Diabolic Edict

Diabolic Edict


Target player sacrifices a creature.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) None
Modern Horizons (MH1) Common
Masters 25 (A25) None
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Tempest (TMP) Common
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Diabolic Edict occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.34%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Diabolic Edict Discussion

shrap666 on Elvish Onslaught Deck

2 months ago

Wow...how did I not see not? Definitely a good suggestion, Skyshroud Claim. I will be using it, so thank you. I hear you about the board wipes; they're pretty much this deck's big weak-point (though that's the case for most aggro decks). My "Infinite Death" deck (https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/infinite-death-deck/) wipes the floor with this elf deck, for that very reason. Definitely going to have to think on Allosaurus Rider. You're right, it does throw the deck off-balance when cheap kills like Diabolic Edict are cast on opponent's 2nd turn. Those situations CAN be salvaged, but not always. It all depends on what's in your opening hand. Most creatures in here are cheap, so it's not a huge deal to lose the rider early, as long as you have other cheap elves to take his place. Still, it is a big weak point.

I'll take any/all suggestions you have, my friend. Everything you've suggested thus far has been insightful, and helpful. Thank you

DreadKhan on Enchanted Evil

2 months ago

I'd consider swapping a few cards for Bloodthirsty Aerialist, as you've got some life gain to support a couple. They can get big, and are evasive. Maybe switch out Shrieking Affliction and Corrupted Roots? To back that up, I'd consider tossing in some Scoured Barrens which offer the possibility of pumping the Aerialist while also offering a bit more white mana. You could mix the Aerialists with Ajani's Pridemate to have a quicker beater. Either should work in a less competitive legacy game

I feel like some removal might be very welcome in here too. Ideally things like Vindicate since you've got BW already. Versatile removal is generally the best, since some decks run few creatures. Oblivion Ring is very nasty, as is Diabolic Edict.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

I very much agree about that Rhystic Study

Mana Leak effects are taxes, like white does. I think Chancellor of the Annex makes a lot of sense. In my opinion, white should be the color of mana-dependent counters and blue of hard counters. Mental Misstep, Negate, Essence Scatter, and of course, Counterspell seem right, which Mana Tithe seems more flavorful to white than any of the blue versions of the effect.

Black gets stuff that makes opponents choose between non-mana bad options, like Dash Hopes type counters, or Diabolic Edict effects.

Red is random, like with Gamble and Burning Inquiry (a personal favorite due to its disruptive effect on control and combo decks)

Abominable Recluse

Snow Creature - Yeti

When Abominable Recluse enters the battlefield, sacrifice all other creatures you control.


You can't cast creature spells and no creatures can enter the battlefield under your control.


I think this could be a solid Spike-Timmy card, like Rotting Regisaur.

I'd like another taxing white effect

Cartre on Elite Duskmantle/Mindcrank Combo

5 months ago

Really cool deck! +1

From what I can tell, it looks like you're trying to have a mill deck that contains an infinite combo, but is not entirely dependent on it. That is okay, but I think you could cut some of the unnecessary cards and replace them with something like Serum Visions . That way you can find the combo faster.

If you want to keep the deck less combo and more mill, that's totally fine too!

To answer your questions above, Diabolic Edict and Doom Blade are both bad removal spells. Consider Victim of Night or Fatal Push

And no, Snapcaster Mage flashback will not allow you to use transmute, because to "transmute" a card, it must be in your hand in order for you to discard it.

Good luck!

Brycen on Deathtouch/First strike Budget

5 months ago

Yall make some great points. I didnt love Sign in Blood either, but I figured with a couple lifelinkers I could make up for the loss of life. Lure seems like a great idea too, it'll also work well with Agent of the Fates . I'll drop the 4 Sign in Blood and add 2 Lure and 2 Diabolic Edict .

DreadKhan on Deathtouch/First strike Budget

5 months ago

Fun deck, maybe some Diabolic Edict to deal with indestructible creatures or similar annoyances? It also might enjoy some cards like Alpha Authority to protect your best creatures.

uJar_Gamer on Elite Duskmantle/Mindcrank Combo

6 months ago

I am kind of wondering if Diabolic Edict is a better choice than Doom Blade open to feedback here if I can pick some brains for different opinions on these two cards.

I just feel like if I am running against another black deck Edict would be a much better choice~

match_lighter on Grixis Control Horizons

6 months ago

I would swap Diabolic Edict out for Liliana's Triumph as it can get through Leyline of Sanctity . Depending on how you want your deck to function Gifts Ungiven could be just better than Fact or Fiction , likewise I do not agree with having three Fact or Fiction and think you should swap at least one out for Hieroglyphic Illumination , as though Fact or Fiction could provide more card advantage, it can also get stuck in your hand during the early turns- when you would much prefer it to be Fact or Fiction .

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