MTG Combo: Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth

This combo generates infinite colourless mana.

  1. Have all permanents and any other source of two mana on the battlefield.
  2. Tap Basalt Monolith to generate .
  3. Spend that mana to activate Basalt Monolith 's untap ability and put it on the stack.
  4. Generate two mana from any other source to pay for Rings of Brighthearth triggered ability, copying the untap ability from Basalt Monolith , and putting that copied ability on the stack.
  5. Let one untap ability resolve, and tap Basalt Monolith to generate in response to the second untap ability.
  6. Let the second untap ability resolve and tap Basalt Monolith to generate for a total of six colourless mana floating.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6, using the mana generated by Basalt Monolith to pay for every iteration after the first.


Maizena on Aminatou Tutor Club

2 months ago

Awesome deck!

I would add the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo! A easy combo that is safer and cheaper than the old Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth you used to run.

If you have the budget, Mana Crypt and Mana Vault are a must in almost any cEDH deck!

For last, Smothering Tithe is just amazing!!

VietMoneys on Stuffy Doll for President

3 months ago

Hey greyson161, thanks for the kind words. I wouldn't really consider my build of Nin to be a competitive take, necessarily. I've devoted a fair bit of the deck to pulling Stuffy Doll from my library, as his strange mechanic sort of breaks the balance inherent in Nin's ability, allowing you to draw cards and deal direct damage simultaneously. This is a bit cutesy and definitely way too disruptable/expensive to be considered a cEDH wincon, but it makes me smile!

That said, this deck definitely includes a number of ways to create "infinite" mana, many of which are cEDH Staples. Grim Monolith + Power Artifact , Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth , Metalworker + Staff of Domination , and Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron can all accomplish that feat, and that is a mighty tool indeed in this deck. Not only is it a one-hit KO with the aforementioned Stuffy Doll interaction, but boat-loads of mana can be translated very simply into boatloads of cards. Usually I'm dropping an ETB creature, cashing in its value, then slamming it for as much damage as I can afford in order to refil my hand. There are a number of cards that cause damage/loss of life when I draw, including both Niv Mizzets, Psychosis Crawler , and - a bit more indirectly - The Locust God . I also run Blightsteel and Lightning Greaves for good measure, and Laboratory Maniac is a great wincon when I'm over 100 mana. Oh, and even though I find the combo distateful, this deck also runs Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscripts , because both halves of that combo are independently excellent in this deck.

Hope some of this was helpful/interesting! For my part, I think more competitive builds of Nin are less creature-heavy and run a bit more control/wheel effects. The Spike Feeders YouTube channel often features a pretty spicy build of Nin, which you can see pop off in this episode: Of course, this was before we lost Paradox Engine (RIP). Happy brewing!

SaigoNoShinwa on Urza

3 months ago

Infinite Mana Combos

Grim Monolith + Power Artifact = infinite mana

Basalt Monolith + Power Artifact = infinite mana

Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth = infinite mana

Aphetto Alchemist + Rings of Brighthearth + artifact that make 3+ mana = infinite mana

Aphetto Alchemist + Illusionist's Bracers + artifact that make 1+ mana = infinite mana

Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter + artifact that make 3+ mana = infinite mana

Grand Architect + Pili-Pala = infinite mana

discipleofgary73 on Derevi, the Tap Dancer

3 months ago

I love Derevi's ability. She was actually the OG commander on my enchantress EDH deck. This deck looks great, but if you ever feel more in the need for even more tapping shenanigans, maybe try out Glare of Subdual , Stoic Angel , Kismet , Dawnglare Invoker , and Bear Umbra . This deck is pretty creature-heavy, so I doubt this could be helpful, but I always love Defense of the Heart for getting the creatures you want out. The only other things that immediately come to mind are the Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth infinite mana combo and Grim Monolith .

LoyalPaladin on Gateway to the sun & void

4 months ago

Hey, man! I looked into your deck and I would probably go with a decklist that is a little more consistent. My primary deck is Azorius artifact-control, so this is up my alley.

Essentially, it looks like you are trying to hit infinite mana ASAP. I bumped up your Isochron Scepter 's to max, and dropped all your Sol Ring s in favor of Basalt Monolith s. While at face value the monoliths look lesser, they go infinite on their own with Isochron and Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth are a complicated, but instant two-card-combo.

