Scrap Trawler

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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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Gladiator Legal
Casual Legal
Historic Legal
Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Pioneer Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Arena Legal
Legacy Legal

Scrap Trawler occurrence in decks from the last year

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Scrap Trawler Discussion

firefalcon51 on Iron Giants

1 month ago

CommanderMeanderer Would probably swap Myr Retriever for Scrap Trawler, All Is Dust wont do anything if Mycosynth Lattice is out.

Dormin53 on Sakashima + Armix [[Dimir Partner]]

2 months ago


Ornithopter is a free artifact creature drop. It synergies earlier game with Mox Opal, Chief Engineer and, Armix, Filigree Thrasher. Mid to late game it can be used with Vedalken Archmage for a free trigger. Always having a target to pull back with Scrap Trawler trigger and lastly free sacrifice fodder for either Reshape/Kuldotha Forgemaster.

Thanks for the question, do you have a replacement/suggestion?

Guligal89 on colfenor

2 months ago

Hi! This deck's really crear, good job! I like the ETB approach with some creatures, and I definitely didn't know about Workhorse.

I have some ideas thay may be useful to you: as what I can see, the two main themes you're looking for are aristocrats and artifact combo. Artifacts work as a tribal: the more you have, the verter they are. That means, too, that the less you have, the worse they are. But I don't feel like you wanna go that hard into artifacts, so I recommend you trimming down the Workhorse, Foundry Inspector and Scrap Trawler, as they only get good enough If you have a ton of artifacts, and instead sticking yo X cost creatures, which can easily combo.

My other advice is that you let go some lifegain effects (Soul Warden-like) and put more lifeloss (for your oponente) effects or symmetric effects (Cruel Celebrant).

So TL;DR some artifacts are only worth if you have a shit ton of them and you may add more cards that damage/kill your opponents

Jerakin on Personal 'Emry Forgeworks'

4 months ago

jaymc1130 Thank you for taking a look! Definitely agree that Scrap Trawler isn't as easy to abuse without Intuition but it can still gain you a lot of cards advantage so worth it simply because of that (gets really good with only 1 artifact cost reduction in play!). I also included Mystic Forge for pretty much the same reason. While it isn't busted in the deck because of the absence of Sensei's Divining Top it could still net me quite a few cards because the deck is about 30% artifacts. (At least in theory, a few games of having it out and it have been super strong so I might cut it).

Again thank you so much for sharing your fun deck and for taking a look!

Goblin_Guide on Goblin_Guide

5 months ago

Week of 08252020 Combo

Getting it out of the way early, this one's for all you EDH players:

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero + Mirror of the Forebears.

Cast Mirror, name human or soldier (doesn't matter which, you only have one target). Cast Gerrard. Sacrifice a bunch of creatures/artifacts to Krark-Clan Ironworks or Ashnod's Altar or something. Make Mirror into a copy of Gerrard. Due to the legend rule, one of them is sent to the graveyard and (yes, I checked this in the comprehensive rules) it counts as dying. Send fake-Gerrard to the grave. With its "exile me" trigger on the stack, return it to your hand with one last ability/spell/whatever (Scrap Trawler sac'd to KCI, anyone?), let ability resolve. Everything comes back! If you're lucky this can go infinite pretty easily with KCI or literally a Sol Ring plus a sac outlet even, though it doesn't do much in this case.

You might be wondering why this is a notable combo at all. Why not just return real Gerrard instead? However, in Boros and most artifact decks in general, it's easier to return an artifact to your hand than a creature (because the death trigger will go off on the Mirror, but it will then just be a vanilla artifact in your yard).

firefalcon51 on Iron Giants

5 months ago

CommanderMeanderer,Scrap Trawler seems good. Would probably replace Darksteel Myr with it. All Is Dust would become useless with Mycosynth Lattice. Additionally I prefer wipes that destroy as most of the big ones are indestructible and having Mycosynth Lattice+Darksteel Forge and any artifact sweeper usually wins the game.

CommanderMeanderer on Iron Giants

5 months ago

Looks fun! Have you thought of All Is Dust or Scrap Trawler?

OLucas on Primer: KCI Teshar (cEDH)

5 months ago

I made a budget Teshar deck centered more around artifact cost reduction rather than artifacts that net mana the turn they are played.


A couple of the cards that you could make use from the deck are Scrapyard Recombiner and Ethersworn Canonist.

The first can search for Scrap Trawler and Cathodion (if you choose to also run it). The second is a realy good hate card stoping enemy combos and ensuring only one bit of interaction unless they use removal on it.

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