|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Magic 2013 (M13)||Mythic Rare|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Mythic Rare|
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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
22 hours ago
Since Nikya is your commander, you can play 12 mana creatures the turn after he comes out, and that's impressive. Here's a few budget options. Ancient Stone Idol , Darksteel Colossus , Desolation Twin , Pathrazer of Ulamog , Artisan of Kozilek , Ulamog's Crusher , It That Betrays , Primeval Protector . Some other fun cards are hydras like Heroes' Bane , Polukranos, World Eater , and Primordial Hydra .
1 week ago
Nice deck. Looks a lot like what we've built: Engulfed in Energy.
Have you considered Uncage the Menagerie? Bit less powerful than Genesis Wave but still, ...
Also, for all of that (infinite) mana you're going to hoard, you could consider some more creature-outlets on which to spend it like Heroes' Bane, Hydra Broodmaster, Polukranos, World Eater and Primordial Hydra.
Have fun brewing and playing.
Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980
1 month ago
I wanted the "x" cost cards (Altered Ego and Primordial Hydra) to come out really big. I also wanted to be able to easily cast Enter the Infinite and put like 50 counters on toothy using pir and pump up Prime Speaker Zegana. Altered Ego is fun because you can use it to copy your opponent's commander except more powerful.
2 months ago
3 months ago
To start off: Hardened Scales, Bear Umbra and Ordeal of Nylea. You do allot with just one counter, make use of it! And bear umbra or ordeal of nylea not only means counters but also a free extra Jenara abilities each turn.
Then we have allot of +1/+1 synergy in this deck, but allot of them are single use or difficult to get.
- Ninth Bridge Patrol is by no means terrible, but we don't have token generators let alone sacrifice outlets, so what about Cathars' Crusade? We want to grow, not compensate when we shrink!
- Hunt the Weak, forget the counter and go for Nature's Way. Same concept but cheaper and more diverse.
- Obsessive Skinner is decent, but you could also take Forgotten Ancient
- Ajani, Caller of the Pride would be a direct upgrade to Ajani, Valiant Protector in my opinion. And while you have some flavor for the valiant protector that we will now lose, that's ok;
Because what about Collective Effort for multiple purposes. Orzhov Advokist to play it politically. Hadana's Climb, Dragonscale General, Master Biomancer, Tuskguard CaptainVerdurous Gearhulk, Increasing Savagery and ow Kalonian Hydra!
4 months ago
Rapacious One is great with Xenago's ability, I wouldn't cut him. I personally would cut Avatar of Might, since this deck seems to be extremely creature-heavy, and the only time someone would have more creatures than you would probably be a token deck.
I would NOT put in Godo, Bandit Warlord for two reasons:
1: You have exactly zero Equipments for him to tutor when he hits the battlefield.
2: His attack ability only applies to Samurai creatures, so even though you may get another combat phase after this one, you won't have a way to untap your creatures to take advantage of said extra combat phase.
Since you're operating on a budget, I'm not gonna suggest cards like Stonehoof Chieftain, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, or Balefire Dragon, although all three of those creatures make for AMAZING additions to a Xenagos EDH deck. Deus of Calamity makes for decent land destruction and has built-in trample. Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma can give all your guys trample. Kessig Wolf Run is another decent addition.
One janky combo I ran in my Xenagos EDH was some big creature like Heroes' Bane or Primordial Hydra + Dragon Throne of Tarkir. Sure, my big creature turns into a doorstop, but now you gotta deal with 5 other creatures bigger than said creature.
4 months ago
You should add the biggest baddest doubling counter creature in there Primordial Hydra and Winding Constrictor does the same thing as Harden scales and you could add Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit she bolsters every time a non token creature enters the field under your control
4 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:
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.