Insidious Will

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Insidious Will

Instant

Choose one —

  • Counter target spell.

  • You may choose new targets for target spell.

  • Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

Insidious Will Discussion

lucasenra on Ral Zarek

1 day ago

(saw your post on tumblr and had to come and suggest stuff, but feel free to ignore, I'm just trying to throw some ideas out to help out!)

I think counterspells aren't very good as signature spells (but I don't have much experience with Oathbreaker). If you're going for flavor I think Expansion / Explosion , Izzet Charm or Turn//Burn could work. (It could also be fun to build a Harnessed Lightning energy-themed deck for Ral, Storm Conduit :x)

I think that instead of running a lot of creatures with tap (or untap) abilities it would be easier to focus on artifacts for the ramp/card draw/etc with cards like Clock of Omens , Key to the City , Staff of Nin (), Unwinding Clock , Chaos Wand , Oracle's Vault () and a bunch of mana rocks ( Mind Stone , Pyramid of the Pantheon (), Coalition Relic (), Talisman of Creativity , Star Compass , Hedron Archive , Basalt Monolith and Khalni Gem ). Animation Module can add counters to planeswalkers, so that could be fun too.

Invert / Invent and Firemind's Foresight are pretty good budget tutors. Fabricate and the Trophy Mage / Tribute Mage s could be good too.

Ensnare can be a lifesaver in certain situations. Blustersquall is something I thought I would already see in your list.

Temporal Distortion makes things take 1 extra turn to untap. Frozen AEther , Winter Orb and Mist of Stagnation are other relevant Stax pieces if you want to go that way.

Reality Shift is probably the best creature single target removal in blue.

I'd cut down on the number of X damage spells you're running and rely more on having some graveyard recursion/tutoring to make it more consistent. Mystic Retrieval would be my choice to run along with Archeomancer. Mizzix's Mastery is also pretty good, but probably better if you're focusing on spellslinging.

Vandalblast and Shenanigans (or maybe Release the Gremlins for the cuteness) are good artifact removal. Geistblast is a interesting Flashback spell that actually should be like Amonkhet's Aftermath. Insidious Will 's versatility shouldn't be underestimated.

(aaand I already suggested too much. Like I said, feel free to ignore. Can't wait to see the finished deck. I hope something from this mess helps!)

Razaekel on Niv-mizzet, Parun cEDH (hopefully)

4 days ago

I agree that Insidious Will is expensive. Aetherflux Reservoir is a worthy include in a deck such as your thougt i'm not sure there is enough instant mana in izzet color to make it a cEDH tactic. Arcane Lighthouse , love the card but I'd prefer a colored land for consistency. I've looked at your list and you should definitely include Flusterstorm if you have it.

Massacar on Niv-mizzet, Parun cEDH (hopefully)

4 days ago

Still working on streamlining my own, but here's my list http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/parun-a-matata. Maybe not cEDH but it is pretty consistent so far.

You really want to keep that cmc low, so cards like Insidious Will are a bit costly for what they do.

Personally I'm not a fan of cards like Pongify , but I know they definitely have their place.

Aetherflux Reservoir is a solid include, especially if you start storming off.

Be sure to include enough cheap mana rock options for that Dramatic Scepter combo, since you want to make it worth your resources. Also consider some utility lands like Arcane Lighthouse to remove enemy hexproof etc.

eliakimras on Clones, Clones everywhere

1 month ago

Congratulations for your deck! I like the idea of cloning stuff, and I am still trying to find a build that works. If I can give you a hint, prefer cards that can clone any creature on the field over the cards that can only clone your creatures (everyone should have a Consecrated Sphinx , right? Not only your opponent).

I don't feel like would help you much with cloning. The best (and maybe only) white card that refers to cloning is Mirrorweave .

If you look at https://edhrec.com/themes/clones, you will see that almost all clone effects are blue: Clone , Vizier of Many Faces , Gigantoplasm , Vesuvan Shapeshifter , Body Double , Mirror Image , Supplant Form , Blatant Thievery , Clone Legion , Mirror Match . If you want to copy spells aswell, Insidious Will , Swarm Intelligence and Spelltwine are there for you.

gives you Mirror Match , Dack's Duplicate , Dualcaster Mage , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Protean Raider , Flameshadow Conjuring and Sunbird's Invocation .

gives you Evil Twin and all black tutors and removal.

gives you Altered Ego , Progenitor Mimic , Spitting Image and all of green ramp and removal. For me, it is the best color to splash on a blue clone deck, because it also allows the Biovisionary alternative win-condition.

As long as commander suggestions are concerned, here are some ideas:

Riku of Two Reflections is the go-to clone commander. He has all the relevant colors for cloning (), but he is crazy expensive at 20 dollars, so it might be good to consider other options:

You can have Keiga, the Tide Star as your commander. This way, you can clone him and let the copy Keiga die to the legend rule. When the Keiga copy dies, you can steal an opponent's creature, while still having the original Keiga.

You can have Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer as your commander. He is a win condition by himself, giving tokens haste and making all of them bigger. Red gives you a lot of token generators: Brass's Bounty , Flameshadow Conjuring , Storm the Vault  Flip among others. Imagine creating a token copy of a Kokusho, the Evening Star , then turn all your tokens into Kokusho, then sacrificing all them to the legend rule, then draining all your oponents for lethal. Great value!

You can have Tatyova, Benthic Druid as your commander. She doesn't refer to a clone strategy, but she gives a lot of card draw by just playing lands (your hand will always be filled). You can clone Rampaging Baloths and Avenger of Zendikar for a massive win. Also, you have access to all the blue-green clones and the Biovisionary + Rite of Replication combo.

If you want to use altogether, you might consider Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder or Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis . Yidris allows you to use Evil Twin and all the black removal. Yidris also increases the value you get from playing spells by cascading into other spells. // K&T, on the other hand, gives you card advantage and makes you less threatening while you build your board. White also gives you access to great boardwipes ( Austere Command ).

All in all, good luck in your deckbuilding and have fun!

Struyk on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

1 month ago

I am running:

Disdainful Stroke
Counterspell
Dovin's Veto
Essence Scatter
Hindering Light
Insidious Will
Mana Leak
Muddle the Mixture
Negate
Render Silent

and Teferi's Time Twist I would also suggest to protect your creatures

Teyo, the Shieldmage is also must have, protects vs many many many things and gives you 2x 0/3 walls

I am running a more budget version with cards like Trygon Predator and Guardian Project

Here's my deck ( work in progress ): https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/04-11-18-YfP-buylist/

dizzierabit on Roaring Reclamation

1 month ago

I like alot of these changes. Coiling Oracle sounds like a good upgrade over Sakura-Tribe Elder elder. also playtesting Elvish Rejuvenator in that slot as it grabs any land. unsure which I will end up with, the only worry with Coiling Oracle is that I'm not guaranteed a land, and hitting 4 mana early is so important to this deck.

really hoping that modern horizons has Mystic Confluence in it because that would make this deck so much better. currently playtesting Paradoxical Outcome in that slot as it plays well with our creatures. sounds like a win-more card, but its so nice to attack, mainphase paradoxical then untap with wilderness rec just so I can slam them all down again. only played 3 games with it so far, so early in the testing.

Insidious Will also on the table.

crash328 on U/B Theft Deck Help

1 month ago

Well budget knocks out Treachery and Gilded Drake sadly.... Hmmm Phyrexian Infiltrator is an oldie but a goodie thats a nice budget option. Insidious Will is another nice choice.

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Insidious Will occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.33%