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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
7 hours ago
The transition to modern, the font of many interesting new decks. I'm gonna talk some ideas, feel free to ignore them all or take whatever is interesting.
In terms of creatures, you have access to a wealth of interesting 'artifacts matter' creatures, from Ardent Recruit and Court Homunculus, Flayer Husk to Galvanic Blast and Dispatch, Salvage Scout and Slag Fiend, Thraben Inspector and Lupine Prototype. There is a lot of options, and its all good for different things. Rummage around and see what looks fun- something like Scourglass vehicles has real potential.
The issue with getting access to all that fun new stuff is that everyone packs artifact hate in their sideboard. Fracturing Gust or Shattering Spree or Ancient Grudge is everywhere. This is largely due to affinity, a very low to the ground (almost all 0 and 1 drop) artifact deck running Cranial Plating, Arcbound Ravager and Steel Overseer, as well as the proliferation of Myr Retriever combo decks.
I'd give some thought to 1 drops and Springleaf Drum, but not get too set on it. (affinity makes use of its big brother, Mox Opal too). You're already looking to tap your creatures and ramp, so it looks strong, but remember that affinity is already doing this thing and doing it well, and everyone is prepared.
Running closer to a midrange strategy with a white disruption package (I'm not sure I can convince you to splash black for Tidehollow Sculler Lingering Souls and Duress variants, but with aether hub and access to all of modern's fixing, its well within reach), you can look at using cards like Nevermore, Path to Exile/Chained to the Rocks, Ghostly Prison and the like to put up barriers to other people's strategy a lot better than in standard. This means that your ability to crew your vehicles should remain more intact. The big thing is making those big artifacts still be useful when your opponent casts a lot of removal.
I expect your deck to survive the regular playsets of Path to Exile or Fatal Push due to its composition, but I'd love to see a little more card advantage and card-blanking woven in there, especially when it can help crew. Who knows, perhaps Vendilion Clique vehicles will be meta soon. I certainly have no idea what will be viable in modern next year.
4 weeks ago
My suggestions are not all budget but they will vastly improve your deck :)
1 month ago
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hmm i would rather play Shefet Dunes over kolios if you are not running black
take away the fatal push, if that is the only black spell you are playing..
4x Aether Vial is ideal if you have the budget..
4 Aven Mindcensor are too many.. :)
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1 month ago
I use a lot more mass destruction it looks like than your build.
Don't like Thraben Inspector? Being able to fetch it has helped in my little testing.
Opinion of Crucible of Worlds? I'm really liking it in the side. Been proxying it till m19 to pick it up.
proxying Surgical Extraction too ( can't afford it yet) with friends and it definitely can help vs some decks definitely worth a try.
Would love to hear more of your online results too
1 month ago
Mono-W D&T I'm much more familiar with. You play 23 lands, 4 path, 8 or 9 1-drops, 8-10 2-drops, and everything else is a 3-drop or 4-drop.
For the 2-drops, 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and 4 Leonin Arbiter, no exceptions. You can play optional copies of Smuggler's Copter, Selfless Spirit, and Phyrexian Revoker, but no more than 2 in combination.
For the 3-drops and 4-drops, there are more options. Generally, 4 Blade Splicer, 4 Flickerwisp, 4 Restoration Angel. And some combination of Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Mirran Crusader, Aven Mindcensor, Eldrazi Displacer.
1 month ago
I'd really recommend shifting the Stony Silences and Rest in Peaces to the sideboard in exchange for 2 more Vials and 2 more Tali. The extra Thalias are significantly better disruption in modern than the stonys will be, as Thalia hits more cards than stony. Personally I run 4 Tidehollow Sculler for disruption, but that can get interesting with mana sometimes.
An alternative would be making the deck mono-white. As much as I love Wasteland Strangler, the mana in b/w can screw you over sometimes. You only gain 6 cards in your current list that need , so it might be worth it to removal all the black, add in 4 Thraben Inspector and then have 2 flex spot. Those could be any extra creatures really, Blade Splicer, Restoration Angel, Mirran Crusader and Linvala, Keeper of Silence all come to mind as extra critters.
While I play and prefer / I do know that mono white lists are somewhat viable, just a bit more value orientated that way.
2 months ago
Definitely don't run 4 Felidar Sovereign. You're going to want some card advantage engines as well, I'm a fan of Thraben Inspector and Ranger of Eos. Rest for the Weary and Chaplain's Blessing are not good cards. If you insist on running cards like that, I'd suggest Ritual of Rejuvenation and a cycled Renewed Faith as they replace themselves and let you dig deeper. Ajani Goldmane may be a planeswalker for you. I'm always in favor of more interaction, so i'd suggest cards like Oblivion Ring, Declaration in Stone, and Blessed Alliance. Dusk // Dawn might be a good sideboard card for you, while it hits a flipped rider, an ascendant, and a big kitty, it clears any meaningful blockers your opponent has and gets all your creatures (except the sovereign) back.
Mentor of the Meek could also be good
This isn't really the type of deck I usually play, but I hope it was at least a little helpful
2 months 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