Quote from theonecalledrune »praying one of the new commander decks is tribal wizard
Quote from akroma44 »As I have been playing this more, having more value 2 and 3 drops really makes the difference between games.
Even if you get wiped early, having a lower CMC of in your deck lets you top-deck more live draws as the game goes on. This also makes it so that you can run fine on 4-6 lands, instead of having to get to 8 mana in order to make 2 plays a turn. If the game goes long, most of your mana is probably spent recasting Marchesa anyways. Mikaeus and Flayer have both proven themselves crazy game-enders. I cut Scourge of the Throne because too consistently I had the highest life total by the time the dragon came down.
I have started playing a few 2s and 3s even though they don't have much synergy with Marchesa, like Dark Confidant, Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Dualcaster Mage, and Prophetic Flamespeaker.
Because I had a lower curve, it let me cut a bunch of the 2 mana rocks, because I don't really want to be playing them anymore. I would much rather play creatures turns 1-4 than making mana rocks.