Hornet Nest

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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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

Hornet Nest occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Hornet Nest Discussion

Magnanimous on B/W/G Control

3 months ago

General Notes:

I think you have too many ramp/big mana cards with nothing particularly strong to build towards. I'd build this deck with the goal of Early/Mid: Disrupt, lock down the board, gain board presence, Late: Attack with huge walls and win. So, think about replacing worse ramping walls with better walls or control cards. I think you have a good creature/spell mix, but you may want to make it slightly cheaper.

Also, blue has some great defenders so you could switch up your colors if you're unsatisfied with BW.

Card Replacements:

Duress -> Thoughtseize/Despise (may be better/worse depending on meta) | Damnable Pact -> Painful Truths/Read the Bones | Torment of Hailfire -> Anguished Unmaking | Dusk -> Languish/Settle the Wreckage/Drown in Sorrow | Deathrite Shaman -> Jaddi Offshoot (DS isn't nearly as good without fetches and cheap spells)

Maybeboard Additions: Glade Watcher, Hornet Nest, Novice Knight, Portcullis Vine, The Birth of Meletis

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Ramp Cheat Swing

4 months ago

I'd go for Ambush Viper (sneaky removal when you need it) or Nightshade Peddler (usually two death touch creatures for the price of one). If you want a a fun deterrent you can try Hornet Nest, it doesn't have any power, it can't attack, but opponents typically don't want to swing into it with anything that doesn't have trample. It is also really funny with Setessan Tactics and any big creature. If you want to give death touch to creature, I would suggest going the equipment route with Basilisk Collar or Quietus Spike, which works nicely with trample. Or you could go with Gorgon Flail as it is less mana intensive and adds some power. Hope this helps.

itsmekidney on Happy Slappy Combat Pappy (Tahngarth FM Edh)

4 months ago

So let's say you don't want creatures attacking you, right? One way to pull this off is to set up some deterrents; cards that make people not want you to be the target.

One such card for this is Stuffy Doll, which is a pretty fun blocker that makes getting hit an alright option. Hornet Nest is another one that comes to mind immediately.

Or, perhaps, Curse of Opulence Curse of Opulence can give people a little reward for attacking not you. Giving yourself the monarch can work the same way in an odd way, moving the primary target around at your leisure.

Magic_Aids on Pioneer ▷ Uro HATEBEARS COMBO Deck! ◁【THB】

4 months ago

Stompytime It really just depends what particular cards our opponent is running. Neoform is the most likely to be sideboarded out, and Hornet Nest is the most likely to be sideboarded in!

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

6 months 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.



Wolfpig on Infinite Hunger : A Korvold deck

7 months ago

Korvold not being a reliable sac outlet I suggest these, Viscera Seer and Prossh, Skyraider of Kher .

Korvold is more of a , hey I'm glad you were here when all that happened card. He's the perfect battlefield ascetic for sac decks.

These cards are also way better token producers than some of this stuff you have, although bitterblossum for sac tokens is kind of Meh IMO. Its a great card, but those tokens are more useful as attackers.

Also cards like Phyrexian Reclamation are really handy and cheap. Nice deck, reminds me of my deck in some ways ☠ вℓσσ∂ ση cняιsтмαs ☠.

carpecanum on Morophon Insect Tribal

8 months ago

Saber Ants . That and Hornet Nest work well with cards like Simulacrum , Give No Ground and Valor Made Real . They give you a huge creature advantage after a Blasphemous Act or Star of Extinction .

Cathars' Crusade

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

10 months ago

Tattered Nest

Creature - Pest


Whenever Tattered Nest is dealt damage, create that many 0/1 black Pest creature tokens.

Pests you control get +1/+1


Inspired by Hornet Nest , which is a card I love but can't find a decent home for where it truly shines. One day I'll be able to run a playset in Modern and people will roll their eyes and sigh... one day :'3

Take a local bar in your area and turn it into a legendary land, lololol

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