Polukranos, World Eater
Legendary Creature — Hydra
: Monstrosity X. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put X +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Polukranos, World Eater becomes monstrous, it deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures your opponents control. Each of those creatures deals damage equal to its power to Polukranos.
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|Theros (THS)||Mythic Rare|
|Duel Decks: Heroes vs. Monsters (DDL)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Polukranos, World Eater occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%
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Polukranos, World Eater Discussion
1 week ago
Suggestions: Buffing green, ramp payoffs, some boardwipes and tokens. -Nylea's Forerunner, +Polukranos, World Eater // -Renata, Called to the Hunt, +Witchstalker // -Tishana's Wayfinder, +Prowling Serpopard // -Vigorspore Wurm, +Gaea's Revenge // -Vorstclaw, +Genesis Hydra // -Hurricane, +Elvish Mystic // -Khalni Heart Expedition, +Utopia Sprawl // -Aerial Assault, +Banishing Light // -Wild Griffin, +Cleansing Nova // -Light of the Legion, +Raise the Alarm // -Cloud Crusader, +Midnight Haunting // -Frilled Mystic, +Hydroid Krasis // -Conclave Cavalier, +Camaraderie // -Sumala Woodshaper, +March of the Multitudes // -Worldsoul Colossus, +Selesnya Charm // -Samut's Sprint, +Sweltering Suns // Lockets out, signets in.
4 weeks ago
Karametra, God of Harvests is a good addition to this deck. You should perhaps also consider one of the Nylea cards as well. Managorger Hydra, Polukranos, World Eater are two worthy considerations; Greek mythology plus Renata's counter ability. Archon of Sun's Grace should also be in this deck. Daxos, Blessed by the Sun works well with your tokens. Season of Growth may also be of use to you. Destiny Spinner should also be considered. The First Iroan Games may also be worthy to consider. Sol Ring is a must in Commander (unfortunately). Setessan Champion is must. Bronzehide Lion is a creature and eventually an Aura. Staggering Insight is useful here too.
1 month ago
Hmmm ... I think Nemesis of Mortals and Polukranos, World Eater would be a better fit than Nessian Asp and possibly Arbor Colossus . Voracious Hydra would also be a nice fit for your deck. Hope this helps.
2 months ago
Given how you have several ways into infinite mana, maybe some other ways to dump that mana into alternate wincons? Helix Pinnacle , Helm of Obedience , Polukranos, World Eater , Waker of the Wilds , and Whetwheel come to mind.
3 months ago
Your opponent should have used Swords to Plowshares after your Pulukranos ETBed, but before moving to the Declare Blockers Step.
Here's a brief outline of how it works out.
During the Declare Attackers Step, your opponent will first declare Marchesa as an attacker. After going through the steps to declare her as an attacker (R. 508.1 and subparts), your opponent, as the active player, gets priority (R. 508.2).
Your opponent did nothing and passed priority to you. You activate Vivien's Arkbow . You pass priority back to your opponent, who passes, so the ability will resolve. Polukranos, World Eater is put onto the battlefield.
Because an ability just resolved, priority passes back to the active player--in this case your opponent. They would now have the option to cast Swords to Plowshares , targeting your Polukranos. At this time, we are still in the Declare Attackers step--nothing has been declared as a blocker.
Once all players have passed priority and the stack is empty, you will move onto the Declare Blockers step. If Polukranos has been removed, you will not be able to declare it as a blocker; if Polukranos has not been removed, it is too late to cast a removal spell before blockers are declared.
In your case, Polukranos was not removed, so could be declared as a blocker. After being declared as a blocker, the Declare Blockers Step has a round of priority--this is when your opponent cast their Swords to Plowshares . At that point, your Polukranos was removed, but it did not change the fact that Marchesa was already blocked.
3 months ago
Sorry in advance if this is a somewhat stupid question, I'm overdue for a full recap of basic rules, especially in combat.
My opponent attacks me with Queen Marchesa (long may she reign). I then activate Vivien's Arkbow and from the cards I see choose to place Polukranos, World Eater onto the battlefield. I declare Polukranos as a blocker. My opponent then decides to use Swords to Plowshares targeting my Polukranos.
I reminded him that since it was already declared as a blocker, Marchesa would still be blocked and I would just gain life from Swords. So he asks me if he could have used Swords at any point after Polukranos entered but before he was declared as a blocker. I honestly wasn't sure. Was there a way this could have worked out so Marchesa got combat damage through?
3 months ago
I also adore hydras and I am certainly aiming to shift this deck more in favour of them!
Now that you've brought up Rhythm of the Wild I'm super hyped to slot it in, the haste in particular is spicy with huge hydras but the flexibility that it offers is key to its awesomeness too.
Hungering Hydra , Primordial Hydra , Kalonian Hydra , Rock Hydra and Polukranos, World Eater fit the deck amazingly as well and I'm genuinely just going to slot them in right now. Managorger Hydra as well is an excellent early game drop that can get really insane if your opponent's ignore it so I'll bring it in as well.
Ferocity of the Wilds also fits the deck really well, but I think I'll pop it in the maybeboard, simply because I've run out of room for it! Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Sarkhan the Masterless are also super interesting planeswalkers that I'll be sure to test thoroughly!
Thanks for the comment legend!
3 months ago
Unbound Flourishing is a really good enchantment for this deck, especially regarding your X cost spells. Rhythm of the Wild and Ferocity of the Wilds will help your Hydras beat your opponent's face in even harder. Managorger Hydra , Hydra Omnivore , Polukranos, World Eater , Tibalt, Rakish Instigator and Sarkhan the Masterless are also good additions to the deck. Hungering Hydra , Primordial Hydra and Kalonian Hydra are also good Hydras for this deck. Rock Hydra should also be in here.
I love Hydras and I hope you take these into consideration!