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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.")
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Thraben Inspector Discussion
1 hour ago
After looking at this deck for a while and reviewing your game day results it looks like you will have some trouble stabalising a board if an opponent runs a low curve deck that can play 2 creatures a turn. IE anyone who can turn 1 Toolcraft Exemplar turn 2 Thraben Inspector and any other 1 drop. trying to catch up on that board with 1 for one removal becomes a hard race against your own dwindling life total, since you're in 3 colors it might be worth main decking the 2x Radiant Flames as a catch all board wipe to stabilize against aggressive decks, so often with 1 for 1 removal you end up behind when the opponent spent less mana for the creature or got some ETB effect or a few damage out of them before they were delt with. for dealing with the Saheeli Rai Felidar Guardian combo you should be alright runing all those maindeck counterspells, providing you play around that possibility when the opponents mana indicates they may be on that combo, if you want it might be worth subbing Shock in for either of your other red dmg spells, the first time Felidar Guardian bounces Saheeli Rai she returns with 3 loyalty they can -2 her to copy Felidar Guardian and you Shock in response targeting Saheeli Rai since Shock can hit players, 2 damage is added to the stack her counters are removed and the board state is checked killing her before the Felidar Guardian copy hits the board to bounce her.
11 hours ago
I thought for a while and these are what I would recommend based on your situation: +1 Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Gisela, the Broken Blade, Blessed Alliance, Declaration in Stone, Stasis Snare, Captain's Claws, & Thraben Inspector. Keep Authority of the Consuls where it is. Take out everything else.
I think about now you are starting to think I'm a bit crazy but hear me out. I'm assuming from the comments that you had Lone Rider Flip in at some point, I think it is a great card and should be playing it. I would play it at the full 4 copies but I can also understand if you only want to play 3. +3 Always Watching , Metallic Mimic and +2 of Bruna, the Fading Light, Fumigate and Thalia's Lieutenant (Personally I would go 3 lone rider and 3 lieutenant but I doubt you have 3 lieutenant's laying around, so I made a budget decision).
After those changes, the deck would look like: 4x Thraben Inspector 2x Authority of the Consuls 4x Lone Rider Flip 2x Thalia's Lieutenant 3x Metallic Mimic 2x Declaration in Stone 3x Blessed Alliance 3x Captain's Claws 3x Thalia, Heretic Cathar 3x Always Watching 3x Stasis Snare 2x Gisela, the Broken Blade 2x Bruna, the Fading Light
And about 22 lands. I personally would go 20 plains and 2 Westvale Abbey Flip but that's just me. It's a bit more expensive than your current build but I'm sure that it would work better. It has threats, it has late game and early game interaction and it should be able to give you a few unexpected wins. Sideboard I can't help you with though, which you would have to seriously think about because I'm pretty sure this deck dies to a well setup Walking Ballista. So what do you think?
15 hours ago
Hey! I like this idea. Here are a couple thoughts I had looking at it:It seems like you mostly want to be attacking with your creatures, pretty straightforward, and I feel like Kambal, Consul of Allocation feels like more of a card that wants to sit and control the game more than attack. So maybe move all the copies to the sideboard.
Inventor's Apprentice is a fine card, but with only 3 artifacts in your deck and 3 Thraben Inspector I feel like you won't be getting the full value out of the card very consistently. Maybe fill out the playset of Thraben Inspector and add another vehicle or two if you really want to keep it in there.
Kari Zev, Skyship Raider is a fun card that easily triggers revolt, maybe look at some of the revolt based white creatures and see if they can fit into your strategy for extra value
Lastly, most of your creatures are white and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar requires double white to cast, so test out the mana and make sure you can consistently have the required white costs for those cards. It seems at first glance like you may have too many black sources at the moment.
So those are just some thoughts I had, I hope they help!
16 hours ago
I always have an issue casting Anguished Unmaking in an aggressive match and considering most matches are fast, it may be a better sideboard card, even though it is my favorite spell in standard.
3 days ago
Thanks for replying. I slept on this problem and now I'm preferring Serum over MA (at the moment) simply because, currently in my Meta, most games see me getting out only relatively few creatures. I think if I fielded Gather the Townsfolk more than this would be different.
Having said that, on a whim I included Thraben Inspector in my deck and, although I haven't played a game with her in it the deck yet, I like how it looks (I ordered the cards for this deck last night shift). Plus Remand should help with card draw too.
Still may field Serum Visions for a change one day if I buy 3 or 4.
3 days ago
Ha, icehit6 good to hear from you!
There has been quite a lot of reshuffling/modification with this deck in the past week. My restraint was low during my shift last night and I bought all that I needed for this deck, so if you find heaps wrong with it I'll be depressed ;)
I'm loving the utility which Cloudshift is bringing to the deck, particularly by blinking Thraben Inspector (for more cards), Thalia's Lieutenant (for more +1/+1 counters) or Reflector Mage (for more returning-to-hand). It's good at protecting my Grand Abolishers too
Echoing Truth probably could/should be replaced with more spell-countering stuff, but honestly I think it is pretty useful for removing things like Aether Vial (big in my Meta at the moment) or even tokens.
3 days ago
I put in Thraben Inspector for another card-draw option too. I honestly don't know what to do. Part of me really wants Serum to be included but I really struggle to justify it.
Getting my butt kicked at this very moment by an Azorius Spirit deck (I'm playing Naya).