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.
|Want (2)||Ulberth , Ralion|
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|Masters Edition II (ME2)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Helm of Obedience occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Helm of Obedience Discussion
2 days ago
Edit - missed the Standard part at the bottom. Moving your thread to the correct help forum now.
1 week ago
I spelled it soulbound that's why it was auto corrected to southbound which is a common term when telling someone how to find you on the road specifically ones that use jug handle uturns. I believe states outside of NJ call them roundabouts. Anyway, some other combos are Lavinia, Azorius Renegade + Knowledge Pool this makes it so that your opponents can't cast spells anymore.
3 weeks ago
First, I'd run a bit more aggressive removal package.
- Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, and Winds of Abandon are all fantastic cards. All three are strong removal in either the early or late game, with the final one becoming an absolutely devastating sweeper. I'd get rid of Crib Swap and Pacifism.
- If she is having a problem with noncreature permanents and needs some removal that can deal with them, Generous Gift and Chaos Warp are generally better than Banishing Light.
- Blasphemous Act is a great way to reset the board while leaving mana open to cast a new threat.
Personally, I'd lean into a group slug theme--burn everyone equally, with the hope of buffing Anya. She's already running Manabarbs, which is a great option. Burning Earth is another great option. Spellshock can be quite powerful as well in some metas, providing everyone else is casting more spells per turn than she is (she has some large angels, so that's not infeasible).
Or, if she does not want to go a hyper-aggressive group-burn route, Red and White have some great ways to slow down the game. Stranglehold and Aven Mindcensor take away a lot of other deck's primary advantages. Blood Moon can be a nightmare to play around considering how common nonbasics are in EDH. Rest in Peace is an all-around good card and can even take out players if you combo it with Helm of Obedience.
Smothering Tithe is a great option for Ramp, something Boros is lacking and this deck in particular really wants.
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
Is this going to be a deck that aims to use these cards you exile or just mill them out for the win condition?
Without a doubt cards like Codex Shredder and Pyxis of Pandemonium come to mind when its a direct mill to exile effect. However, depending how big your budget can be, you can run something simple like Muddle the Mixture to transmute for Rest in Peace to turn ordinary mill cards such as Glimpse the Unthinkable and Mind Grind and Rest in Peace will then exile them. The more expensive side of things you could play Enlightened Tutor to hit your Rest in Piece as well as Helm of Obedience. Helm of Obedience Rest in Peace is an infinite mill loop for one player at a time...
Starting with a typical U/B mill shell like say, Phenax, God of Deception and using staple cards from there to then encorperate that into an Esper shell.
As far as a Commander goes, something like Sharuum the Hegemon to grab back Altar of the Brood and Mindcrank would not be a terrible option as well. I can see Sydri, Galvanic Genius being a respectable option too! Needless to say, Esper has MANY MANY options to pull from in terms of combo, strategy and cardpool.
Sincerely hope this helped!
2 months ago
Given how you have several ways into infinite mana, maybe some other ways to dump that mana into alternate wincons? Helix Pinnacle , Helm of Obedience , Polukranos, World Eater , Waker of the Wilds , and Whetwheel come to mind.
3 months ago
Hi TypicalTimmy thanks lol.
Crop Rotation is on my Acquireboard, I was waiting till I could get a Gaea's Cradle in there as well, but Inkmoth Nexus definitely enough value, just like having the other tutor outlet if draw the Inkmoth Nexus or Gaea's Cradle to hand.
I picked up a The Great Henge in a draft I did, been thinking how to properly utilize it in this deck. Still under consideration, many utility, just trying to figure it out.
That being said, I gave up trying to tutor artifacts, I need an artifact to combo properly with cats. Now, I've decided, instead of tutoring for an artifact, drawing an entire library to find the artifact is easier. The Great Henge can play an important role, with something like Fleetfoot Panther like TzickyT suggested, or a Whitemane Lion + and Aluren get there with almost infinite +1, and almost infinite draw (bound by cards left in deck). Theres gotta be a way to T2/T3 combo with this. Working on it, stay tuned.
Have a commander tournament tomorrow, so going to spend the morning strategizing on this cats deck with some other cEDH players.
I don't like Winds of Abandon because it's sorcery. CMC2 for exile is ok, but also ramps the player, much like how Path to Exile can be dangerous. What I like about Path to Exile is you can exile your own creature to ramp yourself, so it's a CMC1 ramp as well as a control/removal. Winds of Abandon lose that modularity. CMC6 overload at sorcery speed is just not sexy, Cyclonic Rift is instant, and the overload devastates the board (all permanents) where Winds of Abandon is just creatures which is likely meaningless. Noone does a creature combo and then waits a whole turn for a sorcery response. If it was instant, could be considered.
If anyone has thoughts on a T2/T3 way to draw library, please recommend!
Should have updates for cats soon, my revision of my Kaalia of the Vast deck is done, just one more card to change then that deck goes back into cEDH play testing.