Thraben Inspector


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Common

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Thraben Inspector

Creature — Human Soldier

When Thraben Inspector enters the battlefield, investigate. (Put a colourless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Thraben Inspector Discussion

BMHKain on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

1 week ago

Actually, forgot one...


Tamiyo's Journal (Bygone Bishop & Thraben Inspector work wonders with this. The latter can be flickered an endless amount of times, & the former watching for CMC3 cards cast by me both give me a Clue(s). Get 3, & you can get a card for free! You can even flicker the Journal for huge value! You want Value Town? Someone at Twitter actually recommended this to me, & I know how to use it to Boros' max! I'll note that person after...)

Gattison on Well Equipped Whelps

3 weeks ago

Court Homunculus is the weakest of your one-drops, but he provides immediate metalcraft-count, while Thraben Inspector will also, and will put a decent body on the field. The next weakest would be Ardent Recruit, imho, because Auriok Glaivemaster's First Strike is much better.

That all being said I would personally recommend cutting the Homunculus in favor of the Inspector.

Even though nobody asked me, lol. =P

lagotripha on Here's the Best Army I Could Give Yah

3 weeks ago

Dryad Militant in the side? Helps those storm and snapcaster matchups some. Kor Firewalker is nice for burn. Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip is nearly a flat upgrade to Crusader of Odric. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben is a modern staple in creature lists, and should need no explanation. With a more midrange list I would run Militia Bugler or Legion Conquistador, as the card advantage is significant in the midrange mirror-match.

I feel like I'd either want to cut a little lower to the ground or build 'purer' midrange.

Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip, Isamaru, Hound of Konda and Bushi Tenderfoot with Mox Amber seems playable, and suitably low to the ground.

My other thought would be to pack in card advantage and token creation while threatening Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit with Kitchen Finks/.

Leonin Warleader might work well in a W(g) 'go wide' Gavony Township strategy, and access to Loxodon Smiter is nice. Hero of Bladehold is similarly cute. Sigil Captain/Hardened Scales tokens might also be interesting as a tokens list.

Speaking of tokens, consistant token generation is great, but there is also Raise the Alarm and Timely Reinforcements out there.

Militia Bugler/Thraben Inspector/Ghostway might be nice. There are some decent soldier etbs out there.

Nillstan on Well Equipped Whelps

3 weeks ago


I've been looking for a space for Thraben Inspector but I cant decide what's worth cutting for him. Ideas?

MrCuddlefish on Well Equipped Whelps

3 weeks ago

I think you should consider Hunted Witness and Doomed Traveler and Thraben Inspector to the deck. Adding creatures that replace them selves and creatures that grant card advantage might signifgantly help the build. Plus clue tokens count towards metalcraft.

TolarianTaxCollector on W/B Eldrazi and Taxes

1 month ago

For humans, you really need to know how to play the matchup (I have been playing this deck for 5 months), and although they have ETBs, Eldrazi Displacer is one of your best cards in this matchup. You just have to be careful about your timing, and flicker everything before flickering a Champion of the Parish, or flicker everything after flickering Thalia's Lieutenant.

I would also advise cutting a Thraben Inspector for another Flickerwisp, as it can momentarily flicker away troublesome permanents like Tron lands and Ensnaring Bridge, which can be very bad for you.

I might also advise a pair of Auriok Champion instead of the Kor Firewalker and Kataki, War's Wage. I also think that you could use another Gideon, Ally of Zendikar and Kambal, Consul of Allocation. Gideon is just a powerhouse in almost all midrange and control matchups, and Kambal makes burn a good matchup.

PRO-AUGMANDOO on B/W Eldrazi and Taxes (No Vial)

1 month ago

I'm thinking of adding 2 Reality Smashers and 2 Thraben Inspectors to replace vial FOR NOW. I'd love to hear anyone's opinions on this.

yuvyuv1808 on Pauper Boros Tokens

1 month ago

have you thought of running Thraben Inspector instead of Elite Vanguard for the card draw that you are missing?

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