Hanweir, the Writhing Township

Legendary Creature — Eldrazi Ooze

Trample, Haste

Whenever Hanweir, the Writhing Township attacks, put two 3/2 colorless Eldrazi Horror creature tokens onto the battlefield tapped and attacking.

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Hanweir, the Writhing Township Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

Jhyalli, Gavel of Paludaria

Legendary Creature - Zombie Dragon

Flying, Trample, Infect

At the beginning of your combat phase, you may put a -1/-1 counter on any number of creatures you control, then sacrifice all creatures you control without a -1/-1 counter on them.

: Target creature you control gains Undying.

: Target creature you control gains Persist.


I'd like a legendary creature made generic, like before they were notable:

Akki Lavarunner  Flip, Kitsune Mystic  Flip, Cunning Bandit  Flip, Budoka Pupil  Flip, Bushi Tenderfoot  Flip, Callow Jushi  Flip, Hired Muscle  Flip, etc. but not necessarily a transforming card. Disruptive Student and Hanweir, the Writhing Township from Hanweir Battlements+Hanweir Garrison are also cool possibilities, any other ideas I'm eager to see!

Daxos23 on Saskia's Superslam

6 months ago

Your average cmc is pretty high for an aggressive deck, and you only have 6.5 pieces of ramp to offset that so you may find you're coming out too slow. You've got tons of huge powerful creatures but most of them don't have any way to push damage through; maybe trade two of your six haste effects for some trample(Archetype of Aggression,Siege Behemoth), flying (Victory's Herald), or Champion of Lambholt type cards. I count nine different anthem effects, but again because your creatures are so expensive you're probably not going to have many creatures out at once so those effects become less valuable. Maybe add a few efficient token producers to help take advantage of them (like Assemble the Legion, March of the Multitudes, or Hanweir Garrison/Hanweir, the Writhing Township) or just cut them for more ramp so you can get more of the big stuff out faster. Hope this helps.

Coward_Token on I know this isnt legal ( Slivdrazi Monstrosity )

10 months ago

Flavor aside, I think you should cut the big Eldrazi (aside from card: It That Betrays, and maybe Spawnsire of Ulamog ) and focus instead on going wide with Eldrazi/Sliver tokens to take advantage of the fact that the Slivdrazi only gives out one Annihilator 1 per person. If so, token makers to consider: Sliver Hive , Birthing Boughs , Pawn of Ulamog , Sifter of Skulls , Hanweir, the Writhing Township 's components (Garrison is pretty useless but Battlements is decent since you want to attack for Annihilator), From Beyond , Growth Spasm

Also Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest to take advantage of sac triggers alongside of "It..."

Hivestone for redundancy, maybe Arcane Adaptation too

Devoid rewards: Tomb of the Spirit Dragon , Ugin, the Spirit Dragon , All Is Dust , Ravnica at War

Maybe Ghostflame Sliver for devoid redundancy

heckproof on Naya's War Command

1 year ago

Why not run a single copy of Hanweir Battlements ? It won’t come up often, but Hanweir, the Writhing Township is just an absolute beating. It snowballs so quickly

RicketyEng on The Eldrazi Titans may still …

1 year ago

There is another fan theory I've heard of which suggests that Brisela, Voice of Nightmares and Hanweir, the Writhing Township were the beginnings of two new eldrazi titans to replace Ulamog and Kozilek.

Also, just standing to be counted among those who actually like the Gatewatch.

BMHKain on 4 simple favors & I'll …

1 year ago

@landofMordor: Well, would it? Also, I put both Meld duos in the deck in case they're needed. But I still have one last question to ask: What can bypass the "You Lose the Game" Clause in Boros' colors besides Sundial of the Infinite? Also, I found spot removal compatable for Sunforger for everything but Planeswalkers. I wonder why...

Finally, how good are Brisela, Voice of Nightmares, & Hanweir, the Writhing Township? Wish I could ask about Graf Rats, Midnight Scavengers, & Chittering Host... Not in Boros' Colors unfortunately...

Exxie97 on Alesha Re-animator

3 years ago

Hanweir Garrison can generate a good amount of tokens and works pretty well with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death. Then you could put in the other half (Hanweir Battlements) and go for Hanweir, the Writhing Township!
Anyway nice deck. +1

Elijia on Naya Humans

3 years ago

GolgariGreenthumb, Battlements takes up space that is better spent on other cards. The problem with it, is that this is a 3 colour deck, and the card takes up a slot that is better filled by other land cards.

Compound that with the fact that Garrison tends to swing as a 3/4 or a 4/5, with 2/2 or 3/3 humans in this list anyways. The creature type is an important factor for this list. The big payoff for wanting Hanweir, the Writhing Township is the larger tokens, and not necessarily the larger power line, which is moot when you consider cards like Metallic Mimic and Mayor of Avabruck affecting your tokens before and as they enter, and cards like Thalia's Lieutenant afterwards, and all the triggers that they cause on existing Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant.

TL;DR: Hanweir, the Writhing Township doesn't do enough on its own in a tribal list with lots of synergies to warrant 3 to 8 slots that are better spent on land and other creatures.

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