Workshop Assistant

Workshop Assistant

Artifact Creature — Construct

When Workshop Assistant dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), return another target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Workshop Assistant Discussion

Squee_Spirit_Guide on Chattering Ordeal

2 weeks ago

Thanks for your insight lagotripha! Semblance Anvil is really interesting. I don't know if it fits in this particular build, because this build is admittedly not optimal ha. I'm trying to jam so much stuff in here for the fun of it that I can't streamline too much :) But I can definitely see it having a home in a more honed version with cost artifacts for imprinting and maybe some fast mana. I hadn't seen Workshop Assistant before and I agree that going that route would make the deck much more reliable.

The deck is really fragile to graveyard hate, I'm hoping the Thoughtseize and pray method will do the trick! It's unfortunate the deck is weak to both graveyard hate and storm hate, which means most sideboards will have multiple answers to it. This deck is definitely more crossing your fingers than actually having an answer :)

lagotripha on Chattering Ordeal

2 weeks ago

Myr retriever has several other options if you're looking to combo - Semblance Anvil+sac outlet, Scrap Trawler/Workshop Assistant as alternative options, or even backup combos that generate gravestorm (flavours of persist/undying).

I've found the combos taken as a group to be reliable because they all share pieces - the battle is packing protection for the graveyard itself and surviving to cast it. Going into black/green and playing a lot of thoughtsieze seems like it has a good chance of that, especially with a grindy backup plan.

In theory playing Painter's Servant and Spellskite for free could set up something big, but I haven't found a way to make that really tick over. I've also thought about creatures with 1 toughness and a death trigger to try and get to high gravestorm - fecundity+heartless and Hangarback/myr sire is a draw two. Still fragile though. Best of luck with the brewing - I hope you figure this one out.

ultima333 on Urza, Lord High Artificer - Critical Mass (v1.3)

1 month ago

A few basic optimizations really stand out to me. For example, swapping Workshop Assistant for the cheaper Myr Retriever or the flying Junk Diver. Etherium Sculptor over Jhoira's Familiar is another- though being fair the former doesn't discount non-artifact legendaries.

Unless you need it as a creature, Spine of Ish Sah is probably better than Meteor Golem especially as it synergizes as sacrifice-fuel, and can be tutored out with Arcum. It has the ability to also take down problematic lands if needed, like Fields of the Dead or a flipped Thaumatic Compass.

I'd also highly, HIGHLY recommend Master Transmuter - she's a wonderful addition, her worst case scenario is flickering your artifacts- getting an additional ETB out of them, by putting back down the same artifact you picked up. Her best is swapping a Sol Ring for a Darksteel Forge at instant-speed.

leesteak on Sai the Guy

3 months ago
  1. Combo 1: Retrievers and Cost reducers
    Requirements:Myr Retriever + Junk Diver OR Workshop Assistant + Ashnod's Altar OR Krark-Clan Ironworks + Cloud Key OR Foundry Inspector OR Jhoira's Familiar
    Process: Have all cards in play. Sacrifice Myr Retriever. Sacrifice Junk Diver, returning Myr Retriever to hand. Play Myr Retriever. Sacrifice Myr Retreiver, returning Junk Diver to hand.
    Result: Infinite Colourless Mana. Infinite Permanent ETBs. Infinite Artifact Casts.
  2. Combo 2: Retrievers and Sol Ring
    Requirements:Krark-Clan Ironworks + Myr Retriever + Junk Diver OR Workshop Assistant + Scrap Trawler + Sol Ring
    Process: Have all cards in play. Tap sol ring. Sacrifice sol ring. Sacrifice Junk diver. Return sol ring to hand. pay sol ring. Tap Sol Ring. Sacrifice sol ring. Sacrifice myr retriever, returning both sol ring and junk diver. Play sol ring and junk diver. Tap sol ring. Sacrifice sol ring. Sacrifice junk diver. return sol ring and myr retreiver to hand.
    Result: Infinite Colourless Mana. Infinite Permanent ETBs. Infinite Artifact Casts.
  3. Combo 3: Top off the top
    Requirements:Sensei's Divining Top + Mystic Forge OR Future Sight + Jhoira's Familiar OR Foundry Inspector OR Cloud Key
    Process: Have all cards in play. Tap Sensei's top to draw a card. Play Sensei's top off the top of library.
    Result: Infinite card draw. Infinite* permanent ETBs. Infinite Artifact Casts.


Payoffs

  1. Altar of the Brood
  2. Goblin Cannon
  3. Staff of Domination
  4. Sands of Delirium
  5. Aetherflux Reservoir

LeonSpires on Sexy Bird Boy: cEDH Teshar

6 months ago

@ Chaotic_Justice Thanks for your suggestions and giving my list an upvote. I appreciate you taking the time to check out my list.

Emancipation Angel is good in more casual lists then mine. The 3 CMC is more problematic here. I am already running Kor Skyfisher and Glint Hawk. If I decide I need another of these effects I will add in Aviary Mechanic (2 CMC). However the better combos in the list use the graveyard and include Junk Diver, Myr Retriever, Scrap Trawler, and Workshop Assistant. The 3 CMC cost here matter less as all the pieces are artifacts and trigger Teshar's ability.

Aetherflux Reservoir used to be in the list before it became more competitive. Yes Walking Ballista is the go to win con but Altar of Dementia, Blasting Station, and Grinding Station also win the game if Walking Ballista is exiled. The problem with Aetherflux Reservoir is it doesn't do much except act as a way to win. All the other ways I mentioned are sac outlets when unable to win on the spot / mill you into the win. If I was to add another win con to the deck I would add Altar of the Brood (also used to be in the deck) as 1 CMC is more likely to be useful in triggering Teshar.

Rings of Brighthearth is tempting. I am very familiar with the combos around it. Used to run Arcum Dagsson cEDH before the Paradox Engine banning. But this list for Teshar is so tight I'm unsure of if there is a place for it here.

The card I have been considering is Voltaic Key / Manifold Key for the value they can get with Grim Monolith, Basalt Monolith, and Mana Vault. Of course I would also love to add Lion's Eye Diamond. If only my budget allowed for it.

raefgall on Rise of the Machines

8 months ago

Some of the low cost graveyard recursion cards like Scrap Trawler, Junk Diver, Myr Retriever, and Workshop Assistant can help keep you going late game when someone removes your combo pieces / best creatures.

Nettlecyst is a great new card that gives you another big body for cheap, definitely better than Pennon Blade, or great along side it.

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