Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Creature — Plant Hydra

If damage would be dealt to Phytohydra, put that many +1/+1 counters on it instead.

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Phytohydra Discussion

magixxx on Atraxa

1 month ago

Thank you for your ideas. I will definitely try to add a Ajani Steadfast. Didn't saw Karlov of the Ghost Council before. I will think about him, maybeboard or siderboard. Or I could replace Phytohydra.

Thanks for your suggestions, DRmagic2017.

Italian2stalian on

2 months ago

I also have an atraxa deck (Atraxa, counter crazy if you want to check it out) and i cant believe i missed some cards that you have that work extremly well like Phytohydra, Scute Mob, and Hungering Hydra to name a few.

cdkime on Working on Green White Hydra ...

2 months ago

What format do you intend to play? My suspicion is Modern, but I always like to be sure.

Also, please link your cards using double brackets, like so:

[[Kalonian Hydra]]

For everyone else's reference:

I'd consider some early-game ramp. Llanowar Elves has been a Green staple since Alpha for good reason. Arbor Elf is another fantastic card, particularly when played alongside Utopia Sprawl. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx can get out of hand in mono-Green, particularly if you have a number of cards requiring multiple Green to cast (like your Hydrae).

Phytohydra has a cool ability, but it is expensive to cast and takes a while before it becomes bigger, and, lacking trample, is easily chump blocked.

If you are keeping white,Selfless Spirit is a solid sideboard option against opposing boardwipes. Shalai, Voice of Plenty helps shore up one of Hydrae's weak spots, in that they require a good deal of investment, but are easily removed (Primordial Hydra even dying to Fatal Push). It also provides a mana sink, if needed.

chadsansing on Golgari Hydra

7 months ago

Awesome commander. I run a similar list at Mazirek Counters if it'd ever be useful to compare notes.

In addition to Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest, I might also suggest:

And maybe some additional sac outlets like Vampiric Rites, Viscera Seer, and Birthing Pod.

Have fun!

NyeShnefDerp on Hufungus What?!

8 months ago

I know it ain't your plan, but I hey, figured id toss this out there, Phytohydra + Lure

wereotter on Saskia is Calling You Out

9 months ago

Watched your deck tech video and wanted to come see the actual list. You talked a lot about +1/+1 counters, especially for your phantoms. It would seem good synergy to possibly consider Gleam of Battle. It would make it so even if your phantoms are blocked, they don't end up any smaller. It also makes your Phytohydra even more of a problem in case people just chose to not block it and keep it small.

OpenFire_V2 on Treva Enchanted

9 months ago

Here's an initial potential cutlist of cards I don't think synergize well with your goal, or have direct better upgrades: Elgaud Shieldmate Essence Warden Phantom Nantuko Phytohydra Fade into Antiquity Mouth / Feed Revoke Existence Lifecrafter's Gift Frozen AEther Primal Rage Lightmine Field Azorius Keyrune Obelisk of Bant Selesnya Keyrune. There are some others I'm not sure on but those will have to be chosen on based on what direction you choose to go with this.

carpecanum on Condenserhead

10 months ago

Site won't let me post to your Dino deck for some reason

Pyrohemia can set off enrage every round, as can Fire Ants.

Phytohydra and Sprouting Phytohydra like to get hit.

Vigor if you are serious about taking damage

I made a "damage your own guys" deck a few years ago and was never happy with it. The dinosaurs are making me very happy =)

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