Perhaps the most heralded pure draw support card coming out of the Lost Thunder expansion set, Sightseer allows you to draw cards until you have five in hand and let’s you discard as many cards as you want from your hand prior to drawing. If you have five crappy cards in hand and want to dump them all, you can do that and you’ll get five new cards to replace them. If you have one card in hand but don’t want to lose it, you can still get four new cards from Sightseer.
This isn’t an awful card, but I think we have better options available to us than Sightseer. Clearly, it’s not nearly as good as Cynthia. It’s not as good as Lillie, either, in most archetypes. Is it even as good as Tate & Liza, considering Tate & Liza has the dual functionality of being a switch card or a draw card. There could be many scenarios where – even after discarding a couple of cards – you still only get two or three new cards after playing this. With Sophocles, you discard two cards and get a guaranteed four. With Sightseer, you could potentially discard more than two cards and get back less than that four you would have received from Sophocles.
Sightseer reminds me of Psychic’s Third Eye (BKP 108), and that card saw zero play and let you look at your opponent’s hand. It’s my theorymon that Sightseer will see a little bit of play initially, and then people will realize that it’s not a very good card, and move on to something else.