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That's the Teshar Loops combo deck. Honestly, Helm of the Host is pretty easily abused and I'm thinking people might be overlooking sagas not realizing that they are very easy to manipulate. Phyrexian Scriptures is a turn 4 board lock. I don't know how many people are brewing in modern with these things, but manipulating and passing around counters seems like a pretty solid strategy when those tools are History of Benalia, Phyrexian Scriptures, Power Conduit, Hex Parasite, Thrull Parasite, and Timespinning. I'm still sort of toying with Time of Ice because that one is really hilarious. There's also proliferate, but there aren't a lot of good proliferate cards outside maybe the draw 2 one.
FYI, if you can add a counter while it's the opponents turn, that part of the saga goes off. It's like having a planeswalker that you can activate on your opponents turn.
We're talking about Modern, right? What equipment have you seen played in the last year, outside of Cranial Plating and Puresteel Combo? Moreover, which equipment that costs 4 to play and 5 to equip? In what world is that a viable Modern strategy?
As to Sagas, if you're using bad cards to make other bad cards less bad, your deck is probably bad. Caveat to this being, obviously, Lantern Control. Brew all you like, but I don't foresee Sagas having a place in Modern, which is a shame because I like the concept. Maybe History of Benalia, but I feel tokens has better 3 mana stuff to do.