Grim Monolith

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Rare

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Grim Monolith

Artifact

Grim Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.

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Grim Monolith Discussion

bushido_man96 on Win con for UR mana ...

3 days ago

Cards like Overburden , Storm Cauldron , and Mana Breach all fall into the category of what you want to do, I think. If you are looking to cast Wildfire every game, consistently, then you need some tutors, like Mystical Tutor and Gamble , and if there are others, you need them, too. If you lean too heavily on Wildfire , though, people will figure it out an hold up counters or other answers. Sunder is good, too, if you can run ways to get your lands back on the board.

Other than that, card draw and ramp are your two best friends. Jam in all the good draw you can, and probably ramp with artifacts, like Grim Monolith and Basalt Monolith , Mox Diamond , Lotus Petal , Mana Vault , along with your package Sol Ring and Izzet Signet , and those other staple mana rocks. If you end up going artifact heavy, Metalworker might be worth fitting in.

Good luck with your build. Do you have a list yet you could share? I'd like to see it.

HEXPROOOOF on Savage Cheeks

4 days ago

@Philoctetes i have playing with ur kami deck in cockatrice and I found much better all the assemblies I've ever played, at least for me xd. But I'm thinking of making this deck in real life and currently it does not fit into my budget. So I took some cards: Grim Monolith , Pithing Needle , Sunstone , Blightsteel Colossus , Spellseeker , Back to Basics , Copy Artifact , Treachery , Cryptic Command , Academy Ruins , Maze of Ith , Tolaria West and Expropriate (I accept suggestions on removing some non-essential and expensive cards.)

Could you give me suggestions to replace them? I think you're the best person for this, I admire your post.

Is my first time on tappedout and sry for my english.

Thanks!

mariowen on [cEDH] Krenko Combo [Primer]

5 days ago

TheGeneralAdvisor thank you very much for your considerations, you have given me a lot of food for thought.

I agree with your view that Wheel of Fate probably doesn’t earn the place. The more tuned the deck has become, the more suspend has been situational (need to cast it in the first few turns otherwise it’s a dead card). This might be a good cut to try Apex of Power . My only reservation is ten mana is a significant investment as would normally be expecting to win (or have been knocked out) by then. Certainly worth trying though!

If I could afford a Gauntlet of Might I would definitely swap out Extraplanar Lens . I have lost count the number of times that it has ramped me to a win when the early game had been thwarted. I also plan to pick up a Grim Monolith just to tune/speed the deck up a bit.

Goblin Bushwhacker is always cast for its kicker cost as a 2-mana, single turn haste enabler to combo off. Goblin Ringleader is a holdover from when it was more tribal based deck, and your probably right it needs removing. Moggcatcher is there to tutor up Skirk Prospector or one of the haste enabling goblins. With this list’s lack of tutors, I would definitely think she earns the spot to stay.

I used to run Aggravated Assault , but took it out to lower the curve. Now that the deck has lots of ways to produce infinite mana, I think it may be worth testing again.

I have tried Anger but could never consistently get it in the bin and don’t have space to dedicate for it to work. Hopefully a more efficient haste enabler than Ogre Battledriver comes in time and I will drop it.

I love the idea of extra turns, it’s not something I have given any thought to. I have picked up both Final Fortune and Last Chance and will start playtesting!

Thank you so much man, your comment was awesome!

toxicliam on Nekusar's Perfect Storm

5 days ago

So if I wanted to play a “budget” version of this, would Force of Will , Snapcaster Mage , Grim Monolith and the expensive non basic lands be a good place to start or are they too important to replace? They don’t seem to be super integral besides the lands. What other things would you recommend cutting to cheapen it up a bit?

SamsWrath on Cats in Steel

6 days ago

A few options you have that could help are: Auriok Steelshaper , Oreskos Explorer and Shalai, Voice of Plenty . They aren't cats but, they would have good synergy with your overall deck construction.

Another great choice for a tribal deck is Coat of Arms .

It never hurts to have more creature tutors--especially in a tribal deck. A few you might consider are: Recruiter of the Guard , Eladamri's Call , Enlightened Tutor , Idyllic Tutor , Altar of Bone , Green Sun's Zenith , Sylvan Tutor and Summoner's Pact .

If you want to go faster you'll need to get more lands out fast and/or mana rocks. That's where green comes in. White has a few spells like Land Tax , Tithe and Oreskos Explorer but, green has stuff like: Burgeoning , Carpet of Flowers , Exploration Utopia Sprawl , Wild Growth , Land Grant , Crop Rotation , Sylvan Scrying , Azusa, Lost but Seeking , Birds of Paradise and Bloom Tender .

Other options for going faster are: Chrome Mox , Grim Monolith , Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Mox Amber , Mox Diamond and Mox Opal .

Its also not a bad idea to toss in a few more instant-speed removal spells such as: Swords to Plowshares , Wear Away , Sundering Growth , Nature's Claim , Naturalize , Natural State , Dispatch , Disenchant , Afterlife , Beast Within , Crib Swap and Oblation .

TheGeneralAdvisor on [cEDH] Krenko Combo [Primer]

1 week ago

I think I would speed the deck up. You have a lot of control here, and if your meta needs it that’s fine, but cards like Stranglehold , Blood Moon and the like are all very slow. It’s basically skipping a turn to play them and hope that nobody deals with it, and they don’t actually advance you winning the game. Wheel of Fate is way too slow as well. As a personal opinion, I also find cards like Extraplanar Lens very clunky and vulnerable, and they rarely speed the game up faster than a Gauntlet of Might . Power is a fine substitute although I think it’s probably too slow for what you’re doing.

Sword of the Paruns is a slow combo piece that I probably wouldn’t run over the other options you’re already running. Goblin Bushwhacker , Goblin Ringleader , and Moggcatcher can be cut as well. You don’t have enough gobos unless you recruit them and it’s not worth a slot in the deck for that synergy. Finding another card draw would be much better. Bushwhacker isn’t necessary; you just have more efficient ways of winning. I think even Boggart Shenanigans could be cut as it’s somewhat redundant and slows the deck down.

If you find yourself going infinite pretty quick (which is the goal obviously) Apex of Power will get you there. It’s easy to cast (sometimes just with a ritual or hymn) and should finish the game for you. Aggravated Assault is pretty standard for Krenko combo as well.

You already have most of the cheap rocks aside from Grim Monolith , so I’d probably add that one. Also Final Fortune and Last Chance are essentially Time Walk for a deck that really just wants another turn to finish the game. Anger is a better haste enabler than Ogre Battledriver and you can add Cathartic Reunion to give you another discard outlet.

I think as a guideline for straight combo decks, a card should answer a few basic questions:

  1. Does this card help me win, and if so, how fast is it compared to the rest of the deck? (ramp, lands, tutors, card draw, turns)

  2. If this is a combo card, is it the most efficient one I can run? If it’s not, is it worth having the redundancy?

  3. If it’s not a combo card and it’s not helping me win faster, why is it in the deck? (Meta, utility, maybe some recovery)

I’m sure there’s something I missed but hopefully this is useful to you.

BattleHulk on Endless. Mindless. Mikaeus.

1 week ago

Took out Caged Sun and Thought Vessel and replaced with Mana Vault and Grim Monolith to improve ramp and lower CMC. I'm considering adding Mox Diamond and Mox Opal as well. Maybe remove one of my 6 drops in the process.

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