Maralen of the Mornsong

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

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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

darleen on Obi

1 week ago

Suggestions for your mana base:

Remove: Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Warped Landscape, and Mind Stone. Add: Myriad Landscape, Cabal Coffers, High Market, and Charcoal Diamond.

Tower of Calamities depends a lot of mana to destroy only one creature. Try Black Market in its place.

Bad Moon, Eternal Thirst, and Lashwrithe are fine cards but your creatures are already so huge, I don't think you need them. I would just add more ramp instead: Ashnod's Altar (also serves as a sacrifice outlet), Caged Sun, and Expedition Map (to find Cabal Coffers).

34 lands is simply too few in my opinion so think about cutting Ascendant Evincar, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Nightmare, and Shadowborn Demon for 4 Swamps.


Suggestions for draw and card advantage:

It seems like a great win condition is the interaction between your Commander and Maralen of the Mornsong so I recommend more tutor and dark spells to get the combo out. Maybe switch out: Cremate, Sanguine Bond, Unholy Hunger, Abyssal Persecutor, Visions of Brutality, and Vile Requiem for Night's Whisper, Dark Petition, Behold the Beyond, Ambition's Cost, Beseech the Queen and Viscera Seer.


Suggestions for removal spells:

Several of your removal spells cost alot of mana. To the Slaughter, Reach of Shadows, In Garruk's Wake, Dregs of Sorrow, and Annihilate could be replaced with Diabolic Edict, Hero's Downfall, Killing Wave, Malicious Affliction, and Grave Pact.


crawler3 on My most consistent deck yet!

3 weeks ago

xavierthecartoonist though it has inspired me to make a Maralen of the Mornsong+Ob Nixilis, Unshackled combo edh

gabrielguieiro on HOW MANY VAMPIRES DO YOU HAVE?!?!?!

1 month ago

(please delete the last comment and keep this - something went wrong and it was posted missing some parts)

Darkshadow327, Answering as requested, I'd cut:

(Just a note: these comments bellow consider a competitive enviroment. If you want it a 'for fun' deck or your local meta allow you to use the deck this way, not worry about these comments. Just have fun, ok?)

Duskmantle Seer - Not a advantage feature, as long you keep lots of hight-cost cards (including other copies of himself). Bob do the same and note that decks that use it keep the CMC curve very, very low (usually the most expensive cmc in this deck is Liliana of the Veil - CMC = 3).

Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet - Powerfull effect, indeed. But 7 mana? No way. 99% of your games will reach maximum turn 6. Keep this in mind; if you want to play something in your deck, make it till turn 4.

Blood Tribute - Too expensive. 6 mana its a lot to 'not 'win-the-game-card'. Same for Sanguine Bond.

Ruinous Path - Good to have protection against Planeswalker, ok. But Sorcery speed... You're already using Hero's Downfall - use it at the SB. In main, use more effective removal (last comment have some examples)

Vampire Nocturnus - Good for the tribal, but should be the last point of your curve and 1 copy only.

A (quick) suggestion for your Main:

(Delay spells - 17 cards)4x Inquisition of Kozilek4x Thoughtseize3x Fatal Push2x Dismember2x Collective Brutality2x Remand - over Countersquall (draw a card its good for find your combo pieces)

(Ramp for your combo - 4 cards)4x Heartless Summoning - Cast Bloodline on 2nd turn.

(Combo engine - 8 cards)4x Bloodline Keeper  Flip4x Intruder Alarm

(Tutor for combo pieces - 8 cards)4x Beseech the Queen - Our best tutor2x Dimir Machinations - Tutor for the enchantment2x Gifts Ungiven - Choose copies of the same card thats missing for combo. The good parts is you can pick 4 and keep 2 (just in case your 1st Bloodline face removal)

Maralen of the Mornsong Can be tested (never tested) - sounds fun.

