Fae of Wishes // Granted

Here’s the list of ELD appearances in Vintage so far:
Deafening Silence
Emry, Lurker of the Loch
Oko, Thief of Crowns
Once Upon a Time
Mystic Sanctuary
Rankle, Master of Pranks
Stonecoil Serpent

Oddly enough, Fae of Wishes // Granted is not on the list. This card is probably the Vintage sleeper of ELD.

Fae of Wishes
Fae of Wishes: 1U, Creature – Faerie Wizard, 1/1 – 1U, Discard two cards: Return Fae of Wishes to its owner’s hand.
Granted: 3U Sorcery – You may choose a noncreature card you own from outside the game, reveal it, and put it into your hand.

The metagame has slowed down by several turns over the past two years, and getting to four mana with counterspell backup is becoming the norm, so an extra mana over Cunning Wish for more flexibility is fine. With nine free counterspells (4x FoW, 4x FoN, 1x MM), not to mention the Zias new UG Dredge (Twitter – Expand and scroll down) with Foil and Misdirection, you’ve got plenty of time and protection.

Add in an evasive threat and you can plink away at your opponent’s Planeswalkers, or protect your own with the sizeable toughness. In a pinch, you can discard excess lands to do it all over again. Vintage restricts Brainstorm to one copy, so the Brainstorm, crack Fetch, shuffle away your bad cards isn’t as prevalent compared to Legacy.

Knowing Vintage players, they tend to prefer the Flash keyword over wishboards, so they’ll break Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft first, but keep your eye on Fae of Wishes // Granted. The power is there. (Hey. I was right about Arcum’s Astrolabe.)

Brazen Borrower

Thanks for reading. Good luck brewing.

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