Imp's Mischief


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

4 days ago

BX223Hunter, I decided to respond here so that everything is all together as far as conversations go regarding this deck.

I tried Grab the Reins as one of the Threaten effects. It worked pretty well, but I found that Act of Aggression with it's flexible cost and Word of Seizing with split second to be better inclusions. In reality, this was a judgement call, and Grab the Reins was a great inclusion. It could easily be added in for either of those two, or even as an additional Threaten effect.

I had not seen Imp's Mischief, but I had considered Shunt. I didn't ever play it, but I ultimately concluded that Shunt shunt was not likely versatile enough to include. I think Imp's Mischief would be the same thing. Although, it may be fun to play in the right meta. Surprise cards like that out of non-Blue decks care really rock someone's plans.

BX223Hunter on precociousapprentice

4 days ago

I cant seem to post on your Marchesa deck. So, thank you for the explanation!Thoughts on Grab the Reigns and Imp's Mischief?

SoakingDrop52 on Death by Confidant Obliterator

1 month ago

p.s. I'm testing this new card Imp's Mischief considering the chances to have better matchups against burn, counters and removal to protect my best creatures/planeswalker

SoakingDrop52 on Imp's Mischief as a multipurpose ...

1 month ago

Remember my deck is monoblack and i tried some splashes, they worked terrible. That's my deck if you want to check:

I had 2 Spellskite, maybe i could put them in? but actually the price i pay (2 life) is more than the price i spent for Imp's Mischief but i know, is still a body on the field.

The card is still on the testing route but, if you have another suggestions, i'm definetely open to everything.

Thanks to all of you

xyr0s on Imp's Mischief as a multipurpose ...

1 month ago

Squelch is an awesome card, Funkydiscogod. It makes a lot of trouble go away and never happen - fetchlands, Oblivion Stones, planeswalker abilities, Ghost Quarter... and it replaces itself. And that's maybe also a bit of what I have against Imp's Mischief - it's only good, because it's black. In blue, paying life for that kind of semi-counterspell wouldn't be a thing.

SoakingDrop52 on Imp's Mischief as a multipurpose ...

1 month ago

you are answers are making some lights and thats ok. So on one side it can protect my creatures against counters or removal but on the opposite i cant protect them from planeswalker ability.

I have to judge the choice based on my meta though. In my LGS moste relevant and usual decks are Eldrazi, merfolk, burn and some midrange/death shadow. So the most common removals are: dismember, path to exile and fatal push. The main aim to use Imp's Mischief is to protect my Phyrexian Obliterator or redirect burn spells.

From this starting point we can assume that i will always find a target for lightning bolt or boros charm. About removal if im playing obliterator is very hard that the board is empty and, however, i prefer to redirect toward my Bloodghast rather than my finisher creature.

What do you think? Is it a valid and statistically reasonable judgment?

Thanks for the help

SoakingDrop52 on Imp's Mischief as a multipurpose ...

1 month ago

Hi all, I encountered during my Mono Black Devotion testing this card: Imp's Mischief. 2 cmc (XB) reads:"Change the target of a single target spell. Pay life equal to the converted mana cost etc etc".

It could be awesome against burn and to protect my Phyrexian Obliterator (this is my deck:, after all path to exile or lightning costs jusy 1 mana. Has anybody used this card? Did you find it modern viable and gave you any benefit? I was thinking about 2 in the main and 1 in the side.

Thanks for the answers

Xica on Im a poor modern player ...

1 month ago

I would say that the rakdos list is somewhat weak Hellhole Flailer & Rakdos Cackler have strictly better versions, if you intend to use them as beaters (like Goblin Guide) - you could of course abuse them with something like Rage Forger, but in the end the deck just doesn't seem to have a clear plan, at least to me.

If you are willing to add some more recursive creatures like Gravecrawler (as black has plenty such options), you could build an aristocrats deck with 4x Viscera Seer + 2x other sacrifice outlet & 4x Blood Artist & 4x Zulaport Cutthroat
And then alter it slowly into the deck that was called "next level abzan".
In the maintime (due to the life leech) you can use spells like Imp's Mischief to protect your stuff - since without single target removal the deck is hard to deal with to say the least.
Maybe some number of Duress to combat both removal and planeswalkers.
...the options are endless.
(and there are nice mass reanimation spells, like Immortal Servitude)

However i would try to stay clear of Smallpox as it works best in WB planeswalker decks - and stuff like Liliana of the Veil is not cheap.
And you definietly should not play Pack Rat in such a build, as both compete for the same resources, cards in your hand.
The rat is best in Life from the Loam + Squee, Goblin Nabob builds - at least in my opinion, where its played alongside stuff like Zombie Infestation & Seismic Assault

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