Consuming Aberration

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

Player3.14 on Mill-A-Lot(Help appreciated)

15 hours ago

In the mill archetype, you want to mill fast. It makes sense that you'll want to win faster than slower.

Based on that conclusion, I have some recomendations:

Figag's recomendations seem spot-on for the most part. 22 lands is perfect, as are the Ghost Quarters. Additional Mind Funerals and Breakings will definately increase the deck's speed. In fact, the only thing I might not recomend of all of those suggestions is Jace, Memory Adept. With only 22 lands, casting a five mana creature can be difficult.

The same goes for Consuming Aberration. Cmc 5 is far to high to have a very fast deck.

While I do enjoy using planeswalkers, I think that Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver is not optimal for a fast mill deck. At cmc 3, he'll only mill 6 card in 2 turns. That's far less efficient than Breaking, which is 2 mana for 8. Ashiok is good in a control deck that wins a grindy game, but despite his +2, I dont think Ashiok is strong here.

What is strong here is Snapcaster Mage. With a price tag of around $40-$50, he's hardly budget friendly. But no other card can give you as much value as Snapcaster. He can reuse any of your great mill spells again, and even allows you to use an Archive trap later in the game if the opponent searches his/her library again.

The Mindcrank/Dimir Guildmage combo is very efficient, but generally requires a dedicated deck for efficient use. Without the other half of the combo, neither card is very effective. To increase your deck's efficiency and thus speed, you may want to take those cards out.

In order to mill fast, you should take out spells that don't contribute toward that goal. Jace's Phantasm is this sort of card, I think. While it can act as an alternate win condition, most opponents will have excess removal in their hands. An alternate card is Visions of Beyond. When your mill deck runs out of gas, this card can give you the cards to finish off the opponent quickly. At only cmc 1, you can play mill cards the same turn you draw them!

I hope you found these suggestions helpful. +1!

TranquilCove on None

23 hours ago

So. Say I have a Consuming Aberration in play equipped with Illusionist's Bracers, and I have Phenax, God of Deception out as well. Let's assume for this question that there's 10 cards in my opponents graveyard.

If I tap the Aberration to mill the opponent, will they get milled for 20, or will the copy of the activated ability take into account their changing power/toughness and mill them for more?

DragonzBane on Control That Mill

5 days ago

I do like Undead Alchemist, I have yet to own any yet though. I also might put in some Aqueous Forms, they are quite nice on the Consuming Aberrations as well! I only own one Remand and they are expensive so I will most likely not be acquiring any more any time soon. If I had the money I would put them in. I really should pick up some Mana Leaks but I also have just not gotten any yet. As for Perplex, I think I prefer hard counters, thanks for the suggestion though! Mind Funeral is just a little too expensive. But again, if I had a set I would put them in. Thanks for the suggestions!

electromancer on Robert Laird

6 days ago

You definitely took the right approach by making this control based, given the high cmc of your spells. However, this deck still needs a lot more focus.

From what I've seen you can go one of two directions:
All in mill, taking advantage of cards like Glimpse the Unthinkable to basically "burn" your opponents library.
You can use mill as a utility for cards like Jace's Phantasm, Wight of Precinct Six, or Consuming Aberration

There's no right way of doing mill, but to me Necromaster Dragon would only make sense in a zombie based mill deck with something like Undead Alchemist

Tiger3407 on "No, not the mind probe!"

1 week ago

i would take out two Consuming Aberration and add two more Archaeomancer. I would add Nephalia Drownyard for mill if you cannot do anything. Maybe one more Jace, Memory Adept because he is the most efficient at milling so you need him.

logan700 on Of Cats and Warriors

1 week ago

In other news Goody, I managed to pick up a Secure the Wastes Today for trade with 3 Consuming Aberrations. Lol. Now when I tap 5 mana mid-game, not only do I have 4 more Warriors for them to deal with that have possible Lifelink, unblockable except by two or more, do 4 damage combined when I swing, or are 2/1s.... I also get to blind them with the light of the sun shinning in their eyes when I reveal the card. Muhahahaha. :P

Joshwah on MillCombo

1 week ago

Why not Consuming Aberration? It fits with the mill strategy well, and is bonkers with Mindcrank.

Rune_Hoejsgaard on Lazav, Dimir Master of Mine

1 week ago

I like the flavor of your deck, thoug I think you are sacrificing too much power for all the copy/steal effects.

I would replace some of the simpler copy/steal cards with all time stables like Consecrated Sphinx, Consuming Aberration, Necropotence, Rhystic Study etc.

With all the graveyard copy effects, you should probably add some milling as well.


Power / Toughness */*
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost 3UB
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 3.4
Avg. cube pick 2.5


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Rare
Promo Set Rare


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