Once Upon a Time is the most-played card at Magic’s Mythic Championship V

The most registered cards are in Green and Blue.

Seb McKinnon artwork on MTG card Growth Spiral
Image via Wizards of the Coast Magic: The Gathering and Seb McKinnon

The decklists have been submitted for Mythic Championship V on MTG Arena this weekend and the Throne of Eldraine card Once Upon a Time is in nearly every deck. 

The fifth-largest Magic: The Gathering tournament kicks off this weekend as 32 Magic Pro League players and 36 Challengers will battle it out for a $750,000 prize pool. Of the 68 decklists submitted for Mythic Championship V, Once Upon a Time has 169 copies being played. 

Able to look at the top five cards of a player’s library for a specific land or creature, Once Upon a Time fits perfectly into various archetypes playing Golos, Tireless Pilgrim, Field of the Dead, Oko, Thief of Crowns, and Questing Beast. 

Following closely behind Once Upon a Time is the flying beast Hydroid Krasis with 156 copies. Krasis is a monstrosity whose power/defense is determined by the number of lands used to cast it. Players not only get a flyer on the battlefield but also receive card draw and life points upon playing it. 

With a majority of the field at Mythic Championship V playing decks with Green and Blue in them, it’s hardly a surprise that Once Upon a Time and Hydroid Krasis are the two most popular cards registered. And the rest of the copies entered tell a similar tale. 

  • Once Upon a Time: 169 copies
  • Hydroid Krasis: 156 copies
  • Growth Spiral: 138 copies
  • Fabled Passage: 128 copies
  • Questing Beast: 98 copies
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns: 94 copies

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Mythic Championship V tournament via MTG Arena kicks off on Oct.18, with the finals taking place on Oct. 20.  The three-day event will be streamed each day in its entirety via Magic’s Twitch channel.