Fan Bearer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Common

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Fan Bearer

Creature — Zombie

2, tap: Tap target creature.

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Fan Bearer Discussion

FlabbyAbs on B/W Zombies Ixalan Standard

2 weeks ago

I'd say cut some expensive 5CC zombie producers and put in Metallic Mimic. Mimic is a body in itself and will do more harm if left alone. And having 6x 5CC spells in aggro is clunky here. Mimic also helps with your Dread Wanderer to stay relevant.

Fan Bearer looks like it could get cut down 1 or 2 without changing too much here. Nice job.

silentone2k on Legion's Procession

3 months ago

Cut Vanquisher's Banner, Adanto Vanguard, and Inspiring Cleric to increase Anointed Procession and add Sacred Cat. Going broader, increasing 1 drops, and reducing average CMC. Particularly cutting the number of 5 drops (theoretically- to an effective 0).

Not sure the cat is going to pull its weight; looking at Anointer Priest, Aerial Responder, Fan Bearer, and Sorcerous Spyglass.

heyitsaking on Zombies Approach

4 months ago

I recently build a zombie deck around Scarab God, and one thing I found is that having too many high cost cards kills the deck against an aggro deck, especially aggro energy decks. Binding Mummy, Doomed Dissenter, Lord of the Accursed, and Wayward Servant are a really good choice, but I would recommend adding some Fan Bearers and/or Dread Wanderer instead of Lurching Rotbeast for easier combos. If you still want a stronger zombie card I recommend Plague Belcher instead, because its ability can combo with Doomed Dissenter, or sacrifice a zombie to just damage your opponent plus Menace is a nice touch.

Originally I also considered running Stir the Sands and Liliana's Mastery, but I found myself constantly getting mana chocked and not being able to do anything for a couple turns.

Here is my zombie deck, if you want to check it out: Scarab God's Minions

filthyc4sual on

4 months ago

Just FYI, BW means black/white. You're blue/white, which is UW. I would add more Aven Wind Guide, Oketra the True, Fan Bearer, Binding Mummy, and Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun, and cut down on the random creatures like Air Elemental.

ZappaDappa on Selesnya Standard

5 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions!
I like Skywhaler's Shot. I was using a pair of Fairgrounds Wardens but having a body was tough. I'll swap 2 for the Fan Bearers and probably get some more for the sideboard.

I'm not sure about the Longtusk Cubs though, I think I'd rather have a counter from a Kujar Seedsculptor on an Aerial Responder or a Scrounging Bandar than a Longtusk Cub with 2-3 counters. I know the Sculptor isn't great by itself, but it just has more synergy with what I'm trying to do.

JeskaiM4n on Selesnya Standard

5 months ago

It can be really seen that this is your first deck, but really not bad for one.

Yes absolutely take out Fan Bearers card just isn't good enough.

Kujar Seedsculptor Just isn't good enough too, there are just so much better cards.

Appeal / Authority Is too situational in my opinion, of course when you are ahead it can be amazing, but when you are with empty board against control it is dead card rest of the game probably.

Then what to get in when you take out so many cards...

Renegade Rallier Is solid card if you have good ways to get revolt, so more of them.

Last Bristling Hydra would be nice.

Longtusk Cub Is very strong card but then you should take out other 2 drops which means some of your mana dorks.

I don't really see need to mana dorks anyway in this deck, you don't play anything very big to ramp on.

Then you want more removal, you have only 3 Cast Outs. Skywhaler's Shot Would be pretty nice addition to this deck in my opinion.

But first, get good manabase it is just so important to get right mana

And d*mn 24 lands is way too much when you play only one 5 drop in your whole deck, i would play like 20 lands maybe 21 maximum.

And get those Attune with Aethers out of the sideboard :D

Sorry if i sound too judging my english isn't too great, i don't try to be mean.

ZappaDappa on Selesnya Standard

5 months ago

I tend to agree, I think I'd rather have the Channeler Initiates than the Attune with Aether and sideboarding out an Aether or two didn't seem to have much of a negative effect when I played it today. I'm thinking Renegade Rallier to make the Scrounging Bandars more effective.

I've also been considering dropping a Fan Bearer. I often get him out early and half the time he sits there doing nothing. I wouldn't take him out completely but I think he'd do better as a 2-of.

Unicornsareevil on

5 months ago

First Standard Tournament Results

Round one: W/U control. (Not monument)Game one - Found the combo relatively quick and won. Was concerned about about my Cunning Survivor getting tapped by his Fan Bearer but luckily he was tapped out when New Perspectives entered the battlefield.Game two - Sided in Countervailing Winds for Haze of Pollen. Pulled of the combo again and won.(2-0)

Round two: B/W Zombies.Game one - Got run over fast. Without either combo piece and missed land drops meant the combo flopped.Game two - No sideboard. Had a faster hand but the zombies were too fast. Managed to pull a Haze of Pollen during one attack saving 6 life but a In Oketra's Name from the opponent the next turn killed me.(0-2)

Round three: R/B/U/W/G Planeswalkers.Game one - Seemed pretty even but ended in a lose. The game started slow for both despite the turn three As Fortold by the opponent. I waited a couple of turns before playing New Perspectives while Cunning Survivor was out so that i could afford a Censor.I did pull of the combo but Cunning Survivor only became a 15/3 after i got stuck with three New Perspectives, three Cunning Survivors and four basic lands in hand.Game two = Sided in Shadowstorm Vizier for Haze of Pollen. The second game was not as slow after my opponent used Deploy the Gatewatch and got a Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and a Nissa, Voice of Zendikar out. I played Shefet Monitor to try and kill them but it kept getting blocked by plants. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. game ended when he hit me for seven with Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh -4 ability and played another copy of Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh and hit for another seven. (yes he did sac the old one.)(0-2)

So the deck went 1-2 overall. I didn't expect much from it but wanted to see what the consistency of the combo was.

I found that i need Supreme Will to protect or dig for New Perspectives. Some removal would be great but there is none with cycling, unfortunately. Control seems to be my LGS's metta at the moment with almost half of the decks being R/B/U bolas control. For this reason i'm considering putting Haze of Pollen in the sideboard since it only stops some aggro decks. Also wondering if Canyon Slough and Sheltered Thicket would be worth adding to splash for Sweltering Suns. it would be risky and would remove Beneath the Sands from the deck but would increase the number of cycling cards.

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