Diabolic Intent


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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

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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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Diabolic Intent Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on Dead Girl, Best Girl

1 day ago

I shudder to see a zombie deck without Unholy Grotto or Lord of the Undead! The zombies' greatest strength is their recurrable nature - ensure you can capitalize on that!

Other good card advantage engines include Cryptbreaker, Carrion Feeder, Dictate of Erebos, Attrition and Fleshbag Marauder. I'd also try and get Diabolic Intent in there if you can afford it!

gamer1000 on I can't win, you can't lose. No problem.

1 week ago

Geez, those Demonic tutor's are sooo expensive...

the alternatives are Diabolic Tutor // Demonic Tutor // Rhystic Tutor // Vampiric Tutor // Grim Tutor // Diabolic Intent // Razaketh's Rite

if you don't care about price, and want it in your hand straight away, i would say Grim Tutor or your Demonic, it's not that bad, so i don't really know why your replacin it? (unless it's the fact that it's 48% of your decks price, lol

if you only have one mana left, and/or are fine with drawing it next time, and/or are not going against a mill deck, then vampiric seems fine

also, if you know of any demons with "transmute", that would serve a duel purpose as a form of tutor

ThatGuy4242 on Gisa and Geralf - Zombie Tribal Prototype EDH

2 weeks ago

First I recommend taking out: Havengul Runebinder, Cemetery Recruitment, Undead Alchemist, Nantuko Husk, Geralf's Masterpiece, Geralf's Mindcrusher, Ashes of the Fallen, Perpetual Timepiece, Secrets of the Dead, Ancient Excavation, Murder, Compelling Deterrence, Liliana's Mastery, Obelisk of Urd, Graf Harvest, and Zombie Infestation, Ghoulcaller's Chant,

Cards that you should put in: Gravecrawler, Gravespawn Sovereign, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Grave Pact, Unholy Grotto, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Living Death, Cryptbreaker, Death Baron, Phyrexian Reclamation, High Market, Corpse Harvester, Balthor the Defiled, Reassembling Skeleton, Skullclamp, Grave Defiler, Graveborn Muse, Zombie Apocalypse, Crypt of Agadeem, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Reliquary Tower, Bojuka Bog, Diabolic Intent, Patriarch's Bidding, and Demonic Tutor.

Alternate commanders or cards to include in the deck could be: The Scarab God and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

If you are really trying to stay Timmy with the deck, then I won't recommend Phyrexian Altar because it goes infinite with Gravecrawler and any kind of death/ETB trigger, but then again, it does it with Rooftop Storm and a sac outlet too.

Other cards that can be really good in zombies include: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Corpse Connoisseur, Zombie Trailblazer, Twilight's Call, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Demonic Collusion, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Scourge of Nel Toth, River Kelpie, Phyrexian Arena, Attrition, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Burnished Hart, Disciple of Bolas, Harvester of Souls, Damnation, Rune-Scarred Demon, Phenax, God of Deception, Beacon of Unrest, Corpse Augur, Palace Siege, Infernal Caretaker, Contamination, Plague Belcher, Vengeful Dead, Dread Wanderer, Boneknitter, Grimoire of the Dead, Pontiff of Blight, Custodi Lich

TheFateless on Cleanse the Bloodlines

2 weeks ago

Hey guys, sorry it took a while to update, but I actually got quite a few of the cards I need! A lot has changed so far, mostly based on your recommendations. I was able to get Shared Animosity, Bloodstained Mire, and Enlightened Tutor. I also got Diabolic Intent and Toxic Deluge, but I had to settle for Japanese versions. Also I got my Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Chromatic Lantern in the mail, but still waiting for Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet and Kalastria Highborn.

Also I was able to secure copies of Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Necropotence, Bloodghast, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Boros Charm, Unclaimed Territory, and Reconnaissance. Those are all back in the states though, and they have to be mailed out to me...

The only cards that I'm actually missing completely now are Bloodline Keeper and Herald's Horn.

Not on my list right now, but I also got Scapegoat, Exquisite Blood, Ashnod's Altar, and Vanquisher's Banner. I thought they might be good in this and I wanted to try them out somehow, but I wasn't sure what I'd sub for 'em. (Obviously I'd also want to use my leftover Sanguine Bond if I used Exquisite Blood...)

I can't remember exactly everything that I updated on the list. I know I cut Rakdos Signet and Butcher of Malakir, Reconnaissance is in, along with Bloodghast. Blind Obedience is also back. Some of the lands changed too... It's 0100 here for me and I'm really tired so I can't recall all of the list changes, but the list is up to date. I STILL haven't been able to find anyone to play test with me so any more thoughts you guys have on this would be awesome. Also, any thoughts on the extra cards I picked up to maybe try? I know Frank_Glascock was going to try Scapegoat, and I can't remember who was already using Vanquisher's Banner. I thought Ashnod's Altar might be cool because if you didn't have one of your board wipe protection cards, you could at least sac your guys for mana in response to the wipe to possibly play something if you needed to. Anyway, it's really late here. I have to be up in less than 4 hours, and I got less than 3 hours of sleep last night. It's been busy the past few days, but I'll try to stay on top of this and let you guys know how it goes. Thanks again for all of the help so far \m/

FrigidOfficial on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

2 weeks ago

Polupus thank you! I appreciate the feedback.

The exclusion of Riptide Laboratory for me is a budget issue at the moment. I'd rather buy shocks or something like Diabolic Intent, as I can play them in more decks. Riptide Laboratory is pretty niche and I fell into the same trap when I bought Intruder Alarm, though when I have more money I'll definitely pick up a copy.

SurpriZe on Building Perfection (EDH Stax Primer)

3 weeks ago

Really loving this deck so far!

Have you considered Grim Tutor instead of Diabolic Intent? The "sacrifice a creature" additional cost seems a bit too steep at times, compared to 1 more black and 3 life, don't you think?

Wurmlover on The Incredible, Undisruptable Hulk

3 weeks ago

throw in Pact of Negation and Diabolic Intent to add another layer of protection to the combo. sac hulk to intent, fetch pact, and then combo.

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