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"Would make more sense with flying TBH."

@Wormfang: I think the thing you consider to be wings of the insect is... a flower.

The art is pretty, but seems kind of random.
There's a hummingbird that's like "That's some good nectar in that flower!" and the supposedly deadly (and shrouded) insect stands right below that flower and is probably thinking "damn, i wish i could taste some of that stuff!"
Posted By: Mode (8/26/2012 1:38:34 PM)


This one looks really nice with the new border when it was reprinted for the Coldsnap decks.
Posted By: space-coyote (1/15/2013 8:58:10 PM)


Like Erhnam Djinn, Deadly Insect is obsolete now, but in his day he was a champio. The strategy was to play this guy in a red-green deck. The burn cleared the way for the Insects. Anything too big to bolt would be a decent trade, but with mana ramp (including Orcish Lumberjack and Tinder Wall, this guy could usually beat the opposition fatties out of the gate.
Sure trample and haste would have made him better, but this guy didn't really suffer their lack.
Posted By: The_Erudite_Idiot (1/18/2013 11:43:28 AM)


This was one of the very first Shroud creatures. It saw a lot more use than you'd think at the time, since when it came out creatureless decks that relied on removal were pretty common... of course, they were all running Wrath of God and Balance, so it didn't help much...
Posted By: Aquillion (4/24/2013 6:07:23 AM)


Giant Solifuge much?
Posted By: Ragamander (12/19/2009 5:23:47 PM)


especially firststrike
Posted By: anhkheg (8/14/2009 10:47:31 PM)


A 6/1 with shroud for 5? Meh. Would be a lot better with trample or haste. (Or both)
Posted By: LesserImmortal (8/14/2009 6:34:54 PM)


I like this art the best
Posted By: monkeymonk42 (10/24/2011 9:24:00 PM)


would make more sense with flying TBH
Posted By: Wormfang (3/30/2011 5:25:02 PM)


Wow, never realized that the insect's wings were the flower petals. That's actually pretty clever.
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (11/9/2012 1:57:20 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!