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Helm of the Host
Legendary Artifact — Equipment
At the beginning of combat on your turn, create a token that's a copy of equipped creature, except the token isn't legendary if equipped creature is legendary. That token gains haste.
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Helm of the Host Discussion
4 hours ago
Thanks for the advice multimedia. I agree that Rhys the Redeemed would be a very good Commander for this deck, but it is too expensive, and is my first planned upgrade card. However, I rather having Trostani, Selesnya's Voice as the Commander instead of Emmara, Soul of the Accord, as within the deck there are some bigger tokens as populate targets, such as Giant Adephage and Phyrexian Processor. I also plan on using Helm of the Host as a way of making some of the other creatures in the deck tokens, like the Archangel of Thune or Crested Sunmare, or even Trostani herself, and I think that these interactions tie in better with the life gain and populate effects of Trostani. I’m also thinking of adding Bramble Sovereign for more of these effects
1 day ago
Trostani Discordant does go well with your commander, but i think Trostani, Selesnya's Voice would be a better match. Helm of the Host duplicates creatures you like into tokens and then Trostani, Selesnya's Voice duplicates them for Advent of the Wurm, Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree, Darien, King of Kjeldor, Trostani's Summoner, Emmara, Soul of the Accord and March of the Multitudes help get tokens out. Glare of Subdual lets you pretty much prevent all damage dealt to you because you have a bunch of little tokens to tap. Emmara Tandris is good with tokens.
Ratgut on Rat Attack
1 day ago
Personally I would recommend some variety or options.
There are a lot of decks that can either outgrow or outaggro your deck, or even just shoot every rat down.
Especially after the first 3-4 turns, just playing 1 rat per turn is not going to cut it... if you even draw one.
Maby putting in some card draw, unblockable/shadow/fear or protection for your rats might help imo. But then again, I never played with a similar deck.
Some options in the standard range i could find are: Soul Salvage Retrieving some casualities Memorial to Folly Same, but it doesn't take the place of a rat Zhalfirin Void to make sure you consistently draw a rat Abnormal Endurance protection or some extra punch Cobbled Wings flying Helm of the Host imo is a staple in this deck Not a staple is Sword-Point Diplomacy but personally I would play it.
Hope this helps.
2 days ago
What do you think about Helm of the Host? It's just awesome on a Chupacabra for example.
4 days ago
What if you put in Helm of the Host to duplicate Ruric Thar and deal extra damage that way?
5 days ago
I realize the power of Helm, but every time I draw it, it just feels so clunky. 4 to cast, 5 to equip, and hope no one interacts. If Brudiclad isn't on the field or you don't have a Combat Celebrant or enough mana to activate Timestream Navigator, it doesn't feel too great.
Trading Post comes in because of its versatility. It draws cards, gains life, creates tokens, and can even get artifacts out of the graveyard and back to your hand. There have been many times where I want to get rid of a Mana Crypt that is putting me in danger and turning that into a card seems like the best way to get rid of it. I always have thopters or servos around to either gain life or draw cards with.
5 days ago
As for suggested cards, I agree with BS-T that there are a few cards in here that will tend to under perform, especially the larger legendary creatures. I'm saying that they are bad, just that you shouldn't rely of getting Helm of the Host to make it work. You have the right idea when it comes to putting in cards like Ancient Stone Idol, Blightsteel Colossus, Sharding Sphinx. Getting a token of one of these cards is almost gonna guarantee you a victory. These are the kinds of cards that you wanna be running. So lets add some cards that do this.
Cards like Reef Worm, Scuttling Doom Engine, and Hangarback Walker are gonna protect you from the inevitable board wipe. Lets be honest if you're playing tokens, board wipes will all kill you. And people will definitely be saving them to use on you.
Efficient Construction, Tamiyo's Journal, Clone Legion, and Metallurgic Summonings will help you rebuild your board state just in case you're on the receiving end of a Cyclonic Rift. A card that has become far too common in the commander/EDH format.
I hope that my suggestions help you in some way. I tried to explain my reasoning as best I could. Either way the important thing is that you have the information. However you decide to use it is up to you.