Scrap Trawler

Legality

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.

Scrap Trawler Discussion

everythingervery on Sai, master thopterist

3 days ago

It's important to remember that all artifacts cost 1 less due to Foundry Inspector and that anytime an artifact gets put in to your graveyard, Scrap Trawler will trigger and allow you to return an artifact from graveyard to hand.
- Step 1: Have everything on the field at the same time.
- Step 2: Use the Lotus Petal to float 1 blue. (Current floating 1x)
- Step 3: Use the Sol Ring to float 2 colorless. (Current floating 1x 2x)
- Step 4: Use the Trading Post to sac the Sol Ring to draw a card. (Current floating 1x 1x)
- Step 5: Scrap Trawler triggers off the sacrificed Sol Ring and you return a Lotus Petal to hand. (Current floating 1x 1x)
- Step 6: Cast Lotus Petal and get a Sai, Master Thopterist trigger. (Current floating 1x 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 7: Use the Lotus Petal . (Current floating 2x, 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 8: Tap the Foundry Inspector and the Clock of Omens to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 2x 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 9: Sacrifice the Myr Retriever using Trading Post to return the Lotus Petal , the Sol Ring and any other artifact in your graveyard you want to hand. (Can't choose Myr Retriever . If you could this would be so much easier.) (Current floating 2x, 0x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 10: Cast the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring to get two Sai, Master Thopterist triggers. (Current floating 2x, 0, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 11: Use the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring . (Current floating 3x, 2x, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 12: Tap two untapped 1/1 Thopter to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 3x, 2x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 13: Use the Trading Post to sac the Sol Ring to draw a card. (Current floating 3x, 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 14: Scrap Trawler trigger to return the Lotus Petal to hand. (Current floating 3x, 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 15: Cast the Lotus Petal to trigger Sai, Master Thopterist . (Current floating 3x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 16: Use the Lotus Petal . (Current floating 4x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 17: Tap a 1/1 Thopter and the Junk Diver to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 4x, 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 18: Sajunk diver Junk Diver c the to the Trading Post to return the Lotus Petal , the Sol Ring and the Myr Retriever to hand. (Current floating 4x, 0x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 19: Cast the Lotus Petal , the Sol Ring and the Myr Retriever and get Sai, Master Thopterist triggers. (Current floating 3x, 0x, four untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 20: Use the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring . (Current floating 4x, 2x, four untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 21: Tap two 1/1 Thopter to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 4x, 2x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 22: Use the Trading Post to sac the Sol Ring to draw a card. (Current floating 4x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 23: Scrap Trawler trigger to return Lotus Petal to hand. (Current floating 4x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 24: Cast Lotus Petal and get a Sai, Master Thopterist trigger. (Current floating 4x, 1x, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 25: Use Lotus Petal . (Current floating 5x, 1x, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 26: Tap an untapped 1/1 Thopter and the Myr Retriever to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 5x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 27: Use the Trading Post to sac the Myr Retriever to return the Lotus Petal the Sol Ring and the Junk Diver to hand. (Current floating 5x, 0x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 28: Cast the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring and get Sai, Master Thopterist triggers. (Current floating 5x, 0x, four untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 29: Use the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring . (Current floating 6x, 2x, four untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 30: Cast Junk Diver and get Sai, Master Thopterist trigger. (Current floating 6x, 0x, five untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 31: Tap two 1/1 Thopter to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 6x, 0x, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 32: Go to step 13. Step 31 is the same as step 12 but now you have two additional 1/1 Thopter and 6x mana instead of a mix of 3x and 2x.

everythingervery on Sai, master thopterist

3 days ago

I found a combo for your deck but it takes 7 cards and your commander.
It needs:
1x Clock of Omens
1x Lotus Petal
1x Sol Ring
1x Trading Post
1x Foundry Inspector
1x Junk Diver
1x Myr Retriever
1x Scrap Trawler
1x Sai, Master Thopterist

32 step infinite combo Show

Gidgetimer on Is there an alternative to ...

6 days ago

You seem to be bouncing all over the place today. Grim Monolith and Mana Reflection do indeed make infinite mana, as would Basalt Monolith . The monoliths untap for 3 and 4 and would tap for 6, netting you mana per activation and untap.

Rings of Brighthearth and Basalt Monolith work for infinite mana, you don't need a reusable source of 2 generic, simply an initial infusion. You would activate the untap and copy costing you 5, 3 of which would be floated from the monolith. You then allow the first untap to resolve, tap for mana, allow the second to resolve, tap for mana, and have 6 floating and can make another 6 by spending 5 of it, netting a mana. Grim Monolith would allow you to infinitely untap, but nets no mana without another card since it costs 4 to untap.

I do know of a 5 card combo that makes infinite colorless at sorcery speed, but it takes up an awful lot of card spots and tutors if you are not already running all the pieces. A sacrifice effect Myr Retriever , Scrap Trawler , Paradox Engine , and 3 mana from any non-land sources (including the monoliths) makes infinite mana. I'm not sure if you were looking for a way to do this without Paradox Engine , but thought I'd offer it since you may already be running 3/5 of the pieces.

