Hornet Queen

Legality

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
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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Tokens

Hornet Queen

Creature — Insect

Flying

Deathtouch

When Hornet Queen enters the battlefield, put four 1/1 green Insect creature tokens with flying and deathtouch onto the battlefield.

Hornet Queen Discussion

Mj3913 on Xenoblade Chronicles Thantis

1 week ago

Ancient Stone Idol could work even if you're not the one being attacked, Hornet Queen gives people a reason to not attack you, Assault Suit maybe? Though having creatures with a drawback to attacking would be good with it. Abyssal Persecutor and Rakdos the Defiler would be fun with the suit. Couldn't find any other drawback critters. And finally, No Mercy for the ones that slip through. Anyway, hope that helps, I'll drop a + for ya too.

wallisface on Hasted Hydras - Semi Budget - need help please

1 week ago

Some thoughts:

If you’re running Utopia Sprawl , then you should probably run the full playset of Arbor Elf . Continuing down this line to massive quantities of mana, you should also replace Sylvan Caryatid with Voyaging Satyr , and consider including a bunch (playset?) of Overgrowth also.

Both your planeswalkers, as well as the Rythem enchantment, do almost nothing for you. You goal looks to be bringing out big creatures fast, and the turn required to play these cards negates the benefits they give (you could have just played a creature a turn earlier, instead of having haste). Ditch em!

Consider adding in Primal Command if able. It often can buy you a turn while also tutoring for something you need. This also allows you to run some 1-of utility creatures like Hornet Queen and Acidic Slime .

Blossoming Defense is a sideboard card at best - in a lot of matchups it won’t help you.

How has Genesis Wave gone for you? It feels a little too clunky imo. You need at least 9 mana and even then it’ll often whiff. It’d be better off as just being another big creature.

Also, you really need at least 20 lands, even with all this ramp.

shermanido37 on That Ghost Guy

2 weeks ago

Let met ask you this: how does your deck win? The only answer I see here is Jarad with Lord of Extinction. However, you have neither enough tutors to rush to doing that, nor have anything really good to do in the meanwhile. I'm being a bit strict, since Karador is actually great at doing random janky midrange things, but you don't really have even that going for you.

The best suggestions I have for you are to make the most value of what you're doing in the meanwhile. Hornet Queen is great value, Reclamation Sage is great value, Wood Elves is great value, Skullclamp is absolutely amazing value.

Try and think what you want your deck to do best, then try and find cards that suit that game plan best.

Gadianten on Thromok Commander

2 weeks ago

Hornet Queen , Dragon Broodmother and Avenger of Zendikar for when you need your creatures to creature more creatures. But creatures need lots of room to roam so I would add Kodama's Reach and Cultivate while putting in around four more lands to ensure you have enough space for the horde of screaming, gnashing and clawing gribblies. If someone wants to get rid of a 25 or larger power Thromok the Insatiable just give it to them with a Fling . If you have a large menagerie you could also try Burn at the Stake .

JohnnyCRO on Wanderer's Song

3 weeks ago

First off, I love the deck. Great job with the deck, budget primer and on the work you put in the collaborative primer.

I’m looking maybe to make a Yisan deck and all 3 of these resources were of huge help to me. However, I still have some questions.

Here are the cards I’d remove compared to your list and the reasons for their exclusion (disregarding few manabase changes along the same lines);

Survival of the Fittest , Mox Diamond , Gaea's Cradle , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Mirri's Guile - budget restrictions. For different reasons, I won’t be getting these in the foreseeable future.

Crop Rotation , Sylvan Scrying - without Cradle in, I don’t see these 2 holding up well

Ravenous Slime - my meta isn’t big on graveyards, so I could see myself wanting better verse 3 options

My meta is mostly creature-based with lots of MAN/Blood pod/Tymna decks around. Blue is less prevalent than it is in other competitive metas, and green is the most represented color. There is quite a bit of stax (although I have yet to see a Linvala) and, as I’ve mentioned already, graveyards aren’t widely used here. Non-competitive crowd favors creatures and combat. I don’t expect to play with them a lot, but if we’re paired at a tournament, I’d like Yisan to steamroll them.

Here are my ideas;

  • Tendershoot Dryad - my meta is quite keen on combat, and I’d like to be conpetitive in that regard. A decent verse 5

  • Hornet Queen - pretty much the same as Dryad, but at verse 7 and it stops occasional Zur or Kraum

  • Wayward Swordtooth - a bad Azusa, but a ramp effect nevertheless. Could be useful because of its 5/5 body that can save me some life while enticing Tymna players to soften up the rest of the table for my Hoof

  • Tireless Tracker - because our games can get grindy, having a good draw engine and a beatstick in one sounds good.

  • Skyshroud Ranger - makes up for lost t2 Yisan capcity lost by excluding Diamond and it’s an elf. Nothing to write home about, but seems decent

  • Mana Vault - t2 Yisan enabler

  • Elvish Archdruid and Marwyn, the Nurturer - big elf mana. I’m not very excited about these, but they might be good Azusa replacements

  • Oracle of Mul Daya - if I had one, I’d probably just play it in place of Azusa. But I traded mine away long time ago. Its current price and likelihood of being reprinted make it an uneasy buy for me. But if you think it’s worth the buck in here compared to other options, I can bite the bullet.

  • Ulvenwald Tracker - Tymna eliminator and generally a repeatable creature removal in a relatively creature-heavy meta

  • Quest for Renewal - seems to me like an extra copy of Muse that’s lest susceptible to removal.

  • Autumn's Veil - not as relevant as it would be in some other metas, but it could be a good piece of combo protection

  • Noxious Revival - grave recursion plus grave hate if I need it. Its instant speed, low cost and versatility make it look good in my eyes even if this deck can’t really abuse it like some other decks can.

  • Return to Nature - a new goodie from WAR. A strictly better Naturalize that can not only remove an opposing stax piece, but can double as grave hate in a pinch. As with Revival, grave hate isn’t the selling point, but a part of a package deal that even without it should be a decent option.

  • Natural State - a cheap way to remove opposing stax. It hits los of relevant stuff, since I don’t see much Chain veils, PEngines and whatnot around (excet when I’m the perpetrator...)

  • Lightning Greaves - protection and haste enabling together make for a tempting offer

I’d appreciate it greatly if you could comment on these and suggest which of these to add. If you have any other additions below 20$, I’m all ears.

Thank you in advance!

Gleeock on The Real Slaughter Games ft. Thantis

2 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.

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Hornet Queen occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Green: 0.19%