Diabolic Intent

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

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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

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa

12 hours ago

I see that this deck isn't finished yet, so I will just give you some general advise.

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 (like 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 it's commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck IS NOT relying on its sac outlets, but rather on the ETB triggers of creatures. With this type of deck, you're 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.

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


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 11 | 16 COMMENTS | 6767 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Demonic Tutor
- River Kelpie
- Diabolic Intent
- Harvester of Souls
- Grim Haruspex
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mind Slash
- Flayer of the Hatebound
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Grave Betrayal
- Sneak Attack
- Thraximundar
- Scourge of the Throne
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are also good cards to put in.

TheDarkSlayer21 on EDH: Marchesa's Game of Thrones

1 day 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 (like 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 it's commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck IS NOT relying on its sac outlets, but rather on the ETB triggers of creatures. With this type of deck, your 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.

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


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 11 | 16 COMMENTS | 6767 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Demonic Tutor
- Diabolic Intent
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Mind Slash
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Grave Betrayal
- Sneak Attack
- Thraximundar
- 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 also good cards to put in.

Maelstrom_Artificer on Mistress of Poisons A Hapatra Primer

1 day ago

This is honestly a really sweet deck! I love all the combos and how the theme flows throughout the deck. I might suggest Phyrexian Altar to get more mana out of the tokens and perhaps Diabolic Intent or other tutors for some more consistent plays?

Overall, I think this is a cool, affordable deck that looks like a blast to play. +1 from me.

rhystictutor on Ghave, Guru of Spores

3 days ago

And here are some spells (sorry for not compiling all this into one post)

oh yeah, Cryptolith Rite is really good in token decks.

Shana42 on Needing help with golgari sacrifice ...

4 days ago

Hi, I am trying to put together a golgari reanimator sacrifice deck and I am having a lot of trouble shaving it down to my 99. Currently I am trying to decide on a good list of tutor cards I currently have Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Fauna Shaman, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Buried Alive, Eldritch Evolution, Dimir House Guard, Jarad's Orders, Liliana Vess, Perilous Forays, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tooth and Nail.

If you could help me decide on a good list, want to help shave other cards out or have a few suggestions on cards to add that would be wonderful.

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MindAblaze on Staples?

1 week ago

I didn't mention Imperial Seal because 400+ dollar cards are usually prohibitive for most players. Thats why my example compared Diabolic Tutor and Demonic Tutor. It was a simple illustration of mana efficiency and value in a easy to grok format. When you start talking about Cruel Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Diabolic Revelation, Sidisi, Undead Vizier etc you're going to choose the card that fits your budget and your strategy the best. I don't run Demonic Tutor in my CDC build, but I do have room for Sidisi, Undead Vizier as she's easier to abuse. Deadeye Navigator decks like Rune-Scarred Demon.

Context is important, but when it matters less efficiency makes for a staple.

MrKrabs on Insert Shadowborn Apostle Joke Here

2 weeks ago

You might want to add tutors to help make things more consistent. Diabolic Intent is certainly on-flavor if that's what you're aiming for.

Lightning Coils is another good option in any Shirei list. It can help close games more quickly, or give you another way to finish off your opponents.

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