Look at the bottom card of your deck. You may put it on top.
Pearl Diver is an Action card from Seaside. It is a cantrip, meaning that it gives both +1 Card and +1 Action; it rarely hurts to have it in your deck, but its ability to move cards from the bottom of your deck to the top rarely helps very much either.
- Draw a card before you look at the bottom card of your deck.
- If placing the card on top of your deck, be sure not to look at the next card on the bottom of your deck while moving the card.
- If you have no cards left when it's time to look at the bottom, you shuffle first.
Other Rules clarifications
No comprehensive strategy article exists for this card.
Pearl Diver is a perfect example of a card which very often has no impact on the game. It is never the card you will build a strategy around, but it rarely hurts you if you haveand an extra buy. Pearl Diver is a cantrip with the ability to rescue the card on the bottom of your deck. However, if you play a number of Pearl Diver's you'll quickly find that once you have a bad card there, you aren't getting any real benefit.
Because it is so ignorable, there is almost always something better to buy. It can hurt you in a few situations as well. First, any time you have terminal draw, you risk drawing Pearl Diver dead. Second, by having the Pearl Diver in hand, you lose information about what card you would have drawn had the Pearl Diver been nothing instead. So for instance, if you play a Warehouse, or your opponent plays a Militia, you may not know whether to discard the Pearl Diver or something else. It can also make it less likely to have your Moat in hand, or a Curse in hand against an opponent's Mountebank.