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

[email protected]_only on GET READY FOR THE SHOWSTOPPER!!!

2 weeks ago

I've seen better luck with Rakdos, Lord of Riots and cards with high converted mana costs that were primarily colorless (like Artisan of Kozilek or Exsanguinate). love the building theme though.

odd little demonic combo for you consider - Abyssal Persecutor + Assault Suit

GoblinsBeatElves on

3 weeks ago

Nice! I have a deck that is a bit like this, but with a few differences, because my budget is lower. As I look over your list, the first thing that jumps out at me is that you have a lot of targeted removal. You have 18 targeted removal spells in the deck. I think it might be best to slot in some discard somewhere in there in place of a few Thoughtseize or, if you’re on a budget, Inquisition of Kozilek. I mean, I know you would want more than normal because of Abyssal Persecutor, I have found discard to be very helpful in matchups like Bogles and games with Ensnaring Bridge, so I can take out those cards early. Hope that helps!

WhichKing on Commander Pain

3 weeks ago

Some suggestions:

Erebos, God of the Dead: Reslient way to stop your opponents from gaining life. (As an aside, you need more card draw, black has plenty)

Havoc Festival: How could this not be here? :P

Anathemancer: Flicker or reanimate this repeatedly for late-game blowouts.

I'd recommend taking out all the specters unless you really want them for flavour reasons. They are already overcosted for their stats in normal 60-card magic. In my experience they totally suck in EDH and get rapidly surpassed by your opponents' creatures. Just swap them out for good 4-5 cost demons like Abyssal Persecutor, Archfiend of Depravity, Bloodgift Demon, Indulgent Tormentor.

Gattison on Alternate Win and Loss Conditions

1 month ago

Hey thanks for making this! I'm adding this to "the list" as I write this.

So, as the self-proclaimed "Listmaster of Puppets is Pulling Your Strings," I have a few suggestions if you don't mind. Firstly, you could add cards like Platinum Angel and Abyssal Persecutor to the Sideboard or Maybeboard, for completionist's sake.

Secondly, since you list nonModern-legal cards, this seems to be a built as an EDH-friendly tool. In which case, I recommened you change the main hub from Unknown to Commander, and then add six other generic hubs for maximum exposure when you cycle. Add things like Control, Combo, Aggro, Midrange, maybe Stax, idk. Vague but applicable things that would appeal to players who would need this list.

Thirdly, Simon_Williamson made a similar list before (Define win condition), but he has discrepancies in his list from yours. His profile says he hasn't been active in 5 months and the list itself hasn't been updated in a year, but it may be worth working together or something. Otherwise, another way to differentiate your list from his (besides adding the above stuff to the Sideboard), would be to categorize each card with #Alternate_Win & #Alternate_Loss. Or say screw that and just maintain your own, whatever, really. =]

Finally, what you said in your post about color and CMC distribution is interesting, and I feel deserves to be in the description.

Thanks again, and let me know the next time you make a list, too!

DemonDragonJ on Alternate Win and Loss Conditions

1 month ago

At this moment, I have not included an effects that prevent a player from winning or losing the game, such as Platinum Angel or Abyssal Persecutor, but I may possibly include such cards in the future.

Now that I have a visual representation of these cards, I see that the majority of them are enchantments, that 4 is the most common converted mana cost for them, and that black is the most common color, with white being the second most common color among them.

cdkime on I can't win the game, ...

1 month ago

Liliana's Contract will resolve, but you will not win the game. From Abyssal Persecutor’s Gatherer page:

11/17/2017 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.

(Note, the Felidar Sovereign trigger specifically mentioned in the Fatherer ruling is directly on-point with Liliana's Contract.)

TypicalTimmy on I can't win the game, ...

1 month ago

So I have a Modern Demon Tribal deck that runs several different Demons. One "win-con" of the deck is I play Abyssal Persecutor and luer my opponent into a false sense of security. They typically don't block and don't remove him, knowing damage means nothing so a 0 life total keeps them in the game.

Then I kill it with a removal spell and win the game out of nowhere.

I had considered adding Liliana's Contract, for a secondary win-con and that got me thinking...

If I have four Demons, suppose Master of the Feast, Abyssal Persecutor, Indulgent Tormentor and Soulcage Fiend and I bring out Liliana's Contract, at the beginning of my next upkeep... what happens?

I met the win-con. I have four Demons with different names. But I can't win thanks to Abyssal. But I do win, thanks to the Contract.

How does this resolve?

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