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

Diabolic Intent occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.14%

Diabolic Intent Discussion

Phostration on Zombie

22 hours ago

Call to the Grave to cause opponents to remove creatures continually (plus it gets rid of hexproof and indestructible creatures). Open the Graves would let you gain zombies if any of your own(non token) zombies happen to die. You could also add some normal removal such as Hero's Downfall. Liliana, Dreadhorde General could provide creature gen as well as card draw. Instead of having 4 Rooftop Storm, you could go down to 1 or 2 and add some tutor spells, since if you draw more than one it becomes a redundant card. Rhystic Tutor is cheaper, but Diabolic Intent and Beseech the Queen are slightly better but cost more. God-Eternal Bontu is nice to have especially if you have tokens to sacrifice for card draw.

Sorry I only suggested black cards!

Subzero6977 on JLK's Judith | Game Knights #23

1 day ago

One of the biggest things I am not seeing on your list Josh is Diabolic Intent I have a slightly cheaper version of this deck that will be going up on the site soon. Cheers!!!

MrKillStar on Volrath - There's no School, like Old School.

3 weeks ago

Really cool and unique deck! :3
Haunted Crossroads for very well for me, right next to Mortuary
Diabolic Intent - sac spell and good tutor.
Victimize - sac spell and double reanimator.
Insidious Dreams - discard stuff to reanimate later and find wincons!
Lake of the Dead - expensive, but can be very good burst ramp.
Carnival of Souls - might be very risky, but worth mentioning.
Ivory Tower - some very decent life gain for Necropotence and other fun stuff in black.
Restless Dreams - another creature recover spell and very cheap discard.
Songs of the Damned - Another burst ramp.

DemMeowsephs on Rats, Rats, We are the Rats

3 weeks ago

I agree, rats are amazing :)!

For such an amazing theme, you should include some amazing ramp and lands. You do have a mono deck, so I understand lands can be a bit difficult, however I have some in mind that may be of interest to you.

As for ramp, I would consider some of the following.

Also in general, I would consider adding Rat Colony, Necropotence, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent. Some of the cards I mentioned previously may be on the expensive side, but I promise they are worth it and can help your deck perform much much better! If you want any more advice or have any questions feel free to post them on my wall, I'd love to help and I check tapped out often. Also feel free to check out some of my decks, (Double Trouble EDH! If you like it consider upvoting it, or giving me any suggestions. Anyways, hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!

MrKillStar on Let the bloodies hit the floor!

3 weeks ago

I would personally replace:
Prism Ring for Trading Post - Could be very handy artifact in decks like this.
The Immortal Sun for Exquisite Blood - creates infinite loop with Vito and Sanguine Bond, but isnt cheap. I wouldnt bother with The Immortal Sun, unless your playgroup runs a lot of planeswalkers or you struggle with card draw (which shouldnt be a problem in mono-black.
The Haunt of Hightower - I would say you need either more discard or mill effects to get Hightower big.. Doom Whisperer seems to be much more useful.
Tavern Swindler - Its just gamble that doesnt seem to be worthy in a deck, where you can already get a lot of life by other cards. Bastion of Remembrance works as another aristocrat effect (Tortured Existence+Desecrated Tomb+Phyrexian Altar as infinite engine).
Dreadhorde Invasion - You dont use any other Amass effect cards and it takes 6 turns to make a 6/6 zombie with lifelink (which will last only until end of your turn), which is pretty meh. It would be good if you had some sacrifice cards, like Smothering Abomination, Village Rites, Diabolic Intent, etc. I would go for either Twilight Prophet or Bloodline Keeper  Flip. Captivating Vampire could be useful aswell. With Carnival of Souls you could get a bit of ramp, but can backfire really hard, so its kinda risky.
Gifted Aetherborn - is pretty nice drop I guess, but feels kinda weak overall. Kalastria Highborn supports your mostly vampire creatures and can also drain your opponents.
Swiftfoot Boots - unless you want the haste, Whispersilk Cloak seems like a decent option. It cost more to cast and to equip, but makes your creature unblockable.
Drag to the Underworld - should do a good job, Oblivion Strike might be something to consider aswell. Or just Corrupt?

Some more cards that might be useful:
Call the Bloodline - discards useless cards and makes a 1/1 vampire token (once per turn).
Revenge of Ravens - decent defensive enchantment that could fit your lifesteal deck nicely.
Burnished Hart - slow ramp creature. BH also triggers your Dread Presence and Staff of the Death Magus.
Crypt Incursion, Suffer the Past - more graveyard hate and another life gain.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

4 weeks ago

You really need to drop some of your 5, 6, 7, and 8 drops. You'll notice a significant uptick in consistency by having more creatures come down before Marchesa. You should be shooting for 3.3 avg. cmc or less (you're realistically at about 3.6 counting Blasphemous Act as a 1 drop instead of the deceptive 9 it's technically counted as).

My suggestions would be more draw, ramp, and ways to immediately protect your creatures.

Draw: Midnight Reaper, Liliana's Standard Bearer, Necropotence, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, and Consecrated Sphinx are your best options you don't already run. Forcing your opponent's to discard can also serve to equalize hand sizes, consider Vindictive Lich and Sadistic Hypnotist.

Ramp: I'd get all 3 Signets in here for more turn 3 Marchesa chances.

Immediate Counters: Spark Double can copy Marchesa for double dethrone or it can be used to abuse any etb/death trigger on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Haste enablers are great for getting +1+1 counters to immediately protect your creatures, consider Ogre Battledriver and Urabrask the Hidden. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is like having a 2nd commander if you limit the number of humans you run. Spellskite is excellent for protecting key creatures and it's ability can be used as many times as needed to redirect the same spell/ability on the stack to lower your life where you want it.

Low Cost Sac Outlets: Diabolic Intent is arguably better than demonic tutor here (run both). Goblin Bombardment is an excellent sac outlet that only white/green can deal with consistently. Viscera Seer great sac outlet that sets up your draws.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas. It's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site and has over 80 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

johnwayne1488 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

So i added Hooded Blightfang, I also wanna test it out as it's seems as an agressive 3 drop! Liliana's Standard Bearer also, if i can get 3 card for 3 mana i'm fine with that! For Bastion of Remembrance, I do run Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent and Beseech the Queen to get it. It's a non-creature so sometimes harder to remove on the spot when you're combo-ing out and it gives a 1/1 creature if you're missing 1 token to get a loop going!

My deck is more of a pod deck I guess, it's missing some expensive pieces as of now. I love your take on Hapatra, it looks pretty competitive and all good cards, your exclusions are accurate too!

Maybe Dryad Arbor with that Green Sun's Zenith you have ! Some cards I would cut but depends on your meta too like Null Rod but I understand why you play it! How's Fiend Artisan ? I feel like it could be a good add even tough i run Birthing Pod!

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