Azorius is awesome at control, but can run a little slow compared to some other color combos. A little stax/pillow fort components like Propaganda and Ghostly Prison should keep people from swinging at you as often and you have mana for days.

I trimmed down your creature base so that you had a higher probability of going infinite and added two Palladium Myr s to help that process along. Render Silent and Supreme Verdict can save you from other control decks, and you shouldn't have consistency issues at all, so I pulled a few copies of Tinker .

Your win cons are Infinite Mana + Sands of Delirium , swinging with a Metalwork Colossus , or just hitting that 0 button on Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist and swinging for lethal. I know you are put against mill semi-frequently, so I tossed in a Leyline of Sanctity (which is being re-printed in M20!) and I pumped up your land-base to just below the standard for a 60 card deck (24 lands).

I did not go through and hyperlink everything, just new cards I have added.

Artifact (17)

Sorcery (3)

Land (23)

Creature (5)

Instant (8)

Enchantment (3)

Planeswalker (1)

BMHKain on What to add/cut for cEDH ...

4 months ago

@bushido_man96 I knew about Suns_Champion alright. But I believe he stated he too is unfamiliar in the cEDH field as well.

Well, I got a signal to spread out into a field that opposes even though Feather, the Redeemed is in Tier 3; a landmark, but not good enough in my book.

You probably don't know that many cEDH goers, & even if you do, how even fewer can work this out? I, mean, I don't even have that many basics for Land Tax , & I've 5 combos to make that each represents a way to win. I already done infinite mill via Altar of the Brood & Ancestral Statue , this is not only cheaper than Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace , but also more compact. But what about Prismite ? I'm using this in an Infinite Colored combo outside of Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth (& Sol Ring...).

Not impressed? I'm still planning this out BTW. ;)

BMHKain on What to add/cut for cEDH ...

4 months ago

Well, I decided. I'm using Prismite as my Mana Dork that can do infinite Color/colorless Mana. The question though is: Besides Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth (& a 2 Mana Source... -_-), how else to use all that power by any means? I mean, Grim Monolith isn't compatable w/ Rings: Untapping Grim Monolith merely untaps at the price of . Copying the untap 4 for 4 has the adding up to the 6 made from making , Copy the untap, you're back to Square 1. We have no Power Artifact /similar in these colors. But I do have a question since you're inept at this field of magic.
bushido_man96, I need to find someone who's knowledgeable about cEDH, & believes the possibility of cEDH Boros; but not just Feather, the Redeemed . Who do you know? I'm currently trying to update my deck profiles w/ more proper descriptions as of now; just to gain even a little bit of respect after my previous 3 years of mentality of sources nobody here even knows exists. As Peter Capaldi as The Doctor stated: I've made many mistakes. & It's about time I did something about that.

BMHKain on cEDH Boros is rewritten as a Vengeful Martyr

4 months ago

Infinite Tests:

Test 1: Infinite Mana.

Cards used: Sol Ring , Opaline Unicorn or Prismite , & Clock of Omens

Test One: Twilight Sparkle is Promoted to Transcendence Beyond Dimensional Layers.

  1. Opaline Unicorn , Sol Ring , & Clock of Omens are in play. Activate Clock. Tap Clock & Ring. Untap Sol Ring . Tap Opaline Unicorn for mana.

  2. Progress resets. Clock of Omens is tapped, & Sol Ring is untapped. Can't do any further activations as there is not enough untapped targets.

Result: Expelling from all form of education.

This also rules out Alloy Myr , & Scuttlemutt .

Test Two: Unity is not enough unless Odds can help the Evens is oppose to hurting them; hard.

  1. Prismite , Sol Ring , & Clock of Omens are in play. Clock activates. Tap Prismite , & Clock of Omens . Clock of Omens untaps. Sol Ring taps to allow Prismite one Mana.

  2. Progress resets. Clock of Omens can't use its ability as the last of the 3 card combo.

Result: REKT


As it turned out; Prismite may be the best choice we have. It's Pauper friendly, & I'd like an infinite Colored Mana combo outside of Treasure Makers like Wily Goblin . I already might have a way, but I'd like something besides Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth . If that works, we have a new resident Mana Dork in strict officialness.

Reboot Complete.

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Now I just want an infinite Pauper Mana Combo w/ either Prismite , Opaline Unicorn , or that daned Pili-Pala ...

I'll zip it from here. Sorry for yet another Wall of Text...