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Feral Hydra
Shards of Alara

Reviewed November 20, 2008

Constructed: 1.90
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.33

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Feral Hydra
The "creature that starts off small and cheap and gets big and scary" has a venerable history in Magic; Quirion Dryad, Vinelasher Kudzu, and Tarmogoyf have all seen competitive play for their explosive potential. Feral Hydra is a little different in that it requires investment specifically in it, whereas the previous three allow you to do other things as well. As such, it's a little less efficient than the others, but has plenty of applications; I would give it a try in at least block constructed, anywhere you expect to have a lot of mana. It might be fun for that deck of yours that combines Mana Flare and Gauntlet of Power, too.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5

Wednesday 11-19-08

Feral Hydra


Constructed: Make a big creature and watch it get Terror or bounce. Not cool.


Casual: Make a big creature and watch it get Terror or bounce. Not cool.


Limited: Make a big creature and watch it get chump block or something else weird might happen to it. But seriously. It could be a good solid creature for you can play it early or late for something bigger. If they do not deal with it it could get out of control.


Overall a okay creature, that can slowly get bigger over time if you want it to. Good for 2-Headed Gaint.


Constructed: 2

Casual: 3

Limited: 3




BeJose Feral Hydra  

Limited bomb. If this didn't have the ability to add more counters its would sub-par to average, however with the ability it becomes quite powerful. The flexible X cost allows you to play it early for some damage or late game as a giant beater. Regardless of when you play it the ability to soak up any excess mana (in lots of 3's) is quite nice and what makes it really potent. In constructed it doesn't really have that much of place asthere isn't going to be very many times when your going to have that much spare mana lying around to use.
Constructed: 1.5/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 4/5

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