Creature — Hydra
: Monstrosity X. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put X +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Hydra Broodmaster becomes monstrous, create X X/X green Hydra creature tokens.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Hydra Broodmaster Discussion
1 month ago
1 month ago
Not sure about Simic hydra? never checked it as green ramp can be really fast.
I used to play the Utopia Sprawl but it didn't feel as fast as those Elvish Archdruid . I like the suggestion of Voyaging Satyr as it works like an Arbor Elf . Gyre Sage also is a bit to slow i think as you have to spawn creatures first to ramp the mana while the goal should be to ramp mana to spawn creatures but will play test it.
Not sure about Hydra Broodmaster because of the lack of trample and the usability of the already added hydras. It will be a full turn to use the monstrosity and then a full turn to attack. I'm thinking to sideboard 2 of them for multiplayer or against non-blue decks and swap them with Mistcutter Hydra .
Unbound Flourishing I will deff add.
1 month ago
Most of my hydra experience is in simic, but I'll leave some general thoughts anyway. First, I think Elvish Archdruid isn't impactful enough with only 6 elves in the deck. I'd rather have redundancy for Arbor Elf with something like Voyaging Satyr . In addition to being able to untap forests enchanted with Overgrowth , Utopia Sprawl , and the like, it can also untap the beastly green devotion staple of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . Otherwise, Gyre Sage is an option that pairs very well with Doubling Season and Kalonian Hydra if acquired. Another bomb that works well with Season is Hydra Broodmaster since it cares about both counters and tokens. Some other possible inclusions are Ram Through instead of Pit Fight for trample synergy, Unbound Flourishing for x-cost synergy, and As Luck Would Have It because it looks like you're rolling a lot of dice.
4 months ago
My all-time favorite is probably Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant Flip. A deck using her plays rather different from most decks, and I like that. For this deck, I play a lot of cards that allow you to get lands into your hand, such as Winding Way or Nylea's Intervention . You can even run cards like Sylvan Ranger so that you're not completely vulnerable while you're trying to reach that seven-lands-in-hand clause. When you're able to flip Sasaya, you can use cards like Book of Rass or Abundance to draw into nonland cards that you can actually play. I like using cards like Goblin Cannon , Ant Queen , or Hydra Broodmaster to close out the game. Due to the fact that you're running more lands than you'd run in your typical EDH deck, the price of the deck is already a little lower. But yeah, this is one of my favorites!
4 months ago
Have you thought about Hydra Broodmaster ? With all of that mana in your mana pool that would be a great card
4 months ago
This is theoretically possible, but it is VERY unlikely that with that set of cards you will get your "god hand" very often. I don't think Jadelight Ranger is a good fit. Yisan also is not a good fit. He would take far too long to tutor your big creatures. What you probably need to do is add more untap creatures besides the Arbor Elves and Voyaging Satyrs (4?), and more enchantment ramp (4?) to get consistency. What you're probably looking for in a tutor is Chord of Calling .
Are you really thinking of dropping that much $$ on a casual deck? If I were you, I would look for maybe one Super Expensive card ($10+) and look for the rest to be high impact cards that are cheaper ($1-5) range. X-cost spells would be good for that kind of ramp deck. I personally like Hydra Broodmaster or Pathrazer of Ulamog , although there are lots of other options. Could you let me know if you have any of the expensive cards?
5 months ago
Some cards to consider:
Those cards range from what I consider to be auto-includes to somewhat pet cards in no particular order and are pulled from an older deck list that I haven't updated in some time.I would be happy to discuss what makes them strong or what cuts to make to fit them in of you have any questions.
6 months ago
Hey itsbuzzi thanks for the detailed response and heads up on Walking Ballista . I haven't played much in the last few years so wasn't aware. Definitely sad to lose that insta-win potential; any ideas for another card that could end the game immediately? Also much appreciated for making me aware that Setessan Petitioner exists lol.
I actually ran both Kruphix, God of Horizons and Hydra Broodmaster in a Standard Bant deck way back when, and it was a fun deck that did pretty well at tournaments, but it wasn't as good as the Simic deck in the deck description which is more similar to this deck. Kruphix was a little too slow tbh but I remember Broodmaster being pretty good so could be worth a look.