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hmmm... this? or Hawkeater Moth?
This trades with Storm Crow while the other walls it all day.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (7/16/2010 7:05:25 PM)


This card man. This little guy is awesome in my Insect deck. With Swarmyard he can be all sorts of brutal, not too mention I'm usually no longer being picked on with him out. Though, I think I'm going to need to make room for Hornet Queen from the upcoming EDH decks.
Posted By: Drewsel (6/13/2011 10:36:31 PM)


4 of these make great tokens for Hornet Queen.
Posted By: LordLamneth (7/24/2011 7:05:08 AM)


Compared to ***atrice or Tangle Asp it seems a tad expensive.
Posted By: Nocturno (2/25/2010 9:28:43 AM)


It's not deathtouch as this destroys all that blocks or is blocked by, not just the one it can damage.

But IMHO evasion and this ability don't go hand in hand. I've always kept Thicket Basilisk better than ***atrice.
Posted By: tavaritz (10/23/2011 2:38:37 PM)


@MechaKraken: not really. This effect is not Deathtouch, notice how it says "at the end of combat". It would deal one damage, get killed by anything with over 1 life, and THEN kill it.
Posted By: Arachnos (1/13/2013 11:37:00 PM)


Its not a bad card, its just that even shock takes out your four drop and throwing a bunch of enchantments on it cause card disadvantage.
Posted By: Silverware (12/2/2009 10:08:46 PM)


@MechaKraken, first strike wouldn't do much here, since it destroys the other creature at end of combat, not when it does the damage. It's not actually deathtouch, similar though it might be.
Posted By: sonorhC (9/24/2011 7:43:22 PM)


Lure for a 7 cmc one sided green Wrath.
Posted By: PhyrexianLobbiest (7/27/2010 12:06:58 PM)


i dont understand why it has such a low rating. maybe cause it's only a 1/1.
let's put this into perspective...
this is only a Common card--the very lowest rating. if it was a 2/2 it'd move up to uncommon i'd bet, and 3/3 possibly rare.
this ability is so much better than deathtouch because the creature doesn't actually need to inflict damage. throw this in with a fog and you've killed a creature and saved your own. even give this regeneration and you're set for infintite blocks. regeneration and multiple rancor-- a force to be reckoned with.
the fact that it's flying is fantastic for multiple instances of blocking. play against it in casual and you'll find out what i'm talking about. if it wasn't flying i could sure hit this with lure though
best of all, Blaze of Glory, Valor Made Real, entangler
Posted By: raptorman333 (9/14/2010 7:13:13 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!