Hangarback Walker


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare

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Hangarback Walker

Artifact Creature — Construct

Hangarback Walker enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

When Hangarback Walker dies, create a 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature token with flying for each +1/+1 counter on Hangarback Walker.

, : Put a +1/+1 counter on Hangarback Walker.

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Hangarback Walker Discussion

MattKepp2 on Large Double Double

4 days ago

I have a very similar deck however I use the Varolz, the Scar-Stripped and Death's Shadow combo to make +26/+26 counters on turn 3-4. Also Walking Ballista would probably be better than Hangarback Walker.

EXOSURE on Ugin Red — Modern under $200

4 days ago

Hi Unlife, thanks for the suggestion!

The main reason I don't run Scrying Sheets is to make Koth's -2 ability as good as possible so that we can always do things like turn 4 Koth into Pia and Kiran Nalaar or turn 6 Koth into Ugin. The way the deck is set up with so many on-board activated abilities like Hangarback Walker, Mind Stone, and Pia and Kiran Nalaar, I feel like Scrying Sheets' ability will be used less frequently than it might be used in other Skred builds. I'll test one copy out though and see if I like it.

Feyamius on Ertai, the Controlly

4 days ago

Mostly Starfield of Nyx, thinking about Scarab God (but I don't really like it, because Ertai is often used as an Esper Zombie tribal commander, so I want to stay as far away as possible from the zombie theme). And I can swarm out with Thopters from Hangarback Walker, Squids from Chasm Skulker or beat with the Kraken from Reef Worm.

Reverie42 on Breya, Etherium Shaper

1 week ago

If you're looking to add a little more consistency to your ability to go infinite, there are a few options:

In terms of possible cuts:

  • As weird as it sounds, Deadeye Navigator is a little awkward in Breya. You're 4-color, so the blue in its activation cost ends up being really awkward. It's not bad, but Breya is so packed with broken options that Deadeye ends up not actually being one of the best things you can do with 8 mana (casting cost + first activation).
  • Training Grounds is probably worth watching. It seems right on the borderline.
  • Hangarback Walker is likely going to end up a little awkward. You have a lot of recursion that puts things directly in to play, which it doesn't work with at all. It's also kind of slow. If you're looking to generate thopters, something like Thopter Spy Network might actually do more work.
  • Vedalken Orrery is probably one to watch as well. Playing at instant speed is fun, but given that you're not running any counters or draw spells, it's largely just giving a modest amount of board protection. In most cases, you're probably not flashing in your whole combo, and if you lose a piece, there's tons of graveyard recursion. Might actually be better to just run 1-2 counterspells.

Jesness on The Further Proliferation of Bad Ideas

1 week ago

This looks awesome so far. I like the small spells, fat creatures approach.

If you have room for another colorless land, Novijen, Heart of Progress makes an alright secondary Gavony Township. Walking Ballista and Hangarback Walker are also colorless and don't trigger your commander, but they're just freakin' sweet if you can proliferate them... maybe with a Fuel for the Cause.

Sage of Fables, Zameck Guildmage, or Novijen Sages might be worth it if you need more funky card draw, and Spike Weaver might be good if you are slower and need a fog effect.

On the other hand, if you wanna go fast, I think a great finisher could be Champion of Lambholt. Retribution of the Ancients is also an amazing way to pick off creatures for one mana.

Finally, some of my favorite janky build-around cards of all time, the counter enablers - Abzan Falconer, Abzan Battle Priest, Ivorytusk Fortress, Mer-Ek Nightblade, Tuskguard Captain, Bramblewood Paragon, etc. These won't make your deck better, but maybe more fun. Big, fun, fat, lifelinky, flying, deathtouchy, tramply 10/10s.

You pretty much already nailed it though. Good stuff as always.

-Orvos- on All American Barbie Doll [RARE!!!]

1 week ago

The journal is just too much mana to get out then 3 more turns to get the clues.

All the ideas I've thought about would require you splashing some blue but one that doesn't require blue would be using the Inventors' Fair. You would also use Inkmoth Nexus, Blinkmoth Nexus or Hangarback Walker to help get the required artifacts. All those also make great chump blockers or little annoying pokers.

Cicjose on Help me make this work: ...

1 week ago

well the best token generators in these colours are Bitterblossom

Hangarback Walker and

Elspeth, Sun's Champion

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