Deranged Hermit

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

Vallaris on What'd you EXPECT faeries to do?

1 month ago

Tinnuki Thank you! I definitely will! Love seeing what others do with their decks with commanders I also use.

I totally forgot about Stolen by the Fae , have a few copies of it too. I think I might have had it in this deck way back when I first built it but took it out because the deck was running too slow. A lot of the tap lands have been replaced so I think it's time it can go back in again. Coat of Arms is a card I'm currently borrowing from my partner for my Bat Tribal deck (which badly needs it more lol), but eventually I will get a copy of that for both Bats and Faeries. :)

Kindred Dominance and Kindred Discovery would be amazing additions, hopefully they get some reprints soon! Pretty much any time lately I've been spending more on a card (anything $10-20+) I've been trying to get various desired reserve list cards knocked off the list first (which I am really glad I did for Liege of the Hollows and Deranged Hermit for a different deck because those spiked like mad recently).

Faerie Tauntings could come out to be honest, I had it in here since it was a cheap enchantment that would trigger Alela's ability and because it was on theme. Unless Vedalken Orrery is out, it really doesn't do much.

Thanks again for so many suggestions! It's quite helpful to have another pair of eyes for a fresh perspective, much appreciated!

klaudiohmm on Flavor Text Tribal, aka: Vanilla Beats

3 months ago

Hey! If you aren't necessarily running a Bear subtheme, maybe you should swap some of them for vanilla elves. You can strengthen your Elf synergy with Cylian Elf and Elvish Warrior , for example. Maybe a card like Nullhide Ferox works too. Your opponents may hesitate to activate its ability (if they activate, it loses hexproof but becomes unblockable), but I don't know if it is good or fun enough.

I think that other token generators can work very well with your commander. Avenger of Zendikar is a very strong creature that puts a lot of 0/1 tokens without abilities, so they are buffed by your commander. Deranged Hermit and Deep Forest Hermit can be very powerful in your strategy because they swarm the board, and G likes creatures on the field (you can use card draw like Shamanic Revelation or buffing effects like Beastmaster Ascension with better results). For card draw, maybe you should use Regal Force or something like it (benefit from tokens) or Guardian Project (tokens won't trigger it, but other creatures will).

If you go more for a token strategy, token doublers can help you a lot (that is, if you already have them or Quandrix commander from C21 didn't spike them). I don't know if the "return creatures from graveyard to your hand" is that strong. If it doesn't, maybe a token strategy works better. If you think that it goes against the idea of the deck (using cards forgotten in our boxes for ages), then really it's the case of running a lot of vanilla creatures (although I think that you should use them in the ideal quantity).

Don't know if it's worth, but you aren't running any boardwipes. Maybe Oblivion Stone helps you reset the board if opponents' boards become a problem. Other problem I see is recursion. I think that Eternal Witness is a green staple and maybe you should use it. Maybe swap a land for Bala Ged Recovery  Flip. To deal with graveyards, maybe Scavenging Ooze is a great addition.

I don't know if cards like Blossoming Defense or Autumn's Veil worth the slots. If you go for a token, more go-wide strategy, maybe lose a creature or other does not affect your game thaaat much. Maybe you should swap them for card draw or recursion cards.

That's all I can think for now. Hope it helps :)

MagicMarc on Squirrels in legacy

8 months ago

If you are planning on casual Legacy play, I think either Red Green Or Black Green offer fun and less expensive alternatives than blue. Maybe not as powerful but certainly provide fun themes.

Going Red Green gives you Exploding Squirrels and going Black Green gives you Living Dead Squirrels. I mentioned some ways to go Red Green.

For Black Green you can either go for another infinite Squirrel and infinite mana combo using Deranged Hermit + Recurring Nightmare + Phyrexian Altar for infinite squirrels and also mana. Or just do some Golgari Good Stuff with repeatable removal and reanimation.

goodair on Squirrels in legacy

8 months ago

You can look into a nic-fit shell with Deep Forest Hermit/Deranged Hermit and whatever jank you want.

MagicMarc on Squirrels in legacy

8 months ago

Adding Red lets the deck get another way of winning by adding direct damage ability to the deck.

You put all your squirrel cards in that you want to use, right? For example; 4x Squirrel Mob, 4x Deep Forest Hermit, 4x Deranged Hermit and 4x Druid's Call. You can also use the wrangler and excavator, also any of the other squirrel cards like Squirrel Nest. Since you are also in Red, you then also get to play Burn cards,riot cards and anything in the Gruul family. Adding cards like Goblin Bombardment, Fling and Volcano Hellion gives an alternate win condition of direct damage. As well as more ways for explosive wins.

For example; Your life total is 20 and so is your opponent's. You have Squirrel Mob in play enchanted with Druid's Call. You also have Goblin Bombardment in play. You also have 4 other squirrels in play. You attack with the 6/6 mob and if you hit you do damage and if they can kill it you use protection to keep it around and if it took damage you get more squirrels and it gets bigger. Let's say they blocked it with a 4/4 and lost their creature and you get 4 more squirrels and now your mob is a 10/10 and you have a total of 8 other squirrels. What you then do is just cast Volcano Hellion targeting your Squirrel Mob in play enchanted with Druid's Call announcing any amount of damage you like. Let's say you announce 9. You and the mob both take 9 pts of damage. This creates 9 more squirrels bringing your squirrel count to 17. Your mob is now 19/19 and you have 17 squirrels to either sacrifice to goblin bombardment shooting your opponent in the face for 17 or wait and just attack with your mob again. If you put the right kind of protection for your creatures like stuff to make them indestructible or versions of giant growth you can name higher amounts of damage with the hellion and get even more creatures. Or just cast Fling, Soul's Fire or even Chandra's Ignition.

