Mistcutter Hydra

Mistcutter Hydra

Creature — Hydra

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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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Mistcutter Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Mistcutter Hydra Discussion

Argy on Pioneer - Mono-Green Hardened Scales

21 hours ago

Stonecoil Serpent Endless One or Hangarback Walker aren't instead of Mistcutter Hydra

They are as well as.

As I explained, you need other sources that can put counters on themselves, as your whole deck relies on that.

I have played many games where no creature has a counter on it.


The other suggestions are for you to playtest with, to determine what will make your deck work the best.

That's what builders need to do.

Argy on Mono Green Scales/Devotion

21 hours ago

I will only discuss these things on your deck, not here.

StoryArcher on Mono Green Scales/Devotion

1 day ago

Argy

Regarding the suggested cards...

(I want to pause here and say that all your suggestions and the time you took to make them are absolutely appreciated... far too often I see people ask for advice and then, when they get it, immediately respond defensively, even at times antagonistically, as if the requested advice had somehow been a personal attack. I genuinely wanted advice, and my comments below are made in an effort to better understand the advice given, not to defend or prove the original decision correct.)

Regarding the suggested cards, I'm looking at them and comparing them to some of the other options - I might need a little better understanding of the more subtle reasons why one might be a better option than the others.

Heroic Intervention vs. Inspiring Call Obviously Intervention is cheaper and can protect individual creatures from being targeted, so on a case-by-case basis there will definitely be times when it is superior. Really like that card-draw advantage though...

Reclamation Sage vs. Thrashing Brontodon Honestly, I much prefer Bontodon's larger size for the same casting cost, but unfortunately you can't use his ability until he is on the field, giving your opponent a better chance to remove or circumvent it.

Scavenging Ooze vs. Tormod's Crypt or Soul-Guide Lantern Other than requiring mana to activate (and the issue mentioned above, with Thrashing Brontodon), I don't see how ScOoze isn't the better option in this particular deck.

Mistcutter Hydra vs. Stonecoil Serpent and Endless One While the other two are definitely superior for the artifact version of Scales, I'm not certain either is the better choice for this deck. While the Serpent is certainly better situationally, it seems like the addition of Haste makes the Hydra a superior all-around option - so much so that I strongly considered it for the main deck. Is there such a density of multi-color threats in Pioneer that I should reconsider that?

Damping Sphere and Vivien Reid are admittedly intriguing options that I had overlooked for potential inclusion into this deck. With no legitimate ramp, would Vivien generally be considered too expensive? She would certainly help with any mirror matches...

Thanks again for taking the time to respond.

StoryArcher on Pioneer - Mono-Green Hardened Scales

1 day ago

Regarding the suggested cards, I'm looking at them and comparing them to some of the other options - I might need a little better understanding of the more subtle reasons why one might be a better option than the others.

Heroic Intervention vs. Inspiring Call Obviously Intervention is cheaper and can protect individual creatures from being targeted, so on a case-by-case basis there will definitely be times when it is superior. Really like that card-draw advantage though...

Scavenging Ooze vs. Tormod's Crypt or Soul-Guide Lantern Other than requiring mana to activate, I don't see how ScOoze isn't the better option here.

Reclamation Sage vs. Thrashing Brontodon Honestly, I much prefer Bontodon's larger size for the same casting cost, but unfortunately you can't use his ability until he is on the field, giving your opponent a better chance to remove or circumvent it.

Mistcutter Hydra vs. Stonecoil Serpent and Endless One While the other two are definitely superior for the artifact version of Scales, I'm not certain either is the better choice for this deck. While the Serpent is certainly better situationally, it seems like the addition of Haste makes the Hydra the better all-around option. Are there such a density of multi-color threats in Pioneer that I should reconsider that?

Damping Sphere and Vivien Reid are admittedly intriguing options that I had overlooked for potential inclusion into this deck. With no legitimate ramp, would Vivien generally be considered too expensive? She would certainly help with any mirror matches...

