• Daniel Kaine Allen

    Not bad, but I would have prefered haste over first strike. First strike is kind of pointless here since its only a 1/3 and already has menace

    • DJPad

      Haste would be overpowered.

      • Kevan Kramer

        Not overpowered, but good. Red needs good aggro cards.

      • Daniel Kaine Allen

        I don’t know about you but I’m tired of red always getting the short end of the stick. They need to do something to make red have a fighting chance.

        • Random Guy

          Red is in 4/5 of the top 5 decks, for its efficient removal and creatures that work great with vehicles. Maybe you mean for limited? Or mono red? Or for lategame creatures?

  • David Muñoz Lopez

    great card! the monkey leaving the battlefield active revolt. not broken, but great card

  • Kevan Kramer

    Always good to see more Pirates, especially Legendary ones.

  • Xeonar

    Ya Harr!

  • Dragoncastermaster

    two keyword abilities, creates a monkey when it attacks, and it has sub-type pirate…. how much for a foil playset?

    • Daniel Kaine Allen

      I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say $20

  • Dave

    Flavour text mentions her ship “The Dragon’s Smile”. Hopefully another legendary vehicle?

    • Daniel Kaine Allen

      I would love that, but I doubt we’ll even get another one, maybe another gimmick vehicle of some sort, but we already have several legendary ones.

      • Dave

        Could also be something they wanted to tease for future kaladesh sets.

        • Daniel Kaine Allen

          I have my doubts we’ll be coming back to kaladesh. Its rare we get a block with a focus on artifacts.

          • Dave

            Just a matter of time. I’d say. Maro already found the plane pretty returnworthy from what I’ve read.
            Hopefully after we see Phyrexia, though.

          • Daniel Kaine Allen

            That would be nice. I’m still waiting for a return to theros (that hopefully isn’t terrible this time) i loved the lore of theros and the enchantment creature mechanics were cool, but I felt as though they barely scratched the surface with what they could have done, which ultimately led to a block with little to no cards that anyone cared about in the end. I was very pleased to see that, at least imo, they really hit home run with kaladesh block. I’m 100% satisfied with this block. And a return to kaladesh or phyrexia would be very much appreciated.

  • Kushala

    I feel like the power and toughness should have been switched. It would make sense with the flavor of this being a pirate, and a red 2 drop, and it would synergize better with the first strike, and I honestly would have preferred haste to menace

    • Ryuji Nichol Pabila

      It’s a refreshing change though, since menace combined with 3 toughness makes her tougher to kill. Shock’s standard now so that’s something to consider.. she’s within fatal push range though lol

    • God Enel

      A 3/1 haste first striker that creates a 2/1 body on attack for only 2 mana would be ridiculous, lol.

      • Random Guy

        It doesn’t have haste.

        • God Enel

          Read the post I’m replying to.

  • Kenno

    is the wording “….create a token….” as weird as it seems or am i tripping monkeys here? It still enters the battlefield right?

    • Kaiser

      create is the new form to say “put a token on the battlefield”

    • Dave

      Yeah, it’s new since Kaladesh. Means the same thing as before just sounds a lot worse as it doesn’t imply entering as much.

      • Daniel Kaine Allen

        Its a must for saving text box space, however.

  • Deadly Berry

    Will see play just for the monkey.

  • Jay Kilian

    OMG I can’t wait to buy a Monkey token. Why is it legendary lol? Doubling season is sad.

    • Dave

      Mirror Gallery! Have an army of pirates and their monkeys!

  • Avery Standley

    Prince Ali
    Fabulous he
    Abi Ababwa

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    I wasn’t expecting this at all. I think I like it.

  • Kuroken

    It’s “captain” captain Kari Zev!

  • Marc Tremblay

    There better be a foil monkey token

  • Jacob Anderson

    look, monkey!

  • Arnez Wright

    Kari Zev, I need in my life. I’m in love with you; I want to be with you forever. Will marry me!?

  • Julna Buras

    “Thank you, Ragavan.”
    “You’re welcome.”
    “Oh, not you. We named the monkey Ragavan.”

  • Animar, Elemental Master

    The ability is actually amazing since the monkey triggers revolt for every second main and end step actions EVERY TURN

    • MTG fan

      Good thinking! This then lathnu hellion on Turn 3 is just devastating.

  • Random Guy

    Ignoring synergy it’s basically a 3-3 with “mega-menace”. Which is playable.

    But it also synergizes with Revolt, Always Watching, Gideon emblem, Ninth Bridge Patrol, sac outlets, etc.

    I like it.

  • Alex

    A new pirate, and yet not in the colors to go inside my Skeleton Ship deck! Woe is me!

  • Zombie

    Pretty decent card, unfortunate that it’s Red and therefore useless in Standard without Wizards printing literally ALL THE GAS for Red Sligh like they did just in time for PT Dragons & Origins.

    Hopefully it fits into some dorky Red/X midrange aggro build that just loses matches because of having to ship garbage hands down to 5 cards every other round, just like Red should be doing.

    • Insight66

      That trash deck you’re painting sounds like a lot of monkey business https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df2e978017583c652b4c05a998e966467c099224261239c153f96fc46397b9c1.jpg

    • Happy The Cat

      she feels weird for red but still will work quite well. we haven’t seen any red combat tricks for this set so far but even though they refuse to give us burn they have been pretty good with red’s tricks.
      look at it this way, average cheap creature in this set is a 2/3 or a 3/2(mostly 3/2s are multi colored though so it leans more towards 2/3s) you swing with her and Bubbles and an opponent either has to take three early on, block the 2/1 monkey that is going to die anyway or block her with both of their creatures. thing is shock lets her kill a 2/3 or just kills a 3/2 and any thing more than +2/+1 just picks off a creature leaving her and the other creature at a standstill.
      she’s just going to be annoying to play against(unless you have Push, but that’s irrelevant) just because how often you’ll have to let her through just because dealing with her is awkward.

  • sansmyhands

    Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! A legendary pirate that makes ASYMMETRICAL LEGENDARY MONKEY TOKENS.

    New favorite card of all time.

  • Happy The Cat

    well, looks like wizards learned their lesson after Geist of Saint Traft.
    this is an odd card, she comes out fast enough to be aggressive but only has 1 power first strike with menace, lining her up to die if she swings. I think her greatest value though is just how much she sets up combat tricks. t3 Brute Strength just got a double kill because they have to double block her to kill her(meanwhile Bubbles just stole two bananas)
    also I’m calling the monkey Bubbles cause him getting through damage makes me think of dbz abridged and King Kai yelling “god dammit Bubbles!”

  • Zev Seltzer

    This has my name in it!!! Awesome card!!!

  • Dan Langevin

    Monkey chick got it goin on.

  • Kyle Kinnear

    This card is legit good. It requires at least 3 blockers not to take damage, and it’s hard to profitably block the token, as trading with it is quite bad.

  • Derek Niles

    “This is a rebellion isn’t it? I rebel”

  • PrissyRose

    I mean this card oozes with flavor, Sky Pirates is very steam punk on top of that just a good card!

  • Vizzerdrix

    Hmm monkey token… I’m sold