: Destroy target creature.

That is what our creatures turn into, when enchanted with Power of Fire or Viridian Longbow. We use this to control the board. Marchesa herself can turn into one, and even has haste. Even if we don't hit one of our Tim-makers, we can use first strike (or double strike) to make our deathtouchers deadly. Cards like Archetype of Courage or True Conviction allow us to do this.

We also have a token sub-theme. Of cause Queen Marchesa can create tokens, but also Assemble the Legion, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs and Hero of Bladehold. When the board is clear, we can attack with these and finish our opponents.

We also have a few tricksters in the deck: Odric, Master Tactician, who allows us to chose which creatures block (dies to) our attackers, Ankle Shanker , that turn ALL of our creatures into vipers that kill on touch, Master of Cruelties, who can attack and if unblocked, makes our opponents lifetotal become 1, and then just use a Tim to shoot that opponent for 1 damage for the game. Kusari-Gama; if our opponent blocks a deathtouch-creature, all of his creatures die.

Our win-cons are Avacyn, Angel of Hope, who makes our deathtouchers indestructible, so that they become mighty blockers, and fearsome attackers. True Conviction that makes our attacks for more powerful, Aurelia, the Warleader who allows us to attack with our dangerous creatures twice, instead of just once per turn.



Die4Dethklok says... #1

I like to tap to kill theme. I'd definitely have Basilisk Collar in there, and also Endbringer because it untaps every upkeep. It's a pretty solid combo. Enlightened Tutor can find you an artifact or enchantment to get things going.

I also found that Alesha, Who Smiles at Death can be very good in Mardu decks, she also combos well with Master of Cruelties, if she reanimates him, it is a one shot kill for an opponent who can't deal with it.

Other value pices (depending on budget) would include Sun Titan, Rune-Scarred Demon, and Whip of Erebos.

Erebos, God of the Dead is also quite good himself, as an indestructible source of card draw

June 12, 2017 1:45 a.m.

Bastaba says... #2

Thank you for your comment.

I have already used a deck, where i give Tims deathtouch, but I found it to be way to inconsistent. If you don't hit your deathtouch-equipments, it can't do anything. That is why i made this, as i can also use first strike, and even if I don't draw one of those, deathtouch is just a good keyword.

I had totally forgotten Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, so thank you very much.

As for the others, they have to high of a CMC to be viable in my playgroup in a deck with this little ramp I think. Erebos, God of death was on my maybe-board for a while, but ultimately i went with Sram, Senior Edificer and Mentor of the Meek.

June 12, 2017 3:01 a.m.

Die4Dethklok says... #3

I also forgot to mention Royal Assassin it taps to kill creatures on it's own. Plus, is pretty flavourful flavourful in a Marchesa deck.

I do think that Basilisk Collar is very good in a deck like this, that wants to tap creatures to ping. If Endbringer has a too high CMC, you could try Cunning Sparkmage, or Goblin Sharpshooter

The Sharpshooter is very good, as equipping it with Basilisk Collar turns it into a wrath, due to deathtouch, and untapping whenever something dies.

June 12, 2017 4:10 a.m.

slaftergames says... #4

June 16, 2017 1:17 p.m.

Deathtouch does pair very nicely with pinging and first strike. But did you know it combos with trample as well? Trample lets you assign any leftover damage to the opponent once at least enough damage to be lethal is assigned to the blocker. It specifically refers to "lethal damage," not "damage equal to the creature's toughness." What does this mean? If the trampler has deathtouch, even 1 point is lethal - no matter how tough the blocker is! If you attack with a 5/5 who has trample and deathtouch, then you can deal 1 to a 4/4 blocker and the other 4 to the opponent.

I'd try it out. Good ways to get trample on your creatures include Archetype of Aggression, Loxodon Warhammer and Chariot of Victory.

June 17, 2017 4:33 p.m.

Unfortunately Kusari-Gama does not work the way you want it to. Kusari-Gama is the one dealing damage so the deathtouch from Queen Marchesa is not brought with.

June 19, 2017 8:53 a.m.

Bastaba says... #7


He is always on my mind :D


Thanks, I did not know about that combo, i will make adjustments ASAP. Also if I add Archetype of Aggression I'll have all the Mardu Archetypes, which is nice in of itself.


I know :'( ... D:

I thought it worked the 'good' way, but when i reread it (after having build the deck) I came to the same conclusion. It will be the first card to go, therefore, and probably replaced by Archetype of Aggression as the swordfish suggested.

Thank you both very much for your comments

June 19, 2017 10:22 a.m.

Something like Chandra's Ignition might work as a replacement, though it kills all your stuff too.

June 19, 2017 12:54 p.m.

Archaos says... #9

June 25, 2017 11:27 a.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.32
Tokens 2/2 Vampire, 1/1 Human, 1/1 Assassin, 2/2 Zombie, 3/3 Ogre, Monarch, 1/1 Soldier
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+1 Queen Marchesa main
+1 Archetype of Aggression main
-1 Kusari-Gama main
-1 Queen Marchesa main
+1 Warstorm Surge maybe
+1 Arcane Lighthouse maybe
+1 Akroma's Memorial maybe
-1 Archetype of Aggression maybe