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

alecm on A Vote for Vorel is a Vote you can count(er) on!

5 days ago

JWiley129 on How exactly would the trample ...

1 week ago

So before damage happens, a creature with trample will have its damage assigned where at least enough damage to kill the blocking creature(s) and the leftovers to the defending player. Then damage happens all at the same time. So if you have a 10/10 Protean Hydra that is blocked by a 2/2, you would assign 2 damage to the 2/2 and 8 to the defending player. Then damage would happen, so two +1/+1 counters would be removed from Protean Hydra, 2 damage would be dealt to the 2/2 and 8 damage would be dealt to the defending player. It would not reduce the damage dealt to either the creature or the player.

Coelacanth710 on How exactly would the trample ...

1 week ago

When you look at the abilities for Protean Hydra, it says that whenever damage would be dealt to it, the damage is prevented and that many 1/1 counters are removed from it. My question is, when my Protean Hydra attacks and has the trample ability via another source like an enchantment or creature ability, and an opponents creature blocks, do the 1/1 counters that are on him get removed by the defending creature's damage at the same time he is dealing damage to that creature, and if so, wouldn't that cause his overall attack to be reduced and thus not be able to apply as much excess damage with trample? Thanks for your time, God bless :D

thewyzman on Made For The Clade

3 weeks ago

There are many different mechanics to play with under Vorel decks in terms of gaining those +1/+1 counters...

Primary effects:

Secondary effects:

Harv9002 on Counter Play

3 weeks ago

have you thought about using Protean Hydra ?he'll let you use Retribution of the Ancients and Ooze Flux repeatedly

pthomas625 on Green Black Modern

1 month ago

Outside of Bioshift, you don't have any way to get counters on Wild Beastmaster, and at 2 and 3 copies, may be difficult to combo that. I like Bioshift in here though.

Mistcutter Hydra. I don't know what else to say about it.

I like X-costed hydras more, so you can play SOMETHING if you're hurting for your mana. Genesis Hydra, Hooded Hydra, Protean Hydra, Vastwood Hydra.

Also, mana-ramp. How about Birds of Paradise? If anything, Bioshift one and have a huge flyer. Outside of elves, I'm not really sure how your ramp in modern, I'm sure someone else can help with that.

I like Corpsejack Menace and Kalonian Hydra combo.. :)

Trockenmatt on Ezuri's Forestry Commission

1 month ago

I would really like an X-cost creature in here, like maybe Genesis Hydra, Feral Hydra, Lifeblood Hydra (its CMC is 3), Mistcutter Hydra in Sideboard, Protean Hydra, or maybe even Vastwood Hydra. That's all just from a simple Gatherer search, but I do really believe that they would be amazing in this deck.

kengiczar on Math on a Budget [<20$]

2 months ago

I just realized how Protean Hydra works with the Leyline and I gotta say that is a genius solution.

Power / Toughness 0/0
Color(s) Green
Cost XG
Converted cost 1


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

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Set Rarity
2011 Core Set Rare
2010 Core Set Mythic Rare

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