Hermit Druid


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered Uncommon
Vintage Masters Rare
Stronghold Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Hermit Druid

Creature — Human Druid

, : Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a basic land card. Put that card into your hand and all other cards revealed this way into your graveyard.

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Hermit Druid Discussion

enpc on Damia Morgendorffer

1 day ago

I wouldn't play Hermit Druid in this build - Other than having to swap the 8 basics out, I have designed this deck to have as little reliance on the graveyard as possible. The other thing is that while it uses more pieces, the better Necrotic Ooze package uses Blighted Bat, Channeler Initiate, Devoted Druid, Wall of Roots and Walking Ballista. Each piece has a lower CMC and most of them double as mana dorks. Plus using Walking Ballista means you can pair it with any infinite mana combo.

I'm currently putting together a Sidisi, Brood Tyrant list where I'm looking to use the HD/Nooze combo but here I think it's a bit too clunky to try and integrate.

Reverie42 on Meren of Clan Nel Toth

4 days ago

A few Meren standards that you may consider:

Relatively affordable stuff:

Medium Price stuff:

Expensive options are Sheoldred, Whispering One and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. They're $20+, but they're both utterly bonkers.

Also, as just a side note, I love the It That Betrays. I added one of those too. I recognize that in real games it's not really amazing. But it's just so much fun that it gets a slot forever for the random times that it just wrecks everything.

Reverie42 on Meren be Scarin

5 days ago

A few options that you might consider, in mostly decreasing order of how good I think they're likely to be:

  • Eternal Witness is a great card in Meren. Fetches whatever you need and you're always happy to sac it.
  • Evolutionary Leap lets you sacrifice without inate card disadvantage
  • Smothering Abomination fills a similar role to Evo Leap, but on a pretty good flying body.
  • Hermit Druid may be better than Silverglade Pathfinder since it can fill your graveyard. It doesn't ramp, but it has a very low opportunity cost.
  • Thragtusk gives value going in and out, and the extra token to chump/sac is pretty nice.
  • Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip flips easily and can help empty your opponents' hands
  • It That Betrays is super expensive and maybe kind of impractical, but it can also just win on its own. Also steals fetchlands, which is nice.

You could likely make room by removing some ETB sac effects or sac effects that don't provide card advantage (Viscera Seer, Stronghold Assassin, Slum Reaper, etc). Winding Constrictor is likely cuttable (I have to imagine you get enough XP to do what you need without it). Custodi Lich is probably just less efficient than other stuff at 5 mana.

This is definitely the most all-in Meren deck I've seen in terms of creature count, though. Pretty cool list, thanks for posting.

Arcaneful on Converted my Dredge Gitrog Monster ...

6 days ago


Wonder - Lightly Played

Splinterfright - Moderately Played

Hermit Druid - Lightly Played

Barren Moor - Near Mint

Worm Harvest - Lightly Played

Dakmor Salvage - Lightly Played

Stinkweed Imp - Moderately Played

Grapple with the Past - Near Mint

Nyx Weaver - Near Mint

Satyr Wayfinder - Lightly Played

Wild Mongrel - Lightly Played

Shambling Shell - Lightly Played

Realms Uncharted - Lightly Played

Exsanguinate - Near Mint

I decided to convert my The Gitrog Monster deck after I decided that it was fun, but not what I completely wanted. I liked the self land destruction, but what I WANTED above anything else was dredge. So I added blue and decided to pick Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

Anyone have any tips? I know I need to stay on one deck, but this one I know I will. 3 color opens up so many opportunities and it has what I want (cough dredge cough). And yes I know Hermit Druid is usually a NO in Sidisi, but I picked her for her first ability and colors more than her second ability. The zombies are more... icing on the cake if you would for the more reanimator/dredge theme I'm looking for.

Edit: Decklist With What I had Lying Around + Parts of Gitrog Monster

NV_1980 on Meren's Returning Army

1 week ago

Hi Atsu,

I had not considered Necrotic Ooze yet, I'll look into it. I'm not really fond of Phyrexian Devourer; too unpredictable. Also, I'm not fond of exiling my own stuff .

