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|Magic 2013 (M13)||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
1 day ago
To Oloro_Magic: As far as Primordial Hydra goes, while it would be a fine addition, I just feel as if the ability to double all +1/+1 counters with Kalonian Hydra is more useful overall, and the deck doesn't need too many top-end threats (although Primordial Hydra would make a good replacement, and I have considered it before). And it is perfectly OK with me if the deck is a tad midrange-esque =) With Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit, it is a good idea, but I have had no problems with +1/+1 counter distribution. Between the support spells, Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Dromoka's Command, and Gavony Township, as well as the outlast mechanic in board stalls, I have not had any trouble getting multiple +1/+1 counters on all or most of my creatures. Also, only getting a single +1/+1 counter on one creature on entry (maybe not even the creature you played) is a negative to me. But thank you for the suggestions!
1 day ago
There's no interaction between Semblance Anvil and Collected Company because you're not casting the creatures you reveal. Semblance Anvil doesn't do anything to a card's mana cost or converted mana cost, just the total cost to cast it. The only way to change a card's mana cost (or its CMC) is to turn it into a copy of a different card.
Let's be clear about a few things:
- A card's "mana cost" is specifically the symbols printed in the upper-right corner of the normal card frame. For example: Reflector Mage's mana cost is and Primordial Hydra's mana cost is
- A card's "converted mana cost" is the sum of the values of all the symbols in its mana cost. always counts for 0 unless the card is currently a spell on the stack, in which case it counts for the number chosen for X while it was being cast. For example: Reflector Mage's converted mana cost is 3 and Primordial Hydra's converted mana cost is 2 everywhere but the stack
- To determine the total cost to cast a spell (short version), you start with its mana cost, apply any alternative costs that replace the mana cost, apply any optional or mandatory additional costs, then apply any cost reductions. This is where Semblance Anvil actually matters
1 day ago
On most cards the CMC is a fixed number that can never be changed. The exception is cards with in their mana costs. They still have a CMC that is a fixed number in all zones other than the stack though. On the stack the CMC is determined by the chosen value of X, in all other zones X is treated as 0.
In short, even though Semblance Anvil changes the amount of mana you pay for a spell, it cannot change the CMC of a card not on the stack, which is what you're trying to do, nor does it change the CMC of most spells (it can help you choose different value when casting Primordial Hydra though, so changing CMC of spells is not completely off the table).
1 week ago
1 week ago
So Infect states that this creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters, and to players in the form of poison counters. Does this mean that if I had an effect that said "this creature deals damage to target player/creature equal to its power", would infect still apply.
My concern for this is primarily that the rules text says deals damage to NOT deals combat damage to.
The reason for my concern is sort of a jund 'get a creature with infect really strong and throw it at the opponent'.
2 weeks ago
Have you considered Primordial Hydra and the like as top end bombs as your deck (cool idea, by the way) feels pretty midrangey.
Also, have you considered the bolster mechanic as Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit could help spread the wealth so to speak. The support creatures are largely useless after hitting the board as the game goes long, Anafenza provides you with some inevitability.
3 weeks ago
Ever think of putting in a Primordial Hydra you would easily be able to ramp it up, especially since it doubles it's counters every upkeep and it adds well to your devotion.