Deranged Hermit

Deranged Hermit

Creature — Elf

Echo (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.)

When Deranged Hermit enters the battlefield, put four 1/1 green Squirrel creature tokens onto the battlefield.

Squirrel creatures get +1/+1.

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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

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Deranged 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!

FrancesTheBard on Ezuri, Claw of Progress - Optimized (cedh)

2 months ago

DankMagicianD Thanks for commenting! Yeah, that list has been one of the muses for my list. I played with it for a while and found a lot of cards superfluous, especially things like Squirrel Nest and the expensive token makers like Deranged Hermit. You can typically win by just playing a bunch of small value or utility things instead of the 5-mana creatures, which leads to faster, more synergy-driven wins. Plus, not having Temur Sabertooth or Spellseeker seems wrong.

Epicurus on SQelf.R.R.L Token

2 months ago

What, no Deranged Hermit?!

Also, Garruk Wildspeaker

(Just kidding about the Deranged Hermit, though it does fit the theme and is OG squirrel; the deck looks hella 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.

bushido_man96 on Sac Attack

3 months ago

I like Cindervines. Not seen it, but good synergy. From Beyond and Deranged Hermit add sac fodder.

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?

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.

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