Mesmeric Orb


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

frogkill45 on U/B MILLer Time

1 day ago

Profane Memento is pretty good vs creature heavy decks

Bontu's Last Reckoning / Damnation Both are good vs aggro matches

Set Adrift for when someone plays Leyline of Sanctity side note Mesmeric Orb gets around this and can accelerate your delve costs.

Torpor Orb also useful least in my meta vs all the 5c human decks

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Reanimator's Wet Dream

5 days ago

@SufferFromEDHD Many thanks, I wouldn't change it for the world haha. And yah, I throw any ideas in my maybeboard then cut them on my weekend free time, but I don't change this deck's actual mainboard as much. I was just considering Mesmeric Orb today too with my friend, especially since each untap is separately triggered instead of all at once, which is a very important difference for this deck. Thanks for the call out!

TheSurgeon on Modern Mill

5 days ago

Effective, I can't and won't deny. I feel like your strategy relies too heavily on cards like Fraying Sanity and Mesmeric Orb. Only because it feels that, without Snapcaster Mage to help retrieve lost/cast spells, and Twincast (great with Isochron Scepter, btw) to maximize your hand plays since you'll be losing spells through Orb, your hurting yourself.

I would only stubbornly insist on Field of Ruin in place of Ghost Quarter, for a few reasons:
1. First off, it guarantees an Archive Trap freebie. (mmmm)
2. While it ramps everyone, it'll trigger your crab again, and doesn't leave you a land short like Quarter does.

I would perhaps drop Mind Funeral for Breaking. It'll give you a guaranteed 8 cards for one less mana, and one less permanent for the Orbs to nom from your library.

This is just advice of course. Nice to see a put together mill deck without too much jank. :-) Just feels that it takes away from you, more than it should, or has to.

2x Shelldock Isle is too many, IMO. It's slow, and if you get your opponent to less than 20 cards in Library, you just gotta clean up (what.. 1 spell? Oooooooo). I cant find a reason to justify 2 when ultimately it slows down the deck.

Coupla questions if u don't mind: Do you ever think you need counter; and What seems to be the chink in the armor for it?

Mr_Bungle on Mill of Meletis

5 days ago

Hah. After investigating Gaea's Blessing, I assumed I wouldn't need it as I was not milling myself. Then I realised Mesmeric Orb effected myself, as well as everyone else. Nice catch. You definitely start to commit to the mill including the pair. Including self-mill, which I've avoided up to this stage.

I think I'll sideboard them for my next night and give them a spin for a single game and see what the product is

Mr_Bungle on Mill of Meletis

5 days ago

Thanks for checking it out chadsansing, I love that everyone has a different take and agree, not having black is frustrating trying to focus mill. It's really great that people always think of cards you wouldn't think yourself.

I have avoided Fraying Sanity as it focuses too much hate on a specific player. I'm more interesting in spreading the love around.

I am really into Mesmeric Orb, the incremental value that could accrue seems excellent and Gaea's Blessing also seems like a good choice. Now just where to fit it in ;)

Thanks again

chadsansing on Mill of Meletis

5 days ago

I love mill. This is a pretty sweet take on it without any black cards.

Would you consider a mainboard Mesmeric Orb with something like a Gaea's Blessing and a Quest for Ancient Secrets in there, and maybe a Fraying Sanity?

SufferFromEDHD on Reanimator's Wet Dream

5 days ago

Ok. First, Greatest. Username. Ever.

Second, your maybeboard is another deck, haha.

Third, I see Sidisi, I suggest Awakening + Mesmeric Orb

Elmoisamac on The Scarab God (Zombie Mill)

1 week ago

Barsan thank you for the suggestions! I will consider adding some of those cards. Especially, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and Mesmeric Orb.

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