In the SB I'd recomend:

3x Darkness - Death's Shadow, Naya Zoo decks, etc4x Spellskite - Protect your combo pieces2x Ensnaring Bridge - Delay crowd-of-creatures decks2x Mulldrifter - Speed vs fast decks2x Damnation - Cause things become out of control sometimes =)

Well, this must be tested and tunned. But this list can deliver more 'competitiveness', I think. Feel free to discuss card by card!

See ya!

gabrielguieiro on HOW MANY VAMPIRES DO YOU HAVE?!?!?!

1 month ago

Darkshadow327, Answering as requested, I'd cut:

(Just a note: these comments bellow consider a competitive enviroment. If you want it a 'for fun' deck or your local meta allow you to use the deck this way, not worry about these comments. Just have fun, ok?)

Duskmantle Seer - Not a advantage feature, as long you keep lots of hight-cost cards (including other copies of himself). Bob do the same and note that decks that use it keep the CMC curve very, very low (usually the most expensive cmc in this deck is Liliana of the Veil - CMC = 3).

Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet - Powerfull effect, indeed. But 7 mana? No way. 99% of your games will reach maximum turn 6. Keep this in mind; if you want to play something in your deck, make it till turn 4.

Blood Tribute - Too expensive. 6 mana its a lot to 'not 'win-the-game-card'. Same for Sanguine Bond.

Ruinous Path - Good to have protection against Planeswalker, ok. But Sorcery speed... You're already using Hero's Downfall - use it at the SB. In main, use more effective removal (last comment have some examples)

Vampire Nocturnus - Good for the tribal, but should be the last point of your curve and 1 copy only.

A (quick) suggestion for your Main:

(Delay spells - 17 cards)4x Inquisition of Kozilek4x Thoughtseize3x Fatal Push2x Dismember2x Collective Brutality2x Remand - over Countersquall (draw a card its good for find your combo pieces)

(Ramp for your combo - 4 cards)4x Heartless Summoning - Cast Bloodline on 2nd turn.

(Combo engine - 8 cards)4x Bloodline Keeper  Flip4x Intruder Alarm

(Tutor for combo pieces - 8 cards)4x Beseech the Queen - Our best tutor2x Dimir Machinations - Tutor for the enchantment2x Gifts Ungiven - Choose copies of the same card thats missing for combo. The good parts is you can pick 4 and keep 2 (just in case your 1st Bloodline face removal)

Maralen of the Mornsong Can be tested (never tested) - sounds fun.

In the SB I'd recomend:

3x Darkness - Death's Shadow, Naya Zoo decks, etc4x Spellskite - Protect your combo pieces2x Ensnaring Bridge - Delay crowd-of-creatures decks2x Mulldrifter - Speed vs fast decks2x Damnation - Cause things become out of control sometimes =)

Well, this must be tested and tunned. But this list can deliver more 'competitiveness', I think. Feel free to discuss card by card!

See ya!

precociousapprentice on The blood and tears that flow for you, my Queen

1 month ago

I agree. Add in No Mercy.

If you are playing Maralen of the Mornsong, along with the necessary Stranglehold to keep it one sided, you have no issue with tutors and combo. You should go all the way with this and play Vampiric Tutor, Enlightened Tutor, and Idyllic Tutor. Maybe add in some Transmute cards for extra tutoring, since these are often budget friendly tutor effects. Brainspoil gets you Starfield of Nyx, Sphere of Safety, Norn's Annex, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs (why aren't you running this?), and Master of Cruelties. Dimir House Guard gets you a ton of stuff, most importantly including Stranglehold, but could also get Opalescence. Dimir Machinations gets you any number of cards, most importantly including Maralen of the Mornsong, Price of Glory, and Solitary Confinement. Both Shred Memory and Netherborn Phalanx could potentially tutor up some good stuff. Add in some Group Slug enchantments for continuous pings, or some combo kill, and you have a lockout recipe. Any of the Gods in would also make nice wincons that are tutorable with any of the above tutors. If you are going strong on enchantments, both Opalescence and Starfield of Nyx turn out to be good wincons all by themselves. If you have that many enchantments, Replenish provides protection against an enchantment board wipe.

