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Basalt Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.
: Add to your mana pool.
: Untap Basalt Monolith.
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Basalt Monolith Discussion
2 days ago
2 days ago
I saw something for Ravos on facebook, that involved him, Sandsteppe Mastodon, Basalt Monolith, and Eldrazi Displacer. It's a few blinking shenanigans that net 4 mana every iteration, and is very abusable, but you would have to have a way to use all that mana readily available...
3 days ago
Here are some cards I recently found for manna ramp:
Basalt MonolithBurnished HartCaged SunCoalition RelicCrucible of WorldsEverflowing ChaliceFlagstones of TrokairGauntlet of PowerGift of EstatesGrim MonolithKor CartographerLand TaxNykthos, Shrine to NyxPearl MedallionQuicksilver AmuletSemblance AnvilSword of Feast and FamineTemple of the False GodTerrain GeneratorThran DynamoVesuvaWalking AtlasWeathered Wayfarer
3 days ago
Let's not get confrontational. I think we're all trying to add to the conversation about cEDH.
Anyway, I think putting cards in a deck that only serve combo-purposes isn't ideal but doing so is perfectly justifiable when the combo is streamlined, low CMC, easy to fetch, etc. Think about all of the different cards that go into hermit druid and boonweaver lists. Some of those pieces are vital to the combo but don't necessarily do all that much outside of the combo. Still, they're ok just because of how damn good those combos are.
Meanwhile, something like Power Artifact+Grim Monolith is not particularly great when you can achieve infinite colorless using Basalt Monolith+Rings of Brighthearth instead. In lists where tutoring enchantments is hard, Power Artifact is a terrible card. It has next to no utility outside of the combo, is damn hard to fetch, and has a replacement readily available.
There's no circular logic going on here. Think of the above Basalt Monolith+Rings of Brighthearth combo I mentioned. I love the fact that I can use Sensei's Divining Top as an optional part of that combo to draw my deck. I can even sink in a bunch of mana just into Sensei's Divining Top+Rings of Brighthearth to inefficiently draw cards at sorcery speed if I need to. The fact of the matter is that you're not always comboing out and it's generally pretty awesome just to throw the top out and have it accumulate value for you. Sure, you're not happy to expose Rings of Brighthearth on the table, but sometimes you're left in a situation where the players have checked each other and you need to make some moves.
In these moments, it really pays to have combo pieces that do things outside of the combo. Hell, just the fact that you can throw that Dryad Arbor to Food Chain is awesome and that was pointed out in a completely unrelated post just days ago.
The fact of the matter is that if you can have a card fill two functions instead of just one and suffer no repercussions, you'll take the two functions any day.
6 days ago
1 week ago
So if you want to buy Cards perheps:
i can find more things to change if you want :)
1 week ago
Act of Authority to remove your opponents stuff you dont like
Definitely grab yourself a Command Tower for some color fixing in your lands
Swiftfoot Boots gives brago protection + haste to trigger his ability faster
Peregrine Drake to give you more mana to cast stuff, blink with brago for big mana turns
These are all pretty cheap cards hope this helped :)
1 week ago
JaceTheSwagSculptor fancy meeting you again! hahaha
I intended this deck to be more on the casual side, and I do know how to optimize it via adding stax pieces/Strionic Resonator to the deck. When I asked for optimization, I meant mainly for cards that were more optimal in place of cards that might be lacking in this deck. Hopefully this clears up any confusion!
Peanut3181 I was considering Basalt Monolith in place of a mana rock, because you're able to untap it via Brago. I can most definitely add it in. I'll also add the Trial and Oath of Jace back in, since at worst they're basically sorcery spells that stay on the field lol.
I think the potential to go infinite is there for Peregrine Drake, which I'm a bit hesitant about. However, I will consider them!
Some of the cards are really good, but they're kinda expensive for me. I'll add them to the maybeboard if I can trade for them, or get my hands on them in general, I will add them in.
@both (or anyone reading this): So as I mentioned to Jace, I intended this for more casual games. But! As you both may know, Brago is quite the hate magnet on the table. I think if he is too much of one, I may just say fuck it and go for the more cutthroat build, because I enjoy my decks functioning consistently and winning. I have done this before, with my Breya deck, so this isn't new haha. Anyways, I want to hear opinions on the deck.
I'm also happy to test it out the way it is, and then see if I should go the more cutthroat route, since it wouldn't take much investment lol.