Growing Ranks

Growing Ranks

Enchantment

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

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Growing Ranks Discussion

Thordorn on Elves Tribal EDH Lathril, Blade of the Elves

1 month ago

Hi, first of all, I like the simplicity of this Deck. Lathril, Blade of the Elves has the colour identity green and black (gb). Unfortunately hybrid mana, like the mana for Rhys the Redeemed and Growing Ranks gives both colours to the colour identity of a card, so that these two cards are regarded green and white cards and are therefor illegal in a Lathril deck. (If your playgroup ignores that, which is you right to do, ignore that.)

Since you propably want to attack with Lathril, you'll want to protect her. The two most basics cards to do that would be Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots , although they are not vrey flavourful. You could also improve her first effect by giving her double strike (i.e. with Fireshrieker ), which would result in triggering the effect twice per attack.

An additional Elf, I would recommend, is Fauna Shaman . With that you can search you library for more important elves. The following cards would greatly improve the deck, but are also pretty expensive moneywise, are Kindred Dominance , Kindred Summons and Doubling Season .

If you want to protect your whole board (at least for a single time) you could add Druid's Deliverance .

What could also help would be trading a few lands (like 4-6) for hard ramp like Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , Wild Wanderer and Sword of the Animist to get faster to the needed mana for your elves.

I hope I could help you a little.

Have fun with your deck

TheVectornaut on GW populate

2 months ago

I like to have at least one way to recurrently populate in this kind of deck. It gives you real inevitability in the late game. Some prefer Growing Ranks , but I personally prefer Trostani, Selesnya's Voice . Making a 5/5 wurm and gaining 5 life every turn is backbreaking for many a deck.

MagicMarc on Thopter deck

3 months ago

Hello, I have a couple of suggestions for your deck that may help. Your mana base could get some love. You have a lot of lands that enter tapped or bounce lands to stay in play. I think you should replace all copies of Azorius Chancery with more copies of basic lands and/or Glacial Fortress and your game play would smooth out. Bounce lands don't actually ramp your mana and you can't use them the turn you play them so you lose a bit of tempo. Irrigated Farmland or Celestial Colonnade are other good options if entering tapped does not bother you.

I also don't think Growing Ranks helps this deck and is either a dead draw or does not really advance your game state even when it comes online. I also feel the same way about Tempered Steel . This is basically a win more card. It can't win the game without creatures and it does not make them to win with. If you are already producing thopters, you don't need to boost their power and toughness. You just keeping making them until you win. I would cut both of these cards from your deck.

You also don't have much removal or card advantage. I would suggest increasing your copies of Dispatch and your other instants/counters and maybe adding copies of a sweeper to the deck. Either a wrath card or bounce everything card. Stuff like Supreme Verdict or Cyclonic Rift types of cards depending on your card pool or budget. Some other card suggestions would be Archmage's Charm , Whir of Invention , Witching Well . Any of these would serve you better than those enchantments I think you should cut.

MagicMarc on Favorite non meta creature

6 months ago

From a Vorthos/Creative perspective, a White Blue deck built around Rhinos is funny. Flying Rhinos with Archetype of Imagination. Other good options would be Growing Ranks and Followed Footsteps.

It's not budget but Moat + Archetype of Imagination in play with the Mirror-Sigil Sergeant would make anybody happy. Could budget replace with Island Sanctuary or similar.

Though just Flying Chubby Unicorns works too...

ogglas on Does march of the machines …

6 months ago

On my board I have a Clue and Intangible Virtue and Growing Ranks I play March of the Machines Does Intangible Virtue make my clue token into a 1/1? And can I with Growing Ranks populate my clue on my next upkeep?

EldraziOfRavnica on Ooga Booga Garruk

11 months ago

Eight creatures see low for a playset of Garruk's Harbinger, although it does also hit your Walkers. Replacing Overgrowth with some dorks(Birds of Paradise) could fix this. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed feels weak without cards to fill the yard. Cutting her for Murderous Rider, which can be hit by Harbinger, or Rampaging Baloths, which fulfills a similar role and is better with Growing Ranks.

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