Primordial Hydra


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

ceruleanplains on $50 Competitive Mono-Green Aggro

5 days ago

I built your deck a few months ago and also found something very similar on, so thanks for the fun. But after play-testing, I put in 2x Primordial Hydra & 2x Ghalta, Primal Hunger for big mana sinks or beat-down opportunities I put 1x Growing Rites of Itlimoc in my build for opportunity ramp and card delving. In my sideboard I threw in 4xSlippery Bogle for burn, 4xSpider Umbra for spirits or board wipe, 2x Naturalize, 1x Dryad Militant (3 in mainboard).

Instead of Dungrove Elder I went with Lumberknot. The play is that you're avoiding creature arbitrage that way and pumping it with your dorks that you can chump block with. I also left in 3x Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and 15 Card: Forest

MRDOOM3 on Xenagos, God of Combat

1 week ago

Aggravated Assault interacts nicely with Savage Ventmaw due to infinite combat phases, if you're willing to dish out the money for it.

One janky combo I ran in my Xenagos EDH was Dragon Throne of Tarkir + some big creature like Heroes' Bane or Primordial Hydra (You don't have to run either of these two, any heavy hitter will do). Sure, it turns into a doorstop, but that's the least of your opponents' concerns.

Malignus is a really, really punishing hitter (despite the lack of trample), especially in Xenagod EDH.

Deus of Calamity can be used as a heavy hitter and as land destruction.

Domri Rade is one of the best heavy hitter support planeswalkers in Gruul due to his emblem.

jordybear2002 on Nissa & Kiora Final

1 week ago

Maybe add a Primordial Hydra and a Oran-Rief Hydra??? Primordial Hydra would add costing to your deck but is super op if you can get him out early game and maybe add a Fog in there for maybe any abilities that have something to do if you dmg a opponent.

SkylordAleksander on Kaseto Voltron

3 weeks ago

Cyclonic Rift is a better/different version of River's Rebuke

Asceticism is fantastic protection

Wild Defiance will give you an extra pump to your creatures

Angelic Destiny, Eldrazi Conscription, Rancor are all great buffs

Curse of Bounty and Curse of Verbosity are good if you are doing multiplayer games. It puts a target on someone else, and gives you a bonus if you or someone else attacks them.

Bident of Thassa and Bow of Nylea are both great permanent buffs for your creatures.

Praetor's Counsel is a great recovery card

Primal Command is just good in any situation. It's recovery, it's life gain, it's removal, and it's a tutor. You get to do two and it's never a dead card.

Primordial Hydra is a fast clock, cast it big and protect it and it will kill anyone.

Thassa, God of the Sea and Nylea, God of the Hunt are both great targets for your voltron plan. Thassa gives evasion, Nylea gives trample. plus as a creature they are great beaters.

Helm of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra could be fun, get all 3 and you get a creature with recursion.

Just some ideas.

Disciple_of_Doran on Elvish X

3 weeks ago

Interesting deck idea! However, Fyndhorn Elves isn't modern legal. Definitely trade it out for Elvish Mystic.

I'd also suggest trading out your Savageborn Hydra for something with trample, like Primordial Hydra or Managorger Hydra.

Also, instead of Soul's Majesty, consider Lifecrafter's Bestiary, since it starts working earlier and can let you dump a bunch of extra cards into play every turn, plus it lets you scry for the pieces you need.

HydraOoze on this isn't calculus

1 month ago

Primordial Hydra would be good in here

StumpyIB on Not That Kind of Counter Spell

1 month ago

I like +1/+1 counter decks! I made one with Kresh the Bloodbraided that was fun although it didn't work too well in my play group haha. But I do have some ideas for you: Death's Presence, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Primeval Bounty, Dying Wish (great once you get some bigger creatures), Ring of Kalonia, Primordial Hydra and Animation Module.

+1 from me

NV_1980 on Got them countered

1 month ago

Hi Helbrecht,

Thank you for commenting on this deck and your ideas. I like hydra's too and have a Gruul deck (still needs to be posted) filled to the brim with them. The reasons why I have not added more of them here, is because I wanted this deck to be versatile; able to react to lots of situations. That meant I needed to add cards with lots of utility value, instead of focusing on just powerful monsters. So aside from Primordial Hydra, all creatures that have something to do with +1/+1 counters are using them for stuff other than just being strong.

As for Deadeye Navigator, though I love this card, I do not think I will add it to this deck. I know, it has crazy synergy with Deepglow Skate and Eternal Witness, but I would like to keep the average CMC of this deck low and I also have no idea what to replace with this, should I decide to add it.

Anyway, thanks for giving me food for thought. Have fun playing!

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