Hornet Nest


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.)

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Hornet Nest Discussion

freakinrobe on Giant, Implacable Death Lizards

1 month ago

It looks great I used yours for a lot of ideas for my own Dino EDH.

Personally I am really big on having at least one complete 'board reset' in my EDH decks such as Oblivion Stone for those nasty enchantment and equipment decks.

Also, since these decks rely quite a bit on our creatures i thought Asceticism Was a great addition. Hexproof and you can regenerate the important creature when you drop Blasphemous Act or Star of Extinction.

Also if you want a great "enrage" card that could patch a defensive weakness this deck may run into Hornet Nest fills that slot great!

Love the deck! Check out mine if you want to see what I did differently!Can it win? You bet Jurassican

DPenguin22 on Life's A Fillet 'O Fish

1 month ago

I changed my mind on a couple of things here.

1) I decided to use Tana, the Bloodsower + Tymna the Weaver for my commanders instead of Saskia the Unyielding. I think that they help the deck more than Saskia does, but Saskia can still be a member of the 98 since she's so cool.

2) I decided to take out Palisade Giant and Protector of the Crown to make room for Hornet Nest and other creatures that do cool things when damage is redirected their way. Obviously, that means we need more cards that can protect out creatures, so I threw in Indestructibility and Shielded by Faith.

christ4like2l0ve on Little Wilted Abzan Kid

1 month ago


I have also considered Courser of Kruphix maybe something like that could help make the deck a little more stable.

I also really like Hornet Nest that card is very cool, it's just the type of janky thing I would try.

phDaemon on Westvale Abbey and tokens

1 month ago

Forgot to mention Sylvan Caryatid and Hornet Nest

phDaemon on Little Wilted Abzan Kid

1 month ago

With assault formation something that could be fun is Sylvan Caryatid, Courser of Kruphix and maybe even a Hornet Nest. Some of those could definitely be better than others.

jubale on Your all time favourite Standard ...

2 months ago

Whirler Rogue! I loved that card, paired it with Willbreaker for some busted turns.
My most popular deck by far was Temur Ascendancy COMBO. Turn 6 draw your deck, destroy everything your opponent control and attack with infinite sized hasty creatures.

But I could challenge any standard deck in the modern era to face down this beast:


Standard* jubale


Green megamorph splash blue, my own innovation, dominated for 2 seasons despite my terrible play skills. It beat everything from Atarka Red (one of the most busted aggro decks ever) to Esper Control to all flavors of Abzan in between.

The game plan was the same against everybody: - Ramp into 5-drops Whisperwood Elemental and Prognostic Sphinx. Once you achieve that, you have unbreakable card advantage and board control.
- Courser of Kruphix provided life and land
- Deathmist Raptor came back over and over
- Den Protector rebought all your spells
- Counter magic was always ready to use because morphs and flash creatures could be played if nothing needs countering).
- And one-sided mass-removal in green: Setessan Tactics. And giant Polukranos, World Eater, who on a good day could eat anything your opponent has.

The game-locking combo was having Sphinx, Whisperwood and Courser. Sphinx would guarantee every turn a free land for Courser, a great manifest for Whisperwood and a good draw off the top. That's 3 cards per turn. Or if there's a problem, you could dig so fast through your deck to find an answer. You could even pull off crazy shenanigans like blocking with a manifested instant, let it die, then flip up a Den Protector and cast it.

And the sideboard was outstanding for the colors:- Clever Impersonator to copy and steal an enemy Dragonlord Silumgar
- Hornet Nest to flood the world with flying deathhtouch.
- Polymorphist's Jest to laugh at even Dragonlord Ojutai or monstrous Fleecemane Lion
- and sometimes, Aspect of Hydra. +10/+10 for 1 mana anybody?

djewell on Power Devour Pounding Hour

2 months ago


Solid deck, I like the idea of using devour creatures as a backup for your voltron. Too often I see Voltron decks get shut down because of removal so its good to see some utility backup plans that also require tokens as your commander does.

I could definitely see you putting in some more token generators such as:

Arachnogenesis, Broodhatch Nantuko (remember that although he is a 1/1 that he takes all the damage its assigned as long as the attacking creature doesn't have trample), Hornet Nest is like that, too. Carrion can be used on your devour creatures to switch back to prossh or use to make even bigger devour creatures, since your devour creatures are more than devour 1. also Korozda Guildmage for the same reason. Devastating Summons (Maybe) it would be used mostly for getting that last few damage you need to swing in with commander lethal. Elemental Mastery pairs well with your devour creatures.. just use the elemental tokens to fuel either another devour or your commander. It would be nice to give your commander trample, maybe try Fists of Ironwood? Parallel Lives is an auto include of course. Sylvan Offering works in a pinch as well.

Also Fling needs to go in. You can potentially smash a player with a devour and then fling the creature after combat to another player's face.

happy building!

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