Basalt Monolith


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


Basalt Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.

: Add to your mana pool.

: Untap Basalt Monolith.

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Basalt Monolith Discussion

Vinifera7 on It Puts the Lotion on the Skin

4 days ago

Apparently you can't get infinite mana with Sol Ring + Pili-Pala + Quicksilver Elemental in the cage. You could tap and untap Mairsil as many times as you want, but you would be breaking even on mana because you have to pay blue for the Quicksilver ability each time.

In order to generate mana, the tap ability needs to give you at least three mana. You could use Basalt Monolith, Thran Dynamo or Gilded Lotus.

Ten83 on Sygg, Riverguide Budget EDH

5 days ago

Basalt Monolith is good ramp and combo's with Wake Thrasher.

Profet93 on 1x Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed

6 days ago

Mirage Mirror is CRAZY versatile, especially in this deck. Need another coffers? Another way to trigger dark depths? You got it!

Candelabra of Tawnos to untap your coffers (original, vesuva, thespian's stage and mirage mirror), then copy the untap ability with rings :). If you add Basalt Monolith, you get infinite colorless mana. Add Sensei's Divining Top and you can draw your whole deck. Plus the top is good filter and the monolith for ramp.

Contamination to make a lock with Bitterblossom? Reassembling Skeleton for contaimination as well, also works as skullclamp fodder.

thegigibeast on Unesh Ball

1 week ago

I mean, I could try an approach with less sphinxes and some more clones. Clones can be used to double trigger on our commander, so if they cost less than the sphinxes, even with the discount, they are always better. We can also copy Consecrated Sphinx, giving the possibility to draw a lot of cards.

Maybe I could focus more on the Paradox Engine combos? Adding Sensei's Divining Top and Voltaic Key would allow me to also draw my entire deck, as it would do with Rings of Brighthearth. The last one would also combo with Basalt Monolith for infinite mana. I could also benefit from adding other rocks, such as Pearl Medallion.

Sphinxes could then become less important as a plan, but can be used to draw the entire deck. I could focus more on assembling an infinite mana combo (preferably an infinite colored mana combo) to achieve a win.

What do you think chaosumbreon87? I could cut some of the fattest/slowest/worst sphinxes for the pieces I mentionned above.

dlamars on Daretti, Stax Savant

1 week ago

bimjowen Hey again, I'm revamping my daretti deck since I got bored with purphoros finally. I'm curious if you considered or tried Mesmeric Orb? I'm going to give it a shot I think, since it seems I would have the most to gain especially with Basalt Monolith/Voltaic Key shenanigans allowing me to dump my library for lock pieces as early as turn 2 or 3. What are your thoughts on it?

Wurmlover on Breaking (Brago) Bad

1 week ago

Humility truly is one of those game-breaking cards. in a dedicated stax deck, you won't need creatures. essentially you play something like Crawlspace and enough taxers to make it hard to remove, cast it, and then shut down the game. The idea is that you generate an upper hand, and Humility seals the deal. If you're behind, it can also be a lifesaver, taking down the big creatures from a green deck or combo pieces of something like Hermit Druid. There's a reason that the card is $20.

Trinisphere doesn't combo with Sanctum Prelate because the card's converted mana cost doesn't change, just the amount of mana needed to cast it. Don't get me wrong, its a phenomenal card, but it might hurt you too much for the inclusion. In terms of Clock of Omens, you are right, It's a very janky piece, but Voltaic Key is amazing because you can generate 5 mana off of all your Mana Vault-esque cards (I.E. Grim Monolith, Basalt Monolith, Gilded Lotus, etc.) and its CMC means its fetchable with Trinket Mage. Overall a fantastic card.

In terms of Cloudblazer, I feel it is optional. I like Mulldrifter because I normally don't need the life, and most of my mana rocks produce colorless mana, making it easier to cast. While I agree that the evoke cost isn't necessary, I like the functionality of the card so I can draw if I find myself not drawing gas. I have has plenty of games where I don't draw any white mana, and some games with no colored mana at all.

Finally, I wanted to know what you thought of a few cards that I was considering:

  1. What is your opinion of Land Tax? I like the ramp, but I don't think its worth the price for what it is.

  2. What do you think of the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Mana Web combo? It basically shuts down counterspell interactions, but again, I'm not sure if its worth it.

jackeraya on Scarab God Combo

1 week ago

you should play Dread Return, so you can get labman back after you milled your deck with Aphetto Alchemist or Basalt Monolith, so you can go unearth Fatestitcher, untap a land with him, play Gravecrawler from yard and sac them all to reanimate labman incase you dont have your commander out or the mana is not available. You could also think about including Narcomoeba if you find yourself in the situation that you can go for monolith and orb, but dont have three creatures so sack and not enough mana to play another

Wurmlover on Breaking (Brago) Bad

1 week ago

Hey, I think I finally finished my brago deck, so here I am to leave a novel on YOUR page! MWahahahahaha!

In all seriousness, the deck looks good. I find that there are some cards in here that are crappy without brago, for example Reality Acid. If you play in a competitive meta, everyone will just target brago with their removal in order to keep your deck down. I would also consider adding in Recruiter of the Guard because it can tutor all of your utility creatures, and is repeatable with brago. I would also use Trophy Mage since it fan fetch Basalt Monolith, Tangle Wire, and Static Orb. In terms of your counterspells, I would replace Swan Song with Flusterstorm.

In my deck, I actually ended up cutting down on creatures so I could play Humility and Wrath of God. I played just enough creatures to have a Recruiter of the Guard toolbox. the 3 rishadans, canonist, trinket and trophy mage, mulldrifter, archaeomancer, and phyrexian revoker. for a little janky twist, you can play Clock of Omens to tap down Static Orb or Winter Orb on your opponent's end step, and enjoy your full untap step!

One other thing I realized is that Altar of the Brood does nothing for you in terms of the deck itself. It may be a little mill, but it only fuels graveyard decks. It will be better replaced with stax pieces, such as a Trinisphere.

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