Queen Marchesa Commander deck


Deck Overview

Intrigue and power unfold in the Queen Marchesa Commander Deck, where monarch mechanics blend with aggressive plays and control strategies. Building around her sovereignty, this deck commands the game with a resilient mana base and versatile win conditions.

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Main deck

Commander

Queen Marchesa - MTG Card versions

Queen Marchesa

Creatures (15)

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit - MTG Card versions

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit

Quantity: 1
Aven Mindcensor - MTG Card versions

Aven Mindcensor

Quantity: 1
Blood Artist - MTG Card versions

Blood Artist

Quantity: 1
Charismatic Conqueror - MTG Card versions

Charismatic Conqueror

Quantity: 1
Dragonmaster Outcast - MTG Card versions

Dragonmaster Outcast

Quantity: 1
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs - MTG Card versions

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

Quantity: 1
Monastery Mentor - MTG Card versions

Monastery Mentor

Quantity: 1
Murderous Redcap - MTG Card versions

Murderous Redcap

Quantity: 1
Puppeteer Clique - MTG Card versions

Puppeteer Clique

Quantity: 1
Royal Assassin - MTG Card versions

Royal Assassin

Quantity: 1
Soulless Jailer - MTG Card versions

Soulless Jailer

Quantity: 1
Teysa, Orzhov Scion - MTG Card versions

Teysa, Orzhov Scion

Quantity: 1
Viscera Seer - MTG Card versions

Viscera Seer

Quantity: 1
Welcoming Vampire - MTG Card versions

Welcoming Vampire

Quantity: 1
Windborn Muse - MTG Card versions

Windborn Muse

Quantity: 1
Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit - MTG Card versions

Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit

Quantity: 1
Aven Mindcensor - MTG Card versions

Aven Mindcensor

Quantity: 1
Blood Artist - MTG Card versions

Blood Artist

Quantity: 1
Charismatic Conqueror - MTG Card versions

Charismatic Conqueror

Quantity: 1
Dragonmaster Outcast - MTG Card versions

Dragonmaster Outcast

Quantity: 1
Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs - MTG Card versions

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs

Quantity: 1
Monastery Mentor - MTG Card versions

Monastery Mentor

Quantity: 1
Murderous Redcap - MTG Card versions

Murderous Redcap

Quantity: 1
Puppeteer Clique - MTG Card versions

Puppeteer Clique

Quantity: 1
Royal Assassin - MTG Card versions

Royal Assassin

Quantity: 1
Soulless Jailer - MTG Card versions

Soulless Jailer

Quantity: 1
Teysa, Orzhov Scion - MTG Card versions

Teysa, Orzhov Scion

Quantity: 1
Viscera Seer - MTG Card versions

Viscera Seer

Quantity: 1
Welcoming Vampire - MTG Card versions

Welcoming Vampire

Quantity: 1
Windborn Muse - MTG Card versions

Windborn Muse

Quantity: 1

Sorceries (5)

Damn - MTG Card versions

Damn

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Exterminatus - MTG Card versions

Exterminatus

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Sunfall - MTG Card versions

Sunfall

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White Sun's Twilight - MTG Card versions

White Sun's Twilight

Quantity: 1
Wrath of God - MTG Card versions

Wrath of God

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Damn - MTG Card versions

Damn

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Exterminatus - MTG Card versions

Exterminatus

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Sunfall - MTG Card versions

Sunfall

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White Sun's Twilight - MTG Card versions

White Sun's Twilight

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Wrath of God - MTG Card versions

Wrath of God

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Instants (17)

Abrade - MTG Card versions

Abrade

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Boros Charm - MTG Card versions

Boros Charm

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Call the Coppercoats - MTG Card versions

Call the Coppercoats

Quantity: 1
Clever Concealment - MTG Card versions

Clever Concealment

Quantity: 1
Dawn Charm - MTG Card versions

Dawn Charm

Quantity: 1
Deflecting Palm - MTG Card versions

Deflecting Palm

Quantity: 1
Flawless Maneuver - MTG Card versions

Flawless Maneuver

Quantity: 1
Lightning Bolt - MTG Card versions

Lightning Bolt

Quantity: 1
Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

Quantity: 1
Prismatic Strands - MTG Card versions

Prismatic Strands

Quantity: 1
Rakdos Charm - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Charm

