Tireless Tracker

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Tireless Tracker

Creature — Human Scout

Whenever a Land enters the battlefield under your control, investigate. (Put a colourles Clue artifact token onto the battleifled with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

Whenever you sacrifice a Clue, put a +1/+1 counter on Tireless Tracker.

Tireless Tracker Discussion

SilverIronMan on A Knight On The Falls

3 days ago

OOBS,

The sideboard is already full of good cards in grindy matchups (for example against control, I'd side in the counterspells, Vendilion Clique , and Jace, the Mind Sculptor ). As there are already a reasonable number of cards that do well in those matchups (and those matchups are already usually pretty good (see Tireless Tracker )), I don't want to add additional cards for those matchups.

This leads me to the conclusion that it is vying for the one dedicated grind card in the Sideboard (currently held by Jace). Tamiyo is quite powerful and there are definitely boardstates it will be better than Jace. To add to that, generally, I think Tamiyo's down-tick is a little stronger than Jace's.

However, there are a few things that sell Jace to me (in no particular order).

  1. Jace is an alternate wincon. I played Whir-Prison and they landed a turn 2 Torpor Orb , cutting off my ability to remove an Ensnaring Bridge . That deck struggles to interact with Tireless Tracker so I could still dig to my one out of Jace
  2. Jace is much better than Tamiyo on an empty board. Given Knightfall's ability to 2-1, it's usually better at grinding than most other decks, except against board wipes. Jace helps allivate that issue.
  3. Usually when I drop Jace, I want to keep my creatures back to protect him. Tamiyo encourages me to attack which, frequently, would result in Tamiyo not lasting long or letting my opponent control my card advantage. Admittedly, this is probably the weakest point though.
  4. Brainstorm digs me further. Knightfall is a deck that has all the answers, but doesn't always draw them in the right order. Jace greatly helps solve the problem.

In closing, I want to keep my Sideboard flexible (~8 cards in and out for every matchup) and so I don't want to dedicate more than one slot for specifically grindy cards. Given that, I think Jace serves that role better than the alternatives.

alcharoundtheworld on Serpopard Selesnya Midrange

6 days ago

Hexaflexagon the main reason for not running her is that the deck is usually running 3 drops that allow for more efficient use of the available mana. 5 mana for an angel is somewhat underwhelming when compared to dropping a fetch with Tireless Tracker in play is not comparable. Thank you for the input!

Funkydiscogod on Pure Control with Mogis, God ...

1 week ago

StopShot You're right, I had it confused with Cruel Reality . That's the mandatory one. That only means that Mogis, God of Slaughter is only arguably better.

I wasn't even trying to say "this should be a Torment of Scarabs deck, because it's better," what I was trying to say was: "look at how bad Torment of Scarabs is, and realize that Mogis, God of Slaughter is worse than that."

Yes, you make a good case that Torment of Scarabs is the superior choice if the opponent doesn't have Leyline of Sanctity , Nature's Claim , Knight of Autumn or Tireless Tracker , and I agree.

Catpocolypse on G/W Counter Allies

2 weeks ago

Any deck like this has to have Path to Exile

I know that they aren't allies, but you could consider Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant seeing as how most of you allies are humans. You could use Tireless Tracker if you needed some card draw as well. Harmonize would work as well.

In a deck like this I like Dromoka's Command just because of the sheer versatility it gives me.

I have a deck similar to this: Thalia's Horde of Humans. It uses +1/+1 Counters just like this deck, except it uses Human synergies as apposed to ally synergies. There are a bunch of cards mentioned in the comments that might help you. If you need another perspective, I'd suggest going to OOBS. He has probably the most popular humans deck I've seen on TappedOut.

Here's a link to it: Path of the Champion

clayperce on Thoughts on UG Control?

3 weeks ago

APPLE01DOJ,
Thanks much; I'll give your Kefnet deck a hard look, for sure.

heckproof and APPLE01DOJ,
Yeah, those are all good examples.

PlatinumOne,

> weird mashup of ramp into semi-big threats with suboptimal control elements.

That's actually a great definition of what Ponza is all about! I usually describe the deck more like "aggressive ramp into bulk rares that you would never expect could be good in Modern, with an overlay of annoying mana-denial Control", but yours will certainly do. The thing is, it works surprisingly well in many metas.

> besides fetchlands, what activated or triggered abilities are you hoping to stop with Repudiate / Replicate

I actually laid that out in the deck description, but in case you missed it here it is again:

  • Opponent transforms a Thing in the Ice? Repudiate the triggered ability and our team stays on the field.
  • Opponent wants to make us sac' a creature with Lili, put a Terminus on top with Jace, or ultimate whatever random Planeswalker they have? Repudiate the activated ability and we've totally turned the game around.
  • Opponent tries to Modular a ton of +1/+1 counters onto their attacking Inkmoth Nexus, wipe our board with an Oblivion Stone, Equip a Batterskull, Crew a Smuggler's Copter, etc, etc, etc? Repudiate gives us answers (or at least options) we never had in 'normal' Ponza.

Here are more details though, looking at the top meta decks in turn ...

All that said, it's clear that in many cases a 2-mana counterspell (e.g., Negate or Mana Leak ) is better than a 2-mana stifle effect ... certainly UW Control has found that to be the case! What's not clear to me yet is if that's the case in UG Control as well ...

Catpocolypse on Thalia's Horde of Humans

3 weeks ago

I decided to drop Blossoming Defense and Banisher Priest and put in a playset of Militia Bugler instead. Banisher Priest didn't do anything that I already didn't have. Blossoming Defense only helped me against 1 deck and that player has been playing less recently so I might find a place to put it in my Sideboard. Settle the Wreckage has replaced Tragic Arrogance as my just in case board wipe, and Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip now has 3 copies in the Sideboard. I also fixed my mana base to better suit Tireless Tracker and brought in 4x Windswept Heath replacing 2x Plains and 2x Forests.

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Tireless Tracker occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.21%

Golgari: 2.25%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.32%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Green: 0.23%

BRG (Jund): 0.96%