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

Quadsimotto on I Wouldnt Mind a Drink

4 hours ago

I know its not likely a creature base deck i can see what youre going for here but i loooove Dimir. So i also feel compelled to offer up some other suggestions like. Consuming Aberration (one of my favorite cards)and or Hedron Crab I myeslf have a creatureless mill that i take to modern night. I never make the tops but i enjoy the heck out of playing it because it really makes people squirm. Smack Your Deck Up! have a look and tell me what you think.

ecmmyers on Lazav, Copy Mastermind

13 hours ago

So just as a note, I run a Lazav deck with a minor clone sub theme (much less now than it used to be). My issue with lots of clones is that you can be as strong as your opponents, but often you will be as weak as them also.

You will need a few good beaters of your own to clone and swing with if you play against, say a creatureless deck, or a tribal deck, or just a friend's budget deck. You need Consuming Aberration, Guiltfeeder, Lord of the Void to swing at people, and these are also good clone targets. Cut Echo Mage, Eternal Dominion, and Elite Archanist, Maybe also Havengul Lich unless you play a lot more cheap or ETB creatures.

Other options for mana and ramp is Drowned Catacomb and Opal Palace. Rogue's Passage is a cool utility land. For ramp, I like Armillary Sphere for a quick boost in both colors.

If you want to make use of combat triggers and just win in an attack, you need more evasion, like Thassa, God of the Sea

Mindcrank goes infinite with Duskmantle Guildmage. If you don't run this combo, i would cut him, because your mill potential is really low. His spot would be better served by removal.

How will you make use of Lazav in this deck, because I see very little removal, discard, or mill. All I see are a couple counters and a couple super expensive boardwipes. I would add at least a Murder, and a Go for the Throat, and a Pongify. Maybe also use some discard with Syphon Mind? I just don't see Lazav being relevant for the majority of the game unless you get a good counter or a board wipe that he can survive. That may ne as late as like turn 8-10 which is like mid game.

With my deck I have Lazav out by turn 4 about 75% of the time (partially also due to careful mulliganing, always mull if you don't have 2-4 sources of colored.), and i start milling turn 5-6 depending on my options. it still plays a kind of slow game, though.

Best of luck. Here's a +1. And GO Dimir!

mooffalosystema on I Wouldnt Mind a Drink

16 hours ago

Mind Funeral average is 13, btw. Almost instant win is never outright win. :p Even better is the combo associated with Duskmantle Guildmage, namely Mindcrank.

I use harmless Death Cultist as the trigger for the combo. Alternatively Piranha Marsh.

IF it triggers, people lose, no matter their lifetotal or amount of cards they run. It's infinite.

Traumatize is the best millcard in theory, in practice, by the time you can cast it in a deck without ramp is way too late for it to be useful.

Slaughter Pact is a workable alternative to Dismember. And, you know, Doom Blade exists. Dismember is usually reserved for off-color decks for that removal slot. Good card, but you already run Black mana, and less wonky alternatives exist.

Visions of Beyond as alternative to Mind Spring, there should "always" be more than 20 cards in the GY by T3, which is the earliest you could cast Mind Spring for ONE card for 3 mana.

Devastation Tide as alternative to Cyclonic Rift. Cheaper "all-target" and Miracle can save your day. You aren't relying on permanents to win, anyway.

Lazav, Mirko, Ashiok and Phenax are, once again, way too expensive manawise or too much off the archetype to help much. But that's more of an personal bias, if you want to run creatures, by all means do. IMO, only Hedron crabs (big if on Crabs) and Jace's Phantasm are worth it to use, aside from the infinite mill Duskmantle. instead of all those, run Consuming Aberration maybe?

Increasing Confusion seems like a good card, but when you consider that opponents deck is 60 cards and you have to mill minimum of 50 to win in any reasonable timeframe, X seems like a bad investment. Memory Erosion seems like a nice alternative.

Mesmeric Orb because screw you using permanents.

Pithing Needle screw you using THAT ability.

Damping Matrix basically don't use any abilities.

Torpor Orb yes, I do mean any of them.

Archive Trap because screw opponent using his expensive fetch-lands.

And Extirpate makes those fetch-lands a liability, not a good card to run when all 4 go poof and force a Archive Trap to trigger. Same utility as Surgical Extraction but hey, 8 of em now. And Ghost Quarter you already run can force opponent to tap those Shock-Lands and imaginably gain nothing from it but headache.

