Thraben Inspector


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual 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

Xica on Oh No! My Deck is Ruin(ator)ed!

3 days ago

as i learned with Vampire Cutthroat skulk on a 1/1 is basically unblockable.
Most deck don't run creatures with 1 power.
And even the ones that do, only run 4x, like burn with Monastery Swiftspear, or mono white death&taxes with Thraben Inspector

The only question about the creature is spending on turn 3, and the fact that it dies to removal (but that can be said about everything else).
Still considering that for , you get to draw, play a 3/2 colorless creature, and put a body in the grave for Skaab Ruinator i would say it's probably worth running.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on The role of vehicles

4 days ago

In modern so far, the use of vehicles has been turn low-power utility creatures into much more dangerous attackers. I'm thinking of Death and Taxes and Merfolk at the moment, because those are the 2 decks that have been playing Smuggler's Copter. Thraben Inspector (in D&T) and Cursecatcher (in Fish) are awful attackers. But opening with vial turn 1, then Smuggler's Copter plus vialing in one of these turn 2 turns the nearly useless 1 power creature into a relevant threat.

In my opinion, the most effective way to play vehicles is along this same line of thinking - taking utility creatures with 1 power and using them to crew.

Blue_Flame on Bant Investigation

1 week ago

First of all, cool stuff. Never seen someone try this mechanic in modern before. I would play the full playset of Bygone Bishop if you can. You're already playing creatures with less than 3 cmc, so why not get the max value out of them?

So you could totally benefit from playing 2 more Tireless Trackers. And also fetchlands (if you have the budget of course) to maximize the value from that.

Looks like you could also benefit from playing a playset of Thraben Inspector as well. You don't seem to have a solid turn 1 play other than Oviya Pashiri, so it seems like the most logical option to fill that void.

TransMarx on Private Investigator

1 week ago

I like the Investigate theme in this deck and think it would be safe to double down on this theme seeing it has great synergy with Tezzeret the Schemer, and Tezzeret's Touch

want to get at least 3-4 copies of tezz in the deck too

also add Ensoul Artifact for redundancy

going 4 Thraben Inspector, 3 Erdwal Illuminator is a good move!

can never go wrong with a few Bygone Bishop, also Marionette Master can swarm the board or make a fairly big beater with added upsides with her ability

if you really want to try and push the 3 color aspect of the deck maybe add a blink subtheme in the deck that would abuse Hidden Stockpile

a singleton of Deadeye Navigator could do the trick having him blink a creature that investigates, also Momentary Blink has some recursion making it a decent card.

DUEL LANDS ARE YOUR FRIENDS, playing three colors makes things tough never want to get stuck on not having the right mana having lands that tap for 2 different colors makes things alot easier! if budget is necessary and dont want to put alot of money into your land base, you can always use a playset of Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse to fetch up your basic lands

JuanDiego_Montoya on CHARGE!

3 weeks ago

Cool deck. I don't have much feedback other than considering Thraben Inspector as a decent 1-drop. This is, of course, assuming that you care about tempo that much. I think the card advantage provided by the clues may prove to be quite useful to a deck that otherwise has none.

Mandalorian on Blue White Panharmonicon combo wombo

3 weeks ago

What is Piranha Marsh for?

Cloudblazer is also very good in this deck, as well as Thraben Inspector which should probably be played over serum visions in a Panharmonicon build.

Probably don't need Cloudshift since you already have 6 blink effects build into your creatures.

BioProfDude on Boros Aggro (ixalan Standard)

3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, you have to lose the Thraben Inspector on Friday... Maybe replace with Inventor's Apprentice? Bomat Courier might also be a good replacement, though Soul-Scar Mage is probably the best, particularly with 14 non-creature spells to trigger prowess.

Hope it works for you!

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