Marchesa, the Black Rose
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Marchesa, the Black Rose

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Dethrone *(Whenever this creature attacks the player with the most life or tied for most life, put a +1/+1 counter on it.) *

Other creatures you control have dethrone.

Whenever a creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it dies, return that card to the battlefield under your control at the beginning of the next end step. (Dying is being put into the graveyard from the battlefield. Tokens cease to exist when they are put in the graveyard.)

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Last_Laugh on Don Andres, Thanks, That's Mine

1 month ago

Marchesa, the Black Rose is worded so that any creatures you control that die with a +1+1 counter (which she conveniently provides) will come back at the next end step under your control. That includes anything you've stolen.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, the Black Rose + …

1 month ago

End of turn I have Braids, Arisen Nightmare, Marchesa, the Black Rose, and another creature with a +1+1 counter that has no effect on this scenario in play. Can I stack sac'ing the creature with a +1+1 counter to Braids at end of turn and Marchesa's EoT ability to bring creatures who died with a +1+1 counter so that the sacrificed creature comes back almost immediately that same turn? Or would the sac'ed creature have to wait for the next end step before Marchesa brings it back?

Last_Laugh on Case42

2 months ago

If you'd rather branch into blue than green, I'd suggest Marchesa, the Black Rose. She's honestly my favorite deck and I've had her built for 9+ years at this point. I like her because she can be built on any budget and you can take her in several directions including etb/death trigger abuse (what I run), tribal (wizards, zombies, vampires, or pirates typically), modular artifacts, permanent creature theft, aristocrats, etc.

Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa to Love Them. I use alternate sources of +1+1 counters (besides Dethrone and combat) to abuse etb/death triggers on everyone's turn instead once per round that Dethrone alone enables. I typically end games with Gray Merchant of Asphodel then sac'ing all my clones so they can enter as Gary #2, 3, or even 4 at end of turn.

Last_Laugh on Don Andres, the Renegade

3 months ago

Marchesa, the Black Rose makes it so any creatures you steal will stay under your control when it dies with a +1+1 counter.

NV_1980 on Sisay's Horny Spaceship

7 months ago

If this is deck is about what you consider to be sensual art, it's going to be quite the challenge for anyone else to provide you with useful suggestions (unless there are people who can actually read your mind without seeing you or have the exact same tastes that you have when it comes to sensuality :):)).

How about these:

Have fun with whatever it is you're doing here :)

CamraMaan on Timing question: Marchesa, the Black …

8 months ago

When Mirror-Style Master attacks with Marchesa, the Black Rose and a handful of other creatures that previously did not have +1/+1 counters on them, and Marchesa puts +1/+1 counters on each creature that attacks, will the Mirror-Style Master see those creatures as modified in time to copy them? My assumption is that it will, but I just want to make sure that the timing of it all works right. Thanks in advance!

scotchtapedsleeves on Building around Hazoret's Favor

9 months ago

Sounds like you're looking for aristocrats. You can find aristocrats commanders here. Garna, Bloodfist of Keld looks fun, I use Marchesa, the Black Rose recursion is very strong in aristocrats.

scotchtapedsleeves on

11 months ago

Just took a quick look at the base precon list, you've taken out a couple cards that are pretty fun.

Coveted Jewel is one. Gives some intense draw and can be shared around the table. Can always get it back if you swing

Endless Atlas Looks decent once you up your basic count. Generally with an Izzet deck you want to leave a lot of mana open for counterspells and interaction on your opponent's turn. This is a good way to convert that into draw if you don't do interaction

Mimic Vat is very good. Reviving creatures is great and it snuffs any stealing effects that happen when a card hits the graveyard (Looking at you Marchesa, the Black Rose)

Mirrorworks is 10/10

Prototype Portal is also pretty good.

Scrabbling Claws Targeted graveyard removal for 1 mana? yes please. Plus, if you make copies you can exile many cards a turn

Looks like you've taken out a lot of creature-copying cards. I would slot those back in if I were you. It'll help a ton to have extra bodies/copies of artifacts to tap later for mana instead of a few extra mana rocks.

I think you may want to go back to basics and rethink your strategy with this deck. Looks like the precon is very creature-focussed and you've removed a lot of interaction with that focus. Creatures are where artifact decks shine! Artifact cloning is your friend with this sort of deck, but make sure you have decent creatures to clone.

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