– Rivals of Ixalan
February 9, 2018
Commander [EDH]: 3.25
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Set sail and conquer with Daring Buccaneer. Similar to Thunderherd Migration, this card is part of a tribal cycle where cards become cheaper if you have the right cards in hand. Red loves early aggression and there are a few one-drop pirates to choose from. Fanatical Firebrand has haste and Rigging Runner is a bit slower if you want to maximize its power. All are playable so its up to you to see which one works best.
The Pirate equivalent of Silvergill Adept, more or less. While Silvergill drew a card, Daring Buccaneer is simply a 1 mana 2/2, which is almost always an excellent investment. It’s not great if you’re not in Pirates (a 3-mana 2/2 is fringe playable in Limited, if need be), but it does the job a Pirate deck wants: hit early and hit often.
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