First is quite good too but the first effect doesnt come as often as you would think and it is usually just fodder for cost of other monarchs spells/traps or to recycle Erebus. As a seven-cost creature, you'll often want to gimmick red's Skyline Despot to the field using free-creature tricks like "Kaalia of the Vast" or "Elvish Piper". However, you do want to guard your life points, so withhold some monsters when attacking (or use ones with vigilance), maintaining blockers to stave off incoming strikes. 3 years ago. Our team is composed of the best of the best minds in the magic industry - from performers to creators and consultants. Most monarch-granting cards are creatures, but occasionally you'll find an exception, like this royal land. In other words, they are usually resistant to scratches and wear-and-tear. Done with the Monarch stuff, we now start adding other engines to make everything work well together, starting with the new insane lightsworn support! Another contender is Neo Space!, making brave neos bigger and more threatening and making Zephyros happier for comboes! The Duel Links Meta website is currently supported by advertisements. Our big boys and the main focus of the deck! Swap Frog got you covered. I'm not sure what paper weight is stocked in the staples printers, but it feels better than the stuff I use at home. Cosmic Cyclone works well with Skills like Switcheroo. No it is not a last resort but it actually helps the strategy A LOT, by putting pressure on board and we really like the foolish effect. Play 3 harps, 2-3 of the other orcust monsters, 1 or 2 wands, return can either be 0x or 3x. Black swamps fuel the summon of Thorn, who bears a rather low 1/3 (one power and three toughness) for her size. Conversation has mostly centered around cards like Imperial Recruiter, Chalice of the Void, Rishadan Port, Eidolon of the Great Revel, or even today's filter lands. Consider playing some numbers but remember its downsides. The Gold Standard Preferred by Card Flourishers, Players, and Magicians Alike. Backup plan is to go Fires of Doomsday and Escalation of the Monarchs and we do so with Balance, being the perfect skill for the deck since we play 6 spells 6 traps that way. Thorn of the Black Rose; Knights of the Black Rose; Throne of the High City; Keeper of Keys; Palace Jailer; Custodi Lich; Skyline Despot; Queen Marchesa; Marchesa's Decree; Regal Behemoth Once you have the role, click the Discord logo in the top-right of the screen and log in. But in general, plastic cards are better than paper cards when it comes to durability. Only Escalation of the Monarchs saw play, paired with Paleozoic Canadia before the Cyber Style nerfs. Not as good, and Genex Undine is probably a better way to set up Treeborn Frog and also provide access to good generic Synchro monsters. It’s just too hard to play an engine that relies on Paleos and eventually Escalation of the Monarchs but it’s okay to at least mention it. Speaking of Kaalia, Queen Marchesa shares her legendary status and mana cost, needing one red, black, and white (plus one of anything) in her casting. Behemoth provides a versatile unit; his 5/5 stats alongside trample (which deals pierce damage through blockers) help in battle while his monarch ability lets your lands tap for additional mana while you're king of the hill! With all that in mind, one of the best (non-banned) card drawing spells in the game is Brainstorm. You can remove the ads and support us directly by becoming a DLM Pro member. Paying four mana while sacrificing a land is a hefty price, but those extra draws can be worth it, especially if you didn't have any use for your excess mana that turn. Additionally, regardless of how you seized your throne, the monarch draws an extra card at their end step, offering some potent hand advantage. The extremely high cost and the presence of strictly better decks always kept them as an anti-meta option and over the course of the last two years different versions were played. Gatherer is the Magic Card Database. Discard is such a powerful effect you can see people quitting after you hit something they were saving for some big play. We post all sorts of cool stuff there, including reminders for new articles, MTG memes, Arena codes and more. Yes we play the Neos engine too. Solar Recharge isnt as good since we play a compact lightsworn engine and a small number of LS monsters but it is okay as a 1x tech if you want. Enemy Controller is a staple 2x in every monarch deck and you can play with some soul exchanges too, but most builds tend to cut it or just tech it as a 1x. Prevent attacks, control the combat step, and control the battlefield. As mentioned earlier, you can circumvent higher mana costs with free creature cards, and you don't have to worry about defending creatures due to monarch's ongoing nature. Thank you for choosing to support Duel Links Meta's development! Awesome for tributes and synchro plays but it can have a strong Battle Fader effect. I mostly use them for card magic because of the smoothness and ease for sleight of hand techniques. We sacrifice some consistency in order to gain power. Black and red are the two best colors when it comes to killing creatures, leaving the … Note this stays active even if you lose monarch status. It’s too important and every deck should run 3 except in Neos versions where you can cut some, especially if also running Bacon Saver. You grind early/mid game in order to out resource your opponent and aim for a late game win while your opponent has no way to answer your threats. The monarch has the following ability: "At the beginning of the monarch's end step, draw a card." Bouncing a Monarch to reuse it’s effect can steal games too! Monarch is a player's designation that was introduced for multiplayer games in Conspiracy: Take the Crown.12345 The mechanic returned in Commander Legends.6 The Monarch marker Only one player at a time can be the monarch. However, this exile only lasts until an opponent becomes the monarch, so hopefully, you have other, stronger blockers ready to defend your life points. They are extremely smooth and handles pretty well. Still a nice tech in some builds. While it does not impact the board, it does setup up good follow ups and thins the deck aswell. With Neos Fusion added to the game Monarchs got an incredible boost that made them playable at competitive events aswell with decent results and some tops, serving both as a way to summon a 2600 ATK beater and as a way to set up Treeborn Frog. For five mana, blue's Keeper of Keys bears a respectable 4/4 stat ratio, and as you could probably guess, when he enters the field, you become the monarch. Run 2-3 copies. Having access to easy lvl 7,8,9 synchros makes this engine worth at least consideration.