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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.
Helm of the Host Discussion
5 hours ago
thanks for updating the list! I definitely agree with moving Thrasios / Tymna into their own tier. I would also appreciate a Thrasios ban for a healthier Metagame.
With Tymna, the "centralizing mini-game" you mentioned isn't that problematic in my opinion, as the strategy of abusing the low creature count in cEDH is quite a common thing (looking at Edric, Spymaster of Trest , Najeela, the Blade-Blossom or even Tana, the Bloodsower ) and is actually contributing to the diversity of the format.
I would like to hint on the lack of the old Tier 1,5 category. To me there are some Commanders that just don't belong into the same tier. For example, a Niv-Mizzet Reborn + Food Chain Strategy with a consistent T3 win would absolutely rank up higher than a fairly inconsistent Godo, Bandit Warlord Strategy around Stax and Helm of the Host ... To me, that also counts for Teferi, Temporal Archmage , Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge , Tasigur, the Golden Fang or Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder . Please consider to add that category again.
To conclude my comment I would like to recommend moving Azami, Lady of Scrolls from High Power into the Competitive Category. I think that Deck can compete with other Mono U Strategys (Baral, Kefnet - not being as strong as Teferi). In my lokal game store I played several times with Azami in the EDH-Tournament against multiple other cEDH-Decks like Breakfast Hulk, Blood Pod, Shimmer Zur, Gitrog... and I still have to lose a single game with it. While it's a very subjective impression, it just feels wrong to me to see it in Tier 3.
2 days ago
I agree for the most part. Patrol Signaler operates sort of like my commander if I can tap it during combat or with Cryptolith Rite , but it does cost me 1 mana for the token. Regeneration is underpowered for its cost, compared with Wirewood Lodge and Fanatical Devotion . Helm of the Host wants bigger tokens, although could create a copy of my commander to then create more tokens, but this might not be the right deck for it. Nissa's Expedition pretty much sucks as ramp.
But you think Nature's Chosen isn't worth running? It's easily lost to removal, but it does give me one free tap/untap cycle of my commander.
2 days ago
Looks like you only need 5 more cuts, so I'd recommend cutting:
2 days ago
An Ayula with Helm of the Host would probably get out of hand pretty quick.
1 week ago
If you want to make Atraxa Infect I suggest the following,
Privileged Position , Swiftfoot Boots , Lightning Greaves , Time Stretch , Time Warp , Helm of the Host , Rite of Replication , Thassa, God of the Sea , Nylea, God of the Hunt , Vedalken Orrery , Leyline of Anticipation , Alchemist's Refuge .
1 week ago
It's hard to say the exact numbers of which type of card but a rough estimate could be:
1 Commander -KTV
35 lands -
8 ramp pieces - 2 cost mana rocks that generate multi colour should form the majority of this. This is with the aim to get KTV out turn 3 or ensure that she is out turn 4 after a protection or haste piece is dropped turn 3 protection. I would recommend the three signets, the three Talismans, Fellwar Stone , Coldsteel Heart . This is key, Swing with kalia a turn earlier makes her harder to deal with.
6 Removal pieces - you are in some of the best colours for removal creatures with removal built in should be in the creatures slot
8 Protection pieces - as multimedia stated, in this case this should include any creatures that offer protection.
27 Creature bombs - this is where the deck can get very pricey generally the ridiculous cards that if dropped turn 4 can be silly are expensive $$ but budget versions can be used to devastating effect. It will be easy to find the expensive ones but the cheeper ones are Reya Dawnbringer Angel of Serenity Angel of Despair Tariel, Reckoner of Souls Archfiend of Depravity ...
9 high synergy cards - Haste enablers should be in here (unless they also offer protections),cards to enclude could be Strionic Resonator , Helm of the Host , Dragon Tempest Fervor Whip of Erebos Unburial Rites ...
1 week ago
Black can also be for reanimation and tutors. Angel of Despair is a good Orzhov Angel and Rune-Scarred Demon is a good Demon. With Kaalia you play a lot of high CMC creatures because her ability lets you cheat these creatures onto the battlefield. There's however a drawback when playing so many high CMC creatures, it can make your overall deck's mana curve clunky to play, but you'll have this problem with any Angel deck because many Angels have high mana costs. If Kaalia is getting to attack and you're getting to cheat creatures onto the battlefield then you're in a good position. This is however not always the case thus want back-up plans, other ways to take advantage of high CMC creatures without Kaalia. Build your deck in a way that you're not completely relying on Kaalia in a game.
Reanimation can be a back-up plan. Ways to get high CMC creatures out of your hand/library into your graveyard and then onto the battlefield. Or ways to reanimate your dead creatures or even Kaalia since she will be a prime target for opponent's removal. Some options are:
- Animate Dead
- Karmic Guide
- Emeria Shepherd
- Nahiri, the Harbinger
- Buried Alive
- Faithless Looting
- Tormenting Voice
- Demonic Tutor
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Diabolic Intent
Another back-up plan is ramp especially Signets and Talismans. High CMC creatures have high mana costs which ramp can help with to cast them without needing Kaalia. Low CMC mana rocks (0-2 CMC) also help to ramp into Kaalia which is good. Some options are:
- Sol Ring
- Talisman of Hierarchy
- Talisman of Conviction
- Talisman of Indulgence
- Rakdos Signet
- Orzhov Signet
- Boros Signet
- Fellwar Stone
- Mind Stone
- Knight of the White Orchid
Other back-up plans can be other ways to cheat high CMC creatures onto the battlefield or combo finishers. Some options are:
- Quicksilver Amulet
- Sneak Attack
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Restoration Angel
- Aurelia, the Warleader + Helm of the Host
With Kaalia you want lots of protection and haste enablers because you want to be able to attack with her the turn you play her and you want to be able to protect her so she can do this. Some options are:
- Mother of Runes
- Giver of Runes
- Grand Abolisher
- Swiftfoot Boots
- Lightning Greaves
- Defense Grid
- Boros Charm
- Dragon Tempest
- Mass Hysteria
Kaalia can provide a lot of value especially if you can successfully cheat a high CMC creature onto the battlefield the turn you play her then you're in a really good position in a game. For instance with Kaalia cheat Aurelia, the Warleader onto the battlefield. Aurelia gives you another combat phase thus another creature can be cheated onto the battlefield with Kaalia because she gets to attack again.
1 week ago
Helm of the Host occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%