Diaochan, Artful Beauty


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander's Arsenal Rare
Portal Three Kingdoms Rare

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Diaochan, Artful Beauty

Legendary Creature — Human Advisor

: Destroy target creature of your choice, then destroy target creature of an opponent's choice. Play this ability only during your turn, before attackers are declared.

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Diaochan, Artful Beauty Discussion

HorusTheFirstAndOnly on E Pluribus Tyrannus

2 weeks ago

I love it! Now I want to build something like this.

How about Humble Defector or Diaochan, Artful Beauty or even Starke of Rath for further political elements?

Panas on Best Commanders for Politics

1 month ago

Wow! That's some opposition you have in your pod!

You've given us no info on what kind of colours you enjoy playing, but I do get you like politics, manipulating your opponents and winning :p

There are many political commanders, like Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer or Zedruu the Greathearted. Problem is, people don't like blue players (in my group at least) and Zedruu is well known for his power once he gets going so I tend to get focused hard when playing with my bad santa...

I've found that one of the most fun, sublimely political generals out there is Gahiji, Honored One! He is naya colours, so you get good ramp, good removal, good pillowfort-y cards and access to some really strong political pieces (sfr: Diaochan, Artful Beauty!). Also some of the best token generators to go wide and abuse Gahiji's ability.

So yeah! I would suggest looking at Gahiji, Honored One, and the curses in red (Curse of Bloodletting), green (Curse of Predation) and white (Curse of Exhaustion) to make a brew that specifically paints targets on your opponents heads :p

If you wanted to, I could make a list to give you some ideas :)

libraryjoy on Help me make the ultimate chaos EDH!

1 month ago

For lands, you could also go with the tri-colored lands from Khans of Tarkir and Shards of Alara.

Diaochan, Artful Beauty, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Rhystic Study, and Chromatic Lantern are your biggest budget offenders if you don't already own them, so look at replacing those first.

nobu_the_bard on Fun: where to start?

2 months ago

Norin the Wary likes stuff like Confusion in the Ranks, Impact Tremors, Pandemonium, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Warstorm Surge (things that can benefit from his constant triggers).

The decks often include a lot of chaos stuff too, like KIngWiggins suggested, maybe Possibility Storm or sillier stuff like Goblin Game (not a lot of stuff at that level of silly though).

Maybe a Reverberate variant or two also, but you need to not use too many of these unless you're bringing a lot of your own stuff to copy in the deck. You'll never get to target some goofball's Time Stretch with your Wild Ricochet if you don't include Wild Ricochet, after all!

Personally I'd like some political stuff like Diaochan, Artful Beauty, Humble Defector, Assault Suit, Avarice Amulet, Throne of the High City (and maybe Homeward Path or Brand heh) but that's just me. Not everyone enjoys that stuff.

DemonDragonJ on List of Commanders by Home ...

3 months ago

Now that WotC's Commander products are an annual product (I still refer to the format itself as Elder Dragon Highlander/EDH, because I was introduced to it by that name), I wish to make a list of all the legendary creatures, or commanders, who have appeared in those sets, by plane of origin.

I shall be including both new legendary creatures introduced in those sets, as well as previous cards that were reprinted in those sets (which includes Commander's Arsenal), but I will not include legendary creatures that have not been printed in a Commander set, even if other creatures from their plane have been in those sets. I shall first list the planes known to be home to at least one commander, alphabetically by name, and then list each commander from that plane, alphabetically by name. If a commander is from a specific region or belongs to a specific faction on that plane, I shall list that region or faction in parenthesis after their name.

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What does everyone else think of this list? It took a great amount of time to write this list, so I hope that you appreciate it. I would not at all be surprised to learn that I mistakenly listed a commander's home plane as unknown, when it is actually known, so please let me know if I made any mistakes, and I also shall add new legendary creatures to this list whenever WotC releases a new Commander set.

joecool1299 on Let's build around Unplayable Commanders; ...

3 months ago

RazortoothMtg Bad day?

But without portal we wouldn't have such fun cards like Imperial Seal and Sylvan Tutor.

Although let's be fair Wood Elves and Diaochan, Artful Beauty are also from portal. Don't burn my favorite red control general.

dlamars Huh. Never seen that before. I don't know if it slots here but I'll remember that. Thanks!

hardhitta71194 on Kill 'em, then sweep 'em under the RUG

3 months ago

This is the first time I've seen Diaochan, Artful Beauty! Wow. That's very strange. Pretty awesome though.

You could always throw in Fog Bank and give it shroud for some near unstoppable defense.

Looks badass as usual! You don't seem to ever run out of ideas!

Firebones675 on Gahiji Politics

3 months ago

For me, part of politics is manipulation. Knowing who to make friends with and who to piss off. Even more important than that is learning how to turn other players against eachother. Here are a few politics cards I like.

Diaochan, Artful Beauty: In a multiplayer game you turn to someone and say " Let's make a deal, See that guy over there? I'll kill one of his creatures if you kill the other"

Spurnmage Advocate can return a much needed board wipe to a players hand while destroying the creature attacking him.

Pay attention to effects like Captive Flame. Remind people that it can target creatures other than yours and tell them that depending on who they attack, you don't mind putting a few mana into it. People also forget that you can pump a creature to make 2 creatures trade in combat. If neither is yours, it's a win-win

Rite of the Raging Storm can lower player's life totals pretty quickly.

I also like casting Bitter Feud on 2 players and see how they react.

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