Devious Cover-Up


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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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Devious Cover-Up


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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Devious Cover-Up Discussion

SpliceIntoCantrip on

3 months ago


Evincar's Justice + Pristine Talisman to whittle away your opponent's life, keeping your life virtually the same.

Devious Cover-Up loop so that way you can keep shuffling cards back into your library until your opponent decks themselves.

Capsize to keep bouncing your opponent's permanents every turn until they can't play anything, essentially locking out of the game.

But most will just concede once it locks down the board and realize they can't win.

Murphy77 on Kruphix Lands Matter *Primer*

4 months ago

OK - I am just going to throw in some random ideas that might, or might not fit with your vision for the deck.

At one stage I played around with a modern deck based on Sylvan Advocate , Sylvan Awakening and accelerated landfall. Does Nissa, Who Shakes the World make this a viable theme/sub-theme in Commander?

I think that Kasmina's Transmutation and Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor could fit into your deck. If, however, you are going to start to introduce Planeswalkers to your deck, you open up a whole alternative strategy and want to start considering cards like Evolution Sage , Flux Channeler and Bioessence Hydra (although this card works best in a Superfriends, Standard or Modern deck).

Two other cards from the new WAR series that I like for your deck, but will not even try to suggest where they might fit in, are Devious Cover-Up and No Escape .

BioProfDude on Azorius Control BO3

4 months ago

You biggest problem is that 8 of your 24 lands are colorless. I suggest you drop Mobilized District , and only 1x Karn's Bastion (maybe none, to be honest), and only 1x (2x absolute max) on Blast Zone . I would try for absolutely no more than 3x total for colorless lands.

Devious Cover-Up is okay, but there are better counters. Maybe Essence Scatter or Essence Capture , and Negate .

You might also consider Augur of Bolas , but it's not essential.

Just some thoughts! I like the idea of the deck and it's pretty solid-- just too many colorless lands for a control deck.

skoobysnackz on Kefnet Mono U Nexus

4 months ago

Thanks MrRotten, was hesitating about Devious Cover-Up but I think it's the right call. I added some Sinister Sabotage as well.

MrRotten on Kefnet Mono U Nexus

4 months ago

I like the idea - BUT:

x4 Search for Azcanta  Flip seems a tad much...

Instead of x2 Clear the Mind , consider the possibility of x1 Clear the Mind with x1 or x2 Mainboarded Devious Cover-Up .

While speaking of Devious Cover-Up, I feel like you're lacking in Hard Counters - Sinister Sabotage seems really good in a deck like this.

I think the idea looks cool - just think the deck needs a some tuning, adjust the numbers to make room for the above suggestions to help you survive early game.

The deck needs to stall and disrupt and survive early game so you can chain River's Rebuke and get to the point where you can Chain Nexus of Fate too so you can win.

Hope that helps.

TheUtterEnd on Marine Biology & The Benthic Zone

6 months ago

I have built a similar deck and the main win condition is to have the Peregrine Drake and Scrivener or Archaeomancer on the field with Capsize and Ghostly Flicker or Displace in your hand with the other Ghostly Flicker or Displace in your graveyard. You will need 9 mana with at least 3 blue. Now you can Capsize your first target permanent (Yes, even Lands!!). Now cast Ghostly Flicker or Displace targeting Peregrine Drake and Scrivener or Archaeomancer . Peregrine Drake will re-enter and untap 5 lands, Scrivener or Archaeomancer will re-enter targeting Ghostly Flicker or Displace in your graveyard, returning it to your hand. Do this one more time and all your lands will be untapped and you can now Capsize your next target and start again. Demonstrate the loop and you will be able to bounce-back all of your opponents' permanents. You can then attack, pass the turn and Capsize your opponents' lands on their turn as soon as you have priority. Other tips is that Capsize is critical so you may want to wait until you have 11 mana (5 blue) and hold up a Counterspell to protect your Capsize . I also run a Ulamog's Crusher and will leave two potentially problematic permanents an opponent controls and let Annihilator 2 destroy them. Devious Cover-Up is another card that should be considered for this build. It can exile someone else's Capsize and shuffle four cards from your graveyard back into you library. This deck is good at digging and will generally be able to survive until you can assemble your combo. If anyone is considering it, do it. Tatyova, Benthic Druid is a fun commander and don't be afraid to run 40+ lands, this will help Tatyova, Benthic Druid dig out the combo pieces with land drops.

Quadsimotto on Who Wants to be a MILLionaire?

7 months ago

You may be one of those people but you are not using the petitioner so aces on you. You will need a mainboard way to get rid of Nexus. Devious Cover-Up is ideal i think. Perhaps a single copy? Corrosion seems to be your heavy workload card here in conjunction with the verity circle.

Jagd_Tallgeese on Second Rise of the Gravetide

7 months ago

Excalibur478, the previous version of this deck actually ran no counter spells in place of counter creatures, but it was consistently blown out by graveyard hate decks. There is also the problem that I can not flash in Mystic Snake from the graveyard on an opponent's turn when they drop something like a Rest in Peace. I can look in to reducing the number of counter spells or just removing the bad ones like Devious Cover-Up .

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Devious Cover-Up occurrence in decks from the last year

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