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


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Basalt Monolith Discussion

roastchicken on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

1 day ago

Looks like we have really similar balthor decks, i've just updated the description with more info on the strategy I'm going for if you wanted to have a look? - link here: Gimli, Son of Gloin

How is Nether Traitor in your deck? I've been looking at it for mine since it makes infinite black mana with Phyrexian Altar and Pawn of Ulamog.

Have you looked at creature-based reanimate effects like Apprentice Necromancer, Doomed Necromancer? I see you've got a few but still non-creature effetcs like Reanimate/Necromancy.

Also, since you already have Mesmeric Orb, it goes infinite with Basalt Monolith to mill your whole deck for a big reanimate and basalt is half-decent ramp anyway.

enpc on Thrasios Tymna Scepter Combo

2 days ago

All good :P

I would drop Hushwing Gryff, I don't think it adds enough value by itself. I'm not sure if Basalt Monolith is worth it at 3 mana. I think I would try to find space for Priest of Titania first.

TheNocholas on Muldrotha Good Stuff

1 week ago

Mesmeric orb plus Basalt Monolith is infinite self mill. I run sidisi as my commander for my muldrotha build. Sidisi's Milkshake

BMHKain on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

1 week ago

Lowdown: Removed the "Protection from" combo & Odric, Lunarch Marshal. Added Reito Lantern as a "Super-Recursion" card In here. Removed Ghitu Chronicler as Sunforger puts instants in for free & counts as being cast. Keeping Paradox Engine for versatility, & Geode Golem is removed...

Added Guttersnipe for an Infinite Burn combo w/ Sunforger & Reito Lantern.

Replaced all 5 Artifact Tutors w/ one that can search for anything in the deck: Planar Portal. Unsure about cutting Emrakul's Hatcher as Eldrazi Spawn make for not just Mana Sources, but also Chump Blockers, & it can be flickered... Must keep Radiate for the fact that nonpermanent cards are a big player here. Same for Paradox Engine + Boros Signet + Sunforger combo for endless Sunforging...

Only 7 CMC is the Commander. Impossible to remove.

For the comment in question...

  1. I am, nevertheless, working on several decks that are casual (With an edge that still challenges.): Gorm the Great & Virtus the Veiled, & Kozilek, the Great Distortion (Still WIP...)

  2. I know the 2018 Precons were trash, but just thinking of individual cards would be for the best, as this years' secondary commanders were better anyway for the most part...

Regarding my Comment #11: I am focused on cEDH by this point. Besides, my WIP Kozilek deck is literally worse than 90% CASUAL. Worst case about >4 cards? Both 6 Drops are staples here, Same for Endbringer for . 5 drops aren't any better: has Emrakul's Hatcher, which is a 2-4-1. Radiate Manipulates mu Instants & Sorceries even when casted by Sunforger. Neheb, the Eternal makes Mana, even after the entire Combat Phase, & even after addition Combat Phases & Main Phases. "Stallion." I claim. Dunno about Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker yet... MAYBE I'll remove Apocalypse + Teferi's Protection, if it doesn't mesh so well w/ cEDH... However, I won't remove Paradox Engine; stuff like Isochron Scepter copies of Fork for Nonpermanent copying, & Sunforger Activations. Especially the latter.

I reduced those to just Planar Portal, & I have Counterspells at least: For Artifact Blast for enemy impurities, Molten Influence beats most spot removal (Unless it has Split Second.), Pyroblast/Red Elemental Blast beats Blue Permanents & Counterspells, Even Dualcaster Mage can copy an enemy Counterspell if you want, countering the real thing. is a little bit different: Dawn Charm has a mode that stops a spell that targets you, Lapse of Certainty puts target spell on top of the enemy Library, & I plan to find a card that can compliment w/ this. Ideas? Mana Tithe is a Planarshifted Force Spike, which can be decent sometimes... Rebuff the Wicked is the same as Dawn Charm, but at a permanent instead. Is Illumination Good?

I hope this can help w/ the decisions on Monday; I'm thinking of Keeping Razia's Purification, & keep Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith + Sol Ring w/ Reito Lantern in hand. I hope this works as a combo that's good...

I'll be waiting until then, landofMordor. I dunno what high drop cards to cut...

DangoDaikazoku on I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

I found Etrata to be extremely underwhelming. She just feels like an awkward Voltron commander and requires several turns to be successful.

The new Lazav on the other hand is something worthwhile. My Lazav, the Multifarious list was greatly inspired by this Sidisi list because I like the idea of having a myriad of choices to combo off at any moment.

I really like this update to the list, and I think you freshened it up nicely. Might I ask why you're not running Basalt Monolith? Used in conjunction with Mesmeric Orb you can mill your whole library. I've found this to be one of the most efficient ways to dump win-cons into my library for my Lazav deck since it's a two-card combo.

Pallino on Grenzo Mono-Red Aggro-Control

2 weeks ago

Do you think dropping the goblin tribal is really worth it? I mean, Dire Fleet Daredevil, Dualcaster Mage, Flametongue Kavu etc. are cute, but the deck needs to go wide and goblin do that really well. Just asking, i still don't know what route take with my deck.

Grim Monolith and Mana Vault are worth it? If so, do you think Basalt Monolith can be good as a budget option?

Have you tried Rogue's Gloves? And i suggest you to try Surveyor's Scope, it's really underrated

Cloudius on Much room!

2 weeks ago

+1 for the background art.

I recommend adding more Wincons and consistent ways to draw into them.

Some suggestions to consider:

Possible Wincons

Rings of Brighthearth + Grim Monolith or Basalt Monolith to generate infinite mana, which you can pump into Slimefoot. With a sac outlet in play, it's basically game over.

Finding the Combo Pieces

Green grants you access to awesome creature tutors while Black basically fetches anything and everything. You may wish to consider some of the following tutors:

Green Sun's Zenith - Turn 1 Dryad Arbor ramps you too!

Chord of Calling - Tons of shenanigans you can do with this card. Fetching Craterhoof Behemoth during Combat to buff your creatures, bringing in Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat or Falkenrath Noble in response to a board wipe, etc.

Survival of the Fittest - Repeatable creature tutor. Slightly pricey though.

Demonic Tutor - One of the best tutors Black has to offer!

Dimir Machinations - And the other Transmute cards, depending on the CMC of your combo pieces. Machinations seems like a good fit since Ashnod's Altar, Rings of Brighthearth, Basalt Monolith are all 3 drops.

Keeping the Board in Check

Some creature removals to keep you alive while you gather the combo pieces.

Grave Pact - Way better than Butcher of Malakir, despite the in its casting cost, but you're a 2 color deck so it shouldn't be too difficult.

Urborg Justice - Nice little combat trick you can hold in your hand, then say to your opponents "I Die, You Die!"

Living Death - Always fun to see this resolve when we mess with the living and the underworld.

Other Utility Cards

Tortured Existence - Good recursion to bring back the dead and reuse their ETB effects, etc.

Mana Reflection or Zendikar Resurgent if you're keen to explore mana doublers. Their CMC is on the high side though. If you want to make the deck more fast paced, then perhaps they ain't a good fit.

gminnick on Clock Control Combo

3 weeks ago

Some good includes for this deck might be Rings of Brighthearth and Basalt Monolith. Rings has synergy with tons of stuff and goes infinite with basalt.

Also Power Artifact. Goes infinite with basalt and Grim Monolith which you're already using.

Final suggestion is Sensei's Divining Top. First because of its card advantage with muzzio. But also because it draws your entire deck when paired with Paradox Engine and Voltaic Key.

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