Scrap Trawler


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer 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
Aether Revolt (AER) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Scrap Trawler

Artifact Creature — Construct

Whenever Scrap Trawler or another artifact you control is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, return to your hand target artifact card in your graveyard with lesser converted mana cost.

Scrap Trawler Discussion

D4RKMATT3R on Pia's Revolution Turn 3 Kill

3 weeks ago

I don't see the use in adding white as an extra color for a creature here.

What I would do is remove Leonin Squire , Arid Mesa , Godless Shrine , Plains , and Sacred Foundry . Substitute the creature with one of these: - Trading Post - Skeleton Shard - Fortuitous Find - Myr Retriever , OR - Scrap Trawler

The Arid Mesa , Godless Shrine , Plains , and Sacred Foundry can be traded out for mountains and swamps, as well as: - Cinder Barrens - Canyon Slough (this has Cycling, so would be good for drawing) - Akoum Refuge - Blackcleave Cliffs - Bloodfell Caves - Dragonskull Summit , AND/OR - Buried Ruin , which would give you additional room to return artifacts

KytheonWhitespoon on List of all infinite combos 2.0

1 month ago

Infinite/infinite creature Gavony Unhallowed + Demonmail Hauberk + Scrap Trawler + Ornithopter

Basically you sac the Ornithopter to equip the Demonmail Hauberk to the Gavony Unhallowed , then return the Ornithopter to your hand with Scrap Trawler and do it again and again until the Gavony Unhallowed is super big.

Credit to my fried for finding this.

KibaAlpha on Jhoira’s Liquid Metal Mayhem

1 month ago


Thank you for your suggestions.

I do however disagree with your opinion Scrap Trawler is a must

With Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain helming this deck I’ll be drawing plenty of cards and need to ensure my library is full and for that reason I believe Epitaph Golem is a better choice.

Play a artifact. Sac it to Krark-Clan Ironworks for two mana. Use that mana to activate the ability of Epitaph Golem placing a card from your graveyard to the bottom of your deck.

multimedia on Alela EDH

1 month ago

Hey, good job for your first Commander deck. Nice Tezzeret the Seeker :)

When on a budget for the manabase it's better to rely on basic lands and dual lands that have interaction with basic lands. These can replace dual lands that will always ETB (enter the battlefield) tapped such as Azorius Guildgate and Dismal Backwater . The Guildgates and Life lands are not better than a basic land.

Lands within the budget to consider adding:

Land to consider cutting:

  • Azorius Guildgate
  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Scoured Barrens
  • Tranquil Cove
  • Jwar Isle Refuge
  • Vivid Creek
  • Dimir Aqueduct
  • Temple of Deceit
  • Temple of Silence

I see too many creatures that don't interact with Alela. Nonartifact/enchantment creatures don't have much interaction with Alela. My advice is cut a lot of these creatures for more artifacts, artifact creatures and enchantments. You have Tezzeret that's a good reason to expand on artifacts.

Lots of mana rocks are good with Alela because they can be used to make ramp to play her faster and then after she's on the battlefield they can create Faeries. I see you have the Signets already which is great, but consider more budget mana rocks?

Three drop mana rocks such as Coalition Relic which you have are fine, but if you can replace a three drop mana rock such as Obelisk of Esper , Mana Geode with a one or two drop mana rock then this will help your deck.

Consider cutting the creature base down to only a few? Keep: Strix, Architect, Shimmer Myr, Simulacrum, Assembly, Master, Seer, Rider, Titan? Can then replace the other creatures with more artifacts/enchantments to make more interaction with Alela.

Cards within the budget to consider adding:

Etherium Sculptor and Foundry Inspector are good as low mana cost artifacts that reduce the mana cost of all other artifacts you cast. CMC artifacts are free for you to cast with one of these on the battlefield which can help to chain cast artifacts and make a lot of Faeries. Casting two drop mana rocks for is also good. Sai, Master Thopterist and Mirrodin Besieged are three drops that any artifact you cast after creates an artifact creature token.

If you're wanting to attack with a large Faerie/Thopter army then Bident of Thassa and Cranial Plating are cards that you want. Bident can be busted repeatable draw with attacking flying creatures. Cranial is good to equip to Alela since she has flying and the damage she does to a player is Commander damage. Throne of the God-Pharaoh is a deceptively powerful two drop artifact with Faeries. The life loss this can do will add up fast since it's repeatable at your end step making all your opponents lose life not just one.

Good luck with your deck.

OLucas on Locket Mill

1 month ago

-2x Ceremonious Rejection + 2x Salvage Titan

With the higher amount of cheap stuff, such as Springleaf Drum , the alternate casting cost of the titan is less steep when there's a Scrap Trawler on the field. Its upsides are that it allows to continue playing the game to combo kill against Karn, the Great Creator + Mycosynth Lattice or Damping Sphere without needing to first remove them. It's also a threat that has an inbuild card advantage mode in its return ability.

OLucas on UW Eggs

2 months ago

Changed the mainboard to have more combo cards notably cutting Arcum's Astrolabe which freed the manabase from having to run snow-basics.

The sideboard was completely reworked and now features 4x Leyline of Sanctity and allows a almost creatureless post sideboard game with Porphyry Nodes depending on the MU.

With the changes to SB and MB having 3 artifacts worth saccing for Salvage Titan became a bit farfetched witch is why he's no longer in the deck.

Emry, Lurker of the Loch is a great card but will most often be worse than Myr Retriever or Scrap Trawler in this deck.

I would love to squeeze in 4x Chromatic Sphere for another 1cmc card to bring back with Scrap Trawler triggers but it's hard to shave cards while running Locket of Yesterdays and the land count is about as low as it can get.

Seraphim7 on Pop-Rocks

2 months ago

Just a quick note: For ten bucks you can add the infinite draw/mana/ETB triggers by getting Scrap Trawler and Krark-Clan Ironworks . (Note: this combo requires a cost-decreasing permanent as well, Phyrexian Altar can be used as well, but it requires two cost reducers). Anyway, that's one of the simplest infinite mana loops in the game(cost reducer + Krark-Clan Ironworks + Scrap Trawler + Myr Retriever ). I run a similar deck that you can look at here:Mishra's Favorite Toolbox.

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Scrap Trawler occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.18%

Red: 0.17%