Mesmeric Orb

Mesmeric Orb


Whenever a permanent becomes untapped, that permanent's controller mills a card (They put the top card of their library into their graveyard.)

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Legacy Legal

Mesmeric Orb occurrence in decks from the last year

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Mesmeric Orb Discussion

nomjas123 on Milling Gone Rogue (Precon Upgrade Guide)[PRIMER]

1 week ago

VorelNailo Thanks for reaching out!

Mesmeric Orb Mills a lot. Depends on how long it stays on the table, but usually 5-10 per turn triggered at untap, resolved at upkeep. One-time 2 generic mana investment. One of my favorites. Court of Cunning is stronger, as long as you can costitently keep monarch.

Ashiok, Dream Render - maybe less usefull if you don't have too much reanimation in your playgroup. I have a buddy playing Meren and I love going all Ashiok on him. Anyhow, anti-tutor is pretty powerful all around (kills ramp too).

My meta used to be full of boardwipes, so I put together Mulldrotha deck. I brewed with it a little bit and turns out I really liked how milling went, so I decided for that strategy.

If you wanna shift towards reanimation, then I would happily recommend: Havengul Lich - can reanimate your or opponents graves

Sewer Nemesis - can get quite big really fast

Consuming Aberration - as above. If you play a lot of small spells, which you seem to do, it provides good milling too.

Altar of Dementia - Good sac outlet for mill decks. Works amazing with the two above.

Living Death - crazy gamechanger with self-mill and ashiok

Use whatever you like :)

VorelNailo on Milling Gone Rogue (Precon Upgrade Guide)[PRIMER]

1 week ago

nomjas123 - so glad you like the deck!

Mesmeric Orb is something I've never tried before. I wish it didn't mill me, but that's not a huge issue (I just wish I could play Lurrus). How has your experience with it been? How much does it actually mill?

Ashiok, Dream Render is a very powerful planeswalker, and the mill is formidable (a 20 card installment plan for 3 mana), but I'm not a fan of the required exile. I'm trying to shift the deck more towards reanimation, and exiling all those Sphinx of the Second Suns doesn't help.

nomjas123 on Milling Gone Rogue (Precon Upgrade Guide)[PRIMER]

1 week ago

Thank you for your work with this fun theme! Especially I like your choice of low CMC spot removals and dirt cheap unblockable pawns doing heavy lifting.

Below, some that may be useful:

Mesmeric Orb - can't say enough how much value/fun that one is in an actual game ;)

Ashiok, Dream Render is always nice, especially if you need to get rid of all opponents graveyards


abby315 on Cheating Made Easy: Ramirez DePietro & Armix

3 weeks ago

Mesmeric Orb is newly cheap thanks to the reprint, is an artifact for Armix, and helps basically give you card selection/draw because you can retrieve any of the cards you milled at the start of turn with Ramirez. Ashiok, Dream Render has an incredible static hate ability, plus the mill gives you cards to choose from and exiling opponents' GY can be a way to stop them from winning.

In addition to Cycling, Ramirez is really good with Transmute: Muddle the Mixture and Dimir Machinations turn into free tutors for whatever you need.

Eventually I think you'll need to figure out a better win-con. I run a similar deck with a heavy Zombie subtheme that leaves me with an army of undead most games, and even then I struggle to close out a lot of the time. There's plenty of infinite combos to choose from in U/B, or you can go for a zombie theme, or go for more commander damage voltron with stuff like Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Whispersilk Cloak, and Commander's Plate. Up to you but at the moment it must take quite awhile to close out games.

Metroid_Hybrid on Syr Konrad's Killing & Milling Company

1 month ago

I love the goofy-strong value that is Syr Konrad, the Grim.. Here's a shameless plug for my (very non-budget) take on Konrad (Ladies & Gentlemen, Mister Konrad Twitty..)

Generally speaking, virtually anything that manipulates the Graveyard(s) synergizes with Konrad..

That being said, I second that Tortured Existence should absolutely be here. Two other cards you should consider are Mesmeric Orb and Morality Shift. The latter of course is better with 1 or 2 OG Eldrazi Titans ($$$) in the 99, while the former is simply amazing anytime Konrad is out..

Crow-Umbra on Drowned Phantoms - Araumi Primer

1 month ago

Nice list! I've also been working on Araumi. In case you want to shuffle stuff around, Aphetto Alchemist can go infinite with Mesmeric Orb by itself, without being Encored. Alchemist can target itself with its ability.

Obsessive Stitcher is also cool since it has a looting and reanimate effect all on one.

You can also get a combo going with Cavalier of Night + Glasspool Mimic  Flip + Sac Outlet.

  • Basically, have Cavalier on the board, and Glasspool ETB as a copy of Cavalier.

  • Sac the Mimic with the sac outlet and its copy of the 2nd Cavalier trigger goes on the stack and can target Glasspool Mimic that is now in the grave yard. As Glasspool Mimic ETBs again, have it become a copy of Cavalier & repeat.

Forbid can also work as reusable interaction

Allimand on She's a Grave-Digger! (Sidisi zombie army)

1 month ago

One of my favorite zombies to run is Phyrexian Delver because reanimate on a creature is usually pretty dang good. He is a zombie as well, so that helps.

No Mesmeric Orb and Basalt Monolith combo?

Daedalus19876 on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

1 month ago

sleeper_agent007: Aphetto Alchemist can untap itself, so it gives infinite self-mill directly with Mesmeric Orb. Tap Aphetto targeting itself, let it untap, repeat.

Vizier of Tumbling Sands/Fatestitcher can't target themself (for this exact reason), but when Araumi gives them encore, we get multiple copies. So Copy A can untap Copy B, which can untap Copy A... Giving us the same effect as Aphetto Alchemist + Mesmeric Orb! ;)

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