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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.")
Thraben Inspector Discussion
6 days ago
Hey there, first off I think you must lower the curve. And than straightforward your strategy, if I can i will say aggro is a good starting point.
And so on, if you need some starting point (budget i will say) here a good basic list: Stranger White
3 weeks ago
@dragonforce60 : Thanks, I'll consider some of those.
costs quite a bit over here, so I discarded the idea immediately.
could be an interesting 1-of, and alternate strategy (as delve eats away the graveyard, and so far the build doesn't have many noncreature spells I wouldn't mind exiling.
Doomed Traveler looks mighty fine to me; I still think Thraben Inspector is stronger, but if I cut a few or increase the 1-drop slot, I'll definitely consider it.
Condemn is a card I've thought a bit about and doubted its usefulness considering the deck wins via a not-too-big lifeswing, but seeing you write about it convinces me that at a count of 1 or 2, it's a cheap solution for unexpected threats.
Duress was omitted from the beginning - after all, it's a gift for casual group, where noncreature spells are still a minority. On the other hand, 1 piece would make the deck more diverse (which translates to fun, kinda). I'll think about Cloudshift , it may be worth for combat tricks during block... Anyway, thanks!
4 weeks ago
First of all, what's your budget?
Then, aren't 26 lands a bit too much?
Since you play , I'd suggest two of the best removal this colours have in modern: Path to Exile and Fatal Push , that could fit the deck instead of Anguished Unmaking , Cast Down , Grasp of Darkness , Declaration in Stone , Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim and Royal Assassin (the assassin basically does nothing: it enters at 3, it's easily removable and it's effect isn't so good cause you only destroy tapped creatures)
A good angel that could fit this deck is Restoration Angel : it's a chap mana angel, it has flash and it's ability could be used to save one of your creatures from an opponent's removal or to make another golem with Blade Splicer (which it's also a human). In my opinion it should replace Angel of Condemnation , which it's too slow and can be easily removed
Kambal, Consul of Allocation is a good card, but it should go, if you really want it, in sideboard: in some games you won't need it
If you put in at least 3x Path to Exile and 3x Fatal Push you won't need The Eldest Reborn . It's too slow, the opponent chooses what to destroy and most of the times you'll lose before doing the third effect
I understand it's something funny to make if it works, but I personally don't like Bruna, the Fading Light . It increases your mana curve, can be easily removed and if opponent has something to deal with graveyard or exile things (like Rest in Peace , Relic of Progenitus , Leyline of the Void or Path to Exile ), you won't even use it's effect.
Thraben Inspector it's a good card, why don't you make it a 4x?
Plansewalkers: I'm not sure about Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Sorin, Grim Nemesis , I mean, they have good abilities, but on turn 6 do you really want to cast them? The only way to see if they fit it's playtesting them
1 month ago
I am a little worried because if the Stony Silence in the sideboard, since it shuts down Mind Stone and Thraben Inspector clues aswell... This has caused me problems with my own Martyr Proc list in the past.
1 month ago
Yeah the problem with mono-w decks that are slow is you are going to struggle losing tempo against faster decks and experienced players - by the time you get your big threats out, theyve already either killed you or are set up to kill you. Here is what I suggest -
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is a must for any modern deck with alot of the same color. This can help you ramp substantially
1 month ago
Im a big fan of mid-rangey mono color tribal decks, but here is some advice if you want to make it work more consistently and be generally more successful even in a very casual table top setting:
Curve in modern is king!
If you look at the curve for your deck and the average CMC in general, its very very high and its going to take several turns to even start getting your big angels out. This is an issue because at most you will be playing one threat per turn, and by turn 4 your control opponent will have more than enough mana and cards to stop them from hitting the board, your aggro opponents will have killed you, and faster mid range decks will have set up the board to a point where you are behind the rest of the game.
Solutions: Splash green for ramp ( Llanowar Elves , Birds of Paradise ) or find more cards in the 1 and 3 slots that are defensive. Current build is desperate for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . Defensive/tax/solid cards in white you can use would be stuff like Leonin Arbiter , Thalia, Guardian of Thraben , Thraben Inspector , Doomed Traveler , Student of Warfare .
Interacting with your opponent is key!
Currently the only removal you have in your deck is Ixalan's Binding , which costs a large amount of mana considering it only removes a single target. Lucky for us we are playing white and have alot of great removal. Path to Exile , Fragmentize , Oblivion Ring . If I was playing this deck, my biggest fear would be my opponent would play something like Ensnaring Bridge because i'd only have a 32% chance of drawing Ixalan's Binding by turn 5 and thats spooky!
Hope this helps. tl;dr is I'd lower the average CMC, add more removal and ways to interact with the opponent
1 month ago
hmm a list with the rarely remembered 3x copies combo of Fiend Hunter and/or Restoration Angel, (fiend hunter holds down either another hunter or an angel, then an angel or hunter hits that hunter for the loop), you could put any soul sister or other etb matters abilities to abuse it. (or Seraph Sanctuary)
if you run some colorless utility lands, (Field of Ruin and Ghost Quarter are popular to fight tron, which looks to be a really tough matchup for this deck) Moorland Haunt is probably the most budget I can think of, you can run Eldrazi Displacer over the navigator which is massively cheaper on a mana base (I also suggest cutting the leviathans for the same reason, in any modern game vs any quarter decent deck the leviathan is never getting cast without you already having won the game) and is a lot less restrictive in which target you can flicker with it (you can even use it defensively).
Oh Guildmages' Forum could be perfect for a colorless land with colored mana option with a utility (that is budget). Also Irrigated Farmland is dirt cheap dual land option as well that can even interact with sun titan I would suggest using those over the tapped dual lands (still weird cove is common and river was uncommon in that commander set...) you add dimes to the budget for more effective lands.
hmm now that I look at it you could probably cut blue all together Militia Bugler and Blade Splicer are both fairly good creatures and you could just increase the count of the various white creatures, Thraben Inspector is also a rather good 1 drop. I think Kitchen Finks got a massive price drop (UMA reprint), Gideon's Lawkeeper is also very similar functioning to a bounce creature, Mangara of Corondor is also rather good with flicker effects.
I should stop now... mostly skimming around death and taxes atm anyway now that I think about it.
1 month ago
Thraben Inspector occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%