Devious Cover-Up

Devious Cover-Up

Instant

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard. You my shuffle up to four target cards from your graveyard into your library.

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Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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Legality

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

Devious Cover-Up occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Devious Cover-Up Discussion

Andrew30001 on Thefty Muldrotha

10 hours ago

Nice unique take on Muldrotha! For starters, I would try to cut as many nonpermanents as possible because the less of those, the more cards you can cast with Muldrotha. I would take out Counterspell, Devious Cover-Up, and Price of Fame and replace them with cards like Lunar Force and Decree of Silence or even Siren Stormtamer and Kheru Spellsnatcher. You could also replace them with plain removal like Pernicious Deed, Oblivion Stone, Hostage Taker, etc. However, I very much like Spelljack because it is so on theme with the deck, keep it in! In terms of ramp, Cultivate and Explosive Vegetation are great choices, but you can get by with using Sakura-Tribe Elder, Wayfarer's Bauble, Khalni Heart Expedition, The Mending of Dominaria for your ramp package. These are useful because, once again, they are repeatable. I would also cut the Llanowar Elves if you add enough other ramp cards. Archaeomancer can be upgraded for Eternal Witness. Bond of Insight, Merfolk Secretkeeper, and Mire Triton feel a little out of place because they only mill a few cards. If you want big mill spells I would put in Mind Funeral and Traumatize and for permanents that mill, Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, Stitcher's Supplier, and Dreamborn Muse from your sideboard are all great cards and to top it all off Mesmeric Orb is a terrific card. If you want more instant and sorcery recurral The Mirari Conjecture is great for that. I'm not sure what Deadeye Navigator and Peregrine Drake are doing for you when they are on their own. Evil Twin, and any cards that copy other creatures are flavorful additions. Lastly, why not just steal their permanents when you can also steal their turns with Mindslaver. I hope my ideas have helped, and I hope you keep improving this deck!

Boza on Evincar's inheritance

4 days ago

Rancid Earth is not a good main deck card. It is useful versus tron and the rare three-plus colors decks. Kick out void barrier, which does next to nothing in the deck from the sideboard and just put the 4 copies of rancid earth in the sb.

Additionally, Accumulated Knowledge is the best card draw for this type deck. - 1 whispers of the muse, -2 void snare - 1 trespasser's curse for 4 knowledge.

Since I already suggested one curse to go away, I would suggest to remove the other for a copy of counterspell or a removal. A second copy of Devious Cover-Up would be nice just in case.

Finally, having both echoing decay and justice is not very good, since they do the same job and I cannot imagine having to use that effect on turn 2 to justify decay. Sub the decay for another copy of the deck's namesake card. Additionally, you may think to include some copies of Gurmag Angler to finish the game faster.

Blehcado on Google Chrome

2 weeks ago

Thanks Oblong for the tip with Ashiok's Erasure, I've got a Devious Cover-Up floating around that I can replace it with. Imprisoned in the Moon does work really well with the deck, so I'll see if I can get my hands on one. I'll be doing a bit of research on madness cards too, thanks for the advice!

Oblong on Google Chrome

2 weeks ago

Just a few things I noticed. Ashiok's Erasure isn't that great in commander as you only get one copy of each card and in order for it to be a Commander lock, the owner of the commander would need to allow their commander to be exiled. Consider putting in Devious Cover-Up instead because you'll have some cards in your grave that you've discarded with Chromium that you'll be able to shuffle back into your deck. If you really want to lock down a commander, consider Imprisoned in the Moon as a replacement also.

Loving the synergy with Brought Back and Chromium. More of that! you could also try leaning into the discard outlet. Lots of good Madness in black.

ScionsStillLive on You thought you were gonna play magic? (Azor Ctrl)

1 month ago

There is a lot of things in this deck that I see can be upgraded or removed.

First, I'll suggest some cards you could put in.

I'll start out with suggesting some boardwipes. Supreme Verdict , Wrath of God , Planar Cleansing , and Flood of Tears are some things you should look into.

More ways to stop the opponent's creatures would help. Lawmage's Binding , Frogify , and Kasmina's Transmutation stop creatures from using their abilities. Immolating Glare , Conclave Tribunal and Path to Exile are also things you should consider.

More counterspells would help too. Counterspell , Disallow , Devious Cover-Up , Void Shatter , and Absorb will stop your opponents from playing the spells they want to play.

I have a couple creature suggestions as well. God-Eternal Kefnet can cast your instants and sorceries twice, and Angel of Grace can save you from the brink.

A few miscellaneous cards that you should consider are Teferi, Hero of Dominaria , Control Magic , Lightning Greaves , and Sphinx's Insight .

Some cards to cut would be:

Flux Channeler , Cancel , No Escape , Dissolve , Blind Obedience (since it has in the card and therefore cannot be used since your commander is ), and Psychic Corrosion .

Hope this helps!

Labrodor64 on Padeem Artifacts

1 month ago

You’re playing blue. Counterspells are what basically defines the colour. I recommend to add a few more: Counterspell , Negate and Rewind are the best ones on a budget and are a must for any blue deck for me. Devious Cover-Up may be able to bring back cards but you shuffle them into your library making hard to recast them and I believe you’ll find better success with the cheaper ones above.

ScionsStillLive on Oops mill is back

2 months ago

Thought Collapse does the same thing as Didn't Say Please but it has a different name so that means you can also run four of these in your deck. Maybe take out Devious Cover-Up ?

x12721 on Jeskai-ing to Meet You

3 months ago
- 2x Chandra, Awakened Inferno - 4x Devious Cover-Up - Sinister Sabotage - 4x Oath of Teferi - Everything except maybe Ixalan's Binding and possibly a copy of AEtherize from the sideboard.
- You want 24-26 lands for a control deck. Unless you want to go faster, in which case you need to completely change what kind of counterspells you're running. Field of Ruin is super good to deal with a flipped Azcanta and similar. - Essence Scatter and Negate / Dovin's Veto . Mana cost is everything, at the cost of utility. - Absorb against Burn, Render Silent vs Control - Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is one of the best walkers ever. - Chandra, Torch of Defiance would be better in a more burn-centric deck as well. - I've found that Blessed Alliance is an amazingly versatile card against Bogles, Burn, and even control (sometimes) - Disenchant . Need I say more? - Cyclonic Rift is legal in this format. - Dig Through Time / Treasure Cruise are some of the best spells available in this format (inb4 the bans), but it may be difficult to support the heavy Delve requirements. - Detention Sphere is probably better than Intervention. - The Sulfur Falls cycle to complement your shocklands
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