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Pojo's The Spoils Card of
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.
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
||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.
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
Just remember that Beatrix only has one life.
Limited Liability and Secret Handshake are your
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.