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On the subject of the walkers, I'm kind of wondering if the real Angrath will follow a similar pirate type theme to it's abilities.
They don't like (normal) PW's to have such narrow focus-
sort of like how it was okay for Huatli, Dinosaur Knight to require Dinosaurs,
but Huatli, Warrior Poet does not.
Yet Tezzeret the Schemer required artifacts to run and it was a main set planeswalker. I'm not saying Angrath wont be self sufficient, but he may end up having a pirate bend to him.
Artifacts are a lot more common and cover a much broader set of cards than specific tribes. Every set has artifacts, thus every set can support Tezzeret. Sets with specific tribes can be few and far between, dpending on the tribe.
Tezzeret would more accurately be compared to a PW that required creatures than a PW that required a specific type of creature. It goes without saying that there are many planeswalkers that care about or require you having creatures.
While this is true, Tezzeret only appears in a block/set with a strong artifact focus because these are the only instances where there are enough artifacts running around to make him worthwhile on paper.
True enough, but my point was simply that Tezzeret really shouldn't be used as any sort of justification/precident for tribal planeswalkers. He's got an entire card type to pull from, which appears in every set. Tribal walkers get a fraction of a card type, and unless they're for the most basic of creature types, only even get those every few sets/years/etc.
Just for comparison's sake Ixalan has :
Even a non-artifact Tribal block has very nearly as many artifacts as its minor tribes get creatures. Tezzeret printed in Ixalan would have almost as much* support as a tribal walker for either of the minor tribes would in a tribal set.
*Barring non-creature spells that specifically support one tribe over the others.