Thraben Inspector


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.")

Thraben Inspector Discussion

xaarvaxus on Teshar

5 days ago

Bottle Gnomes may only gain you life but they at least can sac themselves at no cost and count as historic for the purposes of triggering your commander's ability.

Felidar Cub gives a little more removal to recur.

Condemn is a bit conditional but at least an option for some instant speed removal that can deal with indestructible creatures.

Checked Card Kingdom and they have a fair number of printings of Sun Titan for under $3, the Commander 2019 version is listed at $1.99. Having a couple of things that are a little beefier wouldn't be a bad idea and it fits the theme of the deck.

Thraben Inspector ?

I second adding a anthem or two to be able to punch through if/when needed.

Argy on Abzan Midrange

5 days ago

One other thought - have a think about three Thraben Inspector instead of Deathrite Shaman

Just about every deck in these colours play them.

They are useful to lock down Bomat Courier in the early game, which is also true for Deathrite Shaman , but they also give a chance for draw when needed.

Never underestimate a Creature that you don't care about losing as a chump blocker, either.

smackjack on Poly'Torn (RUG)

6 days ago

Funkydiscogod: ah, i see. I would play 4 poly and no Indomitable Creativity in a deck like this just to get that hexproof.. abbatromebone paying 3+1 for the ”token” would be better if your opponent has Lightning Bolt , Path to Exile , Fatal Push or any other removal in their hand. This combo cant go off if your opponent has removal, and there are plenty of removal in modern ;) Thraben Inspector was a brainfart, of course you cant play creatures :).

abbatromebone on Poly'Torn (RUG)

6 days ago
  • I like the lazotep PLating. Simic Keyrune is cmc3 for my token then i have to pay to make it a creature, then i have to cast polymorph. It also weakens Creativity which i do not like.
  • Thraben Inspector is a whiff card for both my win cons so i dont like it.
  • Another though i have had is to make it into a battle hymn sort of deck, where i use spells to to make goblins or something, then use battle him to have several targets for Indomitable Creativity making the deck slower but more resilliant, and could have a back up plan with tokens (or a banefire plan).

Funkydiscogod on Poly'Torn (RUG)

6 days ago

Simic Keyrune only works with Polymorph , and not Indomitable Creativity .

Not Thraben Inspector , because it's a creature, it can be revealed by either Polymorph or Indomitable Creativity , and you won't get Emrakul.

MrBoombastic on Abzan Midrange

1 week ago

Hi there.

I'm working on a Sultai or Golgari version of Seasons Past myself. It was a blast to play back in Standard. A few suggestions:

Good luck!

BioProfDude on Azorius humans in Pioneer

2 weeks ago

Hi Argy,

StuBi's deck has a very different bend to it, though. Mine is tribal humans and Thalia's Lieutenant pumps the team or gets pumped as new members of the team enter the battlefield. Thus, Always Watching isn't quite as necessary. It's a fantastic card, but I just don't think it quite fits. Gideon Blackblade is a beast in this deck. It actually gets a +1/+1 counter on it if it comes in before a Thalia's Lieutenant , and giving a creature lifelink, vigilance, or indestructible has proven to be really clutch. The -6 ability for removal has also come in handy, and having a 4/4 indestructible attacker is pretty good. Were I to replace Gideon Blackblade , I would likely replace it with Gideon, Ally of Zendikar .

Were I to cut any 1 drops, it would likely be Law-Rune Enforcer (thought I am currently testing Giant Killer in its place). Thraben Inspector providing that clue token to draw a card is pretty sweet.

Ya, I don't use the playtester in TapperOut much at all. My playtesting is getting together with actual humans to try out physical cards. I'm old school that way! Ha!

Thanks again for the suggestions! They are so sincerely appreciated!

Argy on Azorius humans in Pioneer

2 weeks ago

If it were me I'd toss Gideon Blackblade for Always Watching

One will bring you far more value than the other.

Since you have so many 1 drops you could also cut one Thraben Inspector

Again, with StuBi's deck which he's played competitively for at least 9 months (and which has consistently topped FNM), we found that he only needs three Thrabens

That would give you one more space for a third Always Watching

Be careful with the playtester here.

It's good for letting you know if a deck is viable, but you won't get a real sense for mana screw or flood until you play with your deck in paper.

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Thraben Inspector occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.08%

White: 7.29%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%