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

That1guy69 on Green Meat

1 week ago

You could do Primeval Titan to ramp mana for you, then drop some type of hydra like Mistcutter Hydra or Protean Hydra or Kalonian Hydra

TitanWalls on Hydras, headchoping all day long

2 weeks ago

I've got a pretty similar deck. I would strongly recommend Solidarity of Heroes for obvious reasons. Hardened Scales can really come in handy. Also useful would be Mutant's Prey for some creature removal and/or a way to buff up your Phytohydra, Predator Ooze, or Protean Hydra. Lastly, Bioshift can be a good way to keep hold of counters from creatures that would die, or to surprise buff an undefended attacker into a fatally strong one.

RitchieRich757 on

2 weeks ago

And yeah i need to rebuild my ug simic hydra deck, it puts out a 20/20 trample hydra by turn 3-4 that doubles in size on each of my upkeeps. Super fun to play. Primordial Hydra and Protean Hydra are the stars of the deck.

Bhaal666 on Please help: Mana sinks for ...

2 weeks ago

well there are more hydras: Feral Hydra, Genesis Hydra, Heroes' Bane, Hooded Hydra, Lifeblood Hydra, Mistcutter Hydra, Polukranos, World Eater, Primordial Hydra, Protean Hydra, Vastwood Hydra.

other green white mana dumps include: Windstorm, Hurricane (let it not be said that green cant deal with flyers), Decree of Justice, Genesis Wave

I could go on awhile look through this but do note not all of these are worthwhile even some i listed are just goofy to use: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&color=+![U]+![B]+![R]&mana=+~[x]

RazortoothMtg on Please help: Mana sinks for ...

2 weeks ago

ALL THE HYDRAS: Primordial Hydra, Protean Hydra, etc.

Helix Pinnacle: LOLZ

He can just run a ton of good card draw so he can play a lot of threats: ]Sylvan Library, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Garruk, Caller of Beasts, Shamanic Revelation, Collective Unconscious.

Awoken_Leviathan on Hydra's Might

3 weeks ago

I was (and currently still am) building two Hydra decks: FeliHydrar Sovereign and Loch Lerna Monster (Yay shameless self-promotion) so I know how you feel with the exceesive amount of cards.

I would recommend:

Replace Chord of Calling with Worldly Tutor. I know that it only places it in your hand but should you use CoC on either Genesis Hydra or Primordial Hydra they enter as 0/0 creatures and die instantly. If you use WT then it requires 2 actions instead of 1 but you can use it for those two creatures and the overall cost is reduced by 2.

Scrap Courser of Kruphix, I know that the Landfall-esque one life is nice but it doesn't amount to much in the end if you have any other sort of Healing. Instead replace it with more Landramp such as Nissa's Pilgrimage or Cultivate. If you want to keep it as a creature then Wood Elves, Primal Druid and a handful of other cards work too.

Scrap Ranger's Guile to lower your card count. If it's in there for the hexproof then you definitely need more than two, if its there for the +1/1 then there are better cards for the job.

Someone already mentioned Ulvenwald Tracker and I support that as a replacement for Setessan Tactics since although the latter can be used for several creatures at once the prior can be used times over and as the need arises.

Last: Not gonna lie, I'm not a huge fan of Genesis Hydra, Polukranos, World Eater, and Nessian Wilds Ravager and think that other Hydra are better like Heroes' Bane and Protean Hydra for example. As well as Karametra's Acolyte which I would replace with any other form of Mana Ramp. But to each his own.

Hope any of this is useful.

Barsan on That's some nice creatures you have there...

3 weeks ago

Consider a Gigantoplasm if nothing else you'll be able to swing under an Ensnaring Bridge but you can also copy a Protean Hydra for an indestructible, whither proof creature that grows forever.

This deck is just asking for an Experiment Kraj.

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