Growing Ranks


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Growing Ranks


At the beginning of your upkeep, populate. (Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of a creature token you control.)

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Growing Ranks Discussion

ReticleMouse on Emmara Tandris Selesnya

3 weeks ago

Well, first I would consider not having one of a bunch of different cards unless you're making a commander deck, if you cut down on the number of cards but add more of the ones you need, you can get a more reliable game. Since this is supposed to be a token deck you should definitely remove Lone Rider  Flip it's doing nothing for you here.

As far as the cards go, if your looking for budget token duplication you cant go wrong with Growing Ranks. But if your willing to spend a little more a much better option would be Parallel Lives or Primal Vigor.

I would replace Verdant Sun's Avatar with Soul Warden or Trostani, Selesnya's Voice and get rid of Ulvenwald Observer you can get "some" big tokens but not enough to really make him useful.

you should also consider focusing you're token generating more. right now the deck is kind of all over the place creating small numbers of random tokens. it would be more effective if you added cards like Verdant Embrace, Darien, King of Kjeldor or Dreampod Druid. (I personally like pairing Alpha Authority + Dreampod Druid to give him some extra protection.

However, if you want to keep the big creatures and have a deck more focused on power and toughness instead of massing tokens, you should consider Giant Adephage, Mycoloth, Verdant Force and my personal favorite, Worldspine Wurm as some more budget options.

Some other cards you might want to consider are Vitu-Ghazi Guildmage so that you can populate on command, and Voice of Resurgence if your willing to spend the money. that card is very good at deterring your opponent's from messing with your side of the board on your turn.

Hope this helps a little :)

GoblinsBeatElves on Oketra's Calling

4 weeks ago

Ok, white green. I can see how that would work. However, I do have a point to make. Growing Ranks makes a copy of A SINGLE creature you control, which doesnt seem that effective in a deck based on making 20+ 1/1 tokens. I think Second Harvest would be much more effective, doubling all your 1/1s, not just 1.

ArachnidGoat on I've got Spores

1 month ago

I don't imagine you plan on straying from the mono-green set-up. But if you do, Slimefoot, the Stowaway. As i was posting this it stated you have already considered it, sweet ;)

Growing Ranks looks cool. Sundering Growth is neat. Druid's Deliverance maybe?All would really be beneficial with 3-4

Jonnyfant on Wolveseverywhere

2 months ago

For ramping more mana:Wood Elves - Just for forests but gives you an additional blockerRampant Growth - ramp for basic lands, but tappedCultivate - ramp for 2 basic lands

Tokens:Master of the Wild Hunt - gives you also very effective removal at the cost of not being able to block, but you could use him after attackers are declared.Raised by Wolves

I'd also suggest to put in extra Parallel Lives instead of Growing Ranks (If you don't have the budget for that, Primal Vigor is worse but should cost less)

Sombrereo on GW Tokens

2 months ago

Thanks, those are some sweet ideas! :)

I think Wake the Reflections and Trostani, Selesnya's Voice are worth trying out, at least in the sideboard.

Entreat the Angels sounds sweet although I'd like some sort of draw manipulation to go along with it. Courser of Kruphix + fetchlands could be an option for a future version of the deck.

Growing Ranks and Devout Invocation are too slow imo. Modern's a fast format so I'd like my 4 drops to have some sort of impact on the board immediately. Thanks for suggesting nevertheless.

chadsansing on Naya Tokens Commander (WIP)

2 months ago

Cool commander for this strategy.

Have you tested with Intangible Virtue, Growing Ranks, Second Harvest, or Aura Shards? With Impact Tremors or Purphoros, God of the Forge? Pollenbright Wings and a Mycoloth might also be fun.

Have fun playing!

tarotplz on

2 months ago

Sounds like the right choices to me.

In addition I'd probably cut another card for at least one additional land. (Could just eb a basic) because 20 lands really is very low for your curve. (Maybe a Growing Ranks or Sunbond)

Ofc we could try to make the deck even more competitive, but that would require significant restructuring.

jordybear2002 on GW Tokens

2 months ago

Wake the Reflections Trostani, Selesnya's Voice Growing Ranks Devout Invocation Entreat the Angels. I would add those because they are a personal favorite of mine. : ). I would also add a few creatures that can set up defenses just in case you get a slow start.

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