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Released on Friday 18/11/11

Most of the time, the Piranas’ ship sets forth in full sail and more often than not with the help of various other gadgets. But when the wind drops or if they’ve just captured a boat, it’s a lot more fun to make the prisoners row and then it’s up to Baba to set the stroke!

First development of the 3 of this character’s different developments:

  • PiranasBabapicture
    2Ability unlocked at
    1Stop Opp. Bonus
  • PiranasBabapicture
    4Ability unlocked at
    1Stop Opp. Bonus
  • PiranasBabapicture
    7Courage: Stop Ability
    3Stop Opp. Bonus

Ability of Baba:

Courage: Stop Ability

When Baba is played first in the round, the opposing character's Ability – if they have one - will be cancelled. When Baba is played second in the round, the Ability has no effect.



Stop Opp. Bonus

The opponent’s clan Bonus, if activated, is cancelled. If the opponent's clan Bonus is not activated, then the ability has no effect.

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21 comments about Baba

Sunday 27/11/2011, 00:40

if you thing Quirkilicious is the best artist on UR vote green

Monday 05/12/2011, 09:52

Okay, so this card. This card is, for me, just the most agonizing card ever. It comes so very close to being simply fantastic, and one seven letter word tanks him.

So the Piranas need a good all stop (with spycee's stats making him nothing more than something to eat your opponent's ability on their way to victory and kristen's being imo too high a star count for a conditionality) and the one star section they're missing is 3 stars. Alright, so let's look him over:

Stop Opp Ability: Awesome. All stops are good. Cuts out the bonus and ability crap and brings it down to raw stats.
7 Power, very nice, able to actually win once he levels the playing field.
3 Damage, pretty weak, but perfectly understandable. This guy is for shutting down ability reliant cards, not for knocking out a huge chunk of your opponent's life.
Oh wait, there's something more to his ability bit, let's see....

Courage. Seriously? Courage. A simple word just kills it. Baba's stats and full stop set him up as a defensive card: he won't kill your opponent, but he can take a really annoying ability off the table and go head to head with folks like Draheera and Willy. Nope, just kidding. You opponent gets to see him coming, and throws anything he wants at it. He can throw crap, or a stop card, or a backlash card, or any of those things specifically designed to make anyone with soa wish they had played their cards better. They give a defensive card a condition which almost inherently requires it to be offensive.

But okay, maybe it's for a good reason. Maybe they didn't want him to render other cards obsolete. Like Dieter. Alright, Dieter has one less power, same clan bonus and everything. Wouldn't be fair if Piranas just flat out one upped Nightmare like that. Or from within his own clan, kristen. Two more damage, or one less star and no condition is, at least for me, a pretty easy choice. Or even better, Burdock. One more damage at one more star? Okay, clearly Baba had to put the ropes on lest he completely outshine the other walls of his caliber. I mean, its not like you see someone with decend stats and all stop running around unconditionally or anyth....

Oh wait. Leviatonn. Freaking Leviatonn. The guy with one more base stats than Baba AND no condition? Okay, let's argue the points. Point 1: Baba has one more power. True, but Leviatonn has not one but two more damage, in a clan which is much better at 2HKO than Piranas, nonetheless. Point 2 Leviatonn is regularly player banned. Again, true, but the UR staff just specifically avoided permabanning him (favoring the far less dreaded ratbrain to smack with the Hammer), so he's not so specifically overpowered that he's unplayable. Point 3 we all hate Leviatonn so much and want him to die in a hole. Another excellent point, but Baba's lower damage takes almost all of his offensive capabilities out. He can stop a card, yes, but he can't take out nearly half/over a third of your health like a certain someone.

Okay, so maybe Baba got the courage simply because he would otherwise be a very solid defensive card in a clan which already has some great low star defensive cards. I mean, Piranas already have a good DR in Ulrich and a great defeat card in Bonnie Ld, so with an good all stop piled on top, at the price of 8 stars total, is probably overkill. ....oh wait, they're both banned? well then, back the the nerdrage.

For the TL;DR crew (aka everyone): So close. So very, very close.

Saturday 19/11/2011, 18:32

For some reason, his first form somewhat puts me in the mind of a ginger Eric Cartman. Certainly seems like the kind to have his bratty attitude, plus there was that South Park episode where some of them went to Somalia to be pirates XD

Saturday 19/11/2011, 21:35

Remember that comment under Rodney about how there were 666 characters and Rodney got #666 because he was displayed last on the main page banner?

Well... We're at 777. Baba is the 777th character :smile:

Wednesday 29/02/2012, 11:22

Ability: Courage SOA
Bonus: SOB
Rank: 7/10

Model: Nahi Cr,Kristin.
Baba is roughly the same with Nahi Cr,with one more damage and a conditional ability.I had a Nahi years ago,and used it,for me
it's never a good card,just a filler to stop nasty abilities. And "filler" will be the word i call Baba,throw it in the 1st round and forget about it.
Kristin?Courage is better than Confidence but,is there anyone using that collection only card?

Competitor: Smokey Cr,Ector,Tyd,Taljon,Ulrich,Andsom,Wheeler,Greesh.
For pirañas it's very hard to say which one is 2nd best,even if we all agree(many wouldn't) Smokey Cr is the best,every one of their 3*s has good use of.Not to mention,pirañas's get three staple 2*s(Bonnie Ld,Hawkins,Tula)in their deck.Why take Baba?

Target price:
450 Clintz

P.S i made a cheap deck for new comers,only spend 3000 clintz,cheap but playable,with 3 all-stopers.I'll post it here:
Baba,Spycee,Hawkins Noel,Kristin,Sliman,Puff,Ector,Coleridge.

Saturday 11/08/2012, 19:28

Why are people complaining so much about the courage part of his ability? I mean fair enough you may only use him effectively for two turns of the game but even if your opponent does anticipate the courage, what can they do about it ?

Thursday 23/05/2013, 00:50

People underestimate Baba. Sure, there is no element of surprise, but you can still make your opponent slam their face on the keyboard from frustration. Most cards nowadays have some kind of effect that really screws things up, especially in ELO. No matter how you use him, he is going to stop something... But I usually save him for my last turn when there are few cards left to choose from.

Think about it. Yeah, 3 damage isn't exactly the greatest thing in the world, but its damage. If you have the extra pills to spare on your last turn, 5 damage can really put a damper on things, or at least a small lead in your favor.

Saturday 31/12/2011, 07:13

Courage based double stop is often better than unconditional double stop. Elo has a lot of nasty Stop abilities, and Baba doesn't trigger them when it's inconvenient. He's no Leviatonn, but everyone knows that Leviatonn is OP as far as double stops go.

Monday 02/01/2012, 01:24

nope he is not the highest attacking all stop.... you are forgetting Shakra

Thursday 29/03/2012, 01:38

Why did they get Puff if they had people to row?