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Rings of Brighthearth
Whenever you activate an ability, if it isn't a mana ability, you may pay . If you do, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.
Rings of Brighthearth Discussion
1 day ago
Some interesting thoughts here! I appreciate you taking the time to consider these interactions.
I have Thran Dynamo in and out of the deck, it's one of my staples. It's currently in the sideboard, but only for show ;) It sounds like you've playtested these colorless builds often enough, noted about the Rings of Brighthearth "mana overkill" scenario. Inventors' Fair is a great land, I actually forgot about that one, I'll add it to the maybeboard for now for folks to refer to.
Adding Blightsteel Colossus , Rogue's Passage and Manifold Key to the maybeboard as well to tinker with. My playgroup has beaten up Blightsteel with overusage pretty bad, so at this point it's less flavorful of a win style for me but I'm sure you are correct about it's overall usefulness over Endless One . For me it's all a flavor play!
Thanks for dropping in, these are helpful interaction points.
1 week 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 week 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 .
1 week ago
I've purposely not gone down a large token route. I definitely like having some but I just don't want this deck to be primarily token themed. Which without the token theme that does lower the value of sack outlets like Krark-Clan Ironworks some but I might play around with it to see how it goes.
Untapping is certainly fun but I'm not totally confident in how reliably I can pull it off. Grim Monolith just isn't quite in my price range right now but Mana Vault would definitely be something I take out another mana rock for.
1 week 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 ?
1 week ago
It depends on what you're trying to achieve. I've taken most of the tutors out ( Planar Portal and Planar Bridge fit the theme), and am trying to eliminate any infinite combos. Some cards like Lux Cannon are in for flavor, since every mad scientist needs a ray gun...
The five cards in my maybe board will be replacing Brainstorm , Basilisk Collar , Rings of Brighthearth , Clock of Omens , and Unsubstantiate . Endbringer is also too mana intensive and Urza needs a mount, so Nezahal, Primal Tide will replace it. Hope that helps.
2 weeks 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!
2 weeks ago
Hey Wicker, thanks for taking the time to comment!
Rings of Brighthearth occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.04%