Marchesa's Decree

Marchesa's Decree


When Marchesa's Decree enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

Whenever a creature attacks you or a planeswalker you control, that creature's controller loses 1 life.

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Marchesa's Decree Discussion

griffstick on Saskia, The Unyielding Legend Tribal HELP WELCOME

2 months ago

This needs lots of help. I'm gonna try my best to help.

I'll start with the easy cuts.

Cards that think are good here.

Epicurus on Warweaver's Chant

2 months ago

Hello Snakeman!

Saw your post on the AyCD thread, but unfortunately I'm no good at suggesting cuts. I did want to comment anyway, though, because I really like Thantis (though I've never built her myself) and I've envisioned her a bit differently than what you have here.

In my opinion, you should run a lot more attack-consequent cards. In other words, cards that punish your opponents for attacking you.

On the top of that list is No Mercy, which some people don't like to use because it causes hurt feels. To me, though, it's a no-brainer. Here's a few others I like:

In addition to that list, I might also suggest Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant and Parasitic Impetus, both of which feed your theme, and Druids' Repository, which is great ramp in any attack heavy deck.

There I go, making things even more complicated, hahaha...


Atsuma on New hubs to be added

5 months ago

I think a politics hub could be relevant for decks specializing in uniquely multiplayer strategies involving mechanics like Council's Judgment, Wishclaw Talisman, Tempt with Discovery, Parasitic Impetus and the monarch cards to promote aggression like Marchesa's Decree.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

I think it works really well with her powers as someone who sees and alters fates. I'd like to see a card, preferrably a commander, with a unique built-in pillowfort method.

Current methods or deterrence:

Full Protection: Blazing Archon, Peacekeeper, and Glacial Chasm

Conditional Protection: Arboria, Elephant Grass

(Mana) Tax effects: Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, Archangel of Tithes, Archon of Absolution, Forbidding Spirit, Elephant Grass, Windborn Muse, Baird, Steward of Argive, and War Tax (My favorite, I love the politics!)

Other costs: Norn's Annex, Reclamation, Flooded Woodlands

Hurt the attacking creature: Barbed Foliage, Briar Patch, Sarkhan the Masterless, Lightmine Field, and Lost in the Woods

Hurt the attacking player: Revenge of Ravens, Hissing Miasma, Blood Reckoning, Marchesa's Decree, Riddlekeeper? (Is this even a downside? It's not a cost, per the rules.)

Protect/Help you, the defending player: Revenge of Ravens, Righteous Cause, Orim's Prayer, Isperia, Supreme Judge, Search the Premises, Thantis, the Warweaver, Slumbering Dragon

I don't count Aurification-style effects, as the damage was already dealt.

Crow-Umbra on

6 months ago

Marchesa's Decree could be cool in a deck like this. Monarch gives you some additional draw, but also incentivizes your opponents to smack each other for it.

FoxyLegere on Lasers are in the Eye of the Beholder

6 months ago

Crow-Umbra Thank you for the suggestions! I’ll definitely find a slot for Marchesa's Decree .

Crow-Umbra on Lasers are in the Eye of the Beholder

6 months ago

This looks fun! I see it's in your maybeboard already, but I really do like Syr Konrad. He does a lot of work in my meta, where boardstates can get creature heavy, and Reanimator/Aristocrats decks need an additional check besides graveyard hate.

I would recommend Marchesa's Decree as another effect that insulates you, but also encourages your opponents to swing at each other with Monarch. Grenzo's Ruffians can also give you some additional group slug if you're swinging away with multiple creatures each combat.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on breena the demagogue deck suggestions

7 months ago

Ok, a forced combat deck in WB? Awesome!

There are three cards with Goad you can include: Bloodthirsty Blade , Martial Impetus , Parasitic Impetus

Then, there are multiple useful Propaganda -like effects:

Ghostly Prison , Sphere of Safety

Marchesa's Decree , Revenge of Ravens , Hissing Miasma , Blood Reckoning , Search the Premises ,

These are cards that give bonuses for attacking one player in particular: Curse of the Forsaken , Curse of Shallow Graves

Orzhov Advokist is similar to Breena.

Finally, Crown of Doom is pretty cool for a little game of hot potatoe.

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