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Nice deck. I run a very very similar Edgar Markov deck (yawg's will and all).
Feel free to check out my list. Upvotes, feedback, and/or ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires.
December 7, 2018 10:25 a.m.
Reconnaissance deserves a spot. Its brokenness isn't readily apparent... it allows you to attack with everyone safely and have everyone untapped at the end of combat while still dealing combat damage is most circumstances.
Untaps to avoid bad blocks, check. Untaps after first strike but before normal damage, check. It even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt for pseudo vigilance due to the creature being an 'attacking creature' until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step.).
December 5, 2018 10:40 a.m.
I would suggest running a lot more mana rocks to try for a turn 3-4 Narset. Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone, Lotus Petal, Pentad Prism, Coalition Relic, Worn Powerstone, Basalt Monolith, and Copy Artifact should all be in here.
December 5, 2018 10:33 a.m.
Whoops... maybe I read your whole question next time...
December 4, 2018 9:12 p.m.
Marit Lage... I know it has a token but I feel that's not representative of the potential this chick has and not a true 'card'. I want the 'is it an Eldrazi Titan' argument to be put to rest... and I want the answer to be no.
I personally feel it would make for an awesome story arc if Nicol Bolas was either killed or dealt with (the latter being more likely) and Merit Lage became the main villain.
December 4, 2018 2:45 p.m.
If you don't want to go infinite then Palinchron needs to get dropped and maybe replaced with Great Whale. Same with Ancestral Statue and Cloudstone Curio in your maybeboard. Other than that, your deck appears free of infinites.
December 4, 2018 12:55 p.m.
December 3, 2018 11:28 p.m.
Finisher - Ancestral Statue goes infinite with Animar.
Free - Great Whale
Feel free to check out my list for any other ideas, Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid. Upvotes on any of my lists is appreciated.
December 3, 2018 11:26 p.m.
I have a few suggestions, I'll try to categorize like you.
Animar Counters - Consider Hardened Scales.
Haste - Ogre Battledriver
Protection - Heroic Intervention
December 3, 2018 11:23 p.m.
Wow, I should've proof read that.... that's a LOT of 'also consider' lol.
December 3, 2018 10:54 p.m.
To get your extra turns/combats going you need to run a LOT more of these effects. I ran 17 myself including things like Ral Zarek.
The other thing I'd highly suggest is many more mana rocks. I'd also suggest all your rocks cost 2 mana or less (3 mana is ok if it adds more than 1 mana like Coalition Relic, Worn Powerstone, and Basalt Monolith) Your goal here should be turn 3-4 Narset and rocks that cost 3+ don't help here at all. Add all 3 Signets, Talisman of Progress, Fellwar Stone, Lotus Petal, Mana Vault and Pentad Prism. Also consider Generator Servant for ramp and haste.
Feel free to check out my list for some ideas, it was very competitive and fine tuned. Narset, American Beauty - Retired. Upvotes on any of my lists is appreciated.
December 3, 2018 10:52 p.m.
First, you seem to be missing 2 cards, you've only got 98 in your list.
Now for some suggestions...
Reconnaissance needs to be in this list. It allows you to attack with every creature, untap to avoid bad blocks, untap after first strike damage but before normal damage, and even untap after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being 'attacking' until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step).
Now for a few cards with much smaller explanations lol...
Boros Charm - wraths are the bane of this deck, protect your board. Talisman of Indulgence/Fellwar Stone both deserve spots. Shared Animosity needs to be in the deck, not just the maybe pile. Diabolic Intent should replace Diabolic Tutor. Sorin, Solemn Visitor is better here by far for his lifelink your team +1 than your 2 current Sorins combined.
Now creatures... and I'd up your creature count to at least 33. Legion Loyalist, Rakish Heir, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Mirror Entity, Dusk Legion Zealot and consider more flyers like Falkenrath Aristocrat and Voldaren Pariah Flip.
Anyways, I hope this helps and feel free to check out my list for ideas. Edgar's Dega Vampires. Upvotes on any of my lists is appreciated.
December 3, 2018 10:29 p.m.
Oh, feel free to check out my list for ideas, Narset, American Beauty - Retired.
December 3, 2018 1:11 p.m.
I have a few considerations for you.
Generator Servant - ramps 2 and gives haste to Narset. This is the ONLY creature I ran and I never regretted it.
Smoke - Great here!
