Should I Keep Consuming Aberration in These Decks?

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Posted on June 1, 2024, 6 p.m. by DemonDragonJ

I have a copy of Consuming Aberration in three different EDH decks of mine: The Mimeoplasm deck, my Thraximundar deck, and my Sen Triplets deck, but I am wondering if I should keep it those decks; it is very useful in The Mimeoplasm deck, as that deck uses graveyards as resources, but the other two decks typically do not care very much about my opponents' graveyards, so I am wondering what other cards I could put into those decks in place of Consuming Aberration (preferably creatures with a mana value no greater than 5, so as not to raise the mana curves of those decks).

What does everyone else say about this subject? Should I keep Consuming Aberration in those decks, and, if not, what cards do you suggest as replacements for it?

Gidgetimer says... #2

The Mimeoplasm seems like the type of deck that Consuming Aberration would thrive in. I would cut it from the other 2 decks.

I'm not sure how much my replacement suggestions are going to be to your liking since I feel like your decks need mana ramp and you have been resistant to that suggestion in the past. So I would add a talisman to each deck. Since they are replacing a UB creature Talisman of Dominance is the easy one to name off, but any from the "pain lands, but as artifacts" cycle would do. To fulfil your "preferably creatures" requirement I'd say Grand Abolisher in Sen Triplets and Plaguecrafter for Thraximundar.

June 1, 2024 9:54 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #3

Gidgetimer, I already have Myrel, Shield of Argive in my Sen Triplets deck, so are you suggesting Grand Abolisher for redundancy?

June 1, 2024 11:59 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #4

Gidgetimer, also, forgive the double post, but I could also choose enchantments, if there are any that work well with the themes of those decks.

June 1, 2024 11:59 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #5

I was suggesting it as a card that fits the deck. TBH I didn't notice the Myrel, Shield of Argive and kinda forget about her because she is worse in the decks that I usually run that effect in. But, yeah run Grand Abolisher for redundancy of the effect, it is a very good effect if you have room for both.

June 2, 2024 5:35 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #6

Gidgetimer, that is very good, but how do you feel about Esper Sentinel? I have been looking for a reason to put that card into my Sen Triplets deck, and this seems to be a good opportunity, to do so.

June 2, 2024 9:04 p.m.

Gidgetimer says... #7

Both are good creatures, really it just comes down to a meta call. Will taxing non-creatures/drawing be better for your game plan or will not allowing your opponents to respond to you.

June 2, 2024 10:25 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #8

Gidgetimer, I would prefer to use Esper Sentinel, since that deck is the colors of the Esper shard, but I would like to receive feedback from several more users, before I make a decision, on that matter.

June 6, 2024 9:02 p.m.

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