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Basalt Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.
: Gain .
: Untap Basalt Monolith.
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Basalt Monolith Discussion
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.
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)
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 .
2 days ago
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:
is Arcum's Astrolabe worth its slot?
Illusionist's Bracers seem very slow to me. While comboing with Aphetto and creating value with Azami, that card is kinda situational I think. What are your results from testing?
also no Time Spiral ?
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 ?
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.
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!
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.
1 week ago
Basalt Monolith occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%