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Got to give it points for flavor though. I love the fact that this printing actually explains all the rules for using tokens on the card. 5/5 for nostalgia, 0.5/5 for actual utility.
Posted By: Faildini (11/30/2010 8:22:27 AM)


This is a Mono artifact meaning it could only be used once, which is why the oracle text requires a tap.
Posted By: Insectile (3/12/2011 3:18:01 PM)


To all the people hating on this card as a crappy token generator: You are completely missing the point. This card was the FIRST token generator. All artifacts had inflated casting costs at this time, since there was tons of color hate spells and wotc thought that being able to put something into any deck was a big premium to its value. And in addition, evasion abilities like flying could frequently be game enders. For its time, this card was something to be feared.
Posted By: Ryjhan (9/26/2012 7:03:16 AM)


This was a better card when creatures cost more. Now, there's much cheaper ways to make token creatures.
Posted By: moriar (8/13/2009 7:54:10 PM)


This was once the most wanted of cards...however we see it now as a relatively useless card...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (7/1/2009 7:26:57 PM)


10 mana just for ONE 1/1 wasp. . . . yeah now Giant Slug is looking good compared to this. . . .
Posted By: John-Bender (11/21/2009 1:01:28 AM)


"If the Hive is destroyed, the Wasps must still be killed individually."

Rather unintuitive given by upbringing on 80s Sci-Fi/Horrors.
Posted By: WilloftheLisp (6/24/2011 6:35:59 PM)


Why does the oracle text require a tap, and the actual card doesn't? Ive noticed that with alot of the older cards...
This card is pretty bad nowadays, compare to things like Ant Queen. I do agree with Faildini about the flavor though. And I really like the card name.
Posted By: Fert12334 (1/20/2011 4:54:58 PM)


um....john bender the ability only costs 5. the other 5 is for this card, not the wasp. dosent make it good though
Posted By: bijart_dauth (4/3/2010 7:56:20 PM)


Just a crappy tokenmaker....
Posted By: Shiduba (8/11/2009 11:53:47 PM)


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