Once and Future

Once and Future


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

Once and Future Discussion

Lambofan217 on Omnath High Tide [Primer]

1 week 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

1 month 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

2 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:


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


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.


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

Xenephrim on Ezuri Combo Elves *Primer*

3 months ago

What about recursion such as Restock and Once and Future ? I can understand the mana cost may be a bit high. Just a thought.

Loizo on Dovin's Angels

4 months ago

Yeah, I actually play DotM in my Bant-chantress list that has a heavy recursion theme, playing Once and Future , Regenesis , Tamiyo, Collector of Tales .

So in pure Azorius it's not really good; "Calculating" how much of a card type you need to run certain synergies is just a function of resources/payoff. Here you have a flyers theme with Sephara and all as payoffs and a token theme with Visitation.

That's already two strategies, no space for a third one that requires a graveyard full of stuff.

xaarvaxus on Yorvo - EDH

4 months ago

Cards that I would cut:

Regeneration , Executioner's Hood , Natural End , Bladed Pinions , Revive , Nature's Spiral , Staff of the Wild Magus , Crashing Footfalls awesome if you can cheat the suspend on it, not worth it otherwise, Prodigious Growth , Feasting Troll King and Trail of Crumbs you lack enough of a food theme to run these well enough to include, Moldgraf Monstrosity the random return makes this lackluster, Jaddi Lifestrider , Soul of Zendikar the activation is kind of expensive, Tuinvale Treefolk doesn't do enough to warrant inclusion, Canopy Cover and Web auras not the best here, I'd cut one of Planewide Celebration or Once and Future , and finally, Sandsteppe Mastodon

If you own one, I'd sub out Wall of Blossoms for Elvish Visionary for the synergy with Elvish Archdruid .

No Sol Ring ? This a ban in local meta?

If you happen to own them, some cards that you may want to think about: Tendershoot Dryad , Beast Within , Inspiring Call and Garruk, Primal Hunter . Yes, that means more cutting but they should be worth it in this deck.

I'd also add a Rogue's Passage in place of one Forest , just for some added punchthrough that is hard to remove.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Wanderer's Command

5 months ago

Love it! I've been messing around with this idea in my head but never got around to building the deck. I do have a couple of ideas though.

Why not have 4x The Wanderer ? Seems like your whole gameplan falls out without her, so you need to be getting her as often as possible.

Realm-Cloaked Giant instead of Kaya's Wrath ? Much easier to get in a tri-color deck than having two mana each of two colors.

Maindeck Once and Future (or similar) and Bolas's Citadel . You need to be able to get cards that you've milled out of your library, and Once and Future helps with that. The sad thing about that is that most graveyard recursion spells target creatures, and you need to be able to fetch planeswalkers too. Bolas's Citadel is similar to Command the Dreadhorde , but it gets you stuff from your library and is a continuing effect rather than a one-time use.

You also need some cheap stuff. Right now your curve is very high and you will die to most decks before you even have a chance of getting off your combo. The Wanderer and Command the Dreadhorde should be near the top of your curve, not the middle. I understand this will take a lot of rethinking, but it's a necessary change. You could also theoretically add some ramp, but I don't think that's the direction this deck needs to go.

Yotian_Soldier on 75% Simic Hydra Tribal

5 months ago

27 Oct 2019

Updates with new ELD cards:

The Great Henge > Everflowing Chalice A new all star from ELD! It provides ramp, life gain, card draw and puts a +1/+1 counter on our creatures entering the battlefield. Also this will be cost most of the time if not all of the time. Everflowing Chalice provides only even if the counters were increased.

Steelbane Hydra > Bane of Progress This to prevent destroying both our enchantments and artifacts as collateral damage from the Bane of Progress. Pinpoint precision provides also an avenue for politics. Also it's a turtle hydra!

Also speaking of turtle hydra Thunderous Snapper did not made the cut as Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner is much better in all aspect.

Once and Future > Fuel for the Cause Added recursion which our deck lacks.

Murkfiend Liege > Curse of Bounty Boost our creatures and negates the symmetrical effect of the curse.

Streamlined the mana base:

Simic Growth Chamber > Lumbering Falls

Gemstone Mine > Temple of the False God

Myriad Landscape > Simic Guildgate