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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
7 hours ago
BIG UPDATE: Recently finished some decks, & this one's next.
Remember what I said about Timestream Navigator Earlier? Well, I also ponder how many useful Targets Helm of the Host has; & what's it good for? Well, I though a lot about it: How many uses for it are there? & IF this is meant to be Flavor-Tribe Based, what about the Deceit? Broken Alliances to benefit yourself? You know, what famed Pirates like Edward Teach (Blackbeard), & even Fictional Examples like Ol' Cap'n Jack Sparrow (Sorry for the references; I just hope those two examples are well known at least...)? That said, I've 2 questions; one will be in the OP, so 1 for now. Is the following combo Legitimate?: Helm of the Host + Timestream Navigator ? I'll update the OP after.
Thanks for all the help thus far BTW! ;D
1 day ago
You are probably missing the Top End token producers like Avenger of Zendikar or Tendershoot Dryad . Another alternative is Mycoloth to get a ton of tokens on the field. Another thing would be to include stuff that ends the game in one swing. You have Ojutai that grows bigger and bigger why not include a Overwhelming Stampede to give all your tokens his power and toughness and trample. Another thing would be Beastmaster Ascension or End-Raze Forerunners . A more hated variant of this would be Triumph of the Hordes .
Protection is also needed so i would include Heroic Intervention Rootborn Defenses that save your board the most scary thing for a token deck: Board Wipes. Asceticism and Privileged Position saves you spot removal trouble. If you don't like enchantments Archetype of Endurance is an alternative.
Card Draw should also not be neglected. I would play around your commanders and your win conditions. Ojutai gets huge pretty quickly so stuff like Rishkar's Expertise and Soul's Majesty or Garruk, Primal Hunter should give you the explosiveness to draw into your win conditions. Another thing to consider would be Huatli, Radiant Champion , easily the best Planeswalker you can put into a token deck and draws you cards for every creature that enters the battlefield. Exactly what we want for deck like this.
I also would cut Helm of the Host and rather play Bramble Sovereign cause helm is really scary and fragile too. You can easily waste 2 turns paying 9 mana only for your creature you want to equip it too being destroyed. Another thing i see is Entreat the Angels as a problem. It is a super good card but you have not much top of the library manipulation so i would cut it for Divine Visitation , does exactly what you want create 4/4 angels for every token you make. Also another thing to include and that is easily on of the best win condition if it hits turn 2 is Luminarch Ascension .
That's all for now from me, if you have any more questions just hit me up with them!
4 days ago
Helm of the Host goes really well with godo, kiki, and krenko
5 days ago
Zur the Enchanter will always be one of my favorite commanders. Doomsday + Necropotence type build is how I play him. I also play food chain and Flash hulk. But my most fun decks I play are not really competitive.
The most fun decks I play are Boros Giant tribal. Win con being Godo and Helm of the Host . Also been playing with an mono blue shutdown deck with Llawan, Cephalid Empress + Painter's Servant . I also play Grindstone of course.
1 week ago
With Oko, you will copy the text, but the Enter the Battlefield (ETB) trigger will not occur as Oko is already on the battlefield when Tishana is copied.
Compare to Clone , which ETBs as a copy of a creature, or Cackling Counterpart which creates a token (a newly-created token ETBs). Those copies will have the ETB ability as they enter, and thus will trigger the ETB ability.
Also, as a note, Tishana is legendary. If you control two legendary permanents named Tishana, Voice of Thunder , one will be sent to the graveyard as a state-based action. Both Oko and the above-mentioned cards will copy her name as well, so one of the copies will go to the graveyard as a SBA (if you got the ETB trigger, that will still resolve and still draw cards--triggers exist independently of the permanents that caused the trigger).
Compare to cards like Lazav, the Multifarious , which specifically states it retains its own name when it copies the object; or Helm of the Host , which specifically states that the legendary aspect is not copied.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Bramble Sovereign is in the same category as the above two, but has a slight politics route to take.
True Conviction could be bonkers in a deck like this.
1 week ago
Just to say it, I personally hate infinite combos. I try to avoid them in my decks (except for long, over-complicated ones); however, if you're looking to do better and win harder and faster, then Parun is perfect.
I know that this will raise your budget by a little bit, but if you're looking for combos to win off of, I would suggest adding Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to your deck as well as a few combo pieces to go along with him. I'll list a few combo pieces:
- Helm of the Host . Make it to declare attackers step, copy Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and then the copy can clone itself (as it has haste). Though this doesn't win the game itself, creating 1 million Kiki-Jikis can get you close. But, if you have the next card on the list, then you should be able to win
- Intruder Alarm . Basically, copy a creature and then untap Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker . Infinite of any non-legend and attack with all of them to win assuming no interaction
- Breaching Hippocamp , Deceiver Exarch , Pestermite , and Corridor Monitor . All of these allow you to untap Kiki as you clone them and then attack with 1 million of those guys.
I think that all of those also work with Splinter Twin which is a bit cheaper.
Enter the Infinite is also quite good. If you have Parun out, you deal a lot of damage with his ability. Usually, it's easiest to cast that spell if you have Omniscience which then allows you to play your whole deck for free. Easiest way to win from there is to play Jace, Wielder of Mysteries and +1.
The only other thing I can recommend is more wheels I suppose that's not just straight upgrades (I understand that budgets are a thing lol). Wheels allow you to find your combo pieces faster while also allowing you to do some damage with Parun. If you really want to make your wheels that much better and are willing to really extend on the budget, you could add Mind Over Matter and Dream Halls .
I'd make sure you actually enjoy playing infinite combos as well as make sure that you have an extra deck with you if you play a lot of the cards I recommended. A lot of people (myself included) don't enjoy games that last as long as shuffling your deck.
Regardless, best of luck with your deck!
Helm of the Host occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%