Hornet Sting

Hornet Sting


Hornet Sting deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Hornet Sting Discussion

antacidbrn on Mono Green Removal options in ...

4 months ago

So far, Savage Swipe seems like the best of the bunch in a creature based deck. But, being Sorcery speed limits choices a bit.

Hornet Sting and Gut Shot seem underwhelming. Not sure there is a place for them in the deck when they cannot even kill Goblin Guide.

I think Dismember is rising in my notes because of the lifegain spells I am adding, but still feeling sad that I need to pay 4 life for it. It does hit Eldrazi though.

Flooremoji on Mono Green Removal options in ...

4 months ago

Beast Within, Garruk Relentless  Flip, maybe Savage Swipe???

Other great 1 cmc options inclue Hornet Sting and Gut Shot.

Not exactly the best of the bunch :/

Caerwyn on TwoKinds + MTG = This

6 months ago

I'm not sure what you are referencing, so I am just going to evaluate this from the Magic perspective.

Ability one and ability two have the same problem--they don't fit in Green's slice of the colour pie (they're both Red abilities).

Green only deals damage directly to a creature in one of three ways: (1) Direct damage to creatures with flying ; (2) Fighting ; (3) One-sided fighting .

Green does not deal combat damage to players or planeswalkers, making the second ability even more problematic than the first.

(As an aside, there are some exceptions-- Bee Sting , Hornet Sting , Thorn Thallid , Unyaro Bee Sting , Unyaro Bees --but these are all older cards and Mark Rosewater has said on multiple occasions those cards are colour pie brakes).

There is nothing technically wrong with the last ability, but, from an application stance, Emblems are thus far only found on Planeswalkers. There's nothing in the rules that would prohibit a creature making an emblem, but it's still a bit of an oddity.

hungry000 on Familiar Ground

1 year ago

Hi, I've worked on Training Grounds combo decks extensively myself, and your deck looks pretty good so far. One card that I've found to be a very useful combo tutor is Commune with the Gods since you can get both a cost-reducer and Izzet Guildmage with it. There's some risk of dumping Manamorphose or Umbral Mantle in the gy but the better consistency makes up for it imo. Also, consider including a one-of damage dealing card like Hornet Sting as a win condition in case creatures can't get through or Lab Man is in your graveyard or something. Dimir Guildmage is another option, you can use it to mill your opponent after the Izzet Guildmage/Manamorphose combo or just to help draw cards with Training Grounds out.

clayperce on Flash Ponza

1 year ago

That's the best kind of brainstorming, for sure!

I'm not sure about Boomerang either ... it's very good with Shocklands, but I'm not sure the tempo hit on a normal land is big enough to justify it. Thanks tons for the other bounce options, but if I find it's too weak, I'll likely move to actual counters (e.g., a 2-2 split of Negate and Mana Leak ).

I never realized we could Redirect an opponent's Cryptic Command ; that's spectacular! I'll keep it in mind for sure!

Wolfir Avenger is cool, though it would likely drive me down the unfortunate path of a SUPER-jank deck, feat. Howlpack Resurgence , Spirit of the Hunt and Pack Guardian :-D

I'd looked at Cloudthresher , but I don't think the effect is worth the mana cost, especially since I expect to periodically have Nimble Obstructionist and maybe Vendilion Clique (currently in the maybeboard) in the air.

I like Voidmage Husher but I think Mystic Snake (currently in the maybeboard) is probably better as a 4-mana Value Bear.

Oh yeah, Psionic Blast and Hornet Sting ... i'll definitely keep them in mind if I find I need some burn!

Thanks so much for all the inputs!


I'm not sure about adding Black (not that it's a bad idea, just that I don't currently have any of the manabase to support it, so it'd be a big outlay for essentially just an experiment). But Shadow of Doubt could be great for sure. Dream Eater is extremely interesting ... I'll give it a hard look.

Thanks much!


As I type this, I've got Vendilion Clique in the maybeboard. But I think you're right that the time has probably come to move it to the main :-)

Thanks much!

Flooremoji on True Budget Mono Green Burn

1 year ago

Not sure if it's worth it Haha, but you really need Groundbreaker and Uktabi Drake . Maybe if your ambitious you can include Hornet Sting . Timbermare is better then boomkegs probably :)

SynergyBuild on Ancestral Animar

1 year ago

Nah man, just sit there twiddling your thumbs, or go all in, dropping 1/1 after 1/1, knocking players out with the essence of Eager Cadet with all of the speed of maybe 5 Hornet Stings per turn if you cqn get past blockers.

SynergyBuild on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 year ago

Dankey, nah, you mean a Hornet Sting and a Forest, obviously!

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