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Beatrix Winterbottom

UNIQUE BEATRIX*If you draw any number of cards, increase the amount by 1.*While you have at least 10 cards in your hand, if you would draw a card instead you don't draw that card.

Card Ratings
Constructed: 4.5
Limited: 4

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Date Reviewed - 10.10.06

doc Today we look at what is believed to be one of the central Banker Characters, Beatrix Winterbottom.

As a good example of one of the more adult themed cards, Beatrix Winterbottom’s flavor text alone will raise an eyebrow: “Aggressive and dominant closer of deals. She doesn’t care about you, she’s just looking at your assets.” Add that to the artwork, and you get the idea.

The first CotD for The Spoils, Ashes of Zenobia, is a great card advantage card in its ability to get you extra draws. Beatrix has it beat hands down. “If you draw any number of cards, increase the amount by 1.” Even with the limitation imposed “While you have at least 10 cards in your hand, if you would draw a card instead you don’t draw that card.”, this is THE card drawing machine. This is probably why she is Unique, meaning you can only have one Beatrix in play at a time. This also leads to the possibility that we will see other incarnations of Beatirx based on the fact that the Rogue Character Pluck is also Unique and has 2 incarnations already in Open Beta.

At a cost 5 and threshold 3, she’s very affordable based on her ability. In addition to her amazing ability, she’s still a 1/2/4. With that, she can even kill any 1 life character with speed 3 or less. Not something you’d want to risk often, but hey, it’s there if you need it.

In either limited or constructed, she will be an instant target. But even if you only end up drawing 2 extra cards from her ability, she made up for her cost based on The Tournament Faction card’s Draw ability which costs 3.

Limted: 4.5/5
Constructed: 5/5
lgmk Beatrix Winterbottom

This card's flavor text scares me. The card itself... well, it depends on the deck you use it in. Oddly enough, you do not want it in a draw heavy Banker build. Cash Out and Beatrix don't get along. Neither do Beatrix and Summary Judgement, Selective Gluttony, or Pyramid Scheme. Beatrix definitely doesn't get along with Free Trade Agreement. The problem with all those cards is that unless used very, very carefully, you will end up with more then ten cards in your hand. Then you will wish that you didn't have Beatrix on the field. No, the cards that Beatrix goes well with are the 'cantrips' as I've heard them called. The tactics that let you draw a card in addition to their effect. The Banker's have three; Red Tape, Secret Handshake, and Rate Hike. Beatrix also goes moderately well with Mau Consultant.

Just remember that Beatrix only has one life. Limited Liability and Secret Handshake are your friends.

Also, its pretty good in Sealed because of all the times you'll be paying three to draw. The three threshold is a turn off though.

Sealed 3.5/5

Constructed 4/5

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