Helm of the Host

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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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Arena Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Helm of the Host Discussion

kraizor on Omnath, Locus of Creation feat. Landfall!

15 hours ago

LordTsukune, I am actually considering Spark Double, as I generally like the idea of it. Though as of right now, I do not know what to cut. Do you have some advise in this case?

In Regards of Helm of the Host, I never really liked this card and am still thinking, that the amount of mana you have to spend is worthwhile, due to sacrificing 1-2 turns just by playing this card.

Thank you, for your feedback!

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

6 days ago

Metachemist, Good to hear from you again. By unanimous decision, Armageddon is out and the adjustments have been made. There hasn’t been any final call on adding Helm of the Host. That’s just something I’d add to shake things up a bit for fun, but everything is set as is.

I’m not a “Standard” player, but tough luck for the big guy, Omnath, Locus of Creation, for getting hit with the ban stick in a few formats. I’d be devastated if they took this brute away from me.

plakjekaas on Non-Dimir cEDH Combos

1 week ago

Rest in Peace + Helm of Obedience is a classic one that mills out a player (cards cannot go to the graveyard, so Helm will never mill either X cards or a creature to take)

Twinflame or Heat Shimmer + Dualcaster Mage can make infinite hasty 2/2 human wizards if you keep copying the original spell with the token copies that enter the battlefield. Similar combo's can be achieved with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and a nonlegendary creature that can untap it, like Zealous Conscripts.

Aggravated Assault + Sword of Feast and Famine is an easy recipe for as many combat steps as you like, Godo, Bandit Warlord or Combat Celebrant+ Helm of the Host does something similar.

Spartansean765 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

1 week ago

So as an update on Helm of the Host, it does get targeted pretty quickly, but I run a pretty fair amount of interaction and have been able to keep it round for a few turns on several occasions and it’s pretty stupid. Just imagine four omnaths running while I’m popping 2/3 fetch lands a turn.

Gidgetimer on Can I put +1/+1 counters …

1 week ago

When a permanent refers to itself by name it means "the permanent that this ability is on". It doesn't matter if the permanent has a different name or if there are more permanents of the same name. Sakashima the Impostor will get the +1/+1 counters if she enters as a copy of Kathril, Aspect Warper and you can not put the counters from Helm of the Host copies on the original.

If something affects all creatures with a given name it will say "creatures named..." like on Akron Legionnaire or "with the same name" like on Cylian Sunsinger.

hosshughes on Can I put +1/+1 counters …

1 week ago

when swinging with Helm of the Host? I realize I can put the flying, indestructible, etc. counters on any creature, but can I put the +1/+1 counters created by the copy on the original Kathril or does it have to be the copy?

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

2 weeks ago

I don't think Akroma's Memorial is a bad cut for Purphoros, God of the Forge. I personally enjoy having Akroma's Memorial in the deck, but I've always considered it as a flex card.

Honestly, I'd be better off adding Spark Double over Helm of the Host if one of them were to be included. They're like you said "cute" cards and not a necessity to the build. Just fun thoughts. I hope to hear from Spartansean765 on his matches and how Helm of the Host works out for him.

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

2 weeks ago

Spartansean765, I used to run Helm of the Host in my old Omnath, Locus of Rage deck and that did get ridiculous left unanswered. I can see it being fun to have equipped on Omnath, Locus of Creation while an extra combat guy like Moraug, Fury of Akoum in play. I think I might replace Mina and Denn, Wildborn for it. Thanks for the suggestion!

What does everyone else think about the add/cut?

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