Diabolic Tutor

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CMT) 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
Eighth Edition (8ED) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon

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Diabolic Tutor

Sorcery

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

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Diabolic Tutor Discussion

usaDiabetic on Alesha Who Frowns at lack of synergy and direction

2 days ago

Also going the combo route, you probably want tutors like Diabolic Tutor Vampiric Tutor(non budget) and Sidisi, Undead Vizier or Rune-Scarred Demon / razaketh, the foulblooded .

Sorry for all the posts, doing this from my phone.

usaDiabetic on Obzedat, Demonic Vampire

4 days ago

I would reccomend some tutors like Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor(non budget), and Sidisi, Undead Vizier.

Also maybe Lightning Greaves for protection and haste.

Derpsofdoom on The Ur-Dragon Initiative

4 days ago

Hey everybody, it has been a little while since my last post, but I am here to answer everybody's questions and clear up any confusion. So without further ado, lets start another dissertation.

@MadDogLai: I am well aware of the worldgorger combo, and have been considering it for a while. If combined with something like the Elemental Bond and Temur Ascendancy, then that also means you have infinite draw to go with that infinite mana. You would essentially win the game right there at that point so I have been really considered putting that combo in.

@Rabid_Wombat: Yeah, more rocks the better. decided to not go with paradox engine, but have been considering getting some new cards, in fact, I already have some on the way. Sadly, the Mana Crypt that I really want is not in said package. I also wouldn't mind owning a Mox Diamond as well. Those two are great cards. I am a little hesitant on Lion's Eye Diamond because it is a sac affect and well price. Those three all together are over $200. think I will start with just getting my Mana Crypt as a start and keep building up from there.

@potatopotatopotato: Yeah, I know that top tier competitive commander decks all have a low average cmc and are generally not built around attacking. I get that, but, I still feel there is a way to do it. I believe any deck can be competitive if build correctly. Maybe cards don't exist for said competitive version yet, maybe they do and nobody has built it yet. Doesn't mean I can't stop trying. So while your opinion is valid, I will continue with how I want to play and make my damn best attempt at this deck for competitive. Thank you for your advice, and if you have any insights on the deck, I will be more than happy to hear about it.

@Forkbeard: I am glad you enjoyed the deck, it has been a labor of love for quite sometime and I am happy to see how far it has come. So on the thought of Sarkhan's Triumph, I like it, but it is a 3 mana specific tutor. We run Demonic Tutor for the reason that it searches for any card. Which with that in mind, I would think of running another card that adds any card to hand like Demonic tutor does. Cards that come to mind are Beseech the Queen, Diabolic Tutor, Grim Tutor, or even Enlightened Tutor. There also the tutors that put cards on top of the deck, like Vampiric Tutor. I think the ability to search for any card is just arguably more powerful than going for a dragon. The deck also might need more draw power, so I think adding something like Fact or Fiction or Treasure Cruise could be happening. I am also having a hard time fitting any more tutor like cards into the deck right now.

@BrettonTheKid: I personally like Dragonlord Kolaghan. She is great, and it is fine even if the last ability is dead in the water. She is cheaper than Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, and does the same thing as him without stealing dragons, which if your opponents don't play dragons, is also a dead in the water ability. My playgroups also play a lot of clone affects, so I would end up losing all of my dragons and would die right there on the spot. I do run Homeward Path in the event my stuff does get stolen, but that is one card out of 99. I will not deny though, that Karrthus is a great dragon and was something I did consider. So on to the next part, how is Deathrite Shaman out of place. We get a mana dork that comes out turn 1, can use any of the 10 fetch lands that I have used, or any of the ones that an opponent uses (remember, he can target any graveyard), and he can screw with graveyard decks. Gotten stuck in an infinite loop with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed's undying affect? Guess what, Deathrite Shaman just exiled the creature that was going infinite with the undying affect from Mikaeus. In the words of a friend of mine, Deathrite Shaman is a 1 mana planeswalker essentially.

@Dragonstompy: I am very glad that you enjoy the decklist. It has been fun, but improvements can always be made. In my testing for Rhystic Study, It never comes out. This card stays in the deck and should probably never be removed. It is just so good for drawing. Most competitive decks aren't going to let a rhystic study slow down there progress towards winning so you will be drawing off of that. Some of the time, it will be a lot of cards. If they pay for the study, then they are slowing down their progress which is also something you want. People don't want the dragons to explode, but they also don't want to slow down. Rhystic Study contains only downsides for the opponents and we spent 3 mana for it. I have also considered adding Phyrexian Arena as an extra draw source for the deck along with Rhystic Study. Would certainly never cut the study though. As for Broodmate Dragon, for 6 mana (5 with The Ur-Dragon commander), I just don't think he does enough for the deck. He does give a total power of 8 across two creatures, but I think I would rather spend that mana someplace else. To me, something like Hellkite Tyrant is just so much better. It is a matter of personal opinion, but I can see his appeal for the double enter battlefield triggers with say Scourge of Valkas or Dragon Tempest.

Alright people, that is my lengthy explanations. There will be another update coming here soon. As I mentioned earlier, got new cards coming in, and hopefully they speed up the deck further. One of the new cards being Carpet of Flowers and with most generals using blue in some way, this means only straight profit/value out of this card. Anyway, have a great day everyone and stay safe.

Holmhollow on The Markov Aristocracy

5 days ago

Also, yes, I know Vampiric Tutor isn't in there yet. Budgetary reasons. If I ever feel like dropping some more cash on this deck, Vampiric Tutor and Nirkana Revenant are going to be my first inclusions.

As for tutors, the deck isn't necessarily a combo deck but it does contain a few combo pieces as alternate win cons. Sometimes you just need a combat trick, or a board wipe, or protection against a board wipe. I'm still looking at Beseech the Queen and Diabolic Tutor as well. I feel like 3-4 tutors is more than enough, and if you're ever lucky enough to have Sidisi, a sac outlet and Phyrexian Reclamation on the board, you can just find whatever anytime.

DrukenReaps on Not usually a big spender...

6 days ago

miracleHat Thanks for the run down on lands.

As for budget fixes I have been playing the deck for close to 6 months except for a small interruption where I was silly enough to try out o-kagachi. I already own everything in the deck currently. My interest is in spending more money on it not less. Might replace Diabolic Tutor with Diabolic Intent though. That is a good upgrade but I really like the chandra/liliana art on diabolic tutor...

ghoul_Legion on Black Eldrazi Tron

6 days ago

Kinda budget:

You need 4x Thought-Knot Seer

3-4x Reality Smasher

1-2xEndbringer

Dismember instead of Diabolic Tutor

Non Budget:1x Wurmcoil Engine

1x Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

2-3x Karn Liberated

2 All Is Dust

4x Walking Ballista

What you should remove:I'm a big fan of Memoricide and Sadistic Sacrament but most of the time it's not usefull in most games.

Silent Skimmer

Watchers of the Dead

Diabolic Tutor

Battle at the Bridge is fine but Dismember is better

Dash Hopes will never do what you want it to do.

Doom Blade should be Fatal Push or budget Go for the Throat depending on your local meta

Hope this helps!

TearsInRain23 on Mardu Vampiric Masquerade

1 week ago

You would benefit from a Land Tax and/ or Oblation for land fetching. I would also recommend Liliana of the Dark Realms if you're running 50% or more swamps.

Tutor effects like Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Cruel Tutor, Razaketh's Rite, and Dark Petition are also useful in deck consistency.

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