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Just to be clear, if you are using this with the Rings of Briarhearth combo, you are copying the untap ability and will need 2 extra mana to get it started. You use the monolith to pay for its own untap ability, put both copies on the stack and then tap the monolith between the resolutions. You will net 1 mana each time around (3 in the pool with 2 "held" for use with the Rings).
Posted By: ultramyst (11/25/2013 7:21:04 AM)


You aren't copying the Basalt Monolith's mana ability. With some clever play around the stack you can get infinite mana copying the second ability. You tap the basalt then untap it using its second ability using the rings to copy that second ability. The copy ability will resolve first untapping it, before the original untap ability resolves you tap the monolith again for another three mana.
Posted By: Moxxy (12/5/2013 5:01:29 PM)


Yes yes, lots of cheap mana and obvious combo with power artifact or the wake trasher.

One of its most elegant uses is with morph creatures. Especially when you're playing the reactive morph deck you really need your right colors of mana, and this is one convenient way to assure that. And the three mana you can buyback is pretty sweet.
Posted By: Shiizu (11/8/2013 12:51:12 PM)


The thing looks like it sure would cost at least three mana to turn it upright again after tipping it over.
Posted By: GalectrodeIsMyWaifu (10/29/2013 11:47:10 PM)


Well, I didn't expect this. What a mother of a combo piece!
Posted By: RJDroid (10/29/2013 6:12:50 PM)


To quote another user: "goes infinite with basalt monolith"
Just imagine that. This giant monolith falling over, getting back up, falling over....... hope no one lives in it.
Posted By: Goatllama (10/30/2013 8:10:29 AM)



Haha, I love this thing. Memories of wacky adventures with Myr Welder and a Staff of Domination...
Posted By: NARFNra (10/30/2013 12:17:32 PM)


I love cards like this that kinda suck on their own, but are the at the absolute core of the word "shenanigans" when they're in the right combo.
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (11/14/2013 6:11:15 PM)


Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth = unlimited colorless mana

Then just add your favorite win condition. I like Sensei's Divining Top to draw my whole deck for the singleton Voltaic Key and Rod of Ruin. Yeah, you read that right. Rod of Ruin. Your opponent will be so demoralized they'll never play Magic again.
Posted By: Yoss (11/14/2013 3:18:07 PM)


Mana Reflection
Posted By: Ouroborobelisk (11/27/2013 9:52:08 AM)