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

canterlotguardian on Max damage done in one ...

4 days ago

After using Vorel of the Hull Clade's ability over about 15 or so turns, I swung in with a 17 trillion+ Protean Hydra. Good times.

MeriadocMyrkkya on Unlimited mana

3 weeks ago

Tank you for the suggestions Bassmaster, i have put in the Silklash Spider as well as the Worldspine Wurm and the Primordial Hydra. Bellowing Tanglewurm is already in there.

so far i haven't been impressed by the Skysnare Spider and would rather include a Vorapede.i have been considering the Hornet Queen and the Archetype of Endurance, but just haven't gotten a chance to include them.

changes:in:Zendikar Resurgent for even more mana'sPrimordial HydraMistcutter Hydra the three are included for random hydra fun especially the protean hydraProtean HydraSilklash Spider anti air artillery is always niceWorldspine Wurm to add to the small wurm subthemeSprout Swarm instant speed mana sink and just the most glorious card to overwhelm your opponent with. since you can eventually free-cast it of the tokens

out:The Great AuroraNight SoilPrimal OrderQuest for RenewalSylvan Primordial2 Forest

appearantly i miscounted the forests the first time so that is fixed

HydraOoze on Counting With Hydras

3 weeks ago

Thank you for the suggestion, I like Genesis Hydra but my only problem with it is if I hit a Primordial Hydra then it will go to the graveyard. I've also been playtesting Protean Hydra it's a very fun card so I might end up switching out Managorger Hydra for it.

HydraOoze on Counting With Hydras

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions, I defently like Protean Hydra so I'll try it out see how it works.

MrBiggieD on Counting With Hydras

1 month ago

Between Managorger and Mistcutter, I'd probably go with Mistcutter only because he immediately hits the battlefield with plenty of +1/+1 counters and you don't have to spend a couple turns getting him up and goin. Personally though, I prefer Protean Hydra over both of them.

Brian1: Just wanted to let you know that unfortunately Abundant Growth doesn't quite work like that. It only gives the enchanted land the extra ability to make any color mana, not make an additional mana. I was running it in one of my decks thinking it works that way and got called out on it and lost my match. Here's a link about the ruling. Ruling

Slyme369 on Hail Hydra!

1 month ago

I opted for the Protean Hydra due to its ability to grow from non-lethal damage. I will probably put the Mistcutter Hydra into the sideboard as a sub when fighting against blue heavy decks though.


MTGBermrad on Math on a Budget [<20$]

2 months ago

Hey PercivaL, loving this deck. I bought all the cards and play the deck on a daily basis :D

Just wanted to let you know that I added 1 Xenagos, the Reveler (it was cheap, 7 bucks for 2 of them) for some extra mana and the chances of activating the ultimate is great when you have such a defencive board.

The only downside I experienced so far is the mana. I usually struggle to get red mana and even plains sometimes. Might add some Evolving Wilds or some stronger dual land-cards in the future.

Also noticed that Protean Hydra is a fun card but usually ends up dying before it can find synergy with Pyrohemia. I will probably keep it in the deck because it does work great with Leyline of Vitality.

Anyway, this deck is truly awesome and sometimes it's just outright broken. Last week I practically got infinite life and my opponent did not want to play against the deck ever again. :D

Hobbez9186 on Hydras don't work the way ...

2 months ago

See I knew I missed one, Protean Hydra is exactly what I was talking about with removing counters and adding two more :)

But, among the dozens of Hydra out there, it stands alone in true flavor.

Rock Hydra is kind of similar and you've got to love that old-school artwork.

Thanks for the comments guys, I was hoping someone would show me that I was wrong and there was at least one Hydra that worked "right". I still think something like this would be pretty cool and a bit more menacing to deal with in a Standard block someday.

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