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Angelic Favor

Reviewed January 10, 2007

Constructed: 2.47
Casual: 2.72
Limited: 3.125

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Jeff Zandi

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Angelic Favor

Not too exciting a card in my book. In limited, this card was useful as a combat trick that could block and destroy one of your opponent’s attackers.
But, you have to have a white creature in play untapped or else have four mana open when your opponent attacks. A good trick, and one you would take anytime, but it’s not a GREAT trick. For constructed play, I can’t really imagine a deck that would want to run this card. Cards like this are a little TOO tricky. It’s like when Kramer asked Seinfeld if he would try wearing silk boxers and Seinfeld replied, “a little TOO delightful!”



Angelic Favor

All the Angel will ever do is block. But that's not bad as a surprise blocker. Especially since it can come into play for no mana, meaning this will really surprise an attacking opponent. Excellent at what it does, but what it does just isn't very good. Yes, it blocks and usually kills a creature that was attacking you, but outside of limited that's just not enough usually.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3
Limited- 4

Jordan Kronick

Angelic Favor - It's been speculated in the past that white is much better at not losing than it is at winning. The key is to make sure that one turn of not losing will engineer a win for you. That's what this card is all about. Much of the time it will operate as a Fog effect, but it can be used to stop nearly anything. It's split second as well, so you don't have to worry about your last ditch effort getting countered or anything. You won't always need this card, but you'll be happy to have it when you need it. And it's great on an Isochron Scepter.

Constructed Rating - 3.4
Casual Rating - 3.4
Limited Rating - 3.0


Angelic Favor

This is best with a way to give it haste, because then it can swing at your opponent's face. Outside of that, not a lot of use, as all the token can do is block something, thanks to that "only during combat" line. I just can't see the point of this outside of being a beefed-up - but not necessarily better - version of Waylay. The one thing going for it is the free casting cost, which may have application in limited.

In casual, just play a Serra Angel or something instead.

I never played Masques block limited, but I view this strictly as a "free" combat trick. Therefore, it might be worth it to play 1 or 2 of these.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 2.5
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