Creature — Hydra
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Oran-Rief Hydra. If that land is a forest, put two +1/+1 counters on Oran-Rief Hydra instead.
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|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Rare|
|Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis (DDR)||Rare|
|Battle for Zendikar (BFZ)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Oran-Rief Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Oran-Rief Hydra Discussion
1 week ago
Really cool deck. With all the lands you have entering the battlefield, maybe a few landfall cards would be nice here? Something like Retreat to Hagra could be really nice, both giving you a buffer against aggro and the damage can quickly add up. Tireless Tracker might also be nice to draw into your threats in a pinch, and Oran-Rief Hydra could potentially become huge. Scapeshift also feels like it could be fun, but the lands entering tapped might be a dealbreaker. I have no idea if this is what you want to do with the deck, just maybe something to consider. I hope this helps.
8 months ago
Why no Oran-Rief Hydra ? Also, have considered Omnath, Locus of Mana for the deck? He’ld make a great mana dump during your last opponents end step if you didn’t use much during either of your main phases.
9 months ago
Oh also Manabond could be cool here. If your general is in the grave, you can put his ability on the stack numerous times, returning all or most of your lands to hand. Then at the end step, Manabond lets you drop all those lands, triggering things like Oran-Rief Hydra , Zendikar's Roil , and Rampaging Baloths . It also discards your general in the process, allowing you to do this every turn. It's situational but could be a game winner.
Lordeh on Heil Hydra
10 months ago
Firstly, love Hydra's.
Have a look at Solidarity of Heroes over thrive as it has much more punch.
Oran-Rief Hydra is another solid mono-green hydra.
Also maybe consider Oran-Rief, the Vastwood as another way of getting an additional +1/+1 counter.
Finally I really like Nissa, Who Shakes the World as a great type of mono green ramp.
1 year ago
Alright buddy other things that I believe would be good in the deck are below.
I’d recommend about 36 lands to get started as most of these creatures need a lot. Haven’t looked at utility lands yet though.
1 year ago
cute idea but i think people will get wise to this after a game or 2 and enchantment removal/ Pithing Needle will shut you down.
I'd suggest implementing a Landfall theme to help support a heavy land count:
Grazing Gladehart , Undergrowth Champion , Lotus Cobra , Embodiment of Insight , Baloth Woodcrasher , Avenger of Zendikar , Murasa Ranger , Oran-Rief Hydra , Turntimber Basilisk , Jaddi Offshoot , Territorial Baloth , Snapping Gnarlid , Snapping Creeper , Scythe Leopard , Rampaging Baloths
1 year ago
This is for casual modern play since my play group are teenagers we cant afford the really expensive ones. so we like to home brew magic decks just out of the cards we've obtained through the years. heres my list of fat green monsters i currently own and want to know which ones i should be using in my 60 card decks i already have the mana dorks and ramp spells set out.here they are. Giant Adephage , Skarrg Goliath , Rampaging Baloths , Leatherback Baloth , Steel Leaf Champion , Polukranos, World Eater , Oran-Rief Hydra , Terra Stomper , Plated Crusher ,Giganotosaurus, Vorapede , Cloudthresher ,and finally should i consider adding in my 2 Nissa, Worldwaker .thank you for taking the time to respond and read :) i have 4 of each of these by the way
1 year ago
One thing to note: see how as we add more cards a mana curve naturally starts to form? That happens just about every deck. I try to maintain the curve that forms unless I have a reason to adjust it. So we'll be cutting cards that disrupt the curve. For example, at this moment we would want to cut cards that cost 6 cmc. But we're not done.
Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip Tunneling Geopede Yavimaya Elder Oran-Rief Hydra Akoum Hellkite Dragonmaster Outcast Greenwarden of Murasa Acidic Slime Terastodon Wood Elves Liege of the Tangle Grazing Gladehart Sporemound Budoka Gardener Zendikar Incarnate Vinelasher Kudzu Sylvan Safekeeper Embodiment of Fury Reclamation Sage Stone-Seeder Hierophant Embodiment of Insight