Manalith

Manalith

Artifact

: Gain one mana of any colour.

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Set Rarity
Magic Game Night (GNT) Common
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Manalith occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Manalith Discussion

Kjartan on Door to Winning

1 week ago

Hmm.

I think you could improve a lot of aspects of this list without raising the price too much.

First of all, there are much more better mana rocks for what you're trying to achieve, I'd say.

Coalition Relic is the obvious one, but it is somewhat expensive. But honestly, just even Darksteel Ingot would be a slight improvement over for example Manalith. But there are plenty of options there. I would perhaps like to see Pentad Prism as it makes your win-con a full turn faster potentially. Or perhaps even better Rattleclaw Mystic. That card seems like a very good fit here.

Secondly, your mana base is abysmal. You're trying to go off like this with only Forests and a few scattered multi-lands? Seems unlikely. (What are you even playing Evolving Wilds for if you're only running forests?)

I'd remove 4 forests for 1 of each other basic land, at the very least.

I also have a few issues with you running Sylvan Scrying. It's a tool-box card, but it doesn't really help you get to your win-con. You have plenty of lands so you'll never be in shortage. Rampant Growth would be far, far better I'd say.

Also, my final point is that you're pretty slow... Which is fine, but slow decks need to be able to slow the game down to a pace where they can get to their win-con without getting killed on turn 4.

A card like Sylvan Caryatid can help you both ramp and block, (but that card is expensive so I understand if you're not getting it.)

Thragtusk is another tool to help you get there and it is currently very cheap. (Especially compared to its high power level)

Gl with it all.

multimedia on Yennett, Tribal Sovereign

3 weeks ago

Hey, I like the changes you've made, good job. Archmage Ascension is really interesting odd CMC tech with Yennett, nice.

Consistently in 99 card Commander you won't have Leyline of Anticipation and Leyline of Sanctity in your opening hand. In my opinion four mana for these effects is not worth it. Of the two, Anticipation is a better card, but it doesn't do much with Yennett because she already gives odd CMC cards you reveal flash. You can cast the card with no timing restrictions.

It's nice that Vanquisher's Banner is odd CMC, but I don't think you need it. You have much better repeatable draw from other sources that care about flying creatures who attack (Windreader), do combat damage (Bident) or busted draw (Consecrated). Most creatures here are high CMC/have flying; you'll get more draw from attacking then casting creatures especially since Yennett wants to be attacking. The anthem effect of Banner is not worth five mana or cheating it onto the battlefield because Sphinxs already have high power/flying; they don't really need the small +1/+1 pump.

Even though Planar Portal is repeatable it costs too much mana to cast and activate. It being even 6 CMC makes it even slower. Manalith is the least good mana rock here.


I did a little research into effects with Aminatou, the Fateshifter and Yennett. You can take some more advantage of her -1 blink. Ancestral Knowledge with Aminatou is repeatable manipulation of the top 10 cards of your library. When you blink Knowledge you shuffle your library and the upkeep cost goes away, it's reset. Even without Aminatou, Knowledge is good value for two mana since top 10 cards is a lot.

One problem you may run into is getting high CMC cards stuck in your hand unable to cast them. Aminatou's +1 can help with this, but currently it's the only effect that can help with this problem. Penance lets you repeatably at instant speed, for no mana cost, setup the top of your library with odd CMC cards in your hand for Yennett.

Mask of Memory is a repeatable draw effect that's good when your Commander has flying/evasion and playing other flying creatures helps too. Since Memory triggers when creature does combat damage then it will not disrupt the top of your library for Yennett since her trigger is when she attacks which is before combat damage is done. Idyllic Tutor is an odd CMC tutor to get Soothsaying or another enchantment.

Pervavita on Dimir Ramping

1 month ago

Burnished Hart would be good to add as with the The Scarab God you can recycle it into a 4/4 or get another 2 lands (4 total).

I would find a way to add them in, Manalith I think has a few better options, one being Silumgar Monument.

Ssserenity on Dimir Ramping

1 month ago

I run 8 artifacts in my Scarab God Zombies edh deck. They are: Chrome Mox, Everflowing Chalice, Hedron Archive, Star Compass and Manalith. The cards I am thinking of adding are Sol Ring, Commander's Sphere, Dimir Signet, and Firemind Vessel. Should I replace some of them or find ways to add them?

MGlBlaze on The Draconic Empire [Casual]

1 month ago

I just noticed; you aren't running Sol Ring? Kind of an insane idea, but if that's how you want the deck to be then more power to you. My immediate recommendation would be to take out Manalith and put Sol Ring back in, though. Manalith is an easy cut in general, since it's strictly worse than the vast majority of 3-cost mana rocks.

Cyclonic Rift may also interest you as far as board wipes go.

Cops150 on Can My Deck Succeed?

1 month ago

You might want to reduce the number of strategies, I believe you should generally be able to sort all cards of a good deck into 10-15 custom categories. Also Manalith should problably go and be replacede with either Prismatic Lens or Mana Geode under the same budget.

EldraziOfRavnica on draw hate

1 month ago

Even if this is a budget deck, Sinister Sabotage, Dissolve, and Dissipate are all cheap alternatives to Cancel. Even Manalith is strictly better than Obelisk of Grixis, and Chromatic Lantern and Coalition Relic come with upside. If those cost too much, Mana Geode is still better. Please make these upgrades. They will make the deck better. Love the description! Why does TappedOut think this is a standard deck?

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