Thraben Inspector


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad 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

Smileycorp on Gideon Intro Deck Upgraded

8 hours ago

I would replace Stone Quarry with Needle Spires and replace Trial of Zeal with Abrade.

I also think Thraben Inspector and Expedition Envoy are worth trying to fit in, maybe by cutting a land or two. Gideon is only 5 mana, so 22-3 lands should be enough.

But ultimately, just running more Gideons is also a good choice.

rothgar13 on Making the IRS Happy (Developing Competitive)

1 day ago

I question the point of making a Death & Taxes with less than the full 4 Flickerwisp. Taxing 2-drops and Wisp shenanigans is literally the reason to play the deck. I was also pretty disappointed with Selfless Spirit in testing. Thraben Inspector has pretty clearly established itself as the 1-drop of choice. Eldrazi Displacer with only 1 Eldrazi Temple is pretty clunky. With the rise of Shadow decks, Relic of Progenitus has become Taxes' graveyard hate piece of choice. Not really getting what the Surgical Extractions are in there for.

elpokitolama on Making the IRS Happy (Developing Competitive)

2 days ago

Sorry for being late, I completly forgot about your message...

From the look of it, I'd say that it is too slow: DnT needs to outvalue the opponent to take the lead, which means your curve would have to be reequilibrated a little bit in my opinion.

I vow an impressive hatred to Thraben Inspector, as its CA is just really, really bad in my opinion... DnT is a mana intensive deck, and he just isn't mana efficient at all. A 1/2 that can cantrip later and can be blinked assuming you've nothing better to blink? Meh. I would play a mix of Dryad Militant and Judge's Familiar instead, they are far more versatile (and effective) than the inspector. Also, I wouldn't play more than 3 Angels, and still would find such a nomber extreme and only justified in a control heavy meta. New Thalia is really nice... But I've never been able to decide wether or not she was good enough to make the cut: she has a big speed issue. I really like the singleton Mindcensor though! Last criticism for today, 4 tec edge is spectacular... I wouldn't play more that a single one. That "4 lands" requirement makes it completly irrelevant unless your LGS only has UW control players in it. x)

Suggestions time! More Dryad Militant, some love for Judge's Familiar, all-star two drop Selfless Spirit, personnal favorite Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit (or classic Serra Avenger), and the best blinker ever printed Eldrazi Displacer (coming with a singleton eldrazi temple in your manabase).

Hope that helped n.n

mcosta85 on The Men Who Stare at Horses

1 week ago

jaedonadebahr - Good points all. I hadn't considered the Lone Rider  Flip / Aethersphere Harvester combo. I was trying to make this deck somewhat rotation-proof; but that one may be too tempting not to try out. I've considered Thraben Inspector; actually she was in the initial draft of the deck. I love the tempo having it on turn one and having the clue for card advantage later.

I think I'll have to test out all of your suggestions! Thanks for checking out the deck.

jaedonadebahr on The Men Who Stare at Horses

1 week ago

Lone Rider  Flip and can get insane when it crews an Aethersphere Harvesterinstantly transforming it. Blessed Alliance seems like it can be really versatile even to untap indestructible horses and do other things. Also Thraben Inspector is awesome turn one

Om3gaOm3n on U/W Control (First Place Gameday HoD)

1 week ago

Upvote just for the simple fact that you made a very useable UW control deck WITHOUT Gearhulk. The only thing I might suggest is a possible turn 1 creature (for aggro) Thraben Inspector just an idea for the added card draw or Expedition Envoy for the 2 power. I'm more of a creature based player which is why I suggested it. I think I'll invest in a deck like this. :)

Vaan on Budget Azorius Kefnet Control

1 week ago

I would consider cutting Fumigate and Take Inventory for a set of Bygone Bishop. Oketra's Monument and Thraben Inspector also feel like good additions, i would cut overwhelming Splendor and some of your situational instants for a set of both.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on W/b Eldrazi Taxes

1 week ago

Sludge Crawler doesn't seem very good. Although it can exile cards for wasteland strangler, as a 1/1 it won't be damaging players very often. I'd recommend Judge's Familiar or Thraben Inspector instead.

Also for the correct mana curve, you should be playing 8 or 9 1-drop creatures. I guess extra removal could balance it out, but the tempo loss of no turn 1 play hurts a lot.

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