Marchesa, the Black Rose


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Mythic Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Mythic Rare

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Marchesa, the Black Rose

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Dethrone *(Whenever this creature attacks the player with the most life or tied for most life, put a +1/+1 counter on it.) *

Other creatures you control have dethrone.

Whenever a creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it dies, return that card to the battlefield under your control at the beginning of the next end step.

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Marchesa, the Black Rose Discussion

Spirit_Logan on As a Black Rose her darkness was Beautifully Fatal

4 days ago

I feel liek Marchesa, the Black Rose is a good aristocrats commander. The doctor prescribes more boardwipes and more sac effects. Cast Insurrection, attack the player with highest life total with enough cards to put them to 1 life, then use either a wrath effect or a sac effect to kill everything. At the end step, return every creature to the battlefield under your control. Hmm...I should build a Marchesa, the Black Rose deck.

Neotrup on How does marchesa, the black ...

6 days ago

Assuming Puppeteer Clique has a +1/+1 counter on it, both Persist and Marchesa, the Black Rose will trigger when it dies. You get to stack those two triggers however you like, but it doesn't really matter. When Marchesa, the Black Rose's ability resolves, you'll create a delayed triggered ability to return Puppeteer Clique to the battlefield at the beginning of the next end step if it's still in your graveyard (it won't be). When Persist resolves, it will immediately return the Puppeteer Clique to the battlefield with a -1/-1 counter on it. If the Puppeteer Clique dies now, neither ability will trigger, and even though there's already the delayed triggered ability to return Puppeteer Clique, the game sees this dead one as different from the original one that died, so the ability will still do nothing.

Chickens_are_awesome on How does marchesa, the black ...

6 days ago

If I have Marchesa, the Black Rose and a creature with persist, for example Puppeteer Clique what will happen when the creature dies?

SteelSentry on Let's Talk Ramos...

1 week ago

Ultimately, it depends on what kind of deck you want to make here, but it seems like you could go 3 different directions with this:

1) +1/+1 counters

This is somewhat related to the Voltron theme. Your commander does put counters on himself, so this is a fine choice to either get some big boys or make a lot of mana quickly. Most of the synergy pieces and counter doublers for this strategy are in Abzan-Blue (), but there is nothing forcing you to play all 5 colors in just because Ramos makes all five. However, being able to splash red does give you a lot of dethrone creatures like Marchesa, the Black Rose which commanders like Atraxa or Ghave, who are the big +1/+1 counter commanders, are unable to play.

2) Voltron

Personally, this is the one I would least likely do, since there are much more powerful voltron commanders, and there's a lot more that Ramos can do other than just get big. Any token-based, play all the Lieges deck I feel would be better suited to a commander that's not colorless, since they won't help Ramos at all.

3) Goodstuff (Lucky Charms, no mono-colored cards)

The last option is to just play 5-color goodstuff, or a theme deck. This type of deck is the perfect one to run Maze's End, but I would try to have the guildgates be the only taplands you run. If you wanted to go far in on Gates, you could make a land-based deck. Lucky Charms is the name of a (frankly, bad) theme deck that only plays modal cards, and while it's not super powerful, I have heard from everyone that has a Lucky Charms deck that it is super fun to pilot. You could also make a deck that has no mono-colored cards, so you're only running gold cards and artifacts. It will definitely have a janky manabase and color issues, but it sounds like a blast and you will definitely turn heads at the table.

I hope that helps, and I would recommend posting the decklist here once you are able to pare it down a bit.

Keel11 on Help me make a deck ...

1 week ago

Marchesa, the Black Rose, is great for dealing with board wipes. I know it's not the mono red/gruul you were looking for. I made a Marchesa deck that my play groups don't even bother to board wipe. Check it out: Marchesa- Cycling Creatures Shenanigans.

Win Cons:Make Creatures with +1/+1 unblockable with Herald of Secret StreamsMake opponents sac all their creatures by cycling Fleshbag Marauder and Sheoldred, the Whispering OneSteal sac'ed creatures with Grave BetrayalMike and TrikeWarstorm Surge or Stalking VengeanceSneak Attack

ConoverBombJr on Marchesa, Queen of Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

FYI, I've run a ton of different EDH decks, some more powerful than others. And what I've learned is that fun far outweighs win percentage. And through sheer coincidence, the two decks of mine that were the most fun to play were helmed by a Marchesa, and I've decided to run those two decks exclusively for the foreseeable future. I'm probably gonna even get custom alters for both of my commanders.

But anyways, check out Unblockables for the LULZ if you wanna see my Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH deck. It won't win as much as this one will, but the fun factor is nearly identical.

beezelnef on Who controls my Marchesa at ...

4 weeks ago

An opponent casts Act of Treason on my Marchesa, the Black Rose and attacks me with it.

I block and kill my Marchesa.

What does "return that card to the battlefield under YOUR control" mean?

It belongs to me or because my opponent took control it would go back under his control at the end of his end step?

DarkStarStorm on Nothing is Sacred Shimatsu EDH

4 weeks ago

I'd personally rather play Marchesa, the Black Rose and do that every single turn. Still, I do like the creativity, so I'll suggest Dunes of the Dead as it has some solid synergy that Marchesa lacks.

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