Maralen of the Mornsong


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Morningtide Rare

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Maralen of the Mornsong

Legendary Creature — Elf Wizard

Players can't draw cards.

At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player loses 3 life, searches his or her library for a card, puts it into his or her hand, then shuffles his or her library.

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Maralen of the Mornsong Discussion

Wizno on The Queens Prison

1 week ago

Dang this deck looks amazing! +1 for sure! I saw that you had posted on your forum entry the need for a win-con or two. My experience with the Queen has been that you're going to be playing a long grindy game so sometimes your win con is simply letting the monarchy go and then gradually build your prison before you strike.

If you want to continue to lock things down, you could combo Stranglehold with Maralen of the Mornsong so only you gain card advantage. It's gross. Otherwise, just slowly chipping away is great. Extort can be super helpful in this regard. I tossed in a few dragons that I felt were both flavorful and could help be the big beaters to close out games. Scourge of the Throne and Skyline Despot.

You could lose the crown, board wipe, get you assassin tokens, and fuel Smokestack?

This deck looks amazing so I think you'll be okay haha

Wizno on Mardu, lots of Mardu

2 weeks ago

I run a prison/stax style Queen Marchesa deck if you want some ideas!

Long May She Reign!

The monarch mechanic is great as it can help refuel your hand a bit. White and Black are going to be your primary prison colors most likely but enchantments like Smoke (which combos well with the numerous tap down effects) or Stranglehold are great additions from red. You could also run Price of Glory which is a big target. Maralen of the Mornsong can lock things down bad with Stranglehold in play.

Eiti3 on Every Legend Ever: Zhang Liao

2 weeks ago

Love the mission you've set yourself upon. Here to help with card suggestions.

  • Double-Strike Effects: This allows your commander to hit twice, having his triggered ability to play out twice for first strike damage and double-strike damage. Fireshrieker easily works for this.
  • Anvil of Bogardan + Drawlocking: Such as Maralen of the Mornsong, Possessed Portal, or Uba Mask. Maralen, they search for a card and then are forced to discard. Portal prevents them from drawing altogether. Mask gives them a slight chance, but if you can somehow blink it with cards like Blood Clock or Umbilicus - both of which I recommend running anyways as removal - you can then permanently exile all the cards with Mask.
  • Nekusar, the Mindrazer cards like Underworld Dreams and tutor locks like Ob Nixilis, Unshackled make your opponents think twice before drawing/tutoring for answers.
  • Leyline of the Void/Tormod's Crypt: Keep what your opponents exiled gone for good.
  • Greel, Mind Raker: For that little extra 'umph' to combo with some of your other stuff.
  • Liliana Vess/Rise of the Dark Realms/Grimoire of the Dead: Get all the creatures back and in black. For you know, when you don't have Leyline out...

  • Just some ideas. Let me know if you like them and if I'm feeling the deck correctly. If so, I have plenty more. If not, then I'll simply stop.

    fastbond_stripmine_crucible on CANCER

    2 weeks ago

    you are a terrible human being

    I just want to see someone in response to your spell Strip Mine your Glacial Chasm

    you could run Maralen of the Mornsong instead

    Anonymous8 on Mono Black Enchantments

    2 weeks ago

    Sheoldred, Whispering One does a lot of work in mono black and Geth, Lord of the Vault as well. Maralen of the Mornsong and Ob Nixilis, Unshackled are a great combo to look into. Praetor's Grasp is amazing and might want to look into Chromatic Lantern if you run Praetor's Grasp since that rule is gone. Liliana of the Dark Realms is possibly one of the best mono black planeswalkers you could run, constantly finds you lands, thins the deck, and ramps if you can ult her. Just some ideas.

    needaboat4 on A Game of Thrones

    1 month ago

    Thanks Wizno so much for the suggestions! I really like Maralen of the Mornsong especially in the combo with Stranglehold. My only thing against cards like these is that I don't want to draw a lot of hate which might come if I'm tapping down everyone's creatures and preventing their card advantage.

    I want to be able to hide behind my pillow fort while my opponents beat each other up and not give them a reason to knock it down. I don't want my pillow fort to turn into a punching bag.

    Necropotence is a super cool card that I haven't really seen before though, I might add that!

    Again thanks for the comment and suggestions! And don't forget, winter is coming.

    Wizno on A Game of Thrones

    1 month ago

    Hi there! The deck looks real good and I do enjoy the title as well. I run Queen Marchesa deck as well and have a few ideas for your deck based on my own experiences. This is all budget pending so feel free to ignore whatever doesn't fit your budget:

    Necropotence: super powerful card draw and may take some heat off of your other draw engines.

    Loxodon Gatekeeper and/or Thalia, Heretic Cathar: shutting down their cards for a turn can be a powerful tempo swing and buy you more time get some of your big bombs down.

    Maralen of the Mornsong + Stranglehold: a very gross combo that shuts down their ability to gain a card advantage. It's risky and hurts you too but it can be worth it at times. Stranglehold by itself is probably worth consideration.

    These are a few ideas I thought I would share based on my own experience as monarch. If you have the funds available, upgrading your dual lands would also help speed up your game.

    Good luck with your deck and long may you reign!

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