Basalt Monolith


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) 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


Basalt Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.

: Add to your mana pool.

: Untap Basalt Monolith.

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Basalt Monolith Discussion

Wargablarg on Xantchananagans

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]?

Enral on "Gods, Continuum, Even You. All is [[Nix]]."

1 day ago

You should cut cards that do not contribute to the stax strategy or towards winning for cEDH:

Good luck!

RumbleFeature on Personal deck

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.

BajungaDustin on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 week ago

Lanzo493 i like your deck but if i could you could drop the Thran Dynamo for a Basalt Monolith And then pick up a Rings of Brighthearth for infinite mana. Plus Basalt is CMC less than Thran

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"

Wurmlover on So . . . The Start to a Combo Deck

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.

  • Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace: This combo would synergize with both zur and your artifact theme, making incredibly easy to tutor for and a fun way to win.

  • Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth + Stroke of Genius: infinite colorless mana never hurt anyone.

  • 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.

  • Overall, this deck just needs to pick a focus and stick to it. if you're going for lands, you're in the wrong color, so anything that really contributes to that should go. The combo route is the much more competitive road to go because it's faster, more stable, and will end up winning more games. Once you clean it up and tune it a bit, it shouldn't have any problem competing with those decks in your meta.

    Thanks for reading this wall of text, feel free to ask me any questions!

    Dizzlebomb on Brago, Stax Eternal [Competitive]

    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.

    helldanno on Grixis Flux

    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?

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