Salvaging Station

Salvaging Station


Tap: Return target noncreature artifact card with converted mana cost 1 or less from your graveyard to play.

Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may untap Salvaging Station.

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Rare

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

Salvaging Station occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Rules Q&A

Salvaging Station Discussion

pootinanny on How To Turn a Hydra Into a Dark Ritual: A Primer

2 months ago


Thank you for giving it a read! I honestly had a random idea when i looked at it and realized I was onto something so god bless my creativity haha. Chakram Retriever's upside is actually kinda of low as you'd only untap Zaxara, the Exemplary once for each spell, only generating two mana, and it also does not synergize with the other strategies to enable mana generation like the token doublers. Its not a bad card but it doesn't do enough here. The original prelist I constructed I had cards like Guardian Project and Kindred Discovery in the list but I never once even gave Chakram Retriever a glance. There were a few reasons I cut ETB based card draw effects:

  • For starters, hate cards like Torpor Orb are very powerful and borderline necessary in higher powered EDH and i tend to play in those play groups.
  • The unreliableness of drawing only on specific creature types entering the battlefield would muck up the consistency, so Kindred Discovery drawing one card this time, or two cards this time, etc, was just issue to me which made me lean towards cutting it and having Torpor Orb.
  • Guardian Project is really good! Except what it would only draw one card as opposed to on death triggers drawing as many times as tokens generated thus not synergizing with the strat and not gaining more upside when it is online thus falling to the wayside for Torpor Orb.

Salvaging Station is definitely an interesting card and does go infinite with a lot of things in this deck if Zaxara, the Exemplary+Thornbite Staff/Pitiless Plunderer is online, but its pretty underwhelming otherwise as it will only go infinite with Chimeric Mass and it is 6 CMC to get on the battlefield. Definitely thought provoking, however, its not good enough in my opinion, too much of a cute card.

Meren of Clan Nel Toth was also in the prelist but her utility is in being a grindy, reanimator strategy, this decklist is geared more towards getting a single engine online by turn 4 or 5 and then going off the turn its achieved. Meren of Clan Nel Toth doesn't reanimate anything particularly interesting as the there is no self mill elements in the list and on top of that there are no toolbox creatures like Reclamation Sage or Ravenous Chupacabra to get value from. Basically she is good and does good things, just not here.

Don't feel bad about gunking up the page! I am just happy someone gave this jank idea a gander and liked it!

RedWhiteBlue on How To Turn a Hydra Into a Dark Ritual: A Primer

2 months ago

... Let me re-do that comment to include card links. Here goes: for mana generators, check out Chakram Retriever and Intruder Alarm for untapping Zaxara for 2 more mana. For extra draw engines, check out: Species Specialist, Sage of the Falls, and Kindred Discovery for 2 potential draws every time you play your X-drop spell, and Meren of Clan Nel Toth and Guardian Project will help draw one. And perhaps the coolest card I found for this strategy was Salvaging Station, which works great with your Chimeric Mass to create an infinite combo as long as you have either your Thornbite Staff or Pitiless Plunderer for mana. Sorry for gunking up your page here.

king-saproling on The Brown Frown

3 months ago

Cool deck! Ever considered Codex Shredder or Conqueror's Galleon  Flip? Return cards from grave in colorless!

These might interest you too: Lotus Petal, Salvaging Station, Lion's Eye Diamond (infinite mana with Salvaging Station and Karn), Dross Scorpion, Cauldron of Souls, Scrapyard Recombiner (finds all kinds of dudes including Metalworker and Voltaic Construct (thanks errata!)), Meteor Golem, Scour from Existence, Null Brooch, Warping Wail (surprisingly versatile. at worst it can be used as a delayed ritual to get Karn out a turn sooner), Empowered Autogenerator, Umbral Mantle, Mirrorpool, Endbringer

kschill on Nuts and bolts to SMASH!!

4 months ago

Thanks king-saproling! These are some excellent suggestions. One thing I do need is more card draw, especially if I plan to play a bunch of spells. I completely forgot that Curiosity and Ophidian Eye just apply to general damage so Vial Smasher (or others) can just give me a card for playing spells. Salvaging Station would definitely help getting those cheap card draw eggs back into play so that continue the engine.

jawhit on Vela Casts Spells

6 months ago

I could be completely missing something but Salvaging Station says "return target noncreature artifact" and Hangarback Walker is very much an artifact creature. What piece am I missing?

king-saproling on Suicide is Badass

7 months ago

Wish I could +2 this because I love the Always Sunny reference and because Circu is such a rad general!

You might like these: Oblivion Sower , Mirror of Fate , Trinket Mage (finds Sensei's Top), Dizzy Spell , Treasure Mage (finds Bolas's Citadel), Laboratory Maniac , Aetherflux Reservoir , Doom Whisperer , Demonic Consultation , Mana Severance , Tunnel Vision , Necrologia , Future Sight .

I also think Salvaging Station could be an interesting inclusion since you have Codex Shredder and Lantern of Insight. Salvaging Station + March of the Machines is fun!

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