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Triton Fortune Hunter
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Triton Fortune Hunter
- Theros

Reviewed October 3, 2013

Constructed: 2.87
Casual: 3.63
Limited: 3.13
Multiplayer: 2.87

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Triton Fortune Hunter

This guy is in an interesting sort of position; he has a heroic ability that you'll want to try and trigger as often as you can, but a lot of the ways to do so (Auras) are redundant in multiples and risk putting all your eggs in one basket. Even so, getting at least one or two triggers can put you very far ahead (or help you break even, if you do end up losing him and/or other cards), and that's often a very bad risk for your opponent, meaning that the Fortune Hunter will often draw fire away from other dangerous creatures.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5 

Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is Triton Fortune Hunter a card drawing engine. In standard you need to turn your targeting cards in hand into extra cards making it more of card filtering. Being able to draw cards is one of the most powerful things in magic as it gives you so many more options the downside is how do you best abuse targeting this creature over and over with enchantments and various spells. In standard I could see this card acting as a lynchpin in a heroic fueled blue deck as drawing cards is extremely powerful the hoops you may have to jump through to make this work however may not be worth it. In modern and eternal formats this creature is interesting but doesn’t fit in any established decks and doesn’t scream out for a deck to be built around him in environment’s where his power level might not be up to snuff. In casual and multiplayer it has relevant tribe and could be involved ina blue based enchantment or heroic style deck. In limited it’s a solid creature and a great choice for blue based decks. Overall a card with some powerful potential for casual and constructed.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 2.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Triton Fortune Hunter which is a three mana Blue 2/2 with the Heroic ability of whenever you cast a spell that targets it you draw a card. This is an interesting card advantage option for Blue that is best supported by targetable cantrips to maintain the theme and increase the draw power. In a design based around that this is a strong foundation to work from and it could see competitive play, possibly alongside other merfolk or soldiers as an additional tribal theme.

In Limited the Heroic ability is fairly easy to activate with many cards available to target your own creatures, which supports and is supported by Triton Fortune Hunter. Multiple triggers in a turn are possible and the low cost with only one Blue dedication makes this an automatic inclusion for any Sealed using the color. In Booster this is a solid second or third pick after a Blue or targetable effect rare and should benefit most games in which it enters play.

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


Skid Rambo

Triton Fortune Hunter is a new Heroic creature that has card drawing potential and awesome artwork. I would have to say that the artwork on this card is one of my favorites from Theros. Triton Fortune Hunter is one of those borderline cards that can be good or bad depending on the deck and format. Red/Blue agro with Guttersnipe and Young Pyromancer could be fun. Triton Fortune Hunter may find his place in casual play where his Heroic ability has a better chance to be broken. This card is appealing because it offers blue players another way to draw cards and the option to play aggressively. Not a bad uncommon at all.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


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