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So I finally got this one is rough shape. I know its a mess but I have not even taken this one out for a spin yet. lots of pieces missing still for sure. If anyone knows and awesome cards for Marchesa and wants to let me know that would be great :)



OK, , , there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (Cards like: Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like: Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc.) This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on its commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (Cards like: Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Thraximundar
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Demonic Tutor
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Cyclonic Rift
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers.

I hope this helps. Good luck.

May 15, 2017 9:30 a.m.

ElderCheese says... #2

This is great and will help me a lot as I move forward with play testing and editing the deck. There's a lot here to take in so when next I get to throw down I'll come back here and see what needs to be updated first. I'm sure I'll find some good idea's here now.

May 16, 2017 12:52 p.m.

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