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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Deep Forest Hermit Discussion
5 days ago
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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.
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!
1 month ago
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.
- Wooded Bastion
- Windswept Heath
- Fortified Village
- Horizon Canopy
- Razorverge Thicket
I also like to run some multi lands, and if you want to try that out too, I would consider the following
- Exotic Orchard
- Ancient Tomb
- Mana Confluence
- Fabled Passage
- Yavimaya Hollow
- Reflecting Pool
- Prismatic Vista
- Forbidden Orchard
- Gemstone Mine
- Gemstone Caverns
There is also the concept of ramp! Some ramp I always love to run are
- Birds of Paradise
- Nature's Lore
- Lotus Petal
- Oracle of Mul Daya
Now usually lands are ramp are my expertise, but I happen to be building an emiel deck as well! Because of that I have some suggestions that you might find interesting. So first off, Brood Monitor goes infinite with emiel! When it enters, you get three eldrazi tokens which you can sacrifice for . You use that three to flicker the brood monitor with emiel, and get another three tokens which you can use to flicker it again. This gives you infinite enter the battlefield triggers. If you have your Soul Warden or something better, this can gain you infinite life. Another thing that can go infinite is if you use Ashnod's Altar. Any creature that creates 2+ tokens, with the Altar, and Emiel gets you infinite as well! If the creature creates three or more tokens when it enters, you also get infinite tokens. The possibilities here are limitless! If you have Aura Shards you destroy all your opponents artifacts and enchantments, if you have something that makes them lose life, or mill, that's also infinite. You can just go crazy and win fast. Some cards that create 2+ are....
- Regal Caracal
- Hornet Queen
- Geist-Honored Monk
- Deep Forest Hermit
- and many others!
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!
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:
Deep Forest Hermit
Ghave, Guru of Spores
Trostani Discordant Trostani's Summoner
Here are some 0-power utility creatures to consider, because they're free to reanimate if they get killed:
Birds of Paradise
Embodiment of Agonies
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:
...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.
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.
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.