Creature — Insect
Defender (This creature can't attack.)
Whenever Hornet Nest is dealt damage, create that many 1/1 green Insect creature tokens with flying and deathtouch. (Any amount of damage a creature with deathtouch deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
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Hornet Nest Discussion
1 week ago
As far as lands go, one thing I noticed is that about 25% of your lands come in tapped, not including the ones that can come in tapped unless you pay life, or ones that sacrifice to put tapped basic lands down. I DO like the lack of non-basic colored mana generation, but you may want to watch out for the cards you have thrown in for the cycling ability. Lands coming in tapped without the ability to play multiple lands a turn, put you a turn behind your opponents. Given that your commander is also a sorcery, your commanders cmc will rise quicker than usual, and chances are you will want that mana rather than the one card draw from cycling. Also if you want to save a few bucks, you can replace Overgrown Tomb with Llanowar Wastes . There is a set that llanowar only costs 50 cents, as opposed to Overgrown's 25 bones.
For creatures, I noticed a few high(er) mana spots were taken by some lower-synergy cards. Like Grave-Shell Scarab . It may be helpful to have more insect-creation in its place that can match near the CMC of your commander creature. Like for example Hornet Nest and Saber Ants .
1 month ago
Artifact Creature - Guardian
Golden Guardian enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.
When Golden Guardian dies, create X Treasure tokens and you gain X life.
Damn. Name is already taken. Oh well, mines better :)
Make another Pinata!
2 months ago
A few suggestions:
Wrap in Vigor > Back to Nature - unless you're specifically hosing someone's Enchantress deck with this card, it'll be dead in hand too often to be useful and in a green aggro deck you can't afford cards like that. Wrap is an anti-boardwipe, anti-removal spell to keep up the pressure on key turns.
Heroic Intervention > Quietus Spike - Again, I think having anti-boardwipe and removal cards is important, and I don't think spike is a good rate. Almost every creature you run already has deathtouch, and the losing life trigger isn't relevant when you're trying to win with poison.
Shapers' Sanctuary > Harmonize - Sanctuary will be super helpful since everyone will be trying to focus down Fynn, allowing you to keep refilling your hand with cheap creatures. It'll likely give you more cards over the course of a game for less mana.
Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider > Arcum's Astrolabe - Cantrips aren't impressive in EDH and Vorinclex will help win you the game in one swing. If he's out of budget, try Overrun or Overwhelming Stampede .
I would also cut some useless lands that don't allow you to produce G on turn one and just add Forests: Gingerbread Cabin , Opal Palace , Sapseep Forest , and Forge of Heroes . The extremely small benefit these produce in the right circumstances is not worth having it be an off-curve land in an otherwise keepable hand, especially when it's so important that you play a creature on t1 and t2.
3 months ago
Have you considered adding Hornet Nest? It can help protect you on the backswing since you'll probably be attacking with most of your creatures. It will get you a ton of flying deathtouchers if anyone decides t swing into it.
3 months ago
I was playing in a Commander stye game recently, and I cast Doom Blade on a Hornet Nest. What then occurs? If Hornet's Nest is dealt lethal damage it seems it would then create two Green Insect Creature tokens with flying.
If not, the question would then be how does Doom Blade deal damage? Any clarification would be much appreciated.
3 months ago
RNR_Gaming That does make sense, which is the primary reason I'm reluctant to cut Questing Beast, as it tends to be a very large threat that works quickly with of without Fynn. Not sure how I missed Chevill, Bane of Monsters but he'll be getting a spot quickly, maybe in place of Hornet Nest. I think I'll skip Lurrus of the Dream-Den and Pharika, God of Affliction for now, but Bow of Nylea definitely could slot into the sideboard easily.
4 months ago
Thanks for the advice aponiato & TheVectornaut! Just ordered a couple cards to add to the deck. I went for the Assault Formation and Hornet Nest. Might Look in to Living Wall as well once I do more play testing.
4 months ago
I recommend Steel Wall if you want toughness for value to put on the pressure and Hornet Nest if you prefer a strong deterrent. I'd also suggest having more redundancy for your commander if you're not spending resources on protecting him. Assault Formation is the most obvious since it also serves as a mana sink on offense. However, Huatli, the Sun's Heart and Rolling Stones sort of work in a pinch. The alternative could be to run more cards like Asceticism.