Deep Forest Hermit

Deep Forest Hermit

Creature — Elf Druid

Vanishing 3 (This creature enters the battlefield with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.)

When Deep Forest Hermit enters the battlefield, create four 1/1 green Squirrel creature tokens.

Squirrels you control get +1/+1.

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

Deep Forest Hermit Discussion

abby315 on Meren to Nethroi

1 month ago

The above comment about sums it up for me, unless you were planning to take it in a combo or other kind of direction! Here are some good Nethroi targets that have low power but make tokens or have good effects when they enter:

Biogenic Ooze Blade Splicer Master Splicer
Maul Splicer
Sensor Splicer
Noosegraf Mob
Chittering Witch
Creakwood Liege
Akroan Horse
Deep Forest Hermit
Deranged Hermit
Nut Collector
Geist-Honored Monk
Ghave, Guru of Spores
God-Eternal Oketra
Hornet Queen
Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
Tendershoot Dryad
Trostani Discordant Trostani's Summoner

Most of the above cards create creature tokens, so you'll probably want the usual: Doubling Season, Anointed Procession, Parallel Lives if you include a lot of them.

Here are some 0-power utility creatures to consider, because they're free to reanimate if they get killed:

Arboreal Grazer
Birds of Paradise
Devoted Druid
Incubation Druid
Faeburrow Elder
Custodi Soulbinders
Embodiment of Agonies
Golgari Grave-Troll (also a great include because Dredge can fill your GY)

And you'll also want at least a few additional Mutaters in case you have Nethroi out and want to trigger it again:

Auspicious Starrix
Cavern Whisperer
Dirge Bat
Migratory Greathorn
Sawtusk Demolisher

...all seem like good includes.

Hope this gives you a good place to start and a list of interesting cards to consider. Many are very affordable. Now I kinda want to make a Nethroi deck.

Have fun!

SquirrelPenguin on Super Sadistic Squirrels

3 months ago

OK, I like the deck, but a single Squirrel Nest causes the deck to be named after squirrels? I would like to see more squirrel cards. Deep Forest Hermit is a good budget version of Deranged Hermit, although both would be good in your deck. the complete list of squirrel cards that are EDH legal can be found here.

LittleBlueHero on Acornelia Commander

3 months ago

Glad to hear it!

Ive gotten to play mine twice so far. First time around I managed to have 22 squirrels in play and was going to cast Overwhelming Stampede on my turn but another player combo'ed off before it came back around.

Second game I won on turn 6 after dropping Metallic Mimic turn 2, Acornelia, Fashionable Filcher turn 3, Deranged Hermit turn 4. Letting it die and casting Animate Dead on it turn 5 and activating acornelia to remove to one problem blocker i saw. Then casting Craterhoof Behemoth on 6 and swinging to take out the table.

The deck won't always be so smooth but its always satisfying to kill friends with furry rodents. Also, its pretty clear the Deranged Hermit and Deep Forest Hermit are going to be two of, if not the, most important cards in the deck. the 4 tokens and 5 acorns they bring are huge advantages. Thats why I am running things like Animate Dead and Lifeline.

Hope you have a blast playing your deck.

KayneMarco on Angus and His Squirrel Friends

5 months ago

So how come no Deep Forest Hermit or Deranged Hermit in the deck? And maybe I already know the reason but Earl of Squirrel as well?

Sorinfckr69 on Aristo-Elves

5 months ago

Have you thought of adding Deep Forest Hermit and Palace Siege ? Hermit comes down with extra bodies, and siege gives gives you more graveyard recursion. Also Swiftfoot Boots for additional protection/haste for korvold or another creature if you already have lightning grieves out

seshiro_of_the_orochi on YOU WANT TO GET NUTS!? COME ON! LET'S GET NUTS!

5 months ago

I really had hoped to find the Earl at this deck's helm. Gorgeous it is!

Is there a reason to not include Deep Forest Hermit ? It would be pretty powerful here.

Drakorya on Simic Token Engine

7 months ago

If you're looking for other token generators, Orochi Hatchery and Riptide Replicator could be good options. Kessig Cagebreakers is good too.

There's also a bunch of cards that make squirrel tokens. I can't remeber all the names, but Deep Forest Hermit and Deranged Hermit are two of them.

Tata on Yarok EDH

7 months ago

Lots of nice things here.

Palinchron goes infinite with Yarok, so I'd recommend that.

I think Villainous Wealth is just a bad card. I think there a better things to be doing with infinite mana. Without infinite mana it's just not strong enough unless X = 15 or something. And in that case I would rather play Torment of Hailfire .

Vivien, Champion of the Wilds gives creatures flash, but that's already granted by Leyline of Anticipation and Alchemist's Refuge . I don't think you need a 3rd redundant effect like this. Vivien is also much more vulnerable than these two other cards.

Force of Negation can be replaced with Swan Song and I think it would just be better. Force of Negation is a strong card, but I don't think you need to be concerned with it unless your deck is angled towards having 1) tons of blue cards and 2) wants to counter many things.

I think your list doesn't contain enough ramp.

Creatures you can consider: Deep Forest Hermit , Fierce Empath , Spellseeker , Yavimaya Dryad

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