Growing Rites of Itlimoc

Legendary Enchantment

When Growing Rites of Itlimoc enters the battlefield, look at the top four cards of your library. You may reveal a creature card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

At the beginning of your end step, if you control four or more creatures, transform Growing Rites of Itlimoc.

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

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

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Growing Rites of Itlimoc Discussion

channelfireball12345 on Ashaya, Soul of the Wild - mean green land machine

2 weeks ago

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip seems like it's most certainly deserving of an inclusion in here.

bamichinees on The old ways (WIP)

3 weeks ago
  1. Staples:
  2. Maybe:
    • Protection:
      • Sylvan Safekeeper : Creature protection.
      • Veil of Summer : Counterspell protection. Protection against blue and black removal. Most common cards with removal (although meta dependent).
  3. Cut:

Staple cards are cards I recommend obtaining and using, since they are almost always good cards to have in any green deck. The rest is up to preference and should be taken with a grain of salt. I hope I could be of some use to you.

Azdranax on Useful formulas for deck building

3 weeks ago

Interesting topic Ramble, I've been meaning to respond for the last day or two but have just been super busy, but let me provide a mana base formula I stumbled on a few years back after noticing a pattern in my deck building - might be something to try out and see if you find similar results, as I find it's very rare to get either flooded or mana screwed using this formula. I'll provide a couple of examples as well - more for the casual-competitive decks, as my cEDH decks don't always follow the formula as rigorously.

The basic formula for mana-producing lands is: Starting base of 30 mana-producing lands, plus additional lands equal to the CMC of your commander, plus additional lands equal to the average CMC of the deck, minus designated values for each mana rock, mana dork, mana spell and draw spell equal to or less than the CMC of the commander.

The first example is for my Zada, Hedron Grinder deck: Yada...Yada...Zada. In this case, the formula is 30 + 4CMC (commander) + 2.28 average CMC, or 36.28. I then subtract designated values for the following cards in the deck: -1.0 for Mana Crypt, -0.5 for Sol Ring (or any other 0 or 1 CMC rock), -0.25 for Thought Vessel (or any other 2 or 3 CMC rock), Battle Hymn, Brightstone Ritual, Traitorous Greed and Dockside Extortionist, and finally -0.10 for each of the draw spells in the deck: Accelerate, Boiling Blood, Crimson Wisps, Expedite, Fists of Flame, Stun and Renegade Tactics for a total reduction of 3.45 and a final value of 32.83 (rounded up to 33).

The second example includes a more aggressive reduction in mana-producing lands based on my Elf tribal Marwyn, the Nurturer deck: Elves Tap and Slap (Marwyn Tribal Counters). The formula here is 30 + 3CMC (commander) + 2.64 average CMC, or 35.64. I then subtract for the following cards: -0.50 for Sol Ring, -0.25 for Elvish Archdruid, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Gyre Sage, Incubation Druid, Llanowar Elves, Llanowar Visionary, Priest of Titania, Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, Viridian Joiner, Wood Elves, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Nissa's Pilgrimage, Rhonas's Monument, Gaea's Touch and Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip. Finally, I subtract -0.10 for Elvish Visionary, Llanowar Visionary and Inspiring Call for a total reduction of 5.30 and a final value of 30.34 (rounded down to 30).

Although the reduction values could be considered a little arbitrary in certain deck concepts, this formula has held pretty accurate since I started keeping track of it. I hope you find this useful in the future, and happy brewing.

MTGBurgeoning on Zaxara: Built by the MTG Burgeoning Community

4 weeks ago

Wow! You put some work into those suggestions!! Excellent! Here are the nonland cards that leapt off of the screen and right into my heart...and then the deck list:

  1. Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip

  2. Rhystic Study

  3. Cyclonic Rift

  4. Assassin's Trophy

  5. Demonic Tutor

  6. Lightning Greaves

  7. The Ozolith

  8. Sol Ring

  9. Arcane Signet

  10. Chromatic Lantern

  11. Thran Dynamo

Two other spells will be included, as suggested by MTG Burgeoning YouTube subscriber Me Geal:

  1. Garruk's Uprising

  2. Farseek

I prefer Garruk's Uprising over Nylea, God of the Hunt. Both spells provide trample to our creatures, but Garruk's Uprising is more favorable due to its card-draw ability. Nearly all of our creatures will have power four or greater, and as a bonus, Garruk's Uprising is triggered by creature tokens as well. Each time Zaxara, the Exemplary creates a hydra creature token with power four or greater, we will draw a card if Garruk's Uprising is under our control. Drawing cards is more beneficial to us than Nylea, God of the Hunt's ability to give target creature +2 +2 until end of turn.

