Hornet Queen


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
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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Hornet Queen

Creature — Insect



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

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Hornet Queen Discussion

ninjanomical on Homemade Ezuri

2 days ago

I also built an Ezuri deck The Flurry of Ezuri, so I auto-love this deck. Now the way I built him was I had next to zero creatures that had a power more than 2, except for Murkfiend Liege, Avenger of Zendikar and Triskelion (the counters on him count towards his power/toughness). And Prime Speaker Zegana too sometimes. Everything else was focused on getting those experience counters.

I Love Hornet Queen in this deck, wow! It triggers 5 times?? Good lord.

Love the deck, wish you luck, +1

Raphiezar on Ramos ETB

3 days ago

If you ran Deepglow Skate, you could add more planeswalkers to the deck to allow them to activate the ults immediately. Alchemist's Refuge and Leyline of Anticipation giving you flash is good to use Ramos on other player's turns, plus they go well with Seedborn Muse if you have it. Flameshadow Conjuring, Deadeye Navigator, Eerie Interlude, Faith's Reward, Progenitor Mimic, Stolen Identity, Rite of Replication, and Clone Legion allow you to abuse more ETB effects. Craterhoof Behemoth, Venser, Shaper Savant, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Zealous Conscripts, Acidic Slime, Chancellor of the Forge, Chancellor of the Spires, Sepulchral Primordial, Luminate Primordial, Duplicant, Dragonlord Silumgar, Sower of Temptation, Hornet Queen, Deranged Hermit, Myr Battlesphere, Angel of Invention, Cultivator of Blades, have great ETB effects to be abused. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Cytoplast Manipulator work really well with the Marchesa, the Black Rose you're running. Necropolis Regent, Master Biomancer, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Death's Presence, Experiment Kraj, and Verdurous Gearhulk are great for building up creatures with lots of +1/+1 counters. Greater Good, Prime Speaker Zegana, and Tishana, Voice of Thunder are great card draw sources for this deck. If you reanimate creatures from the graveyard often enough, Flayer of the Hatebound is strong in that department, and if you're looking for more big damage/lifeloss effects, Warstorm Surge, Stalking Vengeance, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, and Pathbreaker Ibex are good as wel. Conflux is really strong with Ramos in play, especially with Sakashima the Impostor copying him. If don't mind it being janky, you can copy your Panharmonicon by turning it into a creature with Karn, Silver Golem or March of the Machines. Take it a step further by adding Opalescence so your enchantments can be copied too. Ultimately, this is just supposed to be a big list of cards to draw inspiration from, not to all be added to the deck.

ImtheRealBear on RG Landfall Deck

6 days ago

If you're trying to make a landfall deck I would cut some of the non landfall, for example Omnath, Locus of Mana, Hornet Queen, Plated Crusher and Savage Ventmaw are neat creatures but don't contribute to the theme. I would also play a full set of evolving wilds and fetch lands, Wooded Foothills, if they're in the budget.

I'd also recommend cutting Akoum Firebird. Six mana for the 3/3 flyer landfall effect is a lot, and add another avenger. Some nice landfall creatures could be Akoum Stonewaker, Embodiment of Fury, Roil Elemental. Another useful creature could be Farhaven Elf as it will let you trigger land fall an additional time while also ramping.

Nissa's Expedition is also a better version of Natural Connection. I don't know if it's your style but Eternity Vessel is a cool gimmick with landfall.

eddywaters1 on Ghave Tokens and Taxes

2 weeks ago

Sorry still working on learning the formatting. Tried to hyper link my deck. If you look at my decks it's the one called "Ghave a Little Bit (of my Hate to You)".

As for your deck, I really like the inclusion Rishkar, Peema Renegade and Hornet Queen and Ophiomancer. I also came to the conclusion that having lots of tokens out is a greater benefit to the deck than just getting out extra plus one counters.

Have you considered running Secure the Wastes as a token generator? Pretty efficient and instant speed so you can hold it for when your opponent taps out or something.

Sun Titan is another favorite in my deck, as it brings back hatebears and control enchantments like Contamination and Aura of Silence.

T12H on BUG Birthing Pod Toolbox Control

1 month ago


He is in the 99 for me. He pretty much ends the game when he gets out every time. I Birthing Pod Hornet Queen into Razaketh, the Foulblooded so I have 4 creatures to sac to him. That is the dream scenario, but I have played him with just 2 creatures and it is just broken to be able to tutor up instant speed Mystic Snake, then find a Chord of Calling to clone the snake. If someone tries to remove him just sac every one of your useless creatures for whatever you want lol. I just think if Griselbrand is banned it won't take long before people realize a creature that turns every one of your creatures into a Diabolic Intent is too good.

JoaoWockeez on Duel to the Death crappy samurai gimmick one

1 month ago

Hey subrosian so i think Gryff's Boon and Pollenbright Wings are you best options to give flying to Mirri (there is no such think as too much evasion), and you could also run Hornet Queen she's a pain in the ass to deal with. And last but not least, if you really like the cat dude, i wont be the one to tell you not to use it after all EDH is all about flavor and playing cards that are useless in other formats,my only problem with him is, you want mirri to attack evey single turn, now if she doesnt have her gear (equips and auras) she will just die, so you probably don't want to attach everything to the cat dude (i forget his name everytime i read it).Also, i'm more of a control player so take my recomendations with a grain of salt.

xyr0s on All Hail the Queen

1 month ago

Both Halimar Depths and Sage of Epityr would work a lot better, if you had some way of shuffling your library.

Also, you don't need Hornet Queen to be in play, as much as you need to make it enter play. So... how about some blink? Could be something like Ghostly Flicker, or (if you splash white) Restoration Angel. As long as it's instant-speed blink, it serves double purpose as defense.

abby315 on Your all time favourite Standard ...

1 month ago

first deck that comes to mind was Sultai Whip during Khans standard, with Nyx Weaver and Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, reanimating stuff like Torrent Elemental and Hornet Queen... those were awesome games.

But the deck that got me back into standard after a long Collected Company drought was Cat Combo... I didn't know my love of eternal formats until that deck debuted. Got me into reanimator in legacy and combo EDH. I just loved how it played so differently from the decks I was always building and facing in standard. All about finding the most optimal combo timing instead of attacking with creatures or trying to remove everything. The mirror match tilted me though, it was back to grinding out a modicum of value instead of fun. :P

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