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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.")
Thraben Inspector Discussion
2 days ago
Sure. I'd use all of the cards you ordered besides Thalia's Lieutenant , which isn't great here since there aren't enough Humans in your deck to make good use of it and it's more suited for an aggro plan. You should have a playset of Inquisition, Lingering Souls , Martyr of Sands , Squadron Hawk , and 2 Day of Judgment in the main, with the other 2 Days of Judgment in the sideboard (assuming you got a playset of it). Cut 1 Dusk / Dawn , 2 Fumigate , 1 Ironwright's Cleansing , 3 Never / Return , 1 Decommission , 2 Gideon's Reproach , 1 Approach of the Second Sun , 1 Renewed Faith , 1 Restoration Gearsmith , 1 Aerial Responder , 2 Grasp of Darkness , 1 Authority of the Consuls , and 1 Murder to make room.
There are functional replacements for Path that you can use: Condemn and Oust . I'd replace the Fatal Push, Murder, and 2 Grasps of Darkness with a 2/2 split of those until you get Paths since you want as many white cards as possible for Martyr. You might also want to consider getting Thraben Inspector for some card draw, Ranger of Eos to get more Martyrs, and a couple Proclamation of Rebirth .
1 month ago
mal099 I'm gonna goldfish a version with some Pentad Prism , Sandstone Needle and the aforementioned cards. I believe you still need to pack some Faithless Looting for card filtering, or at least Thraben Inspector since it's really necessary to have some card draw/filtering for combo pieces. Also you should have some mainboard protection like Standard Bearer , Benevolent Bodyguard or Apostle's Blessing (try not to get rid of yer own auras against white decks) since there's plenty of non-destructive removal around. Also, keep in mind that it's a 3 card combo so on an optimal build you're packing 8 copies of each combo piece, which leaves you little room for removal, protection, ramp, lands, reanimation or whatever you want to fill your deck with.
1 month ago
Other early speedbumps you may want to consider are Thraben Inspector and Wall of Omens . They block a guy on the ground and draw you a card, which will be important to keep hitting those land drops. Plus, it's more Devotion for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
I'm also inclined to think you have too many colorless lands. The incidental lifegain from Seraph Sanctuary isn't a huge deal, and Mutavault doesn't do that much as your only lord is Lyra Dawnbringer . Currently you also don't have nearly enough plains to realistically turn on Emeria, The Sky Ruin , so if you want to keep that in, I'd probably also drop your Flagstones of Trokair .
I played a not-too-dissimilar deck previously which you may enjoy checking out: Angels of Ivory.
1 month ago
My pairing will be with Thraben Inspector
Whenever you sacrifice a clue, each player returns a creature they control to their owners hands.
"The problem with Thraben is that everybody is a suspect" - Vallon, Thraben Inspector
2 months ago
I'd remove Smuggler's Copter , as the only creatures in the deck that can crew it are your four copies of Bloodghast , which want to be getting in on their own. In fact, I'd remove that too, as you don't have any real way of milling it over into your graveyard, so a 2/1 with occasional haste that can't block isn't too good for BB. I'd add Declaration in Stone and Path to Exile in their stead, and maybe even Thraben Inspector . Path should be the priority, however, as it is a true modern staple.
2 months ago
I like soul sisters, but I had some opinions on some cards in this deck. Cathedral Sanctifier just does not feel like it does much. 3 life is not that much, especially when you are gaining so much life. Rhox Faithmender feels like a "win more" card, as it is only really good when you are gaining a lot of life, and when you are gaining a lot of life, you are winning, so it becomes irrelevant quickly. It might be nice in the sideboard to maximize your lifegain against burn, and a big but makes it less likely to die to Lightning Bolt . Crested Sunmare is only good if you can play a creature every turn, and I would recommend Archangel of Thune over it. Blessed Alliance is most commonly going to be used to force an opponent to sacrifice an attacking creature because you have an overflow of life already and your creatures are usually frail, so you don't want to chump block with them. Condemn can have the effect of Blessed Alliance for cheaper. You also get to choose the target. Aerial Responder , while having a good rate, unfortunately doesn't cut it for modern, as you want your creatures to have an effect besides just attacking. To keep my hand filled, I use cards like Thraben Inspector and Squadron Hawk (a playset for obvious reasons). To lean heavily into the life gain archetype and guarantee more redundancy, you will want a full playset of each of your main sisters. Also, if you want to gain lots of life at one time, instead of Cathedral Sanctifier , you can run Martyr of Sands , allowing you to turn a Serra Ascendant on on turn two if you'r lucky.
Sorry for this essay on the inner workings of soul sisters.
3 months ago
Ill help you out a bit here, tappedout can get a bit confusing. The competative meter isnt an accurate way to find out how good/bad a deck is. Its not to show how competative a deck is.
What does it do? It shows wether cards you put in the deck are the best variant of its type.
Now working on the deck itself you might want a direction, what do you want to achieve?
A fast deck that drops effecient threats to kill an opponent fast? This archytpe is generally called white weenie, Champion of the Parish and Thraben Inspector are already great cards. If you add 4x Honor of the Pure suddenly these guys get very scary fast!
Or do u want a slower deck with more power?
Angelic Overseer is great if thats the case. Youd want stuff that keeps you alive long untill you have the mana to cast the big stuff and win from there.
Add ur vision of the deck into the description so people could help out :)
Also drop down to 24 lands as of now. 25 is quite overkill. If ever you go the white weenie route 21-22 is fine.
Whats the budget? Theres plents of good kill spells out there better than Rebuke . If you have some savings the best is Path to Exile . If you are low on budget thats fine too! Pacifism is very good at making opponents cards useless.
3 months ago
Additional thought: filling out your 1-drop slot with more two-for-one cards. Basically variations on Doomed Traveler .
- Fungal Infection
- Hunted Witness
- Legion's Landing Flip - a little off-theme, but good long-term value
- Sacred Cat
- Thraben Inspector
Probably only 6-8 total 1-drops are necessary for consistency. A good set to pick from though.
Thraben Inspector occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.08%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%