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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scotchtapedsleeves on EDH: Saheeli's Mana Rocks You

2 days 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.

scotchtapedsleeves on Advertise your deck!

2 days ago

Looking for some combos to add to my Marchesa, the Black Rose deck. All suggestions are welcome!

Would also love some general card suggestions from newer sets. I haven't played in a few years and I'm looking to upgrade.

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Last_Laugh on Your Cheap Obscure Overperformers?

2 months ago

What are some cheap (let's say $2 and under) cards you've added (and to whom) to your decks that've way outperformed their price tag? Cards you won't find under your commander on edhrec sorta thing.

Scepter of Celebration in and on Prossh, Skyraider of Kher. You just sac all your Kobolds so Prossh hits like a truck and spits out more tokens. This is NUTS with Aristocrats/Impact Tremors effects.

Aerial Extortionist in Marisi, Breaker of the Coil. When you have a Goad chain going... this guy consistently connects and removes anything problematic.

Speaking of Goad... but better. Kardur, Doomscourge in Marchesa, the Black Rose is a hilarious etb to abuse and addresses a weakness to 1 shot kills like Xenagos.

Seize the Spotlight in Marchesa, the Black Rose will always draw 3 essentially free. I also started running it in Prossh (basically any red deck with consistent sac outlets).

Scapegoat in Edgar Markov. It doubles as an anti-wrath card that keeps you out of topdeck mode and pseudo dodges -X-X, exile, tuck, sac, etc. AND if you run Purphoros, God of the Forge it doubles as a finisher.

UnleashedHavok on Are You Sure You Want to Do That? V2

5 months ago

Hey DaringApprentice! Been a long time, how are you? I saw when you posted the suggestions list lol, thanks! I'm peeking at the list and will let you know if I like anything. Also, I just spent a ridiculous portion of my day brewing a Marchesa, the Black Rose. I was trying to post a link, but it was going to someone else's deck of the same name. Anyway, if you don't mind looking at Every Rose Has Its Thorns on my page and let me know what you think, that would be great!

multimedia on All hail the Coalition

6 months ago

Hey, good start, still have 25 cards to cut though which is a lot.

Lets start with cutting noncreature spells and then move to cutting creatures? First cuts to consider:

You can afford to cut a couple of the subpar lands for five colors. Ash Barrens is fine if you want to spend one mana to fetch a basic land, but if you have to play it as a land then it could slow down being able to cast Jodah too much. Shamanic Revelation is not good draw here for five mana. You're much more likely to have a higher power creature than the same number of creatures equal or more than the amount of power.

There's 40 creatures here, but if I was building this deck I would play only 20 of them which includes both nonLegendary Elders. Some advice to consider is choose the 20-25 best Legendary creatures and cut the others? Since you're not playing hatebears, what you're looking for with Legends are getting value from other Legends or casting spells from exile. How they support Jodah because he's the best attacking creature when you control other Legends.

Using Legendary creatures you're currently playing here's how I would break down the priority areas from Legends to keep:

Those who draw, ramp or find other Legends.

Those who make Jodah a better attacker.

Those who help for recovery from removal.

Those who are support, but don't fit into the other areas.

In place of two of the lesser Legends consider Legend tutors, Time of Need and Search for Glory?

Some Legends within the budget to consider adding:

Good luck with your deck.

tonylomas on Marchessa trigger

6 months ago

Ive a question about Marchesa, the Black Rose delayed trigger, should i cast Stifle WHEN she or another creature with +1/+1 counter dies, or when she/creature tries to come back from grave at end of turn?

ImNora on Just Use Your Opponent's Creatures Instead

7 months ago

Lol added Lord Xander, the Collector. Possible mill victory? With Marchesa, the Black Rose, he'll just keep coming back to life.

Sideboarded Echo Mage since my total sorceries and instants is only 12 anyway.

Swebb87 on Evoke grief & marchesa the …

8 months ago

Hi, so I have Marchesa, the Black Rose in play and a Dragon Blood. I cast Grief for the evoke cost, can I pay 3 mana and use the dragon blood to give Grief a +1/+1 counter meaning when he gets sacrificed to the evoke ability he will come back on the battlefield, from Marchesa's ability? Or is there no point in time by which I can add the counter?

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