Insidious Will


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

Combos Browse all

Insidious Will


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.

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts



Insidious Will Discussion

The_Besticle on Trump's Wet Dream, or "We're Gonna Build the Wall"

3 weeks ago

Creature pump/value: Cloudstone Curio and Panharmonicon are both broken with Arcades. Serra's Blessing --> Brave the Sands: strictly better! Spidersilk Armor is great against heavy flying decks (and will rarely be a removal target because it is so unassuming)

Protection: Lightning Greaves/Swiftfoot Boots; Heroic Intervention; Teferi's Protection (don't let the price scare you; it came in your Edgar Markov deck); mainboard Ghostway

Ramp: Azorius Signet, Simic Signet and Selesnya Signet should all be run; they allow for a turn 3 Arcades. Thought Vessel (came in Meren) lets you keep your excessive draws and Mind Stone replaces itself if no longer needed. They also fit the bill of a 2 drop ramp. Sylvan Caryatid!

Target/mass removal: Dusk, Solar Tide, and Slaughter the Strong, will all be one sided wipes for you! Cyclonic Rift is worth the price tag; it will go in every blue deck. Consider mainboarding Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares. Return to Dust is another strong card.

Land: Prairie Stream, Irrigated Farmland, Scattered Groves, Reliquary Tower, the temples (Temple of Mystery), bounce lands (Simic Growth Chamber), and pain lands (Adarkar Wastes) are all worth considering. Real solid base though!

Cards to replace: Steadfastness has no degree of surprise being a sorcery and isn't a large pump. Bar the Door and Shield Wall are both a little meh on their power level.

The counterspell suite is great in one on one games but in multiplayer, it is rarely a good trade. I would cut down to two or three. For efficiency Swan Song is a powerhouse; your Disallow exemplifies the flat out "no"; Insidious Will is wildly versatile and can win you the game.

Alexi's Cloak, Alpha Authority, Canopy Cover, Diplomatic Immunity, and Shielding Plax could be swapped out for repeatable protection (the equipments above) or effects that not only protect your whole board but also abuse ETB abilities (I cast Damnation, you cast Ghostway. I cry because you have your whole board and drew 5 cards).

Some other cuts that could be made for new stuff would include any of the walls that are just big dumb beaters like Glacial Wall.

Darkshadow327 on Sphinx-Zombie-Wizard Tribal - Yennett

3 months ago

If you want to get cards you want to pull off the Arcane Adaptation + Rooftop Storm combo then I suggest tutors. Some noteworthy ones are Enlightened Tutor, Vampiric Tutor (I know it's expensive, but if you are able to get one it would be good), Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, and Rune-Scarred Demon are ones I can think of off the top of my head.

Only one Counterspell?! You should be ashamed. Some of my favorites I have found are Insidious Will, Disallow, Desertion (kinda fits the "steal" theme), Render Silent, and Mana Drain (if you are willing to pay for it).

You could also take advantage of the graveyard with The Scarab God, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Debtors' Knell, Rise of the Dark Realms, Thrilling Encore, Sepulchral Primordial, and Diluvian Primordial.

I know a lot of these are expensive, but I went with themes I was seeing are cards I think should be in here. Also, most of these are odd cmc so they can be cast off of Yennett, which is a plus.

Darkshadow327 on Vindaloo Artifacts

3 months ago

Blasphemous Act, Rapid Hybridization, and AEtherspouts can be good to control the board.

I've noticed some counterspells, and I've found that Insidious Will, Disallow, and Counterflux are some of my favorites.

Saheeli Rai can tutor at ult, while also dealing damage and moving cards you don't want out of the way as you + her. Also, Tezzeret, Artifice Master produces tokens (which you want), draws cards (yes please!), and his emblem is just game breaking ridiculous.

shadow63 on Mono Blue Control EX

3 months ago

I've always thought Merfolk Looter was over looked in control/tempo builds Supreme Will is pretty solid too. What's the direction you want to take this deck. You just want to see all the second choice control options?? AEtherling is a good finisherInsidious Will is a good counter

BMHKain on DrkNinja

3 months ago


Sliver Queen, Spark Harvesting Hive Mind

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


Don't worry, Rowan is gone now. In her place is some pillow fort elements. And Lord Windgrace. My question, if you finally calmed from the calamity of the past is; do you think either is necessary? Otherwise, I'll get rid of them & take it from there. If Windgrace is garbage too, I'll replace Forbid w/ Insidious Will for more modes.

If you have time, if at all, what would you suggest? I'm actually working on a third project already regarding Aminatou, the Fateshifter. Not Topdeck based, but complete Stax/Lockdown/Hatebears/Cruel Control.


Fiftyshotzlater on Ramos, Dragon Cascade Engine

3 months ago

@Low-key_loki Thanks for the +1! I can see what you are saying in terms of being susceptive to board wipes. Saddly though I don't know many cards that will protect a creature from them. Flickerform is a great way to prevent targeted removal and there are a lot of flicker effects in the deck. Since a flickered creature is considered a new one anything that targeted the original won't effect the new one. One game I had. I had to dead-eye navigator 4 times to protect him but I was able to manage it. I don't run any counterspells simply due to the fact that if I cascade into it then I am forced to counter my own spell. The only one I would consider addin in is Insidious Will as I can maybe copy a cascaded instant/sorcery but even that isn't overly beneficial. I trgularirly play against a mono black kill everything deck but it hasn't been able to keep up with the amount of time I am able to bring out Ramos so I don't need to overly worry about being hated out by one person. The best part of this build are with cards like Seedborn Muse and Leyline of Anticipation, nothing more satisfying than playing 4-5 hands worth of cards on your opponents end step and swinging away with an unblockable/untargeted insta-death Ramos from all the +1/+1 counters on him.

Load more