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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
2 days ago
6 days 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.
6 days 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.
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!
6 days ago
I still stick by my statement that Ashiok is a planeswalker from Lorwyn/Shadowmoor. She is simply another body Oona constructed and filled her memories with just in case shit went sideways.
My reasonings behind that is Maralen of the Mornsong couldn't have been Oona, Queen of the Fae's first "plan b", especially since according to Magic's timeline, Oona has been changing Lorwyn to Shadowmoor since the very beginning. Someone that "evil" wouldn't make up a plan B after 15,0000+ years. Looking at the colors, this would also help give the transition for Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver being U/B. I mean, even Elves on Lorwyn/Shadowmoor had similar horns.
Lastly, she utilizes Dreams like the Fae do on Lorwyn/Shadowmoor. The Fae harvest Dreamstuff (literally called that) and give it to Oona as it provides a bit of magical power. Ashiok could have found a more unstable, but greater power with Dreamstuff by creating nightmares and harvesting those.
And that is all I can guesstimate. Why Ashiok is missing part of its head, could be due to the power of Dreamstuff and possibly why Oona always had the need for backup bodies. Why Ashiok's gender is extremely hard to determine could be because that they are a built body, based off of an Elf from Kruphix knows when. But this is the most sounding theory I've come across and I like the idea of an Aetherborn, but seeing as WotC has already announced so, I guess not.
1 week ago
This is actually kinda interesting, I've never seen a commander deck with this guy before. I'm not sure how to perceive your build, as I'm not prone to mono black or control schemes, but it looks solid enough. My only thoughts truly are that you might consider splashing red for the extra control effects over the opponent like Blood Moon, Stranglehold, and War's Toll. The second one in particular combos nicely with a Maralen of the Mornsong since between the two you may only get one card per turn, but it is whatever card you want and your opponents get nothing.
If you don't splash colors any, I'm not really sure what I could say though as, again, I'm less experienced with mono black than I am splashing other colors. Maybe you could run "Newmarkul" or something?
3 weeks ago
I like your Stranglehold + Maralen of the Mornsong synergy. Very smooth. What do you think about other stax cards like Eidolon of Rhetoric, Rule of Law, or Thalia, Heretic Cathar to throw off opposing blue players' game plans?
1 month ago
Horobi, Death's Wail is an extremely fun general. Sadly, it's best if you go all in with Horobi, so you would have to change your list a ton.
1 month ago
Maralen of the Mornsong is a one trick pony that enables your opponents combos that might go off sooner than yours.
Erebos, God of the Dead is nice bc he doesn't need to be built around and is a mana sink to net you cards.
Toshiro Umezawa focus on creature kill and those instants become amazing. Works well with the next commander.
Horobi, Death's Wail neuters equipment and auras. Touch of Darkness is a Plague Wind for . Cauldron of Souls is a reusable Plague Wind as well. If they use Capsize on a creature they cannot use the buyback option as the spell fizzles on resolution since the creature is destroyed when cast (suck it Mizzix!). I run him with a reanimator shell here: Horobi's Death Chimes if he interests you. He's fun maybe not very political since he is symmetrical but completely alters how the game is played.