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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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I know that some people love cards like Consuming Aberration for mill decks, and cards like them, such as Wight of Precinct Six , but honestly having played with a lot of mill cards and a lot of mill strategies I have found that having a deck that relies on your opponent's graveyard to have your heavy hitter come online is a bad strategy. It ends up being a crap shoot at best, and at worst you end up with a very underpowered creature. I have to agree with Apoptosis here and say that if you are going to run a mill strategy I would focus with Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver and maybe Phenax, God of Deception , with big-butted creatures such as Wall of Frost and Hover Barrier to protect your assets and Triton Tactics to maximize their effectiveness. I have had some good success with that. The exile instead of graveyard keeps creatures like Chandra's Phoenix and other graveyard-happy creatures from being useful, and that is worth their weight in gold. Combine that with counter spells, kill spells, and the afore-mentioned big butts, and you have a decent deck that will not break the budget.
Other than that, I like the write-up, and I humbly submit my new brew for the next series of Showdown...
I don't think it would've changed the outcome but Consuming Aberration 's P/T is based on all cards not just creatures
I'd take out your Codex Shredder s and put in an extra Consuming Aberration and Traumatize . Trust me, I used to run mill in this standard environment, and those things are bonkers. I'd also put in some other removal besides Grisly Spectacle ; stuff like Hero's Downfall and Doom Blade . Death's Approach might be sideboard playable.
As for the Glimpse the Unthinkable vs Lightning Bolt , one gets rid of 1/6 of their deck, and the other get rid of less than 1/6 of their life. the bolt could get rid of 1 creature, but Glimpse could get rid of 5-6 depending on what deck you are up against.
Mill is never going to be a tier 1 deck as it is generally too slow, unless you are playing against a grindy midrange deck, it will be over before you get your defenses up.
Your options would be to go either;
Or control based with Mill Spells, and Board Wipes, and Counters.
Just my Thoughts.
i would side board at least 2 Supreme Verdict and look into Wight of Precinct Six and maybe Consuming Aberration or Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker just for other win conditions or Jace, Memory Adept and maybe some more kill spells sense youre running black also maybe Nightveil Specter
Just some cards you might like for your decks. Like more mill stuff. Consuming Aberration and the likes.
|Power / Toughness||*/*|
|Avg. draft pick||4.96|
|Avg. cube pick||2.30|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|