MTG Combo: Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth

This combo generates infinite colourless mana.

  1. Have all permanents and any other source of two mana on the battlefield.
  2. Tap Basalt Monolith to generate .
  3. Spend that mana to activate Basalt Monolith's untap ability and put it on the stack.
  4. Generate two mana from any other source to pay for Rings of Brighthearth triggered ability, copying the untap ability from Basalt Monolith, and putting that copied ability on the stack.
  5. Let one untap ability resolve, and tap Basalt Monolith to generate in response to the second untap ability.
  6. Let the second untap ability resolve and tap Basalt Monolith to generate for a total of six colourless mana floating.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6, using the mana generated by Basalt Monolith to pay for every iteration after the first.


jemm13 on Paradox Arcum

1 month ago

I run Aetherflux reservoir as an alt wincon incase walking ballista is exiled. I use hangerback as an "I'm f*ed" last resort.Also I run phyrexian walker as a 4th 0 drop artifact creature so Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth becomes much more viable. I also run Guilded Drake but that's more of a defensive preference (I also run more counterspells, and one or two less creatures from your list).

Unfortunately I'm missing some of the more expensive and powerful artifacts and lands and don't run any enchantments and I don't have the more expensive sorcery cards (but I would run many if I could).I also run one or two stax pieces because my lack of the more expensive mana artifacts affects my speed, but will be replaced in time into an actual stax deck.

Cereal_Killer on Order of Stolen Will

2 months ago

Personally I find your deck better now than it was before, I really apreciate the shift to Esper, but I'll make some little changes:

I'd cut Rootborn Defenses, to get the synergy you need 7 mana, and what about if an opponent has a Remand? Obviously this isn't such big problem, but consider that Rootborn Defenses gives your creatures indestructible and puts only a 1/1 on the battlefield. If you really want to have that synergy in your deck I suggest you Make a Stand (because a +1 +0 to all creatures is better than a token), or Selfless Spirit.

Just one technical term: combo is something that goes infinite or that instantly makes you win the match (for example infinite mana with Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth or Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank , synergy is when two cards have effects that do really well when used both.

As for the lands think about Godless Shrine, Hallowed Fountain, Flooded Strand, Glacial Fortress, Fetid Heath, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Irrigated Farmland, they are very helpful if you need specifical colours. In my opinion you should reduce them, I find 24 too much.

As for planeswalker here are some good for your deck: Sorin, Lord of Innistrad, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Elspeth Tirel, Elspeth, Knight-Errant.

Think about Zealous Persecution. It could be useful to boost your creatures and make less stronger the opponent ones.

I don't know if you want to add some things that will make you see your opponent's hand and discard some cards (personally I'd put some), but here are some names: Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Tidehollow Sculler, Duress, Despise, Kitesail Freebooter.

And here are some other removals: Day of Judgment, Damnation, Supreme Verdict, Anguished Unmaking, Path to Exile, Fatal Push, Utter End.

BodhiQL on Paradox Arcum

4 months ago

So I play a very similar deck, but on my combo turn I usually use Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth for infinite mana. In your videos you usually go for the Scrap Trawler route. Other than colored mana, what is the benefit of this because for me its time consuming and gets old to have to search out the creatures every game.

Comodou on Prepare Your Anus, Here Comes Arcanis

4 months ago

@Brewstorm I wanted to know why you put in Sky Diamond , Coldsteel Heart, and Star Compass . I really do think they're useless if you get into late game and you really need that one spec of mana to win, but you draw into one of these three cards.Also, why not Power Artifact in the deck? I know that you did take out the Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth combo out, so you'll have one less target for it, but you can still use it for Grim Monolith and Isochron Scepter, even though it doesn't decrease it to 0.

noved7 on God of The Blind Eternities

8 months ago

Dear Karzalar

Akroma's Memorial - Well don't I feel stupid, it really is an obvious card to use for a deck like this isn't it.

Omnath, Locus of Mana - I only just looked up the ruling for him plus Kruphix, God of Horizons I had assumed that my commander's effect would take priority but apparently not, you were completely correct thanks!

Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth - Unfortunately without both cards on the field neither does anything useful as far as I can tell and I'm not going to throw out other cards to make room for the fetches needed to make it happen

Pristine Talisman - I'll think about it, I'm just not sure what I would drop for it.

DVLuca on Memnarch's Madness

9 months ago

Hi darleen, I'm a fan of Memnarch and have listed it some tima ago but dismantled. I see you dont run Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth and Sensei's Divining Top to combo out with Mycosynth Lattice. But Scrying Sheets would be great. For all other things the deck seem realy solid so a +1 is a must for me.

Guerte on [[Primer]] - Breya: Doomsday Artificer (Updated)

11 months ago

Enral: You use Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth to make infinite mana. Activate Top's draw ability, copy with Rings, let the ability resolve, drawing you a card and putting SDT on top of your library. You still have one Top ability on the stack, so that one resolves and you draw the Top and since Top is no longer on the Battlefield, you don't put it on top of your library. Cast SDT again and repeat.

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1 year ago

Also, basically what TronIsloveTronislife said, except the infinite combos. Only one I have at the moment is Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth , and that's more for the pieces themselves than the combo.