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    [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    The Queen Marchesa is obvioulsy the most funniest new general to play.

    My deck idea is to keep the Monarch Crown myself at any cost. Winning is not so important :)
    And of course, EDH cards for the Queen should be foils. Queen likes shiny things.

    EDIT: DECKLIST UPDATED 08-02-2017

    Commander (1):
    Queen Marchesa

    Creatures (31):

    If you want the Crown you shall pay the price for it (16):
    Spitemare
    Souls of the Faultless
    Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
    Boros Reckoner
    Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs
    Ophiomancer
    Selfless Squire
    Wall of Souls
    Vengeful Pharaoh
    Mogg Maniac
    Stuffy Doll
    Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker
    Dread
    Darien, King of Kjeldor
    Windborn Muse
    Royal Assassin

    Monarch back for the Queen (4):
    Custodi Lich
    Knights of the Black Rose
    Palace Jailer
    Thorn of the Black Rose

    Utility cretures and Queen's servants (11):
    Kambal, Consul of Allocation
    Master of Cruelties
    Butcher of the Horde
    Aurelia, the Warleader
    Urabrask the Hidden
    Tajic, Blade of the Legion
    Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder
    Sheoldred, Whispering One
    Deathbringer Liege
    Sun Titan
    Grand Abolisher

    Taxing and Protecting the Queen (18):
    Deflecting Palm
    Norn's Annex
    Polluted Bonds
    No Mercy
    War's Toll
    Citadel Siege
    Blind Obedience
    Painful Quandary
    Ghostly Prison
    Delaying Shield
    Island Sanctuary
    Intervention Pact
    Solitary Confinement

    Gideon of the Trials
    Gideon Jura
    Kaya, Ghost Assassin
    Nahiri, the Harbinger
    Ajani Vengeant

    Sweepers and Removals (7):
    Utter End
    Crackling Doom
    Merciless Eviction
    Vindicate
    Terminus
    Hide / Seek
    Razia's Purification

    EDH Staples and Mana Rocks (8):
    Demonic Tutor
    Skullclamp
    Land Tax
    Sol Ring
    Boros Signet
    Rakdos Signet
    Orzhov Signet
    Fellwar Stone

    Lands (37):
    Island of Wak-Wak
    Maze of Ith
    Kor Haven
    Mystifying Maze
    Glacial Chasm
    Shizo Death's Storehouse
    Command Tower
    Nomad Outpost
    Strip Mine
    Plateau
    Badlands
    Scrubland
    Sacred Foundry
    Blood Crypt
    Godless Shrine
    Needle Spires
    Shambling Vent
    Lavaclaw Reaches
    5x Swamp
    5x Plains
    5x Mountain
    4x Fetchland

    How does the deck look? Did I miss any cool taxing creatures?

    Cheers!
    Last edited by raudo; 08-02-2017 at 03:18 PM.

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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    I've been debating picking up a copy of Queen Marchesa myself and giving her a try. I like the idea of her, but I haven't really been able to settle on a list. Here's some things I was considering:

    Kambal, Consul of Allocation is a nice little taxing creature, and is somewhat flavorful since the Queen obviously has a minister of finance. People are going to play non-creature spells, so you might as well benefit from them.

    Gisela, Blade of Goldnight seems like it would be quite good here, especially if people are attacking you and trying to steal your crown. Half damage is nothing to sneeze at, and it even prevents you from getting hit by 1/1 token swarms since you round the damage you take down, not up. Then, when it comes time for you to return the favor, double damage is quite nice.

    Crown of Doom is very flavorful, and is also a sort of "pillowfort" card in that it encourages attacks elsewhere.

    Royal Assassin more flavor, but also an excellent rattlesnake. Sure, come steal my crown, but you're going to lose an attacker for the privilege.

    You've got Maze of Ith in there, but you don't have it's cousin Mystifying Maze. It can be a little clunky at times, but it's fairly good against the recent glut of Atraxa/Ezuri decks running around that are full of creatures loaded up with +1/+1 counters.

    Skyline Despot is another way to get your crown back that gives you a fairly decent little bonus for actually being the queen.

    As for your list, here's some things I don't like:

    Hanweir Garrison seems like a worse Hero of Bladehold. You could get the sweet meld thing going every once in a while, but for my money I think I'd still opt for Hero if I wanted that effect.

    Lyzolda, the Blood Witch seems out of place in your deck. You've got a lot of things to sacrifice to it for "value", but I don't think you're hard up enough for random draws or shocks that you need this card. This is especially true if you're holding on to the monarch crown which seems to be your overall plan.

    Price of Glory is one of those cards that sounds sweet, but either makes you a target or actively hurts you. Unless you see a huge amount of random counterspells in your meta or something I'd cut this in favor of Kambal.

    While it is a cool card, I'm also not sure how good Necromancer's Covenant is. I guess if you have a lot of Karador/Jarad/Meren type decks in your meta it could pay off, but I think something like Army of the Damned will net you more zombies more consistently if what you're after is a surprise token horde.

