Seize the Spotlight

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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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Seize the Spotlight


Each opponent chooses fame or fortune. For each player who chose fame, gain control of a creature that player controls until end of turn. Untap those creatures and they gain haste until end of turn. For each player who chose fortune, you draw a card and create a Treasure token. (It's a colourless artifact with ", Sacrifice this: Add one mana of any colour.")

Last_Laugh on Black Rose's Ascension

1 week ago

Plumb the Forbidden is amazing here. Instant speed and pseudo dodging counterspells makes this card.

Seize the Spotlight will always draw 3 essentially free here. The theft also doesn't target so protection/shroud/hexproof don't protect anything in the event someone is dumb enough to vote that way.

Tsukimi on Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa to Love Them

3 weeks ago

Upvoted because I did check out your list already and get some great recs like Seize the Spotlight!

Like I mentioned I had like less than 2 hours to build/edit this list but if you wanna make any suggestions I'll link it below since I still have some time before I print proxies.

Marchezzy says "Goonies Never Die!"

And since you have so many fun decks I'm going to post a deck I have actually been working on for a long time and would love any thoughts/feedback on!

Can't Catch Me, I'm the GingerBant Man!

thefiresoflurve on Counter Spells & Draw Cards

2 months ago

This looks like a really fun commander! So, right off the bat, there's a cool way day/night interacts with this commander and your opponents: if you can force it to night consistently, you'll more heavily punish your opponents for playing spells, since they're going to switch it back to day and power up your commander. The easiest way to do that is by playing more instants / at flash speed.

Desperate Ravings / Thrill of Possibility / Big Score + Unexpected Windfall all help positively synergize with your "draw" effects like Ominous Seas and Teferi's Ageless Insight, and also help you trigger the day/night change by electing to play on other people's turns instead of your own.

Seize the Spotlight gets an honorable mention for being great, if you find the slot for it.

For cuts, I would consider: Pouncing Shoreshark (low impact)

Laboratory Maniac - Kind of an all-or-nothing strategy, and sounds like from your description that you'd rather win with combat.

Khenra Spellspear  Flip - doesn't fit with commander, since you want to be able to force it to night whenever your turn rolls around.

Boon of the Wish-Giver - sorcery speed is kinda meh IMO - I imagine people will be trying to kill your commander before it makes this cost.

Mulldrifter - there are instants and sorceries that can draw more for the same cost.

Happy building!

Last_Laugh on Murders and Acquisitions (Marchesa Superiority)

2 months ago

Nice to see the deck getting updated still. Consider Seize the Spotlight. It's always draw 3 and create 3 treasures for 3 mana here.

Gidgetimer on Who choses the creature on …

3 months ago

Unless otherwise specified the controller of a spell or ability makes all choices for it. Seize the Spotlight specifies that opponents choose fame or fortune. It does not specify who chooses the creature, so the spell's controller makes that choice.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa - You made this? I made this.

4 months ago

Chaos Warp and Canoptek Tomb Sentinel are your best options (along with Feed the Swarm) for dealing with problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace.

Seize the Spotlight won't typically steal creatures... but that means you draw 3 essentially free. This card is amazing here.

The other thing I'm noticing is your creature's avg. cmc is really high (3.96 discounting Metamorph and Mulldrifter). That means on average you won't play a single creature before Marchesa hits the field.

A few low drops I'd suggest include:

Vigean Graftmage lets you abuse any etb/death trigger on everyone's turn.

Grim Haruspex is the best draw engine by FAR here.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir allows you to swing at lower life totals while getting your counters before regular combat damage thanks to first strike.

Imperial Recruiter looks up a surprisingly good toolbox of answers. Couple it with Vigean above or Metallic Mimic on humans for extreme brokenness.

Oona's Blackguard's discard is brutally effective here.

Phantasmal Image needs no explanation.

Gisa, Glorious Resurrector costs 4 but is your best theft effect here BY FAR.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. I've been playing Marchesa for over 8 years now and there's a buttload of posts to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa to Love Them

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