Devious Cover-Up


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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Devious Cover-Up


Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard. You my shuffle up to four target cards from your graveyard into your library.

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Devious Cover-Up Discussion

GingerSquatch93 on Abusive Surveillance, Volume One

2 days ago

xhuggels noncents There was a previous version of this deck that existed with four Vicious Rumors, though I forget exactly what I replaced it with. The plan at that time was to draw either that or Thoughtbound Phantasm and the relevant land source and always have a turn-one play. I am now, however, toying around in my head with a "mono-blue" surveil-mill-control featuring Dream Eater as the "big guy in the room" and Enhanced Surveillance with Drowned Secrets. Mono-blue is in quotes, primarily because I am also considering keeping a set of Creeping Chill in the deck, without mana, or minimal black sources (shock or checklands). Use the Enhanced Surveillances to dig through my deck faster, looking for counters and the Creeping Chills, and then use Devious Cover-Up to start chucking things into back into the deck.

Mrlicorice on Izzet Control (GRN)

1 week ago

Yldraziw: Thanks for commenting! I'm not sure you want Devious Cover-Up game 1 against an aggro deck since it's a little slow and you won't live to see the value from it. However, I think it's a very underrated card; what sells it for me is the exile clause. It could easily be sideboarded against control to get back those briefings and nivs for sure!

Yldraziw on Izzet Control (GRN)

1 week ago

Have you had any luck against other compositions? I have something similar and control with Niv-Mizzet, Parun seems like an excellent choice.

Any thoughts on Devious Cover-Up in place of Sinister Sabotage? I understand the surveil value but returning missions briefings seems much more fun.

RamenNoodles on A Deck Has No Name

1 week ago

If your primary win condition is Etrata, the Silencer you might consider throwing in one or two Devious Cover-Up to bring them back into your deck if destroyed.

MurderForBrunch on Prepare to be Silenced! Etrata is comming!

2 weeks ago

Hi lazycouch1! You're totally right about Lazav, the Multifarious, I didn't realize he keeps his name so the Legend rule doesn't interfere. After having played Dimir in the prerelease, and specially after having played against really aggro Boros, I'm sure this deck doesn't stand a chance against that. Also having played Lazav in the Prerelease, I'm convinced that card is just awesome!

I like Thoughtbound Phantasm for both holding the ground against aggro, and as an alternative win condition for the deck. Also, I think I want to cut Notion Rain for Chemister's Insight, which doesn't give me the selection that Notion Rain does, but it's repeatable and allows me to discard Etrata, the Silencer so Lazav can copy her ability. Also, as I was thinking about the "Lazav copying Etrata" plan, I thought a good include could be including Vicious Offering as another removal, to sac Etrata with her trigger on the stack.

Hi PonchoLibre! Isareth the Awakener is in the Sideboard as a plan C or D to reanimate Etrata for the last trigger, or a second trigger with another Etrata in hand, something like that. Also, it's a legendary to equip the Blackblade Reforged to. Also I thought of Devious Cover-Up, but then I might just let Etrata's trigger resolve instead of sacrificing her.

Thanks to both for commenting and the feedback. I definitely have some really spicy upgrades in the deck! :D

PonchoLibre on Prepare to be Silenced! Etrata is comming!

2 weeks ago

I personally don’t like Isareth the Awakener in the sideboard. It forces you to exile Etrata, the Silencer when she connects. If you are looking for another way to get around removal spells you might consider Devious Cover-Up as a way to recur Etrata.

MeagherMan101 on Jeskai Control (GRN) Primer

4 weeks ago

I'd love to build this deck if I could afford 4x Teferi lol.

Love the idea of Devious Cover-Up bringing back your win-cons like Niv and Teferi.

Goblin Electromancer would be cool to slot in I think making all your counter spells cheaper as well as your board clears if Selesnya builds up too much of a board state.