Consuming Aberration


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare
Promo Set (000) 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

griffstick on Goods ways to combat excessive ...

1 day ago

I think a mill deck is the best defence against a ramp deck that only ramps for lands. There are so many cards for this that work great like Consuming Aberration, Mind Grind, Mind Funeral, there are so many more I just can't thing of them. But when someone only has like 10 or less lands left in his deck because he ramped so hard then it's easy to kill them out. Some mill cards are really strong in CMDR like Tunnel Vision

GaryofAshpodel on Kill,Mill,and Steal

6 days ago

Disclaimer from someone who has built Mill decks for EDH before: It is very difficult to do. It is harder to assault every person's deck than it is to assault there life. This is because bringing someone's life total to zero is something that everyone is trying to do, and so you do not have to do that alone. But when it comes to mill, you are the only person doing it. It doesn't make you many (if any) allies because you're playing a completely different win strategy than everyone else.

All of this being said, there are some great cards for Mill that can let you accomplish this goal. Since almost everyone will be losing life anyways, play Mindcrank. This card goes infinite with Duskmantle Guildmage (if going infinite is the sort of thing you're into). Want to make sure you hit everyone with a mill effect? Play Mind Grind. Want to make sure you keep your opponents on their toes as you do all of this, as well as make some friends from time to time? Play wheel effects (cards that make everyone discard their hand and draw new cards).

Other good cards to mill everyone are Shared Trauma, Dread Summons, and Consuming Aberration.

When looking for helpful cards, two sites I go to frequently are EDHRec and SmileyLich. The first website lets you know what most people will typically play with your commander. In your case, I recommend looking at commanders under the Dimir section as well as your commander, since Dimir typically wins with mill. Also, Nekusar's page has a lot of those wheel effects I mentioned. The second website has a table with a bunch of keywords, and when you click on one of those keywords a bunch of Magic cards show up that are related to the effect you are looking for.

Good luck with the mill deck!

Xarabas on Ashiok will be your Nightmare!

1 week ago

Hm i'm not sure Phenax, God of Deception works that well in your deck. For him to be effective you will need more creatures with high toughness that you can tap for mill. For example Jace's Phantasm, Consuming Aberration or even Mindshrieker. The first two of those will not work with well with Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver because he will weaken them or even kill them when exiling the whole graveyard.

Poseidon31 on Ashiok will be your Nightmare!

1 week ago

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker will be replaced. I am looking for Phenax, God of Deception. All the Enchantments and litlle creatures give you a high devotion, and alle the creatures have higher toughness, so you have extra mill options at turn 5.

Consuming Aberration is on my list especially with Phenax you will have a complete deck mill. T5 Consuming Aberration, T6 Phenax. Than normally the game is over.

Icbrgr on Dimir Mill

1 week ago

Ghost Quarters thin out the opponents lands... Mind Funeral/Mind Grind fits that theme pretty good too... and Artful Dodge can be a nice evasion enabler for Consuming Aberration

Xarabas on Ashiok will be your Nightmare!

1 week ago

I'd suggest that you replace Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker - he costs 5 mana and mills only if he is not removed by your enemy and is not blocked by a flying creature. If you want that kind of mill you can play Mind Funeral instead which only costs 3 mana. If you want to have a creature you might have a look at Circu, Dimir Lobotomist. Other nice creatures are Jace's Phantasm or Consuming Aberration, but they dont work well with Ashiok, Nightmare Weavers exile ability.

Also Chronic Flooding doesn't really do much to slow the game vs aggro decks. Most of the time you're better of with some removal.

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