Marchesa, the Black Rose


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
MTGO Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters Mythic Rare
Conspiracy 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

Teemursu on Grixis Wizards or: How We Became Liches

2 days ago

Enral, I thought about it a lot and came to the conclusion that the deck would just be very different. It's not only the cards that synergise with Marchesa, the Black Rose directly, but also cards like sacrifice outlets suddenly become a lot worse, or rather less synergistic and less "planned" in the deck. I'm very tempted to still make another list and switch half the cards around or so whenever I feel like playing an Inalla, Archmage Ritualist deck.

RazortoothMtg on List of Commanders by Home ...

6 days ago

With C17 being spoiled in full today, we can add quite a lot of cards to the list.

Ovsiously all 5 of the reprinted FRF dragons (i.e Ojutai, Soul of Winter) are from Tarkir. So are both Taigams.

Marchesa, the Black Rose is from Fiora.

Not positive but I believe both the Ur-Dragon and his scion are from Dominaria.

Mairsil, Ramos, Mirri, Wasitora, Jareth, Leonine Titan, Jedit Ojanen of Efrava, and Arcanis the Omnipotent are from Dominaria

Anowon, the Ruin Sage, and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief are from zendikar.

You already have the 5 wedge dragons from dominaria, now their shard colored counterparts (i.e Crosis, the Purger) can join them.

Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Ryusei, the Falling Star, and O-Kagachi are from Kamigawa.

Edgar Markov is innistrad.

Raksha Golden Cub is from Mirrodin.

Nazahn is unknown but Im gonna guess he's from Mirrodin.

Both niv-mizzets are from Ravnica.

Arahbo, Balan, Kess, Licia, Mathas, Vela, and Inalla are unknown.

wereotter on Interaction between Marchesa the Black ...

1 week ago

In this scenario, I have a Flame-Wreathed Phoenix in play and tribute was not paid for it, giving it the return to hand ability. Let's say I also have Marchesa, the Black Rose giving it dethrone. I attack the player with the highest life giving it a +1/+1 counter, and it later dies while Marchesa is still in play.

I now have two triggers, one to return the phoenix to my hand from its own ability, and one to return it to the field from Marchesa. Can I stack my triggers in such a way that it returns directly to play rather than my hand, or once it hits the field will it's own ability resolve returning it to my hand anyway?

DarkLaw on Commander 2017 - Spoilers

1 week ago

Btw if nobody's mentioned this, there are Marchesa, the Black Rose and Apprentice Necromancer reprints.

DrukenReaps on Band of Demons FDJ

1 week ago

Ghirapur Osprey??? wut?

Jet Medallion would be good. I'm working on a demon tribal too only with Marchesa, the Black Rose here Marchesa's Demonic Tool Box still very work in progress. I'll be sure to give your deck another look when I'm not zombified.

Ziembski on Ignite your Planeswalker spark

2 weeks ago

Thanks jason31502!

In terms of Grixis colors for EDH, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge and Marchesa, the Black Rose are interesting commanders. Jeleva for playing opponents deck and Marchesa for nasty ETB and LTB triggers. Also you might try Vial Smasher the Fierce & Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist, however Smasher got expensive.

I might think about Mind's Desire or Grapeshot to play them off Epic Experiment. Too bad this deck is too good for my playgroup and adding more power might actually paint that "big red target" on my forehead.

HobbyGamer007 on Frozenheart Queen of Exiles

3 weeks ago

Seems that you are very new to commander :) Welcome!

First off, you got a lot of good cards in there. However they are good when played in a playset in a 60 card format.In a 100 card singleton format like commander, EVERY card has to either have a LOT of impact, or be part of a combo/strong synergy OR it has to be reusable or recycle itself.

Why play Unsummon when we can play Into the Roil?Why play Doom Blade when we can play Dreadbore or Terminate?Why play Murder when we can play Hex or Void?

Darksteel Ingot is fine, but why not also play Chromatic Lantern, Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Dominance and the others? 2 Mana for a rock that tapps for 1 is better than 3. Speaking of mana rocks try to get about 5-10 in there.

Also you commander totally breaks undying. Marchesa, the Black Rose + Viscera Seer + Geralf's Messenger wins you the game on the spot.

Your mana curve is quite solid, thought and I believe the deck plays quite well as is. However, if you try to understand and implement some of my tips the deck can get way stronger and even more fun to play. If you need a resource to find cards for you commander look no further than :)

TheRedGoat on You shall be punished for your sins.

1 month ago

Okay, so something may be up with my computer, so this will be a bit more blunt/short than I'd like.

Blood Artist really does need more creatures so nevermind that suggestion.

Marchesa, the Black Rose herself could work as the commander, but you'd have to drastically change the theme of the deck or at least the cards involved. Mark of Mutiny for instance is not worth it with Crosis at the helm, but it would with Marchesa. Slave of Bolas however should be viable in either deck under the envy/pride sections. Probably for one of the life total exchange spells.

Nekusar, as much as you would obviously hate to have him lead the deck, could be viable in the 99 as a functional card that is slightly on theme. You wouldn't have to build around him at all.

If you were to look for more synergies with Crosis, then simple Talent of the Telepath or Grave Upheaval type effects should be enough (again under the envy/pride sections), but if you go to add cards that make those more functional, ie milling effects, then I would stick to targeted mill if you don't want to punish everybody for the sins of the one (so no Mindcranks basically).

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