Diabolic Intent

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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

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

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Diabolic Intent

Sorcery

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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Diabolic Intent Discussion

pathpalace on Budget Tasigur Flash druid

3 days ago

I like your hulk line, I haven't seen that often! Diabolic Intent is a great budget tutor you could swap with Bring to Light

serumvisions on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot: Glissa's Compost Bin

4 days ago

Thank you for the feedback! I am planning on eventually upping the number of tutors in the deck and adding another R: Retrieve! in that future version Diabolic Intent will definitely be added to the list. I like the sound of all of your suggestions, and will probably try all of them except Sylvan Library just because of price. Thanks again for commenting!

Lyscian on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot: Glissa's Compost Bin

5 days ago

I don't have much in the way of constructive comments, I just wanted to say I really like this deck, and you did a fantastic write up. Glissa was always a deck I thought would be fun to play, but I never had the cards to really make it work (too much competition w/ my windgrace and daretti decks) anyway this is a really inspiring list and i like the theme.

I'm just gonna leave a few card suggestions that I didn't see in your list that are worthy of consideration, if you haven't already.

Merciless Executioner Sylvan Library Casualties of War High Market

Harrow maybe has some interesting interaction w/ artifact lands? Diabolic Intent has been pretty useful to get stuff in the bin. Stitch Together is a pretty solid reanimation card, Recollect and Regenesis seem like they might be better than reclaim. I understand that the 1 cmc is powerful, and instant speed is always good, however, I personally don't like putting stuff on my top of my library (i know that in Glissa that doesn't make much of a difference), so in case you ever feel like maybe yo wanna change I strongly recommend those two. Regenesis is especially fun. :)

Good deck, thanks for sharing. +1'ed

tompadget on Elenda BW Tokens/Pox

5 days ago

Daedalus19876 Thank you very much for your feedback. The cards you mentioned from my maybes were pretty much the exact ones I've selected so that's very reassuring.

All the other suggestions are great, thank you. I was already swapping Luminarch Ascension for Bitterblossom so good to get your encouragement on that swap. I don't own Vampiric Tutor atm. My current budget substitute is Diabolic Intent which I could use for the same purpose. Any other card draw you could reccomend in place of Damnable Pact ? I just bought a copy of Tymna the Weaver so I guess I can swap in her for Pact. I think Altar's Reap is possibly weak too, but I do sorta like having a surprise instant speed sac effect.

I should have explained but I don't tend to run Toxic Deluge at the moment because there is one guy in our playgroup who always plays big mana big creature green based decks with commmanders including Arixmethes and xenagos. He also runs lots of cards that double creatures power and double +1+1 counters etc so the creatures often end up extremely big so Elenda, the Dusk Rose is often not the biggest creature and Toxic Deluge frustratingly is just not as good as usual against his decks as the amount of life you have to pay is sometimes huge and sometimes even unpayable. It's possible the card is still good enough tho and I should give it more of a try because maybe I've underestimated how I can gain that life back same turn or get to a life total where I can pay. I run Path to Exile over Swords to Plowshares for a similar reason but again I'm open to trying out Swords to Plowshares especially as this friend is moving this month so the meta is going to change.

This decklist is still in quite an experimental stage and The Elderspell is something I have been just trying, partly as an alt wincon with the new Liliana, Dreadhorde General . I agree that it seems loose and I should cut it for one of the ones you highly recommend like Reaper from the Abyss .

I have a copy of Bolas's Citadel and would never have thought of it for this deck so thanks so much for that idea. I'll def try it. I will add back Swiftfoot Boots too but I cut Lightning Greaves because it stops me targeting Elenda, the Dusk Rose with effects like Hatred and Shizo, Death's Storehouse . Do you def think Lightning Greaves is better given that drawback?

Do you think Cabal Conditioning could be worth trying as a late game finisher to tutor? Or does Sadistic Hypnotist fulfil that function well enough?

One new card I was extremely impressed with was God-Eternal Bontu I ended up 1v1 against my friend on a Ruric Thar deck and I was recurring Bontu and he was recurring Ilharg, the Raze-Boar and the card advantage from Bontu in a token deck won out.

Your deck was such a good staring point thank you. Certain synergies like Elspeth, Sun's Champion + Martyr's Cause are just so good!!

WUBRG87 on The Queen of Corpses

6 days ago

skillz2125, so true. Especially the good ones like: Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor and the most expensive of them all: Imperial Seal . The best one I own is Diabolic Intent but that's in another deck. I suppose Corpse Harvester is, and he's obviously in here but thats on a creature. Other than that though, I have Diabolic Tutor and Razaketh's Rite and Mastermind's Acquisition available but theyre so expensive CMC wise. And I wouldnt even know what to cut for them.

Last_Laugh on Edgar Vampires EDH

1 week ago

Run Reconnaissance . This card allows you to attack with everyone safely (yes, even that 0/1, why not), untap each creature at the most opportune time for pseudo vigilance, and still deal combat damage in most situations.

Untaps to avoid bad blockers (obvious face value of the card), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage is dealt (great for getting +1+1 counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain ), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). I'd replace Door of Destinies , it does nothing for your current board, cost a ton of mana in aggro, and requires gas to get it to do anything. Shared Animosity also 100% deserves a spot here.

This combination of full tilt aggro with everyone available to block makes Sorin, Solemn Visitor 's +1 really good here (note: 'until your next turn') and it more than offsets a few of my next suggestions.

As far as the decks inherent card draw weakness goes consider Dark Prophecy , Greed , Twilight Prophet , and Necropotence . Protecting your board also prevents topdeck mode, assuming you got the precon, get Teferi's Protection in here, otherwise Boros Charm .

Austere Command , Cover of Darkness , Oversold Cemetery , and Diabolic Intent are all worth considering also.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Edgar lists on the entire site. There's also over 130 comments worth of feedback and suggestions to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

Last_Laugh on Ride of the Vampiries

2 weeks ago

Ok, first I'm still advocating Reconnaissance . I'd replace Cathar's Crusade, it does nothing for your current boardstate, costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck, and essentially requires gas after to get it to do anything. Thank me later, Reconnaissance will seriously be the best card in the entire list by far.

Fellwar Stone and Talisman of Indulgence are 2 excellent pieces of ramp here.

Your card draw also needs a bump. Dark Prophecy , Necropotence , and Greed are really good here. They do need big lifegain to offset the lost life though (especially the first 2)... Exquisite Blood and Sorin, Solemn Visitor are your best options here.

Austere Command and Diabolic Intent are worth considering also.

Now cuts... Sorin Lord of Innistrad, Night's Whisper, Throne of the God- Pharaoh, Coalition Relic, Theater of Horrors, Street Riot, Chromatic Lantern (unless you feel the color fixing is really needed), and Cathar's Crusade.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

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Diabolic Intent occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

Black: 0.48%

Golgari: 0.54%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.69%

Rakdos: 0.21%