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Salvaging Station
Fifth Dawn

Reviewed April 13, 2005

Constructed: 1.90
Casual: 2.50
Limited: 1.60

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Jeff Zandi

5 Time Pro Tour

Salvaging Station
Fred Sanford doesn't even like this card. Basically, Salvaging Station is just too much mana for too little usefulness. If the station returned artifact creatures, it would be a LITTLE better, but this card was never higher than way down the C-list of cards to include in constructed Affinity decks. In limited, Salvaging Station might be useful, but it would almost always be the worst card in your deck.


* Game Store Owner

Salvaging Station - Wednesday

I like this card. It's fun. It's different. Unfortunately, it's a bit combo oriented, so it has some very limited uses. But with all the small tricks you can do, it's worth looking at. And honestly, in an artifact heavy deck it's worth considering if you have enough one casting cost artifacts. However, it won't find it's way into the average deck.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1.5

Paul Hagan

 Salvaging Station --

This has combo potential written all over it -- I'm just not seeing the combo yet. Don't get me wrong -- I'm not saying it isn't out there right now, waiting to be discovered -- I'm saying that I haven't spotted it yet. The only major drawback I see attached to the Station is that it does have a slightly high casting cost, meaning you have a fair amount of set-up that must occur before it can hit play.

Limited makes this card an entirely different story. There, Salvaging Station is mediocre at best, and that's only if you got something special at a 1-Drop or less artifact. Pass it if possible.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.5
Limited Rating: 1.5


 Salvaging Station

Okay, this obviously has combo written all over it. Trouble is, I have no idea what that would be, or if it has already spawned one. I'm going to guess not much of anything, since I don't see it being ordered from my Website at all. =/ So, aside from combos, bleh.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 1.5
Limited - 1.5


Salvaging Station

I just can’t see too many uses for this card. If it costs 6 mana, it better do something good. Sadly, this card can only return small (0 or 1) cc artifacts. Welding Jar, the Spellbombs, and Chromatic Sphere are all cards you can return to play with this. Unfortunately, many of these cards are used up in the beginning, and won’t be needed by the time you cast this. (You can also return Engineered Explosives to your hand for zero incase someone is constantly making tokens.) It’s fun, but since its release in Fifth Dawn, it hasn’t seen play, and it’s a safe bet that this won’t see constructed play in the future.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 1.5
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