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Cream of the Crop

Reviewed February 12, 2008

Constructed: 2.67
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 3.67

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Cream of the Crop

Any creature-heavy deck will want this. Even if you can't directly interact with the top of your library, being able to ship unneeded lands to the bottom and grabbing the best of each packet is a powerful ability-- you can make sure you get the most useful spell at the time each turn, as long as you can make a creature. And green decks shouldn't have a problem with that.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 3
Limited- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Cream of the Crop

Not so much card advantage as card quality advantage. It gets especially good with instant-boost effects you can stack on top of it like Bramblewood Paragon or Obsidian Battle-Axe, or with ultra-efficient creatures like Wren's Run Vanquisher. I would think that not every constructed deck would have space for it, as you could run more threats at that part of the mana curve, but in limited it's very strong. It's not often that green rush decks get to sift their library for bomb creatures, so take advantage of it.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Cream of the Crop

I really like this card. It is the newest form of the top or sylvan library. This one will work especially well in a fairie deck or any deck that has a lot of flash card power. I see blue green fairies getting a real boost in block design with this card. It also goes great in any fat creature deck. Lots of fun. When we see the results of the most recent tournaments, this card will be defined. Right now, I am still feeling it may be trade bait. In limited, this is a great card to get as creatures tend to just keep coming and coming and this will keep you from getting land flooded.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4

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