Zaxara, the Exemplary {1}{B}{G}{U}

Legendary Creature — Nightmare Hydra

Deathtouch

{T}: Add two mana of any one color.

Whenever you cast a spell with {X} in its mana cost, create a 0/0 green Hydra creature token, then put X +1/+1 counters on it.

2/3

Illustrated by Simon Dominic

Standard
Brawl
Pioneer
Historic
Modern
Pauper
Legacy
Penny
Vintage
Commander
Notes and Rules Information for Zaxara, the Exemplary:
  • The value of X in Zaxara’s last ability is the value of X of the spell you cast. (2020-04-17)
  • If the spell you cast has {X}{X} in its mana cost, the token gets only X counters, not twice X. (2020-04-17)
  • The Hydra token enters the battlefield as a 0/0 creature. Any abilities that modify or trigger on this event apply. After the token is on the battlefield but before any player can take actions, +1/+1 counters are put onto the token. (2020-04-17)
  • If X is 0, the 0/0 Hydra token will die immediately after the ability’s done resolving unless something else is raising its toughness. (2020-04-17)
  • If an effect, such as that of Parallel Lives, causes Zaxara’s ability to create multiple Hydra tokens, they each receive X +1/+1 counters. (2020-04-17)