Phyrexian Hydra


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Rare

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Phyrexian Hydra

Creature — Hydra

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

If damage would be dealt to Phyrexian Hydra, prevent that damage. Put a -1/-1 counter on Phyrexian Hydra for each 1 damage prevented this way.

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Phyrexian Hydra Discussion

usaDiabetic on Herpes

2 months ago

Not sure if it's in your budget, but you have to get Contagion Engine in there.

Same with Parallel Lives

Maybe sneak in infect creatures like Blight Mamba and Phyrexian Hydra(there are definitely better ones, but those were the 2 that came to mind)

Muggins84 on Infect

3 months ago

Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Phyrexian Hydra are a great combo and they fit the color you are running. Just thought. I like mono green infect and this deck is cool. +1

Triton on SNEK ATTACK!!!1

4 months ago

Blo I feel, I expected my meta to be more casual, but usually I face decks like Yidris and Meren in a pod, with the occasional Hermit Druid combo guy.

I don't know if there's enough deserts to add into the deck, but I haven't looked into them too much. I may know like 3 in Hapatra's color identity but that's about it. Oran Rief seems really good, I'll see if I can trade for one. I currently have a single Reliquary Tower in one of my other decks, again if I can trade for one that'd be great haha. Same goes with Arcane Lighthouse.

I added in the mana dorks for more ramp in the deck, but since most of the deck is low-CMC, I can probably free up spots for Cryptolith Rite and other cards.

Contagion Engine is a card that is amazing, but I don't have the money for it yet. I'll add it in, however. I did get a job recently so I can potentially buy it once I get some money from it and my LGS carries it.

Phyrexian Arena and Evolutionary leap are nice since they supply card draw and a sac outlet to dig for creatures. Haven't drawn them all that much, so feel free to ask once I get all the cards for the deck. :)

Phyrexian Hydra is also a maybe, since it's pretty great, just the CMC is a tad off-putting. I may add it in sometime too if I'm in need for a more impactful win condition.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Blo on SNEK ATTACK!!!1

4 months ago

Triton Yeah they're similar ;). I mostly found that, in my meta, the decks were too fast to use some of the slower cards, so I replaced them by more value creature or other stuff.

I added a utility land Arcane Lighthouse which you seem to miss. It really helped me a few times, with all the boots and greaves my meta is running haha. Ifnir Deadlands is a must have imo, as is Grasping Dunes as it's essentially more counters for free (land slots). The cycle deserts is something I'm trying atm, as they can trigger Ifnir Deadlands multiple times, but I used to run the 1mana cycle lands, as it's more efficient. I'd also recommend Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and a Reliquary Tower in the rare times you get free cards from your opponents :p.

I cutted Diabolic Tutor as I found the mana cost was often costing me a whole turn, doing nothing. Cryptolith Rite is a card that really shines in this deck, From Beyond was simply too slow for me. Contagion Clasp didn't do enough in my meta, so I added his big bro: Contagion Engine which usually puts 3-4 counters out at once at a minimum, and IF it sticks till next turn, you get double the value since it proliferates twice, as opposed to the clasp, for the same amount of mana. Serrated Arrows was a card I found too costly as well, so I cut it and replaced it with a Devoted Druid.

Another card that I was never really happy to see was Plaguemaw Beast, so I replaced it and am currently using the slot for Bontu the Glorified, which Im testing atm.

My maybeboard is for cards I want to try, but do not own (mostly), so please let me know how Phyrexian Arena and Evolutionary Leap are working out for you. I assume they do a lot. Throne of the God-Pharaoh is a fun card I've never considered, but might try if I own one :p

Is there any reason for all your mana dorks?

Also, as far as additional budget suggestions go, I'd recommend Phyrexian Hydra, its a bomb, especially with the proliferate stuff. Noxious Hatchling is pretty cool as well, and has wither for additional triggers.

Triton on SNEK ATTACK!!!1

4 months ago

Bhaal666 Yeah I remember when Devoted Druid was just over $1. I'll add in Hex Parasite, Denizen I'l see what I can do to squeeze it in.

dlamars I can make the swap for Phyrexian Hydra, the primary reason I like Whisperwood Elemental is that it can produce "tokens" via manifesting cards, and I can get creatures after a board wipe. The main reason I'm hesitant on Witherscale Wurm is because of the CMC of 6, which is pretty high for a staxy deck.

@everyone, I'm thinking of taking out Mycoloth because it seems to be mediocre since it uses +1/+1 counters. Sure the token generation is nice, but it doesn't seem that good in this deck. Would like to hear any opinions!

dlamars on SNEK ATTACK!!!1

4 months ago

Also I wanted to add that I checked out Bhaal666's deck and I really like the Phyrexian Hydra here. Could easily replace Whisperwood Elemental, a Witherscale Wurm would be interesting as well.

Also if you want to drop 7 or 8 dollars on a card, Parallel Lives would be my priority to replace From Beyond.

Lastly, I'd think about cutting Splendid Agony since I don't think it does enough. Hope that helps!

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