Consuming Aberration


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

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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

TheSurgeon on *insert witty mill deck name here*

3 days ago

@Daedalus19876- Breaking doesn't require red mana, and is third in line as far as the best modern turbo-mill. Glimpse the Unthinkable is rather expensive. Especially for a meta not everyone cares for. I consider Breaking a budget Glimpse, and Mind Sculpt a replacement Breaking.

I second the following suggestions:
Mesmeric Orb should take the place of the Walkers.
Consuming Aberration MUST come out. No haste, and you can use the mana to cast 2 Glimpse/Breaking and a Scour. Bottom line is, it'll never be as useful as you want it to be. Another Visions of Beyond for this. As a turbo-mill hand empties quickly.

Speaking of that, at least one Ensnaring Bridge should be in your sideboard.

My idea would be to perhaps sideboard Spell Pierce, and replace that with Remand. It's not a hard counter, but is indiscriminating as far as spell type and (more importantly) useful even late-game. Because it works well with Mesmeric Orb's ability.
Should the player be able to cast the spell again anyway, all the untapping will surely damn them during their upkeep.

Daedalus19876 on *insert witty mill deck name here*

4 days ago

Absolutely +3 or 4 Mesmeric Orb. The card is a powerhouse in EDH, where decks are nearly twice as large. I might cut your walkers for them, since none of them win the game for you instantly. You could also put in Undead Alchemist over Consuming Aberration as a win-con.

20IzzetEngineer00 on Dimir Commander Conundrum

4 days ago

I'm attempting a commander deck with Mirko at the helm, and it's looking great! I mill in the beginning in order to prevent my opponents from getting set up, then when I think the time is right, I cast Consuming Aberration and watch the horror align upon my nemesis' face. I would recommend it because his ability triggers whenever you play a spell. It doesn't matter what spell it is, just any old spell, and you mill the opponent until they find land. It's an excellent card, and goes great with Mirko.

lucal13 on Mind Grind

5 days ago

Hiya! I really like mill decks and I'm just gonna list of a whole bunch of suggestions for you.

Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank

If you name the deck Mind Grind, you have to have Mind Grind in there :P

Consuming Aberration, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Jace's Archivist, Jace, Memory Adept, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Mind Funeral, Sphinx's Tutelage are all worth thinking about.

I'm not going to suggest any more cards but feel free to look at my deck for ideas!

Sorry, but they have to go, YES... ALL OF THEM!

Commander / EDH lucal13


Hope it helped! :D

Emzed on *insert witty mill deck name here*

6 days ago

A friend of mine has been experimenting with mill in modern for a long time now, Mesmeric Orb has been one of his absolute power houses. He is also playing 1-2 Crypt Incursion in his main deck to buy time against aggressive decks and combat graveyard based decks. Shelldock Isle is another nice tool.
I don't see the benefits of Consuming Aberration, it's just an expensive fatty that gets easily answered by Mana Leak, Terminate or Path to Exile. Even if it actually gets the chance to attack, it can just get blocked.

Stellato on Mill Grill's

1 week ago

Ya.Nighthowler amazing. low cmc for a high enough power for what it can be. granted, its ability is not as good as Consuming Aberration but the lower cmc does make up for that that combos with Phenax, God of Deception.

lucal13 on Jeleva's Feast

1 week ago

Maybe Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker as he still untaps with Meekstone on the battlefield. Traumatize is always an excellent card, especially in Commander. Also, since instants and sorceries comprise of a third of your deck Thing in the Ice  Flip is worth considering, and to go with the non-Horror theme Consuming Aberration is also worth considering.

Hope it helped!

CorruptedPhazon on Twincast Milling Mayhem

1 week ago

QuantumSkies thanks for the comments.The cards you have suggested I have at one point considered or ran and replaced, minus Snapcaster Mage, don't have the dough to pick up a playset to really make use of him. Spelltwine is much too slow at a cost of 6 mana and doesn't help all too well since I need to pick the second card from my opponent's graveyard. By T6 I should be spending mana at that point for Glimpse the Unthinkable along with Twincast where I can be milling anywhere from 20-40 cards in one turn. Or dropping threats like Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Consuming Aberration or Jace, Memory Adept. I also found a T1 Tome Scour over a T2 Mind Sculpt more damaging and again, Tome Scour I find more mana efficient. T1 Tome>T2 another Tome followed by Jace's Phantasm, 10 cards milled and you have a 5/5 flyer.

Traumatize while great on paper, is 5 turns if things go your way to play, but with Twincast, Tome Scour and Glimpse the Unthinkable within the first 4 turns which is more probable, I've milled almost half their deck. All the while you are disrupting any potential needed draws for your opponent much faster.

This is also a more aggressive mill deck in sense of I have creature threats where the usual mill deck is very spell heavy and will have to sideboard in creature hate by round 2. You have no idea how bad a Shadowmage Infiltrator equipped with Trepanation Blade can really hurt both your life and library at the same time.

I hope I've given you some insight into my perspective and how I've gone about it according to my local meta.

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