Deep Forest Hermit

Deep Forest Hermit

Creature — Elf Druid

Vanishing 3 (This creature enters the battlefield with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.)

When Deep Forest Hermit enters the battlefield, create four 1/1 green Squirrel creature tokens.

Squirrels you control get +1/+1.

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Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Deep Forest Hermit Discussion

Gidgetimer on Does the 1/1 counter from …

5 days ago

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Deep Forest Hermit

Deep Forest Hermit doesn't give the squirrels counters. It provides a static buff for as long as it is on the battlefield. The squirrels will lose the buff when the Hermit leaves the battlefield. Anything that interacts with counters (Doubling Season, Tayam, Luminous Enigma, The SBA that removes +1/+1 counters and -1/-1 counters if they are on the same creature, etc.) will not interact with the static buff.

Peoni on Catrunner

1 week ago

Here are some cards you might like: Beast Whisperer, Broodhatch Nantuko, Colossal Majesty, Deep Forest Hermit, Druid's Deliverance, Evolution Sage, Explore, Full Flowering, Gaea's Blessing, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Generous Stray, Giant Adephage, Gilt-Leaf Archdruid (pushing the budget, I know. Just thought I'd throw it out there),Hunter's Insight, Paragon of Eternal Wilds, Rampaging Baloths, Runic Armasaur, Sandwurm Convergence, Second Harvest, Selesnya Eulogist, Seton, Krosan Protector, Shapers' Sanctuary, Snake Umbra, Temur Sabertooth, Verdant Rebirth, Voice of Many.

Figured I'd give you a lot of different choices and you can pick through them for the ones you like.

What I would recommend you do with this deck is turn its focus into a cat and druid tribal deck that incorporates a lot of card draw and token generators along with populate effects. I feel it would bring a lot more synergy to your deck without increasing the price.

IF you ever wanted to break budget a little bit for this deck, I'd suggest maintaining the whole cat/druid/token themes and incorporating a little more of an enchantment focus with cards like Argothian Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress, Yavimaya Enchantress, Eidolon of Blossoms, and Setessan Champion. This would both boost your druid count a bit and your card draw significantly. These combined with enchantments like Beastmaster Ascension, Parallel Lives, Season of Growth and auras such as Keen Sense, and Sixth Sense, would net you a lot of value and power.

You might also consider cutting some of your lands like Blighted Woodland, Desert of the Indomitable, Slippery Karst, and maybe 1 or 2 forests, and adding in more ramp cards. I'd suggest maybe a Kodama's Reach and some artifact ramp like a Mind Stone, but I think you should focus most of your ramp on land auras like Wild Growth, Fertile Ground, Wolfwillow Haven, and Overgrowth. They'd be really nice if you ever decided to go down the Enchantress route.

I knooow this is long I'm sorry but I just see a lot of cool fun and potential in this deck of yours. :^) I tried to keep my recommendations budget but a few pricier choices might've slipped through. I hope this helps!

DemMeowsephs on Unicorny Power

1 month ago

Ah nice deck! I have a couple of suggestions you might appreciate. The first one revolves around your lands and ramp. Personally, I believe the following should have a spot in your deck.

Anyway, there are many ways to go infinite with Emiel, and I recommend checking them out if your into that sort of thing. Also do consider the land and ramp options, they could help you out a ton! If this does help you out be sure to check out some of my decks, (Double Trouble EDH), upvote them if you like them, and give me feedback if you want! Anyways, I hope this helps you out, good luck on your deck, (unicorns are amazing!) and have a great day!

abby315 on Meren to Nethroi

3 months ago

The above comment about sums it up for me, unless you were planning to take it in a combo or other kind of direction! Here are some good Nethroi targets that have low power but make tokens or have good effects when they enter:

Biogenic Ooze Blade Splicer Master Splicer
Maul Splicer
Sensor Splicer
Noosegraf Mob
Chittering Witch
Creakwood Liege
Akroan Horse
Pentavus
Deep Forest Hermit
Deranged Hermit
Nut Collector
Duplicant
Geist-Honored Monk
Ghave, Guru of Spores
God-Eternal Oketra
Hornet Queen
Izoni, Thousand-Eyed
Tendershoot Dryad
Trostani Discordant Trostani's Summoner

Most of the above cards create creature tokens, so you'll probably want the usual: Doubling Season, Anointed Procession, Parallel Lives if you include a lot of them.

Here are some 0-power utility creatures to consider, because they're free to reanimate if they get killed:

Arboreal Grazer
Birds of Paradise
Devoted Druid
Incubation Druid
Faeburrow Elder
Custodi Soulbinders
Embodiment of Agonies
Fertilid
Golgari Grave-Troll (also a great include because Dredge can fill your GY)

And you'll also want at least a few additional Mutaters in case you have Nethroi out and want to trigger it again:

Cubwarden
Auspicious Starrix
Cavern Whisperer
Gemrazer
Dirge Bat
Mindleecher
Migratory Greathorn
Necropanther
Sawtusk Demolisher

...all seem like good includes.

Hope this gives you a good place to start and a list of interesting cards to consider. Many are very affordable. Now I kinda want to make a Nethroi deck.

Have fun!

SquirrelPenguin on Super Sadistic Squirrels

5 months ago

OK, I like the deck, but a single Squirrel Nest causes the deck to be named after squirrels? I would like to see more squirrel cards. Deep Forest Hermit is a good budget version of Deranged Hermit, although both would be good in your deck. the complete list of squirrel cards that are EDH legal can be found here.

LittleBlueHero on Acornelia Commander

6 months ago

Glad to hear it!

Ive gotten to play mine twice so far. First time around I managed to have 22 squirrels in play and was going to cast Overwhelming Stampede on my turn but another player combo'ed off before it came back around.

Second game I won on turn 6 after dropping Metallic Mimic turn 2, Acornelia, Fashionable Filcher turn 3, Deranged Hermit turn 4. Letting it die and casting Animate Dead on it turn 5 and activating acornelia to remove to one problem blocker i saw. Then casting Craterhoof Behemoth on 6 and swinging to take out the table.

The deck won't always be so smooth but its always satisfying to kill friends with furry rodents. Also, its pretty clear the Deranged Hermit and Deep Forest Hermit are going to be two of, if not the, most important cards in the deck. the 4 tokens and 5 acorns they bring are huge advantages. Thats why I am running things like Animate Dead and Lifeline.

Hope you have a blast playing your deck.

KayneMarco on Angus and His Squirrel Friends

7 months ago

So how come no Deep Forest Hermit or Deranged Hermit in the deck? And maybe I already know the reason but Earl of Squirrel as well?

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