Queen Marchesa

Queen Marchesa

Legendary Creature — Human Assassin

Deathtouch, haste

When this enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

At the begining of your upkeep, if an opponent is the monarch, create a 1/1 black Assassin creature token with deathtouch and haste.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Queen Marchesa Discussion

griffstick on LIfelink and prevention

3 weeks ago

You could also drop the blue and add black and use Queen Marchesa as your cmdr. She's pretty well know as the most commonly use aikido cmdr. If anyone wants to plug in a deck list go ahead.

Abzkaban on What are your Favorite Commanders?

3 weeks ago

My favorite decks to play are Ghave, Guru of Spores , Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer , and Queen Marchesa . Yeva, Nature's Herald is a fun one, too, if you like winning at instant speed. Let me know if you want to see any decklists. Actually they all should be on my page.

DoIStillLoveIt on Firesauce & Sunforger

2 months ago

Thanks, I've been meaning to update it, I've just been playing a lot of the new commanders lately. I built Jared Carthalion, True Heir in a vein similar to this deck and while I LOVE the Monarch mechanic, I just haven't got a great feeling with Jared. Queen Marchesa and Firesong feel more fun apart than trying to cram their two tastes into the same deck.

darklord1135 on [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

3 months ago

jackcity : Another thing to take into account is that Marchesa Aikido and control is much more niche than traditional Queen Marchesa decks. I have yet to find a single game published that plays an Aikido playstyle. This leads me to believe that this form of Marchesa isn't represented among those 45 videos and it would be unwise to utilize that statistic to destabilize the credibility of the deck. Furthermore, most people who build Marchesa outside of this archetype build it not to win as much as specifically make the game more fun. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, however, that might explain the data.

darklord1135 on Om Nom Trample

3 months ago

Question: How do you support 34 lands with such a battlecruiser deck? Even in my low-ish cmc Queen Marchesa deck I'm running 35 lands. Whenever I playtest the deck on Tapped Out, I am consistently mana screwed.

Daedalus19876 on Daedalus19876

3 months ago

Abzkaban: I don't mind at all :)

jackcity: Honestly, Mardu just doesn't interest me -- or rather, I just don't enjoy 3+ color decks anymore. And honestly Queen Marchesa just isn't really my style, sorry. But Abzkaban is a great deckbuilder, check out his build!

xtechnetia on Weird rulings for individual cards

3 months ago

Void Winnower's is a classic. Some of the other ones I've come across at some point:

Queen Marchesa - "The last ability of Queen Marchesa (long may she reign) checks to see if an opponent is the monarch as your upkeep begins. If no opponent is the monarch, Queen Marchesa’s (long may she reign) ability won’t trigger at all. Queen Marchesa’s (long may she reign) ability will also check to see if an opponent is the monarch as it tries to resolve. If no opponent is the monarch at that time, Queen Marchesa’s (long may she reign) ability will have no effect."

Demonic Pact - "Yes, if the fourth mode is the only one remaining, you must choose it. You read the whole contract, right?"

Jadelight Ranger - "If you reveal a nonland card the first time Jadelight Ranger explores and leave it on top of your library, you’ll reveal the same card the second time it explores. If you don’t pretend to be surprised, you’ll hurt Jadelight Ranger’s feelings."

Territorial Allosaurus - "Territorial Allosaurus’s ability can target another creature you control (such as a Dinosaur with an enrage ability). If you kicked it but your opponent controls no creatures that are legal targets, the ability must target another one of your creatures. Plan carefully before kicking Dinosaurs."

Persistent Petitioners - "The last ability of Persistent Petitioners lets you ignore the “four-of” rule. It doesn’t let you ignore format legality. For example, during a Ravnica Allegiance Limited event, you can’t add Persistent Petitioners from your personal collection, no matter how much they ask."

Lovestruck Beast - "If Lovestruck Beast’s power and toughness are reduced to 1/1, it learns that loving oneself is the first step on the true path to happiness, and it can attack even if you control no other 1/1 creatures."

And one borderline personal example:

Lion's Eye Diamond - "The ability is a mana ability, so it is activated and resolves as a mana ability, but it can only be activated at times when you can cast an instant. Yes, this is a bit weird."

TheSlowestBro on I got a bad feeling about this..

4 months ago

Great suggestion, would probably add if I didn't already run it in my Queen Marchesa aikido-style deck. Like to try to keep each EDH deck as diverse as possible. I also have the issue that I'm struggling finding cuts already for an extra mountain, I'd prefer being at 35-36 lands, but the cuts are so painful at this point, I've been struggling with this for over a month now heheh. Left a comment on your own deck, looks like a lot of fun to pilot also!

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