Marchesa's Decree


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Marchesa's Decree Discussion

ShutUpMokuba on Need help on Xantcha political ...

2 months ago

Marchesa's Decree was more like an example because it also ignites the "monarch" mechanic and i don't know if you want to go that way.

Other two things i wanted to suggest: 1) i fear you don't run enough lands. 2) Not enough removals. Mass removals are important because i get you don't want your commander to die but in some situation you have to deal with bigger threats.

ShutUpMokuba on Need help on Xantcha political ...

2 months ago

Nice deck, on the Commander's Quarter YouTube channel there's a deck tech you may want to check out for suggestions. I have only a couple myself: 1) add some pillow fort cards like Crawlspace or Marchesa's Decree . It's true that your commander can't attack you but they may want to do it with their other creatures. 2) Cruel Entertainment is fun but very easy to escape because the two opponents you chose may make some kind of pact not to mess things up against each other. This means you paid 6 mana and they are going to attack you if they are smart enough.

poorpinkus on The Devil On Your Shoulder - EDH Tempting Deals

4 months ago

Coward_Token You know what, I actually removed Keeper of Keys from my physical decklist, I should update this but I've been trying to solidify what I want to change. I think that Marchesa's Decree is a great idea. I personally am going to be getting a Queen Marchesa deck soon so I don't know if I'll get it for this deck to avoid overlap, but it does do its job pretty well. On the other hand, it does mean that players draw cards from Ludevic from attacking you so it could actually cause you to take more damage than average. I'll try to update the list soon! I do agree that Keeper of Keys is too slow though, and I've been trying to make the deck more spellslinger-y with Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Living Lore , and some X mass-damage spells.

Coward_Token on The Devil On Your Shoulder - EDH Tempting Deals

4 months ago

Hey you

How's Keeper of Keys working for you? I think it's kind of expensive, and holding on to the monarch for a full rotation is usually hard IMO. I think Marchesa's Decree would be a better option of introducing the monarch to the game, although it's somewhat in conflict with Ever-Watching Threshold

superwill123 on Thantis, the Warweaver

4 months ago

Your version of the deck looks fun! but here are a few suggestions. . .

1: the hunted cycle is really fun, but there are much better cards that do the same thing, like Genesis Chamber , Sylvan Offering , Captive Audience Akroan Horse , and many more. also [[]] synergieses SO WELL with Thantis, it's hilarious.

2: if you want to give your opponents tokens, you gotta tickle them a little when they come in, and with cards like Essence Warden , Blood Seeker , Rampaging Ferocidon , and Xantcha, Sleeper Agent , they're bound to say "thanks, you shouldn't have. . . really"!

3: If you want the TRUEST pain of all, you simply MUST try making it hurt more to attack you! the trio of pain Hissing Miasma , Blood Reckoning , and Marchesa's Decree will all but guarantee pain for the opponents! but if you want the creatures to hurt, try cards like Caltrops and Circle of Flame to lay on the pain!

In conclusion, your deck is sweet, I took some of the cards in here for my own deck, and I can't wait to see how your deck changes and adapts!

(p.s. Assault Formation could be good if you keep on the wall plan)

DwaginFodder on The First Good $10 Commander Deck on Tapped Out

4 months ago

Upon going through this list, I immediately pulled up a list of Conspiracy 2 commons and uncommons and was not dissapointed. Try things like Death Wind for mana sinks and removal. Marchesa's Decree and Deadly Designs might be out of your price range, but they're both worth considering. The same is true for untap engines Onyx Talisman and Jandor's Saddlebags .

You might want to replace some of the direct damage and lifedrain.

Looks great, can't wait to play against it!

imoutogetyou on

5 months ago

Suggested card replacements!

maybe cut 2 mana rocks in addition to the earlier notes I provided.

Thought Vessel --> Loxodon Warhammer

Worn Powerstone --> Gut Shot

The warhammer gives lifelink, super! Gut shot is nice cause you can fix your life total before switching 1, point for casting or 2, or 3 points if you target yourself for free.

Suture Priest --> Wall of Shards

Same drop slot and you stop opponents being able to manipulate their own life total by playing creatures.

Fireball --> Electrodominance

One more mana, and you get to cheat out Triskaidekaphobia or Axis of Mortality at instant speed.

Ill-Gotten Inheritance --> Necrologia

Too slow, and necrologia lets you draw a bunch of cards.

Marchesa's Decree --> Blood Celebrant

Again, you don't want them to fix their own life total themselves. Blood celebrant lets you fix your own and fixes mana, so good.

Syphon Mind --> Vexing Devil

I know you like the multiplayer discard, but I think vexing devil is better in this slot.

Swords to Plowshares --> Snuff Out

This is really up to you, I like the idea of trading life for creature removal but your mileage may vary.

Akroma's Vengeance --> Return to Dust

You run way too many tech enchantments that you want to be able to get back.

Chainer's Torment --> Restoration Specialist

not worth the life you put into it. Rootborn Defenses --> Unbreakable Formation

Just a strict upgrade IMO.


Tainted Field Tainted Peak Spinerock Knoll Battlefield Forge Caves of Koilos Sulfurous Springs Mistveil Plains

cut basics? I like them because you can bring your life down, fix mana, cheat things out, and get instants back into your deck...

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