Hornet Nest


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Hornet Nest

Creature — Insect

Defender (This creature can't attack.)

Whenever Hornet Nest is dealt damage, put that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens with flying and deathtouch onto the battlefield. (Any amount of damage a creature with deathtouch deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

Hornet Nest Discussion

nmonett1 on 4C Tokens

1 day ago


Liquidbeaver on ***** Better Have My Honey

1 month ago

Unfortunately the Hornet Nest trick only works with Ulvenwald Tracker , as Ayula doesn't let you target a creature you control with the fight mechanic. Still really cool though.

11/10 for this deck name. I love it.

LittleBlueHero on ***** Better Have My Honey

1 month ago

Wow absolutely love the flavor of Hornet Nest , that is super clever.

To go with the flavor you could proxy a Drop of Honey (700 bucks is not on budget I know)... since you are in voltron it wouldn't be horrible since you'll likely have one of the biggest creatures at all times. Its a weird card... but flavor is flavor right?

Rishkar's Expertise is my favorite green card draw spell and I would try and find a home for it here, maybe instead of soul's majesty? The one mana difference shouldn't matter too much in mono green.

Gleeock on The Real Slaughter Games ft. Thantis

4 months ago

Been awhile! I like the new direction, a little more thriving off death & hard-to-target stuff. Here is where The Brown Spider has evolved to. Ever think about Swarmyard for a little sub-theme with Hornet Queen + Hornet Nest ? & other insects/spider commander? Also, if you like putting a clock on game-delays, i've found Captive Audience to be fun.

majorappliance on Marath Token

4 months ago

For marath, i love Hornet Nest ping it once a turn, or with a cathars out, you better have enough dice. ><, just to ping it and have a 1/1 flying deathtouch blocker is amusing.

BenniPe on ETB Dragons

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggstions Spairut . Hornet Nest and Frontier Siege are no options for me as they are green and no dragons. The only reason I included some Forest in my Manabase is Cindervines , which is currently my only idea to handle opponents enchantments. Surely not my definite solution.. I donĀ“t need forests for the Dragon Broodmother as there are 6 lands who can produce any kind of mana for dragon spells and 4x Dragon's Hoard .

I know there are a few nice green dragon related cards, but there are more downsides than upsides in switching from a basically red manabase to R/G, when focusing on the ETB effects. In contrast, I thought about switching a bit more to B/R and replace Draconic Roar with Thoughtseize ... For ramp I tried Dragonspeaker Shaman , Dragonlord's Servant or the universal Urza's Incubator . But in the end I replaced them one after another with Dragon's Hoard , as it is a manaramp for all kinds of spells, and an additional card draw for every dragon entering the battlefield. Dragon Egg is just much more effective in this deck then Hornet Nest , as it allows to trigger etb effects two times.

My current Idea is to replace one Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip main and one Chandra, Torch of Defiance main with Metallic Mimic each. This is because I often find myself in situations were I would rather draw a dragon than a Planeswalker, and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip was often underwhelming. Metallic Mimic would be a great 2 drop dragon with benefits for all other creatures in the deck, as there are no non-dragons.

Spairut on ETB Dragons

4 months ago

Hornet Nest is good for surviving , a great defender and all the damage it gets you put that many 1/1 hornet tokens with deathtouch and flying (you can use a lightning bolt on it for 3 free hornets) and i would replace the dragon egg with the hornet nest.

Atarka's Command may be good. For ramp Frontier Siege Dragonlord's Servant , Savage Ventmaw

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Hornet Nest occurrence in decks from the last year

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