Diabolic Intent

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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

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

WrathofCod on shirei in refining

1 day ago

@ frwtr1968 Love the deck so far! It seems like a very fun and efficient mix of ramp, stax, sacrifice effects and reanimation! Normally, I would suggest adding some more ramp, but honestly I think you are pretty good! However, 37 lands for a deck with an average cmc of 2.86 is a lot and I would suggest cutting a land or two and adding in some more mana doublers like Nirkana Revenant and Magus of the Coffers to help ramp you (I would lower your land count to 36 lands if it was up to me, but 37 is just fine too). Nirkana Revenant is also a great finisher if you can somehow manage to get it through unblocked with something like a Whispersilk Cloak! The only thing I am struggling with is how you plan to win the game. While winning through attrition and recursion is definitely possible, I feel like you deck lacks staying power late game. Since you have a bunch of 1/1s and 2/2s, you aren't really winning through combat damage, and since you don't have any infinite combos (that I can see) you can't threaten to combo off and win that way. I would personally recommend adding in at least one infinite combo, a few more tutors and some more sac effects to help you win the game easier! In particular, I would recommend including the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista/Triskelion combo to close out games that go long. In addition to being a combo piece, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is an amazing value engine that provides redundancy in terms of recursion and synergizes with Black Sun's Zenith! Another way to increase the power level of your deck is to add more tutors. Some tutors that are underused and would work great in your deck are Diabolic Intent, Increasing Ambition and Beseech the Queen. Lastly there are a TON of cards that synergize with your sacrifice theme (of permanents in general, not just creatures) or that benefit from creatures dying, that I think warrant some serious consideration. It don't have time to explain them all, so I will just provide a list and let you decide which ones to include! Alright, here are the cards I think should probably be in your deck: Fume Spitter, Tree of Perdition, Toxic Deluge, Death Cloud, Deathgreeter, Demon of Death's Gate, Ob nixilis, the unshackled, Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath, Weaponcraft Enthusiast (amazing reanimation target), Nezumi Bone-Reader, Malicious Affliction (Best removal for your colors!), Exsanguinate, Lake of the Dead, Bitterblossom (a must include in my opinion), Tragic Slip, Darksteel Plate (to protect Shirei), Hope of Ghirapur, Champion's Helm (same reasoning as Darksteel Plate), Bone Splinters, Killing Wave, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Waste Not, Cryptbreaker, Strionic Resonator (Does double Shirei triggers sound fun?!), Wretched Confluence, Entomb, and Champion of Stray Souls! Anyways, I know that's a lot of suggestions and a lot of information to take in, but I figured I should give you all the advice I have and let you decide what to do with it! Feel free to ask me for more advice or suggestions if you need to. Good luck with this amazing deck!

Lilbrudder on All Nightmare Long (SBT Primer)

4 days ago

IronBlackZepp: Thank you for the great questions. So in theory, Fatestitcher is better as a 3rd creature, but in practice it does not matter most of the time since we have a high creature concentration to ensure we get there. I actually just recorded the results from my last 100 goldfishes with the deck and the needed land mattered in 0 games and over 50 of my games were "won" with HD. On the other hand the upside of having a functionally useful creature in that slot you can repestedly recur into play for just a land has mattered in several of the games for both Skullclamp and Diabolic Intent. Havinf the ability flourish in slower games FAR outweighs the downside which has proven to be miniscule for this particular deck

Both beast within and natural state are solid includes, especially natural state, but we aim to be the hammer in most games and make others respond to us as opposed to interacting with others. I could see adding natural state in the right meta, but beast within is a bit too expensive for the types of decks this deck is designed to play against.

DivineInanael on Aluren Atraxa

5 days ago

Academy Rector + Sidisi, Undead Vizier = GG if you have Omniscience and Enter the Infinite in your deck. I personally don't use enter the infinite. I like to be extra af, but it also let's me use the card slot for better synergy while still enabilng instawin. Alternatively, there are many more ways to win immediately off of this combo. Academy Rector + Diabolic Intent = free omniscience, tutor for wincon.Defense of the Heart / Tooth and Nail / Spelltwine I don't use these three either but they enable it too.

