Basalt Monolith

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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 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

Artifact

Basalt Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.

: Gain .

: Untap Basalt Monolith.

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Basalt Monolith Discussion

saluma on How does this combo really ...

20 hours ago

So I might be stupid but I really cant get my head around how Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith makes infinte mana... Could someone please explain this to me?

theguy419 on Sidisi, the master of life and death

3 days ago

Thank you for the replyTheNocholas! I made a lands matter deck using lord windgrace so i wanted to make a creature based combo deck that is also a graveyard deck. I decided to opt out of Basalt Monolith because it's only really good with Mesmeric Orb . I have the ability to make infinite zombies with self mill and insects with izoni so i decided to opt out of avenger of zendikar. Hell's Caretaker i had in the original list, but I've removed it because i have a ton of other reanimation in the deck. I sadly had to make some cuts for other creatures. Instead of Wonder i went with Craterhoof Behemoth because if my boys are huge and tramply, flying doesn't matter too much. One card i was thinking of adding as a win condition is Triumph of the Hordes

JohnnyCRO on Bureaucratizing Paradoxical Engines - GAAIV

4 days ago

Hi!

Gotta say, you have a nice deck there. I love it! I've been working on a GAAIV deck for high-power, yet not cEDH, meta for a while and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it; The Nope Pope.

I also have a few specific questions and I'd love to hear from you on these matters;

1) IsoRev combo - how happy are you with it? Where would you or would you not recommend it? Why?

2) Long-Term Plans - is it worth the mana cost and the wait?

3) Fact or Fiction - I recently replaced it with Supreme Will . I've been playing it since I entered EDH, but now 4 mana seems like a lot

4) Terminus - how pleased are you with it? And if you are, is it worth it without Scroll Rack ? My meta can be very aggressive and I want to keep an eye out for any useful piece of removal. Is it worth it without Scroll rack?

5) Teferi, Hero of Dominaria - how happy are you with it? I'm thinking about buying a copy once it gets reprinted in Challenger decks and/or rotates out. Is there a better way to spend 20-ish euros? I've been extremely happy with the walkers I've got in so far and I'm very interested in adding more.

6) Sphere of Resistance - I'm considering it for the deck. My meta isn't awfully fast, but it could help me tax my opponents hard and to make conditional taxing impossible to pay

7) Winter Orb / Armageddon - when would you play these? I included them at first, but I accidentally found myself thriving under opponent's WOrb and it got me thinking; my non-cEDH meta relies on lands a lot. I'm interested in your perspective on the matter.

8) Staff of Domination / Basalt Monolith / Rings of Brighthearth - these have been working well for me so far. I'd love to hear your thoughts on these compared to IsoRev.

9) Helm+RIP - I currently don't have Helm. I'm planning on getting it eventually, but I'm interested in your perspective about how important it is. Is it a must-have piece I cannot do without or can I reasonably delay it and, if so, what would be more urgent/efficient upgrades to my deck?

I know this is a lot and I fully understand if you don't cover everything. I'm thankful for any feedback I can get.

And again, a nice deck! I only recently upvoted it, but it was one of my source lists since the very beginning and I respect your work. Which is the very reason I respect and want to hear your opinion.

Cheers!

TheNocholas on Sidisi, the master of life and death

5 days ago

Sidisi self mill is so good. I run it as a lands matter with muldrotha sub theme in Sidisi's Milkshake. Basalt Monolith is a great combo with mesmeric orb. Avenger of Zendikar , Dark Depths and Wonder are wincons in my deck. I am also big on Hell's Caretaker

semsandberg on Sidisi the Land reanimator

6 days ago

Hey TheNocholas,

thanks again for the suggestions.

I was thinking about Basalt Monolith and Scapeshift . Personal I think I dont really need combo pieces which have only on job. Basically Basalt Monolith works only with Mesmeric Orb . I add an Aphetto Alchemist , I think the better choice here.

About Scapeshift I still thinking. But seems like a pretty awesome idea.

Check out my last changes! :)

Gadianten on The Ningine

6 days ago

Add Blood Moon because other players should have twice the chance to suffer. Don't give up on mill just change how you do it, If you cant get Mind Over Matter or even if you do try grabbing Power Artifact and Basalt Monolith , power up slap one of their creatures for where is something like 1,000,000,000 and BAM draw them out or if you have Laboratory Maniac just hit one of your own creatures and win. Anyways, still looks like a fun deck.

LeonSpires on Artificial Intelligence

1 week ago

Not seen the combo line you are running before but honestly the combo line below that I run is a lot faster and has minimal set up and minimal use of mana.

Fetch Paradox Engine with Arcum-> cast a spell to untap Arcum Dagsson -> fetch Citanul Flute -> fetch a 0 cast artifact creature with flute -> cast creature for engine trigger (you can now fetch as much as you need now limited by number of 0 drops your deck runs) -> fetch with Arcum Basalt Monolith tap for 3 mana -> fetch with Arcum Rings of Brighthearth you now have infinite colorless mana -> fetch with Flute Walking Ballista -> cast Ballista for 2000 mana win by removing counters.

Arcum is a lot of fun to play and I'm glad I built the deck. But Arcum is also the kinda general you either build well and win quickly or you end up playing archenemy and losing. Even built well he sometimes gets hated out. Resolving Arcum can be the hardest part of the deck once the other players figure out what you are doing. Pay attention to what other decks typically run and watch out for players with untapped mana especially blue players.

Check out the below link it will help with the deck. It's where I got started. A lot of the expensive cards can be cut and the core combo will still run.

https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/commander-edh/multiplayer-commander-decklists/217163-arcum-dagsson-tinker-to-victory-1-25-2017

cdkime on Need help!!

1 week ago

I agree with Deadpoo111's suggestion of Baral, Chief of Compliance . If you need more aggression for your meta, Talrand, Sky Summoner is another option that plays very similarly (fill it with counterspells, card draw, and bounce spells, so you both control the board and generate tokens).

To win with the combo Deadpoo111 mentioned, you need something like Altar of the Brood which triggers whenever a permanent enters the battlefield.

Another combo you can run involves Tezzeret the Seeker , which only requires two cards on the battlefield to go infinite, as Tezzeret fetches the remaining combo pieces. SynergyBuild just walked someone else through this very same combo earlier today, so, rather than reinvent the wheel, I will just copy and past their guide below:

Requirements on field: Tezzeret the Seeker , Aminatou, the Fateshifter

Requirements in deck or on field: Basalt Monolith , Rings of Brighthearth , Goblin Cannon

Use Tezzeret's -3 to fetch a Rings of Brighthearth , -1 Aminatou targeting Tezzeret, then -4 Tezzeret, copying the ability with Rings to fetch Basalt Monolith & Goblin Cannon , use Monolith&Rings to make infinite mana, stack infinite Cannon triggers killing each opponent.

Source.

That said, I would not recommend running combo on a budget. Good tutors, like Demonic Tutor , Mystical Tutor , etc. are all pretty expensive, and budget options, like Diabolic Tutor are just incredibly mediocre.

I also would try to stay away from three colours on a budget, as budget three-colour mana bases tend to be very slow, and any improvements will eat up your budget very quickly.

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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%