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Bristling Hydra Bristling Hydra English

Creature — Hydra 4/3, 2GG (4)

When Bristling Hydra enters the battlefield, you get {e}{e}{e} (three energy counters).

Pay {e}{e}{e}: Put a +1/+1 counter on Bristling Hydra. It gains hexproof until end of turn.

Illus. Chris Rahn

Gatherer Card Rulings?, Legality?

  • 2/9/2017: {e} is the energy symbol. It represents one energy counter.
  • 2/9/2017: Energy counters are a kind of counter that a player may have. They're not associated with specific permanents. (Other kinds of counters that players may have include poison and experience.)
  • 2/9/2017: Keep careful track of how many energy counters each player has. You may do so by keeping a running count on paper, by using a die, or by any other clear and mutually agreeable method.
  • 2/9/2017: If an effect says you get one or more {e}, you get that many energy counters. To pay one or more {e}, you lose that many energy counters. Any effects that interact with counters a player gets, has, or loses can interact with energy counters.
  • 2/9/2017: Energy counters aren't mana. They don't go away as steps, phases, and turns end, and effects that add mana “of any type” to your mana pool can't give you energy counters.
  • 2/9/2017: You can't pay more energy counters than you have.
#147 (Chris Rahn)

English Kaladesh (Rare)

German Borstige Hydra
French Hydre hérissée
Italian Idra Irsuta
Spanish Hidra encrespada
Portuguese Hidra Eriçada
Japanese 逆毛ハイドラ
Simplified Chinese 棘毛多头龙
Russian Щетинистая Гидра
Traditional Chinese 棘毛多頭龍
Korean 성난 히드라

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