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

AndrieuR on "how many cards are in your graveyard?"

1 day ago

I'd look into getting a little more utility from your lands as well. Shelldock Isle is pretty great in a mill deck. The Consuming Aberration is sweet, but is probably too expensive and slow. You may also want some Extirpate in addition to the surgical extractions. Haunting Echoes may also just be a "you win" card under some circumstances.

SocialConstruct on Zurgo Helmsmasher Voltron EDH

3 days ago

One voltron player to another, I have 0 luck with planeswalkers. Now, maybe it's my meta but I'd look at removing them in favor of some more removal.

I'd add in Sunforger and either Terminate or Mortify, probably Mortify since it's much more flexible. Or maybe the new Anguished Unmaking.

Backlash is a neat Sunforger trick, especially against thigs that like to get big. Late game, you can one shot a Dimir player by targeting their Consuming Aberration. On that note, Deflecting Palm can also destroy others sending an alpha strike your way.

Also, huge fan of Eldrazi Conscription in my Bruna Stax deck, but here, we have few ways to recur it. I'd replace it with Argentum Armor, since that works more in theme with the rest of the equipment support.

You can also check out my Aurelia the Weapon Collector list for some inspiration

DimirDenialDeck on Dimir Diciples of Phenax, Deception & Duplication

5 days ago


Thats a whole lot of useful advice, thanks! Made the following changes:

-Silumgar Monument + Burnished HartThe Monument wasnt terribly thematic, and I doubt I would find myself converting it into a dragon very often. I kicked myself when I saw this b/c I totally forgot about Burnished Hart.

-sphinx's tutalage +Bloodchief Ascension This is the the best news I could have asked for. This card singehandedly makes Phenax lethal. :D I did choose to keep Copy Enchantment so that I could Duplicate this and double the damage output.

-Dimir Guildgate +Myriad LandscapeWhile it damages my Dimir theme to not have this, the ability to tutor for a pair of lands is just too good to pass up.

-Quicksilver Gargantuan +Eater of the DeadLike Bloodchief Ascension (above), this guy is just too good for Phanax to not use. I traded an expensive Doppleganger for him.

-Braingeyser +Mystic Confluence-Mind Spring +Blue Sun's ZenithJust yes...

-Clone Legion +Liliana Vess...I didnt want to include a planeswalker, but she does all of the things that I need done. :/

I feel like You might have something where the Titans are concerned, but I already have several excellent Themed Kill-Shots among my Creatures; some of which are a bit subtle. ;)

The Sire of Stagnation Duplicates very well, and combined with Phenax, God of Deception they deliver 7 Mill/each and make Landfall both painful for my enemies and profotable for me. Consuming Aberration is an excellent target for Cloning, and can potentially Mill an opponent to death in a single shot in the Midgame using Phenax!

he fact Dopplegangers clone the creature being cloned means that I dont even need to keep the original around... :D

I am keeping Nighthowler as a way to grossly amplify the Power of a creature, and because I need a few Cheaper Creatures for early game. The joy of old Nighthowler is that He can also be Cloned... ;)

The Dimir Guildmage is there for Card Draw and Theme Mostly...

I didnt miss Duplicant - I do love that it is both Doppleganger and Removal. Ultimately I couldnt find a place for Him... :( I need Devotion off of my big creatures to fuel Phenax, and a 6 mana slot is a heafty cost when most of my deck is already at the 3-4 mana level.

Thanks for all of your help!DDD

SirFowler on Apostles and Chimes

1 week ago

Simon_Williamson I would actually like to keep this a dimir deck, so any green cards are out. The Mask of the Mimic is fine, especially with the new Spy Kit from the new conspiracy, so I'll add that to the maybe pile. The Hellcarver Demon I do like though, so I'm adding that. Forgotten Creation is an iffy for me, the same for Treasure Hunt. And lastly, Consuming Aberration and Nighthowler seem to be a better fit for a mill type deck, which I already have atm. I just kinda want this as a theme/gimmicky type deck.

klone13 I'll definitely add Sol Ring, Reliquary Tower and Thought Vessel. The Mana Crypt, Mox's, and Mana Vault are out of my price range. The same for bob, snappy, and will. The deluge and ritual I have though.

Eiti3 The Conspiracy is a maybe, but I'll have to think about it. The problem with Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker is that it's an instant target since people can see what you're doing a mile away. I do like Skullclamp, Haunted Crossroads/Oversold Cemetery, and Illusionist's Bracers. The only thing is, I don't want this to be a typical apostle type deck since there are plenty of those types of decks out there. I'll put the other cards in the maybe pile.

Sorry for such a long post, I just don't want to have multiple posts. Thank you all for the suggestions, I appreciate it. :)

Simon_Williamson on Apostles and Chimes

1 week ago

Other cards you may like are Sultai Ascendancy Mulch Forgotten Creation Life from the Loam Treasure Hunt Satyr Wayfinder Consuming Aberration Nighthowler and many artifact/enchantment destruction, board wipe cards, have fun!

PyreCracker on Oh the Horrors

1 week ago

Since the focus in your deck lies on Thing in the Ice  Flip. You should consider Citanul Flute, Muddle the Mixture or Ring of Three Wishes to fetch for it.I'll would take out Consuming Aberration for another Hunted Horror and 3x Vampire Nighthawk for 3x Ludevic's Test Subject  Flip, which works great with Proliferate and Clockspinning. Then replace the last Nighthawk with a third Tezzeret's Gambit, and Countersquall with Muddle the Mixture, which can used for tutoring hunted horror, thing, test subject hexmage and doomblade ooor just for countering.

lucal13 on Phenax, God of Deception

2 weeks ago

Hiya! I'm just gonna list off a whole bunch of cards see and I hope you like some of them.

Hope it helped. :D

brewtzar on Let's get this working [B/R] - needs help

2 weeks ago

It's nice to see a good mill deck that isn't blue/black running around. You might consider shifting it to an EDH deck if you can use that with your meta.

Most blue/black decks are focused on killing the opponent by milling out their decks entirely. If you're looking to go blue, then some cards to consider would include Mind Grind, Hedron Crab, Mind Funeral, and Consuming Aberration, among others.

Most green/black decks are more focused on self mill. If you're looking to go green, then some cards to consider would include Deathrite Shaman, Pharika, God of Affliction, Splinterfright, and Lord of Extinction, among others.

Hope that helps!

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