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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Cream of the Crop occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Cream of the Crop Discussion

SamuraiNinjaSpy on Budget Fake Eldrazi

1 month 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.

Lanzo493 on Her Royal Fluffness

1 month ago

Cream of the Crop is great utility with big creatures.

Godspeedly on Gym Leader Mayael Wants to Battle

1 month ago

Hey This deck is really good! It's a +1 from me!!

I'm trying to build a mayael deck myself, the only colors I know good though is black and blue :/ after some research I found this deck and alot of cool green cards, have you seen cards like Cream of the Crop and Lurking Predators? I found them to be a fun combo but both are really good on their own, I'm afraid it might not work the way I'm thinking though. In theory you hold your mayael, on the first spell you reveal a creature, fix the top card of your library and when it's a super powerful needed creature you activate her and go from there or just activate before your turn.

I dont know how to link my deck but I have one on my profile if you want to give me any tips I would appreciate it but it's not necessary!

Ize19 on Stomping Counters

1 month ago

Abundance, Cream of the Crop, Elemental Bond and Sylvan Library can improve your draws. Gavony Township, Opal Palace, and Oran-Rief, the Vastwood are great lands for producing +1/+1 counters, replacing some spells if you like. Gyre Sage is great ramp in a Marath deck, as is Xenagos, the Reveler. Unbound Flourishing is a must-have, as it copies whichever of Marath's abilities you choose to use. Unfortunately my biggest mana ramp is Elf based, as my Born to be Wild deck is much more Elf-heavy than your deck. Maybe take a look, see if you'd like to lean a bit more in that direction?

elkym on Deceiver of Form Combo

1 month ago

Yeah. I'm convinced. Cream of the Crop should replace:

1 Brood Monitor 2 Second Harvest 1 Planar Bridge

I'm also going to suggest getting a fourth Pathrazer.

Put the bridge in the sideboard, but ditch the Brood Monitor (I might ditch all three).

This is really interesting. Building a viable sideboard to handle common threats is the next step.

Keep it up, this is a cool brew.

elkym on Deceiver of Form Combo

1 month ago

Have you thought about a card to put Pathrazer on the top of your deck deliberately?

For a budget, maybe splashing blue would do it, with Riverwise Augur?

The best bet though might be Cream of the Crop.

Alternatively, Brutalizer Exarch, Silhana Wayfinder, or Primal Command can all do it.

The_Overlord_666 on Cream of the Gishath

2 months ago

Just double checking rules. Say i have Gishath, Sun's Avatar and Cream of the Crop on the battlefield and Gishath deals damage to an opponent when i reveal a dinosaur and put it on the battlefield using his ability will it trigger COTP before i reveal the next card?

triproberts12 on Help with Top deck Manipulation

2 months ago

Congregation at Dawn is THE card for topdeck manipulation in Nya creature decks. Cream of the Crop , Sensei's Divining Top and Mirri's Guile will allow you to reorder the top of your deck. Worldly Tutor , Sylvan Tutor , Mwonvuli Beast Tracker , Hua Tuo, Honored Physician , and Brutalizer Exarch tutor to the top of your deck.

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