Marchesa, the Black Rose

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Marchesa, the Black Rose occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

UBR (Grixis): 0.53%

Marchesa, the Black Rose Discussion

ZendikariWol on What ledgendaries excited you the ...

1 week ago

Emmara, Soul of the Accord was super awesome to brew.

Aminatou, the Fateshifter can just do so many things, it gives you so many options. It's super cool.

Marchesa, the Black Rose is so up for interpretation that I think it's a super interesting legend.

Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero heading boardwipe.deck would be cool to brew, play once, and deconstruct immediately, because it would be super cool to see it work, but would just suck for the rest of the table.

SirHerpaderp on Marchesa's Zombois

3 weeks ago

Thank you for your suggestions NV_1980! I really dig your deck, especially since this deck started out as a Gisa and Geralf deck too and came a long way from there by using The Scarab God for quite a while and now making a jump into the Grixis pool. I used to run the altars but I found out early, I don't want to run most of the infinite combos because I neither have efficient outlets for infinite mana nor did I want to win with infinite tokens since they just get wiped during the next turns before I am able to swing with them.

I could still go for infinite drain with Rooftop Storm Gravecrawler Carrion Feeder and Diregraf Captain, but my main gameplan was always to swing with my army (since I already got plenty of combostuff in my other decks) and Marchesa, the Black Rose provides haste and inbuilt recursion and thus seemed fitting and worth a try to me :)

Andrew30001 on A rose by any other name

1 month ago

Also make sure to mark Marchesa, the Black Rose as you commander by typing CMDR at the end of the line.

Last_Laugh on Bolas: Blink, Discard, Control

2 months ago

You should give Marchesa, the Black Rose a shot in the 99 (or even as the Commander). She allows you to reliably abuse your etb/death triggers over and over and also opens up Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist type cards for hand disruption.

Last_Laugh on Complex/Diverse Decks?

2 months ago

I've had a blast playing Marchesa, the Black Rose . I've personally opted for ETB/Death trigger abuse with a war of attrition approach. It wins through either the ETB/Death triggers or combat damage. While the sac for value plan is always the same... the value part changes each game. I get a lot of variance from game to game.

Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh


It's midrangey and disruptive with a cmc of about 3.17.

DrukenReaps on Marchesa, the Black Rose (Competitive)

2 months ago

Spiderhead The way Marchesa works means that her effect is seen when the cards go to the graveyard and it is not reliant on her remaining in play. Compare her wording with Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker , Shirei specifies that he must still be in play while Marchesa, the Black Rose does not. When I played her I would sacrifice all my creatures, her last, cast apocalypse, then all the creatures came right on back. Most people scoop at that point... Still a victory though since it is only a matter of turning things sideways at that point.

hkhssweiss on hkhssweiss

2 months ago

Heya sam171z, that's a pretty open ended question. If your going for a steal control type of deck maybe Marchesa, the Black Rose if you want to stay in the Grixis colors. Or even Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip as he is a pretty fun one. In a overall sense, duel commander decks builds are very different from commander type ones as in duel they are very one on one based and use a different suite of interaction where multiplayer one does differently.

When building a deck choose some colors that you enjoy the most and a basic theme on what ya wanna go for. So my question to you is what colors do you wanna play? From there you can go delve into the type of commanders and build from there.

Last_Laugh on Last_Laugh

2 months ago

Ok, fun morning... So I posted a huge post with 16 cards to add and a list of suggested cuts with reasons for all of them last night for OttersaurusRex's Marchesa, the Black Rose list and got a REALLY ignorant response from him. He shot down or ignored every suggestion, which with 16 cards is bad enough but...

Here's how he literally STARTED and ENDED his post (emphasis/caps is me):

Starts with a backhanded "thank you for your suggestions and FOR ADVERTISING YOUR DECK AND ASKING FOR UPVOTES"

Ends his response to me with "Also very ballsey of you to ask for upvotes without even upvoting any of my decks"

Those of you who've read my posts know I called him on his bullshit and my response wasn't nice. This is essentially a PSA to anyone who cares to not waste your time trying to help this guy.

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