The most obnoxious Kalonian Hydra deck I could think of for this summer’s Standard. Probably not worth taking to a Constructed GP, but the Magical Christmasland scenarios of this deck are without equal.

The objective is to stall the game until you can untap with Hydra, swing, and copy the doubling trigger with Resonator. While waiting for the Hydra to land, Strionic Resonator turns Elvish Visionary into a Mulldrifter, Borderland Ranger into a Power Ranger, and gives kicker to every spell you cast when Primeval Bounty is out.

To be fair, what will probably happen is that Hydra dies to Doom Blade and the whole plan goes up in flames. But I’m taking this to Friday Night Magic just to go 1 win / 3 losses and see the face of the “1” guy.

Kids: This deck is expensive but you can easily swap out the money mythics with cheaper cards. See below in the comments.

4 Arbor Elf
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Voice of Resurgence
4 Borderland Ranger
4 Kalonian Hydra

OTHER (12)
4 Strionic Resonator
4 Oblivion Ring
4 Primeval Bounty

LAND (24)
8 Forest
4 Plains
4 Temple Garden
4 Sunpetal Grove
2 Selesnya Guildgate
2 Gavony Township

2 Responses to “HAIL HYDRA”

  1. Raven Knives says:

    Very expensive indeed but yeah, I’d like to see someone lose to this Hydra who insists on the “doom blade” argument or “dies to removal” argument.

  2. Sixten says:

    You could make the deck a lot cheaper (but obviously weaker) by replacing the money mythics:

    Kalonian Hydra with Primordial Hydra or Vastwood Hydra
    Voice of Resurgence with Gatecreeper Vine
    Primeval Bounty with Increasing Savagery or Soul of the Harvest

    It might even be more appropriate to not have money mythics considering this is a Super Timmy casual thing.

    And in case you were curious, I did experiment with variants of this deck that used Evolve creatures like Experiment One and Gyre Sage. Unfortunately, the ramp was not as reliable.

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