Mesmeric Orb

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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.)

Wirmy on The Nine

2 months ago

I’m loving what you have got going so far! I suggest considering these cards for your deck: Darkblast, for mill purposes primarily, but it can always help clear the field of any 1/1 chaff or give you an unexpected edge in a fight; Stinkweed Imp, this is primarily a defensive card, but it’s got a very useful Dredge 5 mechanic. Cauldron's Gift, since you are monoblack; Millikin, to help you cast Ringwraiths; Corpse Churn; Mesmeric Orb, this card is certainly too expensive to really be an option but I saw it and thought I’d mention it.

smack80 on Smeagol will guide you | **Primer v2.0**

4 months ago

Don't be a coward, play Mesmeric Orb.

RangerOfPower on 7-Drop Tribal

6 months ago

king-saproling I've actually tested Street Wraith and Gitaxian Probe and wasn't really a fan. These cards don't really give me confidence if a starting hand is keepable or not. With my luck, they turn into the worst card I could cantrip into and end up bricking my hand haha.

If I can find more room for ramp Farseek would be the first include. Dark Ritual is close too, but I think Sacrifice would be a better fit as a ritual for this deck. For Unmarked Grave and Persist, there just aren't enough good non-legendary 7 drops (bummer, I know). And I just straight up can't afford Intuition.

But all that said, Dance of the Dead seems like a fantastic include. I don't know how I missed this one before but this is exactly the type of card this deck needs.

And I was skeptical about Mesmeric Orb since unlike all the other selfmill effects in the deck, it doesn't help find lands. But the sheer volume of cards it mills might outweigh the downside of not replacing itself with a land. I'm definitely gonna test this one out.

Thanks for the ideas!

Azoth2099 on Chun - li countless tokens

7 months ago


Wow, not sure how I managed to misread Nexus of Fate like that smh, thank you for that correction haha. That's what I get for trying to Magic while sleepy.

Now that I'm rested, let's try to suggest things again...fingers crossed lol.

A really great one that comes to mind is Evacuation. Continuously wiping the board of creatures AND giving you a way to consistently recast Chun-Li for more value is super good. Curfew would be another great way to do this if you're trying to keep the curve low. Filter Out seems like a great way for this deck to consistently control the board very heavily, too. Since this is essentially a graveyard deck, Mesmeric Orb, Windfall, Brain Freeze & Tolarian Winds are all worth considering for sure. Chain of Vapor is ridiculous here too, considering the sheer multi-utility with the Commander imho.

Being dependent on Combat, I'd say Reconnaissance is potentially an auto-include. Grazilaxx, Illithid Scholar pulls weight here too, with it's baby cousin Cunning Evasion slotting in for 1 less mana if that matters.

Sorry if I goofed again with these further suggestions!

Azoth2099 on Anikthea, Hand of Erebos is Graverobbing

9 months ago


OK here we go lol

Creature cuts: Archon of Sun's Grace, Composer of Spring, Courser of Kruphix, Doomwake Giant, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Nessian Wanderer, Nyx Weaver

Artifact cuts: Mesmeric Orb, Whip of Erebos

Enchantment cuts: Battle for Bretagard, Boon of the Spirit Realm, Cast Out, Exploration, Familiar Ground

Sorcery cuts: Extinguish All Hope, Kodama's Reach, Rampant Growth, Skyshroud Claim

Instant cuts: None! Add things like Veil of Summer & Silence, though

I'd recommend that you replace all of those lands ramp spells that cost more than 2 with more mana rocks instead! Your guild signets (Selesnya Signet, Orzhov Signet & Golgari Signet) & talismans (Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Resilience & Talisman of Unity) are all better options since this isn't a Landfall deck.

Forkbeard on The Mimeoplasm: Survival of the Fattest

11 months ago

Great suggestions Mr_Tobiah, thank you! All 3 of those cards have me spinning my wheels and I'm thinking on adding all 3...

  • Mesmeric Orb - I like that this card pulls double duty in getting Mimeo targets in my graveyard + seriously milling everyone else as they untap their lands etc. This will really punish the go wide token strats in my playgroup, heh.
  • Syr Konrad, the Grim - I was kind of iffy on this guy, but the 1 dmg to each opponent factor is pretty spicy, especially when paired with some of the splashier group mill cards (e.g. Maddening Cacophony or Mind Grind). Not a bad mana sink either.
  • Sepulchral Primordial - I think you're right! The ETB factor pairs well with my mill strat & the instant boon vs Sheoldred's slower grind makes a lot of sense here, good call.
  • Caerwyn on Where to send cards for …

    11 months ago

    PSA is generally considered the best in the business. That said, there are plenty of other options - you can find a bunch of articles with a quick Google search comparing and reviewing each. That is probably a better way to decide which to use than just asking folks on a forum.

    Just doing a quick look, it appears a serialised Mesmeric Orb is only about $300.00. Pricey, yes, but hardly the most expensive card in the world. You’ll want to decide if the price for having it graded is really worth it to you - that could actually reduce your number of potential buyers, since they might not want to pay a premium for a graded card at this price point. If you intend to play the long game and wait a few years before selling, perhaps then having it graded (and put in a protective case) might be worth it to you.

    Stardragon on Where to send cards for …

    11 months ago

    I just pulled a serlized Mesmeric Orb and I have no idea where to send for grading

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