Marchesa's Decree


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

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Uncommon

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Marchesa's Decree


When Marchesa's Decree enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, that creature's controller loses 1 life.

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Marchesa's Decree Discussion

DoIStillLoveIt on Mathas, Bounty Gateway

1 day ago

Really enjoyed seeing your deck on MTGMuddsta, I have a Queen Marchesa deck that does similar politics shenanigans.

Cards that support your theme include Blind Obedience and Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts and Cruel Reality. Also, if you wanted to skew a bit more into an enchantress deck (great fun) then Doomwake Giant becomes a good asset, as does Marchesa's Decree. Another interesting politics card that can definitely make someone your friend is Volcanic Offering.

DrukenReaps on Help with Forced Attack Deck

3 weeks ago

You may need to include black if you are wanting people to attack you. That will give you access to things like Marchesa's Decree, Blood Reckoning, Hissing Miasma, No Mercy, Dread, and Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts.

I would also recommend running mostly rattle snakes for your creatures like Ophiomancer or Archetype of Finality. You are not only looking to make them attack you but also gain some kind of advantage from the attack. If you are not gaining advantage you are just making a deck designed to lose the game.

You will want protection. Platinum Angel, Platinum Emperion, Fortune Thief, Worship, and Elderscale Wurm are all good for this.

Lightmine Field, Caltrops, Powerstone Minefield are also good options. Repercussion would be great.

Lifeline and Endless Whispers because many of my suggestions can kill and eventually people will run out of creatures so people will stop attacking...

Due to the variety of colors in my post perhaps O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami would be the right commander? I will note that I built this deck and couldn't really get it to work but perhaps I just didn't give it enough time to sort out.

shaftdiggity on FIRST COMMANDER

1 month ago

Great choice on commander. I don't see much in the way of card draw, so I would recommend Deathreap Ritual, Marchesa's Decree, and Phyrexian Arena for sure and possibly Dark Tutelage if you can drop your average cmc. Dauthi Embrace would be another way to give your commander unblockable, and can be use politically on your opponents too. Spidersilk Armor can give your team reach and Quest for Renewal gives you blockers. I'd swap out Fresh Meat for Ezuri's Predation as EP is a board wipe.

Serrated arrows under performs. Second harvest, vhati, cord of calling, natural order, and primal vigor I would cut because of situational use, cost, and vigor can benefit your opponents.

shaftdiggity on Athreos' knights(EDH)

2 months ago

Dark Tutelage and Marchesa's Decree are cheap card draw, especially considering how much lifelink you have, and Phyrexian Arena would be nearly necessary as well. Phyrexian Reclamation would be an upgrade to tortured existence. Campaign of Vengeance and extort sources like Knight of Obligation and Blind Obedience would be great to attack their life by recasting you creatures. With Athreos at the helm, you could add up to 10 board wipes as they really don't affect you.

I have a cleric based athreos deck that's all about extort, board wipes, and cheap CMC.

Sargeras on Uncle Karlov's Orzhov Mafia

2 months ago

I like the list man, but I can totally see some sweet upgrades for you (EVEN BUDGET ONES!)

  1. Executioner's Swing should really be Swords to Plowshares, since you really want cheap removal, the lifegain won't really matter in the long run.

  2. I really like the Extort theme here, but since most extort creatures won't protect you from big scary opponents, I'd recommend playing Crawlspace over Marchesa's Decree since it really stops opponents from getting in hits on you.

  3. While I get that with all the tokens, Altar's Reap is like a Divination, I'd really want to see Well of Lost Dreams in here with all this lifegain you have, as it could make this deck seriously powerful. (If you do play the Well of lost dreams, I sense a Reliquary Tower in your future.

  4. To me, Blood-Cursed Knight is pretty much draft-fodder, becuase as 3 cmc you could be playing Loxodon Warhammer and just have a way to give Karlov and any other heavy hitters trample and lifegain.

  5. While yes, you can pitch your lands to make a 1/1 every turn, you could just play, I'd say this card should be swapped out for something like Aetherflux Reservoir, which can win you games. (While you are token heavy, Whip of Erebos could also be strong.

  6. I suppose that with enough tokens, Zealous Persecution would be decent, but if you were to play Authority of the Consuls or Blood Artist I think you'd have more success in the life you need to trigger other cards (I could also see Whitesun's Passage getting swapped for another card, but direct lifegain might be goof enough that it works.

  7. Throne of the High City could be fun if you want to continue keeping monarch as a fun theme to have.

  8. Some other cards for your consideration are Sun Titan, Banishing Light, Vindicate, Blood Baron of Vizkopa, Divinity of PrideDictate of Erebos, and Rhox Faithmender

  9. If you'd like more suggestions, just let me know buddy ;)

sian on Malfy is misbehaving.

3 months ago

Okay. it seems like I need a lot more draw, so I'm going to move in the direction of permanents that draw cards, because they work better with malfegor. I'm also getting rid of a bunch more discard spells, and a couple draw cards that I think could be better.

To that end, I'm taking out: Sandstone Oracle, Skeletal Scrying, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Loreseeker's Stone, Promise of Power, Skull Rend, Disciple of Bolas, and Syphon Mind.

I'm putting in, Skullclamp, Arguel's Blood Fast, Thorn of the Black Rose, Crown-Hunter Hireling, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Marchesa's Decree, and Corpse Augur.

I'm also taking out Crypt Incursion and Mountain for Rakdos Charm and Throne of the High City.

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