Primordial Hydra


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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.

Primordial Hydra Discussion

FenrisBurgess on Momir Vig's Simic Synergy

1 week ago
  • Seems like an excessive amount of land considering your ramp and CMC.
  • The lack of a Sol Ring concerns me as well. One would think that curving out turn 1 to be beneficial.

  • If you want to go for a Simic Ascendancy win, Primordial Hydra can seal that deal in a couple turns if it's allowed.

  • Increasing Savagery is also good for that.
  • Not sure if you purposefully excluded these cards for meshing purposes, but consider Vigor for anti-mill and protection, and Doubling Season to waste money and double your counters.

  • I find the best protection can come from an Elvish Piper to cheat in Archetype of Endurance , but your Tidespout method seems like it might be as, if not more, effective, though it is just as costly.

  • I would reference my Momir Vig deck to give you ideas, but it's old and has different cards.

  • Nice ideas for this deck all around.

CaptainBanana42 on Azusa Lands Matter/ Hydra

1 month ago

Hey, I love hydra theme decks. I build one myself. Here the link if you want to check it out: Hydra Warlord.

I think Ulvenwald Hydra , Primordial Hydra , Managorger Hydra and Whiptongue Hydra are also great hydras which will fit in your deck.

Rishkar's Expertise , Hunter's Prowess and Elemental Bond would be great card draw spells in this deck.

Animist's Awakening would also be a great fit for your deck because you run so many lands.

Heroic Intervention and Inspiring Call are great cards to protect your board. With so many big creatures a board wipe will come sooner then later.

Unlife on I have too much mana, ...

2 months ago

Mistcutter Hydra , Craterhoof Behemoth if you have a decent amount of creatures, eldrazi titans like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Kozilek, the Great Distortion , etc. Omnath, Locus of Mana will hold the mana as you swing, Eldrazi Conscription for a massive pump, Primordial Hydra , Stonehoof Chieftain , Tooth and Nail to tutor with.

Lanzo493 on Beautiful Angry Centaur

2 months 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 .

Some more creature ramp is Burnished Hart or even Wild-Field Scarecrow if you wanted.

For a creature heavy deck, I highly suggest Garruk's Horde , Vizier of the Menagerie , Primordial Sage , and Soul of the Harvest .

NV_1980 on Earthwalker!!!

2 months 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.

Last but not least, Staff of Domination can also help Selvala go infinite. And during the early game, we've found Instill Energy and Nature's Chosen to also be great with her.

Have fun brewing and playing.


Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

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Primordial Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Green: 0.13%