Scrap Trawler


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt Rare
Promo Set 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

landofMordor on Sen Triplets or Breya Etherium ...

4 days ago

Hm. Under the radar suggestions for artifact synergy...I have an Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck that I've geared toward artifacts (no pun intended) and here's what I've learned from piloting that deck:

Recursion is easily available in Black for any artifact creatures, such as Phyrexian Reclamation, Unburial Rites, etc. Artifacts are also good at recurring themselves, like through Scrap Trawler and Myr Retriever. So I wouldn't worry too much about recursion in Esper colors. Furthermore, you've got insane tutors in your colors, from Sphinx Summoner to Thalia's Lancers to Djeru, With Eyes Open...and since you're in the best flicker colors, you can use Conjurer's Closet, Ghostly Flicker, etc to re-use those abilities and other ETB abilities like Sharuum's or Filigree Angel.

I really love playing Chief Engineer and Inspiring Statuary for hidden little mana advantages. You could also go Thopter "tribal" with Sharding Sphinx, Thopter Spy Network, Efficient Construction, etc. All of that kinda lends itself to an "artifact aristocrat" deck of sorts, but other synergies just depend on how you want to build the deck. However, if you get a list put together, I'd be glad to take a look!

My comments lean away from combo, since that's not my playstyle, but you can also build using the aforementioned infinite combos.

firebound12 on Boosted Artifact Gremlin

4 days ago

MagicMarc Yes I know the rulings for Scrap Trawler. I should probably reword what I said.

Sending Trawler into the graveyard trigger itself so I can bring back both Key to the City and Servo Schematic.

In another scenario, having Trawler in the field and then sending either Key or Schematic to the graveyard will bring back Bomat Courier or Implement of Combustion, etc. This cycle continue until ornithopter. This meta has a lot of artifact hate so that's why Trawler is great at bringing them back without having the opponent's interference like Pia's Revolution.

MagicMarc on Boosted Artifact Gremlin

6 days ago

I like your deck but wanted to point out something. I have never seen the Scrap Trawler before and I think it makes a very good alternative to Pia's Revolution. But you will not be able to keep returning your Bomat Courier with it in play. If you sacrifice the courier with the trawler in play the only artifact you could return from your yard to your hand are your Ornithopters because they are the only artifacts with a lesser cost than the courier. The Scrap Trawler's CMC is not the one that is checked. The artifact that goes to the yard is the trigger for the cost check done by the ability as it resolves. Which means your converted cost is 1 when it checks the trigger and the only thing less than 1 you have are the Ornithopters. It is still a good card and allows for some repeat plays which I do like though.

Or I may have misunderstood what you said about how you use the card. Anyways, good deck and I am sure it is fun to play too!

ISchock on Gremlin's Ultimatum

1 week ago

Thanks for the tips! I think your Wrangle, Invigorated Rampage, and Kari Zev's Expertise spells are great considering how much we just want to swing in with the Ravenous Intruder without fear of being blocked. Ichor Wellspring definitely needs to replace my Prism since I don't need mana fixing. I really like Treasure Keeper's ability in this deck and I don't know if you see a use for him in yours since he is standard legal, but I just picture him casting Expertise which then lets you cast something else. Or if he casts Scrap Trawler and then you combo off another artifact like Servo Schematic it is a beautiful thing.

Thanks for your comment on your deck feed. It's true that there is nothing new under the sun and we can't know everything that's already out there. I'm glad I ran into you on this site so that my gremlins can thrive and be a little more obnoxious :)

thegigibeast on Slobad - Self-Mill/Eggs (Competitive)

1 week ago

Ok, I see long time no update, but if by any chance you still come here from time to time to look at things and maybe an update...

Scrap Trawlerwas printed and I think it can be awesome with 0 mana artifacts that sacrifice themselves to give mana (like Lotus Petal) or any low cost mana rock with a sac outlet. You could just crack the Lotus Petalfor mana, crack another artifact, return the Lotus Petal to your hands then on the battlefield, then start over again, never needing any more mana to crack your eggs. You could even possibly generate mana with this loop, depending on the artifact you use to produce mana (let's say Krark-Clan Ironworks+ Mana Crypt, this I think would be pretty good with Scrap Trawler).

I would also add in Rite of Flame and Pyretic Ritual, that way you would also have a winning line from the graveyard. Self mill with Basalt Monolith+ Mesmeric Orb, flashback Past in Flames to be able to cast from the graveyard Rite of Flame, Pyretic Ritual and Seething Song into Scrap Mastery, then you get infinite mana from one of the combo included in the deck and you can win from Goblin Cannon. All you need in addition to this combo is to start everything.

splatterb0y on Opps, All Artifacts! copy

3 weeks ago

Well the mana cost was a mistake when I checked it, because I totally forgot about the gimmick of Foundry Assembler with his ability to improvise. Not sure if the deck has enough chances to generate enough mana to make Scrap Trawler work.

splatterb0y on Opps, All Artifacts! copy

3 weeks ago

Thats an awesome idea hippojackfrost1412! I replaced the Foundry Assembler with the Scrap Trawler, less mana cost and similiar stats.

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