Helm of Awakening


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Visions (VIS) Uncommon

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Helm of Awakening


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Helm of Awakening Discussion

Trolldier_of_Fortune on H͟E̤̜̓̓ͬ͟ ̟̯͟C̸̙̻̙͂O͓̻͓̹̱Mͦ̾ͫ҉̬̘͕E͔͐͗̋͊̓̚S̮͖ͨ͌ͭ̏̃͊

11 hours ago

Oh man, Mirage Mirror . No need to sell me on that card honestly, it's great. The only reason it's not already here is because I've neglected to update this list in a while because I hadn't been able to play much the past couple years. That absolutely needs a spot. I forget it can copy lands, so it can actually be a third way to pull off a sneaky Dark Depths combo if need be as well. That's pretty sweet.

I've run Mindslaver before here, and I ended up cutting it. It's fun, but I needed the spot for Kaladesh tech. Clutch Emrakul, the Promised End casts have won games for me before though. Helm of Awakening is pretty gnarly, I may have to test it and see if I can't make it work for me. I'm just not a fan of symmetrical effects.

As for the 100 Strip Mine s, I put 100 there because it wouldn't let me add a million. "You really need 1000000x Strip Mine, huh?" YES I DO TAPPEDOUT, MAY I PLEASE HAVE THEM? I figure if I keep that there for long enough, I will eventually get at least one.

I could use a sell on Tangle Wire . I like it, and I bet I could get it past my group, but how do I break parity with it? Clock of Omens kind of things I would guess? I mean, I guess tapping the Wire to itself is a cheeky cheat, but you seem to know something I don't that makes it go from good to incredible.

As for your puzzle, hell, challenge accepted. I too am a fan of Rube Goldberg machine plays.

I'm not sure if you had a way to actually end the game proper from there in mind but this is what I came up with. One player has no deck, and the rest have no boards, so realistically everyone scoops and the hypothetical players here probably never play with me again. God I love colorless.

Wurwilf on H͟E̤̜̓̓ͬ͟ ̟̯͟C̸̙̻̙͂O͓̻͓̹̱Mͦ̾ͫ҉̬̘͕E͔͐͗̋͊̓̚S̮͖ͨ͌ͭ̏̃͊

13 hours ago

That was a quick reply. $70 for a mana crypt?? I'm jealous. I'm proud of my collection too, having seen Ugin, Rings, and Crypt all double in price since I bought them.

I completely understand you not wanting to start a stax arms race. I guess some people like untapping their cards, god knows why. I know you've decided against it, but Tangle Wire is so stupidly good in EDH, I just have to mention it one more time. Of all the tap effects, Wire holds a special place in my cold, dead heart.

A card I forgot to mention is Mirage Mirror , which not only can make a little mana, but can also serve as a sac outlet for Kozi due to the legend rule, as well as serve as an emergency Kozi duplicate WITH HASTE. If you're feeling combo-inclined, Mirror can duplicate Inventors' Fair to set up a near-certain win with a double-tutor. Not only that, but you aren't limited to your own permanents. See a Necropotence ? Now it's MY Necropotence.

Otherwise, Mindslaver shenanigans are fun, although I'm sure you were already aware of that. Helm of Awakening can be dirty, but you'd better be prepared to win if you play it.

I see you've added 100 Strip Mine s to the maybeboard. I'm not sure that's enough. Also, I've tried (and cut) Lotus Petal myself. It's decent enough in your opening hand, but pretty poor at any other point in the game.

I love coming up with puzzles and challenges involving unique interactions in these sorts of decks. To show off the power of Mirage Mirror , I've come up with a puzzle for you.

Board: Metalworker , Inspiring Statuary , Sensei's Divining Top , Clock of Omens , Rings of Brighthearth , Mirage Mirror (and no lands)

Hand: Unwinding Clock , Sculpting Steel

Goal: Win the game against 3 players with 40 health this turn. The top of your deck is irrelevant (let's say that all 6 Wastes are on top).

Ignore the puzzle if it's not your thing. Thanks for taking the time to give such a detailed reply.

