Like many other skills in The Sims 4, Mischief Skill also falls under the Social Skills category and lets your perform mischievous pranks on other Sims.
The skill is also required to use the Voodoo Doll and in order to join the Criminal or Secret Agent career lines.
This guide will teach you how to use the skill properly and the benefits that come along with it.
Acquiring the Mischief Skill
All sims have access to the default Mischief interactions from the start. Using one of those interactions advances the current Sim to level 1 of the skill and more mischievous interactions keep on increasing the skill level up to a maximum of 10.
The skill can also be learned and advanced by reading the Mischief Skill Book or using the Voodoo Doll.
The easiest way however to increase the skill level is to use a computer and perform “trolling teh forums” interaction. This interaction is available once your Sim reaches Mischief Skill Level 2 while Sims with the Evil trait will have the interaction available from the start.
Mischief Skill Interactions
Level 1 Mischief Skill
The Sim can give Fake Bad News, invite other Sims to a Fake party, Lie about their careers, Start a preposterous Rumor across the neighborhood as well as Scare other Sims.
They are also able to perform the Hand Buzzer Trick as well as use the Voodoo Doll to Pock or Frolic other Sims.
Level 2 Mischief Skill
Sims can Claim to be Criminal Masterminds in order to intimidate others as well as Instill Fake Confidence in others to make them do something they might regret later.
Reaching this skill level also unlock the option to “troll teh forums” using a computer to quickly rise through the Mischief Skill levels.
Level 3 Mischief Skill
Sims can make prank calls in order to annoy other Sims as well as ask Due Date from Sims who are not Pregnant to imply that they are fat. This skill level also allows them to kick Trash Cans, Stomp in puddles, Dare other Sims to run around naked.
Note: This however requires at least 50% on the Friendship panel before you can dare them) and Purchase Voodoo Dolls through the computer as well as use the Tickle interaction from the Voodoo Doll.
Level 4 Mischief Skill
Sims can share their Conspiracy Theories with others as well as send Spam or Chain letters through the computer. If they have an Observatory they can also use it to spy on other Sims as well as become partners in crime with someone (requires 50% in the Friendship panel).
Level 5 Mischief Skill
The Noxious Cloud interaction becomes available and players can also Clog Drains of active or inactive lots in order to annoy other Sims due to the water spillage. This skill level is also required to use the Soak ability of the Voodoo Doll.
Level 6 Mischief Skill
This level unlocks the ability for Sims to play Hooky over the phone and annoy or entrap other Sims.
Level 7 Mischief Skill
The Sims with this skill level can scare other Sims by describing the Apocalypse in detail.
Level 8 Mischief Skill
The Active Sim with this skill level can receive some extra money by spamming other Sims with free money requests using a Computer.
They can also foil the plans of some astronaut or scientist Sims by stuffing a fruit or vegetable through the exhaust of a Rocketship. A fruit or vegetable must be present in inventory for this to work.
Level 9 Mischief Skill
Allows Sims with this skill level to slap other Sims repeatedly to annoy them through the “Slap ‘em Silly” interaction.
Level 10 Mischief Skill
Sims can use the Air Horn to annoy or startle other unsuspecting Sims.
While playing pranks can be pretty fun, they can backfire in some cases too and the Active Sim will definitely not like the taste of their own medicine.
Targeted Sims with a higher Mischief or Logic Skill than the Active Sim will be able to stop the prank and cause it to backfire.