Vigean Hydropon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Dissension (DIS) Common

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Vigean Hydropon

Creature — Plant Mutant

Graft 5 (This creature enters the battlefield with five +1/+1 counters on it. Whenever another creature enters the battlefield, you may move a +1/+1 counter from this creature onto it.)

Vigean Hydropon can't attack or block.

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Vigean Hydropon Discussion

Dieball on Classic Simic deck - Comeback ...

1 month ago

Hi everyone! I've recently started playing Magic again, after 12 years of break. My Trusty old Simic gathered a lot of dust, so I started to rebuild it using what I managed to get fast (and cheap). I wonder if it's any good and if anyone could provide any constructive feedback on what I should still change in it. I would greatly appreciete that. The card list is as below:

CREATURES:

4x Thrummingbird 1x Vigean Hydropon 3x Trygon Predator 3x Plaxcaster Frogling 1x Vigean Graftmage 2x Vorel of the Hull Clade 2x Skyrider Patrol 3x Cytoplast Manipulator 1x Simic Ragworm 1x Cytoplast Root-Kin 1x Momir Vig, Simic Visionary 1x Experiment Kraj

ARTIFACTS and SPELLS

2x Everflowing Chalice 1x Simic Charm 2x Essence Scatter 2x Voidslime 2x Give // Take 4x Blessings of Nature 2x Doubling Season

LANDS

5x Island 5x Forest 4x Simic Growth Chamber 2x Hinterland Harbor 3x Llanowar Reborn 1x Oran-Rief, the Vastwood 2x Temple of Mystery

mahdik on SURPRISE! Counters

1 month ago

The deck is actually really cool, props to you!

Winged Coatl and Thrummingbird are crazy good. Vigean Hydropon is actually really good too, but the no-blocking clause is kinda bad; but 5 counters for 3 mana is something clever. Shielding Plax is a pain.

I actually think there's a lot of potential, but the deck is too slow. I would put more ''reusable'' fog mainboard, considering the aggro meta, like Tangle or Moment's Peace. You can easily tweak it depending on the meta too so no stress.

+1 from me.

SpiritKing on Spicy Simic Brew

8 months ago

I love me some sweet Simic flavoured decks!

A few suggestions though:

Bramblewood Paragon seems a bit off to me in this kind of deck. His first ability does stone nothing in here and giving Trample to your creatures might not be as relevant if you get better evasive creatures to stockpile your +1/+1 on, like e.g. Skyrider Elf or Cloudfin Raptor which both fly.

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary is too spicy i believe...i cannot imagine that he is that good for the deck, not even to search out specific cards. I wont tell you to straight cut it though.I know we all love our pet cards with a passion. Primal Command would use only and be easier on your mana production, while also giving you options other than to tutor, if your in need of something else. If you've got the budget for it, you can of course upgrade to Summoner's Pact, Chord of Calling, Collected Company or play a Woodland Bellower to go bigger (evolve).

I think something like Bioshift will help you get really explosive turns! Especially with Hardened Scales on the field.

Vigean Hydropon works great as a big counters buffer you can relie on for a long time if that's what you want to use, and Voidslime rescued me more than once.

Lastly, i think i have to mention the Sultai Counters build (i know it most likely isn't what you want to do, but it is great at what it does).Just the addition of some producing lands can open you up to Winding Constrictor and Corpsejack Menace which are insane with the Graft and Evolve mechanics!

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Attune with the Ban Hammer! (Pau-liferate)

8 months ago

Vigean Hydropon, as much as I love the card, isn't super great unless you're running some fight effects. Which you should probably be running anyway; your curve is so low and aggressive I encourage playing Prey Upon, Epic Confrontation and even Cartouche of Strength over your Fogs and Wrap in Vigors, which are more sideboard material.

You absolutely need to be running 2-3 Riparian Tiger to be able to contend with the boogeyman of Pauper. It's also just a solid lategame beater.

Depending on whether you find yourself getting chump blocked a lot or not, Aetherstream Leopard could be better than Thriving Rhino, although the former does have a cap on how big it will get.

Fuel for the Cause might be interesting. It's a rather expensive counterspell, but it's some form of removal, and synergistic with your list.

In short, I'd cut the Hydropons for the Tigers, replace Fogs with Prey Upons, and divide the Wrap in Vigors and Thrives for Fuel for the Cause and/or another fighting card.

DexRain on Graft creatures/Hydras and double counters

11 months ago

So I was wondering if effects like Corpsejack Menace and Doubling Season would effect creatures with Graft or Hydras that come into play with X +1/+1 counters on them or do the counters materialize before they hit the field?

Also wondering is you move a counter from say Vigean Hydropon to another creature via graft and one of the above cards in on the field does that counter become 2 since I'm placing it on a new creature or does it stay as 1

Funkydiscogod on Engineered Dragons

11 months ago

I brought up Vigean Hydropon because it was the first thing I thought of that makes use of the "loses all abilities" part of Dragonshift. Something like Clockwork Beetle (and the other clockwork cycle creatures) could also benefit from the "loses all abilities", too.

If you want to stay in Izzet colors, it would be easy enough to run Endless One.

What about Hanweir Garrison? After it attacks, and you get the tokens, you can overload the Dragonshift to make them fly over for 12 damage.

TheVectornaut on Engineered Dragons

11 months ago

Using counters to circumvent the power reset is certainly an interesting idea, although I would like to stay as Izzet as possible. But in the case of Vigean Hydropon, Dragonshift would need to be cast at essentially sorcery speed. This appears to eliminates the great benefit of pumping an unblocked creature.

Funkydiscogod on Engineered Dragons

11 months ago

Ok, so if you want to abuse Dragonshift, then you can run critters like Vigean Hydropon, who would turn into a 9/9.

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