Trail of Evidence

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Trail of Evidence

Enchantment

Whenever you cast an instant of sorcery spell, investigate. (Put a colorless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Trail of Evidence Discussion

SlimJim83 on Arcanis Clues

3 weeks ago

I need some help with a mono blue Arcanis the Omnipotent deck. I was looking at cards I have just lying around and noticed that I have pretty much all the interesting clue cards from Shadows Over Innistrad. Tamiyo's Journal, Fleeting Memories, Erdwal Illuminator, and Trail of Evidence. It adds up to some decent card draw and mill synergy but I was wondering if anyone knows about some really good mono blue token artifact strategies. Yes, Panharmonicon is on my buy list.

Thanks in advance.

Bxbx on Mono Blue Control (instant & sorcery synergy)

1 month ago

You could cut some of your creatures and add more instants and sorceries like Fact or Fiction, Capsize and Recurring Insight. Also add Trail of Evidence.

Hyperalgialysis on Mill by JaeHoshii

1 month ago

I agree whole heartedly with thode above adding black would be better, as would doing what LeaPlath suggested with the alterations. However, do not fear, it is possible to play mill on a budget. Trail of Evidence can do wonders for you, especially if paired with Altar of the Brood. I made a budget mill deck, that consists of 4 each of the following: Trail of Evidence Altar of the Brood Thought Scour Mind Sculpt Tome Scour Talent of the Telepath Jace's Phantasm Fog Bank Disperse Mana Leak. Now it isn't some super mill deck, and it doesnt shut down like harcore modern strategies that can easily kill you in 3-6 turns. It will win a fair amount of games for you, and if you play more kitchen table magic would probably be just fine. You can modify it to your needs, I didn't have Sphinx's Tutelage when I made it. If you are wondering why Trail of Evidence, it refills your hand when you need it to and puts permanents into play for Altar of the Brood hopefully this will help some good luck.

Hyperalgialysis on Mill by JaeHoshii

1 month ago

I agree whole heartedly with thode above adding black would be better, as would doing what LeaPlath suggested with the alterations. However, do not fear, it is possible to play mill on a budget. Trail of Evidence can do wonders for you, especially if paired with Altar of the Brood. I made a budget mill deck, that consists of 4 each of the following: Trail of Evidence Altar of the Brood Thought Scour Mind Sculpt Tome Scour Talent of the Telepath Jace's Phantasm Fog Bank Disperse Mana Leak. Now it isn't some super mill deck, and it doesnt shut down like harcore modern strategies that can easily kill you in 3-6 turns. It will win a fair amount of games for you, and if you play more kitchen table magic would probably be just fine. You can modify it to your needs, I didn't have Sphinx's Tutelage when I made it. If you are wondering why Trail of Evidence, it refills your hand when you need it to and puts permanents into play for Altar of the Brood hopefully this will help some good luck.

jgleamin on

2 months ago

filthyc4sual I took those 3 out, and as a fourth chose Trail of Evidence...seems like the best decision, I think?

PearlyXD on All Your Creatures are Merely Illusions

3 months ago

Hey, the deck looks much better now! Did you have time to test it?

Do you have sideboard cards? Sideboard is pretty important in modern.

Just several more comments:1) Omenspeaker seems a really good card in this deck, because it's a turn 2 blocker with 3 toughness, which actually might help you vs. aggro decks (e.g. you can block Goblin Guide). I did not use it, but it seems reasonable.

2) 4x Supreme Will + 3x Telling Time + 4x Omenspeaker + 4x Serum Visions are already 15 Scry/Anticipate-like spells. I would cut Telling Times and play some universal 2 CMC counterspells such as Negate or Essence Scatter.

3) Trail of Evidences are really weak and slow. They start drawing you cards on turn 5 maybe and casting them causes you to tap all mana during one turn, so your enemy can cast spells during their turn (usually during very important turns, such as turn 3 or 4). I would highly recommend you to use 1x Jace, Unraveler of Secrets. Jace gives you many capabilities, such as: Scry + draw every turn, starting on turn 5; bouncing enemy creature (which might be sometimes useful). This card puts pressure on opponents (and makes you lose less life, because opponent will attack Jace instead of you), because using your ultimate is usually the end of the game (you lock out opponent with Jace's emblem + counters in your hand). Jace isn't expensive if you're playing MTGO instead of paper magic. However, I wouldn't use more than one, because you mainly want to draw him on turn 6-7, after you set your counters and prepare to lategame battle. I would change rest Trail of Evidences to some instant draw spells (Think Twice or Hieroglyphic Illumination?) or just Spreading Seas.

Durmij on Green Blue Clues

3 months ago

I assume this is budget, other wise Misty Rainforest is a must. Otherwise, those Inventors' Fair s probably won't gain you enough life to be relevant. Should add in some Forests so you can always hit Birds of Paradise and Terramorphic Expanses for more clue fetching.

Fleeting Memories will not will you the game, and it could help some opponents more. Trail of Evidence has basically no way to trigger and is a dead card. I'm not sold on Ulvenwald Mysteries tbh. Lorescale Coatl is probably more useful in that slot, or some evasion to get your big creatures through. You'll probably want a third copy of Mechanized Production, And you might consider Confirm Suspicions for more clue value.

Funkydiscogod on Green Blue Clues

3 months ago

Trail of Evidence will probably not do you much good, since you don't have many instants and sorceries.

Go up to 4 of Fleeting Memories, Mechanized Production, or Ulvenwald Mysteries instead.

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