Quote from ryansaxe »Rank the following:
1. Wolfir Silverheart, Kalonian Hydra, Verdurous Gearhulk
2. Rancor, Blossoming Defense, Berserk
Gearhulk > Silverheat >= Kalonian Hydra
Rancor > Blossoming Defense > Berserk, for agressive strategies... But if you don't run green agro I think blossoming defense is the best.
Silverheart is better in decks with evasive creatures, and kalonian hydra is better as a standalone threat when ramped into. IE in Mono G I'd rather have Hydra, but in simic I'd rather have silverheart.
I like silverheart a bit better because it blocks better against creature decks, and cannot be killed by red. Against removal heavy decks, they both are pretty atrocious. The only situation Hydra is clearly better is against green mirrors and white agro when your deck has zero evasion.