Scytec on Help finding interesting cards to ...

2 weeks ago

@dingusdingo - You may think about including Mistcutter Hydra in that build, I am a huge fan of it.

TypicalTimmy on EDH vs cEDH

2 months ago

And look, just I don't actually care if you - or anyone - netdecks or is into cEDH or loves "Tier 0" decks or whatever.

  • Nothing says that your version of fun and my version of fun have to be the same thing.

You do you, and I'll do me.

We can agree to disagree.

Maybe you see something I don't. Maybe you have a different perspective because - guess what, shockingly you're a different person. I know, such a revelation.

The point I am getting at is, whatever you truly find to be the most fun is exactly what you need to do.

For me, I've seen far too many arguments to have a tolerance anymore. I have seen:

  • Friendships ended over it
  • Swearing by a grown ass 40 year old adult toward a teenager who is too scared to stand his ground, and rightfully so
  • Blatant and inexcusable cheating so profound you would almost have to WANT it to happen - such as putting something that is exiled into the graveyard, "accidentally" grabbing a second card and shrugging as you put one back, or my absolute favorite LITERALLY LOOKING AT THE TOP CARD OF YOUR DECK RANDOMLY JUST TO GAIN INFORMATION - NOTHING INSTRUCTS YOU TO DO SO; YOU LITERALLY JUST LOOK AT THE TOP CARD WHENEVER YOU WANT (God, I feel like Desolator Magic: Spoiler, I'm not.)
  • Someone grabbing another player's deck and literally knocking it off the table
  • Someone purposely spilling soda on another player's boardstate because they didn't like what was going on

I literally - and there is no way I can stress this enough - LITERALLY - had someone PUNCH me because I mentioned to them that what they did couldn't happen the way they wanted it to happen.

  • Story: The guy cast a Mistcutter Hydra for some big mana, gave it haste and swung. I shrugged, tapped some lands and Murdered it. He put it into his graveyard after sighing and shaking his head, but in a humorous way. During his next turn, he used Stitch Together, targeting the Hydra. He put it onto the battlefield and gave me one of the biggest shit-eating grins he could muster. So, I sort of looked at it puzzled and told him it dies to state based actions.
  • "No it doesn't!"
  • "Yeah, it does. It's a 0/0. You didn't pay into because you didn't cast it. It doesn't have any +1/+1 counters on it, so it dies to state based actions."

And what was this 26 year old man's reasonable response?

He slammed his fist down on the table two or three times while swearing, then reached over the table and punched me.

So yeah. I'm a bit stern, a bit salty, and a bit opinionated. But that's my belief.

Play "cEDH" if you want; Join their community, buy the decks, hold opinions and debates... but at the end of the day realize that the REAL difference is not what you are playing with, rather WHO you are playing against.

Flawless_Sin on Hardened Scales II PIONEER II

3 months ago

Nillstan Tireless Tracker is the worst choice possible for UW. It dies to every single spell including Supreme Verdict or gets exiled by Cast Out . It even is dealt with by Azorius Charm . Mistcutter Hydra is the best creature for UW matchup as it is resilient to everything except Cast Out and Supreme Verdict but all of these are useless if we hold Heroic Intervention post SB. As for the Tireless Tracker in other matchups it is too slow in this deck. We plan to win as quick as possible, preferably by turn 4-5 which Tireless Tracker doesn't help us to do so it has absolutely no space in our list. It has much more use in the dork version or ramp version but not this Aggro list. I tried it, been there, it's simply not better than 3-drops we already have.

Flawless_Sin on Hardened Scales II PIONEER II

3 months ago

Nillstan Hey, thanks for feedback Mistcutter Hydra is there mainly for the UW matchups, meta is currently in favor 10% of UW. The whole list is a collective work of several people and we are all making pretty good results in our LGSs. Vs your deck Mistcutter Hydra makes no sense I understand but it will leave post sideboard for Thoughtseize . This is the list I use for tournaments due to struggles with UW and just to be more prepared.

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