Helm of Possession

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Tempest Rare

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Helm of Possession

Artifact

You may choose not to untap Helm of Possession during your untap step.

(2), Tap, Sacrifice a creature: Gain control of target creature as long as you control Helm of Possession and Helm of Possession remains tapped.

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Helm of Possession Discussion

Rothon on Plunder the Graves 2.0

3 days ago

How has Veldalken orrery been testing? It seems like one of the weaker options atm

You also could include the Grave Titan + Nim Deathmantle combo her if you'd like

As for sac outlets I enjoy Evolutionary Leap personally, an I think Dimir House Guard would be very good here as a sac outlet, and tutor that Meren can recur.

Miren, the Moaning Well is a nice choice being a land, and Greater Good is just plain silly.

Dark Privilege gets an honorable mention for protecting Meren as well as being a sac outlet, and Perilous Forays turns everything into a quasi Sakura-Tribe Elder which is just great with Meren.

Finaly for some value you could consider Attrition or Helm of Possession or even Altar of Dementia as a win con and to mill more creature into your grave.

As far as cuts go, I might suggest Verdant Force, Mazerek, either of the Lillianas, especially of the veil in commander, Birds of Paradise,and Mulch as these are the cards that seem to be the weakest in this format and in your deck.

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

5 days ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

Silber on the locust god edh

1 week ago

Hey, just commenting like I said I would on facebook. An easy cut here is Sulfur Falls because you have two :) Next I'd say Blue Sun's Zenith, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Coat of Arms and Think Twice. The first three are win-more, and I believe that your goal for winning is fairly straightforward, it also involves a lot of mana, not infinte, which these often look for. Coat of Arms helps your opponents, do not reccommend. Running Rapid Hybridization, Pongify and Reality Shift may be overkill, I'd drop one, your choice. In an effort to avoid fluff, I also believe that either Vedalken Shackles or Helm of Possession can get the boot. It may be personal preference, but I don't like Mystic Confluence much, if you don't agree just drop one of my adds. In place of it, I'd add Muddle the Mixture to counter and search, as well as Merchant Scroll for more search, and Fabricate for you guessed it, more search. That's 8 cuts, 3 additions, which bring you to 100. Let me know what you think.

N3XT on Macho Man Madness!

2 weeks ago

Bazaar Trader, Conjurer's Closet, and Synod Sanctum let you steal guys forever if just Flinging 1 guy a turn wasn't enough. Also, the Helm of Possession maybe? Steal a guy with one of your steal effects (attack with it)>sac it to helm to steal another>Brion the guy you just stole. That's stealing and killing 2 guys a turn for 4 mana. You can even steal protection from instants/sorceries like Emrakul, the Promised End with the helm.

dranglupus on Treats for Little Zombie Lovelies

3 weeks ago

Ashnod's Altar will make your life a lot easier. Viscera Seer is another one that people are probably tired of seeing BUT that lil dude is everywhere for a reason.

Helm of Possession is a favorite of mine as far as sac outlets go.

You might be happier with a few more lands as well. High Market, maybe Miren, the Moaning Well too.

Fun stuff here!

WargRave on Yasova taking over control

2 months ago

Just some random thoughts, sorry for the disorder. I don't really have time to organize this atm.

You're extremely light on way to interact with _non_creatures. You're gonna feel real silly as a green deck when you're facing an Asceticism and you don't have so much as a Reclamation Sage to deal with one enchantment. Consider taking out the tapping subtheme and adding Decimate, Beast Within, Hull Breach, or similar cards. Get Cyclonic Rift in there too. You need Turn to Frog much less than more noncreature interaction. Most any creature you can target, you can steal, one way or another, and the ones you can't probably aren't numerous enough to make Turn to Frog worth it.

17/39 is a lot of etb tapped lands. Try to replace some guildgates and Smoldering Crater at least, swap them for untapped dual lands, or conditionally untappeds or basics. I would guess that, while also etb tapped, the U and G vivid lands would serve better than guildgates. High Market has great utility with your gameplan. Opal Palace is possible, it helps with Yasova's power.

