Thorn of the Black Rose


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown 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

BerylLasko on Judge Grudge

4 days ago

Thorn of the Black Rose seems like a good fit here, even if it is just for flavor adding to the 'Tyrant's Choice' theme. It's starting to pop up more established builds, even replacing Gurmag in some cases.

Wilhelm_Screamer on Monoblack Hugs

3 months ago

Since you have Thorn of the Black Rose, how about Throne of the High City? Also Geier Reach Sanitarium as another huggy card, it also can be brutal with Maralen of the Mornsong.

hyperlocke on Alesha Infernal Enchantress: Sheathing the Sword

3 months ago

Monk Idealist is another Auramancer. Replenish to get all your enchantments back.

Lethal Vapors is another great anti-creature enchantment. Also, with the amount of sac going on, Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos might find a place.

Pestilence seems like a one-shot thing, as most of your creatures die from it, too. Is it really worth it?

Queen Marchesa seems off here. If all you want is the extra card draw, It would be better to run Palace Jailer, Palace Sentinels or Thorn of the Black Rose, as you can recur them with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death.

Tutors? There are the standard black ones (Diabolic Intent fits your sac theme), but especially for enchantments, the best are Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor and Academy Rector.

You already have Luminarch Ascension in the maybe board. It should tick up quickly in this deck. If you don't control your anti-creature enchantments regularly, I can only recommend playing it.

ThatGuy4242 on Graveyard Smash

5 months ago

I absolutely love the deck. After seeing this I am now determined to make my own variation including some of the following suggestions. Btw this is so long because its also a note to myself.

metalevolence on My City Now

8 months ago

A lot of your cards are simply too low-impact to be worth playing, like archetype of courage, celestial archon, underworld coinsmith, garrulous sycophant, knights of the black rose, marchesa's decree

crown of doom, bladed pinions and norn's annex are pretty weak too. I'd also cut reliquary tower because not making colored mana is a pretty big drawback especially for a 3 color deck, and your deck doesn't draw nearly enough cards for it to really matter

what you really need is more mana ramp and card draw, like Rakdos Signet, Orzhov Signet, Boros Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Fellwar Stone, Gilded Lotus, Painful Truths, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Ambition's Cost/Ancient Craving. Cut the weak cards, add ramp and draw, and your deck will run twice as well.

You are also missing some really efficient removal like Vandalblast or Wear / Tear

If you really want more become-monarch triggers, Thorn of the Black Rose's deathtouch is honestly more relevant than the knights or the decree

I think Always Watching could be fun here

Debt to the Deathless is pretty good

you may find some interesting cards in my rakdos coolstuff edh or my esper durdle edh


Araganor on So....did anyone else have a ...

8 months ago

@GoldGhost012 Yeah I have noticed that being the monarch can be a liability if the game gets stalled. One of the people in my pod played Phyrexian Arena and Thorn of the Black Rose, then proceeded to deck himself. He even gave a Goblin Balloon Brigade a Ghostly Possession for maximum durdle.

Good times.