Deranged Hermit


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

Eshed on Sidar/Tana

2 weeks 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 [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

3 weeks 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!"

2 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!"

2 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

3 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?

Regoober on

3 months 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 months 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

4 months 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

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