Hero's Path - Face the Hydra

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Hero's Path - Face the Hydra (FtH)
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FaceTheHydra.png
Type PvE Standard PvE Standard
Rewards Progression rewards Progression
Entry fee 15 Mana Crystals
Nodes 2 (x3 sub-nodes)
Charges 3 initial charges
6 maximum charges
8h recharge time
Specials Permanent support  Perma-support in play
Ongoing special rules  Special rules affect play
Card XP gain 20 XP (all wins on a node)
Introduced Theros Beyond Death THB · Mar 2020 · v4.1
Portal:Events   (Infobox · Data)

Overview

Hero's Path - Face the Hydra is a PvE Standard event introduced in March 2020, soon after the release of the Theros Beyond Death card set.

The event has an entry fee of 15 Mana Crystals.

The enemy decks consist of special hydra-themed cards. These cards are based on Magic: the Gathering's Face the Hydra challenge deck, and are not obtainable by players.

Special rules

FtH-FacetheHydra.png Permanent support Permanent support: Face the Hydra  Green
Side: Enemy
  • When a Hydra creature is destroyed: The first Hydra creature in that player's hand gains half of its mana.
  • At the end of your turn: If you don't control a Hydra card, lose 10 life. Otherwise, draw a card. Then, deal X damage to your opponent's Planeswalker. X is the number of Hydra creatures and Hydra reinforcements you control, up to 10.

At the beginning of a battle, the player is shown four of the following Hero supports at random. They choose one of those four to start play on their side.

FtH-TheAvenger.png Permanent support Starting support (3 shield): The Avenger  Colorless
Side: Player
  • ResilientResilient
  • When you match this support's gem: Your first creature gains DeathtouchDeathtouch until end of turn.
FtH-TheHarvester.png Permanent support Starting support (3 shield): The Harvester  Colorless
Side: Player
  • ResilientResilient
  • When you match this support's gem: Discard a card, then draw 2 cards.
FtH-TheHunter.png Permanent support Starting support (3 shield): The Hunter  Colorless
Side: Player
  • ResilientResilient
  • When you match this support's gem: Your first creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn.
FtH-ThePhilosopher.png Permanent support Starting support (3 shield): The Philosopher  Colorless
Side: Player
  • ResilientResilient
  • When you match this support's gem: Disable the first opposing creature until end of turn.
FtH-TheProtector.png Permanent support Starting support (3 shield): The Protector  Colorless
Side: Player
FtH-TheSlayer.png Permanent support Starting support (4 shield): The Slayer  Colorless
Side: Player
When this support is destroyed: Gain 20 life.
FtH-TheWarrior.png Permanent support Starting support (4 shield): The Warrior  Colorless
Side: Player

Nodes

Node 1

1.1 Offspring Deadlock

Offspring Deadlock Offspring Deadlock
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
15 85 +0 -2 -1 +0 +3 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Grow Head  9  Reinforce your first Hydra creature.
Objectives Reward
Win the fight!  Win the fight against your opponent.
5Ribbons · 200 Mana Runes
Grounded:  Win without Summoning creatures with FlyingFlying.
3Ribbons
Mankind:  Cast 3 or more Creatures with the following subtype: Human.
2Ribbons
Card name Type Cost Color Rarity Set
Hydra Head Missing card data
Disorienting Glower Missing card data
Unified Lunge Missing card data

1.2 Young Hydra Dilemma

Young Hydra Dilemma Young Hydra Dilemma
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
30 105 +4 -2 -2 +1 +4 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Grow Head  9  Reinforce your first Hydra creature.
Skin Regeneration 15 Gain X life. X is the number of Hydra creatures and Hydra reinforcements you control.
Objectives Reward
Win the fight!  Win the fight against your opponent.
5Ribbons · 200 Mana Runes
Ambush:  Summon 3 or more Creatures during a single turn.
3Ribbons
Meek:  Cast 3 or more creatures with toughness 3 or less.
2Ribbons
Card name Type Cost Color Rarity Set
Ravenous Brute Head Missing card data
Hydra Head Missing card data
Unified Lunge Missing card data
Swallow the Hero Whole Missing card data
Disorienting Glower Missing card data

1.3 Champions' Bane

Champions' Bane Champions' Bane
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
50 141 +2 -1 -2 +2 +5 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Grow Head  9  Reinforce your first Hydra creature.
Coordinated Bite 15 Your creatures gain BerserkerBerserker and Double StrikeDouble Strike until end of turn.
Objectives Reward
Win the fight!  Win the fight against your opponent.
5Ribbons · 200 Mana Runes
Enraged:  Deal 20 or more total damage to creatures during a single fight.
3Ribbons
Pauper:  Win with only Common and Uncommon Cards.
2Ribbons
Card name Type Cost Color Rarity Set
Hydra Head Missing card data
Ravenous Brute Head Missing card data
Shrieking Titan Head Missing card data
Disorienting Glower Missing card data
Swallow the Hero Whole Missing card data
Torn Between Heads Missing card data
Unified Lunge Missing card data

