Oran-Rief Hydra


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Nissa vs. Ob Nixilis Rare
Battle for Zendikar Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Oran-Rief Hydra

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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Oran-Rief Hydra Discussion

AwesomeKyurem5 on Hold on, how many lands?!?!?!

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Splendid Reclamation? Just imagine what combos can be done late game. Nissa, Vital Force's emblem would have you draw how many cards? And you could probably play most of them as well. Courser of Kruphix, gain all the life. Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, kill target player, put how many +1/+1 counters on him? Ulvenwald Hydra would be unstoppable. And do I even need to mention Undergrowth Champion, Rampaging Baloths, or Oran-Rief Hydra? Too late, I already did.

And don't forget, Amulet of Vigor would make sure all 20-40 of those lands enter untapped.

N4kk1 on Mono green counter ramp

2 weeks ago

Well at first, 20 land isn't enough for any ramp deck, 23-24 is right amount.

When HOU comes out you have to have answer for Solemnity as it wrecks all decks like this.

I don't see why you play Evolving Wilds in mono colored deck.

Ajani, Valiant Protector Just isn't worth to play really, ultimate doesn't even usually win the game if opponent has removal spell, and standard decks plays usually lot of removal.

Paradox Engine Doesn't really fit in deck like this, of course it works nicely with Rishkar, Peema Renegade but still i don't like it.

Aetherwind Basker Isn't really that good, there are better options like Oran-Rief Hydra, Honored Hydra or if you want to stick with elf theme (You even play Metallic Mimic) Gladehart Cavalry isn't too bad.

There are things that i come up with at first, have fun playing!

Catpocolypse on Hydra

1 month ago

Oran-Rief Hydra might be a good card for this because it is constantly grwoing as long as you have a land. I would take out Mistcutter Hydra because while it has protection from blue, it needs other creatures to keep growing. Vastwood Hydra would pair well with Scourge of Skola Vale. You could encorporate this by simply taking 1 card off of some of your other hydra's that have 4 cards.

yoni24 on Lands matter

1 month ago

maybe you should think of adding Oran-Rief Hydra?

miampizza on Karametra, God of Harvests

1 month ago

I made a comment but will need some time to correct it my apologies.

Bano42 on

1 month ago


I tested it out for the first time yesterday and I'm a little inclined to agree. Gift of Paradise doesn't feel good at all and I'll likely be taking out all three copies. Champion of Rhonas feels really good to use though, I'll likely add a third copy.

Managorger Hydra and Oran-Rief Hydra are absolute monsters in this deck. They get huge so quickly.

I'm open to any suggestions if you have them!

Bano42 on Hydra power

2 months ago

Hey! I've built a Hydra deck as well. Similar premise.

I decided to use mostly Hydras that already had Trample and natural ways of scaling up (Managorger Hydra and Oran-Rief Hydra) and combo'd them with Hardened Scales.

Having Hydras that naturally scale allows you to save room to play other stuff, like protection or removal.

+1. Hail Hydra.

solarPULSAR on Ned fLANDers

2 months ago

with all these counters, maybe consider Hardened Scales? Cool deck bro. Oran-Rief Hydra is one of my favorite cards.

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