Deranged Hermit


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

cows5467 on Devour

1 week ago

Maybe try Siege-Gang Commander or Deranged Hermit for creatures that enter with tokens

Savage1988 on Muldrotha, Tides of Madness (1 combo)

3 weeks ago


Peregrine Drake seems interesting as a card that generates mana. It’s nice that it untaps your lands which makes the colored requirements afterwards easier and it seems actually better in most cases than the Deranged Hermit when you’re actually going off with the Nim Deathmantle. Casting it is “free”, and when you sac it to either of the altars it generates 1 or 2 mana per cycle. The only strike against it compared to Deranged Hermit is that the squirrels are actually pretty useful even if you don’t have the deathmantle, allowing some busted turns without necessarily going infinite.

Thanks for the suggestion, i think they can live in the same deck without too many problems, though having too much of the combo-only cards makes the deck a little bit weaker.

Not too sure about how the drake combos with the other 2 cards, you still need one of the altars for the Nezumi Graverobber, and for the Journey to Eternity  Flip you need Ashnod's Altar specifically right?

Agree with possible cuts (as i stated under “cut-considerations” :))

Savage1988 on Muldrotha, Tides of Madness (1 combo)

1 month ago


Thanks! Makes sense, and powerful combo indeed. Not too much of a fan of ballista + mikaeus, but the combo is clever.

Fauna Shaman and/or Birthing Pod sound like great additions because of the tutor abilities. I’ll try and get someone to trade them, they’re a lot of fun and can gain me access more easily to silver bullets like Spore Frog, Deranged Hermit, Caustic Caterpillar and Shriekmaw.

Eshed on Sidar/Tana

2 months ago

I fell in love with this list when I saw your deck tech video. So much in fact that I decided to build it myself! I had to make a few changes since I didn't have all of the cards you included, but I stuck to your list by replacing cards with close parallels. For example, Mirran Crusader became Silverblade Paladin, Hornet Queen became Deranged Hermit, and Meekstone became Marble Titan. You weren't kidding, this deck is surprisingly effective! It's won almost every time I played it. Harvest Season has netted me up to nine lands! Thank you for sharing this deck!

merrowMania on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 months ago

@I_TappedWrong - We will hold off on the Esper walker as it was leaked, not spoiled.

enter image description here - T3? This is some decent reanimation, even if only as tokens. I like it in a Stax build with Smokestack, Deranged Hermit, Possessed Portal, Stitcher's Supplier, etc.

@thegigibeast - You're right. I misevaluated the card. While I saw the infinite mana outlet, I focused too much on the "any player" part.

sephiroth2308 on "I can make... a million of me!"

4 months ago

I used to run Essence Warden and Soul Warden in this deck, actually. I cut them because there were more optimal cards to put into their slots (Elvish Mystic for Essence Warden, and Avacyn's Pilgrim for Soul Warden.) I reasoned that I didn't need more lifegain in the deck, since I already have so many sources of it, and juggling those triggers with everything else became a headache. Adding a more consistent mana base was higher on my priority list.

Deranged Hermit is definitely a good inclusion in this deck! My one hangup about it is the high mana cost and the Echo cost. Dropping 5+5 mana isn't exactly high on my to-do list. It's definitely a good card, but I can't decide where it should curve in.

Melodystuck on "I can make... a million of me!"

4 months ago

Do you think (or anyone else) thinks that having an Essence Warden and/or Deranged Hermit would be good? Because I think with this, everytime a token comes in, you gain a life and if they're squirrels, the Deranged Hermit can make them all get a +1/+1.

alias42 on Muldrotha, the Gravtide

5 months 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?

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