Diabolic Servitude

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Diabolic Servitude

Enchantment

When Diabolic Servitude enters the battlefield, return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

When the creature put onto the battlefield with Diabolic Servitude dies, exile it and return Diabolic Servitude to its owner's hand.

When Diabolic Servitude leaves the battlefield, exile the creature put onto the battlefield with Diabolic Servitude.

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Diabolic Servitude Discussion

Teifling on rakDOS_Lord of DOOM v1.9.9.3

3 months ago

I hadn't even looked at the list before I upvoted. Then I looked at the list. I love it! Might I suggest some Phyrexians to aid in the Cyber-Demonic Look? Body Snatcher, Diabolic Servitude, Flesh Reaver (looks like Pinky... not a great card though so Understandable if it's an auto out), No Rest for the Wicked, Soul Burn, Carnifex Demon, Enslave, Nested Ghoul, Phyrexian Rager, Planar Portal or Planar Bridge. Of course these are merely theme suggestions. Overall I love the look of this deck.

Falco101 on

3 months ago

The main strategy I'd go with is generating large amounts of artifact tokens/creatures to win with either riches or crazy recursion loops with giant beaters, sacking a few myr or thopters with something like Champion of Stray Souls to bring back all your giant beasties. This is just a bunch of possible options that would help with that strategy.

Suggested Lands, don't need that many basics since you won't be fetching that many in U/B
Choked Estuary
Dismal Backwater
Jwar Isle Refuge
Cephalid Coliseum
Geier Reach Sanitarium
Myriad Landscape
Meteor Crater
Arch of Orazca

Ramp
- Vedalken Engineer
- Renowned Weaponsmith
- Palladium Myr
- Springleaf Drum
- Paradise Mantle
- Mistvein Borderpost
- Lotus Blossom
- Khalni Gem
- Azor's Gateway
- Spires of Orazca

Trixy spells, aka, all your mana are belong to us
- Scattering Stroke
- Drain Power
- Spell Swindle

Remove it
- Imprisoned in the Moon
- Vial of Dragonfire
- King Macar, the Gold-Cursed
- Gild
- In Garruk's Wake
- Sundering Titan

Generate Artifacts
- Magnifying Glass
- Ruthless Knave
- Revel in Riches
- Deadeye Plunderers
- Sly Requisitioner
- Genesis Chamber
- Prototype Portal
- Golem Foundry
- Pitiless Plunderer
- Myr Sire
- Efficient Construction
- Prying Blade
- Tamiyo's Journal

Beasties that like shiny
- Gearseeker Serpent
- Chromescale Drake
- Qumulox
- Barricade Breaker
- Herald of Anguish
- Necrotic Ooze
- Kuldotha Forgemaster

Can't touch this
- Prowler's Helm
- Writ of Passage

Tag, you're dead
- Grafted Exoskeleton
- Quietus Spike
- Scytheclaw

I'm not dead yet!
- Soul of New Phyrexia
- Artisan of Kozilek
- Betrayal of Flesh
- Champion of Stray Souls
- Diabolic Servitude
- Dread Return
- Ever After
- Hell's Caretaker
- Infernal Offering
- Profane Command
- Stitch Together
- Tempt with Immortality

Draw & Filter
- Monastery Siege
- Skullclamp

smilkows on Sidisi Reanimator

3 months ago

Thank you very much! I am glad you like the list. It s a fun deck and can be powerful, but to be more competitive it needs some spells to counter the graveyard hate. Often you will encounter Bojuka Bog, Relic of Progenitus, Rest in Peace, Leyline of the Void, Scavenging Ooze, and Deathrite Shaman to name a few. Some cards to consider are:

Some reshuffle graveyard spells (Budget and more expensive):Elixir of Immortality, Perpetual Timepiece, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Counter Spells:Counterspell, Forbid, Voidslime, Disallow, Fervent Denial, Glen Elendra Archmage, Mystic Snake, Draining Whelk

Artifact/Enchantment Removal:Deglamer, Krosan Grip, Naturalize, Acidic Slime

Even Broader Removal:Abrupt Decay, Maelstrom Pulse, Beast Within, Song of the Dryads, Chain of Acid, Mold Shambler, Terastodon, Worldshaper, Vraska the Unseen, Duplicant

Next up are cards you can swap in that are not as expensive to acquire.

