Thraben Inspector


Format Legality
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

solarbeam on G/W Angels

1 day ago

Angels are the coolest. That said, you may want to go a bit more controlling with the tribe since they're usually pretty high costed. Personally, i would not run the ramp that you are. I'd add more cards like Path to Exile, though it's not the most budget card. Creatures like Wall of Omens and Thraben Inspector are great because they replace themselves and provide a speed bump for the opponent. Brisela is a great top end, especially since Gisela is only a 4 drop. Luminarch Ascension with ghostly prison, Archangel of Tithes, and Baird, Steward of Argive would be a fun theme. Sigarda, Host of Herons is a legit card. Cards like Dromoka's Command, Eternal Witness, Harmonize, Oblivion Ring, and Renegade Rallier are al great cards to consider.

Hope this was spmewhat helpful

solarbeam on G/W Soldier Mayhem

6 days ago

Looks like a fun deck! A few things, you're really going to want to address the mana base, you're heavier on the white than green, so I'd run more white sources than green. Lands like Horizon Canopy, Fortified Village, and Temple of Plenty are great budget lands. Since you're running 6 drops, I would strongly recommend going up to 24 lands as well.

Anthems like Radiant Destiny, Paragon of New Dawns, and Vanquisher's Banner are very good. Always Watching is also fantastic, but unfortunately does not pump your tokens.

Some soldiers to consider would be

Thraben Inspector, great stats for the cost and the clue lets you replace her whenever you need to.

Thraben Standard Bearer, which just lets you turn dead cards into soldiers.

Thalia, Heretic Cathar Fantastic soldier that can mess up your opponents plans and let you win.

Hanweir Militia Captain  Flip, while she does not pump out soldiers as she flips, she's still a massive creature for two mana

Sergeant-at-Arms the versatility this guy offers is very nice.

Archetype of Courage is a kind of pseudo-lord

Sunblade Elf A cheap soldier that turns into an anthem later in the game

Bishop of Rebirth while not a soldier, allows you to return your dead soldiers to life

Other cards to consider

Elspeth, Sun's Champion a bit pricey, but an incredible game ender

Elspeth, Knight-Errant the Sun's Champion's little sister

Declaration in Stone Removal is pretty important to staying alive and winning the game.

Ulvenwald Mysteries A card that punishes your opponent for killing your dudes and refills your board

Harmonize Straight up card draw

Heroic Intervention Save your dudes

Ajani Unyielding His plus will almost always get you at least one thing, and his other two abilities are good too

Hope this was a little helpful

Clawed6 on We're Going to Need A LOT More Tokens

1 week ago


I feel like Thraben Inspector is not producing creature tokens so is not on theme, and that Scion Summoner can be improved upon. My suggestions are: 4 Raise the Alarm or 4 Gather the Townsfolk, and then 3 Intangible Virtue for a pump effect.

redbird97 on The Horde

1 month ago

Needed some cheap D vs all the flying thingies. Thraben Inspector does have some appeal though, will mull that over. Thanks.

DeviousPenguin666 on The Horde

1 month ago

Nice deck! May I ask why you are playing Angelic Wall in it? It seems like a fine card, but looking at the rest of the deck, it looks like you have the budget for something a bit better. Maybe Thraben Inspector instead?

Grubbernaut on Jescaw

1 month ago

I've played the deck in both 21 and 22 land builds, and it could be placebo, but I believe 23 suits me best. With 3 colors and the need to include artifact lands, and the fact that we want to make at minimum our first five land drops, I like having the extras. I very rarely find myself wanting LESS lands when I play, versus more, and even when I have extras, Brainstorm lets me shuffle them away. I could probably trade out Mulldrifter for other, cheaper cards like Thraben Inspector or Kor Skyfisher and cut to 21

I originally had Prohibit, but I have a top-heavy meta where it performed poorly. I love the idea of Power Sink for the Inside Out and Burn matchups, though, which are some of our worst. I'll give it a shot in testing.

Regarding Oblivion Ring, I think the only enchantment we really want to remove (at least, in my local meta) is Pestilence. I could see an argument for having enchantment hate MB, but would probably use a singleton Dispeller's Capsule since it can be fetched. Then again, we don't lose much with a single O-Ring... Hmmm. Are there other enchantments we need to worry about that get played?

saber4734 on Enchanted: Coming Soon to Theaters Near You

1 month ago

Some suggestions, hmmm?

Creatures: Serra Ascendant is a must for any EDH deck running white. Thraben Inspector is nothing too special but I like it. Thalia, Heretic Cathar is nice. Tree of Perdition because who doesn't love dropping someone's life total to 13. Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim would work well in this deck I think.

Instants and Sorceries:Path to Exile is either an addition or replacement for Swords to Plowshares. Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor but that's a good chump of change. Vindicate is just more removal.

Artifacts:Lightning Greaves because your Commander needs protection. Mana Crypt if your budget is big.Sensei's Divining Top is always good in any EDH deck. Elixir of Immortality is one i'm partial to.

Enchantments:Authority of the Consuls for life gain and some control. Painful Quandary if you want to be an ass. Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond for a pretty snazzy combo.

Now of course all of these are mere suggestions and may or may not work for you. Hope this helps.

Gwent on Birds of Prey - Make Them Pray

1 month ago

That's certainly a welcome interpretation, I do think I should make room for the AEthersnipe but unfortunately I'll have to disagree on some of the others. It looks like you're running a lot of creature bounce in your blue base which is likely useful for your meta. In a pure pauper match-up, that may very well be optimized. However I've found that for myself, giving my opponents extra ETB effects and investing mana into merely stalling out a single creature among potentially more creatures coming from two other players does not do the trick. I'd rather invest my blue and white slots elsewhere, perhaps into digging for and protecting the P-drake combo or ramping. I also believe that Thraben Inspector is very good in my build, which i notice is another difference in our U/W setup. Additionally, I like the look of Cloud of Faeries as a redundant P-drake with karoos on board.

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