Thorn of the Black Rose


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

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Common

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Thorn of the Black Rose

Creature — Human Assassin

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

When Thorn of the Black Rose enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

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Thorn of the Black Rose Discussion

Podkomorka on Shaman of the Fireball | Pauper EDH

1 month ago

Entourage of Trest, Thorn of the Black Rose, Merciless Resolve, Disturbed Burial, Grim Harvest off the top of my head. I have a few golgari decks that will share good cards regardless of the archetype. Check out my list here. As far as removal, recursion, and card draw go they should be the same for both our decks.

Grubbernaut on Death and Taxes Jr. (WB Pauper)

2 months ago

4x Chainer's Edict seems like a must, over a split with mostly Diabolic.

If you move Bojuka Bog to the main, you free up some SB slots. Or, if you use Nihil Spellbomb or Relic of Progenitus, you've got a more reliable yard-killer that you don't necessary have to play early if you draw it, like you do for the Bogs.

Also: Lone Missionary is still an all-star. In this build, I might consider it over Blood Seeker.

Finally, Palace Sentinels or Thorn of the Black Rose will keep you fully stocked, and would be right at home in this deck.

Sweet brew! Cheers!

Grubbernaut on Black Lantern

2 months ago

Thorn of the Black Rose is SO good. Trades for Gurmag Angler or Atog, card advantage against control, one of my favorite pauper cards.

DaFerra on esper control eggs

2 months ago

I think that Thorn of the Black Rose could be an interesting addition, since it generates card advantage and sinergyzes well with Viridian Longbow

Grubbernaut on Jund Midrange

3 months ago

Thorn of the Black Rose is super sweet, and I'd recommend it -- it fills a similar role to Bob in modern Jund. Plus, it eats 1/1s or can trade for a fatty -- but the monarch token stays! Also good for Burn so you don't have to shock yourself with Night's Whisper.


Grubbernaut on Jund Midrange

3 months ago

Right on!

I like the idea of Wickerbough Elder; probably very meta-dependent. The decks I faced yesterday would almost all have a target, but it's probably better to have Thorn of the Black Rose and a juicy sideboard to get to your hate cards faster.

Updating deck; as long as my LGS has 2x Thorn and 1x Monarch token, I'll play this build Thursday if all my cards arrive by then.

ArcticJohn on Jund Midrange

3 months ago

Hi there, i also have been testing a Jund deck for pauper, have you played many matches?

As for the card choices i really liked the Evolution Charm, it has some interesting modes and i was totally unaware of the card... i may also have to start using Shred Memory for tutoring. I also think that 4 Gurmag Angler is a little too much, you want to play at least one each game, but if you end up with 2 or 3 in hand it can be bad because you may not have fodder for all of them...

Other than that i would only suggest that you have Thorn of the Black Rose in your cardpool, the monarch can get handy in card advantage.

If you like you can go and check my deck and leave some opinion or just don't do it at all :D Jund Them All

+1 and keep on junding!!

ArcticJohn on Jund Midrange

3 months ago

Hi there, i also have been testing a Jund deck for pauper, if you want take a look at it: Jund Them All.

As you said, Jund is supposed to be built in a lot of diferent ways, so i can only suggest you some of the cards i use in mine so you can add them to your testing lot.

I personally like better Satyr Wayfinder then the Sakura-Tribe Elder, as it can stay on board while giving you an extra land and also as the "upside" of fueling your graveyard for Gurmag Angler.

Durkwood Baloth is a card i didn't know about, and i will try it for sure, it must feel good to suspended it turn 1 :D

Apart from that, i just want to suggest a couple of creatures, Thorn of the Black Rose and Wickerbough Elder, monarch is a thing in pauper and card advantage is always good, the elder is mostly a versatile card, if you have a lot of white in your meta, get to hit a Journey to Nowhere while having a 4/4 body left on the field is great.

+1 and just JUND'EM ALL!!!

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