Mesmeric Orb


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Mesmeric Orb


Whenever a permanent becomes untapped, that permanent's controller puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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Mesmeric Orb Discussion

thom-le on Enhanced Surveillance Lazav EDH

2 days ago

alechodgin23, thank you! I'm looking to balance my card draw. One thing that I've thought of are some sort of group hug cards like Kami of the Crescent Moon , Howling Mine or Font of Mythos . Unfortunately I don't want to help my opponents that much, because of not having many answers against floats of enchantments, artifacts,.. and so on.

The other thing I'd like to mention is, that Windfall or Whispering Madness does indeed fill my hand and graveyard, but in a control strategy I stick on my Counterspell s and can't affort to get them into the graveyard. So I came up with the Surveil-mechanic, wich gives me card selection.

As I'm using my graveyard as an extended hand cards like Mesmeric Orb , Buried Alive and Intuition help a lot to get the best creature for the situation. Still there is room left for optimization.

Checked out your deck - great work!


1 week ago

Deck looks great for the budget and since a lot of your spells contain blue I think Drowned Secrets might be a good choice, that and Fraying Sanity are a good combo together to mill them out faster. As for non budget recommendations I would say, Archive Trap and Mesmeric Orb for more mill.Visions of Beyond and Search for Azcanta  Flip for card advantage.

thankfranktank02 on Do you believe in fae after love?

2 weeks ago

Ohh !!! And Sanity Grinding is actually good. I'd also recommend a Snapcaster Mage if affordable. There is a cutie line of play with Field of Ruin and Archive Trap. Also Mesmeric Orb it won't hurt you that bad seeing as you are milling them more then you. Just run a few recursion cards and you're good to go.

mgc974 on Izoni, thousand-eyed aristocrats

2 weeks ago

Hello ! I made some tests with Izoni. It's very hard to fill up graveyard with creature. Even with Mesmeric Orb ad some Dredge creature. Creatures are only 1/3 of the deck. But with Panharmonicon, Temur Sabertooth, it's ok. Card like Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip is not very usefull in the deck i think without Izoni, or Avenger of Zendikar. And it's a little winmore. But i will try again a few times.

The deck needs Fauna Shaman and needs tutors in general.

Tortured Existence is a good adding too

Some of you have tested Izoni deck ? Does it work ? Canyou post your lists ?

TheAlfodr on Zombie Tribal

3 weeks ago

44 lands seems a bit high. Since you're in blue, I'd recommend some good counters for more control, and Dimir is REALLY good at mill. Maybe consider a mill subtheme that way you can reanimate some fun stuff with Scarab God.

Counters: Counterspell

Swan Song


Mana Leak

Mill: Mesmeric Orb (a personal favorite)

Consuming Aberration

Tome Scour

Mind Sculpt

Osbert on First Draft Bruna aura

3 weeks ago

Gift of Immortality is a better False Demise but I would recommend running both to circumvent commander tax.

Attunement is kind of a repeatable filter engine. I think the deck would operate quite well with a Mesmeric Orb also fueling the grave, and then take advantage of the low creature presence with cards like Honor the Fallen for graveyard hate.

Sram, Senior Artificer, Mesa Enchantress, and Kor Spiritdancer would be great includes to always keep you hand topped up.

Nomad Mythmaker and Retether are great grave recursion plans that don't include your commander or Replenish and it's absurd price tag..

Darth_Savage on Library Destruction

1 month ago

You are running a mostly singleton deck and seem to be missing the conventional key pieces to a mill deck other than Glimpse the Unthinkable; Mind Funeral, Archive Trap, Mesmeric Orb, Hedron Crab and Fraying Sanity, that isn't a good start to a modern deck which should normally be looking for the most efficient way to achieve it's goal. Now if your on a budget, then the Orb might be a little too expensive, but aside from it you really should be running more 4 of's as already pointed out by Eron_the_Relentless. I think you need to decide if you are trying to build an aggro deck that happens to mill or a mill deck with a little bit more creature combat.

I'd also be wary of playing mill in modern at the moment, since you may end up helping your opponent more than you hinder them due to the rise in graveyard strategies. Anyway good luck

ChrisNicolella on Lazav, the Multifarious cEDH

1 month ago

I like this deck. I think Lazav has potential as a strong commander. Have you consider Mesmeric Orb and Basalt Monolith to mill your entire library?

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