Devil's Play

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Sorin vs. Tibalt (DDK) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Devil's Play

Sorcery

Devil's Play deals X damage to target creature or player.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

Devil's Play Discussion

ElTacoDude on Mizzix V1

3 days ago

There are some better red X spells than Red Sun's Zenith and Demonfire in my opinion. I prefer Rolling Earthquake , Rolling Thunder and Devil's Play .

ZeroZolo on The paragon of magic

1 week ago

hkhssweiss what cards would you suggest I put in to help tune the deck then? I saw the card Blaze and that works just like a fireball for what I need. So from what I see stuff like Banefire , Comet Storm , Devil's Play and Electrodominance for those big final turn pushes. For defense I was thinking a lot of return spells such as AEtherspouts , Devastation Tide , Crush of Tentacles and Aether Gale please tell me what you think and if you have more ideas on how to help I would really like it.

Darth_Savage on too easy

1 month ago

First the bad news Avatar of Slaughter isn't modern legal, so unless you are just playing casually you can't really use it. Second your deck is sitting at 67 cards, which isn't ideal and some of those cards aren't that efficient, when you are playing a burn deck the idea is to deal as much damage as quickly as possible. To that end something like Quest for Pure Flame, The Flame of Keld or Pyromancer Ascension are better options than Guttersnipe or Embermaw Hellion. Cards like Lightning Greaves, Crimson Wisps, Renegade Tactics, or Citanul Flute don't really fit and Myr Welder is a worse Necrotic Ooze.

You might also want to use Koth of the Hammer as your plansewalker of choice here and Fireball, while an iconic name, isn't as good as Banefire, Demonfire or even Devil's Play. A last thought is something like Molten Vortex, since ideally your deck has a lower curve and you have spells to produce mana. I hope this is of some help, good luck with your brew.

Italian2stalian on Mizzix of the Izmagnus

3 months ago

Token generators for protection from attacks:Talrand, Sky Summoner and Docent of Perfection  Flip i would say are must haves, Metallurgic Summonings, Goblinslide, Young Pyromancer,Murmuring Mystic, Dragonmaster Outcast,are also good token makers.

Mana ramping for casting more: Seething Song, Mana Geyser, Brass's Bounty i think are must haves since they're all sorcery/instant so they can be effected by your commander to cast for less. Chandra, Torch of Defiance is a another good planeswalker to get mana and now you can have both planeswalkers out with the updated rules from August. You should add Vivid Creek to go with your vivid crag.

Dual Casting is nice to throw on a token, its a cheap way to copy a spell especially mana spells.Cast Through Time, and Swarm Intelligence are also good copy casters.

Other cards to lower casting costs: Primal Amulet  Flip is a must since it lowers cost of ins/sorc and then it transforms when you want to get a land that can copy a spell. Arcane Melee, Seal of the Guildpact, Ruby Medallion,Sapphire Medallion,Jace's Sanctum are also nice.

Cards that damage opponents: Electrostatic Field and Sphinx-Bone Wand i think are must haves since they deal damage for every inst/sorc casted. Banefire, Devil's Play are great since they have the (x) in the cmc which is great for mizzix since it counts towards what you want (x) to be and you can always get an extra counter for mizzex.

Merchant Scroll is a decent tutor

Protection: Propaganda, Wild Ricochet are great, Tablet of the Guilds is a good way for lifegain that red/blue lacks.Ionize is a great counter.

Great staples: Charmbreaker Devils is a must have for the returning of inst/sorc alone. Crackling Drake can get huge power. Hypersonic Dragon casting sorcery at instant speed is great. Structural Collapse destroy a land and deal damage, and if copy it, who wouldn't want that, besides your enemies of coarse.

Wincons: Reiterate + Turnabout and Grand Architect + Pili-Pala are infinite mana combos, add Past in Flames or any damage cards with (x) in it and its deadly. Enter the Infinite is nice to get your combo's. Harness by Force is great to steal your opponents creatures then attack them with it, it also gets affected by mizzix so if you have enough counters itll cost 2 red mana and 1red mana for each extra creature.

Hope these suggestions help.

clayperce on I am devilishly good at ...

4 months ago

That's cool!

You and the other Top Helpers make a pretty good Gang of Devils, I suppose. Of course, it's just Devil's Play to you :-)

Thank you, thank you. I'll see myself out now ...

kamarupa on Walls Gone Wild

5 months ago

No need for Birds of Paradise - there's more than enough ramp in Overgrown Battlement and manafixing+ramp in Axebane Guardian and Sylvan Caryatid.

Time of Need is probably better than both Genesis Wave and Collected Company because hands down, you want Arcades, the Strategist above all other creatures. Add Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive to ensure Time of Need's usefulness. It might be worth considering Shalai, Voice of Plenty in the sideboard as well, which could also enjoy Time of Need's tutoring.

Seems to me Banefire is better than Devil's Play.

Orator of Ojutai is absolutely worth including.

Slaughter the Strong is pretty great with defenders. You could keep Arcades and Tetsuko along with all your defenders, but only so long as you didn't use Gavony Township's +1/+1 tap ability.

I usually don't much like running counterspells, but as Arcades is such a huge target, I've been mainboarding Muddle the Mixture and sideboarding Negates.

Noremac815 on Burning Vengeance

6 months ago

You have 6 copies of Devil's Play.

And 8 copies of Geistflame.

Maybe replace some of your removal and the extra copies you can't have with cheaper mana cost removal, and cantrips.

piratelake on Gobln Raid

7 months ago

mp510 well you already have Lightning Bolt so thats good. here are some other great burn spells: Chain Lightning, Devil's Play, Char, Fireblast, Incinerate. those are just a few, there are many more.

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Devil's Play occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.08%

Izzet: 0.03%

Gruul: 0.08%