Phyrexian Hydra

Phyrexian Hydra

Creature — Hydra

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

If damage would be dealt to Phyrexian Hydra, prevent that damage. Put a -1/-1 counter on Phyrexian Hydra for each 1 damage prevented this way.

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Phyrexian Hydra Discussion

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

3 months ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.


toxicliam on Midrange Infect | Modern

4 months ago

Thanks for your suggestions! I somehow missed Phyrexian Swarmlord when I was looking at topend threats, and it's extremely interesting. I think I might add it as a on-off, reason being that I really like Phyrexian Hydra because of all the ways we can it unblockable. Thats the reason I took the hydra over Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Skittles as well- we don't need to pay the extra mana for evasion since we have so many ways to do it ourself, so better to spend the mana on raw P/T. Thanks for the suggestion of Viridian Corrupter , that'll do nicely in the side (:. If you have any other suggestions for sideboard I'd be glad to hear them, I'm pretty out of date with new sets and the current modern meta.

zapyourtumor on Midrange Infect | Modern

4 months ago

I know Phyrexian Swarmlord is 6 cmc, but I think it might be better than Phyrexian Hydra . It synergizes great with both of Hand of the Praetors 's abilities and also works well with Driven / Despair .

Also there's Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , the cool infect creature no one uses outside of EDH. This might be the one good modern deck for it.

I also see you don't have a sideboard yet. Viridian Corrupter should be good there.

Grind on Smallpox Blankets

7 months ago

Cool deck!!
Any thoughts about Protean Hulk , Triumph of the Hordes , Phyrexian Hydra , Inkmoth Nexus ?

AngryTortoise on The Beast | Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider

9 months ago

Harbinger69 Just want to clarify - I think Phyrexian Hydra should be cut because it interacts unfavorably with Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider and The Ozolith. Hopefully Grafted Exoskeleton works out in the deck!

Harbinger69 on The Beast | Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider

9 months ago

@AngryTortise Thanks for commenting! I thought I had grafted exoskeleton in the deck, but apparently not. Generally speaking, Phyrexian Hydra requires a bit too much work to cheese a win with, even in this build, but I'll try it out the next time I play the build.

AngryTortoise on The Beast | Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider

9 months ago

Cool deck! I love the new Vorinclex and want to incorporate the praetor in an edh deck myself, so thank you for the inspiration.

This is a very specific interaction, but with Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider out on your side of the battlefield, Phyrexian Hydra will receive double the -1/-1 counters with its replacement effect, which can also 'nonbo' with The Ozolith. Again, it's very specific, but I thought it was worth pointing out. If you want a big infect finisher, something like Grafted Exoskeleton can turn a big creature with trample into a game-ending threat. Good luck with brewing!

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