Diabolic Intent

Diabolic Intent


As an additional cost to play Diabolic Intent, sacrifice a creature.

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

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Diabolic Intent Discussion

solterranean on Lathril (94%) let’s get 95!

2 weeks ago

If you're looking to speed the deck up, I'd consider adding: Elves of Deep Shadow, Birds of Paradise, Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, Boreal Druid, Elvish Pioneer and the all-mighty Deathrite Shaman. For those, I'd look at cutting: Kodama's Reach, Rampant Growth, Elfhame Druid, Farhaven Elf, Jaspera Sentinel, Llanowar Visionary, and Springbloom Druid. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds is an amazing card, just not sure if it belongs here, maybe replace it with Elvish Guidance. There's also always Heritage Druid,

And hey, if you've got a Gaea's Cradle, Crop Rotation is a must (and its slower cousin, Sylvan Scrying, which also makes Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx a good add. More ($$$$) lands to consider would be: Cavern of Souls and Yavimaya Hollow. Other utility lands you might want to check out would be: Emergence Zone, Nurturing Peatland, Castle Garenbrig, and Wirewood Lodge.

If you've got the funds and are looking to get those last few % points in your ramp package, take a look at: Carpet of Flowers and Jeweled Lotus.

For card advantage, yeah I agree that Glimpse of Nature and Oakhame Adversary are good options, along with Sylvan Library, Necropotence, and Dark Confidant if you've got the $$ and looking to get as close to 100% as possible. Regal Force is a non-elf that's essential in elf decks. Some other options would be: Pact of the Serpent and Elvish Visionary. In terms of tutors, definitely consider: Chord of Calling, Eldritch Evolution, and maybe even Woodland Bellower and Fauna Shaman. Decks closer to CEDH would probably include: Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, and Survival of the Fittest. Also, Eternal Witness might be too good to not include, along with Noxious Revival. Patriarch's Bidding is a cheaper Haunting Voyage.

Card advantage cards you could consider cutting would be: Twinblade Assassins and Silhana Wayfinder.

In terms of removal, I think you'd want: Assassin's Trophy, Abrupt Decay, Nature's Claim and/or Force of Vigor, and Deadly Rollick. I also like Golgari Charm in more casual metas.

For elf synergy, along with Elvish Champion, I'd take a look at: Ezuri, Renegade Leader, Immaculate Magistrate

For utility, consider: Autumn's Veil, Veil of Summer, Vitalize, and the non-elves Scryb Ranger and Temur Sabertooth. Concordant Crossroads seems really good with Lathril too.

Hope this helps! Happy brewing

miracleHat on Pattern Recognition #220 - The …

1 month ago

For EDH specifically, 2 mana for artifact ramp is strong for following reasons:
can be cast off turn 1 mana positive mana rocks (Sol Ring etc.)
0 mana rocks (Mana Crypt)
multi mana lands (Gemstone Caverns and Ancient Tomb)
and other general fast mana spells (Dark Ritual / Simian Spirit Guide).

Also inclusionary is their preferred synergy with slower turn 1 ramp (Birds of Paradise/Deathrite Shaman) - both Arcane Signet and Gruul Signet result in (potential for) 2 extra mana to spend, whereas 3 mana only results in 1 extra mana to spend. This assumes turn 1 land/mana and turn 2 mana/spell. This can easily result in a Night's Whisper, Demonic Tutor, or Diabolic Intent (and any other 2 cmc non-black card I cannot recall), 2 lands, and 2 mana spells, all by turn 2.

Xenaphix02 on Elenda Deck Help

2 months ago

Esper Sintenel and Mentor of the meek aren't the best draw pieces when you have access to Black's card draw. Night's Whisper and Cemetery Reaper have a lot more to do with your strategy, though I might not run whisper either. I'd also look into more combo-y ways to win so you don't have to rely on swarms of tokens that usually take a long time to build up. But then, you might need more tutors and that's a really contentious discussion. Diabolic Intent is the most aristocrats themed tutor. Butcher of Malakir might synergize with your vampire sub-theme, but even still, it is a needlessly overpriced pay-off for what you're doing. Consider Grave Pact or Dictate of Erebos for cheaper effects, it definitely isn't too greedy to run both either. Secure the Wastes might be a bit better than Bitterblossom since you don't have to wait. Vito is generally a powerful effect that fits your vampire tribe, but you should consider cutting him to hone in on your aristocrats theme. In general you might also want to consider getting down to 34-32 lands, and adding something like Phyrexian Altar which also has a number of infinite combos.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa - Till Death Don't we Part

2 months ago

Ok, I'll try to leave my reasoning or experience with why I'm suggesting it.

Read the Bones - Single use draw here is underwhelming.

Bearer of the Heavens- At 10 mana this effect is overpriced. Jokulhaups if you really want this effect (granted it misses enchantments and walkers). I stopped running the effect because if I didn't tutor for it asap it felt like I was prolonging the game instead of making the optimal play EVERY game. It got old and felt kinda cheesy tbh.

