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Leyline in front of an Island

Leylines, sometimes called mana lines, are ancient mana paths that flow and crisscross each other across a given landscape. All planes have a network of leylines.


All leylines are enchantments. All leylines other than the first (Ley Line) allow you to begin the game with them on the battlefield if it is in your opening hand, since leylines are found rather than cast.[1][2]

There have been three cycles of Leylines with the "opening hand" clause, all with a 2MM cost. They were printed in Guildpact, Magic 2011 and Core Set 2020. However, due to their utility as sideboard cards, three have been reprinted, one twice, resulting in a total of 11.

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  1. Doug Beyer (July 07, 2010). "Target: Face". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (June 24, 2019). "Core Than Meets The Eye". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Magic Arcana (January 24, 2006). "Guildpact's Leyline Cycle". Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Ken Troop (April 26, 2017). "The Hand That Moves". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Ari Levitch (July 15, 2015). "Limits". Wizards of the Coast.
  6. A. T. Greenblatt (September 23, 2020). "Episode 4: Of Haunting Songs and Whispered Warnings". Wizards of the Coast.
  7. a b Ari Levitch (July 06, 2016). "Campaign of Vengeance". Wizards of the Coast.