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Creature — Insect
When Hornet Queen enters the battlefield, put four 1/1 green Insect creature tokens with flying and deathtouch onto the battlefield.
Hornet Queen Discussion
3 weeks ago
You're talismans are good ramp but are strictly worse than basic signets. I would replace them. In a deck with hefty lifegain they might be better - but i can forsee taking a ton of damage from then.
The The Immortal Sun , Guardian Project , Mystic Confluence , Ulvenwald Hydra , Seedborn Muse , Rune-Scarred Demon Muldrotha, the Gravetide , Hornet Queen , Courser of Kruphix , Oracle of Mul Daya ...and anything with Landfall are my least favorite cards for the deck. I think Landfall is an entirely different style this commander can be played with - as in I think it would need support from the entire deck and need to abuse Landfall with more cards. Right now I think the deck has a bigger Control theme. Cards like Roil Elemental or Sire of Stagnation need to be protected - and need an entire support system of counters and Explore and Harrow and Scapeshift and Splendid Reclamation and Crucible of Worlds etc etc.
Also you can probably go down to 32 lands.
4 weeks ago
dbpunk, I designed it to go wide while he goes tall. Consider the following:
I could spend 7 mana on a Moldgraf Monstrosity and give Yorvo 2x +1/+1 counters.
Or, I spend it on Hornet Queen and he gets 5x +1/+1 counters.
Avenger of Zendikar ? Assuming I hit curve, 8x - 9x +1/+1 counters depending on Yorvo's size when AOZ hits.
1 month ago
Riku has two abilities that are great, the trick to him is either balancing these two synergies or picking one and going all-in on it. and using the other as a bonus. Yours feels like you want to lean more towards the creatures, which is great but you'll probably want a couple more beefy critters. Just my opinion, but I have suggested some good synergies below for you
1 month ago
I don't see overrun effects as cheese, I have other decks that play more to that style and with no haste in the deck I feel like it can be very obvious when it will happen.
I'm not keen on most cards like Hornet Queen as it costs the same as Avenger of Zendikar but is limited to making 4 tokens. Some are cheaper but still only make 4 so i am trying to find the right one.
1 month ago
I understand. Many people think overrun effects are cheese, though I disagree (since they require the combination of multiple creatures, and cards like Torment of Hailfire require nothing but mana).
Drain effects are hard to pull off, and if you want to gear your deck towards them, you will find that your wincon of pinging opponents to death will revolve around a bunch of cheap token creatures. Zulaport Cutthroat , Blood Artist , and Poison-Tip Archer offer you your road to victory if you can reliably sacrifice the tokens from Hornet Queen , Avenger of Zendikar , Deep Forest Hermit , and Tendershoot Dryad , just to name a few of my favorite army-in-a-can creatures.
1 month ago
We gave your request a lot of thought. Our main objective was to keep the spirit of the deck the same. So we decided to try and find replacements for the more expensive cards while keeping the original thought of the replaced cards alive. Naturally this would mean we would end up with cards that are either slightly less effective at what the expensive cards do, or they have a higher CMC, or both.
