Flayer of the Hatebound
Creature — Devil
Undying (When this creature is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Whenever Flayer of the Hatebound or another creature enters the battlefield from your graveyard, that creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature, player or planeswalker.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Flayer of the Hatebound Discussion
2 days ago
Immersturm Predator is fine, but there are better choices in my opinion. Yahenni, Undying Partisan has many of the same upsides, but comes out for less mana and less colors. Immersturm is probably better than Falkenrath Aristocrat in my opinion, though I haven't tested it.
Krav, the Unredeemed similarly there are just better options out there. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is obviously miles better, of course, these cards cost more $$ as well, so that's a consideration for sure. However, my budget list doesn't run these guys either, to be fair. A main concern is definitely that it both costs 5 to play AND has an activation cost on top of that. It's super important to play this kind of deck as fast and low to the ground as possible.
Juri, Master of the Revue is basically just a Lightning Bolt most of the time. It's not like that's terrible, but I'd rather just run something more impactful like Plaguecrafter as a means of controlling the board.
Black Market I've never really felt like I needed the mana from this honestly. Especially with the relatively easy access to 2MV mana rocks these days. As long as you have a decent amount of card draw you should be fine in most games in my opinion.
Terror of the Peaks is basically a better version of Flayer of the Hatebound so if you had wanted to run that, then Terror of the Peaks is the way to go. You can see in my primer that I don't think the effect is too important generally though. It's a high mana value card that requires you to already have a lot of other pieces in play to really take advantage of it, and I think there's better payoffs you could be running comparatively. It's best in a slower meta, but it's certainly playable as a top end of your mana curve card though.
1 month ago
I'd love to hear your thoughts on cuts, I've already started hunting down the cards I have. Spark Double, Carrion Feeder, Flayer of the Hatebound, Grim Haruspex, Oona's Blackguard, Gray Merchant of Asphodel and perhaps Butcher of Malakir in place of Vindictive Lich I can definitely do. Triskelion will be showing up in December for that sweet, sweet Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combo too. Thank you for your suggestions, I'll be adding the rest to the buy list!
1 month ago
I have several suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category.
ETB/DEATH Trigger Abuse: Spark Double feels like it was custom made for Marchesa and either allows you to abuse any etb/death trigger on everyone's turn thanks to that automatic +1+1 counter or it copies Marchesa for double Dethrone. Metallic Mimic/Sage of Fables/Vigean Graftmage all allow you to abuse etb/death triggers on everyone's turn or immediately protects Marchesa. Sac Metallic Mimic to rename its creature type as needed. Sages draw is nice in a pinch. Vigean allows 2 free sacs every turn (itself plus 1 other). Marchesa's recursion are all separate triggers so the creatures enter in whatever order you want and this is HIGHLY abuseable.
Card Draw: Grim Haruspex is worth its weight in gold here.
Sac Outlets: Goblin Bombardment can only reliably be dealt with by 2 colors. Carrion Feeder protects itself with +1+1 counters and ends up pretty beefy. Falkenrath Aristocrat can protect itself via haste, indestructible, and/or +1+1 counters.
Non-Combat Finishers: Gray Merchant of Asphodel/Kokusho, the Evening Star (especially with Vigean Graftmage or Metallic Mimic) WILL end games even if you think the life gain is counter productive (spoiler alert: it's not). Flayer of the Hatebound is 36 damage (w/ 4 players) in one trip around the table thanks to Undying and punishes people who play Solemnity by going infinite. Terror of the Peaks can do some serious damage also.
Feel free to check out my list for ideas. I've been playing Marchesa for about 8 years now and can help suggest cuts if you'd like. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa to Love Them
1 month ago
I think Olivia, Crimson Bride has the potential for competitive 1v1 if you pack some serous rocks, and optimized level in pod games
good rakdos functions that would support her
Etb Creatures like: Rune-Scarred Demon & Terror of the Peaks
Extra ETB: Molten Echoes & Mirror March
Direct Damage:Flayer of the Hatebound & Syr Konrad, the Grim
Dredge: Shenanigans & Necroplasm
Extra card: Sin Prodder & Dark Confidant
Recursion: Charmbreaker Devils & Sheoldred, Whispering One
Extra Combat: Port Razer & Breath of Fury
Load GY: Burning-Rune Demon & Shifting Shadow
Infect: Ogre Menial & Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon
Big Ouch: Ebonblade Reaper & Malignus
2 months ago
I’ve been working on a modern version of this deck called Naya Solemnity that uses Gift of Immortality for recursion. When used on Lost Auramancers, it translates to “put any enchantment from your deck into play on each player’s turn. I use Warstorm Surge instead of Flayer of the Hatebound because it can be fetched with a tutor or with Auramancers. In a legacy version, Academy Rector would be an ideal upgrade over Auramancers, but the rectors are a bit pricey.
2 months ago
4 months ago
Persist/Undying creatures definitely come to mind. Something like Flayer of the Hatebound (I know, not in your colors but it's what immediately comes to mind) will go infinite with a free sac outlet.
4 months ago
No idea if you've ran into this interaction before.
I ran into this the other day and it took a sec for it to click that my opponent had just handed me the win lol. I already had Flayer and Yahenni out, my opponent plays Solemnity and makes the comment "that should slow you down", and then I realized I had the win just sitting there!