3x lands - You've got a lower curve than I do and you also run 1 more piece of ramp with a good amount of card draw. Assuming your playgroup aren't nazis and do casual mulligans of course.

Herald of Secret Streams- I know this will sound weird, but you want to be clearing out some creatures in combat. The inevitable crackback after you smack someone for 15+ damage is much more severe otherwise. I've tried this card on 2 separate occasions because it seems like exactly what we'd want. I personally switched to Legion Loyalist and haven't looked back.

Grave Betrayal- Another card that does amazing things in Marchesa so this one is really your call. From personal experience it felt winmore at that point in the game and I'm really not sure I'd personally run it without Dictate of Erebos/Grave Pact.

Terminate/Bedevil - I've found boardwipes like Blasphemous Act, Damnation, and Last One Standing to be more helpful towards winning than spot removal. Enchantment removal is the exception here and Feed the Swarm and Chaos Warp are 100% needed.

Diabolic Tutor - Underwhelming when you have Demonic/Vampiric Tutors. Diabolic Intent on the other hand can be even better than Demonic Tutor here. I feel like this might just be a typo though.

Tales End - Never ran it but it feels like the weakest of your counter suite. Glen Elendra Archmage would better serve you and doubles as a combo piece with Mikaeus and any free sac outlet (infinite mana w/ Ashnod's Altar, infinite damage with Goblin Bombardment, and infinite discard with Sadistic Hypnotist).

Syr Konrad - Good card but at 5 mana there's better options.

Solemn Simulacrum - As a 4 drop he just feels clunky in the deck. I can't count the amount of times it just sat in my hand.

Teferi's Ageless Insight - I've admittedly never tried this card but I foresee it doing nothing and just sitting in your hand when you don't a draw engine to pair with it. Skullclamp might be the better answer here.

There's a few other cards I'm eyeballing as cuts but haven't personally tried. Things like Chainer because I find 4 drops to be a little clunky due costing the same as our commander. His recursion may be well worth it but I'd rather run Phyrexian Reclamation for the life loss. Rootwater Thief is another I'm eyeballing because he has to connect to trigger his ability... but if you see a lot of the same decks and are familiar with their combo pieces he could be an absolute stud.

Jabberjaw46 on Teysa High Queen of The Aristocrats

2 months ago

Bitterblossom is just absurd, I would cut Leonin Elder, I don't really see its synergy, but maybe I'm missing something.

The Meathook Massacre wow wizards is really pushing aristocrats

Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia wow another bitterblossom, but on a creature

Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder a personal favorite, I love the value he brings to a deck

Diabolic Intent this card is pretty good

Grim Haruspex card draw is the reason I live

Recruiter of the Guard can't find painter but it essentially is a body to sac that finds another body for free.

Luminous Broodmoth Double up on deaths, I know it doesnt synergize with Teysa's spirits but I still think it's worth it.

Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact Aristocratness

Cool deck though! I've only seen one Teysa deck and man did it put in work. The commander is pretty underwhelming at first glance, then suddenly you lose the game. Let me know if you have any questions!

bopple100 on

4 months ago

i would suggest adding more tutors. also get rid of your bad zombies as this is an infinite combo deck and not a zombie tribal deck. zombies is more the subtheme. if you want to go into the zombie tribal deck consider adding more lords like Death Baron and Lord of the Accursed. other than that I would add some more staples in black aristocrats like Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Viscera Seer, Bolas's Citadel, and Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact. Also just good black cards are Diabolic Intent, Necropotence, Carrion Feeder, Deadly Rollick, Grim Haruspex, Grim Tutor, Bastion of Remembrance, Butcher of Malakir, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Imperial Seal, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, and Decree of Pain. also Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion is a good combo. looks like a good idea but i would get rid of all those 1-2 mana zombies that have no effect of the game. enjoy the deck!

griffstick on Board state getting you down? Try Nukes!

4 months ago

I love it and hate it.

I think you should cut like half the board wipes. And add cards like Village Rites, Burnt Offering, Deadly Dispute, Altar's Reap, Costly Plunder, Diabolic Intent, Tormented Thoughts, Morbid Curiosity, Mind Extraction, Momentous Fall, Natural Order, Life's Legacy, Eldritch Evolution, Metamorphosis, and last consider Bonds of Mortality. All of these cards pair well with your cmdr. Meaning you'll need less board wipes as you will always have it in the command zone.

KBK7101 on Sengir and Kediss - Dark Privilege (v1.35)

4 months ago

Diamanacle - Sounds good! Looking forward to feedback. Cards that on the chopping block so far are Blood Pet, Greed, Demonic Vigor, Siege-Gang Commander and Torch Courier. Am probably gonna add Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Deadly Rollick and Shadowspear (which I forgot I had).

BPWyndon - Massacre Girl was in the deck while I was playtesting it before posting on here. She seems great, but whenever I add her to a deck I just end up flashing back using her on Arena with a board full of creatures and the resulting MASSIVE stack and it gives me a headache and I end up removing her. lol She definitely has potential though. I'll toss her on the maybeboard.

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