Node 2

2.1 Giant Hydra Crisis

Giant Hydra Crisis Giant Hydra Crisis
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
70 173 +0 +0 +2 +3 +5 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Skin Regeneration  9  Gain X life. X is the number of Hydra creatures and Hydra reinforcements you control, up to 12.
Grown From the Stump 15 Fetch the first 2 different Hydra cards from your library. Those cards gain half of their mana.
Objectives Reward
Win the fight!  Win the fight against your opponent.
10Ribbons · 200 Mana Runes
Tombstone:  Have 20 or more cards in your graveyard during a single fight.
3Ribbons
Striker:  Deal 25 or more damage during a single turn.
2Ribbons
Card name Type Cost Color Rarity Set
Hydra Head Missing card data
Ravenous Brute Head Missing card data
Shrieking Titan Head Missing card data
Snapping Fang Head Missing card data
Disorienting Glower Missing card data
Hydra's Impenetrable Hide Missing card data
Strike the Weak Spot Missing card data
Swallow the Hero Whole Missing card data
Torn Between Heads Missing card data
Unified Lunge Missing card data

2.2 Ancient Hydra Showdown

Ancient Hydra Showdown Ancient Hydra Showdown
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
100 221 +3 +1 +1 +0 +6 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Grown From the Stump  9  Fetch the first 2 different Hydra cards from your Library. Those cards gain half their mana.
Nessian Rage 15 Destroy all non-Hydra creatures. Gain 18 life.
Objectives Reward
Win the fight!  Win the fight against your opponent.
10Ribbons · 200 Mana Runes
Researcher:  Draw 15 or more cards during a single fight.
3Ribbons
Spellsmith:  Cast 5 or more enchantments during a single fight.
2Ribbons
Card name Type Cost Color Rarity Set
Ravenous Brute Head Missing card data
Shrieking Titan Head Missing card data
Snapping Titan Head Missing card data
Disorienting Glower Missing card data
Distract the Hydra Missing card data
Grown from the Stump Missing card data
Hydra's Impenetrable Hide Missing card data
Neck Tangle Missing card data
Strike the Weak Spot Missing card data
Torn Between Heads Missing card data

2.3 Elder Hydra Catastrophe

Elder Hydra Catastrophe Elder Hydra Catastrophe
Green
Level HP White mana bonus Blue mana bonus Black mana bonus Red mana bonus Green mana bonus Loyalty bonus
140 285 +4 +1 +1 +4 +6 +0
Abilities Loyalty cost Effect
Grown From the Stump  9  Fetch the first 3 different Hydra cards from your Library. Those cards gain half their mana.
Coordinated Bite 15 Reinforce your first Hydra creature. Your creatures gain BerserkerBerserker and Double StrikeDouble Strike until the end of turn.
Nessian Rage 21 Destroy all non-Hydra creatures. Gain 18 life.
Objectives Reward
Win the fight!  Win the fight against your opponent.
10Ribbons · 200 Mana Runes
Peasant:  Win with only Common, Uncommon, and Rare Cards.
3Ribbons
Mightstone:  Cast 4 or more creatures with power 5 or more.
2Ribbons
Card name Type Cost Color Rarity Set
Savage Vigor Head Missing card data
Shrieking Titan Head Missing card data
Snapping Fang Head Missing card data
Disorienting Glower Missing card data
Distract the Hydra Missing card data
Grown from the Stump Missing card data
Hydra's Impenetrable Hide Missing card data
Neck Tangle Missing card data
Noxious Hydra Breath Missing card data
Strike the Weak Spot Missing card data

Rewards

Progression rewards Progression rewards (Mar 26 2020)
Ribbons Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
10 1,500 Mana Runes 2,000 Mana Runes 2,500 Mana Runes 3,000 Mana Runes
20 2 Mana Jewels 5 Mana Jewels 10 Mana Jewels 10 Mana Jewels
30 THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack
45 15 Mana Crystals 20 Mana Crystals 25 Mana Crystals 30 Mana Crystals
60 THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack
75 20 Mana Crystals 25 Mana Crystals 30 Mana Crystals 35 Mana Crystals
90 THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack
105 5 Mana Jewels 10 Mana Jewels 15 Mana Jewels 20 Mana Jewels
110 2,000 Mana Runes 2,500 Mana Runes 3,000 Mana Runes 3,500 Mana Runes
130 2,500 Mana Runes 3,000 Mana Runes 3,500 Mana Runes 4,000 Mana Runes
150 THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack THB Booster Pack
180 5 Mana Jewels 10 Mana Jewels 15 Mana Jewels 20 Mana Jewels
Total Possible Points
Number of charges Possible points Time elapsed Time in UTC
Base Bonus Total
(Initial charges) 45 30 75 -START- 12:00 PM
4 60 40 100 +8 Hrs 8:00 PM
5 75 50 125 +16 Hrs 4:00 AM
(Max charges reached)* 90 60 150 +24 Hrs 12:00 PM
7 105 70 175 +32 Hrs 8:00 PM
8§ 120 80 200 +40 Hrs 4:00 AM
Event end 200 +46 Hrs 10:00 AM

* Maximum charges reached if you have not started playing yet.
§ 6 hours available to complete last charge.