Quantity: 1
Silence - MTG Card versions

Silence

Quantity: 1
Stroke of Midnight - MTG Card versions

Stroke of Midnight

Quantity: 1
Surge of Salvation - MTG Card versions

Surge of Salvation

Quantity: 1
Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

Quantity: 1
Vanishing Verse - MTG Card versions

Vanishing Verse

Quantity: 1
Village Rites - MTG Card versions

Village Rites

Quantity: 1
Abrade - MTG Card versions

Abrade

Quantity: 1
Boros Charm - MTG Card versions

Boros Charm

Quantity: 1
Call the Coppercoats - MTG Card versions

Call the Coppercoats

Quantity: 1
Clever Concealment - MTG Card versions

Clever Concealment

Quantity: 1
Dawn Charm - MTG Card versions

Dawn Charm

Quantity: 1
Deflecting Palm - MTG Card versions

Deflecting Palm

Quantity: 1
Flawless Maneuver - MTG Card versions

Flawless Maneuver

Quantity: 1
Lightning Bolt - MTG Card versions

Lightning Bolt

Quantity: 1
Path to Exile - MTG Card versions

Path to Exile

Quantity: 1
Prismatic Strands - MTG Card versions

Prismatic Strands

Quantity: 1
Rakdos Charm - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Charm

Quantity: 1
Silence - MTG Card versions

Silence

Quantity: 1
Stroke of Midnight - MTG Card versions

Stroke of Midnight

Quantity: 1
Surge of Salvation - MTG Card versions

Surge of Salvation

Quantity: 1
Swords to Plowshares - MTG Card versions

Swords to Plowshares

Quantity: 1
Vanishing Verse - MTG Card versions

Vanishing Verse

Quantity: 1
Village Rites - MTG Card versions

Village Rites

Quantity: 1

Artifacts (11)

Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Boros Signet - MTG Card versions

Boros Signet

Quantity: 1
Chromatic Lantern - MTG Card versions

Chromatic Lantern

Quantity: 1
Idol of Oblivion - MTG Card versions

Idol of Oblivion

Quantity: 1
Norn's Annex - MTG Card versions

Norn's Annex

Quantity: 1
Orzhov Signet - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Signet

Quantity: 1
Skullclamp - MTG Card versions

Skullclamp

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1
Swiftfoot Boots - MTG Card versions

Swiftfoot Boots

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Conviction - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Conviction

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Hierarchy - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Hierarchy

Quantity: 1
Arcane Signet - MTG Card versions

Arcane Signet

Quantity: 1
Boros Signet - MTG Card versions

Boros Signet

Quantity: 1
Chromatic Lantern - MTG Card versions

Chromatic Lantern

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Idol of Oblivion - MTG Card versions

Idol of Oblivion

Quantity: 1
Norn's Annex - MTG Card versions

Norn's Annex

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Orzhov Signet - MTG Card versions

Orzhov Signet

Quantity: 1
Skullclamp - MTG Card versions

Skullclamp

Quantity: 1
Sol Ring - MTG Card versions

Sol Ring

Quantity: 1
Swiftfoot Boots - MTG Card versions

Swiftfoot Boots

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Conviction - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Conviction

Quantity: 1
Talisman of Hierarchy - MTG Card versions

Talisman of Hierarchy

Quantity: 1

Lands (33)

Arid Mesa - MTG Card versions

Arid Mesa

Quantity: 1
Ash Barrens - MTG Card versions

Ash Barrens

Quantity: 1
Bojuka Bog - MTG Card versions

Bojuka Bog

Quantity: 1
Boros Garrison - MTG Card versions

Boros Garrison

Quantity: 1
Castle Ardenvale - MTG Card versions

Castle Ardenvale

Quantity: 1
Clifftop Retreat - MTG Card versions

Clifftop Retreat

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

Quantity: 1
Isolated Chapel - MTG Card versions

Isolated Chapel

Quantity: 1
Kher Keep - MTG Card versions

Kher Keep

Quantity: 1
Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

Quantity: 3
Pit of Offerings - MTG Card versions

Pit of Offerings

Quantity: 1
Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

Quantity: 5
Rakdos Carnarium - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Carnarium

Quantity: 1
Rogue's Passage - MTG Card versions

Rogue's Passage

Quantity: 1
Shadowblood Ridge - MTG Card versions

Shadowblood Ridge

Quantity: 1
Shineshadow Snarl - MTG Card versions

Shineshadow Snarl

Quantity: 1
Smoldering Marsh - MTG Card versions

Smoldering Marsh

Quantity: 1
Sunlit Marsh - MTG Card versions

Sunlit Marsh

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 3
Tainted Field - MTG Card versions

