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Mistcutter Hydra can't be countered
Haste, Protection from blue
Mistcutter Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
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Mistcutter Hydra Discussion
3 days ago
Herald of Secret Streams Champion of Lambholt (I have one I can give you if you actually make the deck) These both turn your deck into a really painful thing to play against. Kiora, the Crashing Wave is a really fun walker to play in this deck, and dirt cheap since no one plays her at all. Increasing Savagery good way to get all the counters out that you can, also great commander for hydras cough cough Mistcutter Hydra
Bioshift someone kills your big boy just take all its counters and move them to something else
Vastwood Hydra does the same thing as bioshift just for itself
So my last suggestion is a bit of a money sink but it will be a fun thing to play if you want it Vigor
1 week ago
First things first...Sakura-Tribe Elder and Sol Ring. By using Omnath, Locus of Rage with expensive dragons you want early and inexpensive ramp. Shaman of Forgotten Ways is also a great ramp for creature-heavy decks. I understand this aspires to be a budget deck so Burgeoning finds home here and not Exploration too. Take out Relentless Hunter for Rubblehulk. Take out Harbinger of the Hunt for Savage Ventmaw.
Zendikar's Roil is a bit slow and ineffective here as you don't focus on small tokens rather than big fat tokens from Omnath and creatures. Where Ancients Tread also finds home here it has won me lots of games (I also play EDH with this Omnath). Take out Peregrination for Cultivate it's essential to have cheap ramp spells. You can scry a lot more with Lifecrafter's Bestiary.
Wild Slash and Draconic Roar are awful in EDH. Instead have Comet Storm and perhaps Starstorm or Mizzium Mortars...Ground Assault, Hull Breach, Decimate and Vandalblast are all excellent removals for Gruul EDH.
In the end some good cards are: Elemental Bond for card draw. Rite of the Raging Storm which triggers both Elemental Bond,Omnath, Locus of Rage AND Where Ancients Tread. You can take out Revel of the Fallen God for it...it's not such a good card. Spellbreaker Behemoth to mess with those blue players out there. Gruul Turf, Naya Panorama, Terramorphic Expanse as for lands. Grave Sifter or Creeping Renaissance for turning the game to your advantage. And perhaps Mistcutter Hydra for a kill out of nowhere.
2 weeks ago
Thank you for all of that, it's a lot to take in and digest but I like the suggestions and they'll definitely get some play.
A lot of the flier hate came from this starting as a counter to a friend's blue/green merfolk deck that spammed Cartouche of Knowledge and One With the Wind but it is limited in its use and I was considering replacing the reach critters and Stinging Shot as it were.
My main reason for running the Druid of the Cowl instead of Llanowar Elves is because the extra one cost isn't too much considering all the mana this generates as it is, and they make a decent defense as well. My earlier build of this did have Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic but they kept getting wiped out by small stuff and my mana went with them.
I do like your suggestions for the bigger creatures though and I'm definitely looking at upping my Ivy Elemental and adding in Mistcutter Hydra for the mana pump aspect. I'll be posting a revised version of this deck later on once I've properly given your suggestions and a couple other ideas I've been kicking around a good thorough testing. I appreciate the input, thank you :)
2 weeks ago
If you're prepared to put a little bit of money into it, here are my suggestions that stick to your theme
-1 Heroes' Bane
Waker of the Wilds looks fun as heck.
I would remove the enchantments for 4 Harmonize. If you're dead set on running effects like Overgrowth, Arbor Elf is the kind of creature you want to be running. You don't need the Fog effects since you should be the one on the attack, but if you're running them for the hexproof, consider Blossoming Defense instead. I would go 4 Rampant Growth and 4 Search for Tomorrow in your sorceries.
Nissa, Nature's Artisan is respectable, but I'd suggest Nissa, Worldwaker or Garruk Relentless Flip instead. I wouldn't run your enchantment or flier hate in the mainboard, instead fill it with the planeswalkers above, or more creatures like Elvish Visionary.
One thing you really have to be aware of in Legacy is that the three most popular board wipes (to my knowledge) are; Terminus, Toxic Deluge, and Supreme Verdict. There's not a whole lot you can do against the first two, but have a couple Heroic Intervention in your sideboard could be important. I would also run a couple Life Goes On or Feed the Clan in the sideboard as well to go against more aggro opponents.
I'm not really a green player, but I hope this was a little helpful
1 month ago
So this is both a decent start and has a long way to go. While I don't have many specific card cuts to recommend to you, I can point you in a general direction for you to go, as well as a bunch of cards that might help you...
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- Not enough Evasion. While your creatures might be large, very few of them have trample, flying, unblockable, landwalk, etc. This means that against any deck that makes tokens (Which is a LOT of them), you will have a VERY hard time actually killing them.
- Not enough removal. I know that UG tends to be very light in removal, but it is still VERY important. While you have a couple removal spells, mass removal is still very useful.
- Not enough protection. Similar to your removal spells, you have very few ways to protect your own creatures. Being able to protect your own beefy creatures is important in commander when there are so many opponents and having a large number of cards in your hand paints a large target upon your back.
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In general, these cards are either too clunky, too expensive (cost wise), have strictly better versions, or don't push your game plan forward.
Hopefully some amount of this will help! You're allready at the deck being only $90 so you're pretty close! Good luck!
1 month ago
In my humble opinion if control is a problem, there are better options to deal with counterspells than Vexing Shusher - as in the end its a "dead card" in the sense that it does nothing beside preventing counters.
Cards like Mistcutter Hydra, Skylasher, Isao, Enlightened Bushi, Prowling Serpopard & Thrun, the Last Troll all have built useful bodies, and built in hexproof without any additional mana investment.
1 month ago
Cool deck idea, Hydras are rad. I have a few thoughts, though.
The first is that I think you've got to fix your curve. You've got the same number of 1-drops as you do 6 and 7-drops. On early turns you're more likely to to have hands full of cards that will be better suited for the late game than early. Redistributing the curve is gonna be really helpful. If you want to keep all the big creatures you've got on your list, at least reduce the count of each of them to a single copy.
Some good early game options are Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, and Sylvan Caryatid. These cards will all help you ramp so you can play bigger creatures earlier. The other thing worth remembering is that with Hydra's their cost listed here is inaccurate. Mistcutter Hydra is a 1-drop, but you'd never cast it for a single forest. Worth considering.
Secondly, I think you've got too many creatures. If you were to take the creature count down to 24, you'll be doing yourself some favors. You can take those 8 cards and replace them with cards that can interact more with your opponents strategy. I'd look for cards that can remove creatures with flying like Whirlwind and creature removal, for green it's going to be spells like Epic Confrontation where one of your bigger creatures can destroy another creature outside of combat.
Hope I've given you some helpful ideas.
1 month ago
Great creature list - yay for Mistcutter Hydra!
Have you ever tested with Vexing Shusher to help land your hydras?
Have fun brewing!