Diabolic Intent

Diabolic Intent

Sorcery

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

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Planeshift (PLS) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pauper EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Diabolic Intent occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

Black: 0.48%

Golgari: 0.54%

WB (Orzhov): 0.69%

Rakdos: 0.21%

Diabolic Intent Discussion

golgarigirl on Meren, The Grave Walker

1 week ago

There are some non-budget upgrades you could make if you're looking to go all-in on the deck, but these are just generically good Golgari things... Abrupt Decay and Assassin's Trophy are top-tier removal, extra tutors if you want to lean on your combos like Demonic Tutor, Entomb, and Diabolic Intent, and smoothing out the manabase with fetches, Overgrown Tomb, and Phyrexian Tower. I think multimedia handled a lot of the cheaper upgrades above.

Pelegos on X Games plus 1

2 weeks ago

Have you considered Pemmin's Aura as a back-up for Freed from the Real?

Similarly, some of your instant-speed spells have X-cost spells that are comparable, for example Counter Spells (Broken Ambitions, Condescend and Syncopate).

Finally, have you considered some additional tutors to pull Freed from the Real more frequently? Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Diabolic Revelation just for starters?

SuperNorst420 on Edgar Markov

2 weeks ago

Last_Laugh Wow, that is wonderful. I will look to add Reconnaissance immediately. I also immediately loved Cover of Darkness, didn't know about it at all as well. I was actually considering adding Jet Medallion to add instead of more mana rocks, but your way is probably more competitive. I had a few of the other cards on my mind as well. Can't ever refuse good old Necropotence when it is viable. Then I am just missing my 3 dual lands for this deck. I should have realized Diabolic Intent would have worked nicely in this deck. I actually have an Imperial Seal that I could move over if I really wanted to be competitive, I just don't typically move alot of cards between decks like that.

Last_Laugh on Edgar Markov

2 weeks ago

Not too shabby but I do have a few suggestions. I'll try to break it down by category.

Necessities: Reconnaissance (2nd post below entirely for this card), Cordial Vampire, and Purphoros, God of the Forge

Vampire Nocturnus Enablers: Necropotence, Viscera Seer, Diabolic Intent, and the rest of your off color fetches.

Finishers: Mirror Entity and Cover of Darkness. I really don't like Door of Destinies here because it does nothing for your current board and costs a ton of mana for an aggro deck.

Board Protection: Boros Charm and Scapegoat. Scapegoat helps pseudo dodge exile, tuck, -X-X, sac, and other hard to dodge wraths, and it doubles as a finisher with Purphoros out.

Ramp: Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Hierarchy, and Fellwar Stone.

Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down, I can help suggest a few cuts beyond Door of Destinies. Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

awesomeatm on Kaalia's Wrath

2 weeks ago

Rri's Greasy Suggestions

My understanding of the deck is that it's essentially a Sneak Attack style deck - put creatures in and muck face. The main goal with these suggestions is to get Kaalia of the Vast out by turn 2 or 3 and put more relevant threats down! Apologies if this isn't the most organized, but hope it helps.

Creatures:

Akroma, Angel of Fury - literally a 6/6 with firebreathing 90% of the time
Emeria Shepherd - even you complain about this one.
Kaalia, Zenith Seeker - Yes flavour, but fricken goofy card
Kambal, Consul of Allocation - What does gaining life do for you? I would only run him if you ran necropotence or equivalent
Mana-Charged Dragon - Nobody is paying into that lmao
Rakdos the Defiler - I get that you have big balls, but he's pretty much single use - I enjoy the meme though.
Iroas, God of Victory - I understand that he lets Kaalia get through, but that wouldn't be a problem if you could just get her out earlier.
Angel of Deliverance - If you're getting delirium with this deck at it's present state I'm super impressed.
Sorin, Grim Nemesis - There is better ways to draw cards and you can't cheat him into play

Lands:

Karoo Lands: They are decent, but you're missing out on precious early mana when you run them.
Nephalia Academy - This is the most Cam card I have ever seen, run Rogue's Passage if you want colourless utility.
Vivid Meadow: Again slow, run a City of Ass in this slot

Artifacts:

Armillary Sphere - If you are hell bent on this effect, run a Thaumatic Compass  Flip
Darksteel Ingot - 2 mana artifacts are way better for a turn 3 Kaalia.
Sunforger - Personally this doesn't do it for me, super mana intensive for the effect, especially when you have black for tutoring/card draw.

Instant and Sorceries

Mortify - Hello Anguished Unmaking, Vindicate or Generous Gift would like a word.
Tragic Slip - Despark seems a lot better!!

Enchantments

Ghostly Prison - You have fatties to smack people in face, if they swing at you, swing at them harder - or block :^)
Aura of Silence - You aren't on the stax path my son and you can find more efficient instant speed removal!
Akroma's Vengeance - Austere Command
Diabolic Tutor - Demonic Tutor
Orim's Thunder & Return to Dust - I would suggest just running a less expensive removal, or more flexible removal eg. Disenchant or Chaos Warp

Strategy:

I would suggest cards that more aggressively use your life total, you're playing an agro strategy and want to be firing on all cylinders!!

