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

Yallen on Afraid of stalkers? Good.

2 days ago

I removed Ambassador Laquatus Consuming Aberration and 2 x Nephalia Drownyard to have 60 cards in total.

Pieguy396 on Deck out?

1 week ago

Hey there! Cool deck idea you have here! However, it doesn't look like this deck has a coherent game plan. You say that you want to mill your opponent out, but only 10 cards in your deck actually mill your opponent. Traditional Mill decks are generally Blue and Black, and run cards like Mind Sculpt, Consuming Aberration, Fraying Sanity, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Phenax, God of Deception, Mind Funeral, Hedron Crab, etc.

JacobCheng22 on Dimir Drain

1 week ago

From my experience with mill Consuming Aberration and Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker are way too slow for modern. Also the infinite combo seems weak also. I like Hedron Crab, Fatal Push, Visions of Beyond and Crypt Incursion instead.

theindigoeffect on Optimal Discard Spells for Damia, ...

2 weeks ago

Yeah, people hate the card. lol

Could you guys recommend any single-card win-cons for this kind of deck?

The best that I've seen so far are Exsanguinate (ramp helps), Keening Stone, Rise of the Dark Realms, Increasing Confusion, Consuming Aberration, Zombie Infestation, Bloodchief Ascension, Expropriate Psychosis Crawler and Army of the Damned.

Tunnel Vision also seemed solid, but it's not a single-card win-con.

There are some other cards that function basically the same as the ones above, but their cmc is higher, so I didn't list them.

Barsan on The Scarab God (Zombie Mill)

3 weeks ago

Intruder Alarm is pretty nice with Phenax and the ability to place creatures and at the very least it can limit your opponents from Swinging, while you get to make another creature every turn.

Phyrexian Metamorph and Clever Impersonator let you use the Scarab to copy non-creature permanents.

Lazav, Dimir Mastermind is brilliant in any mill deck, especially one that could recur him.

Sewer Nemesis, like Consuming Aberration, won't make a very good zombie but he gets just as big in 1v1, and still pretty huge in multiplayer... plus you can use your own yard if your opponents don't have one.

True-Name Nemesis Would appreciate the 4/4 body.

I would also consider Mesmeric Orb and, if you can stomach the cost, Ensnaring Bridge is useful too. Both of these cards protect you and let you rely on your Scarab Clock instead of dealing direct damage.

more less budget conscious ideas can be found here.

Neotrup on Results of Using xenograft and ...

1 month ago

Arcane Adaptation does change creature types in your graveyard. If you controlled Gisa and Geralf (or some other effect that allowed you to cast creatures from your graveyard) you would be able to pay to cast Consuming Aberration using Rooftop Storm.

Barsan on Your Mind is my Battlefield.

1 month ago

I would consider The Scarab God and Mesmeric Orb. The Scarab provides you a nice little adjustable clock and triggers Ludviec pretty reliably and The Orb amps up your mill game and can be recurred easily with one of your commanders.

Less impactfully:

Blightsteel Colossus is strictly better than his pre-phyrexia alter ego; I would definitely run Sewer Nemesis or Consuming Aberration over Bonehoard.

Tezzeret the Seeker can go get you any artifact up to 4 mana, even if you can't defend him.

Mindslaver adds a neat shift to the political climate in EDH. Make your enemies friend into his enemy.

In a Red capable self mill deck Feldon of the Third Path and Goblin Welder might be strong additions.

Faithless Looting is good. Also there are a lot of really good tutors out there I would look into acquiring,

And you shouldn't really consider Mindcrank to combo solely with Bloodchief Ascension. If you ran Duskmantle Guildmage too it might be worth consideration but it would still be a dead card 9 times out of 10 unlike The Orb.

ProbablyImprobable on Undead Milling Co.

1 month ago

Barsan, Consuming Aberration isn't a Zombie, and through testing I discovered that having it die due to a Kozilek or Ulamog shuffle is no fun. Intruder Alarm kills the deck if I don't get good draws. Never tried Sewer Nemesis or Thousand-Year Elixir, but I intend to sometime. Thanks!

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