Protean Hydra

Protean Hydra

Creature — Hydra

Protean Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

If damage would be dealt to Protean Hydra, prevent that damage and remove that many +1/+1 counters from it.

Whenever a +1/+1 counter is removed from Protean Hydra, put two +1/+1 counters on it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Protean Hydra Discussion

HydraOoze on Hydra hell

3 months ago

Primordial Hydra and Protean Hydra are some really fun options. Also Vigor and Reyhan, Last of the Abzan are good utility cards in this type of deck.

LittleBlueHero on Brokkos: Whoomp, There It Is

5 months ago


Wow great suggestions. I have 2 playsets of Blackblade Reforged (it was a pet card of mine in standard) I can't believe I didn't think about it.

I hadn't considered the interaction with hydras... especially Protean Hydra It works the same way with phantom creatures like Phantom Tiger etc. I may have some tweaking to do.

BenjaminPMiller on Brokkos: Whoomp, There It Is

5 months ago

Hey love the deck. Thanks for the comment on my deck list. Thinking I may stray away from the mutate theme and put more value targets like yours here. An awesome commander matters card you might want to consider is Blackblade Reforged. Haven't play tested yet but I have high hopes! Brokkos being legendary and able to jump around with the sword equipping for 3 sounds amazing. I was also thinking of adding cards like Protean Hydra and Hungering Hydra as solid targets for Brokkos. Excited to keep brewing. Good luck in your Brokkos endeavours!!

multimedia on Zaxara edh

6 months 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.

Kogarashi on Yarok and Hydras

1 year ago

For a rule of thumb about whether or not an ability will double due to Yarok, the Desecrated , it needs the following conditions:

  1. It must be a triggered ability, which begin with "when," "whenever," or "at." If it doesn't begin with these words, it's not a triggered ability. (The first ability of Protean Hydra doesn't use any of those three words.)

  2. The ability must be triggered by a permanent entering the battlefield.

If the effect fails to meet both conditions, Yarok will not double it.

For examples of something that Yarok would double, see Cathars' Crusade and Acidic Slime (triggered ability, and triggered by permanents entering the battlefield).

hankhill on Yarok and Hydras

1 year ago

Does Yarok basically double all hydra counts? Like if I have Yarok, the Desecrated on the field and play Protean Hydra does Proteans ability that reads "Protean enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it" trigger an additional time?

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