Primordial Hydra

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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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 (M13) Mythic Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Primordial Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.13%

Primordial Hydra Discussion

Mitchelljoneill on Golos: Hazed and Confused

1 week ago

I have decided to remove Primordial Hydra from the deck. I have replaced this card with Privileged Position.

The are a few reasons why I removed Primordial Hydra the first being that far too often I would pull it off of the top of my library when activating Golos, Tireless Pilgrim which means I cast him for 0 on "X".

The second reason I removed Primordial Hydra is because it cannot interact with cards like Debtors' Knell and Reya Dawnbringer once again due to the "X" in it's cost.

Lastly, I feel like the deck does not interact with Primordial Hydra as well as other decks that abuse "X" costs do. It felt like I was trying to keep the hydra in the deck to stay on upkeep theme.

Now that I have Privileged Position in the deck, I can now better protect cards like Solitary Confinement, Form of the Dragon, and Paradox Haze which are all very big targets for removal for my opponents.

multimedia on Zaxara edh

1 month ago

Hey, nice start with a high budget.

Sultai is the best color combination for ramp, tutors and draw in Commander. My advice with a $700+ budget is to take more advantage of these. There's nothing wrong with a few Hydras, but most of them are the lackluster cards in the deck. Zaxara being a four drop can benefit from more fast ramp especially one drop mana dorks.

Carpet of Flowers is powerful repeatable ramp in multiplayer Commander. Mystery Booster Card set version is down to $15.

More tutors and repeatable draw sources let you cut some subpar X spells instead tutor for and/or draw into the better spells. Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study are two of the best sources of repeatable draw in multiplayer Commander. More one drop mana dorks and Zaxara creates tokens is good as fodder for Diabolic Intent.

Mystical Tutor and Spellseeker give you many options to choose from for X spells. Having Zagoth Triome and Shock lands then Farseek is an upgrade for Cultivate and Reach.

Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

hejtmane on Herald of Secret Streams or ...

2 months ago

Depends on your deck but when I drop Herald I always become target number one in my proliferate deck. I was running atrax but switched to bant proliferate to be different. Anyways I am not sure about the rest of your deck but when I drop creatures like Kalonian Hydra and Jenara, Asura of War Managorger HydraPrimordial Hydra hearld is 500 ties better than Abzan. Really comes down to deck but I prefer herald

Here's my deck if interested +1/+1 Counter/Proliferate

bigdutts on Enchanted Rainforest

3 months ago

SWAP:

mschaefer241 on Corpsejack Menace Synergies

3 months ago

Forgotten Ancient insanely good with Corpsejack Menace Primordial Hydra counters quadruple every turn Bioshift lets us put our 8 +1/+1 counters on another creature so it gets + 16/16 Then use Essence Harvest for the win

ih8youbro on CHECK OUT MY GAINS BRO!!

4 months ago

Since Questing Beast is a legendary creature i don't think you should have 4 since you will need to sacrifice it when more than one enters the battlefield. Since your deck is so late game I would limit the numbers for each legendary creature to 2 since you will still most get each of those creatures over the coarse of the game at some point (this also applies to Yorvo, Lord of Garenbrig ). Also the hydra you picked for this deck seems a lot weaker than most hydra cards you could have picked like Primordial Hydra because you can only double the strength of Voracious Hydra once yet the strength of the Primordial Hydra doubles every turn.

Girafferage on Omnath Elves copy

5 months ago

Omnath as main damage outlet (Go Tall)

Elf synergy as secondary source of damage (Go Wide)

Protection for both commander and high value Elves

Win Condition enablers

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