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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|Guilds of Ravnica (GRN)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Devious Cover-Up occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Devious Cover-Up Discussion
1 week ago
There is a lot of things in this deck that I see can be upgraded or removed.
First, I'll suggest some cards you could put in.
More ways to stop the opponent's creatures would help. Lawmage's Binding , Frogify , and Kasmina's Transmutation stop creatures from using their abilities. Immolating Glare , Conclave Tribunal and Path to Exile are also things you should consider.
Some cards to cut would be:
Hope this helps!
3 weeks ago
You’re playing blue. Counterspells are what basically defines the colour. I recommend to add a few more: Counterspell , Negate and Rewind are the best ones on a budget and are a must for any blue deck for me. Devious Cover-Up may be able to bring back cards but you shuffle them into your library making hard to recast them and I believe you’ll find better success with the cheaper ones above.
2 months ago
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3 months ago
I understand tinkering with the deck, but I think some of the changes you've made aren't good. Ionize is one of the best spells for Izzet colors, and you've replaced it with two less good counterspells ( Negate and Devious Cover-Up ). Ionize is cheaper than cover-up, more flexible than negate, and it deals two easy damage on top of that.
The Royal Scions is a great card for this deck, allowing more card filtering and some combat capabilities, and when you work them up to their ult, with the number of cards you're drawing, that can be a game-ender.
And then a couple of cards I like, but need to be kept low (two or less) in the deck. Thousand-Year Storm is good, but you've got a large mana-curve already. I might even make that a one-of. Pretty much the same with Murmuring Mystic , but two would be fine there. Invade the City is good, giving you a beefy blocker to help you stall, but you aren't likely to play it on turn three, since you only have a few instants/sorceries that come out before that turn.
Now, since you seem to have started to refine the maindeck a little, let's work on the sideboard. Fry is an obvious card, given the amount of burn in the maindeck and how often it's used in sideboards. Two or three of those, probably. Aether Gust and Mystical Dispute are both good here. I like the versatility of Reckless Air Strike , and if your local meta has lifegain in it you might try Tibalt, Rakish Instigator .
3 months ago
Yea I saw this card and immediate laughed and thought Persistent Petitioners . I am actually already running Mobilize which is amazing haha. The other cards feel slow or not quite right. If i'm targeting petitioners I'm usually going to have to untap multiple for it to be effective. Cards like Freed from the Real and Galvanic Alchemist aren't too bad since they're repeatable. If I'm targeting Wood Sage I'm worried that over using him will lead to me milling too many needed cards since there's only like 3 shuffle effects in pauper and I'm running all three, and one of them is Devious Cover-Up ! Haha
7 months ago
Devious Cover-Up loop so that way you can keep shuffling cards back into your library until your opponent decks themselves.
Capsize to keep bouncing your opponent's permanents every turn until they can't play anything, essentially locking out of the game.
But most will just concede once it locks down the board and realize they can't win.
8 months ago
OK - I am just going to throw in some random ideas that might, or might not fit with your vision for the deck.
I think that Kasmina's Transmutation and Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor could fit into your deck. If, however, you are going to start to introduce Planeswalkers to your deck, you open up a whole alternative strategy and want to start considering cards like Evolution Sage , Flux Channeler and Bioessence Hydra (although this card works best in a Superfriends, Standard or Modern deck).