Mistcutter Hydra


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

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Set Rarity
Theros Rare

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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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Mistcutter Hydra Discussion

IngrownCameltoe on 49 FORESTS?! Lost in the Woods

3 weeks ago


Surprisingly, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar is what wins me most of my games! The hydras would probably be perfect for my possible sideboard strategy. I might run one or two of the Mistcutter Hydra and the Primordial Hydra in the main board.

Pieguy396 on 49 FORESTS?! Lost in the Woods

3 weeks ago

Maybe swap the Nissa, Voice of Zendikars out for a couple of giant Hydras to make use of the massive amount of mana you'll be generating? Heroes' Bane, Mistcutter Hydra, and Primordial Hydra are some good options

Zargast on Green Thunder (Mono-Green Devotion)

3 weeks ago

So a lot of the suggestions above are good, and as a green player myself a few things are worth noting again. Mistcutter Hydra is good for your sideboard, Leatherback Baloth is needed in this deck, Rancor probably isn't, and Collected Company definitely isn't, try replacing it with another draw spell like Harmonize or for more fun a personal favorite, Elemental Bond. Also ditch the fetch lands, deck thinning is a myth, and since you do that, consider things like Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and Treetop Village. Along with that reconsider Dungrove Elder, it's really good in modern. Finally, add a planeswalker or more Aspect of Hydra and Prey Upon, since those are the only ways you'll get to interact with your opponent.

Aleboth93 on STOMPY FOR NOOBS (like me)

3 weeks ago

veeonix thanks for all your suggestions :) I will try to afford Dismember as soon as possible! And Mistcutter Hydra is the perfect add for the sideboard.

mr_funk on G/U Collected Counters

1 month ago

any thoughts on Lorescale Coatl?thinking of creatures to add to your early game, possibly Steel Wall? 4 toughness could evolve some guys and hold off some early attackers.

other options include:Aquastrand Spider, Bond Beetle, Chronomaton, Clockwork Beetle, Cosi's Trickster, Experiment One, Kavu Predator (SB), Mistcutter Hydra (SB), Mold Adder (SB), Nurturer Initiate, Primordial Hydra, Protean Hydra, Quirion Dryad, Scavenging Ooze (SB or Main), Shape Stealer (super goofy with +1/+1 counters), Slitherhead, Vastwood Hydra, Vinelasher Kudzu

if you decide to go down the "hydra" road, i would recommend Gyre Sage for added mana production/sink value.

Dredgar on Seeds of splendid heroism sown in the dunes

1 month ago

As usual I'm just spit balling here. A great addition could be Inspiring Call for indestructible and card draw. Gyre Sage for mana ramp. Llanowar Reborn for graft on a land. And my all time favorite counter card Mistcutter Hydra! Can't be counter, protection from blue, haste and as many damn counters as you have mana! Your deck looks great as usual! Keep it up!

X_Animis_X on "Thats one big Hydra" (Suggestions welcome)

1 month ago

just throwing this out there but you could get rid of 1 Polukranos, World Eater and 2 Mistcutter Hydra for two of the best hydra out there, Primordial Hydra

OmniDreamer on Atraxa lot of attention

2 months ago

Thanks for additional suggestions. Unfortunately, Demonic Tutor is already in there. Some of these are good suggestions, but what would you suggest cutting from the deck? Keep in mind that certain cuts and replacements can have a larger impact on the mana curve. For example, since my average CMC is currently 3.06 I've considered cutting Prismatic Geoscope since I may never need that much mana with all the other ramp in the deck. This deck is untested at the moment though so I'm going to give it a shot tonight at my local game store before I decide. Hopefully it sees some play so I can get a feel for it.

Contagion Engine and Inexorable Tide are great cards for a proliferate theme and I did consider Contagion Engine while building this, but I feel like they may be overkill since I'm only running roughly 17 cards that can provide counters to proliferate. I don't feel like Contagion Engine has a big enough impact with the -1/-1 counters, but it would be an eventual answer to some indestructible, hexproof, or shrouded creature. I run Toxic Deluge for the same reason, but it has a more immediate impact since I can set the strength of it at the moment I cast it.

I'm not a fan of Mistcutter Hydra in EDH because it is just a beater. It may be able to close the game in some cases, but if it gets removed or chumped for days I don't get much use from it. Genesis Hydra is borderline for me because you only get one permanent from it. I do like that it is two cards for one and its a proliferate target, but I feel like Genesis Wave is always going to outclass it in EDH.

I cut Enlightened Tutor while I was constructing the deck because I'm just having a really hard determining what needs to go in versus what I want to go in. I love running that card in a lot of my decks, but here I feel like I'm already trying to build something that will grind out wins as opposed to combo or one-shot. I mean the best card I'm running to one-shot people is Hatred which I can get with Vampiric Tutor or Demonic Tutor. There are lots of other good tutors that I can run if I want to make the deck more like a toolbox of silver bullets than something like Jund where I try to out value my opponents with each card I play. This current build is leaning more towards that Jund style value.

Unfortunately even with a large collection I still don't have an Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. I'll see if I can trade for one locally as I'm currently unemployed. :'(

P.S. A creature I just thought of that may be a decent fit for this build is Angel of Invention because I can proliferate the +1/+1 counters on her, or I can just put out two 1/1 Servos for more triggers if I have Cathars' Crusade in play. Her anthem effect is also nice for my other tokens from Bitterblossom, Awakening Zone, Luminarch Ascension, and Avenger of Zendikar.

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