Almost all replacements we have chosen cost below 1 dollar. Some of the replaced cards are cards we do not own, so we decided not to post a new deck as we only do so when we own all the cards in it. So, here is a list of the replacements we would make in order to turn this into a less expensive deck:
- Forest for all the non-basic lands
- Hermit of the Natterknolls Flip for Beast Whisperer
- Ivy Lane Denizen for Bloodspore Thrinax
- End-Raze Forerunners for Craterhoof Behemoth
- Wirewood Channeler for Elvish Archdruid
- Skullwinder for Eternal Witness
- Rushwood Herbalist for Ezuri, Renegade Leader
- Evolutionary Leap for Fauna Shaman
- Elfhame Druid for Fyndhorn Elves
- Deadly Recluse for Hornet Queen
- Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen for Joraga Warcaller
- Ant Queen for Mycoloth
- Nullmage Advocate for Nullmage Shepherd
- Centaur Rootcaster for Oracle of Mul Daya
- Thunderfoot Baloth for Pathbreaker Ibex
- Mul Daya Channelers for Priest of Titania
- Initiate's Companion for Quirion Ranger
- Runic Armasaur for Regal Force
- Yavimaya Elder for Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Llanowar Scout for Sakura-Tribe Scout
- Deathgorge Scavenger for Scavenging Ooze
- Fyndhorn Brownie for Scryb Ranger
- Rampaging Baloths for Seedborn Muse (we know, not quite the same functions)
- Archetype of Endurance for Asceticism
- Overrun for Beastmaster Ascension
- Abundance for Burgeoning / Exploration
- Beast Within for Song of the Dryads
- Nature's Claim for Krosan Grip
- Vitalize for Benefactor's Draught
- Shared Summons for Green Sun's Zenith / Genesis Wave
- Mask of Avacyn for Lightning Greaves / Swiftfoot Boots
- Sol Ring for Worn Powerstone
We were not able to find suitable replacements (i.e.: cards that would do the same thing but be slightly less effective at it) for the following cards:
- Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
- Concordant Crossroads
- Mirri's Guile
- Quest for Renewal
- Heroic Intervention
- Worldly Tutor
- Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury
- Lifecrafter's Bestiary
- Sensei's Divining Top
- Umbral Mantle
So if you have any suggestions for these, please let us know. For now, we hope we helped you a bit to make a cheaper version of our deck. Have fun brewing it!
Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980
1 month ago
This used to be a good strategy for mono-green devotion but this deck utilizes Karn and just wants forests to enchant/untap with Utopia Sprawl and Arbor Elf . Nykthos isn't a forest and that makes it not good enough I guess, there are also not that many big payoffs in the deck to utilize the huge amount of mana Nykthos produces. I honestly think that Nielson included Hornet Queen just to have an answer to Humans which it's really strong against, same goes for the single Spore Frog whom is a great answer against Hogaak.
The main goal is to get 4 mana in turn 2 to cast Karn, after that you empty your hand for the Ensnaring Bridge to slow your opponent down and in turn 4 you lock the game up with Mycosynth Lattice . So your best hand would contain two forests to cast Karn, this concludes that you only have two devotion making Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx just a colorless land.
It is absolutely a great card but not for Green-Prison/Control since you don't develop a big board-state with a lot of devotion that easily.
2 months ago
I was wondering if I could suggest an idea for Playtesting: Layering.
When I playtest, something I often find annoying is when a permanent "jumps" to the top of the screen. For example, when I am tapping lands and stones in the order I need them, one might "jump" to the top of the screen and now is layered over everything else and throws the arrangement out of it's proper placement.
This is very annoying because I now have to individually drag and drop each permanent aside until I can fit everything back into it's proper place.
Another example where layering may be useful is when you bring out equipment or auras. If I bring out an equipment and go to "attach" it onto my creature, I can't just move the image to it's location and call it a day; No, I have to first move the creature out of the way, move the equipment into place, then move the creature back on top of it. This way, I can still see my creature, rather than it being covered up by an artifact.
Layering would also be useful if you wish to tuck token images under their permanent's host. For example, rather than taking up two spaces on the board with Hornet Queen and her 4x 1/1 Insect tokens, I can tuck the Insect token under Hornet Queen, then hit E four times to register 4 of them. This saves valuable space on the boardstate. If, however, I were to do this as the current system stands I would need to move Hornet Queen out of the way, generate the token, move the token into place, and then finally move Queen back on top of them.
For those players who enjoy running a lot of enchantments, layering the enchantments into a pile is also a great way to save space, but a poor way to observe what the cards are. Yes, we can always press spacebar, but it'd be nice to pull the card to the top instead if we need to, then tuck it back under when we are done.
Now, this poses a problem: "With so many images on the boardstate, won't you need to press the button several times in order to position it correctly?"
Yes, but I feel that pressing one of the alphabet keys on the keyboard 4 - 5 times is a lot easier than dragging each individual card out of place, then moving them all back into place one at a time.
I would recommend using the u key and shifting up into the U key.
- U (capital) = Layer UP
- u (lowercase) = Layer DOWN
This is no different than Y and y with regards to the top and bottom of the library, or Q and q with increasing Power and lowering Power.
Hornet Queen occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.03%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%