So this brings our total to 13 cards. Let's continue:

What if we add Diabolic Intent instead of Worldly Tutor?

Sacrificing a creature as an additional cost to cast Diabolic Intent should not be a burden in our deck, and we can put the card directly into our hand as opposed to on top of our library. Additionally, we can seek out any card in our library and not just a creature card and keep it a secret from our opponents by not being forced to reveal it. Diabolic Intent is, for all intents and purposes, Demonic Tutor #2.

What if we add Rampant Growth instead of Simic Signet?

By doing so, we dodge artifact removal, mass permanent removal and an overloaded Cyclonic Rift. The spells have equal converted mana cost and yield the same total amount of mana (if we include the land needed to activate Simic Signet to the basic land fetched-out by Rampant Growth).

What if we add Thought Vessel instead of Winding Constrictor?

The volume of cards and synergy among our +1 +1 counter spells are already strong in our deck. I sense that our ramp needs strengthening and with few deck slots remaining, necessity may outweigh desire. Thought Vessel helps us ramp and gives us no maximum hand size. We should be drawing a lot of cards, and we prefer keeping them in our hand over discarding down to seven.

What if we add Bloom Tender instead of Seedborn Muse?

I am unsure about Seedborn Muse. Currently we have eight instant spells officially in our deck list (including Cyclonic Rift and Assassin's Trophy) and without a flash theme and/or enabler, I wonder if the card slot dedicated to Seedborn Muse can be filled with a card more dedicated and/or focused to our theme. Bloom Tender ramps us and can help us cast bigger spells and seems like it's a better fit to the concentration of our deck.

What if we add Strionic Resonator instead of Hydra's Growth?

I am stubborn when it comes to auras. The threat of a 2-for-1 looms large whenever an aura is cast. Additionally, with respect to Hydra's Growth, we don't reap the major benefits of this spell until the beginning of our upkeep. This allows each opponent an opportunity to remove it with instant-speed and sorcery-speed spells before we can double the +1 +1 counters on our creature. For the sake of comparison, when we cast Pemmin's Aura targeting Zaxara, the Exemplary, the threat of a 2-for-1 exists at instant-speed only. If left unchecked, the payoff is enormous and most likely game-winning. I don't sense the same level of power from Hydra's Growth. Strionic Resonator interacts favorably with multiple spells in our deck and presents greater versatility than Hydra's Growth. As Hydra's Growth enchants one creature, Strionic Resonator synergizes powerfully with numerous cards in our deck.

What if we add Kalonian Hydra instead of Herald of Secret Streams?

Open Into Wonder is in our deck already and provides our creatures unblockability (owning it!) for a turn, and Herald of Secret Streams makes creatures we control with +1 +1 counters on them unblockable. This type of redundancy is favorable. However, if this is the last creature we're planning to add to our deck, I think perhaps we go in a different direction and add a previously suggested creature, like Kalonian Hydra. How about exchanging one potential win condition for another?

I do not have available copies of Nyxbloom Ancient or Mana Crypt. When copies become available they will be added to our deck. We'll find a way to make it work! These are powerful spells and would serve us well.

So that's 19 spells added to our deck list! Awesome!! There are, at most, five more spells we can include.

As for our lands, after we solidify and complete our list of spells, we'll check back and construct the land base.

Great suggestions! Thank you again and keep 'em comin;!!

DoomNoodle on Rin and Seri Ruppertsreef

1 month ago

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip is what vampdemigod is referring to and it would be a worthy include!

Beebles on Mina & Denn's Supermassive ZNR Update! | Primer

1 month ago

Hey blacksh1ft.

Ghosthunter39 on Reserved List Banhammer?!?

1 month ago

I don't think it will happen. Wotc has been printing newer not as strong variants to compensate for the reserved list. Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip in place of Gaea's Cradle, Storm the Vault  Flip>Tolarian Academy etc...

Omniscience_is_life on POLL - Top 10 budget …

1 month ago

If it counts, the flip enchantments from Ixalan (Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, etc.) are my favorites. The "cost" to flip is generally low, and sometimes the way it gets you there is just good value. They are a bit sketchy to call lands, though

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