Consuming Aberration


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
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 their library until they reveal a land card, then puts those cards into their graveyard.

Consuming Aberration Discussion

Hapix on The Scarab God's Arisen Horde

5 days ago

@multimedia, your comment is much appreciated! A lot of thought and play testing has gone into this deck (if I’m being honest though, this isn’t the first attempt as this is around the 8th iteration of scarab god due to play testing and not posting until now LOL).

I want to preface my response to your recommendations by saying that lowering the cmc of the deck is not really a priority as I usually have more than enough mana to do, but bringing down the amount of 5 drops and just generally increasing the tempo of this deck is on my radar. Furthermore, some inclusions (such as Consuming Aberration and Noosegraf Mob ) are in response to the meta of my table wherein they perform well (for example, one of my buddies plays an interesting Alesha, Who Smiles at Death homebrew that focuses on controlling the board state by altering base power/toughness of all creatures, Consuming Aberration on its own has saved my hide more times than one against Alesha lol).

Moving onto your recommendations:

Wonder > Grimoire of the Dead

Just the concept of Wonder alone is fantastic and it was even a part of the original iteration of this deck, but during playtesting (and this might just be me being unlucky) but it was often a mid-game dead draw and when I would have it in my graveyard, having a handful of flying zombies was nice, but not often game ending – hence non-inclusion. Grimoire of the Dead is slow AF and it the second eff is not easy to pull off, the only reason it is in the deck right now is I do not have a Rise of the Dark Realms , not sure what I will replace it with yet but I will take it out.

Windfall > Ancient Excavation

I like Windfall , it is a great wheel and I would like to include it. As it is right now Ancient Excavation is a card I keep in for the versatility of both self-mill and the basic landcycling, although I might swap it out for the Lim-Dul's Vault that you brought up later in your comment (I really like its’ effect tho).

Diabolic Intent > Exsanguinate

Diabolic Intent is a good card and that I plan to add in someday, but just to save $ I’m looking at Wishclaw Talisman as a budget alternative with some inbuilt politicking mechanisms. When it comes to Exsanguinate , it was a filler card I tossed in for play testing I’ll replace it with the aforementioned Wishclaw Talisman most likely

Relentless Dead > Noosegraf Mob

Relentless Dead is a card I used to have in here but I removed it since it felt slow and I just never really utilized the secondary eff I’m looking at getting a Gilded Drake in as a replacement. I agree though that Noosegraf Mob , as a six drop, is quite lackluster in comparison to the other high cmc cards. The potential value of 6 ETBs and/or death triggers is enough to keep him around for now, but if there is something I find I like more I’ll probably take mod out.

Graveborn Muse > Liliana's Reaver

Graveborn Muse I tested it out and saw myself dying to it more often than not, if I move further away from the zombie tribal aspect I might reconsider it. As for Liliana's Reaver , It isn’t to flashy but it works, no need to remove it rn but if anything better comes along I might.

“2 drop mana rocks > Commander's Sphere

Commander's Sphere is place holder card that I had socketed in while I was looking for some better mana rock options. Thanks for bring Arcane Signet to my attention, I’ll probably toss that or the signet in.

Arcane Denial > Countersquall

Arcane Denial isn’t a card I’d normally consider since the +2 for my opponent kind of hurts, but in a format like EDH with the 99 filling up a library, it seems pretty negligible so I’ll add it but won’t remover Countersquall since Its not that hard to get either {B} or {U} mana on demand. This though does touch on a different subject, I do want to add in some more counter magic, tutors, and removal (I’m looking at Arcane Denial , Swan Song , Pact of Negation , Mystical Tutor , Mastermind's Acquisition , Cunning Wish , Death Wish , Wishclaw Talisman , Victim of Night , Hero's Downfall , Murder , and Doom Blade but am stuck on evaluating which are the most beneficial inclusions).

To wrap up, thank you very much for your input it has been really helpful in reevaluating this deck. I sure do have some tinkering to do, haha. The nature of deckbuilding in EDH to me is everlasting and I hope I can continue to improve and refine my decks with recommendations and insight from other kind folks, like you, on this site :D

One last question, a friend is considering selling their Mana Vault to me at a discount, is this a card that I should seriously consider including or not?


MonkeySit on Phenax Mill

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestion moysturizer!

I've found that some cards have been underwhelming in this deck and i could probably replace them with Morphling .

For example, Eater of the Dead is a huge instant win with Phenax, but I didn't find winning with it that fun so I've been thinking I need to find something to replace it with. Are there any suggestions of how to unlock the potential of this card as I have two cards with 3 CMC such as Pemmin's Aura that will do this but better being that they can enchant a bigger creature like Consuming Aberration ?

WUBRG87 on Mill, Mill, Mill for a Million

4 weeks ago

DrukenReaps, Totally agree. I need a second copy then cuz my copy of The Scarab God is in The Queen of Corpses

Plus, I'm not really trying to win by Milling because I feel like it's next to Impossible with three other 100 card decks. I guess it's more of a voltronish and clone strategy. I guess if im going for a more voltron route, i should add some voltron cards. I ordered a bunch of cards for this deck. Like a Whispersilk Cloak amoung many others. I might go find some room for a Aqueous Form . that could be effective with Consuming Aberration . if it survives a round of the table long enough to get to swing that is.

banternlantern on Consuming Mill

1 month ago

Did you consider Slip Through Space ? At one it'll be cheaper to get through than with Rogue's Passage , although it can be countered.

Looks like a fun deck! Consuming Aberration can be pretty intimidating when you're getting milled and just watching it's power/toughness explode.

DemMeowsephs on "Budget" UB Mill Symmetric

1 month ago

Thank you, for actually having the fetch land ( Polluted Delta ) nobody else has them. As for cards to add, I would consider the following: Consuming Aberration , Fleet Swallower , Traumatize , maybe a Mindcrank if you have more creatures or 2+ opponents. Memory Erosion is nice too. BTW, I'm getting all these cards from, it's an amazing site and I use it for all my commander decks. Otherwise, pretty good deck!

The_Fallen_Duke on Decks showing random cards as ...

1 month ago

Yes, I was also very surprised to see some random card suddenly being highlighted as not EDH legal. When it showed e.g. Consuming Aberration I checked whether I had missed some recent awkward and pointless ban, but then suddenly it was also some regular average cards such as Caves of Koilos , Talisman of Creativity or Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , so it had to be something wrong with the site.

SpandexTitan on Phenax toughness milling

2 months ago

Mindcrank + Duskmantle Guildmage goes infinite.

With Altar of Dementia anytime a creature is about to die you can just sac them for extra mill.

Consuming Aberration gets enormous and mills for more and more. Nighthowler does the same without the milling help.

Traumatize in commander is worth it I find, since the decks are thicc.

Beacon of Unrest let’s you play things from opponents graveyards that you’ve milled.

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Consuming Aberration occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

UB (Dimir): 1.39%