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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    I think I'd rather have Assemble the Legion over Covenant or Army, but it is slow. This deck doesn't seem like a speed-demon though.
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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    Thanks for the answers. Royal Assassin really must be in this theme. I forgot it because I have only revised edition Assassin and here it should obviously be from Beta. :)

    Graveyard and anti-counter techs are in because there are annoying blue and reanimator mages around. Let's see what is the reality but cards look really cool in the paper though.

    Theme is really more important than win here so I think some of the Titans and other EDH-bombs should go.

    Assemble the Legion is surely cooler than let's say Luminarch Ascension.

    Kambal I didn't even know it existed. It is obviously good taxing creature in the theme too.

    I can honestly recommend this deck for any EDH player. It is ton of fun to play.

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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    But should there be a King or does our Queen want to be always single? :)
    Darien, King of Kjeldor
    King Macar, the Gold-Cursed and
    King Suleiman are probably the best options.

    Only Prince seems to be Prince of Thralls who has wrong colours.
    Only Princess seems to be Princess Lucrezia and she has wrong colours too.

    BTW, if anyone have spare Royal Assassin from Beta for a good home send me a priv message. :)
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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    Quote Originally Posted by raudo View Post
    But should there be a King or does our Queen want to be always single? :)
    Darien, King of Kjeldor
    King Macar, the Gold-Cursed and
    King Suleiman are probably the best options.

    Only Prince seems to be Prince of Thralls who has wrong colours.
    Only Princess seems to be Princess Lucrezia and she has wrong colours too.
    Technically, this one is a prince and is on color. I think Darien is most on theme, people want to attack you to get the Monarch and when they do, you get an army to take it back.

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    BTW, if you have spare Royal Assassin from Beta for a good home send me a priv message. :)
    Haha, just get a FBB one, those are a lot less expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by raudo View Post
    I can honestly recommend this deck for any EDH player. It is ton of fun to play.
    Damn, I think I kind of want to build this, it's such a flavor win.
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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    I've been kicking a similar idea around for a while, and here's what I came up with:

    Commander:
    Queen Marchesa

    Creatures:
    Mother of Runes
    Grand Abolisher
    Goblin Diplomats
    High Priest of Penance
    Goblin Spymaster
    Kambal, Consul of Allocation
    Bastion Protector
    Orzhov Advokist
    Royal Assassin
    Palace Jailer
    Selfless Squire
    Brutal Hordechief
    Hero of Bladehold
    Custodi Lich
    Knights of the Black Rose
    Zealous Conscripts
    Custodi Squire
    Magister of Worth
    Skyline Despot
    Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
    Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts

    Instants:
    Swords to Plowshares
    Path to Exile
    Deflecting Palm
    Rakdos Charm
    Crackling Doom
    Chaos Warp
    Anguished Unmaking
    Utter End
    Comeuppance
    Wild Ricochet

    Sorcery:
    Demonic Tutor
    Night's Whisper
    Council's Judgment
    Read the Bones
    Wrath of God
    Unburial Rites
    Capital Punishment
    Austere Command
    Blasphemous Act

    Artifacts:
    Sol Ring
    Pacification Array
    Strionic Resonator
    Rakdos Signet
    Orzhov Signet
    Boros Signet
    Key to the City
    Chromatic Lantern
    Darksteel Ingot
    Crown of Doom
    Sunforger

    Enchantments:
    Land Tax
    Blind Obedience
    Prison Term
    Ghostly Prison
    Oblivion Ring
    Phyrexian Arena
    Marchesa's Decree
    War's Toll
    Citadel Seige
    Assemble the Legion

    Lands:
    Blood Crypt
    Godless Shrine
    Sacred Foundry
    Bloodstained Mire
    Arid Mesa
    Marsh Flats
    Dragonskull Summit
    Clifftop Retreat
    Isolated Chapel
    Temple of Malice
    Temple of Silence
    Temple of Triumph
    Nomad Outpost
    Reflecting Pool
    Command Tower
    Evolving Wilds
    Kor Haven
    Strip Mine
    Reliquary Tower
    Bojuka Bog
    Vault of the Archangel
    Slayers' Stronghold
    Mystifying Maze
    Maze of Ith
    5 Swamp
    5 Plains
    4 Mountain

    I tried to stick to a theme with the creatures and such - basically I wanted to build Marchesa's court/queendom. Everything else is oriented toward keeping the monarchy for myself while making my opponent's fight each other. There's a couple of sub-themes here with token production and a handful of the voting cards, but I didn't go too deep on that stuff.

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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    Cool deck idea. The link bellow is to a semi-competitive Queen list I have been working on. Any critiques will be welcomed to try and make the list better.

    http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/06-04...ive-the-queen/

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    Foiled Delaying Shield, Solitary Confinement and Gideon of the Trials arrived. I shall update the primer soon with the new additions.
    Last edited by raudo; 05-18-2017 at 03:07 AM.

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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    Decklist updated finally :)
    Added a lot of cool lands and stuff.

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    Re: [EDH] Queen Marchesa - Pimp My Queen

    Edited
    Last edited by raudo; 03-19-2019 at 05:12 PM.

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    So anything nice for the Queen in couple of years :)

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