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
1 day ago
As the title says, i need help making a Maralen of the Mornsong EDH deck. I just traded for a foil Maralen and i really wanted to use her as a commander, but i never looked into anything about her she just seemed like an interesting card to me so i picked her up and the foil looked really cool!
After i looked stuff up about her, the only decks i ever see are really stupid Ad Nauseam decks with Sickening Dreams and Glacial Chasm and a bunch of lands. I really don't want to make a combo deck like that because i could only play it once and after that everyone would just hate me, lol.
So i need help trying to make a viable multiplayer EDH deck with her at the helm. I did however really like the combo with her and Ob Nixilis, Unshackled and Wound Reflection, i thought that was pretty cool. Other than that i want a good viable fun deck to use her.
Any Suggestions on where to begin? Any ways i can stop my opponents from benefiting from her tutoring? Or to punish them for tutoring? Or to help keep her on the field so that someone doesn't just kill her with something they tutored from her?
I can see her downside in a multiplayer game, where i play her, then each of my opponents go look for whatever they want and the last person before me will just kill her so that i don't get to tutor from her..
Is she viable? Can she work as a commander? Did i trade my Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip for nothing? ( i also got a Kira, Great Glass-Spinner and a few other smaller cards out of the trade, but still!) I really want to use her!
4 days ago
With Exquisite Blood, Maralen of the Mornsong heals you back up on your opponent's upkeep. If you're running that, you can also run the infinite combo of Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond. Bloodchief Ascension would be pretty cool with Maralen of the Mornsong as well, not to mention having a combo with Mindcrank! Combos are even easy to assemble since your commander tutors for everything!
1 week ago
I currently use Maralen of the Mornsong, but it's closer to a 75% deck.
I've seen a Daretti, Scrap Savant stax which worked well.
1 week ago
Commander for 10 tix? Bold!
Maralen of the Mornsong - 0.5 tix
Ob Nixilis, Unshackled - 0.02 tix
Ad Nauseam - 0.99 tix
Diabolic Tutor - 0.29 tix
Zombie Infestation - 0.04 tix
95 Swamp - 0.02 tix per Swamp = 1.9 tix
3.74 tix, so you have 6.26 tix left for upgrades :)
2 weeks ago
When I ran mono-black EDH, I ran Maralen of the Mornsong then immediately tutored Liliana of the Dark Realms to tutor lands each turn on top of it. However with Maralen, everybody tries to tutor for removal the first chance they get... Outside of generals Jet Medallion, Painful Quandary, Grave Pact, Contamination. Early game cards like Blood Pet, Blood Vassal, Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual.
3 weeks ago
Well, you can always run Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Whispersilk Cloak and any other hexproof/shroud giving equipments. You can also run Cavern of Souls declaring Vampires to make all of your tribesman potentially uncounterable. Otherwise it is all about timing your play so that people are less likely to have removal.
For card draw, you can run tutors like Grim Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Increasing Ambition, Planar Portal, Ring of Three Wishes, as well as card draw like Greed, Dimir House Guard, Brainspoil, Bloodgift Demon, Maralen of the Mornsong, Dimir Machinations, Ancient Craving, Ambition's Cost, Beseech the Queen, Phyrexian Arena, Necropotence
Cabal Coffers, Gauntlet of Power, Gauntlet of Might, Crypt Ghast, Caged Sun, Scrying Sheets + Snow-Covered Swamp + Snow-Covered Mountain, Crystal Ball, Sensei's Divining Top, Chains of Mephistopheles.
You can also play the risky game of recursion by accessing the large pool of looting red cards like Rummaging Goblin, Chandra Ablaze, and many others to put things in your graveyard and get them back with Animate Dead, Necromancy, Beacon of Unrest, Dread Return, Entomb, as well as others you can find on Gatherer. If you do this and also add some artifacts you can run Daretti, Scrap Savant, Goblin Welder, Junk Diver. There's also the wheel cards like Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul, Teferi's Puzzle Box, etc. which have the added bonus of really messing with combo decks that are storing pieces in their hands.
Also you can run Rakdos Signet, Mana Crypt, Talisman of Indulgence, Grim Monolith, Mind Stone, Gilded Lotus, Thran Dynamo, Wayfarer's Bauble, Expedition Map, Myriad Landscape, Crucible of Worlds + Zendikar Fetch Lands like Arid Mesa for mountains, Bloodstained Mire, etc. Search Fetch Lands MTG into google and browse the list. Lands that you sacrifice go well with Crucible because you can return them and sac them again and again. Remember that lands don't technically have color identities unless they have abilities that call for colored mana so Arid Mesa is legal in your deck.
A key part of competitive deckbuilding is consistency, which is why the utility cards like Crucible of Worlds, Sensei's Divining Top, etc. are expensive: because they are used in almost every competitive EDH deck. You don't need to have a huge amount of fodder cards and meh cards. Try to make every card in your deck count so you reduce the chances of dead draws. Decrease your mana curve to make your deck faster. If you play Mind's Eye for 5 mana, you still need to keep mana open to pay the cost of drawing cards so Mind's Eye often takes your entire turn's mana, thus it is a lot slower than Scrying Sheets, Sensei's Divining Top, Wheel of Fortune or Vampiric Tutor. If you run plenty of removal spells to keep big threats off the board, then you don't need to crank out blockers and other less game-changing cards just to keep yourself alive. If something costs 6 mana or more, it better be good.
4 weeks ago
Have you considered Maralen of the Mornsong Tribe?
4 weeks ago
I like a lot of what I'm seeing, but there's a couple things I want to point out as far as how the deck will play from my experience with mono black edh... Though having a Butcher of Malakir and Grave Pact out sound appealing, you'll find you only need one and would honestly prefer running Grave Pact and trading out your butcher for a new heavy hitter or lord. I'm telling you now Ascendant Evincar is your best friend. Also, your general can make you a target straight from the start, especially when it transforms into a planeswalker, might wanna rethink that. I used Maralen of the Mornsong which people also didn't like, but it would flow into Liliana of the Dark Realms so I'd have land covered on top of it. Keep in mind the flow of the deck is greater than a badass general... Also Painful Quandary is great, but if you get it out turn 2, once again you're a target (I don't know if you do 1v1 or multi and what kind of risks you have in your choice). One fun card that will help your self sacrifice card and also freeze most of your opponents is Contamination, super fun.
|Power / Toughness||2/3|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Platinum Emperion
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Shimmer Myr + Teferi's Puzzle Box
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Seizan, Perverter of Truth
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Ob Nixilis, Unshackled + Teferi's Puzzle Box
- Aven Mindcensor + Maralen of the Mornsong + Ob Nixilis, Unshackled
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Necropotence
- Isochron Scepter + Maralen of the Mornsong + Shadow of Doubt
- Beacon of Tomorrows + Lich + Maralen of the Mornsong
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Stranglehold
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Teferi's Puzzle Box
- Leonin Arbiter + Maralen of the Mornsong
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Maralen of the Mornsong
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Psychogenic Probe
- Maralen of the Mornsong + Mindlock Orb