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.

Queen Marchesa Discussion

Abzkaban on Your Favorite Plays

1 week ago

Otherwise all my favorite big plays come from games with my Queen Marchesa aikido deck. Most of them involve preventing some form of win against me and then immediately retaliating and taking the game. Things like Insurrection or Deflecting Palm. This a really watered down description of those games, but they all differ depending on the situation.

DrukenReaps on Surprising popularity?

2 weeks ago

I don't think Prosper, Tome-Bound surprised me. I wouldn't consider him to be all that powerful, even playing him he is just alright. The thing is he offers both card advantage and mana ramp. We don't often see both on a card, let alone on a commander. So with the right set of other cards he just kinda propels a deck into minor but continuous advantage. It makes him really awesome for casual play.

I think Queen Marchesa's popularity still surprises me. I played her for years because of a few casual shenanigans like setting up a pillowfort that allows me to keep the monarchy forever or making it so when something with deathtouch enters play it deals damage to any target. I just think there are better Mardu commanders. Actually... I know there are better Mardu commanders. And with black it isn't like card draw was ever an issue that needed to be solved by putting it in the command zone. So I dunno, she is cool and fun but seems under powered for the level of popularity.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Dominique Isfirth, Southern Sovereign

Legendary Creature - Kor Archer


When ~ enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

As long as you're the monarch, creatures you control have reach, vigilance, and protection from flying.


Create a legendary jund creature that introduces the monarch to the game. It doesn't have to be like Queen Marchesa, Jared Carthalion, True Heir has his own way of doing it. Be creative.

Gattison on Killer Queen, Gun Barrels and Vaseline

1 month ago

What do you think of this as a start? I'll admit lines 3 & 4 may be controversial, but as someone just trying to make people laugh, I think it might work.

"Killer Queen," by Queen Marchesa

She keeps her Bloodthirsty Blade next
To her pretty Gorgon's Head
"Let's go Brandon," because
Monarchs don't like presidents
A built-around archenemy
For Atraxa and Arcades
At any time
A combat phase you can't decline
Deathtouch and assassins
Well-versed in rhetoric
Upon her Throne of Empires

She's a killer Queen
Marchesa, Long may she reign
Matriarch in a Court of Grace
Manipulating table plays
All the time

griffstick on Saskia, The Unyielding Legend Tribal HELP WELCOME

1 month 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.

RambIe on Why isn't Mythos of Snapdax …

2 months ago

its 7% because its "Of All Decks"
out of all decks how many are running ?
Top mardu search shows Mythos of Snapdax at 19%
Now out of the mardu decks how many can consistently met the color demand?
Edgar Markov were in most decks is never ment to leave the command zone Mythos of Snapdax is at almost 0%
Queen Marchesa were most decks are designed to consistently met the color demand to cast the general Mythos of Snapdax is at 23%

hope that helps

Unlife on Phoenix Deck color and commander

3 months ago

For mardu, I'd look at Jeska, Thrice Reborn/Tymna the Weaver. Tymna lets you draw cards after you use your phoenixes to whack people, and jeska can triple the damage if you know something will be unblocked. Queen Marchesa would be another option, with all your flying you can most likely hold onto monarch pretty well or easily grab it back, and the assassin tokens are just a nice addition.

In a burst of shameless self-promotion, I've been running a monored phoenix tribal deck for about a year now, and it does fairly well. Its not as fast as something like elves or slivers, but it holds it own, can recover from board wipes decently, and due to all the damage doubles shoved in, it can deal out a lot of damage from just a few attackers.

Phoenix Tribal (Chromatic Project)

Gattison on A home for the Boros …

3 months ago

Hmm, true. Well in that case what about Iroas, God of Victory, or Queen Marchesa (long may she reign) for more commander suggestions?

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