Thraben Inspector


Format Legality
Pre-release 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

JeppeFugl on Nordic Taxes - UW Hatebears

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment xyr0s!

Yes Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Serum Visions do seem like a nonbo. I would refer you to the article which Craig Wescoe wrote about this deck type and his reasoning for playing Serum Visions:

I've tried Thraben Inspector, Siren Stormtamer and Mausoleum Wanderer as my one drop, but tested the visions last weekend in paper to great success! The scrying is great in all stages of the game being able to refill our hand.

xyr0s on Nordic Taxes - UW Hatebears

1 week ago

How does Serum Visions and Thalia, Guardian of Thraben get along? Is it worth playing visions for the extra scry, rather than a blinkable card-draw creature like Thraben Inspector or Wall of Omens?.

Oh, and your deck should be titled "Communist white", since you make your opponent pay exorbitant mana for just doing the things he wanted to do anyway (not that you actually get the mana and use it for anything - it just evaporates, like the money collected in taxes), as well as hinder his endeavours in developing new land for business. What's next? the abolishment of private ownership, so your opponent has to share his lands? Agitating for revolution among his creatures?

antacidbrn on Mono white soldier deck! Make ...

2 weeks ago

You definitely need 4 copies of Champion of the Parish, that card is insane. I also would advise Fencing Ace as a budget double strike option. Finally, more card draw would be optimal and Thraben Inspector and Mentor of the Meek would fit the theme. I know this is not a soldier, but Selfless Spirit defends against board wipes.

lukas96 on Mono white soldier deck! Make ...

2 weeks ago

If you want to make the deck more competetive you have to lower the mana curve

Cut the captains and some of the 3 drops

Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant are great cards and should be 4 offs in this list

In addition Thraben Inspector is a very good one drop soldier.

EDedan on Brightest Day

2 weeks ago

Fencing ace

Also have you thought about...

Sunspear Shikari


Secluded Steppe

Thraben Inspector

and in the tron matchup if they use Eldrazi as finishers..

Hedron Blade

ParaCookie on Mono White Pauper Soldiers

2 weeks ago

You might want to consider Thraben Inspector as an additional soldier which replaces itselfe like Legion Conquistador.

DarkJester187 on abzan

3 weeks ago

Like the Sylvan Advocate add! Maybe swap Loxodon Warhammer for Whip of Erebos and trade the Thraben Inspector for Vault Skirge unless the clues serve a purpose I missed.

xyr0s on Azorius the Controlling and Taxing Guild

3 weeks ago

Topheavy? It curves out at 3 mana, and has 22 lands and 4 aether vial. That's not really topheavy in any sense of the word, and leaves plenty of space for 2 4-drops (merfolk used to play 20 lands, 4 vial, and 4 Master of Waves, and that wasn't bad - the number of Master of Waves never really stabilized though, and was very dependent on local meta). It's actually pretty smart to have a lump of creatures on the same cmc in a deck with vial, or you'll just have dead vials half the time. Playing one-drops isn't particularly interesting after turn 1, and the reason for Thraben Inspector being good, is that it replaces itself if you draw and play it after turn 1 (random body for blocking with replacement card, or you can blink it for even more card draw, but only if you've brought blinking creatures).

Also, blinking creatures is how you get card advantage with this deck - dodge removal, or blink Blade Splicer, or whatever else you can come up with. It's not 5c humans, where your 1 and 2 cmc creatures grow big and attack for a bunch - the small creatures are small, and you risk them being outclassed when your opponent gets over you bullying his mana. And since you don't pack the same punch as 5c humans (or merfolk, for that matter), you have to plan for a longer game, where resto angel most likely is better than any of the available 1 drops (and it can always blink a Reflector Mage you have in play, if you want more bounce).

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