Quote from Tev »I'm considering pushing my Marchesa this way, the problem is there are just so many cool 5 and 6 drops.
Didn't you have to increase your land count to make up for the lack of mana rocks?
Quote from theonecalledrune »the problem with dropping rocks isn't really slowing down, its getting your colors
i could see with a lower curve that you could drop them, but I would rather not, since landing marchesa is paramount
Quote from CentralCommand »
That's funny, I had actually finally given in to all the feldon love from this board and was desperately trying to find a way to include him. Now you're making me go back to doubting him lol.
Honestly I would probably cut one or both of the talismans before the signets. I find the ability to turn one colorless mana into two colored incredibly valuable for always hitting my colors as soon as possible. I'm not sure I'm ready to cut the rocks though, and if I did I feel like I'd have to just replace them with lands. I run a very tight ship in terms of mana sources.
Completely agree on Burnished hart. Sorry but I just really don't like that card, he's so clunky. You play him T3 and it does nothing to help you play marchesa on T4. Instead you have to choose which of the next two turns you want to completely give up for him. And whether you want a double Rampant Growth for 6 or wait and hope your opponents give you your obvious value play on T5 by sac'cing him after. No thanks.
Another one I'm mulling over cutting btw is Drana, Liberator of Malakir. On paper she looks perfect for this deck. Good creature, evasive, neat combat trick, and an additional source of +1/+1 counters that works when dethrone no longer does. In reality though she's been really underwhelming for me. She's basically just been overkill, adding counters when I've already won and largely ineffective when I am behind. What's everyone else's experience with her? Am I completely off base here?
Quote from Tev »I think that's why a lot of us are going "We need to lower our curve". We never plan on hitting six-seven quickly, as you'll hit it eventually but not always. Hell, I'm thinking the running Wildfire to make the land counts more even is a decent idea.
Quote from CentralCommand »Metallic Mimic - A second Sage of Fables that's colorless and costs U less? Yes please.
Quote from Tev »Posing a question to my fellow Marchesa players:
Why aren't we using Rishadan Cutpurse, Rishadan Brigand and Rishadan Footpad?
Lately I've been getting obsessed with adding Stax to my decks as a means to make people stop screwing with my permanents. I build a Brago, King Eternal deck and those guys are a shoe-in because of how often you can put them back into play. You know who else does? Marchesa! Granted, it wouldn't be as often as Ghost King but we are looping these guys regularly enough that they're probably eating permanents and gaining us advantage.
Also, they're all Pirates for Riptide Shapeshifter. Though, to be honest, I'm thinking of cutting him. If my opponents let me assemble my guys under their nose with them, I've probably already won the game.
Quote from FearDReaper »Does anyone use Kederekt Leviathan?
Quote from darker3030 »Are there any other Grixis cards like spoils of war to distribute counters?
Quote from theonecalledrune »So now that the whole set is spoiled, what are you guys thinking of testing?
Quote from Saydee1800 »Does anyone have a current deck list?
Quote from elconquistador1985 »I don't see why Confusion in the Ranks doesn't work while Olivia does.
Couldn't the stack for Confusion be: Sac Mulldrifter -> Draw cards -> Confusion trigger from bottom to top? In this case, I'd think you could swap creatures due to Confusion (since it's clearly on the battlefield right now), draw your cards, and the last ability will fizzle since you can't sacrifice a creature you don't control.
I don't see how that stack is different from Sac Mulldrifter -> Draw cards -> Olivia trigger.
Quote from CentralCommand »The sidisi one works, the mulldrifter one doesn't. When you evoke it is immediately sacrificed when it is put into play. Olivia's trigger is a when so it is put on the stack when mulldrifter enters play but by the time it would get a chance to resolve mulldrifter is already dead.
Anyway fine, I see your points, I'm definitely convinced to try her.
Quote from AgrajagZZ9 »yes it does. theoretically, you can keep the sidisi tutoring at every end step. if you wanted to.