Jace's Scrutiny

Jace's Scrutiny

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Target creature gets -4/-0 until end of turn.

Investigate. (Put a colourless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Common

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Format Legality
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Frontier Legal

Jace's Scrutiny Discussion

Dete on BIRDS

1 year ago

first thing Creeping Chill is not pauper legal and it can be used in this deck since its black, Expel from Orazca is not legal either.

good card for them to replace are :High Tide, Distant Melody, Airborne Aid, Shared Discovery, Mizzium Skin, Gigadrowse, Sage's Row Denizen, Rhystic Study, any of the cantrips. theres a bit of protection, control and card draw. but i suggest you take out Sudden Storm, Aerial Formation, Piracy Charm, Hubris, Jace's Scrutiny, Refocus, Reach Through Mists, Tidal Bore. for more useful cards like Gush, Hoodwink, Man-o'-War, Snap, Volrath's Curse, Relic of Progenitus and more counters like Dream Fracture, Faerie Trickery, Arcane Denial, Logic Knot oh and See Beyond seems like a good enough hand filter.

HorriblyCrass on Clue energy five color

2 years ago

I'm lacking a Tireless Tracker and Erdwal Illuminator but for investigate I have Tamiyo's Journal Weirding Wood Jace's Scrutiny Briarbridge Patrol Ongoing Investigation and Ulvenwald Mysteries the current deck build is very artifact focused and if possible I'd like to keep it that way.

ZendikariWol on

2 years ago

I am 150% for gimmicks and I have wanted to make an Investigation deck for a while. However, you don't need to play bad cards just to feed your gimmick. I am talking primarily about Jace's Scrutiny, Warriors' Lesson, and some that don't fit your theme like Arborback Stomper or Rishkar's Expertise (a good card, but not well used in this deck), or Tezzeret's Ambition, trade those out for more copies of Tireless Tracker or more control, like Press for Answers or Daring Sleuth  Flip. Sorry for a long comment, have a nice day!

bellz76 on Detective deck

3 years ago

Have you considered Anointed Procession- it would double your clues and your soldiers from Ulvenwald Mysteries every time a new one came into play. You could also run a couple Mechanized Production as well. That can probably steal you a win here and there... the amount of clues you could generate would be pretty insane.

Also, with all those clues, how about Tamiyo's Journal. It's a free clue every turn (or two with the Illuminator out, or 4 with him and the procession) and you can then search your deck by sacking 3 of them... which pumps your Tracker or gives you 3 soldiers (or 6 soldiers) and gives you any card you need... all that costs no mana.

I think you could probably swap out the Jace's Scrutiny, Bound by Moonsilver, and the Graf Mole. The mole gives extra life- which is nice] but not necessary, the scrutiny saves you from 4 damage, but just for a single turn, and the moonsilver is a temporary fix.

You could go +3 processions, +2 Journals, and +1 Production. I know it bumps your curve up a little, but I also think it increases the power level of your deck.

If you're not looking to make those changes, you could add a Call for Unity. With as much clue sacking as your doing (or lands or whatever to the angelic purge), you will be able to trigger revolt every turn. And then you board state gets really out of control. Soldier tokens get to be real threats and your flyers can end the game quickly.

Just a few ideas. I hope they help.

tafboy01 on U/W Mechanized Clues

3 years ago

I don't think you need 4 Inspiring Statuary. Each one after the first is basically a dead draw. Also +1 Expose Evil over Jace's Scrutiny because it basically does the same thing but better.

musicman3310 on Mechanized Winning

3 years ago

My bad, got it confused with Trail of Evidence. I still believe you need more investigation. Maybe more cards like Press for Answers such as Expose Evil, Confirm Suspicions, Survive the Night, or Jace's Scrutiny.

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