Talisman of Progress/Signets/Fellwar Stone - Your mana rocks should all cost 2 or less. 3 cmc is ok if they produce more than 1 mana, i.e. Coalition Relic, Basalt Monolith and Worn Powerstone. Drop Darksteel Ingot, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and unless you really really need the fixing, Chromatic Lantern.
Pentad Prism - listing this one separately. Both counters can be removed at once and it's the only 2 mana rock that can ramp 2 colored mana.
Last is a favorite of mine in this deck. Ancestral Knowledge allows you to thin out and stack the top 10 cards for a mere 2 mana. This card is crazy good in Narset.
December 3, 2018 12:49 p.m.
Mana Confluence and City of Brass deserve a spot. Ogre Battledriver is a really good haste enabler, especially with infect. Dack's Duplicate is a great clone here. Scourge of the Throne, Legion Loyalist, and maybe Marton Stromgald would probably be really good here also.
Feel free to check out my Marchesa list for ideas. It's not infect but it should still help for non-creatures. He who controls the Spice controls the Spice Girls
December 3, 2018 9:41 a.m.
Lol essay indeed, but no worries.
From the top...
Imperial Recruiter is like a selective draw engine here.
Chaos Warp is our best answer to enchantments. Or Aura Thief if you see a lot of pillow forts or just good value enchantments like Sylvan Library.
Last One Standing hasn't backfired yet. I actually just traded for a foil yesterday, I don't foresee it coming out of the deck.
Midnight Reaper needs to replace Harvester in your list definitely.
Nicol Bolas I've never flipped (tried only once but he was killed in response). I'm not entirely sold on the card but he's a very aggressively costed flyer with a decent etb.
Sakashima is amazing here if you have Marchesa out and successfully clone her. Problem is people realize how busted double dethrone is and kill Marchesa in response leaving you with a 3/1 vanilla for 4 mana.
Zealous Conscripts is really good here but yeah, people I play against know I don't run Kiki so I'm sure that helps. It is a good answer card though and great for permanent theft (I love ulting other people's walkers lol).
Scourge of the Throne and Chasm Skulker are new additions. Scourge was technically re-added but the deck's changed so much since then that it might as well be completely new to the deck.
Rune Scarred I've never ran and it's always been on my radar but I've never prioritized getting one due to 7 cmc. Tarnished I've also never tried but mainly due to too much life loss already (32 cards can or flat out do lose me life)
Forge of Heroes I want to add but my lgs doesn't have any and I don't buy online.
Let me know if I missed anything lol.
December 2, 2018 8:23 p.m.
Ok lol lots of questions...
No, flipping thrones isn't my list. My old list can be found here. https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/commander-edh/multiplayer-commander-decklists/769157-marchesa-the-black-lives-matter (I still like Legion Loyalist here lol)
Fervor I've never ran, Anger came out due to not consistently having a mountain. It was replaced with Garna, the Bloodflame but that got dropped due to the high cmc. Haste is good here but savvy opponents just kill in response to entering combat or the attack trigger anyways. Cards like Metallic Mimic do a better job of protecting your dudes and are more abuseable.
Sidisi can cause awkward moments when she comes back eot when I don't want to sac anything. I also have 3 other tutors which get the job done honestly (personal call though because she is good here).
Viscera Seer is a good card and deserves a spot, scrying is good card selection. River Kelpie is ok but I prefer Grim Haruspex/Midnight Reaper for the lower cmc even if there's no persist. Clique hasn't been in for a long time, I don't like relying on my opponents to have stuff in their yard (which they often didn't).
Fleshbag Marauder etc are very nasty cards when they're recurred over and over, I love them in Muldrotha and I'm sure they'd work great here too.
Vigean Graftmage came out due to never once seeing the card across 20+ games and as a result it didn't get the appreciation it probably deserved, it still should be in my list honestly. It lets me abuse 1 etb/death on everyone's turn instead of once per round which is great and it also curves into and immediately protects Marchesa and other creatures.
Razaketh is definitely a card that can and probably will get dropped again. It's just tough when you realize the card does everything you want in a Marchesa deck (besides +1+1 counters), but man that cmc is rough.
Anyways, thanks for posting and your insights. I'll be sure to check out your list and maybe make a few recommendations.
December 2, 2018 11:03 a.m.
Ancestral Statue targets itself with its etb and goes infinite with Animar due to eventually costing nothing to cast. Primordial Sage type draw and Palinchron type land untap you want as much of as possible. This deck does better the more you're able to juggle mana and card draw and this is the reason people have suggested Tidespout Tyrant, so you can abuse etb/cast triggers over and over.
November 29, 2018 7:42 p.m.
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