• Edward

    This is not a mechanic I was expecting to return. Look s like Alesha might be getting some good cards for Commander in Ixalan

  • theEternalPilgrims

    Also it is an Orc pirate. for this ability im guessing an uncommon, stats probs a 2/2, although I would believe a 2/3, 3/2 or 3/1. Other options are possible, but I don’t think very plausible for 2B

  • Deadly Berry

    Limited beast.

    • sansmyhands

      Bob variants are usually pretty bad in limited. Unless you’re keeping your curve really low, you have a good chance of doming yourself for 5-7 just to draw something meh.

  • xSiNx SHADOW

    sup bigger bob

  • Shagoth

    Really bad bob

    • jochen

      he is quite good actually, easy enough to trigger and he is bigger than bob

      • Shagoth

        But more expensive, and you do need to jump through hoops, and doesn’t cover any of Bob’s weaknesses.

        • Edward

          Pirates are going to be combat oriented as a tribe so the trigger will be reliable. The only real problem is that this triggers on your end step which means you can’t cast it until your next turn unless it is an instant or if it has flash. Dark Confidant is definitely better but this is really good as a budget option for Commander players.

          • Mr.Mayhem631

            That’s not really a problem. Triggering on end step is strictly better than triggering on upkeep.

          • Edward

            I just prefer upkeep triggers so I can use the card right away but being able to get the card on the same turn you play it would be an advantage. For this card though it has to be end step since you need to have attacked for the trigger

          • Mr.Mayhem631

            Triggering on End Step lets you use the card sooner than upkeep. Again, triggering on end step is strictly worse.

            Bob would be better if he triggered on end step.

        • Random Guy

          I mean yeah, he’s no Bob but he’s still pretty good as the trigger is not too unreliable, happens on end step so you draw one more, and tho he’s 3 mana he’s also a 3/2 which is similarly on-curve.

    • Cthulhooo

      Isn’t that just super good in EDH? Why wait for your upkeep like with Bob, just attack with your 4 creatures and draw 4 cards and if you still have mana you can cast them during your opponents’ turn.

      • Shagoth

        Really bad bob is probably good enough for edh. Then again, as long as you’re not boring, you’re good enough for edh.

      • Mr.Mayhem631

        You only draw once a turn maximum, no matter how many you attacked with.

        • Cthulhooo

          Oh, for some reason I thought every creature counts. Well, still decent I guess.

  • Bostorket

    Yar har, yar har! A Bob’s life for me!

  • TogetherAlone

    This is likely good enough for Standard as a less reliable bob. will depend on pirate tribal likely.

  • Ragon Wolfbane

    This card seems like it would be really good in a W/B deck with some supportive lifegain cards to offset the damage. Gifted Aetherborn or Glorybound initiate with this to offset the pain? I think that sounds pretty good. What do you all think?

    • Random Guy

      It makes those cards very slightly better, but be careful not to make the beginner’s mistake of overestimating lifegain. In many cases having more life just makes you lose slower. And besides, you can side this card out or refuse to play it if you’re against aggro/burn.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Battle Bob

    • Him

      I second this notion.

      • Thomas Luffman

        Dread Pirate Robert

  • Bob? I was thinking of calling it Yarrrrk Nerfidant

  • Calvin

    I wish it was “you may”, but that might be to powerful for standard.