Basalt Monolith

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon

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Basalt Monolith

Artifact

Basalt Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.

: Gain .

: Untap Basalt Monolith.

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Basalt Monolith Discussion

Last_Laugh on Narset, the Temporal Storm

4 days ago

I'll try to keep things budget friendly. First, get rid of all 7 of your mana rocks that cost but only add 1 mana. Generator Servant , Basalt Monolith , Worn Powerstone , Coalition Relic , Crystal Vein , and Lotus Petal if it's in budget.

Aqueous Form , Bonus Round , Smoke , Cataclysm , Razia's Purification , Long-Term Plans , Brainstorm , Dream Cache , Ral Zarek , and Dragon Breath are all good budget(ish) options.

Caerwyn on What are some reliable wincons ...

2 weeks ago

One correction to GhostChieftain’s point - Grim Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth does not work, though Rings and Basalt Monolith does.

I’m a rather big fan of Urza, Lord High Artificer as a win condition, since he both turns your non-rock Artifacts into coloured mana rocks, and serves as an outlet for infinite mana. He makes for a relatively easy Lab Man win that mitigates your concerns with that line. You can exile your entire library, including your counterspells, cast lab man with counterspells to protect it, then fire off a draw one (still with protection) for the win.

GhostChieftain on What are some reliable wincons ...

2 weeks ago

Im going to go ahead and not assume that you have anything quite yet and go through the common inf mana lines as well as infinite The Chain Veil . Sorry if these are redundant, but I feel like I shouldn't assume.

Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal + at least 3 mana worth of mana rocks= inf mana

Grim Monolith / Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth / Power Artifact = inf colorless mana

Deadeye Navigator + Peregrine Drake / Palinchron / Great Whale = inf land untaps

Grand Architect + Pili-Pala = inf mana

High Tide + Palinchron = inf mana

High Tide + Capsize + Palinchron / Great Whale =inf land untaps

Deadeye Navigator + Deceiver Exarch + Gilded Lotus =inf mana

The Chain Veil + Teferi, Temporal Archmage = infinite pw abilities

The Chain Veil + Teferi, Temporal Archmage + Tezzeret the Seeker = inf pw abilities w/o confusing new players

The Chain Veil + Everflowing Chalice w/at least 4 counters+ Tezzeret the Seeker = inf pw abilities

High Tide + Candelabra of Tawnos + The Chain Veil + Tezzeret the Seeker = $$$inf pw abilities and inf mana

With inf mana, anything that has forced draw x or mill x wins the game.

Another reliable win con is Karn, the Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice as long as your opponents don't have a board presence.

With inf mana Deadeye Navigator combos, you can add in Deceiver Exarch to any of them and tap down your opponents at upkeep or better yet Riftwing Cloudskate / Venser, Shaper Savant to bounce all of their permanents.

You could also Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir + Knowledge Pool / Omen Machine to lock them out of casting spells

Hopefully at least something here helps!

Cibulek on Crazy Artifact Infinite EDH

3 weeks ago

Jason_Haley no need to remove the combo you mentioned. Basalt Monolith works just fine with Rings of Brighthearth . You don't copy it's mana ability but the untap, that's legal.

dingusdingo on Kethis the Hidden Druid cEDH

1 month ago

Blazenitro Basalt + Mesmeric does indeed flip the library, but there are a couple reasons I have decided to pass on it for Seeker of Skybreak instead

Basalt does have a few benefits over Seeker though

  • Harder to remove permanent type
  • No summoning sickness, you can engage the combo right away
  • No colored mana cost requirement (this has never been an issue in this deck, but still worth noting)

If you want to play this deck, you could choose to run Basalt Monolith in place of Seeker, or you could run them both. I have opted to run just one, as the two piece library flipper combo is still going to be slower and harder to assemble than Hermit Druid by himself.

Blazenitro on Kethis the Hidden Druid cEDH

1 month ago

Have you considered Basalt Monolith with Mesmeric Orb ? Seems like that would be a nice library flipper.

SideBae on Assuming Direct Control

1 month ago

Hey! I got a few suggestions... feel free to ignore any/all of them.

  1. There're some good mana rocks I think you missed. Mana Vault is awesome, although it can be ~$30 these days. Basalt Monolith is Grim Monolith 's little brother, and if you end up running either of them Voltaic Key or Manifold Key become their own Sol Ring s. Sculpting Steel and Phyrexian Metamorph are very powerful when they copy something like your Sol Ring or Thran Dynamo .

  2. If you have access to it, you should run Cyclonic Rift . Blue doesn't have many options for universal boardwipes, but the Rift is certainly a good one. It's especially good if you pair it with Windfall , which I think you should also be running. If you want to take this all the way, you can run Narset, Parter of Veils , too.

  3. Liquimetal Coating is good, since you can use it instead of Memnarch 's first ability. If you choose to run Karn, the Great Creator , you can turn off/nuke lands with the coating, too. Also Mycosynth Lattice .

  4. Training Grounds is pretty good with Memnarch .

  5. Depending on how many artifacts you end up with in your final list, you may find Lodestone Golem to be helpful.

  6. Dramatic Reversal on a Isochron Scepter can let you steal all permanents permanently... so that's a thought.

  7. If you want to keep with the 'stealing creatures' theme, in addition to your Control Magic you could use Sower of Temptation and/or Vedalken Shackles . I've found both to be useful.

  8. I love that you're running Ponder , Preordain and Brainstorm . You should consider some mass-draw spells in addition to the cantrips: things like Treasure Cruise , Dig Through Time and Fact or Fiction are all good at refilling your hand. In terms of permanent-based card-advantage, Staff of Nin is a card I've always really liked.

Right. That's all I got. Good luck!

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Basalt Monolith occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Blue: 0.47%

Red: 0.23%