|(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)|
9 cardsas of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths
22.2% 11.1% 22.2% 11.1% 33.3%
Pilots are proficient with riding Vehicles. Creatures with the type have an ability that somehow cares about crewing Vehicles. Many of them, like Speedway Fanatic, give that Vehicle an ability or a bonus of some kind. Once a Pilot crews a Vehicle, that bonus stays even if the Pilot is later removed from the battlefield.
With the introduction of the type, the decision was made to not retroactively apply it to Goblin Test Pilot because it can't crew vehicles. However, this change was reversed, and the creature type added, with the rules update for Aether Revolt.
- Matt Tabak (September 2, 2016). "Kaladesh Mechanics". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (October 20, 2016). "Why wasn't Goblin Test Pilot given the Pilot subtype when Kaladesh came out?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Eli Shiffrin (January 20, 2017). "Aether Revolt Update Bulletin — Oracle Changes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.