Basalt Monolith

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CMT) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon

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Basalt Monolith

Artifact

Basalt Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.

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Basalt Monolith Discussion

MEWLIO on Reverse Santa Claus

20 hours ago

Just take out some counterspells and some walls, I recommend getting ride of:- Glacial Wall- Hover Barrier- Inspiration- Argent Sphinx- Cancel- Void Shatter- Rewind- Impulse- Basalt Monolith- Artificer's Epiphany- Careful StudyI would also put in a few more artifacts and take out some of those draw spells, counterspells and walls, because you want to be able to hit Qumulox and Broodstar and reliably make them super cheap.

ThallionDarkshine on Derevi, The Empyrial Tactition

3 days ago

You might want to fit in some more mana rocks/dorks to better support the paradox engine (and brago with the rocks). Derevi is very good with some of the bigger mana rocks that don't untap, such as Basalt Monolith, Mana Vault, and Grim Monolith. In addition, Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Progress, and Talisman of Unity are some great 2-mana rocks. Noble Hierarch and Birds of Paradise are some strong mana dorks. Some other strong mana dorks include Somberwald Sage and Shaman of Forgotten Ways.

Some creatures that generate tokens on etb might be nice to synergize with Derevi and the flicker theme. Avenger of Zendikar is one of the best, and Geist-Honored Monk, Captain of the Watch, and Hornet Queen are some other strong options. There are some other good options that also have other nice effects. Knight-Captain of Eos can fog for a turn by sacrificing one of his tokens, while Whirler Rogue can make a creature unblockable by tapping down his spawn.

Your tap/untap shenanigan package is on the weaker side at the moment, but there are some nice options for you to consider. Nullmage Shepherd lets you tap your stuff to blow up artifacts/enchantments while synergizing nicely with tokens, and Adarkar Valkyrie protects your stuff and steal your opponent's. Reconnaissance is a great inclusion in any Derevi deck for giving your team pseudo-vigilance, but can also let you use an attacking creature's tap ability infinitely as long as its free. You can use this to generate infinite mana in the combat step with a mana dork, draw your deck with Arcanis, or activate Adarkar Valkyrie on every creature before wiping the board.

freakingShane on Avacyn, Prison Warden

1 week ago

Okay, brace yourself. I'm going all out.

  • P.S. Sorry that my inner spike ignores price...

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Hipparchos on Endeavor, The Eternal

1 week ago

I put in Lotus Petal instead of Basalt Monolith.

n0bunga on Endeavor, The Eternal

1 week ago

Definitely Fire Diamond, Great Furnace and Mirage Mirror. CITP tap artifacts are super slow, and I was just finding anything at that point, so that will be a strict upgrade. Artifact Lands are fine, but have an extra vulnerability to artifact hate, so that's a pretty easy sub.

Mirage Mirror is just a fun card, but it's nothing super special, and if you're opting for Mana Acceleration at this point, then it's probably first to go.

I'd also take out Hedron Archive and Basalt Monolith for Mox Opal and Mana Vault if you wanted those as well.

Kaleo42 on Augustin's $t4ks (Primer)

1 week ago

Great work here. Lots of thought put into the list and plenty of review leaves little to improve. Personally I dislike 3CMC mana rocks unless they are combo centric like Basalt Monolith. Do you think Chromatic Lantern could make room for anything better? Coalition Relic I have some reservations about as well but don't think this two color deck can afford not to run it.

MagicalHacker on THAT Player

2 weeks ago

Oooh positive ones, I like that idea too!

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  • "Dang, that card is awesome!"
  • "That was such a close match, I can't believe I actually won."
  • "I really like your deck, I can definitely tell you put a lot of hard work into building it."

The GM

This player starts first with the goal of making sure everyone has fun in the multiplayer games, and knows how to balance the common goal of winning with the perfect level of power for the group. Common quotes of this player:

  • "Tap my Homeward Path so that everyone gets their creatures back."
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The Deck Doctor

This player has a lot of experience building decks and playing in the format, so when they offer help, you know the deck is going to get much better. Some common quotes:

  • "One of the nice things about playing white is that you get quite a few efficient spot removal cards for any type of permanent!"
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  • "If you are having trouble staying out of topdeck mode, here are some cards in your colors that you can use to keep your hand filled."

Azdranax on Sidisi, mill myself and I

2 weeks ago

Mesmeric Orb plus Basalt Monolith lets you mill your entire deck instantly, if you so choose. As self-mill combos go, it's way up there considering the combined CMC, colorless mana and non-creature permanents.

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