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 Post subject: Re: Kaalia of the pillowfort
AgePosted: 2018-Apr-18 4:17 am 
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Want to fortify this suggestion- but also make a few points of interest regarding it. Marchesa can be very difficult to put down, which does make her a better choice for a defensive commander. This can actually be a bit of a problem though, if your goal is to with the Ghostly Prison defense- because a big part of playing Marchesa is wagering The Monarch card itself as a political tool. Often enough, with her- you'll want to offer another player The Monarch in return for removing something, or stopping an opponent from trying too hard to beat down the Marchesa player. In this situation- you'll want to let someone hit you with a 1/1 after they've done something for you, even encouraging them to do so as a sortof bribe. Doing so nets you more tokens that can be fed to Ashnod's Altar or Skullclamp or any other crazy number of things- and taking back The Monarch after someone has drawn their card for doing your bidding isn't a thing that demands punishment.

It's for this reason that Marchesa REALLY wants to play cards like Comeuppance over Ghostly Prisons, since Prisons are actually a "kick me" sign- you want to back up the real threat of you punishing players for being too aggressive towards you; but you don't want to give up the sheer amount of social play The Monarch creates. A recent favorite of mine, Goblin Spymaster lets Generals like Marchesa and Ruhan force combats wherein, the deck is usually setup to come out ahead- so your opponents become more likely to slug one another, rather than fight an active defense built in Mardu colors.

If you elect to build Marchesa- the first few cards that aren't especially obvious that I would look at- are the effects which make your opponent's creatures come into play tapped. Authority of the Consuls, Imposing Sovereign, Blind Obedience, and Urabrask the Hidden come to mind immediately. This gives you more control over the pacing which The Monarch is being passed around- and allows you to better dictate it's use as a resource. It also plays especially well with board-eatting fatties, and has specific synergy with Sunblast Angel

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 Post subject: Re: Kaalia of the pillowfort
AgePosted: 2018-Apr-18 5:01 am 
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Also, Bedlam in Marchesa is just hilarious.

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