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.

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts Price Low Avg High Foil
  $0.48 $1.49 $3.61 $2.67
Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price Normal Foil
  0.05 TIX 0.15 TIX

Protean Hydra Discussion

Scytec on Sorin's Walk in the Woods

6 days ago

I like the Elder here. He is one of the main reasons I started this deck is because I picked up a playset of him. However I am going to drop the two Protean Hydras for Lotleth Troll as he gives me a place to dump those late game unneeded rampers. Thank you! Witchstalker I'd like to playtest with as well, but I'm not quite as attached to him. The Bosks are for mana fixing in congruence with the golgari scheme. But the Catacombs is a great idea...not sure how I missed those to be honest. Haha.

Bubster321 on Hydra/control

1 week ago

I was thinking more along the lines of stuff like Burst of Strength , Increasing Savagery , Strength of the Tajuru and Incremental Growth because of how quickly they throw counters out. and Solidarity of Heroes would go nicely.

I'm also looking to take out Hooded Hydra , Nessian Wilds Ravager and Protean Hydra because they don't pump fast enough because hooded dies quickly and 1/1s havent shown much use, nessian's tribute is never paid, and protean doesnt boost quick enough. As well as the Negate is no longer needed and the only time you would go to play Opportunity you honestly don't need it.

So that would be the 5 for 5 switch up?

Bubster321 on 2014-12-10 update of Hydra/control

2 weeks ago

As of right now I'm waiting for some cards to come in and I'm going to switch out

1x Courser of Kruphix1xLeafcrown Dryad1x Nylea's Disciple1x Fated Intervention1x Nullify1xFeral Invocation


2x Kalonian Hydra1x Heroes' Bane1x Nessian Wilds Ravager1x Vastwood Hydra1x Protean Hydra

forming in into a hydra ramp

onua1 on So many counters!!

2 weeks ago

Yea this deck used to be more of the long build up to victory type, but now, due to my local meta, it has to be very fast to be competitive. I'll probably find a use for Quest for the Gemblades somewhere else. I was also debating swapping Mistcutter Hydra for Protean Hydra, since Protean Hydra combos well with Retribution of the Ancients. I'm not sure yet. Any thoughts?

allnewsither on New Format: One-Man Show

2 weeks ago

Does Protean Hydra sound good for a deck

The_Good_O on Vigorous (Suggestions Welcome)

1 month ago

Spyderred Vigor prevents damage, so Protean Hydra's effect wouldn't work. Also, I like Asceticism that needs to go in this deck to keep the creatures safe from removal. Also, what is your opinion on Doubling Season and Primal Vigor?

Power / Toughness 0/0
Color(s) Green
Cost XG
Converted cost 1
Avg. draft pick 1.04
Avg. cube pick 3.98


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
2011 Core Set Rare
2010 Core Set Mythic Rare

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