Consuming Aberration


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
Gatecrash Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Consuming Aberration

Creature — Horror

Consuming Aberration's power and toughness are each equal to the number of cards in your opponents' graveyards.

Whenever you cast a spell, each opponent reveals cards from the top of his or her library until he or she reveals a land card, then puts those cards into his or her graveyard.

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Consuming Aberration Discussion

x3rdBornx on The Babadook

23 hours ago

I had been using Altar of Dementia in a previous build but found the only creature worth sacking to it is Consuming Aberration where the Altar of the Brood constantly mills throughout the game and allows more flexibility the turn I play it due to the lower cost. Propaganda sounds good, I will give it a try.

Thanks for looking at it!

TheSurgeon on Draw, or Draw Not... There is no Deck

1 day ago

I agree. A playset of Surgical Extraction or Extirpate would get more done with less mana than Echoes. You can probably run 1 echoes as a wincon (I do this in casual games with my mill deck) using Shelldock Isle to get it out for cheap.

Consuming Aberration is also a bad card for the mill meta. Beneath its shiny veneer of text is a mana sucking lifeless suicide play. Don't use this "sucker card". It Sounds good.. It isn't. Wasting 5 mana to play it, then you have to wait till next turn to use it? Crap! You can cast 2 Glimpses and a Tome Scour for that price with immediate effects.

Take Jace out. Planeswalkers don't win you games with mill. Period.

Take out a couple mind funerals for a couple Mesmeric Orbs, this will speed up the deck LOTS, and lower your cmc.

I would also consider Snapcaster Mage for some chump blocking and Glimpse recasting.

Good start, I'm anxious to see how this final product turns out.


Peisistratos on Competitive Modern Mill

3 days ago

Thanks SurpriZe! I'm really glad to hear that!

At RowdyMagic18, whom I thank for suggesting the addition of Consuming Aberration: unfortunately, I can't see how that could help. We should manage to stay alive so long as to cast cast it and use it the following turn, all for a creature that if it doens't die immediately gets easily chumpblocked (since I'm sure you're not suggesting to block with it). And, most importantly, there are no defence cards that if played in only few copies (as we need to keep defence cards at a minimum) allow you to stay alive that long AND spend turn 5 doing nothing; certainly you couldn't resort to fogs. And you should up the land-count by 2 at least, cutting other cards. I already deem casting Archive Trap for its real cost unrealistic, so I don't need another spell at 5 mana; and if I needed any, I would turn to Jace, Memory Adept before than to anything else.

RowdyMagic18 on U/B Mill

3 days ago

Absolutely ridiculous! Love this deck! you definitely get my upvote! +1. have you considered adding Consuming Aberration? if you add that to your deck, your deck would be superior!

Squirrel_of_War on Experiment 626

4 days ago

I have some recommendations for you:

I choose to run the above cards to have more control over my discard because there is nothing more frustrating than dredging Animate Dead into your graveyard and then drawing a huge creature you can't cast.

These are all great main targets for The Mimeoplasm.

Your build doesn't very many fatty to exile to put couters on The Mimeoplasm.

All three are better than compulsion IMHO.

Drawing cards will win you games.

There are more ideas of course but those are what comes to mind right away for me. I'm basing my recommendations off of my own build, check it out when you have some time. You may find something else you like that I didn't mention.

Judge Dredge

Commander / EDH Squirrel_of_War


Ruaach on ZombieMill

1 week ago


Thank you for the breakdown and help with the mana and tempo curves.I love the suggestions you made for this build, even though they are a bit expensive :P, but I know it will be worth it in the end.

I added the lands,
replaced x4 Black Cat -> Thoughtseize
replaced x4 Belltower Sphinx -> Jace's Phantasm
replaced x3 Lich Lord of Unx -> Archive Trap
replaced x2 Consuming Aberration -> Inquisition of Kozilek

I see Grisly Spectacle is CMC heavy to play for an instant, I just like the idea that I can remove high threat targets from the board now and then, I'm going to have a look around if I can't spot something that might work better, bang for buck.

Thank you for your time and suggestions, really appreciate it.

FaithfulCorpse on Oona, the Queen Fae EDH

1 week ago

For GaryofAshpodel Consuming Aberration feels a little weak given that the main sources of mill, at least repeatable ones are Oona, and with Leyline of the Void down it would do effectively nothing. I had also considered Wrexial, the Risen Deep but decided against it for the same reason.

For JaysomeDecks Perhaps I'm not understanding Training Grounds right. Wouldn't it only apply a 'free' cast of -2 on the announced cost? Like declaring as the cost, and then only having to provide ?

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