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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Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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

Deep Forest Hermit Discussion

KayneMarco on Angus and His Squirrel Friends

4 weeks 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

1 month 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!

1 month 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

2 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

2 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

Osbert on Counter Sac Engine / Gruul Mill

3 months ago

Here are some cards that just get the ball rolling a bit faster:

Cryptolith Rite turns all your tokens and GrumGully into mana dorks to power out spells faster.

If you really like the "army in a box" creatures like Seige Gang Commander then you may want Avenger of Zendikar , Deep Forest Hermit , or Deranged Hermit . If you combine these cards with Nim Deathmantle and Ashnod's altar you can make infinite bodies by eating a token and the actual card to generate the 4 mana to pay for the mantle's trigger to recur it immediately. If you REALLY likes these effects I'd also suggest Panharmonicon to double up on the ETBs. Panharmonicon also doubles up Purphuros/Impact Tremors triggers.

Decimate is the best removal spell printed in Gruul right next to Hull Breach so use them.

Heroic Intervention , Lightning Greaves , Vexing Shusher , and Aspect of Mongoose are decent protection.

Liliana9000x on Squirrley

4 months ago

wheres the Path to Exile ? no offense but i think its gonna be really hard for you to win with this. your creatures are too small and you have too little removal. theres just not a lot of synergies going on here. i only see 1 ETB effect to use with Ephemerate . you don't have any way of stopping the opponent from killing you before you attempt to cast Deep Forest Hermit on turn 5 (at earliest).

Caerwyn on Squirrley

5 months ago

I am not sold on your key combo - Peace of Mind to discard Deep Forest Hermit to reanimate it with Vesperlark is a whole host of moving parts, none of which have suitable redundancies. That said, I think Noose Constrictor is probably an upgrade to Peace of Mind - the body with reach is nifty, and the lack of mana cost in its discard ability is invaluable.

A couple copies of Arbor Elf for ramp, and a splash of blue for Intruder Alarm would also enable you to go infinite with Squirrel Nest .

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