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Oona, Queen of the Fae
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Reviewed May 30, 2008

Constructed: 3.95
Casual: 4.50
Limited: 4.60

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BMoor

Oona, Queen of the Fae


Anyone remember Meloku, the Clouded Mirror?  That guy tormented Standard tournaments up and down, and Oona here has a lot in common.  Big flying body?  Check.  Makes lots of tokens at a reasonable cost?  Check.  The tokens fly too?  Check.  Yeah, this is going to be trouble.  If you see it on the opposing end of the table, kill it.  FAST.

Constructed- 4

Casual- 4.7

Limited- 4.75  

Aethereal

Friday - Oona, Queen of the Fae

Welcome back to Standard, Meloku. We've missed you (or in the case of some of us, not). Six mana is a lot to ask for, but this card will probably win the game for you if you can get her to stick long enough. Right now, though, the current Standard environment isn't that friendly to her because there is only one dedicated control deck (which she fits quite well into), and everyone else is running a tribal deck. She's also too slow for the tribal Faerie deck, which prefers to use the faster Bitterblossom. So, right now, she doesn't have much of a home, but I'd hang onto your copies, because the 5-color control deck might grow in popularity, or there'll be a new deck later that she'll fit right into.

In limited, first-pick bomb material. Only pass her if your blue/black is REALLY bad.

Constructed - 4
Casual - 5
Limited - 4.5

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Oona, Queen of the Fae
 
Oona may be the best finisher for an in-color control deck since Meloku. Like him, she flies; like him, she attacks for large numbers; like him, she brings lots of little flying minions to block counter-attacks. Expect to see a lot of this card at the top tables from FNM upwards for a good while (and expect to see a new, ultra-annoying win condition in your friend's multiplayer infinite-mana deck).
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5

Arcane

Oona, Queen of the Fae

 

Constructed: Easily on par with powerful blue finishers of the past few years like Meloku of the Kamigawa era. Hard to imagine a player untapping with this in play and not winning with the card advantage that this can generate with even a sparce amount of mana. You aren’t guaranteed to get any creatures out of the deal, but since the only investment you have to make in it is mana it’s hard to say no, especially when your opponent is losing cards and options while you do it. The tokens just seem like ciing on an already delcious cake. Oh and don’t forget that you’re also probably swinging into the red zone with a 5/5 flying creature, something Meloku never seemed to have the same punch doing.

 

Casual: Fat, flying creatures with powerful effects are the bread and butter of multiplayer games and Oona joins the ranks of Dragon, angels and demons with gusto. She seems even more powerful with more players allowing you to smash face with a 5/5 against one opponent, mill out another player with her ability and use the swarm of tokens you’re making to kill yet another.

 

Limited: Just wins games outright. With almost no flying creatures in the set that can tussle with her toe to toe, very little spot removal that overcomes her 5/5 body, and on top of that’s there nothing stopping you from treating her like a big enchantment with a game breaking effect. X milling in limited is obscenely powerful when you consider the limited deck size. Very rarely will you resolve one of these and lose the game. Only downside I can say about this card is the triple color requirements make it harder to cast in decks that aren’t solidly in black or blue (or both). I would never let this pass you even if not in those colors though unless you have lots and lots of answers as I’d hate to see it up against me.

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 4.5

Limited: 4.5

The Missing Linc

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Oona, Queen of the Fae

Yes, she is expensive.  Thus, a really control based deck may be the only place you will see her.  However, she is one of the best creature finishers I have seen in a while.  She compares with one of my favorites which bounced lands to make token flyers, but she is a 5/5 flyer herself.  I think she will see some play in block but I feel her casting cost will not relegate her to competative play beyond that.  In limited, a bomb.  In casual...just plain fun.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 5
Limited: 5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Oona, Queen of the Fae
 
Untap with this out and you basically win. It's the finisher of choice right now. It's huge, mills and gives a flying army.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4.5/5, Johnny's dream?
Limited: 4/5

DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner
Oona, Queen of the Fae - Friday

This card is tough.  It does cost six, which is one of the only drawbacks this card has.  It can be used in both Blue AND Black decks.  It produces counters.  And it's a 5/5 to boot.  Oh, and did I mention you get to mill cards away from your opponent as well?  What is there not to love about this card.  Your opponent has to find an instant answer to her when she hits the field or they will inevitably lose.  She's pretty dang good.

On a side note, I'd trade for some of these now and expect the price of them to go up in about a month once the Lorwyn Block constructed Pro Tour Qualifier season is well underway.  This card should be seeing lots of play.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5
Miguel

Friday 5-30-08

Oona, Queen of the Fae

 

Constructed: A 5/5 flyer for 6 mana is ok. The ablity can win games is she stays in play to long. Mono color decks can be hosed big time it all cards were not lands. Plus they are remove from the game.

 

Casual: A big Faerie Wizard should appeal to alot of kitchen tables.

 

Limited: Draft first pick no matter what. Would not want to face against it when she comes to play. Hope to have a Guttural Response to stop her from comming out to play. Can really hurt a forty card deck.

 

Overall a good card that will see some play in any format.

 

Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Limited: 4

 

Miguel


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