Primordial Hydra


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 Mythic Rare
2012 Core Set Mythic Rare

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Primordial Hydra

Creature — Hydra

Primordial Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

At the beginning of your upkeep, double the amount of +1/+1 counters on Primordial Hydra.

Primordial Hydra has trample as long as it has ten or more +1/+1 counters on it.

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Primordial Hydra Discussion

HydraOoze on Verdevotion

6 days ago

Primordial Hydra could be a good addition. Also I would recommend Vines of Vastwood if your going to play competitively.

Drag0nDude on Hydras

1 week ago

Wow! Really cool deck idea. I've never seen anything like this before and think it could be really good. Have you considered adding Primordial Hydra? It dies to alot of removal but is still really good, and obviously on theme. Overall, super cool deck. +1 from me :-)

clayperce on Argy

1 week ago

No surprise that deck was not you ... I was amazed to see you doing anything in Green! Especially since WB (and maybe UR) Control is much more your jam. And yeah, I know you love brewing from scratch ... I thought about not even sharing it but figured it was worth it in case some card caught your eye and made you go "Oooooh, that's exactly what I was looking for" :-)

I like all the Garruks (though I've only played with Garruk Wildspeaker ... I normally run 2x Chandra, Torch of Defiance in RG Ponza, but I can cast Garruk on T2 pretty consistently, and his +1 then yields another 3 mana), and am hopeful he shows up in a set again relatively soon. Your BG deck makes me want to try Garruk, Apex Predator out sometime though!

Speaking of BG, I've been fiddling with a +1/+1 counters deck in Modern ... trying to find a non-terrible mix of cards like Hardened Scales, Winding Constrictor, Corpsejack Menace, and Primordial Hydra. It's still SUPER-janky, but I think it's got some potential ...

Anyways, take care!

DanteBeleren on Omnath, Locus of the Primal Surge

1 week ago

No problem! I get it, and hope you have fun with it.

Heartbeat of Spring, Awakening, and Keeper of Progenitus feel a bit risky since they help other players, especially Awakening as it gives Blue players open mana every turn. I might be missing the combo, but Nim Deathmantle seems out of place. Personally not a fan of Oran-Rief (too slow and not enough of a benefit). Managorger Hydra and Primordial Hydra are awesome cards, but cuttable imo.

Also, (unless your play group is against it or this is for French) Sol Ring is a big one to include since you have mana rocks. And for one more general group of cards, look for more Wood Elves style abilities. I think there's a couple more.

solarPULSAR on Unstoppable Hydra

2 weeks ago

I love Cultivate and Rampant Growth, but the truly explosive ramp combo is Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl. Asceticism is a great card, but its very expensive CMC wise when you can swap out something instant like Heroic Intervention or Vines of Vastwood or Blossoming Defense. I believe adding the combo of both the protection spells with a faster ramp will improve your deck. Good stuff regardless. Also, Managorger Hydra would be a good replacement for Genesis Hydra which in my playtesting tends to miss or be too expensive to get something worthwhile (7 mana to get Kalonian Hydra, and you cant get Primordial Hydra due to the X mana cost.

Jabber on Planeswalker Token Deck

2 weeks ago

I like this token deck type, I have used a similar decks in the past. Some of the cards I would recommend are, Primordial Hydra just for how good it is even if it doesn't fit the deck, Odric, Lunarch Marshal for more stuff, also maybe Archetype of Endurance, or some life gain, Shaman of Forgotten Ways or Soul's Attendant, or just more creatures with Geist-Honored Monk or Nomads' Assembly.

Meeknomore on Got them countered

3 weeks ago

Yeah, that makes a big difference. i'm mostly up against black and green. I made a deck with Vorel of the Hull Clade, Doublin' Down, that doesnt think about defense either. Gotta love when you can have a 32/32 Primordial Hydra swinging on turn 5, lol

solarPULSAR on +1 counter hydra deck

4 weeks ago

I'd recommmend the following as either main or sideboard options:

Managorger Hydra - great card for growing into a big stompy thing late game, make opponents pay for playing cards too, plus hardened scales + constrictor is a great combo

Genesis Hydra - Good card for just throwing out there hoping to get another free hydra

Hydra Broodmaster - not the best card, but one of my favorites. Lets you spread the board wide late game

Primordial Hydra - just a great beater, similar to Heroe's Bane

Ulvenwald Hydra - good to have vs flyers

Vines of Vastwood - Blossoming Defense - Heroic Intervention - Prowling Serpopard these cards will help you protect your creatures from counter cards

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