Diabolic Intent

Diabolic Intent


As an additional cost to play Diabolic Intent, sacrifice a creature.

Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Planeshift (PLS) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Diabolic Intent occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

Black: 0.48%

Golgari: 0.54%

WB (Orzhov): 0.69%

Rakdos: 0.21%

Diabolic Intent Discussion

m_to_the_three on Meren would like to bring a friend

6 days ago

Massacre Wurm and Sheoldred, Whispering One are nice cards for some removal that you can replay. Sheoldred is also nice cause its pretty much having two merens. I enjoy the massacre wurm cause it can also be another way you can win the game.

Westvale Abbey  Flip is a nice sac outlet that can get ya a big demon. Diabolic Intent and Eldritch Evolution are nice ways to kill your creatures and get something from them as well.

Pernicious Deed is one of the best boardwipes in the game.

These should be good for you

RainbowWizz on Filter Anje cEDH, Primer

1 week ago

Mausoleum Secrets, Street Wraith, and Restless Dreams feel like auto includes. I’m also testing Plunge into Darkness and Diabolic Intent.

AwesomeJMS5 on Meren Revisited

1 week ago

This deck looks really nice, I've got to say, and appears very dangerous if it goes off right. I do have a couple of ideas you could look into and consider adding, though. I dunno if you've looked into Spore Frog, but this can get out of hand if you constantly revive it, giving you near-immunity to combat damage. Another idea to throw out there is Altar of Dementia which can both help you sacrifice creatures and mill out opponents to win or hurt them. I noticed some shenanigans with reviving lands, so Strip Mine is a decent card that can serve excellent land hate or remove scary lands opponents have. Smothering Abomination can also serve you well, as all of your sacrifices can draw you cards off of their deaths, as well. A decent tutor you could consider is Final Parting if it interests you, allowing you to both put something into the graveyard and grab a card and put it in your hand. Diabolic Intent also works well for this kind of deck, too. Finally, if you really wanted some abusable combos and cheating things in Protean Hulk can really, easily get out of hand.

I hope this was helpful enough, and even if it wasn't you're deck is still really good looking so far!

multimedia on This deck takes brains

1 week ago

Hey, you're deck seems lackluster to you because opponent mill is a lackluster strategy in multiplayer Commander. Unless you're playing infinite opponent mill combos that you do in a single turn with Altar of Dementia, Altar of the Brood or wheels then opponent mill not a very good strategy when you have many opponents. Self-mill is very powerful since it can lead to quick reanimation, mass reanimation of creatures or assembling combos from your graveyard.

Play to the strengthens of your Commander; if mill is what you want to play then Varina, Lich Queen is an enabler for self-mill not opponent mill. If you want to be different than the other deck then play more white since that deck isn't playing white. Karmic Guide + Reveillark + Altar of Dementia is an infinite combo for self-mill and it can also reanimate all the 2 or less power Zombies/creatures in your graveyard. Self-mill until you find Corpse Knight and he becomes the win condition. With the high budget here add tutors to get Dementia, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Beseech the Queen, etc.

Living Death goes well with creatures + self-mill being able to reanimate all the creatures in your graveyard for five mana. Varnia gains you life when you self-mill making Command the Dreadhorde an option for a mass reanimation spell. Wonder is powerful with Varnia since she can discard it giving herself, all your Zombies/other creatures, if you control just one Island, flying. Wonder is good with Island dual lands and you have a lot of them as well as ways to search for one of them.

Good luck with your deck.

UltraMeh on Meren deck (altered usercopy)

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions on Ramunap Excavator and Diabolic Intent. I really looked into these, but at some point you have to draw a line for committing to a certain deck. However, I do have some issues with staying on curve, so probably the Ramunap Excavator might just be a perfect addition.

I have noticed that Diabolic Intent is appearing in other lists that I probably like to play in the future (like a Karador, Ghost Chieftain deck).

Scytec on Meren deck (altered usercopy)

2 weeks ago

I would swap out Hierarch for Ramunap Excavator that card is an absolute lifesaver when it comes to fixing and staying on curve. You might also consider trying to get a copy of Diabolic Intent i know it is pricey, but it is truly very good.

smilodex on Tymna and Vial Smasher

2 weeks ago

When you already play Exquisite Blood you should consider to play the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond-combo.

If you want to take this deck to the next level, you should consider the following cards:

oo7x7oo on Ultimate FC combo cEDH - The First Sliver

2 weeks ago

There isn't a good replacement for Timetwister, combo wise Memory's Journey does the same; refill wise you can use Windfall/Wheel of Fortune/Day's Undoing for budget.

Any tutor can replace Imperial Seal: Sterling Grove, Diabolic Intent, Wishclaw Talisman, Scheming Symmetry.

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