Primordial Hydra


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

The_Lost_Primarch on That time I pumped my ...

2 days ago

I don't really remember how it got to that number apart from Solidarity of Heroes, Kalonian Hydra, Primordial Hydra, and a lot of waiting. In the end, it ended up being a whopping 6,240/6,240 creature with trample! (Still lost though, due to an alternate win condition with Mechanized Production and my fear of creature-killers and counterspells.)

Last week I managed to pumped it up to 5,120 during a slow game of Two-Headed Giant, They had hands full of "Return to owner's hand" and all of that blue stuff so no attacking for me once again (My swiftfoot boots were at the bottom of my library both times). My partner won us that game, though.

ndgipper on Well that Proliferated Quickly - Atraxa

4 days ago

Primordial Hydra is nice. also Death's Presence. It stacks up, and you can eventually get really big creatures. Finally, Zameck Guildmage and Avatar of the Resolute.

Pygmyrhino990 on Big Hydra

5 days ago

Yeah its an alright deck but you're gonna die early game. The only cards that can defend you early game are your mana gain cards. But then again, those mana creatures help you to get your higher mana cards out, but I still recommend some cards such as Managorger Hydra or Primordial Hydra which are low mana but still incredibly powerful. Hooded Hydra is also a good early and late game card. I also recommend loosing Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, its just too difficult to play.

RitchieRich757 on Simic Repetition

5 days ago

This was built for modern bub. Its fast enough to become a huge problem quickly and if it goes to late game Paradox Haze + Primordial Hydra = too much trample damage to keep up with. This deck also draws 2-3 additional cards per turn without any drawback, and usually it's draw for dealing damage or getting counters on your creatures.

HEX. on Sith +1/+1 counter

1 week ago

You might want to consider Steel Overseer as a replacement for Chronomaton. Corpsejack Menace, Primordial Hydra and Kalonian Hydra are all good cards as well.

Squirrel_of_War on Nature's Wave

2 weeks ago

I think Commune with the Gods would be a better fit than Oath of Nissa. Drop in 2 Voyaging Satyr in place of 2 of your Garruk's. That's what I'd do and I'm not sure how I feel about 4 Genesis Hydra. It would suck to genesis into a Primordial Hydra and no other permanents.

PootyHutchins on Green/Black Hydra Heavy Hitter

2 weeks ago

My buddy used to run a hydra deck way back in the day, so I can recommend you a few good cards, but I'm not too sure if you're on a budget or not.

Kalonian Hydra is an absolute monster in hydra decks and is usually a must deal with creature, also Primordial Hydra + Kalonian Hydra is a terrifying combo. His deck also used to do a lot of mana ramp so he'd run cards like Elvish Mystic and Sylvan Caryatid to help him get bigger creatures out sooner and pump up his creatures that have an X casting cost to them. Polukranos, World Eater is another pretty good and decently cheap one he ran, as well as Hydra Broodmaster.

If you don't mind splashing red, Xenagos, the Reveler is another card he ran that helped pump up his creatures and ramp even more quickly, and if you do decide to splash red you can run Apocalypse Hydra as well.

Lastly you should also try and cut your deck down to 60 cards. It makes your pulls much more consistent.

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