Yes it can! It can also get the party started for Deaths Shadow, and most times Bob won’t hit them anyway.
Ive tweaked the list to:
Cut two baubles for the 4th Inquisition and a third Regisaur
Cut the Bloodchiefs Thirst and the third Bitterblossom for two Plague Engineers
I find the deck much more powerful now and can still easily make it to three mana