Fortune's Favor

Fortune's Favor


Target opponent looks at the top four cards of your library and separates them into a face-down pile and a face-up pile. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon
FNM Promos (FNM) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Fortune's Favor Discussion

achilles777 on Eye of the Storm

1 year ago

I would say maybe cutting Electrolyze , Fire / Ice , Fortune's Favor , Geistblast & Reverberate . Liliana of the Dark Realms seems out of place to be honest. I am not sure what you're budget is but you may also want to consider running Cyclonic Rift , Sensei's Divining Top and a not so expensive but better filter card Frantic Search . The has been a lot of discussion with the Bolas's Citadel + Sensei's Divining Top combo.

Craven183 on Sphinx Tribal

2 years ago

Hey Jon!

Hope you don't mind some suggestions from ya boi Owen. I've looked thoroughly through your list and have some ideas to propose to you. Totally up to you whether or not to use these cards (I won't be offended either way- at the end of the day this still looks like a solid, fun list!). But here are some suggestions:

  1. Replace some of the counterspells: I've noticed you've put a lot of counters in here. This is good- make sure people can't achieve their wincons. But 19 might be a little too much- mono blue can work very effectively with just 10 counterspells (especially with the draw and topdeck manipulation you will be able to achieve with this deck). Here are in my opinion the top ten best budget counterspells: Arcane Denial, Swan Song, Counterspell, Mana Leak, Foil, Pact of Negation, Summary Dismissal, Disallow, Muddle the Mixture, Condescend. And of course you have access to Mana Drain which could easily replace any counter out of the ones I just listed. Even if you want to stay at 19 counters, I would highly recommend taking out Annul, Ceremonious Rejection, Essence Scatter, and Spell Shrivel to put in cards like Swan Song, Arcane Denial, and Foil.

  2. Draw Spells: You've got good stuff in here like Pull from Tomorrow and Stroke of Genius, but sometimes paying X every time you want to draw cards can be a bit too much (especially when you are trying to cast high cost Sphinxes). I'd recommend removing Stroke of Genius, Fact or Fiction, and Fortune's Favor to put in Frantic Search, Dig Through Time, and Paradoxical Outcome. Frantic Search lets you untap lands, Dig Through Time is just too good, and Paradoxical Outcome can let you net mana off of bouncing Sol Ring while also letting you get more ETB effects off of your replayed creatures. For strong early game draw, I'd recommend removing Braingeyser to fit in Mystic Remora.

  3. Ramp: Since your average CMC of the deck is 3.48 and blue gives very little access to land ramp like green, you'll need to back that up with a buttload of artifact ramp. You need to put in Thran Dynamo, Mind Stone, and Sapphire Medallion. They will help you a LOT. Having Dreamstone Hedron, Everflowing Chalice, and Caged Sun in here addition to the other artifact ramp will definitely give you an edge over other players in mana. Also I'd recommend putting in at least 3 more islands.

  4. Acid Rain: This card makes me lol against mono green players. It seems entertaining but may be a useless draw when playing against decks that don't run green. Or even if they do run green it could be something like my Surrak Dragonclaw deck that only runs a few forests with most everything else being nonbasics that don't have forest type like Karplusan Forest. Due to this, if you want to put in some land hate, run Frozen AEther. People will hate you but it's not too mean and it certainly puts you ahead and gains you even more counterspell advantage.

  5. Sphinxes: Here are some Sphinxes I've found that I think would really do you a lot of work and versatility in this deck: Guardian of Tazeem, Chancellor of the Spires, Sphinx Ambassador, and Deadeye Navigator. Yeah, I know the Navigator isn't a Sphinx but he can blink your Sphinxes to get their ETB effects as well as Unesh's trigger. Endless value for only 2 mana.

  6. Target Removal: I would recommend taking out a couple counterspells in order to fit in Reality Shift, Rapid Hybridization, Pongify, AEtherspouts, or AEtherize. These cards have insane value. Everyone expects a counterspell, but nobody expects their Pathbreaker Ibex to suddenly become a 3/3 Pepe the frog at the end of main phase.

  7. The Immortal Sun. This card would do wonders for this deck- you saw first hand how well it worked on Saturday night. Imagine James trying to play that goddamn Teferi, Temporal Archmage with Immortal Sun out. Glorious.

  8. Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds. Think about these two for a second. They come into play, you sac them and go fetch and island and put the island into play tapped. Your deck is mono blue- so the only thing you can fetch with these is a basic island. If you just replace these with basic islands they'll come in untapped.

Anywho- those are my recommendations! Hope they help and I'm really looking forward to seeing you play this deck! Sorry I went into so much gross detail about my suggestions but I really do love looking through lists and then writing about them.


Argy on Wizards doing away with FNM …

3 years ago

The FNM promos tend not to be "bombs".

They are more like support cards.

Things like Noose Constrictor, Fortune's Favor, Incendiary Flow, Servo Exhibition, Unlicensed Disintegration, and Aether Hub.

You wouldn't really "build a deck" around any of those, but you might use them to "bling" a deck you already have.

NinjaMonkeey on U/B Control

3 years ago

Horribly Awry would probably be better as Essence Scatter and Fortune's Favor can be cut for Glimmer of Genius.

jawz on Energy Rush (Infinite Energy Combo)

3 years ago

I'd suggest replacing Bristling Hydra with Aetherstorm Roc. The Roc gives you backups for the Decoction Module if you can't find one, and is better at grinding out a longer game where you can't get the infinite combo off.

But if it were me, I find this kind of deck more fun when I splash blue for Rogue Refiner and Altered Ego, and then throw in silly fetch cards like Dubious Challenge, Eldritch Evolution, Fortune's Favor and Bring to Light.

MegaMatt13 on Gisa and geralf zombies NO COMBO

3 years ago

Nice deck :)

I'd suggest more cards similar to Frantic Search that will filter through your deck and dump zombies into your graveyard.

Fact or Fiction, Monastery Siege, Forbidden Alchemy, Fortune's Favor, and Epiphany at the Drownyard all work great in my version. Perpetual Timepiece is also great and filling the graveyard.

Other great zombies: Vengeful Dead, Armored Skaab, Laboratory Brute, Geralf's Mindcrusher

Hope this helps!

Udinaas on Sultai Delirium

3 years ago

I'll just list some of the cards I personaly like for delirium (budget):

first Wild-Field Scarecrow. It fixes color, which is especialy useful in three-color deck, and adds two types to delirium. Also you can actively get it into your graveyard (unlike your other artifact creatures). Speaking of color-fixing, Fork in the Road helps with that and puts a land into your graveyard for delirium, which is usualy not the easiest card type to get there. Third Fortune's Favor is realy interesting and funny card, in my opinion. And in delirium deck, you can decide based not by what you need in your hand, but what you need in your graveyard.

Now for cards, that reward delirium, I would again point out three. My favourite of these, Kindly Stranger  Flip. Although 2/3 for 3 is not so amazing, 4/3 that also kills something for 6 sounds good. Moldgraf Scavenger is a nice one. Attacking with a 3/4 by turn three is not a bad deal (and is very doable). Finaly, the delirium star Gnarlwood Dryad. What's not to like about this one? 1/1 deadtouch for G? sure. 3/3 deadtouch for G later? definitely.

Hope some of this helps.

Shadow_Tack on Functionality Deck

3 years ago

Fortune's Favor Bomat Courier, the problem is their need to hide cards from the owner

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