Imp's Mischief


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos (PLC) Rare

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Imp's Mischief


Change the target of target spell with a single target. You lose life equal to that spell's converted mana cost.

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Imp's Mischief Discussion

Labaru on Mono-Black Combos

9 hours ago

Gregorian_17 Thank you, and yeah, the deck doesn't have much protection. You could always use Defense Grid, Imp's Mischief and Boseiju, Who Shelters All if you feel like you need them in your meta.

boomerang42 on a good orzhov deck POGGERS

1 day ago

So if you can't include "auto wins" (which is lame, but understandable), you're best playing a really flexible midrange deck.

Some includes I'd suggest:

-- Bitterblossom

-- razaketh, the foulblooded

-- The entire Cabal Coffers Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth suite. Vesuva, Thespian's Stage, Expedition Map.

-- Exsanguinate

-- Tutors. Pick one or more: Shred Memory Diabolic Intent Demonic Tutor Vampiric Tutor Beseech the Queen Dark Petition Sidisi, Undead Vizier

-- Lightning Greaves are good

-- Include some countermagic/protection: Boseiju, Who Shelters All Lapse of Certainty Imp's Mischief Withering Boon

-- I don't know if your group will allow it but I've always enjoyed Tainted Remedy / False Cure + Beacon of Immortality

-- Ditch Sorin Lord of Innistrad. Replace with Sorin Markov and Sorin, Grim Nemesis and Kaya, Ghost Assassin or maybe one of the two Elspeths.

-- I know they're expensive but consider Mana Vault \ Grim Monolith \ Mox Opal \ Chrome Mox \ Mana Crypt

-- Should run Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual and Culling the Weak

-- Silence time walks someone.

-- Bitter Ordeal is pretty brutal in your deck.

-- Lingering souls seems low value as a one-off.

-- Sensei's Top.

-- Smokestack is easy to mitigate for you but brutal on your opponents.

-- Consider Marsh Flats and/or Flooded Strand or Bloodstained Mire, Polluted Delta Fetid Heath Strip Mine Westvale Abbey  Flip Wasteland Strip Mine Field of Ruin

-- Meekstone seems good here.

ChinoEX on Black Knights Matter

2 days ago

Just trying to keep things fresh by trying out some new cards and even bringing back some OG cards :D

Imp's Mischief - nobody ever sees it coming!

Soul Conduit - needs a big mana investment, so it's something you're preferably planning ahead for, but it's a crippling blow against someone if it goes off while potentially simultaneously bringing you back from the brink of death

Everflowing Chalice - can never go wrong with some good ramp

Basalt Monolith - combos with Rings + 2 additional mana - this is one of my best decks, so i expect it to downright competitive at the minimum, and if you go against combo decks, you need to run some of your own to win.

Necromancy - Animate Dead, but with flash, seems good.

Torment of Hailfire this card is just disgusting. I knew I would find a slot for it the day i say it spoiled.

Bitter Ordeal - an oldie, but a goodie

Agent of Erebos - there's quite a bit of gy interaction in my meta, and this guy is an absolute boss for taking care of that

Myojin of Night's Reach - a fan favorite making a return

I don't remember what I took out in most cases because these changes were done over time and I just wasn't documenting them XD

Uncanny_Ghoul on Why Win When Your Opponent Can Lose?

2 days ago

Really love this deck, original.

I've seen many deck with Demonic Pact + Harmless Offering but those were all boring.

You have pushed the combo through the roof and I like that.

Imp's Mischief is my favorite card in black. like Epidilius said, no1 ever see it coming.

Inanity on Marquis De Chainer, Sadism 101

3 days ago

I love this deck. It's like the meaner, nastier version of my Gonti deck. I'd love to callous it up more, but I'd get tossed from my meta. Haha

Definitely going to find a way to work Imp's Mischief in though, I'd forgotten that card exists. Thank you!

+1 for this deck, and I'd love to see when you get the Xiahou Dun control online!

KeelHaul10 on Why Win When Your Opponent Can Lose?

4 days ago

Epidilius : GENIUS! This is greater than Dash Hopes! I will adopt Imp's Mischief into my deck pronto!

Apex_killjoy02 : I bought all the nonbasic land cards off TCGplayer for roughly $25. I'm also a budget player C:Sideboard might be another $5-$10

Profet93 on Kalitas's Kindergarten of Dead Babies

4 days ago


If 1.4k deck is "budget," then I would love to see a non-budget deck. Deck is pretty good. +1 from me. A few suggestions...

Thespian's Stage to copy coffers or utility land

You have karn and ugin which are good, but you might want to add some other ways to deal with artifacts and enchantments such as Nevinyrral's Disk or Oblivion Stone.

You say you like combos but I don't see any combos in the deck.Here are a couple....

Rings of Brighthearth + deserted temple + cabal coffers + lots of swamps/Urborg = Infinite black mana. Rings can be used to copy commander ability, planeswalkers etc....

That being said, you might want a Panharmonicon for all your ETB abilities.

You have Grave Titan and Nim Deathmantle already, add an Ashnod's Altar for the combo and to have a sac outlet to prevent exile and synergize with Grave pack effects.

Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed is a cool recursion card you might want to consider

Helm of Obedience to combo with leyline

You have an imperial seal but no Vampiric Tutor?

Every black deck should have some way to deal with counterspells. If you were playing a more control based strategy, I would suggest Mana Web (goes well with Urborg, barring dorks and rocks). As such, you should add Imp's Mischief, no one sees it coming and is very versatile. It would suck to pay 10 life to get rid of an indestructible eldrazi to Toxic Deluge only to have it countered.

Hero's Downfall > Go for the throat. Costs 1 more, but much greater effect.

Epidilius on Why Win When Your Opponent Can Lose?

5 days ago

If you need to protect your creatures from spot removal, I'd like to suggest Imp's Mischief. No one ever sees it coming.

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