Diabolic Tutor

Diabolic Tutor


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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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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer 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

Diabolic Tutor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.13%

Black: 0.76%

Rakdos: 0.61%

Golgari: 0.33%

UB (Dimir): 1.08%

WB (Orzhov): 0.59%

RBW (Mardu): 0.5%

WUB (Esper): 0.44%

UBR (Grixis): 0.49%

Diabolic Tutor Discussion

Cravv on The Mimeoplasm [Competitive] EDH

22 hours ago

This is not competetive. Deck that plays Diabolic Tutor and Explosive Vegetation kind of cards will never be competetive. Its ok for casual edh, but you should visit cEDH reddit, before naming your deck competetive.

Shyachi33 on Reanimate Korvold

1 week ago

Wishclaw Talisman > Scheming Symmetry you should never be helping someone in cedh with a tutor like Scheming. but wishclaw at least lest you pop off on your turn without someone tutoring a counterspell to stop you.

Gamble > Diabolic Tutor diabolic tutor is just bad, 4 mana to tutor something is really bad unless it's letting cheat mana cost somewhere else, like Natural Order

unless you add more discard synergy, i would cut Sire Of Insanity and Protean Hulk you don't have a consistent way to dump them in the gy to cheat their cost. i would even consider cutting Mikaeus too, as it is one of the more expensive ways to activate your persist combo.

and since you're going for the persist combo it looks like: Putrid Goblin is a decent plan B if murderous redcap is off the table. Grumgully, the Generous is probably the better replacement to mikaeus. and with that said, Goblin Recruiter becomes a great line to get your persist combo if Korvold is out. top to bottom: Dockside Extortionist, Vexing Shusher (if you need the protection), grumgully, Skirk Prospector, and putrid goblin or the redcap.

i highly recommend Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast just for some interactions. it's a good way to shoot rhystic study at the least, but you can protect your fairly fragile persist combo as well. unless you're magically playing in a meta without any blue, which for cEDH standards is absurd.

also some other cheap ways to draw cards is also something i noticed this deck missing, all you really have is library, dark confidant, and Korvold himself. decent add-ons are: Oakhame Adversary, Mindblade Render, Azra Oddsmaker, or Runic Armasaur

if you end up cutting all the top end (cmc 5+) cards out, you can also add in ad nauseum for a very strong draw power.

psionictemplar on liquimetal

1 week ago

So I understand the concept of what you are going for here, but I don't understand a lot of the choices you have. Are you just trying to pull this off for kicks? Seems hard given that lot of land bases have snow and regular versions of basics, not to mention shocklands and other utility lands. Gonna need to get all your splinters to be getting the job done. Gotta say though, the Infernal Tutor is an interesting way to make that happen.

Here are my thoughts on trying to make this a little more competitive.

  1. Change Diabolic Tutor to Mastermind's Acquisition. Same cost and lets you get things from a sideboard.

2.Panoptic Mirror Why wouldn't you want to splinter combo every turn?

  1. Adding Karn, the Great Creator. Shuts off your opponents artifacts and lets you tutor for other cards like Ensnaring Bridge to help keep you in the game.

I have several other ideas if you are legitimately looking to improve this deck. Just let me know if budget will be a concern.

JRaynor on Edgar Markov

1 week ago

You're not the first one to misread Kaya's Wrath. It's a common mistake.

Another easy upgrade would be changing Murder to Anguished Unmaking. It's not only strictly better, but it's also on theme!

If you are considering what cards to remove, Diabolic Tutor is an easy elimination. You're not all in on combo here so dropping it in favor of one of your maybes isn't unreasonable at all, especially since you have Demonic Tutor.

Regarding your ramp package, I meant add the Talismans alongside your Signets. 2CMC ramp is the most effective time to cast your ramp. Higher CMC ramp generally needs to be synergistic or really good for some other reason. In this case, I'd probably swap out Caged Sun and Commander's Sphere for the two Talismans. Commander's Sphere is fine here, but I think both Talismans are better. C-Sphere really comes into its own in a deck where you can recur it for value. Caged Sun is great too, but this is a 3-color deck so its effect is weakened a bit, and it's also 6 mana so it's not really ramping you when you need it the most either. Black Market is similar in effect but I think it works better with Edgar. Ultimately, I think you'll have a smoother experience playing a few more 2-cmc ramp cards, but play the cards you Want to play.

Finally, don't worry about the competitive scene. Edgar is definitely a capable and powerful commander and you have a pretty solid deck built around him so you'll see success in games pretty often in a normal meta. Competitive is a different scene altogether, where decks are expected to be online and winning by turns 3-4. It's not something you get into without everyone in your group also planning to build decks that operate that way, or it just doesn't work.

LeonSpires on Minotaur Tribal

1 week ago

Spell_Slam there's no such thing as too many Nehebs. Yeah I would like to add Neheb, the Eternal and Tahngarth, Talruum Hero to the deck when I can pick them up (they are not the cheapest foils out there). But that begs the question should I be running Aggravated Assault for the infinite combat potential with Neheb, the Eternal?

As far as cuts, I think I would want to cut Kragma Butcher and Pitiless Vizier as I feel like they are the weakest link in the deck. I would say some of the other discard Minotaur but I have a sort of self discard matters sub theme. I'm just hoping we get more cards like Faith of the Devoted and Glint-Horn Buccaneer down the road as well as better Minotaurs.

I saw Karplusan Minotaur when building the deck. He's really not for me. He feels too chaotic and I'm not a fan of letting opponents make decisions as most of the time I have found they are never in my favor. But that might be the cEDH player in me talking.

Citanul Flute in an interesting thought. I used to run it in cEDH Arcum Dagsson before the Paradox Engine banning, R.I.P. I'm not sure it works well here as there isn't a way to cheat it in and only tutors the Minotaurs to hand. Honestly I would rather run Diabolic Tutor if I felt I needed another tutor for the deck.

Thanks for taking a look at the deck and for the suggestions. I'm glad you like the concept, build, and the alters. The alters certainly took some time to do. But I think they were well worth the effort.

Yarok on Self Treestruct

1 week ago

Looks great, try putting in tutors. A few of my personal favorites are Diabolic Tutor (Because Demonic tutor is not legal, but it is ok), Diabolic Revelation(For multiple cards), and Clutch of the Undercity(It will search for any card with cmc 4, like tree or starts). Hope this can help. You can use these cards to tutor for the tree, one with the stars, and any other important card of your game plan.

Scytec on The Manhattan Project

2 weeks ago

This looks pretty fun, I personally prefer Meren of Clan Nel Toth, but Jarad is also an excellent Golgari commander. For self mill, I am a fan of Stitcher's Supplier and Satyr Wayfinder with a fair amount of recursion ability. Also, if you have one laying around, Meren would slot in here as well just as a good recursion piece. Diabolic Intent would be an excellent tutor for you over Diabolic Tutor. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is similarly good. I have to add in a Nighthowler mention because I absolutely love that card. :p Keep up the awesome work. Good luck!

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