The Great Henge for lifegain and draw. Remove Deepchannel Mentor , Kalonian Hydra , Intruder Alarm . Deepchannel too expensive for what it does. Kalonian doesn't fit the theme. Intruder Alarm will really only benefit your opponents as you are already untapping on each end step. Remove either Vanquisher's Banner or The Immortal Sun due to mana costs. You need at least 8 more lands. 33 lands in commander is like 20 lands in standard. 25 in commander is like 15 in standard. Aetherflux Reservoir is also a hate generator. Might want to remove that in favour of more lands.
1 month ago
You might like these: Reyhan, Last of the Abzan , Kalonian Hydra , Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood , Deathbringer Thoctar , Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper , Gutter Grime , Tooth and Claw , Hell's Caretaker , Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Ezuri's Predation , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Evolutionary Leap , Shivan Harvest , Fleshbag Marauder , Merciless Executioner
1 month ago
I also adore hydras and I am certainly aiming to shift this deck more in favour of them!
Now that you've brought up Rhythm of the Wild I'm super hyped to slot it in, the haste in particular is spicy with huge hydras but the flexibility that it offers is key to its awesomeness too.
Hungering Hydra , Primordial Hydra , Kalonian Hydra , Rock Hydra and Polukranos, World Eater fit the deck amazingly as well and I'm genuinely just going to slot them in right now. Managorger Hydra as well is an excellent early game drop that can get really insane if your opponent's ignore it so I'll bring it in as well.
Ferocity of the Wilds also fits the deck really well, but I think I'll pop it in the maybeboard, simply because I've run out of room for it! Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Sarkhan the Masterless are also super interesting planeswalkers that I'll be sure to test thoroughly!
Thanks for the comment legend!
1 month ago
Unbound Flourishing is a really good enchantment for this deck, especially regarding your X cost spells. Rhythm of the Wild and Ferocity of the Wilds will help your Hydras beat your opponent's face in even harder. Managorger Hydra , Hydra Omnivore , Polukranos, World Eater , Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Sarkhan the Masterless are also good additions to the deck. Hungering Hydra , Primordial Hydra and Kalonian Hydra are also good Hydras for this deck. Rock Hydra should also be in here.
I love Hydras and I hope you take these into consideration!
1 month ago
The newest debate that I am considering for my Atraxa EDH deck is whether or not I should replace Guildpact Informant with Merfolk Skydiver . The skydiver has a lower converted mana cost and can also immediately make itself or another creature more powerful, but its proliferate ability requires a significant investment of mana, which is the main focus of my deliberation.
On one hand, the informant’s ability requires no mana, but triggers only during combat, whereas, on the other hand, the skydiver’s ability can be used at any time, but requires mana to use. Also, each of those creatures has redundancy with other cards in my deck; the informant has redundancy with Thrummingbird , Grateful Apparition , Sword of Truth and Justice , Kalonian Hydra , and Archangel of Thune in that each of those cards has a triggered ability that places counters on creatures. If I were to put the skydiver in the deck, it would have redundancy with Viral Drake , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Karn's Bastion , Shalai, Voice of Plenty , and Gavony Township in that each of those cards has an activated ability that places counters on creatures.
Actually, I could alternatively replace Abzan Falconer with Merfolk Skydiver , because, as nice as the falconer is, it does not really contribute to the overall theme of the deck and having another source of proliferation is better than giving all of my creatures flying, especially since a large number of creatures in this deck already have flying, and I have two other cards in this deck that can grant all of my creatures flying. What does everyone say about that?
2 months ago
Varolz is probably my favorite deck that I've built so far, but the ideal route is to go with a elf ball shell. Play all the dorks you can find because 1) they are very early mana ramp, 2) you can sac them to protect your commander, and 3) you can scavenge them when you're done with them (nice thing is the elves usually pay for themselves, float mana, sac and use it to scavenge). Don't forget Birds of Paradise
That is step # 1 for consistency mana to do crazy stuff. Step 2 is either consistent mill, or consistent tutor, or both. For the mill plan, best card to use is Mesmeric Orb . Get that turn 1 with soul ring, and you're going places. There are a lot of budget options to mill. On the other hand, with the tutors you'll be more consistent and basically turn into an one-turn-kill with either Phyrexian Dreadnought or Death's Shadow on your commander or something that has infect.
Cards to think about, as they have work wonders for me
Jarad's Orders you combo that with Elvish Spirit Guide + Phyrexian Dreadnought . It's beautifully on curve. 1 dork, turn 2 commander, turn 3, Jarad's Orders to get it, and you're swinging on turn 3 with 14 power (commander no doubt)
Berserk is insane with this style of deck
Green Sun's Zenith is very good tutor in a creature style deck
Sylvan Safekeeper is a very good protection card
Solidarity of Heroes doubles those counters on the cheap
Kalonian Hydra get's very big, very fast in this deck.
Chord of Calling works well in an elf ball deck
Necropotence is pretty busted
and my pet card Not of This World . Once you have put a large amount of counters on a creature, probably want to protect it....with a free colorless counterspell.
2 months ago
You might like these: Armorcraft Judge , Fertilid , Cathars' Crusade , Flesh Carver , Hooded Hydra , Juniper Order Ranger , Kalonian Hydra , Oona's Blackguard , Ghave, Guru of Spores , Winding Constrictor , Champion of Lambholt , Mikaeus, the Lunarch , Cauldron of Souls , Crystalline Crawler
3 months ago
Hey everyone, Selling some cards that I'm not using! If you're interested in any please reach out to me on my binder's wall.
Kalonian Hydra ~ M14
Mutavault ~ M14 version
Craterhoof Behemoth ~MM17
Natural Order ~ EMA
Sylvan Library ~ EMA
Vampiric Tutor ~ MM3
Demonic Tutor ~ UMA
Wasteland ~ EMA
Mana Drain ~ IMA
Urabrask the Hidden ~ IMA
Doubling Season ~ MM1
Kalonian Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%