A deck based on an old favorite of mine: Marchesa, the Black Rose. The idea is to abuse her two abilities in a unique way... Theft.

Specifically, turning Act of Treason effects from single-turn control spells into long-lasting, permanent control of your opponent's best creatures and tools.

The loop is thus:

1.) Marchesa is on the board. 2.) Take control of an opponent's creature. 3.) Swing in with it, giving it a +1/+1 counter with Marchea's Dethrone effect. 4.) Sacrifice the creature, or otherwise find some way to kill it. 5.) Since it died on your board with a +1/+1 counter on it, it will revive on your board at the end of the turn. You will not lose control of it from here on out since it's treated as a new object.

In this way, you win by beating your opponent down with their own creatures. Marchesa also adds a large amount of resiliency to the deck by helping it survive big board clears.


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Date added 1 year
Last updated 1 year

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

5 - 0 Mythic Rares

41 - 0 Rares

25 - 0 Uncommons

14 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.60
Tokens 2/2 Bird, 2/2 Zombie, 2/2 Morph, 2/2 Manifest
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