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Press into Service


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Uncommon

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Press into Service


Support 2. (Put a +1/+1 counter on each of up to two target creatures.)

Gain control of target creature until end of turn. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn.

Press into Service Discussion

K1ngMars on Putin's long term plan to conquer the world

11 months ago

Secondo me devi impostare il mazzo più verso il fare attaccare gli avversari tra loro e fargli perdere tempo per poi tirare fuori una finisher. Inoltre non hai nessun vantaggio dallo scartare, perché non hai cose come Liliana's Caress, wheels o carte con Madness, di conseguenza taglierei anche da quella parte. Quindi toglierei alcune delle carte tax che hai messo. Proporrei cose del genere:

  • Harsh Mentor -> Again, una tax abbastanza gratuita che però ti rende il tizio fastidioso #1. Non è ciò che vuoi, ti servono cose più subdole. Tipo Hunted Dragon.
  • Sire Of Insanity -> Spezza le tattiche a tutti, ma anche a te. Non lo ritengo utile, soprattutto perché non carte con madness, né carte sufficenti con flashback, emerge, ecc. Meglio un Combustible Gearhulk che ti fa pescare. In rosso. 6/6 first strike.
  • Dark Ritual -> Non è forte come Mana Geyser. Se non sei un mazzo combo, non te ne fai nulla di una carta così.
  • Hero's Downfall -> Ruinous Path e risparmi.
  • Rakdos Charm -> Nessuno dei sui effetti è così utile, se non forse esiliare il cimitero, but then again... Bojuka Bog?
  • Dreadbore -> Murder e risparmi.
  • Vandalblast -> Costa davvero tanto. Fai tu, ma non vedo tutta questa necessità di spaccare tutto. hai già molto removal per gli artefatti, potresti investire quei denari altrove.
  • War's Toll -> Heartless Hidetsugu è meglio non metterti un bersagio sulla testa grosso come war's toll. L'hidetsugu è più democratico.
  • Worn Powerstone -> Citadel of Pain perché la Powerstone fa schifo. Meglio una carta che gioca contro chi vuole fare il cheesy. Oppure Talisman of Indulgence.
  • Hissing Miasma -> Skyline Despot meglio avere più carte che ti rendono monarca che un side effect come questo enchantment. Se vogliono attaccarti, lo faranno comunque. L'unica ragione per cui invece Marchesa's Decree va bene è perché ti rende monarca.

Io tenterei di mettere tante carte che ti fanno rubare cose agli avversari, perché è un modo swag di rompere le balle. Ci sono così tante carte con questo effetto, che rischi di poter anche non mettere Insurrection, più che altro perché è difficile da trovare e costosa. Dico cose come:

Oltre a ciò, ti consiglio carte swag che sicuramente sono divertenti come:

Scusa se non ti ho commentato tutte le carte, ma sono un pelo di corsa. Ne possiamo piuttosto parlare quando ci vediamo.

Ravenrose on Marchesa, Queen of Ashes

1 year ago

Bite of the Black Rose, Tyrant's Choice and Cruel Entertainment would be fun additions to this deck. Act of Treason and Press into Service may also be of use to you. I hope these suggestions have helped.

Garchomp98 on Everything Is Coming Up Roses

1 year ago

Woiteck i had them both in the beggining! However i decided not to lean towards the "gain control" side of the deck too much. I have Press into Service instead of SoB cause of the +1/+1 counter (and i sac the creature afterwards) and Captivating Crew instead of Zealous Conscripts because i can dump my mana in its ability late game ;) But i'll consider them again. Cheers!

Suns_Champion on Guess Who's Back, Back Again, And Again **Primer**

1 year ago

Press into Service is +1/+1 counter steal spell that I forgot!

Hmmm. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed,Drana, Liberator of Malakir, and Feast on the Fallen seem like good options. Maybe Simic Fluxmage or Olivia, Mobilized for War, though I don't like the discard, but if you have Necropotence and the like that can be mitigated somewhat. It also occurred to me that Herald of Secret Streams and Flayer of the Hatebound might be good in here!

wdftre111 on Bada-bing Zada-boom!

2 years ago

Rando sorcery suggestions. I'm not sure if mechanics work the way I assume, so some of these may be worse or better than I initially assumed. Press into Service, Chandra's Ignition, Seize the Day, Rekindled Flame, Panic Attack, Make Mischief, Heat Shimmer, Harness by Force, Wave of Indifference, Firestorm, Assault Strobe, Collective Defiance, Needle Drop, Aleatory.

alextom1988 on Mastering Time and Space

2 years ago

Marchesa's 2nd ability also applies to her, so if she keeps dying make sure she has a +1/+1 counter on her and she will just bounce back! I use Armory of Iroas, Dragon Blood & Fabrication Module to consistently put at least 1 on her. Press into Service & Unity of Purpose work in a pinch and were the only (correct) coloured spells I could find. Diabolic Tutor is still cheap due to reprint and will allow you to search for whichever method takes your fancy. Drana, Liberator of Malakir also negates the need to attack the player with the highest life total in order to gain counters (as long as she can slip past, which she normally does). Hope this helps, feel free to take a look at my Marchesa deck (Marchesa's Treason) and critique it.

GoldenDiggle on

2 years ago

Oh man, Ink-Treader is a beast...

I like Harnessed Lightning for massive damage, Otherworldly Outburst before a wipe, Spawning Breath and Make Mischief for small tokens, Rite of Replication or Spitting Image or Stolen Identity for good tokens, Saheeli's Artistry for good tokens and a ton of Sol Rings or other rocks, Act of Treason or Besmirch or Mark of Mutiny or Catch or Threaten to get control of everything for a turn, Press into Service to get control of everything for a turn and buff your guys in the process, Confiscation Coup and Dominate to get control of everything ever, Verdant Confluence to get every land from your deck or permanent from your graveyard, Supplant Form or AEther Mutation for the nastiest wipe ever, and Simic Charm for its amazing options.

On top of that, blue has nasty control and can create nearly infinite mana with cards like Dream's Grip and Ghostly Flicker. Not to mention you can draw your whole deck in all four colors with cantrips.

Here's to an errata'd legendary in the 4 color release, my friend.

Fear the Wojek Siren.

Dashiva7 on Fury of the Necromage

3 years ago

From the resent sets I've been tinkering with Olivia, Mobilized for War (counters, haste, 3cmc), Unity of Purpose (instant counters, potential blowout, psuedo vigilance) and Press into Service (counters, act of treason).

Other cards I've been happy with is Taurean Mauler which can grow huge real fast, Phyrexian Reclamation for value and Lightning Greaves to protect Marchesa and give haste.

You seem to have many lands that enters tapped, so might wanna see if the Battlelands from BFZ or the Showlands from SOI is worth to aquire. They weren't that expensive last i checked.

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