he "favors" of Magic 2012 (Divine Favor and Dark Favor) have parallel abilities. Although they both boost power and toughness, one focuses on offense and one focuses on defense.
The art, of course, demonstrates this duality. Divine Favor shows a wizard with her palms held protectively inward, surrounded by magical shields.
Divine Favor | Art by Allen Williams
Dark Favor, on the other hand, shows a wizard with fists held up, ready to fight. And what's he surrounded by? Magical knives!
Dark Favor | Art by Allen Williams