Imp's Mischief


Format Legality
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

MalcolmTent on Lord Windgrace MLD cEDH

1 week ago

In retrospect, I also can't imagine what I was thinking with Null Profusion - really only hits in artifact egg shells and Quirion Elves escapes me entirely. Might have been brewing 75% Rashmi at that point. Replace both ideas with Autumn's Veil and Imp's Mischief. Mishief has been doing so well since my meta is getting annoyingly competitive and I take so little damage and Veil is an all star in testing. I'd like to give another bump to Tireless Tracker, It and Prophet do so well at different stages that I can't justify one over the other. Would love to know your thoughts on a potential cut from somewhere else.

SufferFromEDHD on Whisper Artifacts

2 weeks ago

Anytime I see a mono black list I recommend Imp's Mischief.

Demonic Collusion is a great tutor for graveyard centered strategies.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to round out the big mana lands. Deserted Temple for the utility tech.

SynergyBuild on Catlateral Damage

2 weeks ago

+1! Love the stax build, I'd drop Imp's Mischief for Guttural Response, probably also drop Shattering Spree for By Force, as it works better with your landbase. Decree of Annihilation, Boom // Bust and Ruination deserve a spot, also, I would drop Mox Opal for some dorks or Fellwar Stone or Carpet of Flowers, just because you don't run enough artifacts to consistently get metalcraft.

Scytec on I'm Hellbent On Making This Work (Challenge)

3 weeks ago

I mean...given what you have to work what meta are you supposed to play this?

Not sure it would work...but would cards like Divert, Rebound, Swerve, Shunt, Deflection, and Imp's Mischief allow you to change the target of One with Nothing. Then you could utilize cards like Quest for the Nihil Stone maybe?

lagotripha on How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

1 month ago

Hi- There are a few cards that deserve honourable mentions from my testing. I've got this big list of cards I've tested and made work, but a lot of it is pure jank. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox The ones below deserve specific mention.

Plunge into Darkness. It pseudo tutors, its a sac outlet, it hates on burn. Its ability to look for a sideboard card is both understated and very strong.

Imp's Mischief is a meta call, but in some metas is devastating. Used to be run a lot to redirect splinter twin, will likely see play when something similar reapears.

Blade of the Bloodchief is a big payoff card for mono-black vampire tribal, as sitting lower to the ground and spamming creatures/removal makes lashwrithe and this a lot stronger.

Oona's Blackguard and Earwig Squad have in the past worked well in bitterblossom lists.

Everlasting Torment is also has a playable if not amazing -1/-1 counter list including Geralf's Messenger Crumbling Ashes and Necroskitter with Black Sun's Zenith.

Dark Prophecy is worth mentioning in that it is unplayable. You have to say it or people will try. Unless its a key combo peice in a Zulaport Cutthroat list, don't bother. Jam a Phyrexian Arena or heck, Underworld Connections instead.

Defense Grid, Storage Matrix and Culling Scales deserve mention as artifacts. They aren't in favour at the moment, but have in the past been devastating tools. Sun Droplet is often a better Dragon's Claw, or in a degenerate meta, copies 5-8.

Soul Spike is a powerful wincon when you can draw your library, which is tricky in mono black, but very possible with Grim Haruspex lists. The lifegain can also offset lifeloss a lot of repeatable 'draw your library' cards often incur.

Gonti's Machinations is a 1 mana lightning helix with suspend which bypasses leyline.

Profet93 on Xiahou Dun Messed Up

2 months ago


Hey I saw your link on FB!

Since your wincon is combo, I suggest you add something to protect it against removal or counterspells such as Imp's Mischief. It's SO versatile and should be in most black decks. Stop counter spells, redirect removal, change extra turns, etc....

Mastermind's Acquisition > Diabolic Tutor. If you feel you need more tutors or if you want another option, Grim Tutor could be used as well (money doesn't look like an issue for you).

For my own understanding, you use ivory tower in conjunction with necro, and greed to draw cards and gain life to draw more cards? How has that been working out for you? Also, what are your thought for Erebos, God of the Dead replacing greed? You have to pay twice the amount of mana for card draw, but it's indestrucitable and stops life gain strategies (Oloro). Not recommending this per se but curious to hear your input on this.

How do you deal with artifacts and enchantments? All I see is gate to phyrexia which is great, but I feel there are more broad answers you could utilize in black to help mitigate your weakness or artifact and enchantment removal. Suggestions include the following.... Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Karn Liberated, All Is Dust, Nevinyrral's Disk,Oblivion Stone. Other budget options include Scour from Existence, Ratchet Bomb, Unstable Obelisk, Spine of Ish Sah

Something to note re: Spine of Ish Sah is that it synergizes with Trading Post. Trading post can add redundancy to contamination (bitter blossom, reassembling). The post also helps you create blockers in a pinch, and provides artifact recursion (should you need it).

You seem to run a lock of deck hate cards. I'm assuming you're versing combo? If so, you might want to lower your AVG CMC to help race against them, especially against storm (or those decks that are not creature based)

I love Xiahou Dun and am always finding more ways to tinker with him. If you want some more inspiration, feel free to look at my deck Xiahou Dun Deck (note sideboard/wishboard for other potential additions).

Skywatch on Ad Sidisi

2 months ago

That’s what the Entomb Imp's Mischief combo is for. It’s a cheap redirection of a counterspell.

Atmosphere on Harambe, Death's Wail

2 months ago

Cybersix: Cauldron of Souls is in as removal when Horobi, Death's Wail is on the field (and becomes a pseudo Plague Wind). The recursion is just a bonus. I do like the idea of a counter spell, though! Am leaning more towards Imp's Mischief or Dash Hopes over Null Brooch. Thoughts?

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