Hornet Queen

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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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare

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

Hornet Queen occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.03%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Green: 0.19%

Hornet Queen Discussion

Forkbeard on Roon of the Hidden Realm: Transcendent Rhino

1 week ago

Thank you SporeFrog11! I haven't run the token doubling enchantment cards in here before, but I have run token generators in here previously, Hornet Queen & Thragtusk included. Although they can generate excellent value, over time I tuned this deck to be more of a creature based control toolbox vs. a 'go wide' strategy. The only token go wide combo I've kept is Avenger of Zendikar + Craterhoof Behemoth , just in case a game simply needs to end.

Don't get me wrong, those are great ideas and I do enjoy the strat (I have Rhys the Redeemed & Krenko, Mob Boss to scratch that itch), I'm just going for something different here.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Iitlitia, Hornet Queen

Legendary Creature - Insect

Flying, Deathtouch

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

, : Create a creature token that is a copy of the card Hornet Nest .

, : Other Insects you control gain vigilance until end of turn.



multimedia on Seeking Assistance Simic Tokens

1 month ago

Hey, you should consider looking into using Ezuri, Claw of Progress as the General for your deck. Ezuri can be an enabler for big green ramp with mana dorks that can tap to make mana equal to their power and/or number of +1/+1 counters they have.

At combat put all the experience counters on one of these dorks and then use that dork to make mana at your second main phase or after. Use all this green mana with token mana sinks:

Other reasons to use Ezuri with tokens are to take more advantage of Champion of Lambholt and Sage of Hours . Lambholt can make your token army unblockable and she gets a counter whenever a token is created. She can get huge with Ezuri and tokens. Hours can give you infinite extra turns with Ezuri. All Hours needs are 5 experience counters which can be placed on him via Ezuri each combat. This lets you attack with the tokens at the extra turn and keep doing this until all your opponents are dead.

Darth_Savage on Floop the Pig

1 month ago

I like the addition of Torch Courier, in the Ilharg shell. I'm not so sure about Leyline of Sanctity in your sideboard. Discard effects can hurt the deck and there is no denying that, the Leyline also has some value against Prowess or Ensoul decks, personally though I've never been a fan of putting in a dead card. Rather than Leyline I have two copies of Elixir of Immortality this gains life, but also shuffles your graveyard back into your deck.

Other common sideboard inclusions are Ruric Thar, the Unbowed Hornet Queen and Carnage Tyrant (or Plated Crusher in a push) alongside Anger of the Gods and Pithing Needle these cards are likely a good place to start. I was tempted by Archetype of Endurance partly because it's a boar and partly for it's hexproof based abilities.

Hope this is of some help, good luck brewing your deck.

multimedia on Make token

2 months ago

Hey, nice brew for a budget deck.

One drop mana dorks are good with Oviya because they count toward her second ability and can be ramp to pay for her abilities.

Adding mana dorks can reduce the 3.8 avg. CMC which is high. Avenger of Zendikar is your best finisher who makes tokens. Consider some tutors to get Avenger? Consider including cards that make Avenger better?

Hornet Queen is a powerful creature who can make flying tokens the turn you play her. That's really what you want when you play a high mana cost creature, not have to wait until your next turn to get any value at all. Avenger, Battlesphere, Regal, Queen is good top of the mana curve for your deck. Instead of playing other high mana cost creatures play budget tutors that can get you these better creatures into your hand?

Avenger, Battlesphere, Regal, Queen are all good with Sabertooth and making Sabertooth better is helpful in green. There's many other creatures here that are good with Sabertooth such as Wolfbriar and Sage.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Thopter Assembly
  • Giant Adephage
  • Vigor
  • Explosive Vegetation
  • Ranger's Path
  • Kodama's Reach
  • Altar of Dementia
  • Blisterpod
  • Aid from the Cowl
  • Dictate of Karametra
  • Predatory Urge
  • From Beyond

Vegetation and Path is four drop land ramp which is not needed when you have so much three drop land ramp. Beyond is lackluster for a four drop if all it can do is make one 1/1 Eldrazi token each turn. Blisterpod is the only Eldrazi here and it's not worth sacing Beyond to tutor for.

yomagest on Vampires and Eldrazi

2 months ago

Thinking about a Hornet Queen + Eldrazi Displacer + Cryptolith Rite combo deck right now

yomagest on Vampires and Eldrazi

2 months ago

Really like the synergy between Eldrazi Displacer and Brood Monitor , Catacomb Sifter ,

but i'm not sure if Pack Rat really pays off, you already have to pay 5 Mana and sicard a card just to get that card and another Rat token.

Brood Monitor gives you 1 Creature and 3 eldrazi tokens for 6 Mana, in addition its synergy with Eldrazi Displacer is simply insane.

I don't know if there's an green or black alternative to Eldrazi Displacer , i guess not, but its 1 white mana cost is indeed annoying.

Maybe theres a white alternative to Pack Rat .

Also depending on your playstyle Hornet Queen could be an alternative to Brood Monitor , depending on how often you want to use the mana gain of the eldrazi tokens. Also the active effect of Eldrazi Displacer gets more efficient with an increasing mana cost of the exiled target creature.

Good luck with your deck! Looks really fun to me :)

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