Hangarback Walker


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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.

Hangarback Walker Discussion

skookes on Retribution Rock (16-9)

1 week ago

Soo... i have no matchups with Slug or Walker, but after seeing the deck struggle this last go around i am trying to find better role players for what the deck is trying to do. So Tron is not a huge part of the meta and now Bridge from Below is banned i decided to take out Field of Ruin , Scavenging Ooze is just a bit slow, and found myself just not seeing the benefit of running any mana dorks. The deck is really greedy for specific colors of mana and not so much wanting to ramp out threats a turn earlier. The synergy of our 1 and 2 drops is such that we really want to establish a board first anyways. The case for Experiment One is that the regeneration is more important than trample. Having so many othe 1/1's and 0/1's were making it difficult for me to trigger evolve and get the train rolling on counters. I had considered Gluttonous Slug before but just never felt i had the room. But it's ability to be triggered by a 1/1, it's incredibly fat butt, it's ease to become a counter battery for larger creatures like Tarmagoyf and various Eldrazi through Retribution seems like a fit. As far as Hangarback Walker it seems like it really helps enables strengths in other cards. Sacrificing it to make Thopter tokens that i can continue to sacrifice for more value or put +1/+1 counters on to finish just seems to give more flexibility and reach.

BMHKain on A Primordial God needs your ...

1 week ago

@bushido_man96: Yeah, I know how it's like myself. Kind of. For me, anyone asked the question "How is you're (Insert section of a family tree.)?", & resonds with "I ate them." are just monsters to me. I too think Family is important as well.

Now, about the Part of the cost; should this also include stuff w/ abilities w/ in it? I personally think Walking Ballista , & Hangarback Walker are just fine here; though the Hydras; I guess they're worth cutting. But what about your suggestions for Krakilin & Anthroplasm ? Are those worth cutting? I'll see what else I can cut for the other things...

Tanukiboi on Urza's Abusement Park

3 weeks ago

jaymc1130 yes! I considered going wide instead of tall. My initial build had Arcbound Ravager + Arcbound Crusher + Retrofitter Foundry + Hangarback Walker and other such cards. I felt like it took the deck into a full spam direction, and other cards for even better synergy. Me thinks Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain might be better suited for that type of build. I do think Mirrodin Besieged offers awesome value to Urza though. I'll see what can go out for it. Thanks!

Ramos_Lomas on Yawgs Win cEDH

3 weeks ago

Nice deck! Really looking forward to see the evolution of the list Isn't Hangarback Walker better than the either of the 2 mana sac fodder creatures?

Alantor on

3 weeks ago


Thank you for you suggestions. I made a few edits on a duplicate deck Modular menace final edit but I think for now I am going to try and keep it completely colorless. I Ran into some trouble finding a way to reliably get red mana without losing some of my lands which provide some utility. I added in some Hangarback Walker because the seem more efficient at putting out flyers than Retrofitter Foundry and I can search with them with Scrapyard Recombiner . Same goes for the Walking Ballista I added but those are for direct damage to creatures.

Thank you though I may still end up needing to splash some red in.

acefalo on Rosheen Hails Hydra

1 month ago

You can Hurricane them to oblivion and/or you can use Spidersilk Armor or even a Vivien, Champion of the Wilds with extra values giving your creatures flash and some search.

Also consider Hangarback Walker (it can also help with flyers) and Walking Ballista .

Life_autonomous on Trigger Warning with Teysa Karlov

1 month ago

Thanks for the input! I actually have Hangarback Walker , Phyrexian Altar , Requiem Angel , Hallowed Spiritkeeper , and Dark Prophecy sitting aside. I definitely see a need for more stuff to chop. I will look at Pitiless Plunderer .

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Hangarback Walker occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%