Card Draw and Tutoring

Necropotence - Draw a shit ton of cards, and more selection of what you want to put down with Kaalia.
Painful Truths, Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper - Efficient card draw!
Faithless Looting, Tormenting Voice, Thrill of Possibility - Slot in these if you are planning on going a stronger recursion route.
Wishclaw Talisman - Fun tutor!
Enlightened Tutor - Finds you boots, sword, or whatever else you may need.
Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor - Need I say more?
Gamble - Put all your money on red lmao
Mausoleum Secrets & Diabolic Intent – Conditional Tutors which seem decent in this deck.

Creatures

Vilis, Broker of Blood - This card is insane, especially when you get to cheat him out.
Razaketh, the Foulblooded - Turns Kaalia into a huge toolbox, also really strong in the recursion route.
Archfiend of Despair - Doubles damage!!
Rakdos, Lord of Riots - Reduces the cost of your big creatures, letting you actually play them after you swing.
Sire Of Insanity - Discarding everyone's hand is pretty good for you, as this deck should be pretty good at top decking.
Scourge of the Throne & Hellkite Charger - More combat - wins with Sword of Feast and Famine!!
Resolute Archangel - A lot of the cards I'm suggesting are pretty hard your life total, resetting to 40 with a Necropotence out is pretty gross.

Kaalia Tings

Sneak Attack - Does pretty much the same thing as Kaalia.
Karmic Guide, Reya Dawnbringer, Primevals' Glorious Rebirth, Animate Dead, Living Death, Phyrexian Reclamation - Recursion is super strong, plus you run a shit ton of legendaries for rebirth. As an aside, Leonin Relic-Warder gives infinite ETB with Animate Dead - something to keep in mind.
Legion's Initiative - Pretty flexible protection, also making Kaalia a 3/3 is pretty relevant.
Aggravated Assault - Even more combat, wins you the game with Sword of Feast and Famine.
Kaya's Ghostform - Leave it and forget it protection for Kaalia.

Mana

Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Conviction, Fellwar Stone - even potentially Mind Stone - 2 mana rocks are super good as they enable the turn 3 Kaalia.
Wayfarer's Bauble - An all star, also Kaalia turn 3.
Lotus Petal - SPEEDY
Nyx Lotus or Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx - A lot of your creatures have super high devotion, take advantage of that.
Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, Sulfurous Springs, Sacred Foundry, Godless Shrine, Blood Crypt, Luxury Suite, Exotic Orchard, City of Brass, Rugged Prairie, Fetid Heath, Silent Clearing, Sunbaked Canyon, Tainted Field - or even more basics: Untapped coloured lands!!

WalkingIllusion on Elenda, the First Vampire

2 weeks ago

Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile are the best removal in the GAME, regardless if you don't get the death trigger with Elenda YOU RUN THESE TWO CARDS IN EVERY DECK THAT IS WHITE!

So when you run black you run multiple tutors otherwise you are playing the color wrong, you have vampiric tutor which im proud of you that you have it in the deck but please consider one to two more tutors Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Grim Tutor or worse case scenario at least Diabolic Tutor...

You could run more blood artist triggering cards like Falkenrath Noble, Bastion of Remembrance, Vindictive Vampire or Zulaport Cutthroat.

You don't need Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless to go infinite as stated above by you and players can respond to the stack if you are playing against good magic players. You could just sac a creature and get a blood artist trigger to go off with sanguine bond/exquisite blood combo then if they respond to the trigger you can just do it again and win; easier and better in EVERY way... those two spells are horrible filler. Bishop of Binding, Pitiless Pontiff, Sorin Markov, Syphon Mind, Go for the Throat, Mortify are cards that I feel like they fall in the same category as being filler.

Other interesting cards you might want to consider. Liliana, Dreadhorde General, Aetherflux Reservoir, Return to Dust, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Bloodcrazed Paladin, Captivating Vampire, Kindred Dominance, Living Death, Phyrexian Reclamation, Generous Gift, and Grand Abolisher.

That's all I got for you on the top of my head, gl on your deck!

smilodex on Strawberry Lavender Hermit

3 weeks ago

Cool list but why no Demonic Tutor or Diabolic Intent? Or Splinter Twin, Village Bell-Ringer and Hyrax Tower Scout to add more combo pieces.

multimedia on Vampiric Eminence (Budget)

3 weeks ago

Hey, for upgrades you can never go wrong with getting Fetch lands because they're going to retain their value and are some of the most wanted cards for decks in all of Magic. Bloodstained Mire and Polluted Delta are two of the three least expensive Fetch lands and they can go in many different decks you make because any multicolored manabase can use them.

Phyrexian Altar and Demonic Tutor or Diabolic Intent are three other upgrades of cards that will also retain their value while being able to be used in many decks you make. If you have a Demonic it goes in any Commander deck that you make that has black. Intent is a less expensive, but still very good. Altar is going up in price so if you're going to get it now is the time.

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