Steelbane Hydra

Steelbane 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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Not legal in any format

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Steelbane Hydra Discussion

ahug_from_apug on zaxara the exemplary (budget-ish deck)

2 months ago

yeah your right I'm going to replace Elementalist's Palette with Pir's Whim for now I'm just going to have Steelbane Hydra in maybe board because i don't know what else to take out from my deck.

ZEMOtheSinner on zaxara the exemplary (budget-ish deck)

2 months ago

That's true, but a not very good one in my opinion.
Pir's Whim does not target enchantments and artifact. You will never get rid of the most insidious ones if your opponents control more than one.
As removals, i would consider the classics ( Beast Within , Force of Vigor , Nature's Claim , Krosan Grip ...) and for your specific deck, Steelbane Hydra would certainly perform well.

d_greene on Atraxa +1/+1 counters

7 months ago

KibaAlpha: Primal Empathy is just too slow. :(


Cainhegis: I'll discuss each of those one by one.

  • Forgotten Ancient & Master Biomancer are both in the 100. You must have overlooked them.

  • 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.

GenericToaster on Selvala, Mama Hydra

9 months ago

Here's a couple of my classic mono green stompy suggestions

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx

Nyx Lotus

WHAT THE GUY ABOVE ME SAID

Karametra's Acolyte (combos with Umbral Mantle)

Llanowar Tribe (combos with umbral mantle for huge llanowar tribe but not infinite mana)

Steelbane Hydra

Walking Ballista

Hangarback Walker

Shamanic Revelation

Omnath, Locus of 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

Lightning Greaves

Swiftfoot Boots

mschaefer241 on Wait, why did you just pick up your entire deck?

10 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.

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