Twincast is always lolzy on higher mill cards.

Noxious Revival is always nice, you can do all sort of nasty stuff with it, if you can tolerate the Life Cost.

Most Importantly, get some graveyard hate. Sideboard plenty of it, minimum of 4 cards. Leyline of the Void, Tormod's Crypt Relic of Progenitus, Grafdigger's Cage or SOMETHING. Otherwise dredge/snapcaster/Storm eats you alive.

And Witchbane Orb or Leyline of Sanctity against Red Deck Wins.

Defense Grid is nice against more controlley decks, but you ARE controlley deck, make a judgement call on that. You could imaginable toss all the counters off and run it.

And I'm guessing you know your landbase is kinda wonky. Sure, better lands easily ramp the price of the deck by a large margin but they also make it objectively better.

Darkslick Shores and Drowned Catacomb are the "budget" options, iirc. 2x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth really helps with manafixing in my playtests.

Vapor Snag and Phyrexian Arena for honorable mention.

Shayu on f u chris

20 hours ago

Joseph, I know you love Ravenous Demon  Flip, but you should cut him, throne of empires will still synchronize with Altar of the Brood.

Besides I have a better boss card for you...Consuming Aberration

In addition you could run:

Songs of the Damned

Hedron Crab

Mind Funeral

Tome Scour

Increasing Confusion

Sands of Delirium

You could try:

Szadek, Lord of Secrets

Nemesis of Reason

cmskinny on Deathfed (Looking for suggestions)

22 hours ago


Hey Myers, As you say, I definitely have a lackluster description on the deck. I played a self-mill BUG event deck out of Innistrad a while ago and was absolutely enthralled by the idea of powering up from the graveyard and having so much interaction with the usually-dead graveyard was really exciting.My goal with this deck is simple, mill myself and my opponents and power up off of the grave. I like bringing creatures back and not worrying about what goes into the graveyard, because IIII own the graveyard realm! :D My maybeboard is a conglomeration of really amazing graveyard cards in the colours. I really need a Crucible of Worlds, but it's stupid-expensive. I've added a lot of the cards you suggested to the maybeboard (to be acquired board) because they were really great, thanks!

The endgame of this deck will actually be a long time coming. Since some of the lands that would be ideal for the deck are really expensive as well as some of the other cards. So far, I've updated the deck with almost every < 3 dollar card from the maybeboard.

That's 'bout it. Varolz gives scavenge to the creatures in my graveyard and Corpsejack doubles the counters distributed. I don't have Tasigur yet, but I can cycle through the other 4 Commanders. Consuming Aberration is one of my favourite cards. I love seeing all my opponents' faces in horror as all their one-ofs get thrown into my realm of the grave and mostly out of their grasp.

Thanks for the interest and upvote, again! xD

Dunquixote on Rock 'n' Mill (and a list of all MTG's mill cards)

1 day ago

I think you did an excellent job at explaining your strategy with this deck. I've been trying to build a deck, specifically a mill deck since I first started investing money into the game, which was about seven years ago; but I didn't have any idea what kind of strategy or themes I should focus on aside from the concept of milling itself. I just recently found your deck through google along with the other one, and built my own deck--after buying some singles that I needed; based a little on your deck and the other tappedout deck I had found. Since it was only just recently that I "completed" building my deck (could use some tweaking still); and found out that some of my friends now played Magic; I've only had two opportunities to try out my deck. In the one match that I won, the Artful Dodge + Consuming Aberration combo helped me win the match, which I would have lost on my friend's next turn. Anyways, your strategy was easy to understand and your explanations on why you picked certain cards for your deck helped me when I was constructing my own deck. Thanks for posting this and putting so much thought and time into explaining it. :)

Devinmlake on Modern Mill

2 days ago

Consuming Aberration is kinda high cmc unless I wanted to trade him out for Jace, Memory Adept. Also Psychic Strike only mills two cards so its high cost isn't worth it. The goal of the deck is to be able to rapidly mill through the opponents entire deck without having to worry much about threats because I'm either ignoring them and racing for the win or because I have a 5/5 phantasm or a Darkness. The sluice might go nicely though, especially if I have zombie tokens in play.

HeroesBane on One in a MILLion

3 days ago

Shouldnt you mainboard your Consuming Aberration?

Power / Toughness */*
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost 3UB
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 3.4
Avg. cube pick 2.48


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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