Quote from Buffsam89 »Quote from cyberium_neo »Even if it's not attacking you get to extort, so a very versatile creature.
But that’s still on a 6 mana creature. Lifelink, death touch, anything else to make “just extorting” a reasonable fall back. Don’t get me wrong, extort can be stupid strong, but that’s not why you play this card imo.
Which is why I called it versatile. It yields good benefit when it attacks, and it helps out even if it doesn't attack.