Out: Geth, Lord of the Vault, In: Gisa and Geralf;

Out: Fauna Shaman, In: Satyr Wayfinder;

Out: Grave Titan, In: Myr Battlesphere;

Out: Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, In: Archaeomancer;

Out: Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, In: Razaketh, the Foulblooded;

Out: Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, In: Nezahal, Primal Tide;

Out: Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip, In: Wood Elves;

Out: Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, In: Ishkanah, Grafwidow;

Out: Protean Hulk, In: Spider Spawning;

Out: The Scarab God, In: Bloodgift Demon;

Out: Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, In: Avenger of Zendikar;

Out: Sheoldred, Whispering One, In: Ravenous Chupacabra;

To allow for the anti graveyard hate cards listed above, I would consider cutting for budgetary reasons: Yawgmoth's Will, Rise of the Dark Realms, Survival of the Fittest, Sylvan Scrying, Diabolic Servitude, Entomb, Coffin Queen.

You can change a lot of cards in the list aside from those mentioned here. Two cards I would not change and would pick up as they are very useful in the list are Volrath's Stronghold and Phyrexian Tower. You can sacrifice a creature to the tower gaining 2 black mana and use that mana to activate the stronghold to put the sacrificed creature back on top of your library. Volrath's Stronghold by itself is also a way to save at least one creature from your graveyard from getting exiled as mentioned in the graveyard hate you would face.

This should give a good sense of what type of cards to think about and try. I have used many of these cards on my way to getting to the list today. Another two good cards that are rarely bad are Wurmcoil Engine and Batterskull. Just good Value cards. Batterskull is not a creature to reanimate, but it is a creature when the artifact enters the battlefield. I hope this helps!

woolleyh on Fear the Reaper

5 months ago

Hey bud, it's Henry. Diabolic Servitude to get him out of the graveyard, Stinkweed Imp to put him in. Culling the Weak to put stinky in.

rob_shifflett on Athreos, God of the Shadowborn

5 months ago

Put Remembrance in the deck. Seriously.

You only have 4 cards in Main that require A white. You could easily cut some unnecessary NonBasics to up your swamp count. Orzhov Basilica, Temple of Silence & Scoured Barrens.

Run more cheap Reanimation like Animate Dead and Diabolic Servitude. Oversold Cemetery, No Rest for the Wicked & Tortured Existence could add some staying power. Also, tortured existence gives you a discard outlet for those sad times when you are holding Demons you can't cast.

Possible cuts: Spell Book Torment of Hailfire Underworld Connections

I would add more, I am just not sure what is important to you.

+1 for a fun shadowborn deck.

bradtheimpaler13 on My Life is a Resource . . . Hell Yeah I'll Use it!

5 months ago

Cool deck, maybe Whip of Erebos over Diabolic Servitude? It gives your mugs lifelink and can reanimate.

Kaslay on Eminence Necromancers (Budget)

6 months ago

Happy to see you're still working on this deck. I've made a few significant edits from your list (mainly embracing Red a bit more) and I have a few card suggestions for you.

Anathemancer is a pick I made for my meta, and it hasn't ever been bad for me. Usually if I can reanimate him multiple times and Eminence him, his Unearth is great for finishing off the game.

Beguiler of Wills and Thalakos Deceiver are two of my huge bombs. Both of them get nasty with Eminence, allowing for immediate threat steals.

Diabolic Servitude is a bit "out there", but it has been awesome for me. Its a great way to grab back tech creatures for more usage. Just make sure you don't grab back any majorly important creatures. It replaced a Beacon of Unrest for me, and I've liked it a lot better.

Desolate Lighthouse and Geier Reach Sanitarium are good outlets for ditching cards if you find yourself looking for more. Being stapled onto lands is even better. They're also super cheap.

Herald’s Horn gives you practically free Eminence Triggers. It's not a mana rock, so it does nonbo with that Paradox Engine I put in to replace Intruder Alarm, but the draw chance and discount I find to be very worth it.

Devastation Tide over Evacuation because my mana rocks and enchantments are pretty cheap and I don't mind replaying them if I can bounce my opponents as well. I've gotten the Miracle once, and it pretty much won me the game on the spot.

Pulse of the Grid is a really underrated card, IMO. At worst it lets you bury a card and gives you a net zero, but if you're looking to rebuild your hand, this card quickly becomes a force.

And finally, even though I know you're building budget, nothing better than reanimating Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, AKA the reason my friends hate this deck. Drawing 7 is no joke.

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/29-08-17-inalla-reanimator/

Here's a link to my decklist if you want to see the direction I took with it. Thanks again for giving me the foundation to what has become one of my favorite decks!

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