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

skmbc on Mono-Black Control

1 week ago

I've been building a similar deck, http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/the-gate-modern-4/

-I ran Desecration demon aswell when I first began building it, but usually got trampled by go-wide strats. Abyssal Persecutor is an awesome card with all the removal you're carrying it's easy to sac him to a gatekeeper or something.

-Vampire Nighthawk is another great card that helps with lifegain if you choose to run a few Phyrexian Arena, Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper.

-Funeral Charm is an awesome card for this type of deck, especially once youre able to get an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, you're able to have instant speed discard, removal, or sneak a few points of damage in with swampwalking or buff your creatures.

-Really try to get in some Collective Brutality in over distress, its awesome utility and if you decide to run some Bloodghast or Dakmor Salvage+Raven's Crime you get some extra value.

-I would replace mutilate with Languish and probably move it over to the side, you're pretty overstocked on removal often a sweeper shouldn't be a big deal.

-Nihil Spellbomb is great budget GY hate for black.

-Fatal Push Cast Down Geth's Verdict are all great alternative sources for removal. I like running atleast one geth's because Thrun, the Last Troll is a card that I see often.

-Pithing Needle is awesome against resolved planeswalkers and other activated effects like manlands.

-Vampire Hexmage is great aggresive planeswalker hate

-Pack Rat is a nice win con that dodges removal and plays with your board wipes

-Runechanter's Pike works pretty awesome if you have enough card draw to get through and dump a bunch of sorceries

Hope this helped keep rocking the mono black!

BMHKain on What Color Identity is best ...

2 weeks ago

Looks good here. I also remembered Lion's Eye Diamond being amazing here for being a Black Lotus that kills your hand. Stunned that got Unbanned...

Although, I have two ideas...

  1. How good is Abyssal Persecutor here? I heard that some can manipulate his reversed Platinum Angel ability... But how? I'm actually thinking of other Wincons here as well... Liliana's Contract, & Revel in Riches would be busted...

  2. How do I protect my yard from stuff like Bojuka Bog & co., Grafdigger's Cage, or even Ashes of the Abhorrent? Even more so w/ an opposing Leyline of the Void? These are all tied as the Biggest Weakness in a deck like this. & griffstick, I still am wondering why you said "Smh". Any reason why?

That said, I'm trying to plan out my deck as I'm working on others... Wish me Luck! :D

JoosetheMuice on Lazav, The Multiwin

4 weeks ago

I would say add:

Negate or Swan Song (probably the later, 1 mana to save lazav in a pinch is a big deal) Snuff Out as well for that free kill when tapped out. Fact or Fiction is a draw spell I like here as is Pull from Tomorrow

Stinkweed Imp Nightmare Void Dakmor Salvage all have dredge, which could serve you pretty well.

I also like Platinum Angel and Krav, the Unredeemed

I'd Cut:

Abyssal Persecutor for the angel, Laboratory Maniac not sure what it does in this deck, is it just to combo with Mirror-Mad Phantasm? if so cut them both. Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow.

A couple other things I don't love are Thief of Sanity, Phyrexian Soulgorger and Dream Eater

Kermitthealmighty on Zedruu, The greathearted edh

4 weeks ago

Ive always thought it would be funny to splash some black in a Zedruu deck for something like Abyssal Persecutor, Pain Seer, etc.

sylvannos on Eldrazi Demons?

1 month ago

Bridge from Below is a bad card outside of Dredge, though. It doesn't even help the OP's request for ideas regarding ways to take advantage of Grave Pact and other similar cards. You get Bridge from Below into your graveyard...and then it's immediately exiled because you continued playing your deck?

I agree with Sarkhan420. If you're going to try and cheat a huge demon into play, Demon of Death's Gate isn't exactly high on the list of powerhouse cards. Why not cheat in Griselbrand? Or Sire Of Insanity? Herald of Anguish? You can use something like Shadowborn Apostle.

Not to mention, Abyssal Persecutor costs around the same amount as Demon of Death's Gate due to the fact you have to sacrifice 3 black creatures (there are no zero mana black creatures in Modern that you can play from your hand). And do you really want to base your strategy on losing 3 permanents to play 1 permanent that gets killed by nearly every kill spell in the format?

Dumgoldfish124 on Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

1 month ago

Some nice cards I always liked in my ninja deck were Abyssal Persecutor and Aqueous Form. Just something to think about.

Monomanamaniac on Sharing is caring

2 months ago

Just so you know, 2 rust elementals cancel each other out, you can sac each with the other one and avoid losing life. Its because their effect just says you can't sac him, it's not referring to other creatures with the same name. Abyssal Persecutor just saying lol. Phyrexian Etchings you can benefit from it for awhile, then dump it on an opponent once it reaches a high enough number of age counters.

GHOST_SCKOPE on Demon Tribal

2 months ago

Also, i don't see why Herald of Torment is more effective than just running a 4 of of Abyssal Persecutor and just absolutely beating face.

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