Creature — Hydra
Apocalypse Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it. If X is 5 or more, it enters the battlefield with an additional X +1/+1 counters on it.
, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Apocalypse Hydra: Apocalypse Hydra deals 1 damage to target creature or player.
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Apocalypse Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year
Apocalypse Hydra Discussion
7 months ago
I'm quite excited to discover this list as my own hydra tribal deck is built around Gargos, Vicious Watcher but I've been wanting to transition my hydra tribal to a different commander so that I an make Gargos into a voltron deck. I considered Zaxara, the Exemplary but it didn't seem quite right, but Animar looks like an exciting fit because he deals with counters and allows access to some hydra cards that monogreen doesn't get, such as Hydroid Krasis, Apocalypse Hydra, Savageborn Hydra, and Rosheen Meanderer. How has this deck been performing for you so far? Can you get lots of big creatures loaded up with counters fairly reliably/efficiently most of the time?
8 months ago
11 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions. Surrak is a great idea, im not sure who i would remove from the deck to add him in. I thought about exploring cards other then creatures, i have a few ways to get rid of nikya if i wanted to go this route. sabertooth like you mentioned, but you could also haveUlvenwald Tracker get one of the big guys to fight nikya. or you could have Apocalypse Hydra , and Flameblast Dragon kill nikya off as well.
1 year ago
Vash98, this deck seems to be off to a good start, but 35 lands is rather low for EDH; I would recommend 38 to 40 lands, so that you can reliably draw them without experiencing mana flooding. Also, on the subject of lands, unless you have a limited monetary budget, I would recommend better lands than what you currently have, such as the shocklands or filter lands.
What role do Kasmina and The Royal Scions play in this deck?
Also, if you were to copy Apocalypse Hydra with Riku, the value of X in the copy would be 0, so the copy would enter the battlefield with no +1/+1 counters on it, unless some other effect granted it such counters.
1 year 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.
1 year 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
1 year ago
To expand on that a little, many creatures specify to do something 'as they enter the battlefield' or that they 'enter the battlefield with some counters'. These are replacement effects for how they enter the battlefield, so they never enter the battlefield as 0/0 creatures to get the opportunity to trigger Ezuri.
The replacement effects are necessary with the current rules so that the creatures can survive. If a creature like Apocalypse Hydra had the text "When ~ enters the battlefield, put X +1/+1 counters on it", it would enter the battlefield and die due to state-based effects before its ETB ability would get a chance to resolve.
1 year ago
a fair few X mana cards there, Unbound Flourishing will help get bigger hydras for less mana, and ofcourse there is the pricey Doubling Season . They're $$$ cards, but with both in play, for 7 mana you can cast Apocalypse Hydra for 40 +1/+1 counters. They'll work really well with Zendikar Resurgent too.
Couldn't suggest on cuts though if you like / can get those cards.