Devious Cover-Up

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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Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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

Devious Cover-Up occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Devious Cover-Up Discussion

ScionsStillLive on You thought you were gonna play magic? (Azor Ctrl)

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.

I'll start out with suggesting some boardwipes. Supreme Verdict , Wrath of God , Planar Cleansing , and Flood of Tears are some things you should look into.

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.

More counterspells would help too. Counterspell , Disallow , Devious Cover-Up , Void Shatter , and Absorb will stop your opponents from playing the spells they want to play.

I have a couple creature suggestions as well. God-Eternal Kefnet can cast your instants and sorceries twice, and Angel of Grace can save you from the brink.

A few miscellaneous cards that you should consider are Teferi, Hero of Dominaria , Control Magic , Lightning Greaves , and Sphinx's Insight .

Some cards to cut would be:

Flux Channeler , Cancel , No Escape , Dissolve , Blind Obedience (since it has in the card and therefore cannot be used since your commander is ), and Psychic Corrosion .

Hope this helps!

Labrodor64 on Padeem Artifacts

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.

ScionsStillLive on Oops mill is back

2 months ago

Thought Collapse does the same thing as Didn't Say Please but it has a different name so that means you can also run four of these in your deck. Maybe take out Devious Cover-Up ?

x12721 on Jeskai-ing to Meet You

2 months ago
- 2x Chandra, Awakened Inferno - 4x Devious Cover-Up - Sinister Sabotage - 4x Oath of Teferi - Everything except maybe Ixalan's Binding and possibly a copy of AEtherize from the sideboard.
- You want 24-26 lands for a control deck. Unless you want to go faster, in which case you need to completely change what kind of counterspells you're running. Field of Ruin is super good to deal with a flipped Azcanta and similar. - Essence Scatter and Negate / Dovin's Veto . Mana cost is everything, at the cost of utility. - Absorb against Burn, Render Silent vs Control - Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is one of the best walkers ever. - Chandra, Torch of Defiance would be better in a more burn-centric deck as well. - I've found that Blessed Alliance is an amazingly versatile card against Bogles, Burn, and even control (sometimes) - Disenchant . Need I say more? - Cyclonic Rift is legal in this format. - Dig Through Time / Treasure Cruise are some of the best spells available in this format (inb4 the bans), but it may be difficult to support the heavy Delve requirements. - Detention Sphere is probably better than Intervention. - The Sulfur Falls cycle to complement your shocklands

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Izzet Is or Izzet Ain't?

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 .

GreatGoofini on Wood'ya STOP?! [PDH]

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

SpliceIntoCantrip on

7 months ago


Evincar's Justice + Pristine Talisman to whittle away your opponent's life, keeping your life virtually the same.

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.

Murphy77 on Kruphix Lands Matter *Primer*

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.

At one stage I played around with a modern deck based on Sylvan Advocate , Sylvan Awakening and accelerated landfall. Does Nissa, Who Shakes the World make this a viable theme/sub-theme in Commander?

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).

Two other cards from the new WAR series that I like for your deck, but will not even try to suggest where they might fit in, are Devious Cover-Up and No Escape .

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