Hooded Hydra

Hooded Hydra

Creature — Snake Hydra

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

When Hooded Hydra is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, create a 1/1 green Snake creature token onto the battlefield for each +1/+1 counter on it.

Morph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . You may turn it face up at any time for its morph cost.)

As Hooded Hydra is turned face up, put five +1/+1 counters on it.

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Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Hooded Hydra Discussion

bamichinees on The old ways (WIP)

1 week ago
  1. Staples:
  2. Maybe:
    • Protection:
      • Sylvan Safekeeper : Creature protection.
      • Veil of Summer : Counterspell protection. Protection against blue and black removal. Most common cards with removal (although meta dependent).
  3. Cut:

Staple cards are cards I recommend obtaining and using, since they are almost always good cards to have in any green deck. The rest is up to preference and should be taken with a grain of salt. I hope I could be of some use to you.

Chandra585 on Cut my deck into pieces

3 weeks ago

Not a poem. Song lyrics. Last Resort, by Papa Roach.


Alright, lets do this.

Aphetto Alchemist is better replaced by a one-drop dork. Fyndhorn Elves, Boreal Druid are your friends.

Hooded Hydra is weak in commander because it has no evasion or card advantage abilities.

Kiora's Follower has the same problems as Aphetto Alchemist

Nimbus Swimmer is weak as well.

Altar of Dementia seems unmoored from everything else in the deck.

Chandra585 on Cut my deck into pieces

3 weeks ago

Not a poem. Song lyrics. Last Resort, by Papa Roach.


Alright, lets do this.

Aphetto Alchemist is better replaced by a one-drop dork. Fyndhorn Elves, Boreal Druid are your friends.

Hooded Hydra is weak in commander because it has no evasion or card advantage abilities.

Kiora's Follower has the same problems as Aphetto Alchemist

Nimbus Swimmer is weak as well.

Altar of Dementia seems unmoored from everything else in the deck.

Strattuscloud on Hydratic Rampage

2 months ago

Thanks so much for the feedback! I really like the idea of playing Portcullis Vine because getting a turn 1 defender would be nice. The 8 tappable defenders is a good amount from testing so I think I might replace Gatecreeper Vine with Portcullis Vine and see how that goes.

From testing it out my friend group is pretty evenly matched, which keeps it fun! (though I am an early game target)

I did run the 2 Gargos, Vicious Watcher and it was a really strong addition. I am considering 1 or 2 more.

I swapped out 1 Prey Upon for a Tower Defense to hold up against a MAJOR flying weakeness. Would you recommend another card over that? I may sideboard a Whiptongue Hydra or two. I also really like the idea of Squall Line since it gives even more reason to play Unbound Flourishing. (So expensive!!)

The real difficulty moving on is determining which hydras to focus on. I think Mistcutter Hydra might replace Vastwood Hydra and that Hooded Hydra would be replaced by Voracious Hydra.

Lastly, Feed the Clan is very tempting. Maybe run 1?

I'd love more suggestions based on these ideas/edits!

AllenM8 on Let’s Get Hydrated

2 months ago

I actually bought him just for this deck but it’s hard to justify him without any bounce effects or reacting with Metallurgic Summonings or Shark Typhoon. A card I just added was Primal Vigor for additional double counters availability as this deck is low in tutors on purpose. I’m also considering cutting Hooded Hydra and adding Altered Ego since my playgroup runs very powerful creatures

Arcalight1 on Profit God

4 months ago

Thanks for the recommendation Grind, and i initially considered cards like Nyxbloom Ancient and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, however i personally believe they're made redundant considering the numerous other possible avenues for mana generation like re-occurring Hooded Hydra and sacking the snakes to any of the altars, or Azusa, Lost but Seeking and any of the fetch lands digs out three lands per turn from the deck, and Kruphix Himself.

Forkbeard on Zaxara, the Exemplary: Hydra Infestation

5 months ago

Manocos: Personal preference, but I typically prefer rocks over dorks as they're a bit stickier. That said, a couple of clutch 1 drops might be worth it - Birds of Paradise is a fave of mine.

wildcardde: Yes! You're on to something there! May slot in Seedborn Muse to max out the instant speed advantage + defense + Simic Ascendancy fuel, good call. Like TheMr42 says, Ironscale Hydra is just ok whereas SM would make for a much stronger 5 drop. Replacement confirmed.

TheMr42: I like both Hooded Hydra and Polukranos, Unchained, but I was on the fence with both of them in here. I suppose the sneks could be fun, particularly paired with Doubling Season and/or Overwhelming Stampede/Triumph of the Hordes. Food for thought, for sure.

jinkuzo: Ah, the signets vs. talismans debate. They're both great, I just find the talismans are a bit more efficient in a pinch. Edge case scenario for sure, + I like your rationale alongside NA + MR. I threw the talismans in here for now but am thinking about different ramp options too, such as the aforementioned BoP et al.

Thanks for the thoughts & suggestions here everyone, some good discussion.

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