Tainted Field

Quantity: 1
Temple of Silence - MTG Card versions

Temple of Silence

Quantity: 1
Temple of Triumph - MTG Card versions

Temple of Triumph

Quantity: 1
Terramorphic Expanse - MTG Card versions

Terramorphic Expanse

Quantity: 1
Vault of the Archangel - MTG Card versions

Vault of the Archangel

Quantity: 1
Arid Mesa - MTG Card versions

Arid Mesa

Quantity: 1
Ash Barrens - MTG Card versions

Ash Barrens

Quantity: 1
Bojuka Bog - MTG Card versions

Bojuka Bog

Quantity: 1
Boros Garrison - MTG Card versions

Boros Garrison

Quantity: 1
Castle Ardenvale - MTG Card versions

Castle Ardenvale

Quantity: 1
Clifftop Retreat - MTG Card versions

Clifftop Retreat

Quantity: 1
Command Tower - MTG Card versions

Command Tower

Quantity: 1
Exotic Orchard - MTG Card versions

Exotic Orchard

Quantity: 1
Isolated Chapel - MTG Card versions

Isolated Chapel

Quantity: 1
Kher Keep - MTG Card versions

Kher Keep

Quantity: 1
Mountain - MTG Card versions

Mountain

Quantity: 3
Pit of Offerings - MTG Card versions

Pit of Offerings

Quantity: 1
Plains - MTG Card versions

Plains

Quantity: 5
Rakdos Carnarium - MTG Card versions

Rakdos Carnarium

Quantity: 1
Rogue's Passage - MTG Card versions

Rogue's Passage

Quantity: 1
Shadowblood Ridge - MTG Card versions

Shadowblood Ridge

Quantity: 1
Shineshadow Snarl - MTG Card versions

Shineshadow Snarl

Quantity: 1
Smoldering Marsh - MTG Card versions

Smoldering Marsh

Quantity: 1
Sunlit Marsh - MTG Card versions

Sunlit Marsh

Quantity: 1
Swamp - MTG Card versions

Swamp

Quantity: 3
Tainted Field - MTG Card versions

Tainted Field

Quantity: 1
Temple of Silence - MTG Card versions

Temple of Silence

Quantity: 1
Temple of Triumph - MTG Card versions

Temple of Triumph

Quantity: 1
Terramorphic Expanse - MTG Card versions

Terramorphic Expanse

Quantity: 1
Vault of the Archangel - MTG Card versions

Vault of the Archangel

Quantity: 1

Deck Overview

Intrigue and power unfold in the Queen Marchesa Commander Deck, where monarch mechanics blend with aggressive plays and control strategies. Building around her sovereignty, this deck commands the game with a resilient mana base and versatile win conditions.

Deck Composition

  • Mana Curve: Featuring Queen Marchesa at the helm, the deck’s mana curve is designed to be on the aggressive side but flattens out to support late-game control strategies. Low-cost spells allow for a swift board presence, while mid-range threats and control elements ensure long-term dominance.
  • Land Count: The deck’s foundation is laid with 36 lands, ensuring consistent mana availability. A combination of basic lands, shock lands, and check lands are utilized to achieve optimal mana flow for casting spells on curve.
  • Win Conditions: Queen Marchesa provides multiple paths to victory, from securing the monarchy for consistent card draw and deploying token generators, to setting up damaging combos with cards like “Dictate of Erebos” and “Grave Pact” capitalizing on creature sacrifice mechanics.
  • Card Synergy: The nonland cards within the deck work in tandem to support Queen Marchesa’s strengths. Cards like “Anointed Procession” amplify her token generation while “Noxious Gearhulk” and “Thalia’s Lancers” provide both board control and tutor functionality.
  • Color Balance: The inclusion of red, white, and black requires careful color balancing. The land base and artifact mana, such as “Orzhov Signet” or “Boros Cluestone,” ensure a smooth color distribution to easily cast Marchesa or other key spells.
  • Card Advantage: Aside from holding the monarchy, card advantage comes through engines like “Phyrexian Arena” and “Skullclamp,” particularly effective with Marchesa’s 1/1 assassins, maintaining a hefty grip on one’s hand.
  • Tempo: With early game threats and removal like “Swords to Plowshares” and “Terminate,” the deck dictates the pace, disrupting opponents while advancing its board state and strategies.
  • Versatility: The deck carries a suite of answers for different scenarios. “Austere Command” provides flexible board sweeps, while “Sunforger” can fetch the perfect instant response to unexpected challenges.
  • Sideboard Strategy: The deck’s sideboard, or in Commander terms, a “wish board,” is equipped to handle a wide array of threats with pinpoint precision spells like “Red Elemental Blast” for blue-heavy playgroups or “Rakdos Charm” as a versatile tool against artifacts and graveyards.
  • Resilience: Built to recover and endure, the deck includes “Boros Charm” for indestructibility, and “Teferi’s Protection” to phase out against dire board wipes. Additionally, “Reveillark” and “Karmic Guide” ensure key creatures can return to the battlefield.

