Abyssal Persecutor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Mythic Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Mythic Rare

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Abyssal Persecutor

Creature — Demon

Flying, trample

You can't win the game and your opponents can't lose the game.

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Abyssal Persecutor Discussion

griffstick on Contract for your death

1 week ago

@ticked-off-squirrel, perhaps. It's a good card but it's 3 mana and only reduces the cost of my creatures. The life gain and drain is good but doesn't add to the strength of the deck. Compare it to Jet Medallion for 2 mana reduces all my black spells, I can play it on turn 2 and turn 3 play Crypt Ghast or Abyssal Persecutor.

FancyTuesday on Abyssal persecutionr

1 week ago

Abyssal Persecutor says "you can't win the game..." Nothing can cause you to win the game while you have Abyssal Persecutor in play. This is similar to controlling an effect that says "you cannot gain life" and playing a card that says "you gain X life."

From Abyssal Persecutor's Gatherer rulings:

No game effect can cause you to win the game or cause any opponent to lose the game while you control Abyssal Persecutor. It doesn’t matter whether an opponent has 0 or less life, an opponent is forced to draw a card while their library is empty, an opponent has ten or more poison counters, an opponent is dealt combat damage by Phage the Untouchable, you control Felidar Sovereign and have 40 or more life, or so on. You keep playing.

MarloweH on Abyssal persecutionr

1 week ago

Abyssal Persecutor :"you cant win the game and your opponents cant lose the game" Liliana's Contract :"At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control four or more demons with different names, you win the game" What would happen in the case of having Abyssal Persecutor and 3 other demons out? I would assume the Abyssal Persecutor would override Liliana's Contract and prevent you from winning but im not exactly sure. How do you determine which has "priority" in this case?

jgc10 on Upcycling

2 weeks ago

Thanks again lagotripha. I definitely agree that skeins needs to be added and I went with Abyssal Persecutor as my sangromancer replacement. I'm concerned that I don't have enough 1 drops though. What should I remove for a couple more of those? Or do I even need them?

TypicalTimmy on Exciting Cards in M19

3 weeks ago

My #1 favorite set in the entire history of Magic was the Tarkir block, specifically Dragons of Tarkir. I know most people went for Khans of Tarkir because of the fetch lands, but I'm not a very competitive player. I like flavorful decks, big flashy cards, stupid combos, and awesome finishers.

  • Your typical Timmy / Johnny Modern player

So when I saw the plethora of Dragons in M19 my inner fanboy freaked!

I currently have like four or five Dragon decks. Gruul, Jund, Rakdos, Azorius (That one sucks but is fun to play), and I had an older Jund deck that I quit using because it was making problems with my group.

I gotta say, Sarkhan, Fireblood pairs especially nicely with Sarkhan Vol. Their +1 abilities line up rather nicely. Draw a card and give your bois +1/+1 and Haste or pop out a Dragon and give it +1/+1 and Haste. Very nice.

Sure, Fireblood is two turns slower to ult but you also now have 8 cards in your deck that do the same thing (If you so choose). Dragon decks centered around Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest will have far too much fun with these.

Which leads me into Sarkhan, Dragonsoul. I currently have a Mono-red Dragon deck that actually ramps via Dragonlord's Servant and Infernal Plunge. I'm definitely able to make room for at least two of these guys, which is going to be awesome.

I'm also considering tinkering around with Lathliss, Dragon Queen. Arcane Adaptation makes her a powerhouse of pain.

Another interesting pairing I can work with is Demanding Dragon and Glorybringer, alongside Thunderbreak Regent. That's an awful lot of control-like aspects in MRDs.

Stepping aside from Dragons now, I'm also super excited for Apex of Power as I routinely run decks that can very easily achieve those levels of mana, though I may just run a single copy in a deck as Genesis Wave is strictly better. For 10 mana, you get X=8 and they hit the battlefield. Though what's interesting is if you cast an Apex of Power, you can filter the top seven and Genesis Wave the next 8. I'm not 100% certain if this is a good idea or not, but it could be worth looking at.

I'd also like to say that I'm super excited for the new Gruulfriends deck I can build around Vivien Reid and Domri Rade. If you get both emblems, which should be rather easy to do in Gruul, everybody now gets the following:

  • +2/+2, Indestructible, Double Strike, Haste, Hexproof, Trample, and Vigilance. That's a TON of anthem!

Also, can I just say that Resplendent Angel alongside Nyx-Fleece Ram + Inventors' Fair + Venser's Journal + Fountain of Renewal + Radiant Fountain is dangerously potent when you consider Angelic Accord and Archangel of Thune are a thing.

Also worth noting: Amulet of Safekeeping + Mechanized Production is a serious power play.

Also a new Reverberate in the ways of Doublecast is pretty neat. Might have to make a copypasta deck running those and Howl of the Horde...

It's also nice to finally have a new Hydra addition that doesn't completely suck.

I also run a Mono-Black Demon Tribal centered around the following:

So, naturally Liliana's Contract is a nice addition. Worth noting: Grixis Arcane Contract will be fun.

APPLE01DOJ on Mono Black "Casual"ties

1 month ago

Those are all good creatures, Abyssal Persecutor being the best. I've used them all in various decks quite a bit.

I was thinking about cutting a land for a 1 of. I was thinking Collective Brutality or a creature. I was looking for something that plays a little nicer with Bob.*

*Besides Nyxathid because I have another deck that is fairly similar that is pretty much just Bob & Nyxathid

Gracco on Mono Black "Casual"ties

1 month ago

Phyrexian Obliterator Vampire Nighthawk Gatekeeper of Malakir Desecration Demon Abyssal Persecutor just some quality creatures to consider. You look too invested in creature removal. That is where I would cut at first.

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