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Marchesa - Dethroning with Style

Commander / EDH* Multiplayer U/B/R (Grixis) Zombie


this is a little different take on a marchesa build, still managing to be competetive.

this deck plays zombie cards only, which turn out to synergize very well with her ability. many zombie cards come with a inherent +1/+1 counter synergy: Carrion Feeder , Diregraf Colossus , Noosegraf Mob , Thraximundar , Unbreathing Horde , Mikaeus, the Unhallowed . other flavorful additions with +1/+1 synergy include: Grave Betrayal , Feast on the Fallen , Metallic Mimic in combination with marchesa's ability, this makes for a very strong core package.

this is supported by a lot of tribal cards for card advantage: Vanquisher's Banner , Kindred Discovery , Herald's Horn , Distant Melody plus all the other zombie card advantage cards: Corpse Augur , Cryptbreaker , Custodi Lich , Graveborn Muse helping the deck to almost never run out of steam.

we try to gradually produce more zombies with Open the Graves , Josu Vess, Lich Knight , Army of the Damned , Diregraf Colossus , Dread Summons , Ghoulcaller Gisa , Grave Titan , Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet , Noosegraf Mob , Stitcher Geralf buffing them with Cemetery Reaper , Coat of Arms , Death Baron , Diregraf Captain , Lord of the Accursed , Lord of the Undead , Undead Warchief .

with counters on our zombies and marchesa out we don't care about wrath effects and can attack the lifeleader for a +1/+1 counter on each of our creatures.

in case our creatures end up dying we run a small recursion package. Gisa and Geralf , Patriarch's Bidding , Relentless Dead .

our main way of controling the boardstate include Call to the Grave , Dictate of Erebos , Fleshbag Marauder , Grave Pact utilizing our sac package Attrition , Carrion Feeder , Deadapult , Grimgrin, Corpse-Born . - 17.1.2019


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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Illegal cards Rot Hulk
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.97
Tokens None Copy Clone, 2/2 Zombie, 2/2 Zombie Knight, Monarch
Folders Want to build, zombie, Possible EDH Decks, Commander, cool ideas, Interesting Commander Decks, Marchesa Grixis Zombie Tribal
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