Grim Monolith

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Grim Monolith


Grim Monolith doesn't untap during your untap step.

: Add to your mana pool.

: Untap Grim Monolith.

thefiresoflurve on Sounds About White to Me

3 days ago

Grim Monolith is really intended as a combo piece in certain decks - you can totally cut that, too.

Jack-Frost on Wrath of the Revel

6 days ago

I already have a copy of Grim Monolith so the money aspect isn't an issue. With regards to playing things faster, it would definitely work, and definitely be impactful, but i'm happy with how things are. I'll playtest it with MindStone as I prefer the immediate mana and being able to tap rather than slower mana like Steve.

I've considered Ancient Tomb but I never liked being pinged every time I tapped it. I'll look at it again for the deck though.

Castle Garenbrig is already in the deck. It's a fantastic card and I love using it.

Skullclamp is a great card, and I ran it at one point, but spending the extra mana each time to use it slows things down and I generally don't want to spend the mana on it. My dragons don't die that often, and when they do it's often to exile. I like Greater Good effects better where I can sacrifice them at will and I only have to pay the cost once to put it on the battlefield.

Thank you for the suggestions! The deck has definitely been improving consistently. I generally don't have a budget for my decks as I've been playing for over 20 years and have owned many of the pricy cards for years (before they were pricy).

Jack-Frost on Wrath of the Revel

1 week ago

Fair, but if i'm doing that i'd almost be better off playing Grim Monolith as it'll accelerate me even faster, and I can untap it on the off turns when I don't need the mana. However, I like the fact that it taps for colored as my spells in this deck often tap for multiple colored pips. I'm actually leaning more towards Vexing Puzzlebox as it'll give me my colored mana as well as a fetch.

And in terms of being less threatening late game, this deck is honestly threatening the whole game. It just starts really quickly so it's hard to stop. There are very few times where dropping a Drakuseth, Maw of Flames, Scourge of the Throne, etc. with haste and doubled power/toughness isn't scary. That's why this deck works so well. It doesn't matter the turn. It just keeps going. If they remove one card I play another. If I need I can draw more cards and keep fighting. It's a really well tuned and consistent deck, and now that i'm playing in several different playgroups, some with board wipes, some with single target removal, and all with different playstyles and decks, I can confirm it works everywhere, regardless of the meta.

DryadArborGoesInCreaturePile on Vorinclex +1/+1 Theme EDH

2 weeks ago

Grim Monolith? xram666 is right. no sol ring, no commander deck.

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy

3 weeks ago

Hey king-saproling thanks for stopping by, appreciate the upvote and suggestions.

Sunforger would work well in this deck, especially if I made the suggested changes, but with such a tight list it would be difficult to find room for them. ATM there's only 9 targets in the deck for forger which doesn't seem worth it to me. It also seems a bit slow, but maybe that's just my opinion.

You're not the first person to recommend Moonsilver Key. I may have to give this a try, but again with the list being so tight already I'm not sure what I would cut for it. Any suggestions there?

Grim Monolith is currently excluded due to price, but the more I think about it the more I'm tempted to save up and buy one.

DawnsRayofLight on Chainer, Dementia Master

1 month ago

As someone who has played Chainer for close to a decade, I have some suggestions I would like to offer. (though everyone's decks run differently!)

34-35 lands is usually enough. I would recommend 34 with Agadeem's Awakening  Flip that gives you 5 spots:

In those spots:

Mana Crypt

Thought Vessel

Charcoal Diamond

Coldsteel Heart

Jet Medallion

(Or all the expensive artifacts like Grim Monolith or what have you)

In place of:

1x Cast Down--> Lethal Scheme: This card is amazing in any reanimator list

1x Culling the Weak--> Phyrexian Altar: you need more sac outlets with some staying power

1x Dismember--> Soul Transfer: seems janky, but versatile

1x Doom Blade--> Baleful Mastery: you can hit more with it.

1x Go for the Throat--> Infernal Grasp

1x Power Word Kill--> Deadly Rollick/Altar of Dementia: for a better killspell or for a sac outlet

1x Sacrifice--> Ashnod's Altar: need more sac outlets with staying power

1x Terror--> Meteor Golem: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove

1x Victim of Night--> Karn Liberated: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove

Cruel Tutor--> Mikaeus, the Unhallowed: bonkers for some staying power, also has combo potential

Unmarked Grave--> Putrid Goblin: this or Walking Ballista are good for combos with Mikaeus. Putrid GOblin + Ashnod's Altar/Phyrexian Altar + Mikaeus = infinite mana (or sub ashnod's altar for mill).

Suggested Drops, see next list for suggested replacements

Blood Pet--> sort of an eh card, I might think of something with more oomph

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip--> I do like her, she just never did anything when I ran her.

Ruthless Technomancer: I have debated a lot adding him, in something like Korvold, he is an all-star, in chainer, he can be good, but I would almost always rather have Disciple of Bolas

Skirge Familiar: I get the reason it is in here, but there are better cards.

Black Market: It's nice, but can be too slow.

Liliana of the Dark Realms: I just have never been a big fan, she feels too lackluster.

Final Parting: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough

Sidisi, Undead Vizier: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough

Rune-Scarred Demon: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough, there also some stronger creatures to fit in the spot.


Archon of Cruelty: expensive mana wise but an all star.

Kokusho, the Evening Star: has been in my deck from the beginning and has flat out won me games.

Brainstealer Dragon: seems janky, but I added to just try it and it has been amazing.

Black Market Connections: You need more draw (also helps with ramp)

Phyrexian Arena: You need more draw

Bolas's Citadel: an amazing card. Wins games all the time.

Disciple of Bolas: card draw and life gain

Fell Stinger: card draw

Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed: Great for recursion

Reanimate, Liliana, Death's Majesty, Living Death. and Animate Dead: it is good to have other means of reanimation if Chainer keeps getting removed (I also suggest sac outlets to help keep your creatures from getting exiled when they spot remove Chainer)

Hope this helps! Here is my list to maybe show you how I run the list: The True Meaning of Death and Taxes

The_War_Mammoth on Watered down cEDH list

2 months ago


I'm trying to get into cEDH and I found a list with the partner pairing of Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder // Thrasios, Triton Hero

The list was super expensive (over 10k) so I had to take out all the OG dual lands and 0 cmc mana rocks so first thing I'd appreciate it if someone could look at the mana base and tell me if it's good or if I should change something (nothing over 60$ per card thx).

I'm also not sure about my wincons. I have a few listed in the deck's description if I could get suggestions on that too.

last thing is that I was wondering since I had to change so much if I was better off switching to a more hatebear deck with alternate or wins.


king-saproling on Full Metal Alchemy

2 months ago

Sunforger seems like it'd be fun here, especially if you included Pull from Eternity and maybe even Tithe + Mistveil Plains. It can also fetch combo pieces via Enlightened Tutor.

Also Moonsilver Key might interest you as a tutor for certain combo pieces (Monolith, Metalworker, Ironworks, Treasure Vault, etc.)

I take it Grim Monolith is excluded due to price?

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