Minister of Inquiries

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Format Legality
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Kaladesh Uncommon

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Minister of Inquiries

Creature — Vedalken Advisor

When Minister of Inquiries enters the battlefield, you get EE (two energy counters).

T, Pay E: Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Minister of Inquiries Discussion

Peisistratos on Competitive Modern Mill

3 weeks ago

Darkite I talked about it under 'Exploring the Modern card pool'->'Mill cards'. As a mill spell, Shriekhorn is way better; the fact Minister of Inquiries could block in a pinch is irrelevant (as with any creature we could play) since all decks wanting to attack with creatures has their way to deal with blockers (trample, unblockable, removals..).

Darkite on Competitive Modern Mill

3 weeks ago

How about Minister of Inquiries instead of Shriekhorn? It mills 6 in the same amount of time SH does, but it also comes on a body. It can be removed, but its only one mana anyway.

Lmoyer on Viable Mill

1 month ago

How are you getting your 4 card types in your graveyard to activate Delirium on Manic Scribe? Is 3 Pieces of the Puzzle the only enabler for that to get a land in the grave? Without milling yourself at first I see Delirium as a bit of a challenge to get with this deck. Maybe in practice it won't be the case, but theoretically it seems problematic.

Idk much about the mana curve in Standard, as higher costed cards can see play while in Modern they can't, but your curve seems top heavy. Thriving Turtle seems decent as it's a small wall and it provides 2 energy to be used by Minister of Inquiries.

I know you're trying for a Mill strategy, but maybe Curious Homunculus  Flip could replace Manic Scribe. Getting instant/sorceries in the grave should be easy, and the 1 less casting cost when it transforms turns your Disallow into a card better than Counterspell, something considered too powerful for Standard/Modern. Also, Negate would cost which is pretty crazy since it counters everything that isn't a creature. It would also turn Pieces of the Puzzle into a better Anticipate.The other option for this role is Baral, Chief of Compliance, which also draws you a card every time you counter a spell at the cost of discarding the worst card in your hand. These options also make Startled Awake  Flip cost 1UU, potentially leaving you open to use Negate on T4, assuming you use Baral and not the Homunculus.

These suggestions might drift farther away from Mill than you would like, but mill would still be a viable win strategy with Startled Awake.

Clotion on Rise, Old One

1 month ago

Hey Entomo, I think you are very correct about Minister of Inquiries and will push it up to 4. I'm not too thrilled about Crow of Dark Tidings at first glance, but I'll make sure test it out! :) Thanks for the suggestions!

Entomo on Rise, Old One

1 month ago

All his cards are standard, so he is talking about Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger.
Personally I think Minister of Inquiries is amazing and should be a 4 of. Also, Crow of Dark Tidings is a great enabler who gladly chumps heart while filling your gy.

clark1424 on

2 months ago

If you are on the draw, you may play you hand as

1st turn - draw then discard haunted dead

2nd turn - play mana, play crypt breaker

3rd turn - draw then pass the turn then on your opponent's 2nd main phase, activate Haunted Dead's ability, discard 2 Prized Amalgam.

4th turn - swing for 10 dmg

Honestly, you may part with Minister of Inquiries and just have faith in your recursion against control decks. Only Flaying Tendrils can stop us. Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is not even a problem since we are packed with removal spells.

clark1424 on

2 months ago

In today's meta, you're most likely to be against Saheeli or mardu vehicles/ballista. I think in order to beat them, you MUST have an answer for Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Heart of Kiran or Felidar Guardian + Saheeli Rai combo. As our color suggest, our best option is to add either To the Slaughter/Ruinous Path in our main board together with plenty more removal like Fatal Push and Grasp of Darkness. It would also be helpful to add some Dampening Pulse in your sideboard against Saheeli decks since you reduce Felidar Guardian's power to 0. Same goes with thopter tokens produced by Whirler Virtuoso (which in my opinion is a very big problem since these pesky copters will chump block you or... be their source of aggro).

I myself have 14 spells for removal without counting my 4 Voldaren Pariah  Flip. So far, I've won all my match vs mardu vehicles.

With regards to playing against control, you will badly need recursion. I think Minister of Inquiries is a good choice if you are against slower decks. But since you are dealing with meta decks who are fast and infinite based, I think removal should be heavy and milling/discarding comes 2nd.

MizzMizz on Tap Tap Zap Zap

2 months ago

whats going slow you down is artifact removal and big creatures. probably recursion as well. when you build your sideboard, make sure there is some removal of your own like Fatal Push and possibly Grasp of Darkness.

Minister of Inquiries is also a good card. wouldn't heard to add him.

if you had a playset of him, you could potentially mill someone to death

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