Magic: The Gathering has a plethora of creature types, however there’s only one tribe which manages to feature many cute, cuddly, yet devastatingly deadly creatures. Squirrels. Let’s take a look at some of the game’s most adorable, hilarious, and lethal cards.
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“Sorry I killed your Dark Confidant, here’s a squirrel.” It’s lines like that one which make playing Commander such a fun format. Acorn Catapult isn’t too wacky to appear in a normal set, and with recent Commander reprints we’re looking forward to seeing this zany artillery weapon enter Standard.
Long before Lingering Souls was banned, there was another powerhouse flashback sorcery. Even though Acorn Harvest cost more to cast, the creature tokens it creates don’t have evasion, and the flashback requires a stab of life loss, this green sorcery still managed to make its mark in decks.
Chatter of the Squirrel
Your basic Squirrel. Get two for the price of one. Not fantastic by itself, however it pairs well with many of the other cards you’ll read about here.
You can’t make a Squirrel deck without this iconic Elf, as he pumps your army of innocent critters into voracious rabid beasts (they don’t actually change creature types, however they will act that way when they begin nibbling at your opponent’s life total). Best friends with Opposition for a lockdown deck.
Combos with Boros Charm and Boros Reckoner for infinite squirrels. Because that’s a much classier way to kill your enemies. If you ping the enchanted creature with Acorn Catapult you’ll wind up with two squirrels.
Form of the Squirrel
Sometimes you just need a way to survive, and Form of the Squirrel does that for you. Of course you could always just Donate it to another player and destroy it so that they lose…
In the right deck this beast of a squirrel card transforms into an 8/8 for just four mana. Recent spells such as Grisly Salvage make this a much easier feat to accomplish.
Liege of the hollows
Where the madness all started. With sacrifice effects in your deck, you’ll be able to take advantage of this spirit’s generosity when it’s most inconvenient for your rival – leaving you the only one available to pay mana and snag a large army of chattering fiends.
Combos well with Shadowborn Apostle, Myr Servitor and Relentless Rats. Of course other strategies include running flashback spells so that you may cast the same card much more numerously.
Another must have card for any player making a Squirrel deck. Don’t forget to say something silly after casting this creature, such as: “You’re gonna love my nuts!”
Most players don’t realize that they can target themselves with this hilarious enchantment. Of course if you do decide to choose your opponent, it works best with cards drawn by people with unpronounceable names.
Remember aforementioned Druid’s Call? Squirrel Mob makes a great target. With a Swarmyard in play your opponent will either need to bounce or this (soon to be) massive threat.
There’s never been two words which inspire more fear in an opponent than “Squirrel Nest.” Infinite squirrels with Earthcraft is a very deadly (and winning) combo.
When Squirrel Nest was recently reprinted in Conspiracy, it gave a younger generation of Magic: The Gathering players the delight (and horror!) of this nasty enchantment.
Squirrel creature token
Forget using counters or dice. You’ll want to pimp out your Squirrel deck in style, and the only way to do that is with the original textless Squirrel token creature cards from Unglued.
Squirrel Wrangler transforms excess lands into more creatures. Or if you control a Crucible of Worlds. It’s that second ability on this Human Druid which makes it completely nuts though.
Time Spiral gave Squirrel lovers a deadly tool: An uncounterable land that’ll protect your squirrels from dying. It makes Form of the Squirrel into a much better card, and will help you keep your opponent’s threats at bay until you’ve reached a critical mass to overwhelm them.
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