Growing Rites of Itlimoc
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.
|Have (4)||Obsolete , , orzhov_is_relatively_okay819 , gildan_bladeborn|
|Want (2)||Cliper51 , Kingwewet|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Growing Rites of Itlimoc Discussion
1 month ago
As for Gaddock Teeg...
lol we see him, we run. Honestly, my group doesn't have very many stax players so I don't have to worry too much. My answer would be puppy dog eyes to another player for help. Or just sleeve up that lightning bolt in the back of the deck box :/ (there may have been a valid response in here at one point, but leaned all the way on X cuz I'm nasty)
Glad you like it!
1 month ago
Great deck, tiffanyann—-and interesting! For a creature-centric deck, such as yours, Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip provides great ramp in the absence of Gaea's Cradle. How does this deck deal with Gaddock Teeg? Most every deck on the colors will run him. I love this deck. I’m going to give it a spin <3
1 month ago
2 months ago
I proxy the cards I already own, not going to buy a stack of Urborg and Coffers. This morning I even scanned/printed Sram, Senior Edificer, who is dead cheap, for a new brewed deck. I dislike the idea of proxying cards because of the price tag, there is always a cheaper equivalent or combination of two or more cards, which can produce the same effect. Circle of Dreams Druid or Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip are good alternatives for a Gaea's Cradle, both cards still cost money, but they won't break the bank.
2 months ago
Tobuts, I really appreciate the chance to discuss a Burgeoning Sliver build. This is fun. Doombeard1984, it's also great to hear from you as well. I appreciate the well wishes. I'm managing my Hive just fine - I hope the same for you and yours as well. Have you had a chance to play paper magic? I've managed to get together a small casual EDH playgroup. I've been playing mostly precons as a result of that, but hey - magic is magic.
Tobuts, I must disagree with slotting in Darksteel Ingot for Mox Diamond . Indestructability is nice and all, but few players at the table would be willing to use removal on your mana rocks outside of a well timed Vandalblast effect. Not to mention, you'd be spending on a rock - there are so many better choices before you invest into spending so much mana on a turn. I maintain that the Talisman cycle is your best bet, or maybe even a Commander's Sphere , Coalition Relic (yields so much more value than Darksteel Ingot , despite having a CMC). Including Noble Hierarch or Birds of Paradise are also viable options - but more vulnerable ones. Personally, I opted to exclude anything that is a filthy non-sliver simply due to a personal build choice. Also, I must implore you to not use Lotus Bloom unless The First Sliver is your commander (and honestly even that is a stretch) to make the card viable. Just to note - when you cascade a spell with suspend, it is simply cast and is not exiled from the game with suspend counters on it. Honestly, Lotus Bloom belongs in a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck.
Wheel of Fortune is a rather pricey pick up. Full disclosure - I picked mine up for about 30 USD back in the day, and even then I was upset because I thought I was overpaying lol. If only I knew about the Reserved List buyout that was to come. If you are committed to picking up a Reserved List card, and you know you will enjoy it for years to come then get it. Otherwise, i'd try out either of the previously suggested cards for the slot first - then make your decision.
I'm glad we're both on the same page in regards to Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, it's a perfect substitute. As for The Great Henge - I don't think it would be a very good fit for this deck. Why? The average power for most creatures is well below 7. Additionally, I like to consider each card in silo - if for some reason my opponents were removing my Legendary slivers at just the right times, that would leave The Great Henge as a dead card as far as I'm concerned. I get why anyone would be excited about it though - it's literally keyword soup of all the things magic players like to do in green on one card. Just unfortunately, it's just a card that doesn't fit in this deck. My opinion may change in the future though - so who knows? Maybe i'll try it out one game and it just slaps
As for your manabase, use what you feel is right for you. My manabase was built with having literally the best and most efficient manabaase possible for a Sliver tribal deck with cost not being a factor. Such a ridiculous concept for a manabase won't work for everyone so I implore you to use what you know is financially feasible for you. However, i'm a big proponent of proxies. I love em'. Sure, I do own these cards as they are special to me, and all have a story (for the most part) but it would be absolutely silly to walk out of the house with a 15 thousand+ deck of cards. I wouldn't be able to even focus on the game - I'd be hoping and praying that I don't bend anything while shuffling or hope that no one steals one of my cards. Additionally, if you are in a playgroup that loves power simply ask what they would find acceptable and proxy to your heart's content. Heck, even Wizards official policy on proxies pretty much echoes my thoughts expressed here. They only care if you're bringing proxies to official DCI events. That's when they'd say "no". So again, as long as your playgroup is cool with it - then do it.
2 months ago
Listing your budget range would help me make more precise recommendations, but I like going on tangents sometimes so i'll give some suggestions and thoughts on some cards.
Mox Diamond is a pretty tough card to replace, but if I had to do it on a budget I would consider one of the Talismans from Mirrodin/Modern Horizons. I know, this is a pretty tough sell but it's the best I can come up with. The color pairing i'd likely lean toward is Talisman of Curiosity or Talisman of Creativity .
Wheel of Fortune is much easier to replace. Obviously we could go with Windfall which is very wallet friendly - but is a color shift to blue. If you want to stay within red, then Winds of Change would be my go to.
Gaea's Cradle is a difficult card to replace, but thanks to the plane of Ixilan we have Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip/ Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun . It's essentially the same thing, you just need to jump through a hoop or two before you get your obscenely powerful land.
The ABUR Dual Lands are tough to replace. Honestly, i'm considering multiple options because none are really perfect. Though if I had to choose one, i'd likely toss back in the Shadowmoor/Eventide Filterlands. Here are my runners up:
- Bond Lands. They aren't typed, but they don't come into play tapped if you are playing in a group. Best of all, this cycle has been long complete and has been recently reprinted, so the costs are nice and cheap.
- Battle Lands from Zendikar are always going to come into play tapped due to this deck not using basics. But at least the lands are typed. Unfortunately, this cycle only has Allied colors.
- Bicycle Lands from Amokhet are always going to ETB tapped - but you have the added functionality of cycling. So...yay?
- Tricycle Lands from Ikoria. These are basically the better Bicycle lands lol. They do everything the bicycles do, but better. But alas, this cycle is not complete - and only has Wedge color combinations.
That's it for my suggestions, what do you think? Do you plan on constructing your own Sliver deck using my suggestions?
3 months ago
Hey there and thank you so so much for your detailed comment and amazing suggestions,really do appreciate it. I have a devotion thing going on since I will be putting Serra's Sanctum in so I have a lot of removal in the form of enchantments that exile and sit on board to help with that. I really do like Wheel of Sun and Moon and Greater Auramancy they are both cards I plan on buying but I try to shop local to give my LGS's the business and noone has had either sadly. I am definitely going to put Nature's Revolt in with a combo piece, seems like a really great finished.
3 months ago
Hey there and thank you so so much for your detailed comment and amazing suggestions, I really do appreciate it. I have a devotion thing going on since I will be putting Serra's Sanctum in so I have a lot of removal in the form of enchantments that Exile and sit on board to help with that. I really do like Wheel of Sun and Moon and Greater Auramancy they are both cards I plan on buying but I try to shop local to give my LGS's the business and noone has had either sadly. I am definitely going to put Nature's Revolt in with a combo piece, seems like a really great finished.