Kitesail Freebooter

Kitesail Freebooter

Creature — Human Pirate


When Kitesail Freebooter enters the battlefield, target opponent reveals his or her hand. You choose a noncreature, nonland card from it. Exile that card until Kitesail Freebooter leaves the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Kitesail Freebooter occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.14%


All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Kitesail Freebooter Discussion

theauthenticwren on

1 month ago

I recommend cutting Dire Fleet Ravager because he's too slow and too situational.

I'd run the full playset of Kitesail Freebooter .

Also, is red better for you than blue? Hostage Taker seems really good. If you are keeping red, consider Kari Zev, Skyship Raider .

Iniallator98 on Esper Exile-Tempo

1 month ago

I'm a big fan of this strategy.

Although I understand Transgress the Mind is a form of discard and exile, I'm not sure if it's worth playing since it's extremely conditional on what deck your opponent plays. If you're matched up against Burn, for example, it's usually a dead card. I would rather play another Kitesail Freebooter because even if your opponent isn't playing a deck heavily reliant on non-creature spells, at least you have a 1/2 flying body over a dead card.

I'd also add some more removal. I think Grubbernaut's suggestions are good. I'd possibly try out Glass Casket or Silkwrap . The deck looks sweet!

Red_X on Varolz's Shadow

1 month ago

A few comments.

First, I don't know if Drown in the Loch is the best card for this deck. You aren't milling your opponent except for vantress, and you really want to be proactive in the early turns so you don't have the mana to keep drowned up. Other removal spells may be better, like Go for the Throat , Fatal Push , or extra copies of what you've got already.

Second, Invisible Stalker seems too cute to me. Without varolz stalker is just dealing 1 point of damage a turn, which seems really weak. If you had something like Kitesail Freebooter or Bitterblossom that was a good card on its own that had evasion, varolz could work with that, but stalker just felt like a bad card whenever I drew it on the limited testing I did.

Finally, I would switch out the Liliana for oko, but that may be personal preference/bias. I feel like Oko is better against tron and aggro and may be worse in the attrition mirror, but not by a huge margin. However, I haven't played with the deck a ton and you may find one works a lot better than the other.

I like the deck.

Argy on Abzan Aggrange

2 months ago

One thing I can advise you on right away is to use Transgress the Mind rather than Kitesail Freebooter

We used Freebooter in one of StuBi's decks and found that it was better to just have the straight exile that Transgress the Mind gives.

You'd be surprised how many game changing threats it hits. T3feri for one.

TypicalTimmy on Revealing hand in a multiplayer ...

2 months ago

So I'm rewatching old episodes of Game Knights and someone played Kitesail Freebooter , making Josh reveal his hand.

He revealed it to the entire table.

Is that correct? Technically doesn't he only have to reveal it to the opponent who cast the spell? The card's Gatherer page doesn't clarify and I wasn't sure which rule to try and look up for a clear answer.

I sort of feel as though you'd only have to reveal the hand to the opponent who cast the spell, because it's THEIR spell and THEIR ability.

Dwarfinside on Mono Black Devotion to Ayara

3 months ago

I've also been thinking about fitting Ayara into my devotion deck. She's definitely solid. I'm interested to hear how this works. I have been liking Kitesail Freebooter in the 2-drop slot for additional hand disruption, that might be a good addition for you over Blacklance Paragon , or Collective Brutality since it adds devotion. Maybe drop 2 Brutality for 2 Booters?

How has this been working with just 20 lands? Do you get mana screwed often or does it end up working out with Nythkos.

Dwarfinside on Black Devotion

3 months ago

Thank you for the input, 7H30F7.

I was torn about which Lili to use. Reason for no Lili of the Veil is because I don't have any cards I want to discard so I wouldn't be getting any advantage from her plus 1. I also just flat out really like how Lili the Last Hope has been performing in modern and thought it would be a useful way to get a Gary or an Obliterator back from the GY if needed. No Nykthos because I don't have any mana dumps for it (other than dread shade?) and I need my black sources early game at all costs.

I like the add 1 Phyrexian Arena minus 1 Dread Shade plan. I'm gonna do that.

Kitesail Freebooter is also a very good idea, I'll probably drop 2 Gatekeeper of Malakir for 2 Booters. Good call. Dark Confidant has not been fantastic in modern for a while I feel, plus getting plenty of card advantage from Phyrexian Arena already (especially with 4 now in the MB).

And yes, when I first laid eyes on Arena I immediately thought of Phyrexian Obliterator and felt I needed to make this deck. Glad you like.

Thanks again for the well thought out suggestions, I'll be sure to post how it performs at my LGS.

7H30F7 on Black Devotion

4 months ago

Out of curiosity, why no Liliana of the Veil or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ?

I would also consider bumping up to 4 Phyrexian Arena and taking out the Dread Shade . I've found card advantage to be really useful, though this might not be the case in modern as I haven't played Black Devotion against many meta modern decks.

In terms of creatures, I wouldn't underestimate the power of some creatures that have more general mana in their mana costs, such as Kitesail Freebooter or Dark Confidant .

I've actually never thought about using Arena with Phyrexian Obliterator . I'll check it out for myself as well.

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