This is an attempt to make a squirrel-themed commander deck. In order to deal with the small number of squirrel producers (and especially commander-viable squirrel producers), I've decided to try a non-legendary commander, Deranged Hermit. As a token producer he's efficient, though not as crazy as other token commanders like Krenko, Mob Boss. In other words, I don't think he's unfair. Because you get the most value from Deranged Hermit by casting him from your hand, the result is a mono-Green bounce deck, and I haven't seen anything like that elsewhere.

I've included Yisan, the Wanderer Bard as an alternative commander, in case a play group gets huffy about Deranged Hermit. With Wirewood Symbiote, Elvish Visionary, and Reclamation Sage he's got a great chain of stuff to get for CMC 1-3, and if he gets to 5 he can get Deranged Hermit.

If you have thoughts on Deranged Hermit as a commander, or suggestions for an alternative commander, leaves them in the comments!


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