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Mistcutter Hydra
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 Mistcutter Hydra
- Theros

Reviewed October 2, 2013

Constructed: 3.67
Casual: 3.67
Limited: 3.88
Multiplayer: 3.67

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Mistcutter Hydra

In the original Greek myths, there was only one hydra, but in Dungeons and Dragons and its descendants (including Magic), hydras are a species. You'd need an army of heroes like Hercules to make a stand, but there is no way to have such an army. Players of green decks will forever be grateful for that, as Mistcutter Hydra is one of the most powerful weapons they've gotten recently. And yes, I know it's technically never going to be "efficient," barring some kind of Heartbeat of Spring shenanigans or maybe Satyr Hedonist. To me, that "issue" is far outweighed by the fact that there are decks that can't stop it, at all, ever; and by the fact that there are ways to add or multiply +1/+1 counters in almost every set, ever. Play early and often.
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Mistcutter Hydra which is a Green and X for a
0/0 that comes into play with X +1/+1 counters, can't be countered, has protection from Blue, and Haste.  This is a decent creature, even against other colors, as a flexible option for whatever mana is available and getting Haste to take advantage of an opening.  It can be bounced to hand and replayed with more mana without missing an attack, which could be a deck concept.  Facing Blue it excels and is a serious threat, which should make this a frequent inclusion in any mana acceleration builds either in the maindeck or at least the sidedeck.
In Limited this is a very powerful card if played late and is still viable early if needed, though the lack of Trample or other effects leaves the flexibility as the main benefit.  Against Blue players it is a dominating threat and very difficult to handle with a secondary color, which further increases the value in the format.  As a Haste threat that can enter play with whatever mana is available and only one Green for color dedication this is an easy first pick in Booster and automatic inclusion for any Green using deck in Sealed.
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

Skid Rambo

Mistcutter Hydra is one of the many new Hydras in the MTG library. Let me start off by saying any creature that cannot be countered is welcome in my home! Mistcutter Hydra also has protection from blue and haste! Mono-Blue decks will have a new enemy to fear. Let’s talk about Mistcutter Hydra versus other colors. Well to be honest it is just another creature against other colors, but it has haste. The haste factor makes this Hydra more than a sideboard card. Speed kills in Magic the Gathering. Mistcutter Hydra can provide that speed and it also works well with Battalion creatures and Kalonian Hydra. (Of course)
Constructed: 3/5           
Casual: 3/5       
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

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