Diabolic Intent


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations Common
Planeshift 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

eeriekiller on Karador Ghost Chieftain

5 days ago

Fellow karador player here, and I have a couple of suggestions for you. I don't know your budget so I'm just going to chuck things at you and see what sticks.

First off, if you're wanting this to be a true combo deck, then I'd suggest a couple cuts. Craterhoof is a great card, buy combo decks don't really need beatsticks. Hatebears like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and Grand Abolisher. Also, tutoring for pieces is super valuable early game. Cards like Natural Order, Vampiric Tutor, Eladamri's Call, Diabolic Intent, and Altar of Bone are good tutors for this deck.

Mana dorks are also something to consider. I like them better than mana rocks because you can recur them pretty easily with karador and they're great fodder for Natural Order.

Now that Protean Hulk is unbanned, I suggest replacing boonweaver with it. It only needs to die once to grab karmic guide and a sac outlet like viscera seer or Carrion Feeder.

Also check out this hulk line. Hulk into Body Snatcher, viscera seer, and Sylvan Safekeeper -> hulk into Saffi Eriksdotter, Blood Artist, and any other two mana costs you have. Sac saffi, targeting body snatcher, sac snatcher, repeat. A thing to note about this is that body snatcher's ability is an ETB, not a replacement effect, so you can sacrifice it without discaring anything. The effect is still there, but your opponents will be dead to blood artist before they ever resolve. Also, you can protect your combo with your Sylvan Safekeeper right off the bat, which is a huge bonus. If you have a sac outlet on the board already, grab Grand Abolisher instead.

Check out my version of this deck for any other ideas. Have fun!

Emzed on Monkey See, Monkey Do

1 week ago

With your reasonably high mana curve, as well as the mana hungry commander, you should probably include even more mana sources. Golgari Signet, Rakdos Signet etc seem really useful here since the Brothers can later use them as fodder for their ability.
I also suggest Tireless Tracker and Pharika, God of Affliction, both provide useful tokens for the Brothers' abilities, and are solid cards on their own. Also, Illusionist's Bracers is a great combo with your commander, i think you should add that.
Some other cards that fit well into your plan: Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast, Rancor, Smokestack, Solemn Simulacrum.
If you want to improve the deck further, power cards like Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Sylvan Library, Cabal Coffers, Ancient Tomb and Bloom Tender should probably all find their way into your list.
Some of your card choices seem suboptimal: Necroskitter is neither particularly powerful nor does it synergize with your plan. Infiltration Lens, Explorer's Scope, Shield of the Avatar, Rockslide Elemental and Vorapede are rather bad cards, and Unwinding Clock, Bow of Nylea and Liliana of the Dark Realms don't have enough powerful synergies in your deck to really justify their inclusion.

abby315 on You Serve Me Now: Lili/Razaketh Midrange

3 weeks ago

InfuriatedBrute Let me formally back off a bit here; I have nothing against your feedback! Seems I mistook maybe quick/offhand comments for rudeness. It just pushes a button when it looks like people skip over a description I put a lot of work into. But no harm no foul, please feel free to keep hashing this out if you're interested. Long comment below because I always write too much about decks:

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hoardofnotions on Meren's Toolbox of Undeath

3 weeks ago

First i want to say this looks like a great deck!

some suggestions i can make are;

maybe cut Vulturous Zombie. It's just a big creature, and not even as big as Lord of Extinction.

I like Winding Constrictor, it's super good with meren expirence counters and great with mazirek

Diabolic Intent is an expensive tutor but it's better than diabolic tutor so that's a possible upgrade

How often do you get your Coretapper and Magistrate's Scepter combo up and running?

How has Bontu the Glorified been?

Victimize is good if you can fit it in.

Survival of the Fittest is nasty too

Phyrexian Tower is another free sac outlet

Do your games play out in a way that you're hitting lands drop enough? it dosen't look like you have a crazy amount of card draw or and overabundance of land ramp.

Maybe you could run Yavimaya Elder, Wood Elves or Graveborn Muse to help

sonnet666 on Demon School for Demons, Cool.

3 weeks ago
  1. I was also thinking Bitterblossom might not be worth it, for the same reasons you mentioned. Hangarback Walker is an easy replacement for that. I suppose I can also take this opportunity to swap Walking Ballista for Exsanguinate for the plan B wincon. I was hanging on to Walking Ballista because it could be used as a pseudo 0-drop with Genesis Chamber and Pawn of Ulamog, but if Hangarback Walker can do the same thing we might as well have an extra way to get our life total back up now that the tutor chains are looking to be longer.

  2. Bloodghast is sort of one of the weaker cards in the deck right now. I had it out for a while and my reasoning for putting it back in was that it could be pitched to Bog Witch or Overeager Apprentice, or sacced to Culling the Weak, on the combo turn, and then be brought back with a land drop for free fodder. Problem is, those cards and Entomb are the only cards it works with, and now that Nooze is gone it's the only Entomb target. On the other hand, I was thinking of putting Diabolic Intent back in, which would make it more useful again. IDK

  3. I don't think Krark-Clan Ironworks is a good fit here, mostly because most of our artifacts are either already self-sacrificing, or are creatures and better off being fed to Raz. I only see about 11 artifacts I'd expect to want to sacrifice to it, which isn't enough to expect it to pay for itself pre-Raz.

Beezy on Karador, Ghost Chieftain: The Primer!

3 weeks ago

Woodland Bellower is probably the card to take out, I've been looking at it for a while now since the deck's curve has been getting lower and lower, and as much as I love the card, it hasn't really proven itself to be worth a slot. I WAS saving cutting it for when I eventually acquire a Mana Crypt masterpiece, but adding a Nature's Claim makes a lot of sense. I might want to also add something like Diabolic Intent in the future as well.

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