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Last One Standing
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Last One Standing Discussion
1 week ago
Alesha is definitely best gril, one of the more interesting build-around Mardu commanders (unlike Queen Marchesa who's really convoluted and difficult to build properly for, and Kaalia's brutishly straightforward game plan).
If I can make some suggestions, Balthor the Defiled helps the reanimation plan, Last One Standing gives you a much-needed boardwipe, and Kambal, Consul of Allocation is serious enough of a threat that it sees vintage play, and it'll gain you wayyyy more life than you might think.
3 weeks ago
Nice deck, I do have a few suggestions though.
Last One Standing is a great boardwipe here that gets under Gaddock (I prefer this over Fire Covenant honestly).
3 weeks ago
I have a few suggestions for you. I'll try to break it down by category.
ETB abuse/Immediate +1+1 counters - Sage of Fables (card draw and curves into and protects Marchesa) and Metallic Mimic to abuse etb's 4 times per round in a 4 player game instead of just once (i.e. Vindictive Lich over and over).
Removal/Boardwipes - Replace Bontu's Last Reckoning with Last One Standing ... that downside is so much smaller. Flayer of the Hatebound is removal, life manipulation (hit yourself as needed), and combo. It can be sacced 8 times per round w/ 4 players for 36 damage per round (44 damage with Goblin Bombardment, 52 with Ogre Battledriver, and 60 with both).
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Less emphasis on theft but the deck is fairly competitive and I've played it for several years. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them.
4 weeks ago
Hey, been playing Mairsil for a few months now and here to offer some suggestions. But I also have some questions.
1: Are you married to infinite mana combos? MY experience is that they are ineffective because they require perfect hands. And due to your budget limit I would imagine Demonic and Vampiric Tutors are out of the question. Ditto Intuition. It's too bad because these three would really enable artifact based combos to be assembled easier. Of course there's Fabricate or Whir of Invention but these are sub-optimal to Black tutors which fetch anything you want. Board wipes for example, which are SO important in a Mairsil build. You should also run Mystical Tutor as it's within your budget and fetches maybe the most important card in the deck (Buried Alive) Also, DEFINITELY play Gamble is you're not running the black tutors. If there that doesn't care about the discard, this is it.
2: Pillowforts and Board Wipes. Which do you prefer? My personal experience is that pillowfort cards like Smoke Crawlspace and Caverns of Despair (or in your deck, Propaganda) are not only not always effective, they are prone to removal. Both from other players and from you caging Nev's Disk with Mairsil and establishing a soft lock. I would take the Last One Standing and mainboard it immediately along with the excellent Chandra's Ignition and if you're willing to go overbudget Toxic Deluge is also a must. Though cheaper $$$, but higher CMC, alternatives exist. You might also want to consider Fire Covenant as a mix between targeted and mass removal. Crypt Rats is also a good walking boardwipe and cage target. Though it is best when Chromatic Lanterns is on board or if you're running Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Card Draw: First off: Fact or Fiction is your best friend. This is literally the best card draw card in Magic for this Commander. The reasons for which are pretty easy to see. As another commenter on Reddit said: Wheels. Wheels. Wheels. Windfall , Magus of the Wheel , but Jace's Archivist and Whispering Madness most of all since they can be stapled to Mairsil for further wheeling. You want to be POWERING through your deck. Especially since you are not/ cannot get the high end, low CMC tutors. For additional evil, add Legacy All Star Notion Thief . "Flash in Notion Thief at the end of your turn. My turn. Windfall. We all discard your hands. I draw 28 cards...you guys draw none" A few of the loot effects are fine for the extremely early game but I'd keep 3 max and replace the rest with FoF's and wheels.
Haste enablers: I am just going to assume you don't know about Hanweir Battlements and Flamekin Village you can lose Urabrask for sure and free up a slot for something else and also lose either Fervor or Thousand Year (which, as established, die to Disk...though despite dying to Disk I would recommend Lightning Greaves for the Shroud just as much as the Haste)
Counters: I would lose anything with 2 Blue in the casting cost in favor of things like Intervene . Keeping as much Blue open as possible for Aetherling and Quicksilver Elemental's abilities to be activated when needed. Negate is also a strong pick as, largely, your opponents creatures shouldn't be of much concern to you. You are mostly concerned with countering instants that try to kill Mairsil in response to an ability activation or, frustratingly, people attempting to counter Mairsil. To be specific put in the two cards I suggested and take out Counterspell and Wizard's Retort.
Cage Targets/ Creatures: Personally, I would lose the infinite mana stuff as it is convoluted in several ways, but to each their own. I'll try to keep my advice away from that issue save to say that: Your combos should really be two cards and preferably creatures so they and Aetherling can be dumped in one go with Buried Alive. (It's getting late here so I'm not going to offer any reasons from here on out but if you have questions I'll respond to them tomorrow) Out: Deadeye Nav, Duskmantle Guildmage, Knacksaw Clique, Mischievious Poltergeist, Oona, Soul of New Phyrexia, Urabrask, Walking Ballista. Maybe out: Geth, Memnarch, The Locust God (he may be worth keeping if you follow through on running a tonne of wheels). (I will suggest cards to run and wrap up this comment tomorrow, though feel more than free to hit me up in the meantime)
1 month ago
You convinced me to test out Olivia, Mobilized for War , aldo i am still a bit scared to throw away cards for getting a counter. I currently have 3 board wipes (living death and cyclonic rift not included) i might also give Last One Standing a chance to preform. As i only have about 5 repeatable sacrifice outlets i was wondering if you tested out Bloodflow Connoisseur ?
1 month ago
Chaos Warp 100% deserves a spot as our best answer to enchantments by a long shot. Last One Standing and Jokulhaups are both excellent here. Metallic Mimic , Baleful Strix , Midnight Reaper , Oona's Blackguard , Ogre Battledriver , and Urabrask the Hidden all deserve spots (you're very light on creatures currently.) and I'd look mainly to your spot reumoval/counterspells for cuts.
Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them
1 month ago
Real Quick I want to say thank you so much for all your help, I am already feeling much better about this deck. I finally bit the bullet and took out some of the high mana cost cards and filled out my lands a bit more. Keep hitting me with that constructive criticism! Also please hop over to my deck
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To address some comments:
Last_Laugh Your feedback has been incredible thanks a lot, although I am largely trying to avoid artifacts (too much removal) Last One Standing and Jokulhaups will be incredible additions, and I will be using your awesome deck Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them as reference, I encourage anyone reading this to .
Jaypay1994 Thanks for pointing out the land issue I didn't even notice lol, I swtiched out a ton of the tap lands for basics and nontapping split lands. All the tap lands that gave me little to no benefit are out. Next time I go to my local card shop I will absolutely pick of Burnished Hart and also I think the other best thing for my deck is Solemn Simulacrum (Since it is ETB), plus Ashnod's Altar will serve me very well.
Again thank you all so much
Don't forget to throw an upvote my way so more people can see it and people will give Marchesa the love she deserves.
Please everyone feel free to mention things that I should remove, it is really hard to pick what needs to come out when a deck feels like your baby, as I am sure you all know.
1 month ago
Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Plenty of budget friendly options and the list is pretty optimized. Upvotes and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them
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