NV_1980 on Fblthp - Look Ma, no creatures!!

2 weeks ago


You mention Helm of the Host in your description, but we assume that should actually be Helm of Awakening . We would really recommend a Reliquary Tower and/or Spellbook in order to cope with more than 7 cards in your hand. Other than that ..., meh, this isn't really the kind of deck we would want to build as it can only ever be played once against the same group of people. But hey, if this makes you happy, go for it.


Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

hkhssweiss on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

1 month ago

Hmmm for an alternative win con and such, I usually go for Future Sight + Paradox Engine + Sensei's Divining Top or Helm of Awakening to go into infinite draws. After that I would use a spell like Bitter Ordeal and recur it with Codex Shredder . Another line I go for is the Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal in addition with Copy Artifact + Winds of Rebuke / Swan Song and go infinite mill or birdies.

SamsWrath on Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain - Storm

1 month ago

SevSeventeen, I forgot to mention Voltaic Key and Etherium Sculptor . I included Voltaic Key because it can act as a quasi mana-rock and is simply a better option for one of the 99 than a 0cmc that does nothing but, cantrip if Jhoira is in play. I included Sculptor because he adds another way to draw the deck with Sensei's Divining Top , he's an artifact and he's 2cmc which means, he can be tutored with 4 of the deck's tutors and if he's in play with Helm of Awakening then all the 2cmc artifacts are free to cast! Also, unlike Helm, he only reduces spells I control.

hkhssweiss on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

1 month ago

Imo Baral, Chief of Compliance is better in storm based decks or just control in general. Helm of Awakening is great for pure combo decks. It depends really on which Dimir combo you are going for and how you build the deck. It's how you make use of the card and how many lines of winning you are going for, in my perspective the ideal balance of interaction, win condition, efficiency, and synergy is what I go for. If you lean too much to one side, the balance of your build goes off, so finding the perfect balance is what I usually strive for.

Try take a look at my other decks on my profile, so far they are in a good balance atm.

hkhssweiss on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

1 month ago

Haha glad that helps naturesnake420, it might not be that great in a Circu deck but Future Sight + Sensei's Divining Top + Helm of Awakening is infinite draws and will lead you to drawing out your whole deck. Another line to go with Labman win when there isn't another alternative~

StopShot on Alesha, Who Smiles At Death and (s)Taxes [Primer]

1 month ago

If you're sick of fog-effects run Everlasting Torment as damage can't be prevented. Giving Alesha wither is also pretty good as first-strike and wither will put -1/-1 counters on their creature before they deal damage back ensuring your commander lives if blocked by a 4/X creature. Wither also does well at removing indestructible creatures through combat damage as well.

Just so you know Experimental Frenzy can easily be part of an infinite combo. All you need is Experimental Frenzy + Sensei's Divining Top + Helm of Awakening or Cloud Key naming artifacts. Basically you can keep casting Sensei's Divining Top an infinite number of times off the top of your deck which allows you to draw unlimited times which can result in drawing your entire deck for free.

After that you'll want to cast the following cards off the top of your library as you draw to them; Lotus Petal , Dark Ritual , and Elixir of Immortality . Order doesn't matter here, and your Elixir will cost 0 mana given the Helm of Awakening or Cloud Key . Dark Ritual gives you 3 black mana and Lotus Petal gives one mana of any color. You will then spend 2 black mana to activate the Exilir shuffling it along with the Ritual and Petal back in your deck to repeat this all over again. Do note you'll always need the third black mana from Dark Ritual to recast it again every loop, and thus each loop you net one extra mana of any color with Lotus Petal . Congratulations you now have infinite draw, infinite mana of any color, and infinite life from the Elixir, as well as an infinite storm count due to constantly recasting Sensei's Divining Top .

At this point you can win by activating Experimental Frenzy 's effect that destroys itself allowing you free range to assemble any of your lethal combos as every card that was in your library and graveyard will now be in your hand, or can you simply run a Grapeshot as a back-up plan with your now infinite storm count.

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Helm of Awakening occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.02%