Ulvenwald Hydra

Ulvenwald Hydra

Creature — Hydra

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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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Format Legality
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Historic Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Gladiator Legal
Arena Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal

Ulvenwald Hydra occurrence in decks from the last year

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Ulvenwald Hydra Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on She Who Shall Not Be Named

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.

Zendikar Resurgent, Cryptolith Rite: If I understand this interaction properly, basically all of your creatures could tap for two mana of any colour with Ashaya out.

Tireless Tracker: Great Landfall trigger, and an insane draw engine here.

Ramunap Excavator: Redundancy for Ancient Greenwarden.

Ulvenwald Hydra: Will be veeery Big here.

Strangelove on The Voice of Hunger

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:

-1Viridian Corrupter, -1Spinebiter

-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:

-1Renata, Called to the Hunt... if you're interested in playing "go-wide + pump" this could be good, but not better than Bloodspore Thrinax

-1Rampaging Baloths... incidental 4/4s aren't worthwhile

-1Crowned Ceratok... +1Champion of Lambholt

-1Ulvenwald Hydra... no synergy

-1Primordial Hydra... +1Managorger Hydra

When choosing cards ask yourself: (1) Does it work with my commander? (2) Does it work with my theme? (3) Is it strong enough with no synergy to play 1v3? (eg. Rampant Growth, Sylvan Library, etc.)

Happy brewing!

steamcat on List of EDH Tutor Cards

2 months ago

In "Searches for Lands", lacks Elvish Reclaimer and Ulvenwald Hydra

Beebles on [Primer] Mina & Denn's Rampaging Roil | V-KHM

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.

SynergyBuild on Ashaya is REAALLLLLY good

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 ;)

Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar, Ulvenwald Hydra, Oran-Rief Hydra, Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer, Baru, Fist of Krosa, Sylvan Advocate, etc. all let you convert Ashaya's text into damage, and lots of it.

Deserted Temple is sorta an untapper now xD, and Hunting Wilds and Rude Awakening got a lot more powerful.

Vesuva and Thespian's Stage are now mono-green Clones

plakjekaas on Non Basic Fetches

6 months ago

Expedition Map (not on the battlefield, but it finds every land), Hour of Promise, Tempt with Discovery and Ulvenwald Hydra for example all are able to find any land out of your deck

0riginal on Jumpstart Spoilers

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.

multimedia on Yarok's ETB Team

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.

Some others:

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.

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