Deranged Hermit


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters Rare
Urza's Legacy Rare
Promo Set 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

special_lil_guy on GW Kitty Tribal

1 week ago

I just love how Regal Caracal is the Deranged Hermit for kitties! I would also love to play you sometime as I have a cat deck myself and it would be cool! Maybe Door of Destinies would be good too? I have that in my Pegasus deck.

Izu_Korasu on Fury of the Acornborn Muse v.2.1

1 month ago

Squall Line may be a better use of the slot then Hurricane

you say squirrels, but it seems Deranged Hermit is the only producer? seems like mostly green token fun (Second Harvest?)

no Nut Collector, Squirrel Nest, Liege of the Hollows, Acorn Catapult, Druid's Call, Acorn Harvest, Squirrel Mob, Krosan Beast or Chatter of the Squirrel ??

Earthcraft+Squirrel Nest and Druid's Call+Acorn Catapult are especially fun.

ClockworkSwordfish on The Squirrels of Westvale

2 months ago

Not to ruin your fun, but don't Parallel Lives and all the populate cards risk killing Ormendahl, since he's legendary? Besides, sacrifing five squirrels to summon him kind of non-bos with Squirrel Mob. I'd maybe look to something like Overrun or Beastmaster Ascension for your win.

I'm surprised you don't have Deranged Hermit in there! With Parallel Lives, he's five mana for eight squirrels. I'd consider him over the Wrangler, for instance.

Lithusael on Quietly powerful selesnyans

2 months ago

Hi there,

your deck looks sweet :-)

I just stumbled upon the imperious perfect and peema, maybe you would want to exchange them for more straightforward options since you do not rely on elves at all (and tapping for a token producer is the slow way to get more tokens). You might want to consider Nemata, Grove Guardian and Deranged Hermit instead since they provide a shitload of tokens you can work with... and Nemata is a winoption herself ;-) If you want more saproling tokens you can try Verdeloth the Ancient.

Best regards

PurePazaak on Current Ezuri Build

2 months ago

So I have an Ezuri, Claw of Progress build, myself. You should check it out! I'm gonna give you some ideas, as I may have a few more experience counters than you xD

The suggestions I make are from my list, but I won't mention any cards outside of your budget. Let's get started!

This is alphabetical, not in order of relevance:

  • Avenger of Zendikar is a bomb! He usually produces 7 tokens (sometimes more, rarely less). That's 7 Ezuri triggers! A great way to spend some mana.
  • Birthing Pod is good; in my opinion, it is secondary to Yisan, the Wanderer Bard (more on him later)
  • Breeding Pool is in your sideboard, but is a little out of your budget. If you're willing to buy it, there is absolutely no reason to leave it out of your deck
  • Cyclonic Rift is an auto-include, as you are playing a blue EDH deck
  • As brian.olson542 mentioned, Fathom Mage is amazing with Ezuri. It's the best card draw you'll get
  • Green Sun's Zenith is amazing if you have enough green creatures to make it relevant. Tutoring is important in Commander, especially with a toolbox build (Ezuri can easily be a very effective toolbox). If you have too many blue/artifact creatures, I would go for other tutors
  • Hinterland Harbor is from my favorite cycle of lands. In a 2-color deck, it will usually enter the battlefield _UN_tapped, without having to Shock yourself. Wonderful!
  • You would be amazed at just how useful Kiora's Follower is. Got a tapped Simic Growth Chamber, Sol Ring, or Oran-Rief, the Vastwood? No problem :) Of course, it can also untap any creatures you have, as well as tapping an opponent's artifacts/creatures. So much utility in one little creature!
  • I am familiar with Lifecrafter's Bestiary (or the Pokedex, as I call it). However, I have not tried it in my Ezuri Claw build. I'd be interested in seeing how it plays out!
  • Murkfiend Liege is definitely not as good as Seedborn Muse, but it is also 90% cheaper, so that's okay
  • Mycoloth is one of the best ways to get more counters! You needn't devour anything as it enters, though you certainly may. Just dump XP into it, and you get some tokens, which gives you more XP, which gives you more tokens, which gives...
  • Panharmonicon - yesyesYES!!! This card is bonkers! Creatures that create tokens when they enter the battlefield (i.e.: Avenger of Zendikar) will create twice that amount! But wait - There's more! Those tokens will trigger Ezuri TWICE! For those of you following along at home, that's FOUR TIMES the Ezuri triggers for those tokens. You can't afford to pass that up!
  • Rashmi, Eternities Crafter really doesn't play with Ezuri, but it is an A+ Simic card.
  • PUT IN Sage of Hours!!! He is an infinite combo, and a win condition. If you have 4 XP, play Sage, get another XP, enter combat, place 5 counters on Sage and remove them instantly, take an extra turn. Then do the same thing next turn. Then the next. Then the next. You see where i'm going here? It's infinite turns, my friend. There's no cooler way to win (well... except for Now I Know My ABC's... but that's a different deck)
  • I don't usually like taplands, but I make an excuse for Temple of Mystery. The artwork alone keeps it in, and the scrying is noice
  • Yavimaya Coast is another solid and inexpensive option for mana

This is kinda alphabetical... but not really. _()_/

Whew! Well I gave you a lot to think about, there. feel free to ask questions about anything I've suggested; I'd be happy to give you examples from games I've played, etc. Good luck, and happy deck-teching!

PurePazaak on How Bernie Sanders Plays Magic

3 months ago

@JaysomeDecks - Y'know, surely I must have seen Deranged Hermit a thousand times over my countless hours of research, and yet I never really noticed it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! I'll find a spot for it :)

JaysomeDecks on How Bernie Sanders Plays Magic

3 months ago

You can win turn 3 with Deranged Hermit. It is set to come in the turn after Ezurnie, and give you 5 experience counters. That alone is amazing. But, you can then tap those 5 creatures to cast Chord of Calling, fetching Sage of Hours, and with enough experience to go infinite right there.

Forceofnature1 on Landfill (Gitrog EDH w/ Pseudo Primer)

3 months ago

Very fun build! I am just putting a Gitrog deck together myself. I have a bunch of these cards but went with more of a fun woodland theme Deranged Hermit build for mine.

How is it playtesting?

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