Creature — Hydra
Primordial Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
At the beginning of your upkeep, double the amount of +1/+1 counters on Primordial Hydra.
Primordial Hydra has trample as long as it has ten or more +1/+1 counters on it.
|Have (2)||Forkbeard , metalmagic|
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|Magic 2013 (M13)||Mythic Rare|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Primordial Hydra Discussion
1 week ago
Post reland slivo fetch and shock
Primordial Hydra > Farseek
Reyhan, Last of the Abzan > Nature's Lore
Arcane Sanctum > Arid Mesa
Darkwater Catacombs > Bloodstained Mire
Opulent Palace > Breeding Pool
Sandsteppe Citadel > Flooded Strand
Skycloud Expanse > Godless Shrine
Sungrass Prairie > Marsh Flats
Vivid Creek > Overgrown Tomb
Vivid Grove > Temple Garden
Vivid Marsh > Watery Grave
Vivid Meadow > Windswept Heath
1 month ago
3 months ago
3 months ago
The are a few reasons why I removed Primordial Hydra the first being that far too often I would pull it off of the top of my library when activating Golos, Tireless Pilgrim which means I cast him for 0 on "X".
Lastly, I feel like the deck does not interact with Primordial Hydra as well as other decks that abuse "X" costs do. It felt like I was trying to keep the hydra in the deck to stay on upkeep theme.
Now that I have Privileged Position in the deck, I can now better protect cards like Solitary Confinement, Form of the Dragon, and Paradox Haze which are all very big targets for removal for my opponents.
4 months ago
Hey, nice start with a high budget.
Sultai is the best color combination for ramp, tutors and draw in Commander. My advice with a $700+ budget is to take more advantage of these. There's nothing wrong with a few Hydras, but most of them are the lackluster cards in the deck. Zaxara being a four drop can benefit from more fast ramp especially one drop mana dorks.
Carpet of Flowers is powerful repeatable ramp in multiplayer Commander. Mystery Booster Card set version is down to $15.
More tutors and repeatable draw sources let you cut some subpar X spells instead tutor for and/or draw into the better spells. Mystic Remora and Rhystic Study are two of the best sources of repeatable draw in multiplayer Commander. More one drop mana dorks and Zaxara creates tokens is good as fodder for Diabolic Intent.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Kodama's Reach
- Primordial Hydra
- Protean Hydra
- Vastwood Hydra
- Gargos, Vicious Watcher
- Hungering Hydra
- Genesis Hydra
- Icy Blast
- Profane Command
- Overwhelming Stampede
Good luck with your deck.
6 months ago
Depends on your deck but when I drop Herald I always become target number one in my proliferate deck. I was running atrax but switched to bant proliferate to be different. Anyways I am not sure about the rest of your deck but when I drop creatures like Kalonian Hydra and Jenara, Asura of War Managorger HydraPrimordial Hydra hearld is 500 ties better than Abzan. Really comes down to deck but I prefer herald
Here's my deck if interested +1/+1 Counter/Proliferate
6 months ago
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6 months ago
Forgotten Ancient insanely good with Corpsejack Menace Primordial Hydra counters quadruple every turn Bioshift lets us put our 8 +1/+1 counters on another creature so it gets + 16/16 Then use Essence Harvest for the win