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

jubale on Your all time favourite Standard ...

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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!

Noremac815 on Hornet Nest Infinite Combo

1 month ago

So, make Hornet Nest Indestructible and put Power of Fire on Midnight Guard? Seems legit, lots of combo pieces though. Since you're running green, you might as well also put in Presence of Gond so you have multiple token outlets. If I were greedy, I'd also put in like Impact Tremors or Altar of the Brood. +1

jon_hill987 on Lady Zhurong's Big & Strong EDH

1 month ago

Yeah, I get you are going for Voltron, it just looks like you could be left a bit open after you swing, like you say fine in 1v1 but not so good in multiplayer. Maybe some pillowfort cards would help?Elephant Grass, Hornet Nest, Raking Canopy or Song of Serenity could help, the latter really synergises with your Voltron build.

Sankkeri on Ezuri and his minions.

2 months ago

Hmm... For example maybe Orochi Hatchery (quite expensive to use), Wistful Selkie and Thelonite Hermit? Also I can suggest to you: Hornet Queen and Hornet Nest.

323Dimitri on Burn the Hornets' Nest

2 months ago

Seems like it would be kind of hard to get to seven Mana to chord out the volcano helion when you have no removal outside of the expensive blasphemous act. One of my favorite combos is Savage Summoning with Hornet Nest to flash it out in front of an attacking creature and get some surprise tokens.

Qumps on Saskia the Unyielding Suicide EDH

2 months ago

Adding to the volcano hellion suggestion I'd put Hornet Nest with it. Lol.

noodr on Snow Bees

3 months ago

Thank you for the +1! And usually we aren't at a great life total from the spirit token beat down that we generated for our opponent with Forbidden Orchard. We do have 8 bombs in Boros Reckoner and Hornet Nest but if Arcbond wasn't "each player" I think we could use it here. It would be sweet to deal 26 damage to our opponent in one turn though. I might have to do some playtesting!

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