Savageborn Hydra

Savageborn Hydra

Creature — Hydra

Double strike

Savageborn Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

: Put a +1/+1 counter on Savageborn Hydra. Activate this ability only at any time you could cast a sorcery

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Mythic Rare
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Savageborn Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Savageborn Hydra Discussion

triproberts12 on 5 Color Hydra

5 days ago

I mean, if you're going to bother building 5-color hydras, Progenitus is the commander. Without Rosheen Meanderer or Gargos, Vicious Watcher in the command zone, you'll want to run a base-green, land-based ramp package. You'll also want Chromatic Lantern and Dryad of the Ilysian Grove . The deck will mostly just be a slow, durdly deck without a whole lot of synergy beyond +1/+1 counters. Rosheen Meanderer is still the way to go if you want red in your hydra deck. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice would be a good counter commander, if you're okay with losing Apocalypse Hydra , Savageborn Hydra , Ulasht, the Hate Seed , Gyrus, Waker of Corpses , and Progenitus . Polukranos, Unchained could also fit that role, although at that point, you might as well just build Gargos.

king-saproling on Fight me bro

3 months ago

Nice you picked a really cool general for your first EDH! Nice to see Gruul getting some love. You do have a lot of noncreature stuff though, which your general seems to hate.

You might swap some of those noncreature things out for some of these: Ruric Thar, the Unbowed , Krosan Restorer , Magus of the Candelabra (this guy is super good when your general is out, all your lands will effectively make 3 mana each!), Voyaging Satyr , Reclamation Sage , Genesis Hydra , Savageborn Hydra , Apocalypse Hydra , Garruk's Horde , Garruk's Packleader , Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip, Drumhunter , Artisan of Kozilek , Ulvenwald Tracker , Foe-Razer Regent , Gruul Ragebeast

Aargus222 on Surrak Dragonclaw EDH -under construction

5 months ago

This looks awesome! I love all the cards in this deck, but its missing my favorite temur card: Savage Punch . With a big creature like Savageborn Hydra it can essentially be a 2 mana destroy target creature.

Naksu on Oink goes the Bacon

7 months ago

Primeval Titan + Ulvenwald Hydra is always fun together. Sakura-Tribe Elder and Xenagos, the Reveler are great rampers to consider. As finishers and effective usage of gruuls million mana in endgame could be Savageborn Hydra and/or Apocalypse Hydra , with the latter doing crazy pings over defense.

EthanJones1 on

10 months ago

@ OneManaBoi and garruk3. Suggestions about the sideboard choices and splashing red for Savageborn Hydra you guys.

Bababad on The Old Fashioned Way

11 months ago

Ogre Battledriver

Ulvenwald Tracker

Moonveil Dragon can be heavily abused. I can't think of a lot of gruul activated abilities matter creatures..but if you can divine up some more..the instant speed plays of abilities with doubled mana will serve you well.

Mina and Denn, Wildborn and Wayward Swordtooth push both your strategies and don't cost an arm and a leg like Azusa and oracle.

Gruul Ragebeast

Champion of Lambholt

Savageborn Hydra being able to dump mana into this and swing can delete someone without blockers or just trample on through if you have a fieldwide trample effect

Magus of the Candelabra is a must

CheapCanadianrototype on Nikya'll Kikya

11 months ago

If I may, I would suggest putting in Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic to keep your curve down and help with the ramp as you try to fish for more lands early on. Borderland Ranger is another good budget option that can get you more lands early. Journey of Discovery is a fantastic sorcery for land ramp. Depending on your group's meta, Runic Armasaur might be another cheap option for card draw. I see you have some hydras lined up as possibilities, Mistcutter Hydra is a fantastic card against control decks that run blue and Savageborn Hydra will be absolutely titanic if it hits the field! Polukranos, World Eater is another fun hydra that fights opponents creatures when you make it monstrous.

I don't think you should discount having other enchantments either since Nikya tries to discourage that. Zendikar Resurgent has dipped in price and having good card draw on top of ramp can be a win-win.

It would be good for you to have some redundancy for making your creatures uncounterable. Prowling Serpopard and Spellbreaker Behemoth are both good options and Vexing Shusher if you want to spend extra. Adding something to give creatures haste from the get go is also nice to have outside of your Rhythm of the Wild. Anger is just a solid option at about 50 cents and Urabrask the Hidden does that and then some, too.

These are just some of my thoughts as a fellow G/R player. I honestly love Nikya and seeing someone putting a deck together is exciting! Hope some of the suggestions get you on the track you want, whether you take them or not.

SuperGreed on The to expensive to be budget, budget deck

1 year ago

multimedia Thank you for commenting and helping me out with the deck.

  • Lightning Bolt (Wich is a placeholder)
  • Kamahl, Pit Fighter(Fun fact: The only reason Kamahl is in the deck is cuse its the first rare i ever opend)
  • Zurgo Bellstriker
  • Lurking Predators
All of the cards above are going out of the deck in favor of the stuff belowe

I like some of the suggestions that you have made, i cant look through them all right now but at the same time some of the ones that you feel should be taken out are some that i feel make the core of the deck such as

for the sheere fun of slaming down a 20/20 Hydra in the late game and there flexibility in the early/mid game. I will continue working with the suggestions that i have gotten for you tommorow and will take them into consider and i hope that i have put in a fair point about the hydras for you

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