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

Cream of the Crop occurrence in decks from the last year

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Cream of the Crop Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Koma Daughter of the Cosmos

1 month ago

Have you considered Cream of the Crop? Seems like a good trigger for your tokens.

I'm building Koma as well, I'd love to compare notes:


Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876


...Also, I like your username :3

Labrodor64 on The Cheapest cEDH Selvala

2 months ago

Don't worry channelfireball12345 I've found the perfect category for Cream of the Crop.

channelfireball12345 on The Cheapest cEDH Selvala

2 months ago

I notice you've slotted Cream of the Crop in under the 'Big Draw' section in your maybeboard; not to be a wet blanket or anything, but if it's helpful to you in making card choice decisions, I just wanted to point out that technically Cream of the Crop isn't card draw or card advantage (though tbh the definition of card advantage has always seemed weird to me); since it sorts cards to the top of your library and not your hand, Cream of the Crop technically fits within the category of card selection. I know, very small distinction. Hopefully my explanation made sense.

TL;DR Cream of the Crop isn't card draw/card advantage. Doesn't mean it's not a good card, just means that it will perform a slightly different function in your deck than raw card draw would.

griffstick on The Strong Get Stronger

6 months ago

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

TangoWithTojo on Hapatra, The Snake Lady

6 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

8 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

8 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.

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