FYI, you can tag cards into multiple categories, so Helm of Possession, Grab the Reins, and Demonmail Hauberk can both go under Sacrificing as well. You might want even more sac outlets and fewer steal effects. Your general gives you the second but not the first, so the rest of your deck should provide more of the first and less of the second to ensure you have one of each every turn. It seems like you can do better than Barrin, Master Wizard. What about Ooze Garden? There's always the classics Fling and Birthing Pod.

You need card draw too, and a generous amount. A hand with 4 Threaten effects is a lot worse than one with 3 threaten effects and a Harmonize. At the very least, no Tibalt please. He doesn't even count as a steal effect, he's too slow for that. Shamanic Revelation, Rishkar's Expertise, and Treasure Cruise are all options. Skullclamp can turn your enemy's dorks into cards for you, or just pump up Yasova and give her death insurance. Add some more like Elvish Mystic of your own for more consistency out of the clamp. Life's Legacy and Momentous Fall do double duty. If Yasova is out, Life's Legacy is probably better than a hand of three threatens.

By the way, OG Threaten isn't good enough to make the cut, and Kari Zev's Expertise and Act of Aggression might not be enough of an improvement.

Under your ramp package, Temur Banner should be Commander's Sphere and Nissa's Pilgrimage should be Cultivate to fix your colors. You've got a pretty high curve, so adding even more ramp and bringing down the curve would help. Better to play a spell with 80% power than have a 100% power spell stuck in hand for three turns. Think about exchanging Clone Legion, Nissa's Renewal, and one of the expensive threaten effects with Rampant Growth, Farseek, and Primal Growth which gives another sac outlet. With more cheap fixing, you can run more basics, and therefor fewer etb tapped lands.

Rancor is nice for helping the general, much more efficient than Incremental Growth I think. Stormsurge Kraken seems pretty intimidating but it doesn't advance the gameplan and Yasova herself is pretty easy to remove.

Daedalus19876 on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

2 months ago

Burgdawg: I'll pass on the discard, I think - Thoughtseize could be good, but it doesn't synergize well with the rest of the deck.

I'm not running Helm of Obedience, I'm running Helm of Possession ;)

I have a copy of Temporal Extortion right here, I'm just not sure if it fits here. Thoughts? If you think it's worth including, what would you cut?

Thanks for the comment and +1! :)

isaelis on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

2 months ago

Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget

Sorceries

Victimize

Vicious Betrayal

Tormented Thoughts

Tendrils of Despair

Skulltap

Simplify

Scapeshift

Ritual of the Machine

Reprocess

Primal Growth

Natural Balance

Life's Legacy

Killing Wave

Innocent Blood

Exhume <-- That is nice with Fleshbag Marauder

Eliminate the Competition

Eldritch Evolution

Edge of Autumn

Dread Return

Diabolic Intent

Dead Drop

Curse of the Cabal

Cruel Edict

Consuming Vapors

Choice of Damnations

Chainer's Edict

Caravan Vigil

Bone Splinters

Bog Down

Barter in Blood

Instants

Altar's Reap

Carrion

Constant Mists

Crop Rotation

Culling the Weak

Harrow

Merciless Resolve

Momentous Fall

Plunge into Darkness

Rescue from the Underworld

Tragic Slip

Tribute to the Wild

Urborg Justice

Enchantments

Attrition

Bitterblossom

Black Market

Call to the Grave

Dark Prophecy

Death's Presence

Desolation

Dictate of Erebos

Fecundity

Gate to Phyrexia

Grave Pact

Greater Good

Hecatomb

Infernal Tribute

Lethal Vapors

Lifeforce

Mind Slash

Necrogenesis

Recurring Nightmare

Squandered Resources

Tainted AEther

Lands

Diamond Valley

Dust Bowl

High Market

Lake of the Dead

Miren, the Moaning Well

Phyrexian Tower

Artifacts

Zuran

Trading Post

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Phyrexian Altar

Mortarpod

Jinxed Idol

Helm of Possession

Eldrazi Monument

Demonmail Hauberk

Damping Engine

Claws of Gix

Burnished Hart

Ashnod's Altar

Altar of Dementia

Creatures

Slum Reaper

Shriekmaw

Sadistic Hypnotist

Phyrexian Obliterator

Ghoulcaller Gisa

Dawntreader Elk

Champion of Stray Souls

Bloodbriar

Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Hope you find something useful within all these!

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