Abyssal Persecutor

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Abyssal Persecutor Discussion

Rorschach on Kaalia, Zenith Seeker Deck

3 days ago

Why play Abyssal Persecutor if you have only two cards to get rid of him?

SakuraStorm on Kaalia's Demon Pals

3 weeks ago

Looks fun, but it seems you're lacking carddraw.

To make sure you don't run out of gas, i'd recommend running:

Ambition's Cost and Ancient Craving

and imo the best carddraw spell in mardu Painful Truths .

Few suggestions to take out:

Phyrexian Arena is very veeeeeery slow.

Bloodgift Demon is Arena on a stick.

Abyssal Persecutor is underwhelming, has a drawback and does'nt scale to well powerwise in EDH.

hellokitty6666666666666 on Giving Good People Bad Permanents

2 months ago

hey burferking, thanks for the input

you may be right about things like the Abyssal Persecutor abilities, i'll have to report back to you once i see it happen. i play on mtgo, so i'll see how that goes

your deck looks great, and i completely agree with you about the deck being casual. i like it for what it is as well. i usually play a lot of durdly-pillowfort-grouphug type decks, so this is just a slightly more chaotic take on what i'm usually already doing.

as for the card suggestions, i don't know how i forgot Homeward Path , i'll be adding that in asap.

Demonic Tutor will definitely go in once i get it on mtgo. it's a few dollars and i just haven't gotten around to buying it. i do wanna keep the tutors to a minimum, so i probably won't add more than that replacement. however, Mastermind's Acquisition is functionally the same card as Diabolic Tutor in commander. unless your playgroup allows you access to a wishboard i suppose

FelixMortem on Oh, You Wanted to Play Magic?

2 months ago

If you wanted to be extremely hateful you could run Abyssal Persecutor and Platinum Angel with enough cards to protect them just to completely lock the game down

Mj3913 on Xenoblade Chronicles Thantis

2 months ago

Ancient Stone Idol could work even if you're not the one being attacked, Hornet Queen gives people a reason to not attack you, Assault Suit maybe? Though having creatures with a drawback to attacking would be good with it. Abyssal Persecutor and Rakdos the Defiler would be fun with the suit. Couldn't find any other drawback critters. And finally, No Mercy for the ones that slip through. Anyway, hope that helps, I'll drop a + for ya too.

jpermar on Rakdos, Lord's Downward Spiral

2 months ago

A massive update this time. One that I'm very excited about. Here are the changes:

Overall, the deck is faster and more consistent. Here's a summary of changes by card category:

  • direct damage is now at lower cmc
  • -1 Ramp
  • +1 protection/haste
  • +2 tutor
  • +5 draw
  • +1 anti-control
  • -4 Creature removal
  • -2 graveyard hate
  • -1 discard
  • -1 extra attack
  • -1 lifegain/recursion
  • +1 removal

So the changes overall are lower cmc, more draw and tutor, less creature removal and less utility (graveyard hate, extra attacks, etc.) Overall, the early turn plays to get direct damage and get Rakdos out are far more prevalent. The deck is more aggressive and more focused now, and plays much smoother.

And yes, this is the only deck I have where I've taken out Sol Ring . It's simply better to have only colored mana in order to cast Rakdos as consistently as possible!

DrukenReaps on Need help with this lost ...

3 months ago

I dunno if Rayenous will make it viewable or even has the list still so I would start by looking over the following stolen from that forum and build from there.

KrazyCaley said "Rayenous has it.

There are multiple ways to do it, but they all involve variations on the same basic pattern.

Step 1 - Mindslaver + Academy Ruins lock.

Step 2 - Prevent your opponent and preferably also yourself from losing (since this procedure will take a long time) through the use of Platinum Angel or Abyssal Persecutor .

Step 3 - Donate a mechanism to your opponent whereby they can put cards they own into their deck. Rayenous used Research on an Isochron Scepter . My version of this deck used Death Wish (which works since our opponent can't lose the game while we have the Angel/Persecutor out), but Research is faster. Repeatedly have them add in cards until their entire collection is in the deck. Note that you will probably also need to Donate something that generates any color mana to your opponent as well.

Step 4 - Use Amulet of Quoz to convert their entire deck, which is now their entire collection, into their ante (true, we'd have to be playing with ante rules, which are now gone, but hey, that's the fun).

Step 5 - Blow up whatever thing you set up to prevent your opponent from losing.

Step 6 - Enjoy all your friend's Magic cards."

Now I don't foresee anyone agreeing to ante so you might leave that part out... Also a lot of people even in casual games will say that only a side board can be added in with wish cards and commander doesn't use a side board. So most people play with the idea that if you use wish cards you need to let them know ahead of time.

At this point I would be looking at a commander. Maybe? Could add in another color if you want... Parhaps use Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and mill their crazy sized library to the grave? Actually a better option might be The Mimeoplasm for the commander. Cards like Villainous Wealth would be great.

McWafflez on i have no clue what im doing with kaalia

3 months ago

Swift Warkite and Abyssal Persecutor are easy cuts as they have little synergy with Kaalia

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Abyssal Persecutor occurrence in decks from the last year

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