Creature — Turtle Hydra
Steelbane Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Steelbane Hydra: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Steelbane Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year
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Steelbane Hydra Discussion
3 months ago
Cainhegis: I'll discuss each of those one by one.
Spark Double seems a bit underwhelming. It's just a clone that adds to it a way for Atraxa to buff it. It's not bad, but I feel not exceedingly good enough to make the cut. However, it should have made it to the list of evaluated and cut cards. I'll make sure to add it there.
Steelbane Hydra is a gem I definitely overlooked. I'll be looking hard for a place to fit it in.
Despark was considered and cut for better removal. It may have been cut in favor of Abrupt Decay back when this deck was leaning more high tier. It might actually go back into the 100 either with or over Abrupt Decay.
Walking Ballista recently graduated off of cut and onto "maybe." But it's in maybe just to garner more attention. It seems good, but also seems slow. Is a 10/10 that'll get targeted with removal and end up killing one other thing good enough? I just don't know.
Simic Manipulator was on the cut list, not sure why it isn't there anymore. But I do recall why it didn't make it into the 100. It's effect is kind of slow. It's getting between one and two +1/+1 counters put on it a turn, which doesn't feel impactful enough. It's not bad, just kind of slow. I'll add it back to the cut list.
Magistrate's Scepter was cut around the time Lux Cannon was cut, and which was also around the time all additional proliferate support was cut. The focus of the deck narrowed to +1/+1 counters, resulting in additional fun cards seeing the ax.
In order of what I would be more inclined to add, Steelbane Hydra is at the top of that list. Walking Ballista is already under re-review. Despark deserves more consideration. Spark Double, Simic Manipulator, and Magistrate's Scepter would need a strong argument to make me reconsider.
5 months ago
Here's a couple of my classic mono green stompy suggestions
WHAT THE GUY ABOVE ME SAID
Llanowar Tribe (combos with umbral mantle for huge llanowar tribe but not infinite mana)
in a deck like this it also may be worth it to invest in some protection for selvala, as well as getting haste on her to use that ability ASAP
6 months ago
6 months ago
Massacar and AT23, although these are all good suggestions, I don't think they are the best for the deck. Scence this deck generates so much mana, I feel that Steelbane Hydra is a better removal card. It is unlikely that my opponent will play anything that desperately needs to be removed in the first 3-4 turns, ant by then I am tapping for about 7 mana. Even if I play Steelbane Hydra for only 4, My opponents will hesitate to play any enchantments. As an added bonus, I can pump it up with Leyline of Abundance for basically infinite removal. As for Carnage Tyrant, I am not sure how much better it is with how I currently use the deck. Gigantosaurus is mainly used for either it's devotion to green and sacing for card draw, and I usually attack with a pumped up hydra with a Declare Dominance. Carnage Tyrant will definitely go in the sideboard though, for if gigantosaurus keeps getting removed or countered.
7 months ago
Hey Riot Runner,
Because I also Already own Rhonas the Indomitable i will try to find a slot for him.
All theses recomdations are very good, thanks a lot.
7 months ago
You could cut some of the less exciting hydras such as Capricopian, and Feral Hydra. Capricopian ability is actually a downside if you are trying to kill the bothersome opponent. Feral is just wanting. Recommended Stonecoil Serpent or Voracious Hydra, or Steelbane Hydra.
Last few recs would be Demonic Consultation with Thassa's Oracle and Ertai's Meddling. Demonic is instant speed, card to hand. So, if everyone is tapped out it can be a hail mary (rather than a combo piece) for one of the infinite mana enchantments. Ertai's meddling is a great counter and it gets you a hydra.
9 months ago
Looks Good! Some new cards from Ikoria: Layer of Behemoths might suit you well. I particularly like The Ozolith, Nesting Grounds, and Luminous Broodmoth. Other cards you might like include Glen Elendra Archmage (who you can basically infinitely counter target spells if you have Master Biomancer or Bloodspore Thrinax with counters), Karn's Bastion, Sage of Fables for card draw, Sporeback Troll for protection, Death's Presence for counters upon creature death, Steelbane Hydra for targetted removal, and Bramblewood Paragon for trample.