I don't know if this is in any way helpful, but thought I'd put it out there since you seemed to be a bit confused on if those interactions worked. If you were trying to say something else pardon the confusion.

Commissioner05 on Pia's Rocks

3 weeks ago

@Saljen I don't like the Vedalken Archmage since it costs 4, but the other suggestions seem pretty cool, espceially the Scrap Trawler and Mind Stone . Grim Lavamancer is a good idea if I get rid of Slag Fiend , and Dark Confidant seems really good! As for Seismic Assault , I would probably use Molten Vortex over it since it is not 3 red mana, which can be hard to cast.

wonderboyrox on You just got Noped!

3 weeks ago

Alright, so.. I like where your head is at with this reply. Now that you've got a better idea of what I'm trying to accomplish here, let me address your new suggestions.

Vault Skirge over Thopter. Skirge is a fantastic card, no denying it.. BUT, Thopter offers me something that Skirge can't. A potential T1 5/5 flyer. I don't care what modern deck you're playing.. anyone that has an opponent dropping a 5/5 flyer on T1 is going to have sweaty palm syndrome for the duration of the round. Albeit, it isn't the most likely thing to happen.. But, A T1 Citadel, Opal, and Thopter isn't impossible.. and yes, I've had it happen. Even if the Ensoul doesn't happen until T2.. it gives me the opportunity to get a soft lantern lock out on T1, with a ready attacker on T2. It's really a question of speed vs lifelink.. and since my goal with this build was more aggro than traditional lantern builds, perhaps you can understand my decision.

Scrapheap Scrounger is a no-go for this deck. Why? My creature base is extremely lite. It just wouldn't be as effective as you would otherwise think. Also, it ties up mana.. which "could" slow down the deck, has zero evasion for when I may throw an Ensoul on it.. and can't even chump block for me.

Scrap Trawler is again a very interesting suggestion. I like this a lot, and appreciate the versatility of giving me another angle to work from. Whether it's a MB or SB card.. would really just require some playtesting.. But I like it. (Also, another reason to keep Thopter in. lol)

As for Glaze Fiend and Painsmith , all I have to say is.. eh.. maybe?? They really don't seem to fit the flow or direction of the deck. Both of these cards reward multiple artifact drops in the same turn.. like something you'd see in a storm deck. And beyond my first couple of turns.. I'm not puking my hand out. In fact, with one of these cards in my opening hand.. it would almost encourage me to hold on to those otherwise early drops.. until these guys could attack. Which slows down the whole plan and could really be more a detriment than anything.

And.. Inkmoth Nexus is a "temporary" artifact creature with evasion.. meaning, if I were to ever Ensoul it, I would lose the enchantment at the end of turn. Also, being a colorless land, it doesn't do anything to help my manabase.. and it can't help activate things like the Opal. So, I don't really see the benefit of having that in this type of deck.

Darth_Savage on You just got Noped!

3 weeks ago

From what you've said, I'll tailor this suggestion to the offensive rather than defensive, though why not have a little of both? What I'd like to suggest as a first change is replacing Ornithopter with Vault Skirge . The Skirge can be played for 1 mana and is a superior creature to the thopter, mostly thanks to lifelink, which is of-course a slightly defensive ability... Next is a choice of two, I add 4x of either Scrapheap Scrounger or Scrap Trawler , to make the space -2x Apostle's Blessing and -2x Tezzeret's Touch. Why one of the two scrappers? Simply put recursion, against your deck I'd side in artifact hate, not graveyard hate, one of these cards gives you a different angle of play. The last thought I had is two cards which no-one plays, but perhaps your deck could leverage Glaze Fiend and Painsmith , they aren't cards I'd run 4x, maybe as 2x? Or one card that does see play Inkmoth Nexus ...

I fully understand the desire to do something a little different, I started with a very of-the-shelf Hollow One deck, I've been playing on and off for 20 years so I already had Faithless Looting , Burning Inquiry and Goblin Lore , sitting in a box. Fast forward to now, the deck I'm playing is very different to the stock Hollow One, it has Adorned Pouncer and Soulflayer in it for starters. Here's the thing though, it's still essentially a red aggro deck, the core enablers are still all present, just my payoffs are different.

Why the tale above? You have marked this deck as a control deck and literally called it You just got Noped! which is evocative of Counterspell . This led me down the path of providing control based suggestions, but that isn't really what your looking for. Stall, bounce and counter is what control decks generally do, I'm not against thinking outside the box, but by definition when looking at someone else's deck list, without a description detailing their goals, suggestions tend to be made based on known factors. I hope my opening comment has introduced you to at least a couple of cards you weren't aware of or hadn't considered, good luck with your brew.

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Scrap Trawler occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0,03%

Green: 0,36%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,6%

Red: 0,11%

White: 0,06%

Blue: 0,08%

Golgari: 0,03%

U/R (Izzet): 0,08%