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Basalt Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.
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Basalt Monolith Discussion
11 hours ago
I really don't think you need Erebos, God of the Dead in here, you already have a few cards that stop lifegain and you already have a draw engine in Xantcha.
Group slug and other decks that rely on symmetrical gameplay are only fun to play and play against if the symmetrical thing is helping you achieve your plan for winning. So far the only immediate wincon I see is Rings of Brighthearth and Basalt Monolith for the infinite mana to activate Xantcha for the boardwide kill. You could maybe make a case for the lifeloss effects in cards like [Wound Reflection] and [Archfiend of Despair].
I see what you're going for in the discard theme, encouraging your opponents to devote mana to Xantcha to make up for lost ground, draining her controller in the process. If that's the case, throw in a couple more pillowfort effects, Kazuul is a good include that's already there, maybe [No Mercy] or [Crawlspace]?
1 day ago
You should cut cards that do not contribute to the stax strategy or towards winning for cEDH:
Increase your land count to 28 at least
Try experimenting with Oath of Teferi/The Chain Veil + Felidar Guardian + Altar of the Brood and/or Tainted Pact + Laboratory Maniac as a way to win the game. I also like Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal combo in a stax build.
5 days ago
ToxicMoonlight I actually play a fair amount of infinite Mana combos in the deck already. A close friend of mine thinks I should actually cut down on a few of the combos and add more counter magic, but he is also a control player who either plays 100% control or no control.
Power Artifact plus either Basalt Monolith or Grim Monolith makes infinite colorless mana that I can use either with Blue Sun's Zenith, Stroke of Genius, or Staff of Domination to draw my deck, then loop Blue Sun's Zenith at my opponents to deck them or even use Gilded Lotus and Voltaic Key with Rings of Brighthearth to make infinite blue mana and steal every permanent on the board which usually causes my opponents to scoop. Rings of Brighthearth also has the ability to combo with Basalt Monolith to make infinite mana if you copy the untap trigger. So infinite mana definitely isn't an issue in the deck, it just seems to always be the consistency.
There are very few artifacts in my meta other than the fast mana rocks, so I may drop Padeem, Consul of Innovation back in as a way of protection and card draw. Plus it helps if I use Phyrexian Metamorph to copy him and give itself hexproof.
1 week ago
This is a deck that I really just wanted to throw Stuffy Doll and Creepy Doll into. It turned out to be a lot more than i bargained for and did things i would have thought existed. The overall theme is chaos and comedy. Nothing like gifting a player a card that says "you lose the game"
1 week ago
ok, so first thing's first, your commander doesn't help at all with what the deck wants to do, combo off. He's way too expensive, offers little to no utility, and is all around bad. If you HAVE to stay in esper even though Breya gives you exactly what you want and red is a good color, I would recommend playing Zur the Enchanter as your commander. he is typically the go-to for esper colors. the best part about him is that he is relatively inexpensive, and doesn't requite a buildaround. All you need for him to be worth it is a few enchantments you should have anyway, things like Necropotence, Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, etc, all provide fantastic card advantage and utility to the deck.
Tolarian Winds: this card is a worse Windfall, because normally you don't want to replace a full hand, but rather fill an empty one. windfall does this very well and messes with opponents the same way winds does.
Demonic Tutor: tutors are very good in combo decks. nuff said
Enlightened Tutor: your combo is made entirely of artifacts, why aren't you running this?
Mystical Tutor: good card
Ad Nauseam: once you get your average cmc down by like 1.75, this card is a 5 mana instant speed draw lots.
Draw enchantments (Necropotence, Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study): These are stables in any UBx EDH deck. all of them are good at almost any point in the game, and they all draw TONS of cards, with Necropotence drawing the most and sometimes digging straight to the combo.
Mana Rocks: These are pretty cost restrictive but things like Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Mox Opal, Chrome Mox and friends will help you keep the value train going after you draw tons with spells or wheels, and sometimes allow you to win on the same turn.
Laboratory Maniac + Demonic Consultation: the way this works is that you play laboratory maniac and then play consultation naming something that isn't in your deck to mill your entire deck and win the next time you draw.
Thanks for reading this wall of text, feel free to ask me any questions!
1 week ago
Control_Train thanks for your thoughtful remarks, it has all been super helpful.
Right now I'm sort of ironing out the kill conditions a bit. I am currently playing Helm & RIP, I like RIP in the deck generally speaking because of it's versatility and effectiveness against other archetypes. That said I still don't own Rings of Brighthearth or Walking Ballista. I have the ability to Blue Sun's Zenith from the infinite mana on the stack, but without Rings I lack infinite mana in the second half of the attack phase (assuming Basalt Monolith is out). Seems like Rings as an alternate way to get infinite mana is almost mandatory if I think about this tech operating at top tier meta. Would you agree? Thanks in advance.
1 week ago
Third change :
Any advice on Sorin, Grim Nemesis ?
I'm looking to put in Song of the Dryads ton interact with all the enchantment of the deck.
1 week ago
Do you think it's worse running High Tide without Candelabra of Tawnos? I run Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal with slightly more "bigger" mana rocks do go infinite mana (Basalt Monolith, Gilded Lotus) and of course Paradox Engine. As a mana sink I really like Capsize. And I am not a big fan of Baral, Chief of Compliance, since a lot of the Instants/Sorceries don't have colorless mana in their casting cost. Is he really worth playing?