Helm of Obedience


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition II Rare
Alliances Rare

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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

Winterblast on Need help to turn a ...

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.

Maybe you consider adding a combo win, such as Rest in Peace and Helm of Obedience.

LeaPlath on MonoWhite Control

20 hours ago

This isn't control, at best it is prison? And a lot of the prison cards are a bit eh?

Have you considered something like this but with Rest in Piece/Helm of Obedience to win?

jchudz on Good... Good... Let the hate flow through you

2 days ago

Alms Collector maybe? Also if you are already running leyline of the void and rest in peace, shouldn't you be on Helm of Obedience?

Profet93 on OVERLORD

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).

Another interesting way to remedy this weakness is with Spine of Ish Sah which you can sacrifice to Claws of Gix or Trading Post.

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.

No Demonic Tutor, Beseech the Queen or Diabolic Tutor? Is that because your commander is a tutor?

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.

MartialArt on Oona, Queen of the Fae EDH

2 weeks ago

What about infinite mana combos? They seem to be a good win con with Oona.

Sth. like Grim Monolith or Basalt Monolith combined with Power Artifact, or Palinchron with Deadeye Navigator or High Tide.

Your Rings of Brighthearth would make a decent combo with Grim Monolith or Basalt Monolith too.

Since you have black you can have enough tutors to make this work.

And why no Helm of Obedience if you run the Leyline? Without combo kills mill decks have a hard time in Commander because of those self reshuffling cards like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre.

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.

freakingShane on Bruna, Antithesis of Sympathy

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!

I would say that the deck should probably have around 20-30 enchantments. You don't want to have too many, but you want to make sure you hit the auras and such that you need.

Here are some card suggestions: Show

And here are some overall recommendations/advice: Show

I would include pretty much every Stax piece that doesn't really affect you.

Other good inclusions, although they affect everyone, would be: Show

1.) Battle Mastery + Eldrazi Conscription = 30 Commander Damage

2.) Battle Mastery + Corrupted Conscience = 10 Poison counters

3.) Eldrazi Conscription + Corrupted Conscience = 15 Poison counters

4.) Pariah + Indestructibility / Shielded by Faith / Inviolability = Damage immunity

5.) Rest in Peace + Helm of Obedience = Completely mill opponent

This is all my opinion though, so obviously keep everything you like! I'm not trying to tell you that anything is bad or that you have to do anything! It's your deck and you should enjoy it! :)

Let me know if you have any questions or anything!

sagegrouse on phenaX Gonna Mill It To Ya

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!

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