Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

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If this spell is the first spell you've cast this game, you may cast it without paying its mana cost.

Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal a creature or land card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Once Upon a Time Discussion

DreadKhan on My Best Elfs Deck

1 day ago

One of the all-stars of my Legacy Elf deck is Once Upon a Time , which is usually the best card I can have in my opening hand. I even cut some lands for it, because I can risk sitting on 1 basic and whiffing on this due to 9 Llanowar Elves almost guaranteeing that I'll see one in my first 14 cards.

Are you sure running 2 Umbral Mantle is enough in here? It sounds like a pretty important card, and elves don't draw a ton of cards usually. I think I'd try dropping Oracle of Mul Daya for 1 at least, I don't think Oracle is a good fit here.

Large But Finite Ramp is my Elf deck, we use some of the same cards, and you might find it an interesting read. Terastodon is a really fun card, certainly suitable for the sideboard.

Cool deck, good work!

legendofa on Modern Horizons 2 Spoilers

1 month ago

I'm not worried about Vindicate , since Maelstrom Pulse has been in Modern since Alara, and I don't expect the land destruction option to make that much if a difference. (Thereby guaranteeing I get steamrolled by LD some day.) In particular, Legacy/Vintage has everything on the reserved list, which includes the original dual lands, Aluren , Academy Rector , Chains of Mephistopheles , Sylvan Library , Swords to Plowshares , Grim Monolith as some highlights, and anything banned in Modern-- Deathrite Shaman , Field of the Dead , Once Upon a Time , Cloudpost , and so on.

DreadKhan on Tae'rin Terror (Elf Zerg)

5 months ago

I run two of it in my deck, which features a few more elves you want to untap I suppose, but your deck is a lot better at using the mana, so maybe two would work. You don't really love it in your opener, but drawing into it is good. I run it with Once Upon a Time , which can both dig for it (if I need one), or find another useful creature late. If I'm lucky enough to have one in my opener, I can keep a lot more hands (since I'll probably find a land or mana elf). I couldn't decide if you run enough mana elves to warrant the card, and you run more forests, so you don't risk as many 1 land hands.

Great deck btw, I love how hostile it is to an enemy that uses elves as well!

TheMadRocketeer on Elves

5 months ago

I've not seen Once Upon a Time before. I like it!

DreadKhan on Elves

5 months ago

Not sure if they'd work as well in your deck, but I'm trying out Once Upon a Time in my elf deck, and it seems good, helping deal with the low forest count while increasing my odds of getting a 1 or 2 mana dork as well, so I can keep more questionable hands safely. Later game, it can find a more powerful creature potentially, so it's not really a dead card.

Xianling69 on Modern Golgari Infect

6 months ago

GhostOfNinja: Once Upon a Time is banned in modern.

Deasert_Nomads_be_godly on leyline deck

6 months ago

king-saproling, I dont really see where to put Chancellor of the Tangle or Elvish Spirit Guide as not much ramp is needed, especially not green mana! in response to Sylvan Scrying thats kind of what Crop Rotation is for and in my opinion its better. Teferi's Protection costs 4 mana while Greater Auramancy costs 2 and stays on the board. Once Upon a Time I have no creatures so this card is pointless with the small chance of getting the land I need, thank you for the suggestions though I love them!

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