Though I truly like Buried Alive and Jarad's Orders, I'm very reluctant to add more tutors to the deck. Mostly because it already contains quite a few of them, as well as the incredible effective Hermit Druid and Life from the Loam that allow self-mill AND a plethora of ways to draw additional cards.

I'd like a Walking Ballista, but I don't have one and obtaining one at this time in my country is next to impossible (no retailer has had it in stock for months).

Atsu on Meren of Clan Nacl Toth

1 week ago

I was debating on incorporating dredge but I wasn't too sure on what packages of the deck I'd want to include to make dredge consistent, aside from changing my commander to Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord to increase the synergy. Hermit Druid is interesting as it provides consistent dredge, skullclamp outlet, and at a low price point that I can see him working out. Thanks for the rec!

Triton on SNEK ATTACK!!!1

1 week ago

Blo I feel, I expected my meta to be more casual, but usually I face decks like Yidris and Meren in a pod, with the occasional Hermit Druid combo guy.

I don't know if there's enough deserts to add into the deck, but I haven't looked into them too much. I may know like 3 in Hapatra's color identity but that's about it. Oran Rief seems really good, I'll see if I can trade for one. I currently have a single Reliquary Tower in one of my other decks, again if I can trade for one that'd be great haha. Same goes with Arcane Lighthouse.

I added in the mana dorks for more ramp in the deck, but since most of the deck is low-CMC, I can probably free up spots for Cryptolith Rite and other cards.

Contagion Engine is a card that is amazing, but I don't have the money for it yet. I'll add it in, however. I did get a job recently so I can potentially buy it once I get some money from it and my LGS carries it.

Phyrexian Arena and Evolutionary leap are nice since they supply card draw and a sac outlet to dig for creatures. Haven't drawn them all that much, so feel free to ask once I get all the cards for the deck. :)

Phyrexian Hydra is also a maybe, since it's pretty great, just the CMC is a tad off-putting. I may add it in sometime too if I'm in need for a more impactful win condition.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Winterblast on Wizards R&D to take over ...

1 week ago

Wolfsbane706 if French commander was that cool, there wouldn't be something like cEDH. Whenever we talk about other variants of commander in our playgroup, the most often voiced opinion is that everything other than the normal EDH banlist seems to remove the balls of the format. I can't say it often enough, EDH is the only format in which you can play a power level close to Vintage but with a slightly lower budget. This fact alone is appealing and makes all other variants of singleton formats look worse in comparison.

maxon it's a social format for sure, no matter how you play it, but the term "casual" is so subjective that it has absolutely no defining value. Does casual mean that there are no DCI sanctioned tournaments available? What if a shop holds a torunament then, does that immediately strip the "casual" off that format? Does it need weekly official events to be considered non-casual?

Or is casual just a synonym for low budget for some people? What is considered a low budget in such a wide format that extends back to 1993? Is it non-casual to play single cards with high value or is the total value of a deck making it not casual anymore?

However you put it, it's not something that people can aggree on consensually, so what's the point of trying to describe a format that way? Casual players have always managed to play together with no format restrictions and still have fun. New players often just put a random sol ring in any big creature deck (not talking about EDH), or even more than one, just because it's cheap and easy to get...does it make their decks any more competitive? Absolutely not.

ibstudent2200 as for your assumption that certain cards can't be played "wrongly" to lower their power on purpose, I think that's wrong. Even the best cards can be played in a way that makes them literally useless or at least far less powerful as they would be in the right deck. Let's take Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary for example. put him in a two or three coloured deck and it's just as bad as the Hermit Druid you use for non-combo purposes. It is definitely possible to build weak decks with cards that have a high power level, just look at the precon decks. They show pretty much what happens when a casual player wants to build an underwhelming deck on purpose, with at least some absolutely great cards. For reference, compare the original Teferi deck to a Chain Veil Teferi list...if you absolutely want to, you can even make top tier commanders NOT work. That's why balancing the format by bans is quite unnecessary for casual players. They do not get to feel the full power of the cards they play anyway, because they play them in the "wrong" context.

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