Cream of the Crop


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Cream of the Crop Discussion

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Momma Bear

1 day ago

Hello fellow goreclaw-player. I just went through your list and stole some ideas. Awesome list, definitely upvote-worthy. How about Cream of the Crop?

I would really appreciate if you took a look at my list: Her Royal Fluffness

hkhssweiss on Raging Dragons

1 week ago


The cmc curve of this deck is always going to be quite high, I would recommend adding in some essential ramp spells and ways to cheat in your creatures. I'm assuming that the cards you will consider will be more on the budget side so here might be some cards you can consider. Selvala's Stampede, good way to be threat and able to cheat permanents from hand or flip into big dragons from the deck. Sunbird's Invocation, since you are reducing the spells of your dragon, the 'cascade' trigger will be large and unlikely you will whiff most of the time. Cream of the Crop a pseudo filtering where it synergizes with your big drops so you can fix your draws. Summoning Trap only would use if you face against a lot of counterspell decks. Nature's Lore, Farseek, Rampant Growth, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Hour of Promise, and Skyshroud Claim are great ramp spells that are better in the long run. If not all the signets and talismans for mana rocks to accelerate.

I would recommend cutting all the equipments as you don't need that when your dropping big threats already, Door to Nothingness, Doubling Cube, Lich's Mirror, Descent of the Dragons, Traitorous Blood, Gift of Paradise, Prodigious Growth, Command the Storm, Tail Slash, and Holy Day.

Hope that helps! If your not on budget there are other alternative options but the cards are $10+

TheNocholas on Sidisi, Dredge Tyrant

3 weeks ago

I saw your comment on a muldrotha deck. I am fond if my sidisi build Sidisi's Milkshake and hope that there are some useful cards you hadn't thought of. I cut dredge for etb effects and recursion. I have found Path of Discovery + Cream of the Crop to be a fun loop. I also just built in Daedalus19876's Basalt Monolith + Mesmeric Orb combo in, I haven't seen it yet but it looks promising.

TheNocholas on Lazarus!

1 month ago

If you get a mesmeric orb run a Basalt Monolith for infinite mill. I have had good luck with Cream of the Crop and Path of Ancestry, each on their own work well, and together they are insane. I run all of them in Sidisi's Milkshake

TheNocholas on I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

I recently added Cream of the Crop and it functions well on it's own but is a nasty (almost not fun anymore) combo with path of discovery.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Goreclaw's Unsealing

3 months ago

Cream of the Crop isn't standard legal, but the synergy with unsealing is pretty nice.

Panas on Gishath, Sun's Avatar

3 months ago

Hello! :)

It's always nice to see fresh ideas and Gishath always excites me!

While I appreciate the idea of jamming every dinosaur you have in the deck, I would include some ways of manipulating the top of the deck, as well as more ways to protect the commander. This should be at the expense of some of the more lacklustre creatures.

In addition to that, I would look to improve the deck's mana acceleration and card draw.

Without any further info concerning budget, your meta, and more importantly what is your vision for the deck I can't make a lot of suggestions, but here are a couple that are very budget friendly and can be very good in the deck!

Suggestions: Cream of the Crop, Congregation at Dawn, Crown of Convergence, Hua Tuo, Honored Physician, Gods Willing, Redeem the Lost, Sheltering Light and others like them.

This is a very nice deck with lots of potential! Good job!

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