I like all the Freeze elements, it makes this into a scary Stax style taxation deck. If you are going that direction, why not add in the three best Stax pieces, Parallax Wave, Smokestack, and Tangle Wire? Lethal Vapors, Parallax Wave, and Starfield of Nyx would create a recurring board wipe for creatures, and even as a one shot, both Tangle Wire and Parallax Wave would fit in here nicely.

I also suggest thinking about lowering your curve. The cards in your list that are the highest CMC are actually not adding much to your major strategy. Trim them to make room for more efficient pieces, more tutors, and more cards that exploit the Stax/Tax theme. Also, you should think about running more ramp in the form of mana rocks. My experience is that both Stax and Pillow Fort want a curve with an average CMC somewhere around 2.5, and these archetypes also want a lot of mana rocks to power out early defensive plays. You only run two ramp cards, and your average CMC is 3.65, with a curve that tops out at 9! You will probably be waiting until turn 15 or so to get out Avacyn, Angel of Hope or Blazing Archon. Waiting that long for your defense means that it is unlikely to be doing anything for you.

Anyway, this is a very interesting deck, and a very different take on Queen Marchesa than most. I will be watching you develop it with great interest.

generalbobby on Best Way to Combat Competitive ...

1 month ago

Hate. Trinisphere. Maralen of the Mornsong, as I found out the hard way, is backbreaking. Any of the "cast one spell per turn" cards previously mentioned hurt too.
Source: I am a storm player.

APPLE01DOJ on Terrorist Extraction

1 month ago

I like the synergy between Maralen of the Mornsong and Master of the Feast but I feel like the extraction game plan is fairly weak. I feel like at least 4 of those 8 slots should be Liliana of the Veil.

You only have 6 enablers but Fatal Push in my opinion is still worth running.

I've played with and againsts Death's Shadow a lot and have learned that it's most efficient when the lifeloss occurs fluently and not forced for the sake of loosing life.

Ulcerate is okay but Vendetta has more reach. Devour in Shadow also exists.

I think Demon's Horn should be a 3-4 of in your SB.

Spirits on Kaalia, the Purifier EDH

1 month ago

Hey McKz thanks for the suggestion.

Agreed the meta on this deck is 29 creatures, I actually have nearly the standard compliment of creatures if you ignore my Dark Confidant (Card Advantage), Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (Instead of Crucible of Worlds/Armageddon), Maralen of the Mornsong (Synergy/Combo), Silverblade Paladin (Trying him out to get 1/2 or 1 turn faster, his proc rate is high), and Stoneforge Mystic (Tutor). 33 - 5 = 28, 1 below the meta. It would be tough to go any lower, on occasion, but not often I still find I have a resolved attacking Kaalia of the Vast and nothing to drop. There is an argument to be made to remove the Stoneforge Mystic or Silverblade Paladin.

The ultimate reason why I've cut the Orzhov Signet is that I'm not casting the angels/dragons/demons ever, and usually my mana is untapped. I'm trying to get Kaalia of the Vast swinging turn 3 or 4 at the latest, and the Orzhov Signet requiring a CMC 3 to net 2 (2 cast, 1 activate) has burnt me so many times. I do have the Talisman of Indulgence in there CMC 2 to net 1 which allows me to continue playing. Too many times those signet have not allowed me to play a Sensei's Divining Top or Serra Ascendant that I gave up on them. I'd love to see another talisman in here, but there are none others in my colors. I have considered Orzhov Signet (primary colors) for another chance at the quicker ramp, but after turn 4 any mana rock is really a dead draw for me, especially one that requires CMC 3 to utilize. It's almost the same theory as lands that enter the battlefield tapped, which I avoid.

I've considered Mox Diamond but losing that land drop also feels wrong in Kaalia of the Vast too.

Mana Vault is a probable solution, but I dislike that you have to commit the during upkeep. if it was I'd have it in there.

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