Thraben Inspector


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander 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

magicthe on Ultimate Orzhov Martyr Proc

3 days ago

Hi mrsilk

I really like your deck idea. The synergy with Wall of Shards and Tainted Remedy is fun. You were asking for suggestion on a bunch of differen subjects, first I will you my considerations regarding the colors of the decks, and then I have a bunch of cards choices you might consider.

I think you might a problem with you decks focus. Are you attempting to gain life yourself, or hurting the opponent by giving them life? You need to figure this out. Is your decks most important card either Tainted Remedy or Sanguine Bond/Chalice of Life. I do understand why you're playing both, as the other can be a backup. 1 of the other is still something I would run, but not more.Because you're running Martyr of Sands, you'll also need more white cards in your deck, than black. This is why most of my card choices are white.

Consider these cards to replace Ruinion:Blessed Alliance - A great removal, that currently seed play in modern.Congregate - Great against Token decks.Lone Missionary - Great blocker and also have synergy with some of the cards below.

Replacements for Aciennt Stirrings:Wall of Omens - Also a wall, and delays the game further while providing you with cards.Thraben Inspector - Same a Wall of omens, expect it requires an additional payment to draw the card.Survival Cache - Gains a small amount of life, but will only draw you cards if you have the most life. It can draw your two cards.

If you're deciding to playing green, even though you might be moving away from the color, consider running Kavu Predator. You might also consider being mainly white, with just a splash of black, green or blue. (For Trophy Mage)

This is some other cards, you might consider in your deck:A Wrath effect - Wrath of God/Day of Judgment/FumigateSun Titan - Recursion for all your creatures, as well as Chalice, Bridge and Tainted Remedy.Emeria, The Sky Ruin - Also recurs creatures, but only in the late game.Rhox Faithmender - Doubles your own life gain effects.Blind Obedience, instead of Authority of the Consuls. It allows you to drain life just from casting spells.Proclamation of Rebirth - Excellent in recurring Martyr of Sands.


kamarupa on Cocaine

3 days ago

Thanks, marcopollo! There definitely ways to make this even cheaper. About $25 is in Metallic Mimic - I was lucky enough to pull two from boosters - but this card could easily be replaced with something cheaper, say, Thraben Inspector, which could also replace a couple Tezzeret's Gambit, which would cut the need for Glacial Fortress, which would also cut the costs even more. Of course, there are lots of tweaks that could be made - too many to list - best of luck with your build whichever way you go!

Catalog9000 on Boros Brisela Midrange

5 days ago

My main concern is that your creature's CMC is quite high. You have 4x of Thraben Inspector and 2x Selfless Spirit, which is a nice start. But after this, your CMC looks like this:

  • 3CMC = 0
  • 4CMC = 3 (And all are Legendary, so you get one out at a time)
  • 5CMC = 4, and of this two are Avacyn (Again, subjected to the Legendary Rule)
  • 6CMC = 0
  • 7CMC = 1
  • (...)
  • 15CMC = 1

Because of this you have two major options in RW: Constant and mass removal (Tapdowns included) or lots of life. You appear to have gone the removal route, which is good. But can you honestly keep up with your opponent dropping a creature a turn? I feel like you might be trading cards initially, but they will out-pace you in just a few short rounds.

I'd focus on finding cheaper Angels, or a way to cheat them out.

LeaPlath on Thrace

1 week ago


So getting into Modern can be pretty daunting, same for any older format. The fact is competitive magic will have people metagaming, trying to build the best deck etc, but honestly if you are just wanting to play FNM etc, it doesn't really matter?

If you wanna stay Green and White, I suggest some form of human tribal, leveraging cards like Thraben Inspector, Champion of the Parish, Thalia's Lieutenant, Gather the Townsfolk. It can be cheap, and it can just get free wins as you curve out really well.

An alternative would be more of a zoo/good stuff deck. Fleecemane Lion, Qasali Pridemage, that sort of generically good stuff on a 2-5 curve.

Or a third option would be some sort of cat deck? You really wanna be playing more midrangey with cards like Pride Sovereign being the core.

It looks to me also like you picked up the GW Cats EDH/Commander deck, which is always fun. That can go into just cat goodstuff, equipment or voltron strategies very easily.

rothgar13 on Azorius Prison

2 weeks ago

Creature count is too low, land count is way too high (not even pure Control runs 26 lands in Modern), too many nonbos with Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. Once you commit to creatures as your means to exert control over the game, you need to go in deeper than what you have done here. Up the numbers on cards like Meddling Mage, get rid of these random cantrips that only slow you down, and consider cards like Reflector Mage to slow down opposing creature decks. Aether Vial is probably going to be good for you here, and a way to actually generate card advantage (Thraben Inspector and Sky Hussar likely being the best options available) is definitely important.

JeskaiM4n on Selesnya Midrange

2 weeks ago

In these colors your removal options are really low and Path to Exile is almost only seriously good one.

Oust Is option for removal but it isn't great either. This deck has same idea and is even decently good, pretty optimal for you i would say.

Wilt-Leaf Liege, Dromoka's Command and Knight of New Alara are cards to consider.

Experiment One Also very good if you want to go more aggro plan.

Archangel Avacyn  Flip Is solid creature but problem is that all played boardwipes cost 4 mana and Avacyn is too slow for that.

I don't like hydras either, they are very slow and clunky.

If you want protection against boardwipes Selfless Spirit is what you want to play.

You could also play more like hatebear stylish style and play cards like, Thraben Inspector, Leonin Arbiter, Serra Avenger, Blade Splicer, Flickerwisp, Mirran Crusader, Thalia, Heretic Cathar and Restoration Angel. Deck would be whole different but its option.

And most of these cards are powerful alone too, you don't play fetches so Leonin Arbiter is amazing, Thraben Inspector is just amazing in every creature based deck that isn't aggro, Blade Splicer/Flickerwisp/Restoration Angel package doesn't really fit in this but you could play it, few of Serra Avengers could go in here hey it's 2 mana 3/3 flying Vigilance!, Mirran Crusader is more like sideboard card but one of in main deck is also understandable because everyone plays removal, Thalia, Heretic Cathar is still pretty good card you could play few.

I leave DnT list on here if you are interested to check it:

ExtraEasy on RW angles cars draw

3 weeks ago

Hi all,

Red White Angels (Modern)

Ive been working on this list for a while and I think its pretty close but Ive been getting caught out against decks that attack my hand but also generally without enough card draw. My Thraben Inspector works in the deck as a clue generator, often chipping away early, chumping as a blocker and sometimes dodging with Cloudshift if I need the extra clue or the blocker. Is there a better alternative to get some draw happening that I havent thought of?

Pieguy396 on Death and Taxes

1 month ago

Fair point. Lists I've seen generally choose to cut Kitchen Finks, Kambal, Consul of Allocation, Sin Collector, Thraben Inspector, etc. for a few more lands (generally 22-23) and the extra Eldrazi. Totally your choice though, I can see why you'd like to leave the deck as-is.

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