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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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal

Deranged Hermit occurrence in decks from the last year

Unknown:

All decks: None%

Green: None%

RUG (Temur): None%

BRGW: None%

Legacy:

All decks: None%

Green: None%

Vintage:

All decks: None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

Duel Commander:

All decks: None%

RG (Gruul): None%

Casual:

All decks: None%

Green: None%

Golgari: None%

GW (Selesnya): None%

RGW (Naya): None%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: None%

Green: None%

RG (Gruul): None%

Golgari: None%

GU (Simic): None%

GW (Selesnya): None%

RGW (Naya): None%

BRG (Jund): None%

GWU (Bant): None%

RUG (Temur): None%

BUG (Sultai): None%

BGW (Abzan, Junk): None%

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Deranged Hermit Discussion

ColoredEmrakul on Freyaleez! Freyaleez! Freyaleez!

4 weeks 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

2 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!

FrancesTheBard on Ezuri, Claw of Progress - Optimized (cedh)

3 months ago

DankMagicianD Thanks for commenting! Yeah, that list has been one of the muses for my list. I played with it for a while and found a lot of cards superfluous, especially things like Squirrel Nest and the expensive token makers like Deranged Hermit. You can typically win by just playing a bunch of small value or utility things instead of the 5-mana creatures, which leads to faster, more synergy-driven wins. Plus, not having Temur Sabertooth or Spellseeker seems wrong.

Epicurus on SQelf.R.R.L Token

3 months ago

What, no Deranged Hermit?!

Also, Garruk Wildspeaker

(Just kidding about the Deranged Hermit, though it does fit the theme and is OG squirrel; the deck looks hella fun!)

SquirrelPenguin on Super Sadistic Squirrels

4 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.

bushido_man96 on Sac Attack

4 months ago

I like Cindervines. Not seen it, but good synergy. From Beyond and Deranged Hermit add sac fodder.

LittleBlueHero on Acornelia Commander

5 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

6 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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