Quote from SmauG »This would probably be my choise too. But after some thought over night i'm not so sure. Let's break it down.
Both Pelt Collector and Experiment One will both be 4/4 max in the typical bushwhacker list. So no real gains in the size department.
My guess is that Pelt Collector will grow faster because of the die triggers, but slower on the ETB triggers and only on higher power creatures. So no extra gains from Narnam Renegade and Kird Ape.
Then there is the situation with the surged Reckless Bushwhacker where the Pelt Collectors ability just doesn't trigger on deaths because its power is allready +1 ueot.
Wild Nacatl and Ghor-Clan Rampager are both their best friends but i kinda like the combo with Vexing Devil in the same way stopmy guys are speaking of the interaction with Groundbreaker.
Given the option to take 4 to the dome but grow Pelt Collector twice, increases the likelyhood of keeping 4/3 for one.
Then there are the static/activated abilities.
Pelt Collector needs to have three counters for the trample clause to have an effect whereas Experiment One needs only two to use its regenerative ability. Which is, quite easy to get to in comparison.
So to conclude, the cards are very alike but differ slightly given the various situations. I don't dislike Pelt Collector all of a sudden but i don't think it's stricktly better in Bushwhacker Zoo as opposed to other options we allready have. I will test it though,
I like the bushwacker deck. I don't think it works as well in that deck as it does in another form. I think the Pelt collector would be much better in that odd Mishra's bauble/Vexing devil Monstrosity awhile back that Todd Steven's played on stream. Plus Dromoka's Command with it sounds like a beating. I might try a traditional Zoo Shell with it. The 1-3 cmc that Lantern used to talk about since it gives Pelt Collector probably the best chance of growing to 4 power. For the life of me I wish he was here to remind me what that was. I'll just dredge it up through the Archives. Also I really enjoy the flavour this card brings in zoo.