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It stops when there are no more cards to mill with Leyline of the Void.

It's dreadfully easy to hit multiple people with it as well, since you can use things such as Voltaic Key to untap it and then just pay 1 more to infinity-mill someone else... It just isn't nice.
Posted By: Andon_A (7/4/2010 9:36:52 PM)


An *amazingly* fun card-
it's up there with Mirror Universe, Panoptic Mirror, and Mindslaver in terms of fun value for me.

It may not be the most powerful card ever printed, but it's a blast to use.
And it can *ruin* creatureless decks.

Thought Dissector is an interesting twist on this,
but nowhere near as useful, IMO.
Posted By: drpvfx (10/23/2011 1:34:11 PM)


Use with Rest in Peace.
Posted By: CoconutCommander (11/19/2012 1:26:55 PM)


Helm of Obedience forms a two card 'infinite mill' Combo with Leyline of the Void. If you activate Helm with LotV in play, it causes all of the cards in that target opponents' library to be removed from the game. Then, when your opponent is next forced to draw a card they will lose the game.
Posted By: tempesteye (4/22/2009 10:55:31 AM)


It does work, and they will lose the next time they draw a card.

It is like Painter/Grindstone; the loop ends when they have no cards in library as there is nothing to keep the loop strictly infinite and force a tie.
Posted By: AlphaNumerical (9/4/2009 11:42:27 PM)


10/1/2008 If an effect like that of Leyline of the Void prevents cards from being put into your opponent's graveyard, the process described in the first sentence of Helm of Obedience's effect will never stop. Your opponent's entire library will be exiled, even if X is 1.

Sad when even the Gatherer knows they made a broken combo.
Posted By: SIlverSkyz (2/8/2010 9:58:05 PM)


Wheel of Sun and Moon would cause an infinite loop since it replaces going to the graveyard to the bottom of that person's library. Would be funny to see.
Posted By: xStrikerx (9/12/2009 10:37:30 PM)


Yeah, I was wrong on this one. Easy infinite mill.
Posted By: mtmills (12/15/2009 9:16:16 PM)


With Leyline of the Void, this is a really good way to get people to not play against you. And surely that's the driving force behind Magic.
Posted By: igniteice (11/28/2011 7:27:01 PM)


No because the cards aren't put in the graveyard, so the event of "a creature card going to the graveyard" never happens (Nor X cards) So yeah, it's a infinite milling... But does it create an infinite loop which cause the games to be a tie? or does it stop, so your opponent can actually loose by not being able to draw a card?
Posted By: Titobaube (8/24/2009 3:07:25 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!