This long sword bears the mark of Shining Fortune, the blacksmith of the gods. Shining Fortune's weapons were so finely crafted that the gods forbade him from creating weapons for anyone but them. When his son was enlisted to subdue the barbarians from the west, Shining Fortune forsook his oaths and forged this marvelous long sword for his son. The gods cursed Shining Fortune for breaking his oath, and he was never again able to produce weapons of any worth. Still, the blade he made for his son never experienced defeat. It is truly Fortune's Favorite.
As with all weapons in Jade Empire using Fortune's Favourite will drain your character's Focus at first, however unlike other weapons once enough mastery points are put into Focus cost reduction this weapon uses up no focus at all! As this style has superior reach, and comparable damage and speed to any of the starting martial styles and it can hit multiple enemies at once there is some logic in putting all your mastery points into reducing the Focus cost of this weapon right from the start of the game. This will give you an excellent style for defeating large groups of opponents and a respectable weapon for dealing with bosses especially if you have Sagacious Zu as a follower and are using him in support mode. It may even be worth keeping this long sword in favour of more powerful long swords throughout the whole game as a style to fall back on when you are low on focus.
The disadvantage of this method is that, as with all weapons, Fortune’s Favourite deals no damage to spirits so levelling long sword exclusively early in the game may make it harder to kill the spirits you encounter in Chapter 2.