Creature — Hydra
Ulvenwald Hydra's power and toughness are each equal to the number of lands you control.
When Ulvenwald Hydra enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ulvenwald Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year
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Ulvenwald Hydra Discussion
6 days ago
I really like this build. There are some ideas for cards you might try out:
Sylvan Advocate: Is a very powerful anthem with Ashaya.
Tireless Tracker: Great Landfall trigger, and an insane draw engine here.
Ulvenwald Hydra: Will be veeery Big here.
1 week ago
+1 my dude! @your reddit post,
More lands imo. Also more big ramp... seems like Vorinclex is a big target for removal, so ramping up to 15+ mana a turn seems like the way to go.
I think the biggest problem is that you're splitting themes and trying to jam infect. A lot of seemingly powerful cards don't have synergy with the rest of the deck. Only ~12 cards directly create +1/+1 counters. So (eg.) Hardened Scales really does nothing.
...Cut incidental Infect:
-1Phyrexian Swarmlord... I love this card but, even when you're all in on infect it isn't that good...
(I think the other infect cards with 5+ power as soft, 2-card combos with your commmander are viable).
...Cut fatties with no evasion:
-1Rampaging Baloths... incidental 4/4s aren't worthwhile
-1Ulvenwald Hydra... no synergy
2 months ago
3 months ago
Thanks ScionLocke :),
I like Ashaya, Soul of the Wild, but I will not be adding it in this deck. First off, you will need to have landfall cards in play for the second ability to be worthwhile, which is not always going to be the case. Second, you will then need to have a lot of creature spells to get value out of it, while here my creature count is quite low. So just getting more lands into play is probably a better way to go here instead of turning creatures into lands. Sure, it does also turn your creatures into dorks, but that's not really an effect I'm looking to get. I think Ashaya is more at home in landfall decks that also play a lot of creatures and/or focuses on bouncing and replaying creatures (like landfall-centered Karametra, God of Harvests builds). If tokens would also become forests, it would be a different story (but then the card would probably be broken). In low-creature landfall decks, I think Ulvenwald Hydra, or maybe even Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar have more useful upsides compared to Ashaya.
Hope this made sense :). Thanks for following the list for so long! I appreciate the support.
4 months ago
FRICK THOUGHT OF MORE:
Magus of the Candelabra (easy combo, all you need is any effect that taps for like a few more mana), Illusionist's Bracers with Arbor Elf or a bunch of other untappers. Nissa, Vital Force and Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip are value from top to bottom.
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger doubles your creature mana too now, and was pretty decent before at least ;)
6 months ago
7 months ago
Pretty excited for the Ulvenwald Hydra reprint. Probably going to be seeing it a lot in MTGArena in Sultai ramp decks, but luckily i'm never in diamond, plat, or mythic, so I'm going to terrorize silver and gold with it as well as Oracle of Mul Daya.
7 months ago
Hey, good start for a causal version of Yarok :)
How are you winning the game with Yarok? Even casual decks need a way to win the game. You may be playing a causal deck, but you're also playing many noncasual cards. I ask this because you should build the rest of your deck around how you want to win. One way is with infinite mana to infinite blink Agent of Treachery to gain control of all your opponents permanents. I suggest this way because Agent is an amazing card to abuse with Yarok and blink.
The main enabler for this is Deadeye Navigator who can blink the creature it's soulbound too. Peregrine Drake soulbound to Deadeye is the enabler to make infinite mana by infinite blinking Drake to tap and untap your lands. When you have infinite mana you can soulbound Deadeye to a win condition creature in this case Agent and then infinite blink Agent.
If you add Deadeye then it's safe to say that you should build the rest of your deck around Deadeye and Agent because they're how you win. Deadeye has interaction with many other creatures not just Agent because it's a repeatable source of blink for the soulbound creature. If you're interested in learning about this combo then I can explain it in more detail in another comment. Would you like to know more?
25 cards that are 5 CMC or higher is a lot. This many is making the avg. CMC of your deck very high at 4.2 meaning that the avg. mana cost of the cards in your deck is four mana. You risk not being able to cast a single card until you have four or more mana which could be all game if you get land screwed. An improvement would be to streamline these 24 cards down to 10 or less to start. Yarok is the five drop you want to cast more than the rest which is something to keep in mind when choosing which ones and the number of other five drops to play.
The best high CMC cards here are: Yarok, Agent of Treachery, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tooth and Nail, Sepulchral Primordial, Diluvian Primordial, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Sire of Stagnation, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Mulldrifter, Conjurer's Closet. All the rest not named could theoretically be cut. If you add Deadeye and Drake then they could replace Nixilis and Stagnation.
Further streamlined example: Yarok, Agent of Treachery, Deadeye Navigator, Peregrine Drake, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tooth and Nail, Mulldrifter. All these cards can help to assemble Deadeye/Drake and then Deadeye/Agent as the win condition. Mulldrifter can soulbound with Deadeye for infinite blink to draw into your deck until you can assemble the combos with protection.
Some cards to consider cutting:
- Siren's Ruse: worst blink spell, at two mana to blink only one creature and there's only one Pirate.
- Illusionist's Stratagem: four mana is a lot to only potentially use this spell once.
- Casualties of War: six mana difficult mana cost and a sorcery is in my opinion not worth it.
- Deathsprout: four mana and it's difficult casting cost is not worth what you get.
- Gilded Lotus: can do better than five mana ramp.
- Ulvenwald Hydra: have lower CMC creatures who can get lands and you don't have a specific very powerful land to tutor for.
- Duplicant: this conflicts with lots of other cards here since it exiles opponents creatures. Do you want to exile them or gain control of them?
- Hornet Queen: Myr Battlesphere is more of a threat with the tokens it creates and you could even cut Battlesphere.
- Memorial to Folly
- Villainous Wealth: I would only include it if you also include the infinite mana combo with Deadeye/Drake then infinite blink of Eternal Witness can be infinite casts/recur Wealth which can be a win condition.
- Rishkar's Expertise: six mana draw, you can get more repeatable draw from other lower CMC sources.
- Nekrataal and Shriekmaw: not needed because you have Ravenous Chupacabra, no restrictions on what opponent creature you can destroy.
- Golgari Findbroker: not needed because you have Witness.
- Sower of Temptation: have better creatures that can gain control of opponents creature.
- Entomber Exarch
- Torrential Gearhulk
- Meteor Golem
I have other some suggestions of cards to add which I can make in another comment. Would you like more suggestions?
Good luck with your deck.