Deranged Hermit

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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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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Deranged Hermit Discussion

alias42 on Muldrotha, the Gravtide

1 week ago

Fun win condition = secret squirrel tribal? Deranged Hermit, let him die to echo, recast from your graveyard for an army of squirrels with a 1 turn respawn?

Regoober on

1 week ago

Nice Start. My version centered around Sage of Hours infinite turns, but this is way more kind-hearted. I recently retired him because he was very two-note (either infect or infinite turns). I also ran Man-o'-War, Shrieking Drake and AEther Adept with Aluren for infinite experience. Another infinite Experience combo was Cloud of Faeries or Peregrine Drake with Deadeye Navigator.

Now that the price has come down a bit Devoted Druid is a nasty little trick. Also, Deranged Hermit is 5 Experience for 5 which can really change a game. Panharmonicon is a neccesity as it makes your commander's etb skill trigger twice (and your ten creatures with etb triggers twice, too!)

Slivortal on Freyalise High Tide

3 weeks ago

As I said, Spike Weaver is sweet anti-creature tech. There's also other Fog effects, but I tend to prioritize creatures since we run such a high amount of creature tutors that it's pretty easy find specific ones. Other than that, the best bet is to just slam a Deranged Hermit/Hornet Queen/Ant Queen/Woodland Bellower/Realm Seekers/Green Sun's Zenith the turn after playing Freya.

Gregorian_17 on Rally the Elven Folk

1 month ago

Add more elves that give and get counters like Allosaurus Rider, Ambush Commander, Deranged Hermit could be good, Drove of Elves would just be good for a green deck and Elvish House Party would just be fun. There are some more and I haven't looked at any spell besides creatures so keep looking and improving your deck LykosMTG

ewit on Official missing/incorrect card/token thread

1 month ago

There are a couple more cards other than shocks and fetches that are being replaced with the wrong printing. So far I've found:

Ancient Tomb TMP becomes EXP

Dryad Arbor FUT becomes V12

Kessig Wolf Run ISD becomes V13

Nature's Lore DDD becomes VMA

Deranged Hermit ULG becomes VMA

Scroll Rack TMP becomes MPS

(I've inputted all of the above cards as the first-named printing)

Sleazebag on Saffi Eriksdotter

2 months ago

Some cards I'd consider:

Protean Hulk, pretty obvious suggestion. You probably don't play it due to power concerns but felt I'd mention it anyway.

Panharmonicon, you got a ton of creatures with ETB's that would benefit from this, might be too win-more, but should be pretty good.

Ashnod's Altar, often just straight up better in combination with Nim Deathmantle. Definitely worth running next to Phyrexian Altar.

Stoneforge Mystic, on the note of Nim Deathmantle, it's just so good you might as well add an additional tutor for it. Can also get Skullclamp which is an amazing card.

Deranged Hermit, a cheaper alternative to Avenger of Zendikar for infinte ETB/LTB/Mana with Nim Deathmantle and Altars.

Blasting Station, probably the best way to win with your infinite combos.

Mentor of the Meek, good draw engine. So many small creatures that keep on coming back, this will draw you quite a lot.

Woodfall Primus, excellent tool for repeatable removal. Can easily win the game with stuff like;

Solemnity, an excellent infinite combo piece with cards like the above Woodfall Primus, and Kitchen Finks. They will just keep on coming back infinitely. Vizier of Remedies and Melira, Sylvok Outcast also work similarly.

Restoration Angel, Felidar Guardian 2.0, also allows for an infinite loop with Felidar + Restoration flickering each other forever. With Panharmonicon you can suddenly flicker all permanents infinitely.

Selfless Spirit & Dauntless Escort, excellent tools to protect large boards.

Boonweaver Giant, for infinite combos with Pattern of Rebirth

Angel of Glory's Rise infinite ETB's with Saffi and a free sac outlet.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Masters 25 Speculation and Wishlist

2 months ago

Agent_Fire - Tree of Redemption at uncommon would ruin the limited format.

I'd like to pose this question again: Would you rather have value cards at mythic or rare?

The obvious answer is rare. You are more likely to open them and with more in circulation, the cost will go down. I am all for a card like Tree of Redemption or Akroma, Angel of Fury being printed at mythic rarity. I personally think Wizards is absolutely nailing this set with their rarity distribution. Obviously some choices are...odd (i.e. the two aforementioned cards), but the set so far looks fantastic.

Some of the new spoiled cards I am excited about (since last time I checked):

Elvish Piper, Hell's Caretaker with a new boarder, Courser of Kruphix (called it!), Laquatus's Champion, and Animar, Soul of Elements.

I'd be quite happy with a Doubling Season reprint for the last green rare, but there doesn't really seem to be a +1/+1 counter or token archetype to the set so I doubt it. I am still holding out for Deranged Hermit though :)

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Masters 25 Speculation and Wishlist

2 months ago

I think Wizards is doing a great job with M25. A lot of people seem to be up in arms about some low value reprints at mythic (which is silly because you want your value at rare and uncommon anyways), but I love the nostalgia factor wizards is throwing into this set. So far M25 is turning into exactly what I had hoped for, a big nostalgia trip.

That being said...give me a Deranged Hermit, Squirrel Mob or Krosan Beast reprint please!

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