Diabolic Tutor


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) None
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Uncommon
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon

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Diabolic Tutor


Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Diabolic Tutor Discussion

hellokitty6666666666666 on Giving Good People Bad Permanents

2 days ago

hey burferking, thanks for the input

you may be right about things like the Abyssal Persecutor abilities, i'll have to report back to you once i see it happen. i play on mtgo, so i'll see how that goes

your deck looks great, and i completely agree with you about the deck being casual. i like it for what it is as well. i usually play a lot of durdly-pillowfort-grouphug type decks, so this is just a slightly more chaotic take on what i'm usually already doing.

as for the card suggestions, i don't know how i forgot Homeward Path , i'll be adding that in asap.

Demonic Tutor will definitely go in once i get it on mtgo. it's a few dollars and i just haven't gotten around to buying it. i do wanna keep the tutors to a minimum, so i probably won't add more than that replacement. however, Mastermind's Acquisition is functionally the same card as Diabolic Tutor in commander. unless your playgroup allows you access to a wishboard i suppose

burferking on Giving Good People Bad Permanents

3 days ago

You may like Homeward Path to regain your creatures, Aminatou, the Fateshifter or any card in this list List of EDH Chaos Cards copy + suggestions for chaos. I also recommand much more tutors, especially Demonic Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition , since they are stricly better than Diabolic Tutor . I' m taking note for Goldnight Castigator , but find it dangerous for oneself!

WUBRG87 on The Queen of Corpses

4 days ago

skillz2125, so true. Especially the good ones like: Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor and the most expensive of them all: Imperial Seal . The best one I own is Diabolic Intent but that's in another deck. I suppose Corpse Harvester is, and he's obviously in here but thats on a creature. Other than that though, I have Diabolic Tutor and Razaketh's Rite and Mastermind's Acquisition available but theyre so expensive CMC wise. And I wouldnt even know what to cut for them.

multimedia on Teysa, Afterlife and Death

5 days ago

Hey, Caves of Koilos , Concealed Courtyard and Shambling Vent are more budget dual lands. Esper Panorama can search for a basic Plains or Swamp. Reliquary Tower is very good when drawing a lot of cards. Consider adding more cards that can search for Skullclamp? Games where you have Skullclamp are going to be much better than not therefore having more ways to get Skullclamp directly into your hand is pretty beneficial. For budget consider Open the Armory , Diabolic Tutor and Relic Seeker ?

Requiem Angel , Viscera Seer , Reveillark , Archon of Justice are all budget upgrades for cards here. Requiem is a 5/5 flier can be a finisher and in combination with another token producer, a sac outlet and Teysa can make a lot of Spirits. When Reveillark leaves the battlefield as a result of it dying it triggers Teysa getting to reanimate 4 creatures with power 2 or less which is good with afterlife creatures. Justice is a 4/4 flier who when it dies can exile any permanent; exile two permanents if it triggers Teysa.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Plains
  • 2x Swamp
  • Orzhov Guildgate
  • Butcher of Malakir: don't need her since you have Dictate of Erebos .
  • Martyred Rusalka
  • Plagued Rusalka
  • Pious Evangel
  • Xathrid Necromancer
  • Harvester of Souls
  • Final Payment

Ben_Sky on Muldrotha, Graveyard Vacuum

1 week ago

Muldrotha is always fun to play! Here's my list that I've slowly been tuning, always looking out for new cards or other deck ideas. I do need to update it with some of the latest tweaks I've made, but always helps to compare to see what other people are brewing! Muldrotha List

One card I have really liked is Scribe of the Mindful - lets you get instants back to your hand Mnemonic Wall achieves the same goal - never know when you need a counter spell!

Also, blue/black has great access to tutor cards Diabolic Tutor Long-Term Plans are some budget options to get cards the cards you need in your hand (or close to it)

KaiyanK on B Zombies: Fear the Horde

1 week ago


Hmmm I like most of that, but I feel like keeping Blood Scrivener but replacing Doomed Dissenter for Gravecrawler is actually something I have been eyeballing.

I would love to add Cryptbreaker but I feel like the discarding a card is a little scary when I would be losing creatures but at the same time replacing it for Read the Bones and Diabolic Tutor sounds like a plan when I get the funds.

Khenra Eternal for Relentless Dead sounds good to me tho.

Diregraf Colossus looks freaking beautiful and I think would be a great replacement for Stir the Sands and two more Swamps and maybe Undead Warchief could be squeezed in somewhere... Idk. There's too many good zombie cards.

multimedia on Teysa`s Death Party

1 week ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help.

In my opinion the two most important cards to consider adding are Command Tower and Skullclamp . The number one card being Skullclamp. Command Tower is the most played land in multicolored Commander decks. Skullclamp triggers Teysa to draw four cards when the creature who's equip with it dies and this is a repeatable interaction as long as your have creatures to equip to. This interaction gives you tons of card advantage especially with 1/1 tokens. If adding Skullclamp then also consider adding some budget cards that can tutor for it, Open the Armory and Diabolic Tutor ?

Reveillark and Karmic Guide is a powerful budget combo to consider adding. Lark can reanimate Guide; Guide can reanimate Lark or any other creature in your graveyard. Adding a sac outlet such as Ashnods can create a dies loop of Lark and Guide. Combine this loop with one of Cutthroat/Artist/Celebrant/Vindictive to make all your opponents lose all life and you gain life. Lark can reanimate any one or more of these aristocrats which is great interaction. Teysa makes Lark's leave the battlefield trigger better since if Lark leaves the battlefield as a result of it dying then it triggers Teysa letting you reanimate four creatures with power 2 or less.

Pawn of Ulamog and Grim Haruspex are two good budget three drops to consider adding. Both have great interaction with Teysa and creatures that die. Viscera Seer and Carrion Feeder are one drop budget sac outlets; very good as enablers with all the cards that care about creatures dying.

Good luck with your deck.

hungry000 on B Zombies: Fear the Horde

1 week ago

Sorry to butt in, but for a low-to-the-ground aggro zombies deck I would keep Diregraf Ghoul in. 1 mana for a 2/2 is a good rate, you want low cost creatures to flood the board with, and it gets pumped by the zombie lords so it's still fine later in the game. Here are some specific suggestions for upgrades once you get a budget for them:

Doomed Dissenter / Blood Scrivener --> Gravecrawler ( Dread Wanderer for budget)

Diabolic Tutor / Read the Bones --> Cryptbreaker (card advantage that gets buffed and makes more creatures)

Tattered Mummy --> Graveyard Marshal

Liliana's Elite / Khenra Eternal --> Relentless Dead (4 Khenras or Highborn Ghoul are fine too)

Some other cards you could look at are Diregraf Colossus , Undead Warchief , and Dark Salvation (it's probably worth playing Salvation in place of Murder ). Also, as a general tip, tribal creature decks don't play many non-creatures--around 6 at the most. Cutting some of those spells in favor of more lords would increase the efficiency and power of your deck.

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Diabolic Tutor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.13%

Black: 0.76%

Rakdos: 0.61%

Golgari: 0.33%

U/B (Dimir): 1.08%

W/B (Orzhov): 0.59%

RBW (Mardu): 0.5%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.44%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.49%