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Helm of Obedience
(X), Tap: Target opponent puts cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard until a creature card or X cards are put into that graveyard this way, whichever comes first. If a creature card is put into that graveyard this way, sacrifice Helm of Obedience and put that card into play under your control. X can't be 0.
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Helm of Obedience Discussion
16 hours ago
If you want to keep a taxing commander you could use Grand Arbiter Augustin IV instead of thalia and keep her in the 99.
I have played much online recently and at some point someone happened to accidentally join my EDH two player game with a duel commander Thalia deck. It wasn't even bad, it just lacked the explosive power that is available with all the mana artifacts. The spot removal helped that guy overcome the lack of speed, but if there had been another player in the game, it would have been a very bad matchup. If you replace the cards that do little against multiple opponents and add more speed instead, you are definitely on the right way. Also, aggro isn't really competitive with 40 life and the amount of combo decks you face in EDH...you can scrap most of the goodstuff creatures that do nothing but beatdown. Only creatures with a really ridiculous cmc/power like Serra Ascendant can help you with an aggro strategy.
20 hours ago
This isn't control, at best it is prison? And a lot of the prison cards are a bit eh?
2 days ago
5 days ago
I LOVE YOUR DECK!! +1 from me!
Thoughts on Trading Post and Mirage Mirror? I use the post to stop my artifacts from getting exiled, make tokens to block with and/or sacrifice the token for artifact recursion. Lastly the token can be used for a Contamination lock. Mirage mirror is just CRAZY versatility which I think can serve this deck quite well.
What is your plan to deal with artifacts and enchantments? From a glance, all I see if Karn. I usually find All Is Dust, Nevinyrral's Disk, Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, and Oblivion Stone can help with this (albeit at risk of getting rid of your stuff as well).
What are your thoughts of Rings of Brighthearth for the deck? I don't know about your meta's rules for infinite combos, but you can get infinite black mana with Coffers + Urborg + Deserted temple + A couple more lands + Rings.
Also if you are running the leyline you might want to run Helm of Obedience if you like destroying people's will to play magic.
2 weeks ago
What about infinite mana combos? They seem to be a good win con with Oona.
Since you have black you can have enough tutors to make this work.
I would personally suggest to add more counters if you want to run mill since people will hate you and try to get rid of your mill engines and your commander and you don't want your commander to get even more expensive in mana since her costs are already high.
I hope this helped. Greets MA.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
I honestly recommend not going for a graveyard strategy solely because if you get any graveyard hate you can get shut down. I think have a teeny bit of stuff isn't bad, but I definitely wouldn't recommend the whole "dump half my library into my GY" strategy, haha.
That being said, I am in complete support with your game plan here. Bruna can be played a few different ways, but the smoother variation is the Control/Stax shell. That's the build I made for my wife, and it is brutal...if you'd like to see her's for reference/inspiration, I'll link it here. Also, I made a budget version that shares a lot of the same cards if you'd rather see that!
Okay, so now onto the fun stuff!
Here are some card suggestions: Show
- This is a super good way to avoid removal. It isn't shroud (so you can still target Bruna if desired) and it is much better than flickering her. With phasing, all of your auras/equipment/etc stays on, but "stops existing" essentially.
- Basically another "indestructible" aura. Not mandatory, but redundancy is nice. This is just another aura that can be paired with Pariah to because virtually untouchable.
- This could be some additional Stax (see below), if you feel like you need more control
And here are some overall recommendations/advice: Show
Also, I would recommend not doing Enchanted Evening. Trust me, man, I wanted to do it too, but when your lands can be removed by enchantment removal, that's too risky in my opinion.
Those being: Show
Other good inclusions, although they affect everyone, would be: Show
Let me know if you have any questions or anything!
3 weeks ago
Jace's Archivist is a pseudo mill that makes it look like you're being friendly while milling them. Leyline of the Void and Helm of Obedience create a two card BOOP to someone's deck and even gets around them running shuffle clauses.And the Duskmantle Guildmage in your sideboard can be paired with Mindcrank as a two card BOOP as well.Consider using either big butts OR attacking to mill your opponent to death instead of both so you can focus your top decking ability.And since you are running Freed from the Real consider adding some consistency by adding Pemmin's Aura
Best of luck on your deck building, Phenax was my first EDH deck and I still miss it to this day. Happy milling!