Queen Marchesa


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

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Mythic Rare

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Queen Marchesa

Legendary Creature — Human Assassin

Deathtouch, haste

When Queen Marchesa enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

At the begining of your upkeep, if an opponent is the monarch, put a 1/1 black Assassin creature token with deathtouch and haste onto the battlefield.

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Queen Marchesa Discussion

DrukenReaps on Mono-green

3 days ago

I rather like Rhonas the Indomitable. He turns fight spells into actual kill spells and could set up a removal engine all while being more difficult than normal to remove. And with enough mana every creature in the deck could one shot an opponent.

Two cards worth thinking about when the commander has death touch are Viridian Longbow and Thornbite Staff. Separately these are good includes but together they make a machine gun. I use them to pretty good effect with Queen Marchesa.

CommanderAdventures on Bounty Hunters

4 days ago

Very nice political deck!

I use Mathas as an optional commander in my Queen Marchesa deck:

[PreCon] Game of Thrones - Monarch

Commander / EDH CommanderAdventures


Love the fact that you run extremly niche cards like Locust Miser & Gnat Miser. Never seen them played in EDH before :) +1

Cards that also fit into your deck's theme are: Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, the Curse Cycle esp. Curse of Opulence and you should def. run Bounty Hunter!

While Chromatic Lantern doesn't fit perfectly on your curve with your cmdr having a CMC of 3, I'd still run it for fixing colors. It's only like 70 cents now and def. worth buying.

Disrupt Decorum should be a true gem here, too! It can easily give you a huge advantage after spreading bounty counters.

jasonkrivera on Card creation challenge

4 days ago

I'm building an EDH deck around Queen Marchesa right now, and I wish there was a card like this for her:

Arena Bloodlust


At the beginning of combat on each opponent's turn, that player chooses a creature they controlled since the beginning of the turn.

At the end of that player's turn, if the chosen creature did not attack a player other than you, that opponent sacrifices a creature.

Sit back and relax, and enjoy the show.


PIZZ_PAZZ on My current markov deck

1 week ago

Cool deck, but you might wanna run less lands in favor of ramp, and fixing. Normally with neither of these, 37 lands would be fine in a 3 colored deck, but I usually find that cutting down to 34 or 35 lands works better for me personally because then I can start popping off faster. Also if your worried about missing land-drops, as Last_Laugh said you might wanna include more card draw, cuz a little card draw can go a long way, and make a deck that much better. I have a few suggestion for these; 1. Chromatic Lantern 2. Fellwar Stone 3. Basalt Monolith 4. Mind Stone 5. Erebos, God of the Dead 6. Phyrexian Arena 7. Queen Marchesa

Also Mathas, Fiend Seeker is a personal favorite that I think belongs in any vampire deck.

DrukenReaps on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 week ago

The sarcastic answer is that Ishkanah, Grafwidow eats Kaalia of the Vast every time she attacks ;)

Less sarcastically we should be looking at other things in the 'high power' tier for comparison. Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and Purphoros, God of the Forge win games with their abilities while ones like Jori En, Ruin Diver and Queen Marchesa really just draw cards and won't be directly winning the game with their abilities.

Card draw is a strong effect for sure to have in the command zone. I run Marchesa myself but I could replace her with any of the mardu commanders and play the deck about the same with a little less consistent draw power.

The high power tier, seems to me, to have a wide range of power levels in it. Where the competitive tier and the maximum power tier have a very specific power level within them.

maxvantage on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

2 weeks ago

I love this deck! I've been following along for half a year, read every update and every comment with interest - thank you so much for all this hard work!

I'm in a new playgroup and fighting combo. Last night I faced off against a combo you've won against before - the Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood combo. I was holding Comeuppance because I'm under the impression that it won't stop this combo, since it only prevents damage and the combo results in "life loss".

Can you comment? If I'm right, I'm in need of cards that prevent "life loss" and not just "damage" - any thoughts on this?

I'm also really curious how your play patterns have evolved now that you need to be more "aggressive". For example, I'm loathe to attack with Queen Marchesa even when I can, because I don't want to draw ire. In this new meta, I'm wondering how to balance the Aikido ethic with aggression.

Thanks again for building this deck and documenting it so well!! It's my favorite deck and by far my most versatile.

Older20 on Bloodstained Chessboard

2 weeks ago

I really quite like your deck. It runs some spicy and interesting cards that I kinda wish I could put into my Queen Marchesa deck. You run a few nonbos with Solemnity (Mathas, Fiend Seeker, Orzhov Advokist, Selfless Squire) so it might be worth consolidating which direction you want to go with that.

Keep up the good work!

DrukenReaps on Good/Fun Commander for a new ...

3 weeks ago

For your first deck I would recommend something in two colors. You get more than a single color but the mana base is still easy to put together. 3+ can be a little tricky...

Of the ones you have mentioned though I would highly recommend either Marchesa. They are just an absolute blast to play. My Divine Decree is a bit expensive but shows that Queen Marchesa has a lot of play styles. My black rose I just put back together with cards I had lying about so it is semi-budget, The Ever Returning Rose.

For Marchesa, the Black Rose you do need some key pieces like Unspeakable Symbol or you are going to have a tough time keeping +1/+1 counters on your guys. With recent prints of Guildmages' Forum and Forge of Heroes plus good old Opal Palace it is a pretty good time to get in on the black rose band wagon. My version really revolves around entering and leaving the battlefield, effects like Dire Fleet Ravager going off every turn really puts the hurt on people. It takes a little bit of setup to do that though.

My Divine Decree is a group slug deck with pillow forts to stop the relentless onslaught from my pals as I drain their lives away. People really underestimate the power of Manabarbs until they have to pay for their big hitters, lol.

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