Kenrith, the Returned King was made to be broken. All of his abilities do not require him to be tapped in order to use (as it should be, for a true king need not bow for he knows his authority). Merely hours after he was spoiled, brewers far and wide saw that sinking infinite mana into His Highness to make everyone draw their whole deck is the way to go.

And then there's me. I built Monarch tribal! Haha! Hashtag Flavor Win!

This is essentially an aggro deck that combines the deck concepts of Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Queen Marchesa and smashes them together like butter and bacon. Almost all of the creatures of the deck are evasive, thus ensuring that you - and only you - are the monarch. Otherwise, this deck has a bunch of cards that can slow down your opponents to make sure that you - and only you - are the only man left standing.

Speaking of slowing the game down, the deck has a secondary strategy: reanimation. King Kenrith's reanimation ability is not to be taken for granted. You can either cheat in big creatures such as Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite to buff up your small creatures or Angelic Arbiter to control what your opponents can and cannot do. Or you may simply resurrect one of your attackers if you want to keep it simple.

Also, as much as it is a flavor win to include The Royal Scions in the deck, they sadly do not do enough in my games with this deck. Instead, I included Queen Marchesa herself instead of Linden, the Steadfast Queen because we all know how bad Linden is as a card.

And yes, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is also there as a way to protect against discard and mill effects.


Updates Add

......... so Monarch tribal can be an actual thing now.

I'll need to rework the entire deck in order to fit all the new Monarch cards in.


94% Casual


Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 month

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

4 - 0 Mythic Rares

28 - 0 Rares

17 - 0 Uncommons

30 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.08
Tokens Monarch, 3/3 Golem, 1/1 Assassin, Treasure
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