Kalonian Hydra

Kalonian Hydra

Creature — Hydra

Trample

Kalonian Hydra enters the battlefield with four +1/+1 counters on it.

Whenever Kalonian Hydra attacks, double the number of +1/+1 counters on each creature you control.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Kalonian Hydra Discussion

cak01vej on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

legendofa

Me neither, but under the constriction of it being a single word or name, there aren't many good options. Although I suppose you could go with Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu (it's the name of a hill in NZ) if you wanted to be REALLY sure nobody but you decided when that creature left the battlefield.

Anyway, here's a couple of "bears" from my favourite plane. That should fit the bill, right?

Oxidda Pack

Creature - Wolf

Mountainwalk

2/2


Razor Pack

Creature - Wolf

Plainswalk

2/2


Ooops, ninja'd. Luckily this works for all colors.

Next: I want to see what a Hydra lord looks like. I think the closest thing we actually have is Kalonian Hydra .

Arthurshepard80 on Three Life Blink Pezzent! (10/12 Euro/$)

1 month ago

Saccox si in effetti per un mazzo idra,lo vedo meglio con il nero,quel tocco tenebroso che ti protegge.Buona l'idea di usare Winding Constrictor e in più usare Corpsejack Menace insieme a Kalonian Hydra è una bomba termonucleare.Ritornando al tuo mazzo hai ragione,hai bisogno di qualche rimozione.Potresti anche usare Leyline of Sanctity per proteggerti dai danni diretti e Stony Silence per gli artefatti,ma alzano il prezzo del mazzo.Purtroppo sui colori bianco e blu ho pochissime idee.

TheVectornaut on Ramp hydra

1 month ago

I'd prefer Primordial Hydra to Apex Devastator here. It doesn't need Rancor or Hydra's Growth to pose a serious threat and it pairs well with Kalonian Hydra . Also, cascading into Voracious Hydra is pretty awkward.

Sweve76 on Ultimate Hydra Deck (edh edition)

2 months ago

Nice deck, I just built Gargos myself, it looks like your deck is more Voltron/fight themed than tribal (gotta get me a Scythe of the Wretched, thank you) but I would consider adding Unbound Flourishing to multiply all X costs and Kalonian Hydra and Primordial Hydra for big finishers

TheVectornaut on Death Touch Green Boi

2 months ago

I'll just go through the mainboard cards I would personally cut first. Ancient Ooze : very big but requires trample or the like to actually do anything at 7 mana. Copper Myr : almost objectively worse here than most green mana dorks. Ezuri's Archers : not impactful enough in the main without a devotion or elf theme. Ghoultree : your creatures are too big to be dying that often and you want them alive anyway. Lumberknot : similar story to Ghoultree. Spawnwrithe : needs to be built around. Wall of Tanglecord : wastes the benefits of any Overrun effects. Predator's Rapport : more of a sideboard card unless burn is really popular. Reclaim : very slow and lacking enough good targets. Serpent's Gift : redundant and inefficient if you just run enough deathtouch creatures. Tower Defense : are there really enough flyers going around to have this in the main? Windstorm : see above. Spider Spawning : if this is what you're running Transguild Promenade for, it's not worth it without more GY synergy. Accorder's Shield : vigilance isn't impactful enough with no exert, tap abilities, or much else to abuse it. Brawler's Plate : very costly for the buff. Golden Urn : much worse than even the Rapport. Staff of the Wild Magus : staffs aren't even strong enough to do well in dedicated lifegain decks, unfortunately.

I'd say all of your maybeboard picks are better than the aforementioned cards. I'll list some other alternatives that come to my mind though. Primordial Hydra and Kalonian Hydra are some budget-unfriendly but highly dangerous beaters that you can get out relatively early. Joraga Treespeaker (or maybe Elvish Archdruid ) would make your archers much better by letting them double as mana dorks. Otherwise, I like Arbor Elf with Utopia Sprawl type auras on your forests to help ramp. If you prefer the vigilance idea, Champion of Rhonas is a budget Elvish Piper that likes not tapping in combat. If you like walls, Overgrown Battlement and Axebane Guardian can get ridiculous mana going. They also benefit from Assault Formation which synergizes with Tower Defense. In terms of small creatures with reach, Traproot Kami is my clear pick for mono-green, especially in multiplayer. If you need to add trample, Rancor is excellent value. If you need recursion, Eternal Witness should be near the top of the list. If you're struggling with flyers, maybe try Gravity Well . If you need more life, Engulfing Slagwurm likes forced blocks while Verdant Sun's Avatar likes playing beefy guys.

Given what you have already, I think shifting to include more deathtouch creatures and Lure s would be the most optimal plan. Viridian Longbow and Thornbite Staff are some other equipment that benefit from that strategy. For the creatures, Ohran Frostfang is a casual-only option that's completely busted in commander, and I'm always a sucker for Wasteland Viper 's versatility at only 1 mana.

Arthurshepard80 on Buff, Creatures

2 months ago

iill0000Bel mazzo,ma hai pensato di aggiungere Kalonian Hydra ?

Jabes on Big and Stupid

2 months ago

Also since your deck works slightly around +1/+1 counters, it would be good to expand this a bit. A few cards that could help with this would be Solidarity of Heroes , Kalonian Hydra , Doubling Season , Bioshift , Karn's Bastion , Sword of Truth and Justice , Primordial Hydra .

Arthurshepard80 on Hydra Gluttony

3 months ago

Ciao,hai pensato Kalonian Hydra ?

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