Basalt Monolith


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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (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.

: Gain .

: Untap Basalt Monolith.

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Basalt Monolith Discussion

cdkime on Rings + Monolith + other ...

7 minutes ago

In the future, please use the Rules Q&A section when you have questions about cards, card interactions, or rules. It has some added functions, such as the ability to "Mark as Answer" a post to indicate your question has been resolved.

I have gone ahead and moved this thread for you.

You are entirely correct in your reasoning - when a copy effect allows you to change the target of a spell or ability, you can only change the target if the spell or ability has a target or targets. As you correctly reasoned, Basalt Monolith 's second ability does not target, thus does not have a target which can be changed.

pquam on Rings + Monolith + other ...

29 minutes ago

Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth is a pretty classic combo at this point, but last night during a game with a friend I experienced an interaction that I wasn't familiar with, and I'm curious if it's legal or not.

Basically, along side Rings + monolith, my friend also had a Coalition Relic . He used Rings + Monolith to get infinite colorless mana, and then used Rings of Brighthearth to copy & redirect Basalt Monolith 's untap ability targeting his Coalition Relic to add infinite mana of any color. while obviously Rings lets you choose new targets, Basalt Monolith doesn't say "untap target artifact" it says "untap Basalt monolith" so my question is, can you use Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth to untap other permanents?

(My guess is no, but I let my friend get away with it because he had basically already won anyways)

sagramore on Nin, the Narcissist [Primer]

1 day ago

Hey Isabella thanks for the comment! I appreciate it.

I was really lucky to grab the Power Artifact the other day from someone selling off their collection from the mid 90s. It was the most valuable card in the lot and I shouldn't really have spent the money, but I couldn't resist :)

As for alternatives... Rings of Brighthearth will also let you get infinite mana when comboing with Basalt Monolith as it works in a similar way. It's still not a cheap card, but it's a lot less than Power Artifact .

I'm still hoping to get a Metalworker and Staff of Domination and I would consider getting a Rings of Brighthearth myself too for the redundancy. I've just spent far too much on Magic this month :)

ToshiroU on Fried Salami

2 days ago

Hey Archwizard,

here we are, recieving a ban that hurts our deck quite a lot. I see that you changed your list into a storm based combo with Aetherflux + Paradoxical Outcome. My approach was shifitng more into control (see my List).

There are some cardchoices you are running I'm quite curious about. Gonna list them here:

Osbert on Eldritch Invention

5 days ago

Rings of Brighthearth can double up Saheeli's planeswalker abilities or just double up any good activated ability you want for an easy 2 mana.

Personally I would go down more of a token route with cards like Efficient Construction , Sharding Sphinx , and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer to flood the board with artifacts. A card like The Antiquities War could also be included as a draw engine that turns all those tokens into 5/5s for a finisher as well. You can also convert artifact tokens into mass amounts of mana via Krark-Clan Ironworks , Ashnod's Altar , or Grand Architect (only usable for artifacts, but that's still a LOT of mana) and funnel it into some big finisher spell like Comet Storm .

Because you seem to be into the tappy-untappy artifact shenanigans why not include some of the more powerful mana rocks that can't untap themselves like Grim Monolith , Mana Vault , and Basalt Monolith ?

zjepsen on Yawgmoth - No Infinites

6 days ago

I like your list. It is similar to mine, eschewing infinite combos and going for value. Plus, you are running Coffin Queen . I love Coffin Queen. Kudos.

A few fun suggestions: Grimoire of the Dead and Aetherworks Marvel . Both can be proliferated and both work well with Yawg as a sacrifice outlet.

Were you running a few more creatures, I'd recommend Deathrender . You can do some silly things in one turn by having Yawgmoth draw into more creatures to feed into it.

Any reason you're running Illusionist's Bracers over Rings of Brighthearth (other than budget)? The rings interact with more of your deck. Always fun to copy planeswalker effects. You could even throw some fetch lands in to get more value out of it. Biggest downside would be putting a bigger target on yourself, if folks assume you'd be running Basalt Monolith alongside it. I do not.

Good stuff, thanks for posting!

ToffMcSoft on Urza Feeling Lucky - cEDH Primer #1 Mono Blue

1 week ago

Kvothe_the_kingkilla - Dropped PE for Basalt Monolith . Another card to combo w/ Power Artifact and works nicely w/ Voltaic Key . To be honest, PE was always a backup line and was always used in a situation where you were "going for luck" w/ Urza's ability to gain value over time.

Klancik on Urza Paradox Scepter

1 week ago

I think putting in Power Artifact for Engine is the way to go. It will pair with Grim Monolith and if necessary Basalt Monolith can be swapped in for something if we really need another piece for it.

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Basalt Monolith occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Blue: 0.47%

Red: 0.23%