Polukranos, World Eater

Polukranos, World Eater

Legendary Creature — Hydra

: Monstrosity X. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put X +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)

When Polukranos, World Eater becomes monstrous, it deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures your opponents control. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to Polukranos.

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Set Rarity
Theros (THS) Mythic Rare
Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL) Mythic Rare

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

Polukranos, World Eater occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.23%

Polukranos, World Eater Discussion

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Nylea Pioneer

1 week ago

Hmmm ... I think Nemesis of Mortals and Polukranos, World Eater would be a better fit than Nessian Asp and possibly Arbor Colossus . Voracious Hydra would also be a nice fit for your deck. Hope this helps.

jaredtritsch on My Stormvala Deck

1 month ago

Given how you have several ways into infinite mana, maybe some other ways to dump that mana into alternate wincons? Helix Pinnacle , Helm of Obedience , Polukranos, World Eater , Waker of the Wilds , and Whetwheel come to mind.

Caerwyn on Priority between attacking and blocking

2 months ago

Your opponent should have used Swords to Plowshares after your Pulukranos ETBed, but before moving to the Declare Blockers Step.

Here's a brief outline of how it works out.

  1. During the Declare Attackers Step, your opponent will first declare Marchesa as an attacker. After going through the steps to declare her as an attacker (R. 508.1 and subparts), your opponent, as the active player, gets priority (R. 508.2).

  2. Your opponent did nothing and passed priority to you. You activate Vivien's Arkbow . You pass priority back to your opponent, who passes, so the ability will resolve. Polukranos, World Eater is put onto the battlefield.

  3. Because an ability just resolved, priority passes back to the active player--in this case your opponent. They would now have the option to cast Swords to Plowshares , targeting your Polukranos. At this time, we are still in the Declare Attackers step--nothing has been declared as a blocker.

  4. Once all players have passed priority and the stack is empty, you will move onto the Declare Blockers step. If Polukranos has been removed, you will not be able to declare it as a blocker; if Polukranos has not been removed, it is too late to cast a removal spell before blockers are declared.

  5. In your case, Polukranos was not removed, so could be declared as a blocker. After being declared as a blocker, the Declare Blockers Step has a round of priority--this is when your opponent cast their Swords to Plowshares . At that point, your Polukranos was removed, but it did not change the fact that Marchesa was already blocked.

BolasFucks on Priority between attacking and blocking

2 months ago

Sorry in advance if this is a somewhat stupid question, I'm overdue for a full recap of basic rules, especially in combat.

My opponent attacks me with Queen Marchesa (long may she reign). I then activate Vivien's Arkbow and from the cards I see choose to place Polukranos, World Eater onto the battlefield. I declare Polukranos as a blocker. My opponent then decides to use Swords to Plowshares targeting my Polukranos.

I reminded him that since it was already declared as a blocker, Marchesa would still be blocked and I would just gain life from Swords. So he asks me if he could have used Swords at any point after Polukranos entered but before he was declared as a blocker. I honestly wasn't sure. Was there a way this could have worked out so Marchesa got combat damage through?

Jy10n on Rosheen's Hydra and Burn Fetish (BUDGET)

2 months ago

I also adore hydras and I am certainly aiming to shift this deck more in favour of them!

Now that you've brought up Rhythm of the Wild I'm super hyped to slot it in, the haste in particular is spicy with huge hydras but the flexibility that it offers is key to its awesomeness too.

Hungering Hydra , Primordial Hydra , Kalonian Hydra , Rock Hydra and Polukranos, World Eater fit the deck amazingly as well and I'm genuinely just going to slot them in right now. Managorger Hydra as well is an excellent early game drop that can get really insane if your opponent's ignore it so I'll bring it in as well.

Ferocity of the Wilds also fits the deck really well, but I think I'll pop it in the maybeboard, simply because I've run out of room for it! Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Sarkhan the Masterless are also super interesting planeswalkers that I'll be sure to test thoroughly!

Thanks for the comment legend!

Ravenrose on Rosheen's Hydra and Burn Fetish (BUDGET)

2 months ago

Unbound Flourishing is a really good enchantment for this deck, especially regarding your X cost spells. Rhythm of the Wild and Ferocity of the Wilds will help your Hydras beat your opponent's face in even harder. Managorger Hydra , Hydra Omnivore , Polukranos, World Eater , Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Sarkhan the Masterless are also good additions to the deck. Hungering Hydra , Primordial Hydra and Kalonian Hydra are also good Hydras for this deck. Rock Hydra should also be in here.

I love Hydras and I hope you take these into consideration!

Raven Rose

averagenovice74 on Abzan Midrange

2 months ago

Hey I like this list a bunch. I don't know about running 4x Once Upon a Time over playing another piece of interaction like Collective Brutality or Fatal Push . You want your ooze to constantly have something to eat outside of assassin's their threats and giving them so many land drops. I like some number of them though to find your generally stuff.

You have more ramp stuff than my list so you can potentially try playing over the top with bigger creatures/mana sinks like Verdurous Gearhulk Polukranos, World Eater , Hangarback Walker , Walking Ballista or even putting in Questing Beast in the main.

Cool deck and I'm digging it. +1!

SmudgeDredd on Ezuri, Renegade Leader

3 months ago

Protection for Ezuri:
Swiftfoot Boots , Mask of Avacyn , Alpha Authority , Swiftfoot Boots , Swiftfoot Boots

Why go big, when you can go infinite?
There's a few combos out there but the most budget one I've seen goes: Elvish Guidance and your Arbor Elf , and Sword of the Paruns plus any three elves you've got. If you've got Ezuri out you can pump your boys silly.

Some board wipe options:
The Great Aurora , Perilous Vault , Nevinyrral's Disk , Setessan Tactics , Wave of Vitriol , Ratchet Bomb , Worldslayer , Polukranos, World Eater (sorry it's not an elf but you'll have the mana for sure). You'd probably only need 2/3.

Some removal options:
Beast Within , Desert Twister , Krosan Grip , Deglamer , Scour from Existence Nature's Claim is a straight upgrade to some cards already in your deck.
These might be better if you don't want something bouncing back to the command zone or something similiar Lignify , Song of the Dryads and there's a new one Kenrith's Transformation in case you want to turn something into an Elk.

More lads:
Drove of Elves , Skyshroud Poacher , Nettle Sentinel

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