I didnt have anything solid in mind, just thinking of two color decks that would let squirrels put some hurt on people.

MagicMarc on Squirrels in legacy

8 months ago

I would think Squirrel Wrangler combined with stuff like Ramunap Excavator and ramp, or token bonused cards might make for some powerful "go wide" gameplay. With stuff like Deep Forest Hermit and Deranged Hermit. Or anthem cards like Coat of Arms and a lot of squirrel production.

Personally, an idea would be to go UG, find an infinite mana combo protected by counterspells and then kill a Liege of the Hollows on your opponent's end of turn to make an endless amount of squirrels and kill them on your turn.

If you are going to uber protect a Squirrel Mob then dropping Druid's Call on it lets you go big really fast if they have blockers.

Last idea, going RG for stuff like Squirrel Mob, Druid's Call and Goblin Bombardment or Terror of the Peaks style cards. Then just pebble them to death or smash face with your Squirrel Mob. If you go the RG route you can throw a Volcano Hellion at any creature with Druid's Call on it and probably instant win with the pebbles cards.

ColoredEmrakul on Freyaleez! Freyaleez! Freyaleez!

1 year ago

So, I've got a couple of suggestions, just off the top of my head that I think could greatly help you out, in both short term and long term:

-1 Nissa Revane +1 Karn Liberated My reasoning here is relatively simple. You're deck isn't focused on life gain and you don't run Nissa's Chosen. Her ultimate is wonderful, if, you can get there. But I think you can remove her because her ultimate is more of a dream than a reality.

-1 Lotus Cobra +1 Fauna Shaman I personally think that the cobra isnt really needed since you produce so much mana as it is. I think Fauna Shaman personally just helps you get there, a lot faster, and additionally its a Survival of the Fittest on a stick. Never hurts to have a second answer in case your first one gets blown up.

-14 Forest +14 Snow-Covered Forest I see that you're going for the Extraplanar Lens answer here which I can greatly appreciate, but since they are much easier to fins now, I would trade out all of your regular Forests for the Snow-covered Forests, or vice versa.

-1 Nissa, Vital Force +1 Asceticism Outside of the fact that we are dropping a same CMC permanent, I think Asceticism is going to do a LOT more for you in the grand scheme of things. Sure, Nissa, Vital Force makes a hasty, 5/5 elemental land for you, but its not something that I would rely on. The same can be said for her second ability. It's a more expensive Eternal Witness card altogether and I don't think it does enough in the deck to keep its spot. Asceticism protects your creatures in a couple of ways which is extremely advantageous in your case.

-1 Garruk's Uprising +1 Boseiju, Who Shelters All

Garruk's Uprising is just alright. It does some beneficial things, but not consistently. In some cases, I think you're going to find that the card is just dead in your hand more times than you would like. Another use commented that you need to be running more lands, and I think that that is true to a certain extent. Boseiju, Who Shelters All can let you cast an uncounterable Chord of Calling and more importantly, Tooth and Nail. Not to mention there are just other things in your deck that this also greatly synergies with.

-1 Wooded Foothills +1 Cavern of Souls Think of it as Boseiju, Who Shelters All but for creatures. Most likely naming elves.

-1 Glistener Elf +1 Yavimaya Hollow Simple explanation. Glistener Elf just doesnt quite fit the theme here, where I think Yavimaya Hollow can help you avoid certain critical or GG situations.

-1 Garruk, Unleashed +1 Wirewood Lodge This Garruk isn't really doing anything for you. I think that he performs rather slow, and there are just better things that you can replace him with. We are still on the topic of lands so I think Wirewood Lodge is a pretty obvious choice. That card has an astronomical amount of value.

-1 Collective Unconscious +1 Maze of Ith Pretty easy reasoning. Maze of Ith helps you not take hits from potent creatures and I think that this card is far more critical than Collective Unconscious. You also have multiple ways to draw. It won't hurt to lose just one of them.

-1 Kogla, the Titan Ape +1 Vigor As much as I think Kogla can do some work, I think Vigor will serve you better. He's a literal pain to get rid of and things only get worse from that point forward. Kogla, the Titan Ape has targeted removal and in some cases I think that you may not be able to target some of your opponents more critical creatures.

-1 Deranged Hermit +1 Gaea's Herald
While Deranged Hermit is good for some token generation, I don't think he does that much else for you. It may synergy with Earthcraft but that's about it. I would remove him and replace him with Gaea's Herald just because that's more pressure you're putting on your opponents' to deal with you.

-1 Earthcraft +1 Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre While Earthcraft is a very good card, I don't think the price tag justifies having it in your deck, particularly for what it does. I think adding in the original Ulamog can do just as much, if not more than Earthcraft can for you.

abby315 on Meren to Nethroi

1 year 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!

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