Phyrexian Hydra

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Rare

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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.

Phyrexian Hydra Discussion

Vimozahr on Atraxa Infect

1 week ago

Hi firesparker, Infect is more difficult in Multiplayer Games. I played a Atraxa Build with Infect for 2 Mounths. Your biggest Problem are your Opponents and there know what you play.

I try to give your my suggestion.

Play more Creatures for Utility like Odric, Lunarch Marshal / Shalai, Voice of Plenty maybe its help when he enable flying/hexproof each other Creature and you.

Craterhoof Behemoth Value Finisher if you had this Budget.

Grafted Exoskeleton also good, but expensive (CMC)

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Must have.

Spike Weaver & Teferi's Protection good for your Protection.

Mostly important is your Manabase and Mana-Rocks.

You will play fast as possible. Cut Lands that enters tapped.

Use Rocks like Fellwar Stone , Arcane Signet also Creatures like Birds of Paradise , or Utopia Sprawl

Play Atraxa just you can protect her. Abuse her Lifelink every Combat and cut Cards like Fog ...

Your opponents do not want to attack you if Atraxa is online -> Deathtouch.

Cards like Spark Double or Altered Ego can be very good. Copy Atraxa for Poliferate or an Infect Creature.

You need Zendikar Resurgent ? I think no, also replace it with Mirari's Wake but its better to take more Ramp with Rocks.

Maybe you need more Carddraw, Topdeck-Control:

Brainstorm > Ponder

Consecrated Sphinx

Phyrexian Arena

Rhystic Study

Sensei's Divining Top

Sylvan Library

Windfall

Mirri's Guile

If you build more around +1/+1 Counters with Master Biomancer -> Herald of Secret Streams

BUT, i think your Build is also good with more focus on poliferate.

Greez Vimozahr

PandAvs on Hyd and Seek

1 month ago

Hi Rossa!

Thank you for your many recommendations!

Asceticism : I considered this a lot, but I prefer auras than enchantments like this, so I can immediately trigger the fight mechanic. Colossal Majesty : Same reason with Asceticism; plus, when I cast this on turn 2 or 3, this most probably will do nothing for me. I have a lot of ways to draw cards. But I really did consider this when making the deck.

About the creatures, I initially had Polukranos, World Eater here but then I cut it as its too much too activate, I could just remove creatures using the fight mechanic on the commander. As for Chameleon Colossus , Whiptongue Hydra , and Phyrexian Hydra (he's not ugly lol, I love me my infect creatures :) ); I used to run this along with Polukranos when the deck started out as kinda tribal hydra / enchantress. Having decided to focus on the enchantment route, all I needed to do was to put out Gargos asap and kill creatures (through auras) and attack. But I am thinking of maybe cutting Karametra's Acolyte and/or Primordial Hydra for Whiptongue and Phyhrexian Hydra. (Thanks for reminding me about these two!)

Traverse the Outlands is something I overlooked, having 5 cmc I will have to think about it still.

Thanks for your recommendations, I really appreciate it! :)

Rossa on Hyd and Seek

1 month ago

Hello! I really like this idea to boost up this commander with enchantments. I just created a deck for the same commander, but I selected Instants instead of Enchantments. Enchantments have better support in Green, but Instant are more powerful without any support. However this Green Enchantment deck has a really unique atmosphere, so thank you for building it. Some (obvious) ideas which might worth consideration: Ramp Traverse the Outlands , always good creature it can be a wincon and hydra as well Chameleon Colossus , good removal creature Polukranos, World Eater , best protection in Green Asceticism , good card drawer Colossal Majesty , and the best flying creature removal Whiptongue Hydra and finally an ugly creature which is a hydra and a potential wincon Phyrexian Hydra . I hope you can use some of these cards. :-)

komimatt on Hapatra infects

2 months ago

For budget friendly version replace the Blightsteel Colossus with a Phyrexian Hydra

mal099 on "Nascent Delirium"

8 months ago

Have you thought about maybe using cards with Infect? Not for any specific mechanical reason (although with all those low-power high-defense creatures, it might actually be a good way to eventually get rid of strong enemy creatures), but more because poison and spiders really fit well together from a flavor perspective? Also, there's already a spider with that, Blightwidow , and Phyrexian Hydra really already looks like a spider anyway, if you're willing to ignore that it technically doesn't have the creature type or reach. Phyresis or Tainted Strike might also be cool, again both for flavor reasons and because it gives your creatures an easier way to kill.

I feel like you're also not doing enough with your graveyard, given how many cards you put in there. The only idea I had was Threshold, but there's not much that fits the theme of the deck. Maybe Rancid Earth or Toxic Stench ?

Hamroids on

8 months ago

Love the synergy between Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Phyrexian Hydra there. You seem pretty low on land though, especially with not having many manarocks or instants/sorceries with library searching like Cultivate . Your curve is pretty low, but even considering that I might recommend at least Evolution Charm for the versatility, but probably even others like Kodama's Reach or Lay of the Land . I do love all the proliferation, too. Even just a couple counters can add up to deadly with repeating effects like your contagion clasp/engine!

Promotheus on BG -1/-1 Counters

11 months ago

You should definitely play some infect cards like Glistener Elf, Phyrexian Hydra and Plague Stinger. Also, when the Blowfly Infestation, Crumbling Ashes, Necroskitter combo pulls up, you're hard to stop. Try to get more of them.

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