Basalt Monolith

Basalt Monolith


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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Basalt Monolith Discussion

Grubbernaut on Colorless Support Over 40 of …

4 weeks ago

To be more specific: Lunar Necklace, Ashlands, and Mox Moonstone are all "too good" to exist in EDH, imo. We already have Ancient Tomb, City of Traitors, Crystal Vein, Mox Diamond, Mox Opal, Grim Monolith, Sol Ring, Basalt Monolith, and the plethora of good-but-not-great rocks; the problem with trying to push colorless is that you inadvertantly push all the other colors at the same time.

For it to be more balanced, you'd need some sort of clause that prevented use on colored spells, in colored decks, etc.

WalbenQuakeblade on Jhoira cEDH

1 month ago

Doomshlang I can see the concept behind Teferi's Ageless Insight however for it to work you have to have Jhoira on the field. Vedalken Archmage works almost as a second Jhoira in the list. As most of our historic spells are Artifacts this allows for Archmage to trigger on most spells we cast.

You're welcome for the Eruth tech. She has been an absolute powerhouse in the list since she has been printed. She is so effective coupled with Jhoira on board that not running Thassa's Oracle was unthinkable.

Basalt Monolith actually has been in the list from the very beginning even without Basalt rings combo; which has actually never been in the list. Monolith is simply in the list because for 3 mana we get 3 mana, and in some instances with cost reducers we get 3 mana for less. Just another efficient artifact in the list until something better comes along.

All in all this list has had many many changes over the years. From Dramatic Scepter lines to only having Aetherflux as a win condition. Slowly over the years the list has become more and more refined with changes becoming more and more difficult to make. I'm sure over the next year though something will come out that is a perfect fit for the list or a strictly better version of something in the list, that's what happened with Witching Well being taken out in favor of Mnemonic Sphere.

Thanks again for checking out the list!

Doomshlang on Jhoira cEDH

1 month ago

Would you consider Teferi's Ageless Insight as a strict upgrade to Vedalken Archmage, since it's basically just an historic version of it? I've been playing a pretty jank more-like-cheerios version of cEDH Jhoira but I've been trying to get the list less fragile, and I've found it a bit more consistent overall.

I never even thought of running Eluth, I'm definitely stealing that idea!

I was also wondering if Basalt Monolith being in the deck still is a holdover from a basalt rings mana combo or if I'm just missing an interaction it currently could have? Overall, sweet list, love seeing everyone's take on Jhoira lists!

Azeworai on Kura, the Boundless Sky [Lands]

2 months ago

Lands is always a magnificent archetype, and it is one to which I may offer some insights.

The second deck I have ever constructed, remaining my favourite to this day is Hazezon Tamar lands matter. After six years of tinkering, I can say with confidence that I know the strategy quite well.

As for The Boundless Sky, she opens up some splendid possibilities.

Given Green's affinity for finding specific lands, you have the ability to run combos with specific cards and lands.

Let us begin with the creative cards.

Lifeline looks to be terrifying with Kura, for she will return to play at end of turn if she dies. If you have a sacrifice effect at instant speed, or even just an untapped High Market, this can make a monstrosity whenever it pleases.

One of the best cards in my deck is Finale of Promise. It finds powerful pieces such as Dark Depths and Thespian's Stage, or Field of the Dead and Gaea's Cradle. Fun!

Due to Field of the Dead, you should split your basic to be both snow and nonsnow. This will offer more names for the idoneous progenitor of zombies.

For generic inclusions I enjoy, Petrified Field returns strong utility sources, Ulvenwald Hydra is a large behemoth which works with Life's Legacy effects whilst tutoring out a Gaea's Cradle.

For ramp, Nature's Lore, Three Visits, Rampant Growth, Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Sakura-Tribe Elder, and Skyshroud Claim are some of the best cards of acceleration in the format, thereat being on-theme as averse to Basalt Monolith.

As much as it may not seem, interaction is rather important. Beast Within hits everything and Primal Command is lovely utility. Scavenger Grounds is a helpful piece of hate to find in dire circumstances.

Bounce lands can make for disturbing lines of play, such as tutoring with Crop Rotation for a Boros Garrison, thereupon returning a Gaea's Cradle to hand, playing it and tapping it for even more mana. For your strategy, I recommend Guildless Commons.

Thence is all I have time to type, but Kura looks a scourge in the command zone.

If you care to peer upon my own masterpiece in the lands archetype, you may find it here:

The Lands Restored

May all of fortune betide!

Niko9 on Who is Your Favorite Tribal …

2 months ago

Massacar I definitely run Mesmeric Orb : ) If no one removes it early, it can go nuts. I've even had to sac it a few times to Grinding Station to not deck myself. But I do have a decent amount of cards to play out of the graveyard like Sevinne's Reclamation and Spectral Steel so unless it goes too far Mesmeric Orb is one of the best cards in the deck.

And I've thought about Basalt Monolith and it may be very good. It can be hard sometimes to assemble combos in this deck though, like monolith plus Unwinding Clock because there is every chance that I'm going to mill one or both of them. But it might be good.

I'll try to put this deck up today, it's a fun one : )

Massacar on Who is Your Favorite Tribal …

2 months ago

Niko9 do you run Mesmeric Orb + Basalt Monolith? If not that would fit your self mill strategy very well.

Wuzibo on Weakest Mono Color

2 months ago


My deck didn't just have 1 line to win. I sometimes won when leyline was out and i didn't get a graveyard. It just became much harder because the whole point of playing daretti is to use his rummage ability to pitch big artifacts into your graveyard and cheat them out. I could still use it and pitch stuff i didn't need and extra lands away, but it was a loss in value.

Some of the wincons were boardwiping and then Blightsteel Colossus combat damage

Mindslaver locking.

Platinum Angel + Moltensteel Dragon + Soul Conduit Pay down to zero life then switch life totals with people. Combine with voltaic key to do it to a 2nd person, then pay down a little more and swing at the guy who doesn't have fliers with a dragon that has like 40 power.

Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame infinite dualcaster mages with haste that swing and win

Hellkite Tyrant + Mycosynth Lattice steal opponent's stuff and usually win on my next upkeep

Mycosynth Lattice+Karn, the Silver Golem blow up all their 0 mana rocks and all their lands for the low price of 1 mana a piece. Not a win con in and of itself, but basically is. Rings of Brighthearth+Basalt Monolith to make infinite colorless mana to pump Steel Hellkite infinitely and use Staff of Domination or a red X spell which i can hit someone with, and Stuffy Doll could be the target to hit them anyway even if they gave themselves hexproof.

I've seen godo. I saw it years ago too. I'll play it one day i promise lol.

DawnsRayofLight on How many days until CMDRBAN?!

3 months ago

Why Clone and the Doppleganger? Wouldn't Clever Impersonator and Phyrexian Metamorph and the like be a bit better? (metamorph would get copied by Jin, you could also use Imposter Mech)

You could run some infinite mana combos like Pili-Pala + Grand Architect and Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth

Sensei's Divining Top with The Reality Chip or Mystic Forge and Foundry Inspector/Etherium Sculptor all you to draw your deck, you can combo with Aetherflux Reservoir

Hullbreaker Horror and Tidespout Tyrant can combo with your mana rocks, Jin can help too to basically bounce the field and lock them out.

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