Diabolic Servitude

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Diabolic Servitude Discussion

belligerence on Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

2 months ago

How do you feel about using Diabolic Servitude as opposed to Rise from the Grave ? Or even a Whip of Erebos ?

illagong on

6 months ago

Vampiric Tutor and Expedition Map are some common tutors. Liliana Vess?

Mind Stone / Hedron Archive / cycling lands give you some flexibility against screw/flood

Blood Speaker is an option if you want an expensive but repeatable demon tutor

Do Dread Return / Ever After serve you better than the various reanimation enchantments? (Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead, Necromancy, Diabolic Servitude)

Grim Affliction is too limited, even with a planeswalker commander

Merciless Executioner is redundant with enough tutors

Vampiric Rites / Mind Slash are both nice if you have a Reassembling Skeleton / gravecrawler, but can be do-nothing if you dont have a supply of tokens

Shriekmaw can be awkward, depending on the decks you're facing

kamarupa on Out of Stock. o- ~ : ~ -o

9 months ago

So Stitch Together (and Timmerian Fiends aren't Modern legal. - So you'll have to decide whether you really want to go Modern or Legacy or budget/casual Legacy. If you go either of the Legacy routes, Diabolic Servitude is probably the card you're after. That or Exhume. However, if you're looking to to do a 'Buried Alive' in Modern sort of build, that's going to be a little more difficult. It won't be a very viable deck in Modern if you're only able to put high CMC creatures from your graveyard on top of your library (especially without a great mana ramp) - you're still sticking yourself with the mana cost, which really defeats the purpose of milling yourself out - there are plenty of tutor spells that can put a card into your hand for 5CMC or less (IE - Traumatize's cost). That is to say - there are more efficient means of putting a specific card in your hand. It's not that there aren't cards in Modern that can bring your creatures back from your graveyard to the battlefield, it's that their CMC is too high to make a good strategy in the format. You've just got to be faster. A few such spells, should you decide you want to explore your options: Immortal Servitude, Isareth the Awakener, Whisper, Blood Liturgist, Postmortem Lunge, Liliana, Death's Majesty, Gravedigger, Unburial Rites - there more - I'm sure you can figure out how to find some more.

Things that put stuff from your graveyard on top of your library are a dime a dozen - Mortuary Mire, for example, is cheap to buy for a reason. You need to be very specific about what you want your deck to do. It's easy to think you can do more than there's room for.

I feel obligated to let you know that what brought me to your deck is that this is one of the only Modern decks on Tappedout with painful quandry - a spell that is tantalizing in power and downright sour in CMC. There are so many cards like it in black, especially, and I'm particularly keen to see any deck that attempts to play them. I think there's no way around ramping into such high CMC spells and still expect to hit a wincon within Modern's turn/time-frame. Since there's almost no ramp in black and not in blue either, the best ramp option in is to run green. I'm not advocating for green here, only pointing out that it might be necessary, depending on what you want to to do. Keep in mind - I don't play control decks - I don't like them because I think they're reactionary, and therefore prone to limitations in responding to threats are instant speed. Just my take.

joecool1299 on A Journey of Self Exploration

1 year ago

You're kinda light on Ramp and card draw. I tend to want something like 6-9 pieces ramp and 4-7 pieces card draw. Kodama's Reach, Cultivate and all on the on color signets I'd recommend for ramp. And Treasure Cruise; Fact or Fiction, and it's cousin Sphinx of Uthuun; and Read the Bones I would consider for card advantage. Maybe something like Regrowth too.

Have you ever considered Victimize? Works well with all your zombies. Corpse Connoisseur is also an Entomb stapled to two zombies. Might be worth a slot.

I feel like Rise from the Grave and Rakshasa's Disdain are subpar versions of better cards. Like why not run Counterspell or Logic Knot or Delay or Disallow or... you get the idea. Yawgmoth's Vile Offering could be a spicy edition to this deck over rise. I'll also agree with the comment above and say Diabolic Servitude is great.

Seasons Past could be really really good but it depends on your meta. The deck indicates that you probably want one but if you have a faster meta, probably pass on it.

If it were me, I'd probably cut Grimoire of the Dead (Very slow), Ghoultree (Not really synergistic), Sultai Ascendancy, (It's not a great card advantage engine or graveyard filler), Boneyard Wurm, (Chumped all day long) Altar of the Brood, (My guess would be you'll never win by milling your opponents out), Witchbane Orb, (I doubt it's gonna come up, all that often), and Rise and distain as I mentioned above.

Cool deck. Hopefully any of that was useful.

IAMtheBW on A Journey of Self Exploration

1 year ago

Hey man! There are a lot of good choices for recursion, and you've hit a lot of them. Just gonna make a few more suggestions.

Shallow Grave, Stitch Together, Diabolic Servitude

Also consider Tortured Existence to not only fill your graveyard, but get key creatures back on the off chance they get milled.

Other good creatures are things that can recur by themselves like Bloodghast, Nether Spirit, and Ashen Ghoul

consider a few Delve spells like Temporal Trespass, Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise to thin your graveyard and make it easier to find stuff you need.

Hope this helps!

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