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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Polukranos, World Eater Discussion

nobu_the_bard on does persist work on hydras

3 days ago

It depends on the hydra. Persist is not necessarily a bad idea for a hydra tribal deck, but it depends on what the hydras in the deck look like.

Most hydras look like a variation on Vastwood Hydra. Because he re-enters the battlefield without his cost being paid, X will be 0, so he will enter the battlefield as a 0/0 with a -1/-1 counter if he is persisted. Persist is a bad match for these sorts.

A smaller number of hydras don't have quite the tribe's most well-known mechanic, such as Polukranos, World Eater. These generally have some ability to gain +1/+1 counters, which is a good way to repeatedly reuse persist (because it will cancel out the -1/-1 counter). Persist is a good match for these.

filkinsmark on filkinsmark

5 days ago

Hey FangorHelmsar, If you're just deciding between those two, I would go with Polukranos, World Eater

FangorHelmsar on filkinsmark

5 days ago

I can't decide between Leatherback Baloth and Polukranos, World Eater

Memo617 on Mono Green omnath hydra

1 week ago

Here are some hydras and other creatures I would recommend, click the little check make if you like the suggestions!!

Mana Ramp

I would add someone drop Mana generates so you can boost up your hydras even more

Llanowar Elves

Fyndhorn Elves

Elvish Mystic

Birds of Paradise

Arbor Elf

Now For Some Crazy Powerful Hydras if you Pump Enough Mana Into Them

Domesticated Hydra

Genesis Hydra

Hooded Hydra

Managorger Hydra

Hydra Broodmaster

Polukranos, World Eater

Now Cards to add +1/+1 counters to all of your hyras

Solidarity of Heroes

Ordeal of Nylea(Great way to add counters and a way to get land on the battlefield

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HurricaneZach on Quicksilver Tron

1 week ago

I have always wanted a competitive Mono Green Tron deck. A card I have thought about is Polukranos, World Eater. Do you think that is viable main deck both as an efficient big body and as a pseudo sweeper if need be? I like your creature base though. Maybe try swapping one out for a Wurmcoil Engine or the Platinum Angel? What are your thoughts?

Phaetion on Brainstorming Rishkar-Counters or No?

2 weeks ago

DeathChant17: My original thought was that Rishkar was finally the mono-green legend that can spearhead a deck built on +1/+1 counters. The other options:

Jugan, the Rising Star: He has to go to the graveyard to get his effect.

Polukranos, World Eater: I see him more with hydra tribal than +1/+1 counter matters, though both is possible (just not my goal).

Sekki, Seasons' Guide: Judging by what I see on EDHREC, his build doesn't point towards +1/+1 counters.

Rishkar, I felt, opened a new door for such a deck to take shape and seemed much superior to the other options. The deck is possible but the big question is: Who will be the legend of choice?

Panas on First time commander! Open to all suggestions!

1 month ago

Welcome to MtG and to the commander format specifically! Building a competitive EDH deck is indeed a thing that takes a lot of experience and a deep understanding of the game's mechanics and loopholes (aaaaand some extra cash in hand). Don't be discouraged by that, as most of the new commander players I've met simply enjoy playing with big decks, with their favourite themes and in a singleton format so that there is high variance from game to game.

This deck is a good first step that can definitely evolve in the future, as most commander decks do and taking into account you are new and that you want to play with similarly minded friends, I will restrict myself to a few notable suggestions and general comments for the deck.

-To begin with, your general is a very interesting and rather good choice for your strategy, which is to build up a gazillion mana, then nuke the board with a huuuuuuge hydra, or more.

-Your land count is fair and good but you are lacking a little on mana acceleration. Having too much mana in this deck will never happen! You want to get your commander out as early as possible and since he costs 5 you want the majority of your ramp spells to cast 3 or less. Sol Ring has been mentioned already, Sakura-Tribe Elder and Rampant Growth are decent, so is the functional pair of Cultivate and Kodama's Reach. Simic Signet because why not and Kiora's Follower can be an over-performer in the deck by untapping lands for mana, or creatures for blocking and multiple activations of abilities (e.g. Karametra's Acolyte)

-You are missing some of the most flavourful hydras out there! Vastwood Hydra, Polukranos, World Eater, Lifeblood Hydra and Hydra Broodmaster can all find a home in your deck.

-I will second the people before who have mentioned some nice additions for drawing cards. Use your blue slots for powerful draw effects or engines like Blue Sun's Zenith and Rhystic Study.

-Give your big creatures more evasion. Nothing sucks more than having an army of 9/9's getting chump blocked by a meekly tokens of 1/1 that the token player pukes on the field turn after turn after turn. Levitation, Archetype of Imagination, Nylea, God of the Hunt, Primal Rage and Thunderfoot Baloth are amazing at getting your fat Hydras through to chew on your opponents.

-Include Alchemist's Refuge in your lands. The ability to play anything at instant speed is INCREDIBLY powerful. All your creatures get pseudo-haste, your sorceries become instants... Any card that lets you so blatantly break the rules of the game is worth playing (see Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir for the more powerful version)!

All right, that's that! Once again, welcome to the format. Sorry for the long post; I hope it proves helpfull. If you find yourself in need for help cutting cards for replacements, this community is strong and will gladly offer assistance!

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