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.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Growing Rites of Itlimoc Discussion
2 weeks ago
I've been playing elves for some time in both commander and modern, so I was excited to see Lathril spoiled. If I didn't already have a tricked out Ezuri, Renegade Leader deck I'd definitely be building this, because the only thing better than playing mono-green elves is playing green-black elves! I am a bit surprised that you are missing some elf staples such as Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Wood Elves , Elves of Deep Shadow , Farhaven Elf , and Springbloom Druid . These cards may seem boring, but they give you incredible acceleration, and you can also definitely justify dropping your land count a bit because they'll ramp you early and grab your lands for you from your deck. You also really don't need any of the mana rocks other than Sol Ring , they don't synergize with elves' game plan. I'd also heartily recommend Elvish Guidance , and an often-overlooked card that turns one of your existing lands into a Gaea's Cradle but which costs less than a dollar in real-world money. Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip does this as well, but it is more well-known and more expensive. For board wipes I'd recommend Kindred Dominance , which blows everyone else's stuff away while leaving yours intact, and Ezuri's Predation , which was recently re-printed and is now pretty cheap to pick up, as it will likewise leave your elves intact while giving you a bunch of tokens and destroying most of your opponent's stuff. I'd also commend your inclusion of the fabulous new card Haunting Voyage . This card is sheer gold for tribal decks in black!
3 weeks ago
I really like this. I’ve always wanted to build Ezuri. I’d recommend Song of the Dryads , over Frogify . The card compliments Imprisoned in the Moon with difficult-to-shake, Oko-esque’removal. Castle Garenbrig would provide good acceleration here. Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip as well (or Cradle :)). It also replaces itself. Simic does well with a little bit of land acceleration. Try Growth Spiral and Bond. They provide great utility and land acceleration. It’s tough to make spots for these, but they are really quite good (and satisfying to play). Always include Kiora's Follower in Simic! It’s an amazing utility card. Great deck. I bet it’s fun to play.
3 weeks ago
I like a lot of the includes you have in the deck. I have my own Rhyss deck that I keep trying to push the power level on. I don't think it's quite cEDH level due to our meta having a significant amount of board sweeps. I've built my version to focus on achieving critical mass at instant speed as often as possible and to better withstand board sweeps. Have you thought of running Natural Order to combo with Regal Force (because card draw isn't great in green/white)? It can also get you Craterhoof Behemoth as a win-con. Since you are already running Cradle, what about also running Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip? Also, you may want Petrified Field as cradle insurance (I don't have a cradle yet). I've also been playtesting Eldritch Evolution because it will fetch Priest with a token or Archdruid with a mana dork. Seems to be working out well in my build.
Hope the feedback helps.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Here's some cards to give some thought.
Guardian Project , Ashes of the Abhorrent , Authority of the Consuls + Meekstone , Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, Scavenging Ooze , Ghostly Prison , Rest in Peace , Strionic Resonator , Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle , Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Luminous Broodmoth , Terminus , Pyre of Heroes
2 months ago
Cool. Have you played it much? How does it fare against mono blue control, stax control, and pillow fort?
I wonder if there is a better alternative to Exploration, considering you are running light on lands and do not have particularly great card draw. I run it in a few cEDH decks but am Usually disappointed in the outcome.
Maybe something along the lines of One with Nature if you can get a creature through. Even something like Manabond may be better considering that it ramps harder earlier and you will be relying on your commander to tutor cards anyways.
Also, how do you expect to achieve the massive acceleration afforded by Cradle and Nykthos with Damping Sphere in play?
You may consider abandoning that entirely.
Since you run GSZ, you should run Dryad Arbor for a competitive edge.
Since you run Top and Mirri’s Guile, why not run at least a couple fetch lands if for nothing else but an occasional shuffle. I understand that Yisan should shuffle your library, but I can imagine many scenarios in which that won’t be an option and you will still need to search for answers.
I’m not worried about Veil of Summer—-I’d just hit it with another free counter or Dispel.
I think without proper protection, this deck would have a big problem with any mono-blue control (even on a $75 budget!)
Not trying to be harsh—-I really like the deck—-just trying to give you some insight about the weaknesses I perceive and how I’d exploit them if I were your opponent.
I hope this helps.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip, basically a creature tutor that turns into Gaea's Cradle . Also Westvale Abbey Flip for some sort of Wrath of God effect protection. Heroic Intervention and Fresh Meat can also do this but are not as low to the ground, as they take spots in your hand, a spell slot in your deck and are only good if they are in your hand at the time the Wrath effect hits.