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

Ninjadude51 on Makeing REAL Monsters. (PLZ GIVE ADVICE)

2 weeks ago

Aright then, the first thing you need to focus on is your lands. Only having basics is a recipe for disaster, especially when you have Avatar. You need Llanowar Reborn no questions asked. Also, scute mob just can't benefit fast enough from Harrow to be relevant,so you should probably get rid of them for Hardened Scales. If you can find some way get AEther Vials even though their really expensive. They would be insane in your deck. Corpsejack menace is way to slow, so try out Protean Hydra and Mistcutter Hydra. I don't like bio shifts place in the deck, it just seems so janky in its situations, so replace it for removal. If you can Abrupt Decay.

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

4 weeks ago

JWiley129 on How exactly would the trample ...

1 month 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 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago

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

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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