Basalt Monolith

Basalt Monolith

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Basalt Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Basalt Monolith Discussion

RelinquishedAttempts on One Fox Makes a Big Difference

6 days ago

king-saproling, thank you for suggesting cards for this deck. You are the first and for that I am glad.

However, I don't know how much I want those cards... I addressed Basalt Monolith in the "About Infinite Mana" tab thing saying that I don't want cards that are too cheesy. Anyone could see that Basalt would be very strong, so it's not a very interesting choice for this deck. It's also a card I ran in the first iteration of the deck and it wasn't very fun since the deck isn't very strong nor competitive. Gemstone Array is a very cool card, I personally like storage effects even though they aren't that strong usually, but this deck feels more synergistic when I use tappy stuff, and tappy stuff sounds cool. This deck also has a fair bit of ramp as well. Livio, Oathsworn Sentinel is another cool card, but I think Flickerform or Angel of Condemnation are better and I've already taken out Flickerform. Mimic Vat is really neat and does have an advantage over Osgir, the Reconstructor and Feldon of the Third Path in that you can use opponents' creatures or stop a specific creature from entering the graveyard, but it's less flexible when it comes to choice and I don't know if I need more recursion.

I don't know if it's necessary for me to talk this much, but I felt like it was giving you more respect. If you think your suggestions are good and I just missed why, please tell me. I want to do what's best for this deck, especially since I made it so unfocused despite the investment I put in.

Last_Laugh on Narset Says "My Turn"

1 week ago

Ok, here because of you Cyclonic Rift vs. Omniscience post. Now, first off, why no extra combat spells?

Now, on to suggestions. I'll try to break it down by category and keep things budget friendly.

Ramp: Run LOTS more. Pentad Prism is the only 2 drop mana rock that'll net +2 different colored mana in the same turn (albeit, once). Fellwar Stone , Worn Powerstone , Coalition Relic , and Basalt Monolith are worth running also. Crystal Vein is handy in a pinch as well.

Haste Enablers : Need for Speed , Mass Hysteria , and/or Ashling's Prerogative are all excellent here.

Defense: Smoke is worth its weight in gold here and 100% deserves a spot.

Topdeck Manipulation: Dream Cache or Scroll Rack which is available in gold border for MUCH MUCH cheaper (as is Grim Monolith ).

Feel free to check out my list for ideas (especially for extra combats). Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

Profet93 on Eldrazi

1 week ago

Sensei's Divining Top - Utility + Smooth out draws

Mystic Forge - Cast half your deck

Above 2 + Ugin Ineffable = Infinite Draw

Thran Dynamo > Sissay Ring

Basalt Monolith - Ramp

Rings of Brighthearth - Utility, extra draw with top

Above 2 = Infinite mana

MTsoulz on Sydri's Wurmcoil Tribal

3 weeks ago

Have you thought about the card Forsaken Monument ? It can help with beat down and makes infinite mana with Basalt Monolith .

AShadyZebra on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 month ago

I'm making a similar version of this deck on a budget. Between Chromatic Star and Conjurer's Bauble , which do you like more? Since Star's draw effect isn't attached to its ability, you can actually sacrifice it to other things and still get your card. The Bauble is more flexible because it doesn't require free mana to activate and it actually provides some limited utility. Other cards I'm interested in are are Lithoform Engine and Forsaken Monument . Thoughts?

Beyond that, I agree that Zirda, the Dawnwaker seems like a superb card in this deck. Beyond synergizing very well with a large number of cards, it also serves as an alternative trigger for your infinite mana combo with Basalt Monolith . To find space, I would consider removing Umbral Mantle , Staff of Domination , and Walking Ballista . Aside from cases where you have infinite mana, these cards seem distinctly bad to me.

On a final note, I am honestly a huge fan of Cursed Mirror . It's mediocre if you play it as mana rock, but it's absolutely brutal if you use Osgir to recur it and copy your opponent's beatstick commander several times over. I've won several games using that strategy.

Gidgetimer on Random Combo Deck Build-Off

2 months ago

If you are going to have a budget, you should also cap the price of the combo and have people reroll combos over a certain monetary value. In an extreme case as an example Power Artifact + Grim Monolith already surpasses the budget set above at $670 and would inspire very similar decks to Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth which costs $8.

I would be interested to do this as well, I just won't start building until the weekend at the earliest.

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