Once and Future

Once and Future

Instant

Return target card from your graveyard to your hand. Put up to one other target card from your graveyard on top of your library. Exile Once and Future.

Adamant — If at least three green mana was spent to cast this spell, instead return those cards to your hand and exile Once and Future.

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Casual Legal
Pre-release Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Once and Future Discussion

JonoHardock on Wolves, Tokens, and Elves oh my!

3 weeks ago

5 or so ramp cards total may be good to have. Cards like Selesnya Signet, Rampant Growth, Farseek and Mind Stone. Llanowar Elves is good to also run to give an extra elf to champion to your Wren's Run Packmaster.

Having a couple hard removal spells may also be good; Devouring Light, Swords to Plowshares and Condemn

Options for future upgrades

For drawing cards Skullclamp is basically banned in every format except commander and is spectacular in token decks.

Eternal Witness is a nice upgrade for Once and Future

Return of the Wildspeaker Is either card draw or a pump spell at instant speed.

I may have some of these in paper too!

light5 on Temur Cycle Self-mill (IKO)

3 months ago

Thanks for sharing your deck. I really want to try to put Ominous Seas in my deck, but I don't know with what I should replace it.

Also, I really do like Once and Future, it really fits well with Song of Creation in case we discard a wincon like Thassa's Oracle. Love it.

SquirrelPenguin on Super Sadistic Squirrels

4 months ago

Scytec, there is always Regrowth, or if you have mostly green mana you can get two Regrowths in one at instant speed with Once and Future. Other options are at this link. remove any search filters you don't want.

Lambofan217 on Omnath High Tide [Primer]

4 months ago

What do you think about Once and Future instead of Regrowth. I understand that paying 2 more mana may not be great and the draw back of putting one on top of your library, but it essentially always gets back 2 cards instead of 1 and is at instant speed.

triproberts12 on Hogaak Persist Combo

6 months ago

Isn't this backwards of how these leagues normally work? I thought the winner is the only one that doesn't get the budget bump, so the most powerful deck doesn't snowball.

Anyway, Mindwrack Harpy is the most pushed intro deck card I've ever seen. That's my first add.

I also like putting in more creatures with ETB effects. It's kind of awkward that you'll want to tap mana dorks for Hogaak. Glowspore Shaman, Golgari Thug, Crow of Dark Tidings, Gamekeeper, and Mire Triton can all help get Hogaak out by turn 3 if you have a good turn 1 play.

There are a lot of good gold cards in BG graeyard stuff, too: If you have anyone that's relying on indestructibility, Drown in Filth is a good budget option to feed your graveyard. If you're built around Hogaak, I'd think it should regularly be a hard removal spell with upside. Nyx Weaver is just a great card in any graveyard deck, and cheap, too. Jarad's Orders is a good double-tutor. Underrealm Lich is worth the $2, in my opinion. I would also ask yourself whether Eternal Witness is $3.50 better than Acolyte of Affliction/Golgari Findbroker/Treasured Find. Storrev, Devkarin Lich didn't get much fanfare, but the power and price tag are there.

Animist's Awakening is good value at just over $1. World Shaper and Splendid Reclamation are a little more expensive, but higher impact than other $4-5 cards I see in the list. Lower on the ramp ladder, note that Harrow and Springbloom Druid put a land in the yard. Funeral Rites isn't a bad draw spell for this deck. Same for Winding Way, Gather the Pack and Relentless Pursuit. Syphon Mind doesn't have much to do with the theme, but I start with it in most of my black value decks. Dark Deal could be very good, especially if your draw power is maximized and you can use your yard as a second hand. Greenwarden of Murasa is just a powerful card. Same for Phyrexian Delver.

Some other general budget cards for considering: Ransack the Lab, Corpse Churn, Dead Reckoning, Grapple with the Past, Hatchery Spider, Millikin, Mindwrack Demon, Once and Future, Splinterfright, The Mending of Dominaria, Skullwinder, Blood for Bones, and Vigor Mortis.

Optimator on Bastards on Parade

6 months ago

Some potential cards. Most of these might be side-grades or out of budget but are worth noting in the Maybeboard. I have a few of these:

Ramp:

Creatures are obviously optimal, what with elf anthems and counters and stuff. I would try to squeeze in the first three if you can. The tempo of getting your commander down on turn 2 is amazing.

Fyndhorn Elves , Priest of Titania , Boreal Druid , Farhaven Elf , Leyline of Abundance , Castle Garenbrig , Llanowar Tribe , Overgrowth , Reap and Sow , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Nature's Lore , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , Grow from the Ashes , Emerald Medallion , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Harrow , Circuitous Route

Utility:

Rishkar's Expertise , Soul's Majesty , Mirror Shield , Zendikar Resurgent , Primal Rage , Heroic Intervention , Return to Nature , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Beastmaster Ascension , Loxodon Warhammer , Colossal Majesty , Rancor , Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Blossoming Defense , Withstand Death , Titanic Brawl , Ancient Animus , Momentous Fall , Nature's Claim , Once and Future , Regrowth , Wildest Dreams , Road of Return , Creeping Corrosion , Season of Growth , Blanchwood Armor , Sandwurm Convergence , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Vivien Reid , Vivien of the Arkbow , Ghost Quarter ,

Aspect of Mongoose is nice but prevents untapping shenanigans with your commander.

Counters:

Some obvious out-of-budget stuff here and some lower-powered stuff too but I'll suggest them for posterity.

Llanowar Reborn , Karn's Bastion , Forge of Heroes , The Great Henge , Incubation Druid , Loyal Guardian , Tuskguard Captain , Pollenbright Druid , Solidarity of Heroes , Biogenic Upgrade , Durable Handicraft , Planewide Celebration , Courage in Crisis , Verdant Confluence , Bow of Nylea , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Hydra's Growth , Path of Discovery , Retreat to Kazandu , Forced Adaptation , Evolutionary Escalation , New Horizons , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Vivien, Arkbow Ranger , Kalonian Hydra , Arbor Armament , Stony Strength , Savage Summoning , Hunger of the Howlpack , Soul's Might , The Crowd Goes Wild , Armory of Iroas , Weapon Rack , Predatory Hunger , Primeval Bounty

I have a Drove of Elves I'm not using

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