Skaterbot

Skaterbot Card

Skaterbot is a 1 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion Mech card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Magnetic Rush

Flavor Text

"See you later bot"
- Jaina

Skaterbot Card Review

If his flavor text won’t be “He was a skaterbot, she said see you later bot”, then my life doesn’t make sense anymore.

But as for he card, it looks quite strong. While a 1/1 for 1 with Rush is not particularly powerful, it’s like a worse Stonetusk Boar, it’s more like a 1 mana spell “Give Rush and +1/+1 to a friendly Mech”, and that’s some powerful stuff. It’s solid value and can make Mech decks much faster – you no longer have to worry that your big Mech will be killed without you getting any value out of it. You can Rush him, trade into something and then even when it dies, at least you didn’t lost lots of tempo. I think that it should see play in Tempo/Midrange kind of Mech decks.

That said, it seems like another broken addition to the Glinda Crowskin + Mechwarper Combo in the Wild. Sure, Zilliax is still better, but this adds redundancy. On Turn 8, you can play Glinda + Mechwarper + start spamming those, clear the entire board and end up with a big board yourself. It will be a serious APM test, but you should end up with a pretty broken board. I feel like Magnetic cards shouldn’t be able to work with Glinda for that reason.

Overall, good in Standard, potentially broken in Wild.

Card rating: 7/10

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9 Comments

  1. MilesTegF
    August 17, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Just wanted to say that the person who wrote the review almost guessed perfectly the flavor text! 😀

  2. Micron
    August 1, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    If u play Galvanizer + Glinda + Skaterbot… will the echoed versions still cost 0 mana?

    • Adam
      August 2, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Just use mechwarper in wild and get an infinitely big dude.

  3. Jonnymeerkat
    August 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    What does APM mean?

    • Thrombin
      August 1, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Actions per minute. It’s basically a measure of how quickly you can use the interface to do things!

  4. Bookworm702
    August 1, 2018 at 11:46 am

    He was a skaterbot, I said see you laterbot.

  5. ShaneLo
    August 1, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Sickest. Fuckin. Mech. 5/5

  6. Soup And Salad
    August 1, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Skaterbot will be a really nice tool to have for Midrange and Control Mech decks to make use of their minions the turn they’re played. It’s nothing too exciting, but it will do something if mech decks do something.

  7. Jed
    August 1, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Y e e t

    3/5