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At the pre-release today:

I play Primordial Hydra.
My opponent is not happy with that and plays Pacifism on it.
Primordial Hydra grows, and grows, and grows, while we have something of a standoff.

Finally I say: "I'm sick of waiting!", play Fungal Sprouting, and get 64 Saproling tokens!!!!

Next turn we have a dead opponent.
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (7/7/2012 9:59:41 AM)


The other day I played this with X being 8, an opponent pacifies this and everyone forgets about it. Until I drop my Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord and throw a 512/512 Hydra at everyone. Pacifist he may be, but when shot from a cannon at terminal velocity he still hurts!
Posted By: ElliotSternberg (12/1/2012 7:40:40 AM)


:/ This card is only rated a 3.8 ...... People are just not impressed with anything anymore...
Posted By: OttoT (2/13/2013 2:07:14 PM)


He could conceivably be played from the graveyard with Vigor Mortis if you have green mana. Also, @Priz, how do you plan on targeting him with Cloudshift unless you want to kill your own hydra?
Posted By: VirusVescichetta (9/15/2012 8:13:31 PM)


I don't care if it'll never be played. I loves me some Primordial Hydra. Glad to see it back. <3
Posted By: Sorinclex (7/6/2012 11:12:15 PM)


Combos SO well with Corpsejack Menace. Then you have things like Essence Harvest that just do the unthinkable.
Posted By: kaneofchaos (1/28/2013 6:25:43 PM)


As long as it stays on the board (then again, when is that not the case?) this card is a freaking game ender. It just gets bigger and bigger the longer it stays in play, and there are so many different ways to abuse that. I personally use it in a Ghave, Guru of Spores EDH deck for a near-infinite amount of +1/+1 counters for Ghave to munch on.

@GhostCounselor Nope nope nope, you are totally forgetting the trample rules. A trampling attacker only has to do lethal damage to a creature in order to carry over to the opponent/next blocker. So in the Reckoner's case, you deal 3 to it, it deals 3 to you, and the rest of the Hydra smacks your opponent in the face. I have no idea what silly rock you live under that you'd think someone had to do all the damage to the Reckoner. Even better, if someone gave the Hydra deathtouch, it would only have to deal ONE damage to the Reckoner, then the rest carries over, since 1 deathtouch damage is enough to kill the creature. ... (see all)
Posted By: endersblade (5/7/2013 8:49:55 PM)


So much fun if your opponent is really light on removal. Great lightning rod if they aren't. And if neither of those apply (somehow) and he's not getting anything accomplished, he makes an obvious choice to side out for something else. Not an auto-include, and not always a four-of, but effective if you approach it the right way and hilarious to use against new players that don't know how great spot removal is.
Posted By: SocialExperiment (7/9/2012 7:08:42 AM)


I love hydras as green's iconic creature, I really don't understand the complaints about them.
Posted By: DragonsRCool (7/5/2012 7:49:47 PM)



When it hits 10/10+ (trample) Boros Reckoner will probably be more minor annoyance than savior or notable deterrent.

This card is aggressively costed, combos simply in good or even scary ways, and can carry games on his back.

It has flaws - it may come in weak at 3-4 mana and will probably be overcosted for its mana cost in green. . .until your next upkeep at least, dies to normal removal, and is vulnerable to removal by flicker effects.

It also can't be brought directly from the graveyard to the battlefield, but in a deck built with that in mind that's a nice bonus against opponents seeking to turn your dead hydra against you.

Posted By: Stuflames (3/22/2013 8:20:52 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!