Deck Strengths

Legendary Power: The Queen Marchesa Commander Deck capitalizes on her status as a monarch, providing consistent card advantage and board control tactics.

Multi-Angle Threats: From deathtouch minions to decisive political tools, the deck leverages various angles to outmaneuver opponents, establishing a multifaceted battlefield presence.

Adaptability: The flexible nature of the Queen Marchesa deck allows players to pivot strategies seamlessly, ensuring dominance through a mix of aggression, defense, and strategic alliances.

Deck Weaknesses

Complexity: The regal intricacies of the Queen Marchesa Commander Deck demand deft navigation. Piloting this deck means balancing monarchy mechanics with political shrewdness, where every decision can tip the scales of the court.

Targeted Removal: This deck’s reliance on its sovereign exposes it to vulnerability. Expert opponents wielding precise removal can disrupt the delicate balance of power, necessitating adept countermeasures to preserve the queen’s dominion.

Cards Breakdown

  • Queen Marchesa: The cornerstone of the deck, this monarch-granting legend provides card advantage and creates deathtouch tokens for defense and political leverage.
  • Sunforger: A key equipment that fetches critical instants in the deck. It’s a tool for finding the right answers or combat tricks as the situation demands.
  • Ghostly Prison: Essential for defending your life total, it imposes a tax on opponents aiming to attack you, deterring aggression and protecting your reign as monarch.
  • Smothering Tithe: This powerful enchantment generates treasure tokens, ramping up your mana resources and allowing for high-cost plays as the game progresses.
  • Rakdos Signet: An instrumental mana artifact that ensures a smooth curve, enabling a more consistent play of your spells by filtering and accelerating your mana.
  • Aurelia, the Warleader: This flying, vigilant beatstick offers additional combat phases, potentially closing games or creating complex combat scenarios in your favor.
  • Toxic Deluge: A board clear that can be adjusted to preserve valuable creatures or decimate indestructible threats, a versatile solution to a crowded battlefield.
  • Swords to Plowshares: Instant speed removal that exiles any creature at the minimal cost of life gain for the opponent, a trade-off often worth the tempo.
  • Blind Obedience: Slows down opponents’ artifacts and creatures, imposing an extort tax that whittles down life totals while padding your own, subtly tipping the scales.
  • Utter End: Broad removal that swiftly takes care of any nonland permanent, a must-have for any deck looking to address unexpected challenges.

Similar Decks

Those who enjoy the strategic intricacies of the Queen Marchesa Commander Deck often gravitate towards other notable aristocrat-style collections. The “Edgar Markov” deck sates the thirst for vampire tribal dominance, escalating in power with each bloodsucker summoned. Commanders like “Teysa Karlov” double down on death triggers, extracting value from creatures’ demise. Meanwhile, the “Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice” deck capitalizes on proliferating counters, embodying both growth and control. “Oloro, Ageless Ascetic” provides a life-gain alternative, outlasting opponents through incremental advantages. Each of these decks knits tight a tapestry of complex interactions and political plays, a playground for those who relish in cunning over brute force.

How to Beat

  • Stax & Resource Denial:
    • Deploys strategies to limit opponent’s mana and resources.
    • Utilizes cards to prevent Queen Marchesa from taking control of the game.
    • Forces opponents into unfavorable positions while stifling their plays.
  • Combo-Oriented Deck:
    • Focuses on assembling game-winning combinations quickly.
    • Bypasses Queen Marchesa’s political control by not relying on combat.
    • Seeks to execute a decisive and unstoppable endgame strategy.
  • Efficient Removal Suite:
    • Stocks up on spot removal and board wipes.
    • Prepares to remove key pieces and monarch triggers.
    • Keeps the battlefield clear to reduce Queen Marchesa’s influence.

BurnMana Recommendations

In conclusion, piloting the Queen Marchesa Commander Deck demands strategic prowess and adaptiveness. Ensure a stable mana base, take advantage of the deck’s synergy, and don’t hesitate to utilize its versatility. Navigating this deck’s strengths and weaknesses with political savvy will lead to a regal path of victory, establishing dominion over the game through commanding presence and smart plays.

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