Cream of the Crop


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Rare

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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.

Cream of the Crop Discussion

xaarvaxus on Dragons EDH

2 weeks ago

Some lands to consider to improve the mana base: Exotic Orchard , Sheltered Thicket for draw, Canyon Slough for draw, Jund Panorama and Tainted Wood / Tainted Peak should be reliable with the green ramp spells to fetch a basic swamp.

With your commander's triggered ability, you'll want to find ways to stack the top of your deck. Sadly, all of the best stuff to do this is very expensive. The only ones I could find that seem reasonably priced were Cream of the Crop and Haunted Crossroads .

Last One Standing is a cheap boardwipe that will usually get rid of the important stuff. Especially good if someone in your meta plays a tokens deck as it decreases the odds that the only creature standing is anything too troublesome.

Wasitora, Nekoru Queen is on theme and can be additional removal or token generation.

Bababad on Feast without Fathom

1 month ago

I will certainly keep those in mind.

last night got to test this version about 7 times and surprisingly came away with 4 wins. 2 of them were hitting Murderous Redcap with henge out to draw my a sac outlet...then after the cleanup discard resolved I won on the next upkeep with infinite damage.

Dockside Extortionist is an absolute beast with recursion. gave me excessively big turns with Strands of Night . handed me a commander damage win con due to it.

the other surprise all star was Nesting Dragon with either recursion outlets running. swarming opponents with optional firebreathing dorks with little to no real investment is amazing.

I tend to not tutor for combo based wins, so likely gonna stick with the 3 enablers for now since they are all really effective even without the combo.

tweaks: Berserk , Sylvan Library , Cream of the Crop , Plaguecrafter (and possibly Fleshbag Marauder and Merciless Executioner )and Artifact Mutation are on the top of my mind to add for a smoother curve. Dictate of Erebos seems far more at home than I previously believed. the deck was far more interactive than I expected for an alpha.

SueMe on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

2 months ago

Beast Whisperer wouldn't be a bad include... I just already have so much card draw, and I think the deck would probably be okay without it.

If I had to think of a card it would replace, it would probably be Cream of the Crop . The upside to Beast Whisperer is that it's a creature, so it can tap to play Hogaak. Although it does cost 2 more mana than COTC. But the downside to COTC is that it only gets you one card each time, so you could be potentially trashing some bombs. I'll think about it.

Solid suggestion, thanks!

pipercraven on Hydra Fight Club

4 months ago

what do you think about Cream of the Crop ?

zerowner on Yarok, The ETB Triggers

4 months ago

So you just fold to Torpor Orb or Hushwing Gryff ?

A lack of enchantments like Cream of the Crop seems like a missed opportunity.

_Delta_ on Yarok, the desecrated

5 months ago

Hey thanks for the suggestions kinghehehee and jthumby.

As you can see this isn't even 100 cards yet as I had been busy with other things. I'm going to finish the deck off probably tomorrow and it will of course have more lands and ramp.

I will be adding Plaguecrafter and such for sure, and Sire of Stagnation wow is that good. I haven't got a chance to do much searching for cards yet and had been adding mostly here what just came to mind and I'm sure there's more like the Sire of Stagnation and Cream of the Crop to yet discover.

Thanks for the all the suggestions, when I have time I will have a look at some both of your's.

jthumby on Yarok, the desecrated

5 months ago

Cream of the Crop digs really deep. Sire of Stagnation is also really dirty. You’re low on ramp and lands imo. I’d get that to 36 lands given your curve. You’ll have more fun more consistently being able to play cards. Consider Farseek Elvish Rejuvenator and Farhaven Elf

lagotripha on OP Dragon! (Turn 5: 120+ Damage, For Under 65$)

5 months ago

I'd look at skewing things towards more creatures- mainboarding servants, cutting the number of Increasing Savagery / Bioshift / Forced Adaptationfor cards like

Deeproot Champion Merfolk Branchwalker Feral Hydra Grim Initiate Mistcutter Hydra Pollenbright Druid Quirion Dryad Runaway Steam-Kin Scrounging Bandar Stromkirk Noble Simic Initiate Vastwood Hydra Young Wolf

Keeping your creature count high massively increases the reliability of lists like this without breakning the bank. I'd also look at Temple of Abandon , Magma Jet , Cream of the Crop and Thunderous Wrath - the red and green miracles are really good with a little support, especially maindeck noxious.

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