Imp's Mischief


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

hkhssweiss on Erebos, the Opressor - MBC (Multiplayer)

2 weeks ago


Mmm now I see exactly the style of deck you are refining it into! Very cruel :P

I really like Torment of Hailfire if you can reliably get to at least x=10, since you are running a pox based style deck, you are already shortening them on resources so that is 10 triggers of either discarding a card, sacrificing a permanent, or losing 3 life. You don't get to choose their punishment but they have to and you can make them suffer for it.

A bit high on the cmc, but what do you think about Ob Nixilis, Unshackled? As well as Sinkhole? I'm surprised you are not running Go for the Throat but is it because it can't target non-artifact creatures relevant? Painful Quandary is also a good card to run in this build. Imp's Mischief is a fun card that can mess with people.

What are your thoughts? :3

Grixis776 on “Allow Me to Show You True Power”

1 month ago

hkhssweiss I will add Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh eventually, I believe he is very powerful and deserves a spot in the deck. I will not be adding Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver as I feel he is not powerful enough for 8 mana.

I do like all of your ramp suggestions and will use them if I feel the deck needs more mana-fixing/ramp.

Sweltering Suns and Cower in Fear are too weak to be good in this deck. Sadistic Sacrament is so cruel and so awesome! That card can single handedly take out an opponents chances of winning so I will definitely throw that card in at some point. Countersquall is an auto-include as it’s an on flavour Negate. I removed Slave of Bolas because I felt it was too much mana for the results it produced. Crux of Fate is definitely strong and I will consider it. The only problem with the card is if I come up against a deck with a large amount of dragons. Blood Reckoning will almost never stop the token decks from killing me so I decide not to run it. Imp's Mischief while on flavour, can easily be replaced with a copy of Redirect so that I don’t lose life. Great suggestions!

hkhssweiss on “Allow Me to Show You True Power”

1 month ago

I feel like you will need to add in all the Nicol Bolas planeswalkers in here. I am very particular to Nicol Bolas, God-Pharoah and should be included in here asap LOL!

Also Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver would be on point with theme as well, since we are in Grixis colors. We need all the mana acceleration ramp, cards like Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Izzet Signet, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Indulgence will help you in casting all the spells since Bolas loves doing things in style.

Some fun cards that go with the flavor are Sadistic Sacrament, Countersquall, Crux of Fate, Imp's Mischief, Slave of Bolas, Cower in Fear, Blood Reckoning, and Sweltering Suns.

Hopefully that helps!

SwoollyLoxodon on Vial // Ikra Raging Storm

1 month ago

Looks good! I like the inclusion of Imp's Mischief. I may need to find a spot for that in my list!

Profet93 on Black Vanilla..

1 month ago

Whats good Nate the great? For this deck I got no hate, nothing but positivity. I hope you consider these comments with creativity :)

Ancient Tomb over temple of false - Tomb is actual early game ramp which is when you need it. You wanna voltron out so speed is key.

Phyrexian Arena for sustained draw is key to keep answers and sustain threats.

Basilisk Collar - Cheap on play and equip, only expensive to buy. 2 useful abilities. Likelink to help against selflife loss and death touch to deter blocking.

How are you dealing with artifact and enchantments? Someone uses stoney silence or null rod and ur done. I'd recomend an Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Karn Liberated. There are other budget options as well such as nev disk and spine of ish shah

Maybe even a Trading Post as an artifact sac outlet to prevent exiling effects. Gains life in a pinch. Could sustain contamination should you choose to add it. Also synergizes with spine of ish shah

A card i recomend to all black players is Imp's Mischief. It redirects targets so some extra turn cards, removal, and is a surprise no one expects from black. Once they do, you can bluff with 2 mana just like the blue player ;)

Now your back up plan, ramp into x spells. Deserted Temple is useful to untap coffers and for politics. Vesuva usually as coffers. Mirage Mirror for utiltiy/coffers (or in my last game, an Ulamog)

No Mana Crypt or Mana Vault? Mishra's Workshop is very useful if u can get one.

I have a couple ideas of what to take out but I want to get more ideas from you and what your plans for the deck are.

duffman24 on Grody Black Things

1 month ago

A couple things that might help this deck:

Ramp: Burnished Hart, Bubbling Muck, Charcoal Diamond, Cabal Stronghold, and Myriad Landscape.

Draw (aka find combos): Barren Moor, Polluted Mire, Skullclamp, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Read the Bones, Twilight Prophet, and Necropotence.

Budget Tutors: Mausoleum Secrets.

Not-as Budget Tutors: Beseech the Queen, Diabolic Intent, and Diabolic Revelation (for late game shenanigans).

Controlly things: Plaguecrafter, Fleshbag Marauder, Ravenous Chupacabra, Imp's Mischief, and Innocent Blood (personal favorite).

Win cons (not that you need more): Torment of Hailfire.

Also fun fact, if you're interested in storm and would rather play black, you can actually make a pretty mean storm deck with just black and Sidisi would be great at the helm. You could even just build a second Sidisi deck and keep this one the way it is. Cards like Ad Nauseam and Tendrils of Agony would be how to win.

Barookie on Korlash, Heir to Swamps

3 months ago

Profet93 Thanks for the mana base suggestions, I think Vesuva is a good land to add in because it can help copy any of my utility lands, and worst case it becomes a swamp and buffs Korlash anyway, Thespian's Stage seems a little less good seeing as it costs 2 mana to copy a land and I would rather use that mana to get down a good equipment or a juicy Go for the Throat. Big mana isn't really a part of this deck so taking advantage of Cabal Coffers with something like Deserted Temple is kind of overkill and could even put me down a swamp which is Korlash's base. Though Imp's Mischief is a great card I have never seen and will definitely be added in. Once again thank you for the suggestions and any more are definitely appreciated.

Profet93 on Korlash, Heir to Swamps

3 months ago


Let's work on black's most powerful feature, their mana base. I would add Vesuva and Thespian's Stage to copy coffers. Deserted Temple to untap them or play politics. Some better LD in the form of Strip Mine, Wasteland or even Ghost Quarter could be useful. You're running necro but no Reliquary Tower?

Imp's Mischief to stop counterspells and spot removal (ADD IT!)

I could add more suggestions of what to add and cut later but the mana base if first and foremost, thoughts?

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