Cream of the Crop

Cream of the Crop


Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may look at the top X cards of your library, where X is that creature's power. If you do, put one of those cards on top of your library and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Rare

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

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Cream of the Crop Discussion

griffstick on The Strong Get Stronger

2 months ago

I have Cream of the Crop in my version and it does wonders.

TangoWithTojo on Hapatra, The Snake Lady

2 months ago

I'd argue that I have enough ramp with Cultivate, Cryptolith Rite and Harvest Season, as well as Cream of the Crop for card filtering and a ton of card draw effects. But I will take those land recommendations. The only reason I had so many basics was I just couldn't think of what utility lands I could use to replace them.

Slogmog on The Rooted Sisterhood

4 months ago

I see your trying to protect yourself with Avacyn, Angel of Hope and friends. :) From one player of a Trostani deck to another Eerie Interlude for a response to a field wipe, Life gain from the ETB's are the icing on the cake.

I would also second a Serra Avatar addition, she can be copied with Helm of the Host and Mirrorpool.

Not sure Primal Surge is a good fit here, its usually used with 3 or less other instants/sorceries in the deck. i would recommend to swap it out for a Genesis Wave instead.

Another card that comes to mind would be Cream of the Crop, a silly little thing that will allow much better card filtering. it's not good with 1/1's but anything else you make will be cycling through your deck

Strangelove on The Pack Summons the Alpha

4 months ago

Yo I really like that Ooze Garden tech! +1!

Yours is a better version of the Grothama, All-Devouring gimmick deck I built that does the similar things.

Thoughts on Outland Colossus, Wolfir Silverheart, Fungal Sprouting, Miming Slime, Traverse the Outlands, Cream of the Crop... maybe Ravenous Slime for graveyards?

Also random stuff like Werebear?

I like that Phytotitan might be pretty good here.

And Birthing Pod might be pretty strong with other costs less cards like Ancient Stone Idol, Primeval Protector, etc.

asm on Selvala Brostorm

5 months ago

pitan77 I’m a fan of benefactors, but you can definitely swap it out for whatever you prefer. The deck is flexible enough. I actually do like Bane of Progress and run it in my paper list, but it’s definitely a meta choice, as it can be a bit too expensive in certain metas. As for rack and mem jar, I’m not a fan of those anymore now that we have so many new gas options since the initial build. Vivien, Monsters' Advocate and Cream of the Crop are solid gas options that I prefer to the ones you mentioned.

NG8 yes, check the updates.

huntersmith878 Not a fan of gemrazer, it’s easy to counter with removal and useless to fetch with to-battlefield tutors like green sun’s zenith. I’m not sure what Ram you’re talking about.

KIRK77 on Roon of the Hidden Realm EDH Deck

5 months ago

Well it's easy to tell it's not your first deck ever though. You've got a few cool synergies and it looks like you know all the necessities to have a fully functioning deck. Since roon can only flicker one thing at a time and your deck is full of etb creatures I think it would be beneficial to get multiple triggers at once like Ghostway, Lumbering Battlement... (I see you have a couple other ways to flicker but I think it's probably gonna be something you want every game) You also might want to look at some more support style cards to get more value off of flickering something like Cream of the Crop, Dual Nature, Bramble Sovereign... Some other creatures you might want to consider would be God-Eternal Rhonas, Apex Altisaur, Seedborn Muse And lastly your creatures are very expensive to cast so you might want ot explore ways to cheat them out like Scroll of Fate. If you flicker the face down creature it will enter face up ;)

If you want any suggestions on what I would look at cutting feel free to let me know, I usually don't suggest any since people tend to get mad

SamuraiNinjaSpy on Budget Fake Eldrazi

7 months ago

5dollarMTG I originally built a deck not long after Avacyn Restored came out which ran Mothdust Changeling to get the turn one changeling out. It was RUG, and ran the original Eldrazi Titans, with Descendants’ Path to get them out (also gets the cast trigger because it’s cast without paying its cost). Cream of the Crop is really effective for digging for the next big creature. The prices on both seem high on other sites (between $4 and $10 each) but I remember Cream of the Crop being less than 30¢ on TCGplayer. Right now they’re updating the site, so I can’t check either of them, but I will definitely be checking that later. If I’m right about the price, they might be a good budget option.

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