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Cogwork Assembler
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 Cogwork Assembler
- Aether Revolt

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 4.38
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH]: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Cogwork Assembler
I wonder how many of us still remember that the Assembly Worker (it wasn't originally hyphenated) creature type is a direct reference to Mishra's Factory. Of course, the fact that this guy gets boosted by the Factory is clearly not why most people will be using him. Considering how powerful artifact creatures have gotten at times, it's going to be tempting to use him for some sort of ridiculous Blightsteel Colossus attack that takes out about three players in a multiplayer game. You don't need to be told how to do that, but just remember a couple of things: first, that even though the game text specifies haste, it doesn't specify an artifact creature, so start thinking about what you can do with two Panharmonicons. Second, it doesn't have to be your own creature, which is a little unusual for things like this in recent sets - it's not just another use for Blightsteel Colossus, but could be a lesson to your friend not to rely so heavily on his.
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5 
James H.

Cogwork Assembler


7 mana to copy any artifact for a turn is an attractive deal, isn't it? It can be one of your opponent's artifacts, whether it be something big and flashy (like a Gearhulk, or Wurmcoil Engine) or something smaller and cuter. 7 mana is a lot to ask for, though, and this constrains how effective the duplicate can be. This has a lot of potential, but it's only as good as your, or your opponent's, best artifact. 


Besides that, it is a 2/3 for 3, and the stat line makes it decent draft filler with late-game upside.


Constructed: 2.5

Casual: 3.75

Limited: 3.5

Multiplayer: 3

Commander: 3

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