Creature — Insect
: Put a 1/1 green Insect creature token onto the battlefield.
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|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Rare|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Ant Queen occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Ant Queen Discussion
1 week ago
I don't think you have enough instant-speed stuff to justify Seedborn Muse. She's so strong though. Maybe if you added more mana sinks to help make use of her? Ant Queen-type effects, or Holistic Wisdom come to mind. (I LOVE Holistic Wisdom). Anything that you can dump all that mana into.
I feel the same way about Mirrorwing Dragon. You only have a few pieces that combo with it. On top of that, you can get the same effect with Zada, Hedron Grinder for less mana. I think it's a cool idea and could lead to some really explosive plays. I would just consider adding a few more pieces that can make use of it. Sublime Epiphany would be a good choice. Same with Heat Shimmer or Stolen Identity.
I think you can cut Darksteel Plate. It doesn't have much synergy with your deck, and it's very situational. Followed Footsteps is also pretty hard to get much value out of. Other than that, I think it's looking really tight, and it'll be hard to make more cuts (aside from maybe Clone Legion.)
2 months ago
Just giving it to you short, the main win condition is to generate infinite mana thanks to Worldgorger Dragon, draw my entire library with my commander when Anger is the graveyard to find Ant Queen, finally attacking my opponents with an army of tiny ants!!!
Even so, I think this deck may need some adjustments, preferably a secondary win-con in case my main goes horribly awry. Any mentioned upgrades instants or sorceries are welcomed.
4 months ago
I always pictured Champion of Lambholt mainly in a token deck, but with Ant Queen or Jade Mage my board would be unblockable pretty quick. I never realized the similarities between Zhur-Taa Druid and Klothys, God of Destiny.. that’s a change I will make for sure. Thanks
4 months ago
5 months ago
Check out Ant Queen , she is a beast in this deck. I also run a tricked out Ryhs deck.
5 months ago
Hmmm, there are a bit of things you can add in as I tried playtesting it earlier and it definitely feels a bit clunky. Your goal is to make a lot of tokens and use them to kill people. You should focus more on value cards like i.e.
- Arasta of the Endless Web
- Ant Queen
- Bloodline Keeper Flip
- Dragonlair Spider
- Mardu Strike Leader
- Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter
- Rampaging Baloths
- Artifact Mutation
- Tempt with Vengeance
Just to make some tokens while you are idle. And some kill effects like Triumph of the Hordes or effects like those. What is the main goal you want to do?
6 months ago
I'm uncertain if we'll ever see a functional reprint of Doubling Season due to its interactions with Planeswalkers and certain other cards that utilizes counters to perform something powerful, like Magistrate's Scepter.
Since Doubling Season, we've seen many similar effects, toned down; Corpsejack Menace Anointed Procession Parallel Lives. Keeping the almost functional reprint that benefits everyone at the table for last; Primal Vigor, that only doubles +1/+1 counters. I think Primal's printing pretty much shows that Wizards are rightfully scared of the interaction between doubling counters and non +1/+1 counters.
Putting the effect on a creature at higher cost makes it harder to naturally cast and since it's a creature, more colors can better interact with it. However as it is a creature, it's also a lot easier to Reanimate it and otherwise cheat it out.
I could totally believe it could see print if you turned the doubling of counters into only doubling +1/+1 counters, but I guess that's not exactly all you're interested in making.
I think the activated abilities are appropriately costed. Ant Queen can make tokens at 2 CMC. Putting counters on creatures without tapping is usually a 4 CMC ability, but I think the cost of the creature makes it acceptable to place it at 3 CMC, especially since it's double green.
I do hope WotC eventually prints a Primal Vigor that doesn't benefit my opponents. For most intents and purposes it's a "fixed" Doubling Season but the global range makes it less enticing in certain scenarios. You need to make sure that you can abuse the ability far more than any of your opponents might. It's bad enough that your opponent casts a Desolation Twin, no need to add another huge fatty to their side.
8 months ago
Primeval Bounty here is a six mana enchantment that does nothing other than some minor life gain. I'd highly recommend something else in that slot. I personally like Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , but if you're not that sort of degenerate, instead consider a card like Chameleon Colossus , Heroes' Bane or Elder of Laurels as a way of converting lands into dunking players.
If you want more ways to get yourself an army, Ant Queen can serve in a pinch. For flying dunks and also board interaction, there's Steel Hellkite who can erase tokens with one hit and firebreathe to death the next. And if you'd like to win without having to dunk, Helix Pinnacle exists as an alternate route in case your opponents have put up enough of a wall.