Queen Marchesa

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

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Legality

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

Queen Marchesa occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

RBW (Mardu): 0.66%

Queen Marchesa Discussion

DrukenReaps on Commanders that create an interesting ...

4 weeks ago

Hmmmm I think the ones I play that change how the game works the most are Mairsil, the Pretender and Queen Marchesa .

Mairsil uses the exile zone in a way very little else does and makes life really hard for my opponents. They want to remove my AEtherling and my Staff of Domination and this and that. But the only thing they can actually get at is Mairsil which is tricky because of things like Aetherling. I play with some newer players who really struggled to understand how he works. I did my best to explain it over and over. It got frustrating for me and them at times but I think it caused them to become better magic players quicker. I have left a few of the strongest things out of the deck. Laboratory Maniac just doesn't belong at my table for now.

I know Marchesa is a rather well known commander but she adds the Monarch to the game. At this point no other commander does that. The Monarch of course can go from being under my control to someone else's to yet another persons, etc etc. It can create an environment where people attack with creatures when they might not otherwise. People take bigger risks for a little bit of draw. It caused me to build a rather well made pillow fort deck. But to also know when to leave the door open to small attacks to enable other synergies.

luispsalles on Syr Gwyn Voltron

1 month ago

I have a version a little less powerful, just because I doesn't have the expesnive tutors. But here some sugestions. I really like the idea to have some other options to make our incredible "megazord", so I put Mirran Crusader and his friend Phyrexian Crusader , the have a nice body and abilities. Danitha Capashen, Paragon have a nice synergy, some kind o ramp is always good. And if you have Queen Marchesa is always good.

Optimator on Arruzaki

1 month ago

Thank you so much for the up-vote on Special Snowflakes!! It's one of my newest and new-favorite decks. I was just infatuated when Sisay, Weatherlight Captain was spoiled so I splurged and made the deck a "birthday deck" (hence the foils). Some of the expensive cards I already had, like Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Queen Marchesa , and a few were gifts, like Atraxa, Praetors' Voice . I probably only spent $100 on the deck (already had most of the mana base and utility cards from another deck: Ankle-Shanking). There were also a few foils that went way up but I got them before the spike.

Anyway, glad you like the deck!

DrukenReaps on Worth it or not?

1 month ago

I think the best way to play Atla is not to lock yourself into a creature type but to play the best Naya creatures you have. Some dinos, some eldrazi, a Godsire if you have one, etc. Atla definitely has dino flavor to her but she doesn't support any particular tribe. You'll be happier with a tuned but not competitive deck in general too.

I would normally say Abolisher over Dromoka but for Atla I think pulling a Dromoka out of an egg is a much better pay off.

Expedition Map isn't needed unless you have a very specific land you want to pull out like Gaea's Cradle . You don't so skip this one.

I like Reliquary Tower and think every deck should be drawing enough cards to where you will discard cards. It can be nice to have but I wouldn't put it in every deck. If you find yourself discarding a lot put it in later if at all.

Fabled Passage is great if you have one. If you don't skip it. Grab Evolving Wilds , Terramorphic Expanse , and maybe even Naya Panorama . Having your colors is important.

Monarchy is a lot of fun. Throne of the High City always seemed like a high price to get the effect. I only really like it when I'm running Queen Marchesa .

You will pretty much never get the urza lands into play together. The number of cards you need to use to get all three consistently just isn't worth it to me outside of a land based deck like Lord Windgrace

Some cards I do recommend for Atla are Nesting Dragon , Goblin Bombardment , Thornbite Staff , Ashnod's Altar , and Seedborn Muse . Though if you want to avoid infinite do not include Thornbite Staff.

Mortlocke on EDH Deck based on Voting

1 month ago

Pervavita, I feel like my argument wasn't really concise - so let me summarize. Queen Marchesa (Long May she Reign) is representative of an Elective Monarchy in MTG. By you suggesting that a nameless, faceless, vast majority of people can only interpret Monarchies as some King in a Castle is preposterous. People who have been at least remotely exposed to works inspired by ancient Rome would be aware that it had a Council - and at some point an appointed Dictator - who was considered a Monarch.

Mortlocke on EDH Deck based on Voting

1 month ago

"I was simply pointing out that the vast majority of people do not view this as haw a monarch works and thus the need to explain it detracts from what is really the point of an on flavor commander."

Pervavita, using hyperbole doesn't help prove the point you're trying to make - who are these "vast majority"? You have no metrics, no examples, just again your own personal skewed perception of how the world views Monarchies. Lets start by looking a look at popular culture - Game of Thrones. As part of the show's lore, a monarchy known as he Six Kingdoms has a Great Council as part of it's Elective Monarchy:

"The Six Kingdoms, ruled by the Kings of the Andals and the First Men of various houses chosen by a Great Council as part of an elective monarchy. Previously ruled by House Lannister, before that House Baratheon, and before that House Targaryen. Current monarch is Bran I the Broken." Source"

Then there's the real world example ancient Rome - A source of inspiration for many popular books and movies. It too was an Elective Monarchy: "The illusion of being elected from the Senate continued when Tiberius succeeded to the purple. Whilst over time the principle weakened as republican government passed into distant history to the effect that the Empire became, functionally, an absolute monarchy the office of Roman and Byzantine emperor remained vaguely elective (albeit with the election procedure never strictly defined, but generally understood to be a matter for the Senate). For instance, whilst the first five Emperors were all descended from Julius Caesar, in each case their position was proclaimed, not inherited as of right. Claudius, the fourth Emperor, in particular stands out, being "elected" to office once the Praetorian Guard had made it clear he was their candidate." Source

Given the many real world depictions of an Elective Monarchy that are in many popular works that are consumed for example Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe which grossed $187.7 million in the United States and Canada and $269.9 million in other territories for a total of $457.6 million, against a production budget of $103 million. In North America, the film earned $34.8 million in its opening weekend at 2,938 theaters, topping the box office.) Source

I must reiterate that Queen Marchesa (Long many she Reign) is 100% on flavor for a deck that involves Voting mechanics. You don't actually need to explain this correlation from a flavor standpoint because depictions of an Elective Monarchy have been in popular works since the times Julius Caesar.

Mortlocke on EDH Deck based on Voting

1 month ago

GhostChieftain, oh but of course! We're only having a spirited debate! I enjoy just talking about magic in general - and when it comes to flavor/vorthos, well...I enjoy discussing that the most. Pervavita, I understand what you mean. But despite your perceptions, monarchs (in real life) have councils that they occasionally defer power to. Additionally, wizards has gone out of their way to associate voting (Will of the Council) with Queen Marchesa (long may she reign) through the flavor text of previously mentioned spells (I posted some up top). Your personal opinion doesn't beat established precedent - and facts.

Mortlocke on EDH Deck based on Voting

1 month ago

GhostChieftain, Let me get this straight - you think Queen Marchesa (long may she reign) is a flavor fail? I think Bite of the Black Rose , Ballot Broker , and Capital Punishment have something to say. The Queen's court offers a choice even though the decision has already been made. I disagree with your assessment of Queen Marchesa (long may she reign).

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