Diabolic Revelation or Rune-Scarred Demon?

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Posted on May 10, 2024, 11:39 p.m. by DemonDragonJ

I have a copy of Diabolic Revelation in my Sen Triplets EDH deck, although I am considering replacing it with a copy of Rune-Scarred Demon, since I like having a powerful 6/6 creature with flying, which I could potentially summon repeatedly, to use its ability multiple times.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I replace Diabolic Revelation with Rune-Scarred Demon, or keep the sorcery in that deck?

RiotRunner789 says... #2

How many times has Diabolic Revelation netted you 3+ cards? Did you win the same or next turn? How many times has it been a dead card or only netted 1 or 2 cards?

7 mana is also a lot for a tutor. Does your deck have decent recursion? Can you play Entomb then Reanimate?

In a vacuum, I'd go with the demon but personally I'd play a mana rock or some synergy piece over expensive tutors.

May 13, 2024 8:56 a.m.

I’m generally going to go with a permanent over a sorcery/instant... like, to a fault. This is likely why I don’t win more than ten games each year, so you may not want to follow my lead.

May 13, 2024 10:02 a.m.

DreadKhan says... #4

I have Diabolic Revelation in one deck atm, it's purpose in that deck is to generate card advantage, usually for the next turn. In that role I find the card quite satisfactory, and I wouldn't be as happy with a Rune-Scarred Demon because it doesn't generate card advantage the same way, and the body created probably wouldn't be impactful enough for the mana. I think if you have reanimation or flicker effects then the Demon will almost certainly play better. TBH I don't think either card is a 'good' card, but either can provide a high cost tutor effect (which is desirable in certain metas), one can provide significant card advantage while the other is stapled to a 6/6 flying body. If you ever find yourself wanting to cast Revelation where X < 3 I would cut it, Diabolic Tutor is actively clowned on, and Revelation is much worse Diabolic Tutor if X = 1. I think the nicest utility for the Demon is actually that you can use it as a blocker to hopefully last until your next turn (so you can win), casting Revelation will attract even more attention while providing no blockers.

May 14, 2024 6:36 p.m.

Niko9 says... #5

Hmm, I think in general I'd say Rune-Scarred Demon is better, but in your deck you have a lot of interaction and a lot of cards that are good for specific situations, and I actually think Diabolic Revelation might be better to set up multiple plays, or get something to counter another player and something to further your board at the same time.

I almost hate to suggest it because it may be too mean, but what do you think about something like Overburden or Mana Breach to load up opponent's hands with lands? Expel from Orazca is a favorite card of mine and might also work, return a card you want to play with Sen, or if in ascend, then it's brutal because you remove a threat and screw up their next draw.

Also, there's no way it works, but Patron of the Moon doesn't work with Sen Triplets does it? It does say your hand, so I assume you can't play lands with patron from an opponent's hand, but maybe? It would just be a fun play to bounce lands back to their hand and then jam them out on your field. Doubt it works, but hey, the patron kami's will get their day!

May 15, 2024 4:41 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #6

Most of the users here seem to be suggestion that I use the demon, and I agree with them, but I simply wished for reassurance, so I shall make that change, since Diabolic Revelation is a nice card, but I would need to spend at least 2 mana, ideally at least 3 mana, on to truly receive good value from the spell, which may leave me with no mana to cast any of the cards that I find, whereas the demon shall provide me with a sizeable creature for attacking and blocking while I wait for my next turn, on which I can cast the card that I found, presuming that I do not have sufficient mana to cast it, on the same turn that I find it.

RiotRunner789, my Sen Triplets deck does not have major focus on reanimating creatures, as it is a control deck, so I shall need large and powerful creatures to protect myself while I assemble my forces and then finish off my opponents, once I have sufficiently established my presence in the game.

May 19, 2024 4:23 p.m.

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