Workshop Assistant


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Common

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Workshop Assistant

Artifact Creature — Construct

When Workshop Assistant dies, return another target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Workshop Assistant Discussion

kamelyan on Arcum Dagsson EDH

2 days 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).

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Commander / EDH kamelyan


Amun on

1 month ago

I have not had much luck with running under 22 lands. I do agree with losing Workshop Assistant. I played the deck today, that card did not work.

Darth_Savage on

1 month ago

Amun, this looks better, still... I'd suggest:

  1. -4 Workshop Assistant & +4 Myr Retriever
  2. -2 Fodder Launch & +2 Dismember
  3. -3 Artillerize & + 1x Pia's Revolution + 2x Salvage Titan
  4. -5 Swamp, -3 Dragonskull Summit + 4x Signal Pest +4 Mountain

As I said earlier your deck can be mono-red and with your reduced mana curve you don't need 22 land, I'd probably play 18, but if your uncomfortable then run 20. You want to have 4x of Pia's Revolution, it's the card your deck is built around.

Darth_Savage on aetherborn-artifact deck

1 month ago

Hi hedgehog_henry,

Your deck is drawing almost exclusively from the standard card pool, but with the modern pool there are some cards which are direct upgrades. For example you have Workshop Assistant but Myr Retriever does the same thing and costs less to play. Another example would be Foundry Assembler, in a mono black deck with just swamps, why not play Dross Golem instead?

Your deck also seems to want to do two things, be Aetherborn tribal and be an artifact deck, that sort of schism tends to result in a less optimal deck. Which brings me to my next point, you aren't running 4x of any of your cards, not even an all star like Gifted Aetherborn, this means your deck will have little or no consistency over several games.

If you were wanting to go the black artifact route then; Vault Skirge, Phylactery Lich and possibly Scrapheap Scrounger, Glaze Fiend or Painsmith alongside Chief of the Foundry Ornithopter and Foundry Inspector this would give a reasonable artifact based aggro structure.

If on the other-hand you really want to do Aetherborn tribal then; Midnight Entourage, Adaptive Automaton, Weaponcraft Enthusiast and possibly Defiant Salvager and Flayer Husk alongside Aetherborn Marauder and Gifted Aetherborn, this is probably more mid-range than aggro, but it would be a start.

My last point is on removal, if a removal spell costs more than it isn't really viable. In mono-black on a budget use Victim of Night, Smother or Grasp of Darkness and if your not on a budget Fatal Push.

I hope that is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.

Corrosive_Cat on Muzzio's Machinations

4 months ago

Arch of Orazca would make a good replacement for Blighted Cataract, Metalwork Colossus is probably pretty funky and there's some good jank you can do with it, Grand Architect, Soldevi Machinist, Vedalken Engineer and Renowned Weaponsmith could be cool too, and Workshop Assistant is more recursion if you needed it. Cool deck!

Bchong on One Egg Man

4 months ago

I play eggs quite a bit as well, and I think you should put in Workshop Assistant Metalspinner's Puzzleknot, I know that theme of your deck means that you want to slap someone in the face but I think you should consider more options to killing people like Aetherflux Reservoir or Disciple of the Vault.

I think you should put in the Terrarion and Quicksmith Genius (there is a sensei's top and quicksmith combo). I find that I can dump my deck into the graveyard quickly(which is ultimately what an eggs deck wants to do).

Although I find that Quicksmith Genius is to mana intensive to play sometimes.

It might just come from a different vision of the deck but you don't have easy ways to win other than just looping artifacts with pia/jeskai on the board. You don't have easy things like Paradox Engine, Temple Bell, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Basalt Monolith, cheap one mana draw spells.

You also have dead cards Clock of Omens Salvaging Station Reshape Trinket Mage (doesn't currently do anything) Voltaic Key (doesn't currently do anything)

You have weak cards Daretti, Scrap Savant Fact or Fiction Mystic Monastery Path of Ancestry Lotus Bloom (unless you t1 lotus)

In addition it seems like you are unable to actually utilize most of the spellbombs because they are too colored mana intensive. You don't run all of the eggs from odyssey that you can. You also don't have any interaction with your opponents. Other than that you basically got eggs down.

JerryW72 on Would you like a servo with that?

5 months ago

Thanks for the comment! I don't know if you noticed that I also have two Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip which are legendary lands that have the ability to give me A LOT of mana in this deck.

As for Augmenting Automaton and Workshop Assistant, I just had them in here, because I was using cards that I currently owned to see if this was even a good idea before I put money into it. Augmenting Automaton has been a nice card to be able to pump up early game and block or get some attacks in. To be honest though I've not used Workshop Assistant's ability.

I'll look into adding Reckless Fireweaver into the deck and see what happens!

Thanks for the ideas!

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