Scrap Trawler


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Scrap Trawler Discussion

elgosu1337 on The Toyhouse: Into Infinity With Affinity!

1 day ago

Vedalken Archmage is really good because it draws a lot of cards in an artifact deck.

Lightning Greaves is a very good idea to protect Arcum and let him use his ability immediately. Padeem, Consul of Innovation protects other artifacts and draws cards.

I don't think Platinum Angel helps your game plan much since it is easily removed.

Metalwork Colossus should be cheap to cast for you. Scrap Trawler could be useful to bring back some of the creatures you sacrifice.

Seat of the Synod is helpful to include especially when you have Metalworker.

Another infinite combo you could include is Cogwork Assembler and Powerstone Shard, which makes infinite mana which you can then use to make infinite hasty Assemblers.

polity4life on Artifact Midrange

4 days ago

I have a similar deck. I found Costly Plunder to be really helpful, especially with Scrap Trawler out.

I wasn't really enamored with Metallic Mimic. It felt really bad to draw and play too often in my experience. I decided to give Heart of Kiran and Herald of Anguish main-board play.

As an aside, where is Inventors' Fair?

KingZamiel on Braw-Heeli

5 days ago

Overall, a pretty solid deck! It's kinda funny how some cards you put in, I decided not to include initially (like the Glassblower's Puzzleknot sadly).

The only two cards I'm not completely sold on are the Theorist and the Whale. In terms of mana-to-energy ratio those are both pretty efficient, but at least with the Whale I cannot see you getting to return it to your hand then casting it too often, even with the Statuary out.

Other than those, I'd say that while Scrap Trawler is great, more often than not your opponents will kill that thing off before you get much use out of it, which is sadly why I chose not to run it in my deck. It's definitely good, but it's a big (and easy) target.

Anyways, you've changed my mind on several of my own choices, so thanks for this!

Toxic5pikes on Artifact Mill Mono Blue

1 week ago

Fraying Sanity is an auto include in mill. I also think having Tempest Djinn(even though it's off theme) would be a good early game and back up plan in case things go badly for your mill. You could also go "all in" on artifacts. Treasure Keeper, Scrap Trawler, Glint-Nest Crane, and Ornithopter would work well with Diligent Excavator.

Neotrup on If I have a free ...

1 week ago

No. Scrap Trawler's triggered ability allows you to return an artifact with a lesser converted mana cost. 0 is not less than 0, so it would not be a valid target for the trigger.

FancyTuesday on If I have a free ...

1 week ago

Scrap Trawler's ability requires that the target to be returned have a lower CMC than the card that triggered the ability. is equal to , not less, so an artifact with CMC of 0 would not be able to return anything with Scrap Trawler's ability.

Thebiggalactus on If I have a free ...

1 week ago

If I have a free sac outlet, Scrap Trawler, and a 0 mana artifact on the field does it produce an infinite loop where I can constantly sac it, replay it with trawler over and over again?Do I have to have another 0 mana artifact in the graveyard for it too work? I'm crafting a deck and want to see if this works before I commit to it.

kamelyan on Arcum Dagsson EDH

1 week ago

You can use Argent Mutation for the jankiness; turn an opponent's creature into an artifact, then force them to sac it. Liquimetal Coating does the same if you target a creature. But what if they can't be targeted? Glaring Spotlight and/or Arcane Lighthouse.

Faerie Artisans is a fun card.

Filigree Familiar, Junk Diver, and Workshop Assistant all get you an artifact from the grave when you sac them to Arcum's ability. Throw in Scrap Trawler to back them all up.

I blindsided my four opponents when playing my janky-Dagsson deck. I used Unwinding Clock with token generators (like Nuisance Engine), and I used creatures who drop in more artifacts (like Thopter Assembly and Myr Battlesphere), in order to tutor for fun combo pieces (Throne of Empires, Crown of Empires and Scepter of Empires) and the game-winning combo Stations (Summoning Station -> Grinding Station -> Salvaging Station -> Blasting Station).

The Pestering Old Man

Commander / EDH kamelyan


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