Protean Hydra

Protean Hydra

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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

Darthagnon on Hail Hydra

2 days ago

Add 4x Sol Ring, at least 2x Protean Hydra and 4x Khalni Hydra. Ditch Nylea, God of the Hunt (technically Goddess of the Hunt; most of your hydras already have trample), Voyaging Satyr, drop to 1x Nissa, Worldwaker. Also, dump Hunt the Hunter and Hornet Nest looks like it would spawn a max of 2 tokens, after you pay 3 mana and it is destroyed (it will be) (junk). Perhaps sideboard rampish/one-drop (i.e. very cheap) green creatures, in case you need blockers vs aggro, and to help cast Khalni Hydra for free. Also sideboard 2 or 3 Feed the Clan. Lastly, consider 1x Primordial Hydra. Sorry for being blunt; just had a bunch of good ideas :)

shelldell on Pump Me, Green Jesus!

1 week ago

Phytohydra has a cool concept, but it just seems too slow/expensive as a 5 drop 1/1. I have trouble imagining this card changing the course of the game on turn 5 the same way that I see Kalonian Hydra putting in work... In my head I see Photohydra played, then the opponent swings, Phytohydra chump blocks one of the creatures and grows by +6/+6ish, while you take the rest of the damage. The game is going to be decided that turn or the next turn before he gets very big as far as I can tell, might as well just play something that starts big for a turn 5 play. Maybe I'm overlooking something?

I do love Primordial Hydra, and I own 2 copies. He definitely puts the opponent on a clock, though he has to sit on the board for a while attracting attention while he grows. Predator Ooze can get away with this a bit more thanks to indestructibility, but Primordial Hydra definitely needs to be wearing Lightning Greaves to grow safely. I'll mess around with swapping Primordial in over the Protean Hydra.

crystalisdraco on Karametra edh

2 weeks ago

Hello Friend! Suggestions with Autocard are awesome!

So one of the first suggestion I'll make is based upon your commander, she is indestructible and you should take advantage of that by using destroy all creature effects instead of exile effects. For this I'd take out False Prophet and put in Sunblast Angel, she's a bigger flier, and you can easily control what she destroys.

I think that using hydra like creatures will help since you'll have deep coffers of mana and they will size up as the games go later. Also using effects that give these creatures abilities works in your colors. You can also cast these before Karametra if you need to, or wait and gain value afterwards.Creatures: Feral Hydra Hooded Hydra Ivy Elemental Mikaeus, the Lunarch Mistcutter Hydra Protean Hydra Phytohydra
Boosters: Brave the Sands Abzan Falconer Ainok Bond-Kin Abzan Battle Priest Longshot Squad Tuskguard Captain Aura Shards Collective Blessing Primal Rage Archetype of Courage True Conviction

Along with the theme of pumping out big creatures and lots of them you can always add some green draw.Draw: Shamanic Revelation Soul's Majesty Harmonize

Also never doubt some recursion, and if we continue with the hydra-espue creatures though that would mean return to the hand instead of the battlefield, and that gives you extra lands.Recursion: Eternal Witness Deadwood Treefolk Evolution Charm Nature's Spiral Remember the Fallen Reviving Melody Wildwood Rebirth

Hope this helps!

LupineShadow on corpsejack menace wants counters

3 weeks ago

Protean Hydra he and Corpsejack Menace do terrible things to your opponent together. Also Kalonian Hydra to keep the stupidly aggressive hydras coming...

Gorm on Darwin Deck

1 month ago

I love counters.Also have a look at Vigor and Protean Hydra.But they might be a bit too slow...

Of course you can improve your landbase: Breeding Pool.I agree on Doubling Season. Both Suggestions are expensive.

What could be a bit of an experiment here is Hardened Scales.

Btw, why did you mark it Legacy?

zero51423 on Rhys of Rise of Rhys of Tokens?

1 month ago

A long list of thoughts and suggestions in no particular order:

Not sure what your budget looks like for this deck, but it would seriously benefit from a Doubling Season and/or Primal Vigor.

Also take a look at Hardened Scales. You could probably take out that Scale Blessing for it.

Luminarch Ascension would also probably do really well in this deck, though it can be somewhat difficult to bring online.

Abzan Falconer will probably be preferable to Abzan Battle Priest though I see no reason not to just run both of them.

Ezuri, Renegade Leader probably isn't worth it given you only have ~10 elves. Your chances of getting more than 2 or 3 on the field at the same time as ezuri aren't very good.

There are several hydras you can pick from that are all better than Ivy Elemental. Take a look at Feral Hydra, Mistcutter Hydra and Protean Hydra if you are dead set on the green + X mana cost. If not, just take a look through here and pick the one you think will work best.

You also shouldn't have too much trouble getting a Mosswort Bridge trigger.

Armillary Sphere is probably not as good as Kodama's Reach or Cultivate.

Unquestioned Authority and Valor Made Real seem like very fringe choices to me. If you find you need to cut something, those would probably the first things I go for.

PyroSwardsman on Vorel of the Hull Clade EDH

1 month ago

The way I see it, there is basically a continuum of two ways to run Vorel of the Hull Clade in EDH. 1) A bunch of big stompys with +1/+1 counters and counter doubling and Trample support. 2) Try to combo for infinite mana and combo off. It looks like you are going more for scenario 1. That being said, I would suggest adding a few more creatures to maximize the amount of times you can use Vorel's ability. Aphetto Alchemist and Kiora's Follower both can untap Vorel and both work well with Illusionist's Bracers for possible infinite mana combos Which I suggest you add.

As far as creatures go, I will suggest to keep/add

Champion of Lambholt

Chasm Skulker

Experiment Kraj

Fathom Mage

Fertilid

Phantom Nantuko

Predator Ooze

Vastwood Hydra

Forgotten Ancient

Kalonian Hydra

Protean Hydra

Vigor

Crowned Ceratok

Cytoplast Root-Kin

Draining Whelk

Elusive Krasis

Experiment One

Genesis Hydra

Gyre Sage

Hooded Hydra

Hydra Broodmaster

Master Biomancer

Nylea, God of the Hunt

Brawn

Roughshod Mentor

Siege Behemoth

I feel like you could safely cut: Quest for the Gemblades, Soul's Might, Battlegrowth, Burst of Strength, Dragonscale Boon, Stand Together, Incremental Growth..

I would favor Blade of the Bloodchief over Banshee's Blade, Astral Cornucopia and Everflowing Chalice over Simic Keyrune and Simic Signet

Also consider :Sword of the Paruns and Umbral Mantle for untapping vorel

I hope you have fun with Vorel! Good luck!

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