What I do use is a deck full of black tutors including Demonic Collusion. I also run Regrowth and Eternal Witness. Cryptic Command already seemed like an auto include. Return Eternal Witness to hand and draw. Play Eternal Witness, get Cryptic Command back. Play Cryptic Command..... over and over until you have like 9 or 10 cards. Finally, instead of using Eternal Witness to get Cryptic Command, use it to get Demonic Collusion back. Eternal Witness Paradoxical Outcome + Omniscience = infinite etb/ltb, planeswalker activations, draw, storm. The rest is up to your imagination.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa's Infect, Die, and Infect Again Circus

6 days ago

I personally would recammend puting in:
- Grave Betrayal
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
- Mind Slash
- Thraximundar
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Demonic Tutor
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Harvester of Souls
- River Kelpie
If you need more suggestions, this is the Marchesa deck that I made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa

1 week ago

Ok, there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (Cards like: Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like: Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc.) This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on its commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (Cards like: Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Demonic Tutor
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
- Scourge of the Throne
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers.

buildingadeck on Big hitters with Weenie Wall

1 week ago

The best on-color wrath is Pernicious Deed. Toxic Deluge and maybe a BSZ are worth running. Spot removal is meta dependent, but tutors are not. There is no reason not to be running Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Mystical Tutor, and probably Diabolic Intent, though that one is a little iffy

Emzed on Mum's gone to Meren

1 week ago

Eldritch Evolution, Buried Alive, Diabolic Intent, Tooth and Nail and Protean Hulk are great tutors for a deck like this. Also, Corpse Augur is a powerful card advantage engine. On the other hand, Mindslicer is perfect for setting back decks that rely on having lots of cards in hand (mostly blue decks), since Meren plays so well with just a couple of lands and a full graveyard. I also like Snuff Out, a free removal spell can really punish people for making risky plays once you are tapped out.

Delta-117 on clayperce

1 week ago

Oh sorry for the late reply, what you described anyways sounds like a pretty awesome prerelease when you had those Cut / Ribbons for two headed giant and all.

I'm actually playing in the Amonkhet league event at my lgs, and currently I have a deck with a Glorybringer of my own, along with a Rhonas the Indomitable which were both in my starting packs. Its pretty powerful.

I however have postponed finishing my modern infect deck, and i'm now working on mono tron which is a lot cheaper to build. I still will get around to finishing infect at a later point. I had a Nissa, Steward of Elements which I was going to try in infect, but now I think I'm going to be trading it along with some cash towards a Diabolic Intent invocation. I regret parting with all my former expeditions, masterpieces etc, which included: Windswept Heath, Prairie Stream, Fetid Heath, and Sword of Feast and Famine. I think now I'm going to start holding onto these masterpeices (at least the lower end ones) to build my collection further. Many are very playable in edh which I love to play anyways.

I was getting tons of things to build mono tron in return for buying 2 Chalice of the Voids and trading a friend an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger. I also will be receiving other goodies from him like a Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion for my Sliver Overlord edh deck.


Sliver Overlord EDH

Commander / EDH* Delta-117

SCORE: 7 | 8 COMMENTS | 973 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


To buy these chalices however I sold off 3/4 of my Liliana, the Last Hopes, my Grim Flayers, Traverse the Ulvenwalds and a few other things to instead build counters around Winding Constrictor, Walking Ballista etc, and its now in fact almost done. However not in time for game day sadly, so I will have to make do with some substitute cards.

Here is my new modern deck anyways,


Mono Blue Tron

Modern* Delta-117

SCORE: 2 | 5 COMMENTS | 394 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


. I'm not too sure if your familiar with this lesser used variant of tron, but its one that seeks to play a much more controlling game. All I need for it is my Academy Ruins + Mindslaver (which is one of the ways to win with this), a Oblivion Stone, 2 Thirst for Knowledge and 2 Condescend, all of which I'm buying from the credit from my former delirium deck. Then its finished, but if you have any feedback for it possibly then that would be appreciated. I'm going to play this for a good while before either finishing infect or building something else like affinity which I might as well considering I do have a playset of Inkmoth Nexuss' sitting around now.

I know the sideboard needs a ton of work to reflect my local meta better, which includes Living End, merfolk, tron, eldrazi tron, knightfall, among a few others.

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