Kalonian Hydra

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Kalonian Hydra

Creature — Hydra


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.

DemonDragonJ on Nature's Bounty

4 weeks ago

I have just made some major changes to this deck; for the first time ever, I have changed the general of this deck, replacing Uril, the Miststalker with Marath, Will of the Wild, because, while Uril was certainly an excellent general, it did not match the theme of this deck, which contained a mere six auras, whereas Marath does, and, upon making that change, I have decided to further emphasize this deck's theme of +1/+1 counters, specifically, by replacing Armadillo Cloak, Bear Umbra, Runes of the Deus, Scourge of the Nobilis, Shield of the Oversoul, and Snake Umbra with All Will Be One, Cathars' Crusade, Warleader's Call, Fertilid, Kalonian Hydra, and Steelbane Hydra; I had contemplated putting Forgotten Ancient in this deck, but I was not able to find space for it, and I also wish to minimize overlap with or similarities between this deck and my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, and, while this deck does not have quite as great of an emphasis on generating creature tokens as does my Ghired, Conclave Exile EDH deck, I still believe that it has a sufficient focus to justify the inclusion of Warleader's Call, which also has great synergy with Tamanoa. I also replaced Titanic Ultimatum with Pathbreaker Ibex, because the creature can use its ability repeatedly. I had considered putting Cabaretti Ascendancy into this deck, but I feel that this deck does not contain quite a sufficient number of creature cards to justify the inclusion of that card.

Overall, these changes reduced the average converted mana cost of this deck from 40.6 to 4.05, which is only a minimal change, but doing so also reduced the number of colored mana symbols in this deck, which is also a very good thing.

What does everyone else say about this? Do you believe that I did well with overhauling this deck?

Coward_Token on Modern Horizons 3

1 month ago

No actual leaks in the thread, people!

Where to find...

Kudo, King Among Bears seems pretty fun, although I hope there's going to be more bear kindred support. Since he affects all creatures, stuff like Alpha Status and OG Norn works. And They Shall Know No Fear is Heroic Intervention at home, and Roaming Throne works for all of your creatures. Go-wide tokens seems like it would work, as would 0/0 creatures like Kalonian Hydra. Might be worth looking into the EDHREC cards for the two selesnya cat legends from Lost Caverns of Ixalan?

Herigast, Erupting Nullkite Kinda feel like an Emerge commander would be black and/or green instead? IDK how to abuse this either, red doesn't have that many good "overcosted" creatures like Avatar of Fury.

Null Elemental Blast: yeah this is really good in EDH, where every random utility land taps for .

Final Act: playable experience counter hate in EDH.

GutterbonesMan on Bristly Bill - Spine Sower, Spine Reaper

2 months ago

Profet93 all great suggestions, especially Kalonian Hydra, can’t believe I forgot that one. Railway Brawler is another great one I missed during spoiler season, thanks as always!

DemonDragonJ on Kalonian Hydra or Bristly Bill?

2 months ago

I have a copy of Kalonian Hydra in my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, but I am considering replacing it with Bristly Bill, Spine Sower, so I would like to ask for everyone's advice on this issue.

The hydra requires only a single payment of mana, but it must attack in order for its ability to trigger, which could leave it vulnerable, while bristly Bill, in contrast, requires mana for his ability, but his ability can be used multiple times, and also does not require him to attack in order for it to be used, so each creature seems to have its own advantages.

What does everyone else here say abut this? Should I keep Kalnoian hydra in my Atraxa deck, or replace it with Bristly Bill?

NV_1980 on Ezuri- The Tokens & Counters Are Coming Oh My!!

7 months ago

Kalonian Hydra; counter-doubling every attack seems pretty bad-ass. Spike Weaver is nice; when all your stuff is tapped and you want to prevent opposing attackers from dealing you damage. additions in here. As a control mechanism, I'd also recommend Steelbane Hydra; easy to recharge it with counters when Ezuri's there and keep zapping enchantments/artifacts.

wallisface on Rampaging Hydras & Elves Deck

8 months ago

This us the kindof list i’d end up building (again, Green-Blue, but it’d be super-easy to make this mono-green)

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