Consuming Aberration

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

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Rare
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

Traumitz on Modern mill

16 hours ago

Hey Jarrow6 i like your deck base and the idea to mill the opponent graveyard through the combo Ghost Quarter/Archive TrapBut i think you need some "fast" creature like Baleful Strix,Wight of Precinct Six or Fog Bank to survive in the first turns.Consuming Aberration is powerfull but "slow" and Master of the Feast could be a "boomerang".

JA14732 on Mill or Not to Mill...that is the question...

5 days ago

Alright, so I'll take a look here. I'm actually kind of a fan of mill in EDH, even if I don't enjoy playing it, but the problem is that Oloro isn't really set up for mill, and you're running a number of cards that are inefficient. So, how do we fix this? Well, there's a couple of ways.

First, if you want to keep your commander as Oloro, by all means, do so. Oloro's the most generic Esper commander, well, ever, and can be the head of basically every deck out there. If you want to have a commander better suiting for mill, however, Szadek, Lord of Secrets, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker or even Phenax, God of Deception are all good for mill in EDH. This isn't necessary, however.

Alright, so now you're milling people. How do you punish people for getting milled? Well, there happens to be Leyline of the Void and Rest in Peace in your colors! (Keep in mind, that this does Nonbo 100% with Keening Stone, which I will be recommending later.) These cards force your opponents to play YOUR game, and not their own.

Now then, how do we improve efficiency? There's a couple of cards that are noticeably lacking in your list, cards like Mind Grind, Consuming Aberration, Keening Stone, Archive Trap, Glimpse the Unthinkable, Mesmeric Orb, Traumatize, Increasing Confusion, Memory Erosion, Dreamborn Muse, Altar of Dementia, Sands of Delirium, Mindcrank + Bloodchief Ascension, Hinder + Tunnel Vision , Bitter Ordeal, Praetor's Grasp, Sadistic Sacrament, Eater of the Dead (can go infinite really easily with Phenax) and, I guess, just run Helm of Obedience. It goes infinite with either Leyline of the Void or Rest in Peace. Some of these are pretty expensive; I'd recommend just looking for whatever looks good and fits in your budget.

Finally, now that you've improved your efficiency, you need to keep your hand full. Necropotence, Mind's Eye, Howling Mine, etc. to just keep your hand full whilst milling your opponents out.

Anyways, I hope this helps you to improve your deck. It's a bit of a long statement, so let me know what works for you.

Firebones675 on Sieze control

1 week ago

Looks pretty good. I'd run both trap and startled in the build you have right now, maybe 2 of each.

Personally I like Fog Bank over ornithopter as it will survive more combats.

Visions of Beyond is another great way to refill your hand. More often than not it's Ancestral Recall but about $1,740 cheaper

If you were to splash black your deck might be a bit better as you get access to things like Mind Grind, Mind Funeral & Consuming Aberration.

landofMordor on Mind Seize Inspired Deck

1 week ago

Hey there, I'd totally agree with the previous comment. Jeleva is gonna get better and better the more instants and sorceries you have, so I'd take out creatures like Augur of Bolas, Archeomancer, Consuming Aberration, Jace's Archivist, Viseling, Temple Bell -- actually, I'd take out anything that doesn't directly support Jeleva's goal of spell-slinging like crazy.

I'd also try to put in mana ramp like Dreamstone Hedron, Hedron Archive, Deranged Assistant, and the like, because the more you cast Jeleva, the better she gets. Haste enablers like Fervor will also be useful to catch opponents off-guard.

Finally, I'd think long and hard about the instant/sorcery cost-reduction things you've got in like Arcane Melee and Goblin Electromancer. Jeleva can cast your spells for free, so I would consider concentrating on reducing the cost of engines like Echo Mage or other "copy" mechanics. Cast those effects from your hand, and leave the instant/sorcery casting to Jeleva.

Hope that helps! Mention me in the comments if I can do anything else for you. Good luck beginning your EDH journey!

Firebones675 on Tutelage Mill Budget

2 weeks ago

Looks good! Here are a few more cards you might want to consider.

Archive Trap is great, especially with people who play fetchlands

If it's a direction you want to move in, cards like Jace's Archivist can burn through an opponents library while comboing with tutelage. Be very careful doing this as you are also restocking their hand and against some decks this could backfire pretty badly.

Being in blue/black, you get access to Glimpse the Unthinkable (Not budget I know, but I figured I'd mention it), Consuming Aberration, Mind Grind, and Mind Funeral.

Also just so you know treasure cruise and brainstorm are not legal in modern.

Hope this helps!

olliequeen42 on Damia, Sage of Control

2 weeks ago

I really enjoy using Consuming Aberration then playing Rise of the Dark Realms i dont know how well it helps you in this deck but i found it to be very fun to use

Firebones675 on From Jace With Love

2 weeks ago

Looks good! Here are a few more cards you might want to consider.

Tome Scour is the second most efficient monoblue mill card, only behind traumatize.

Visions of Beyond will oftentimes be an Ancestral Recall. (except it costs about $1,740 less)

Archive Trap is great, especially with people who play fetchlands

If it's a direction you want to move in, cards like Jace's Archivist can burn through an opponents library while comboing with tutelage. Be very careful doing this as you are also restocking their hand and against some decks this could backfire pretty badly.

If you were willing to move into blue/black, you get access to Glimpse the Unthinkable, Consuming Aberration,Mind Grind, and Mind Funeral.

Hope this helps!

Faustislost on Lazav wants what you got

2 weeks ago

I had phenax in there for the potential little mills and the synergy with Consuming Aberration but the devotion is really inconsistent when lazav is always changing mana costs and the few clones I have.

That is a sweet combo, but I don't know that eater of the dead is worth it without a guarantee of phenax for being a five drop... Hmm...

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