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
Core Set 2021 (M21) Uncommon
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Pre-release Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Standard Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Custom Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Historic Legal
Limited Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal

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Kitesail Freebooter Discussion

philosopher on Eldrazi and Taxes

6 days ago

I built a displacer deck around Skyclave Apparition, so you may want to try it instead of your Kitesail Freebooter because when Skyclave Apparition dies, your opponent only gets an X/X token and they do not get their card back, whereas when Brain Maggot dies, your opponent does get their card back. Plus, you can flicker the Skyclave Apparition with your Eldrazi Displacer to exile more of your opponent's nonland permanents.

My displacer deck:

philosopher on BW Eldrazi

6 days ago

I built a displacer deck around Skyclave Apparition, so you may want to try it instead of your Brain Maggot or Kitesail Freebooter because when Skyclave Apparition dies, your opponent only gets an X/X token and does not get their card back, whereas when Brain Maggot or Kitesail Freebooter dies, your opponent does get their card back. You can also flicker your Skyclave Apparition for more value.

I would also suggest adding 1 more Fatal Push because aggro decks are common in pioneer, so having an answer in the early game is one of the keys to success and i would recommend removing 1 swamps for it because 24 lands is the recommended amount of lands for this type of mid-range eldrazi deck.

My deck for reference:

Sargeras on Budget Devotion: Now With A White Splash!

2 weeks ago

As someone who played Mono-B for a while, I appreciate the spirit of this list, so +1 from me.

However, I have some questions and concerns.

  1. Too few lands: If your goal is to ramp into Gary, you'll want to be playing more lands. Likely 23-24 is what you are looking for if you want consistent Gary mana by turn 5.

  2. What's with the white?: Usually you splash white for sideboard cards like Rest in Peace, Stony Silence, etc. Without a listed sideboard I have to presume you are splashing just for Souls and Path, which I wouldn't do personally.

Souls is meant to slow down the board, and works well in a true control strategy where it buys you time, here it just weakens your gameplan. You should be playing more devotion pieces like Geralf's Messenger to try and get an easy kill with Gary. (If you want ultra-budget you could play Nyxathid or some other creature.)

Path? You are in the best removal color in the game. Cards like Victim of Night are cheaper and easier to cast on your budget. With only 4 sources of white mana, that's gonna be a dead card much of the time, and you need removal when you need it, not later.

  1. Vampire Nighthawk: It used to be pretty good, but in 2020 magic it just doesn't compare to other drops in the slot. I would find a different threat that does more for you.

  2. Other Possibilities: There are plenty of cheap, efficient creatures out there. Cards like Kitesail Freebooter are amazing, and more get printed every set. This also depends on your meta, but I think your list could use some tuning. I have a primer for Mono-Black you can view for additional help.

How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

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I hope this is constructive and helpful for you, you are definitely on the right track!

Poseidon31 on King vibes (mono black control)

1 month ago

Cut down 2 lands. You need more draw for that specific gameplan. So add 2 copies of Sign in Blood.

Cut Extinction Event completly and add 1 Duress and 2 Mutilate.

Cut down the empire cycle by 1. YOu have 4 Tutor cards. Should be enough, to get them early. Therefore 3 Disfigure gives you more Boardcontrol.

For the sideboard Kitesail Freebooter gives you a second Duress effect against control/non creature decks.

Frankomancer on A Bottle of Rum

2 months ago

Ha, I like the consistency to theme with your sideboard. I think Deadeye Tracker, Kitesail Freebooter, and Dire Fleet Daredevil would be very good additions to it that still go with the pirate motif, though. I'd also personally replace the Dire Fleet Neckbreakers with Ruin Raider or more Fell Flagships to make your deck even more grindy and durable to control!

SlitherySnek on Mono black12

2 months ago

Kitesail Freebooter might provide you with some more tempo and flying than Burglar Rat

SlitherySnek on Orzhov Aggro

2 months ago

I feel like Kitesail Freebooter would do a lot for you in this deck. It lets you know what your opponent is doing, takes them off tempo, and is a flyer.


4 months ago

Hey, nice budget version of Brass.

Cards a $1 or less each to consider adding:



Repeatable Draw


Command Tower is one of the best lands for multicolored decks in Commander and it's $1. Pirates have to do combat damage to a player to trigger Brass this makes Pirates who have flying/other evasion important because they can more easily attack and not be blocked thus do combat damage to a player. Wonder can give all your Pirates flying as long as it's in your graveyard and you control one Island. More Pirates with flying/other evasion makes Bident and Mission good repeatable draw since for each Pirate who does combat damage to a player you draw a card.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Walk the Plank
  • Cancel
  • Heartless Pillage
  • Thaumatic Compass
  • Vance's Blasting Cannons
  • Dusk Legion Dreadnought
  • Lightning-Rig Crew
  • Storm Fleet Swashbuckler
  • Headstrong Brute
  • Rigging Runner
  • Storm Fleet Aerialist

Good luck with your deck.

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