Creature — Demon
You can't win the game and your opponents can't lose the game.
|Have (3)||Forkbeard , CompleteWaste , metalmagic|
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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Rare|
|Commander 2014 (C14)||Mythic Rare|
|Worldwake (WWK)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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- Darksteel reactor & abyssal persecutor in multiplayer
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Abyssal Persecutor Discussion
3 days ago
Creature - Human
When ~ enters the battlefield if you control no Knights it loses all other abilities and has base power and toughness 1/2
when ~ attacks if you control a knight it gains horsemanship until end of turn and put a skill counter on ~
when there are 3 or more skill counters on ~ put 4 +1/+1 and an indestructible counter on ~ it becomes a knight in addition to it's other types
That isn't too creative but I like the concept
Next challenge: Create a card that Abyssal Persecutor Really likes
1 month ago
My first magic experience me and my two buddies were baked out of our trees, and it was Shards of Alara block. My buddy had a couple Shards decks built up, Naya Godsire, Jund Hellkite Overlord and Grixis Prince of Thralls and they all used the same mechanic with Demon's Herald et al. I honestly don’t remember the rest of the decks at all but by the end of the night my buddy was on top of the fridge taking a picture of the battlefield littered with these three clunky beginner decks. There’s a reason I value my Japanese foil Godsire so highly.
Bloodthrone Vampire was the centre of this janky aristocrats deck I built during Zendikar/Scars of Mirrodin for the Mirrodin Besieged Game Day, my first real build for a tournament. I remember running out the first day Rise of the Eldrazi was out between (or possibly instead of attending) my uni classes to specifically buy a playset of these vampires. Anyway, the deck also starred Abyssal Persecutor and Sarkhan the Mad, but the real power came from Act of Treason and the vampire. I stole just enough wins in a pre-Batterskull CawBlade world to Top 8 and still have my Black Sun's Zenith promo to show for it, which is another one of my favourite cards.
2 months ago
The first thing that comes to mind for me is Hatred. This can easily take out a player, and plays even better if you have a lifelink creature.
Jet Medallion seems like a great card to have in your deck, since you will probably play several spells a turn.
Black Market seems like it would generate a lot of value for you.
Wound Reflection also seems perfect for finishing off opponents.
In terms of aggressive, powerful creatures, I think you are missing a few key cards that would really make this deck scary.
Phyrexian Obliterator redefines what a good aggressive black card is.
Skirsdag High Priest is very easy to activate in Commander.
Loyal Subordinate represents heaps of damage with your commander out.
Rotting Regisaur is very much worth the discard for his body.
Woe Strider should make its way to the maindeck.
Abyssal Persecutor is excellent and even has great applications for multiplayer.
Demon of Catastrophes can eat up a useless creature in exchange for a 6/6 flying trample.
Doom Whisperer is great value.
Archfiend of Despair is the perfect late game finisher for you.
In terms of cuts, I don't think a lot of your very small creatures will get very far in a game of commander. I would cut the weaker ones like Carrier Thrall, Sanitarium Skeleton, Lazotep Reaver, Priest of the Forgotten Gods, Reassembling Skeleton and Tattered Mummy.
Tyrant's Choice seems like it won't often do what you want it to. I am sure you can find better removal than Defile. Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper also seem a bit underpowered for Commander.
4 months ago
If you want bang for your buck there's Abyssal Persecutor which can get you 6 tokens for 5 mana with your commander, or can be used to do a little damage before sacrificing it, being that it has flying and can swing over some people. Then a good card for any black token deck with a decent mana supply is Champion of Stray Souls which has a repeatable effect.
4 months ago
Hey! Great idea! I love Phage and this deck. I could blind but do you have any other effects than Platinum Angel that make it so you don't lose when you cast Phage? Because if you cast Phage without something like that then you will lose the game. Try adding Stunning Reversal or Lich's Mastery. If you have some ways to give your creatures to other people maybe even throw in an Abyssal Persecutor. But I love the deck! keep it up!
5 months ago
You can format your commander in your mainboard like so:
1x Kenrith, the Returned King *CMDR*
Unless its your center theme, I wouldn't recommend Will of the Council as its not group-hug at all and its payoffs are either meh or extra turns (feels bad man).
I highly recommend Karona, False God. It can swing for 8 by itself and politicking its swings or protecting yourself from your own commander is a lot of fun. Scheming Symmetry, Wishclaw Talisman, Havoc Festival, and Captive Audience are also a lot of fun.
5 months ago
Love the idea of the deck, and can always respect a level of restraint when it comes to crafting 'ideal' setups in favour of the theme. I run a similar sort of idea (though wildly different in approach) in You cannot change your fate..., which aims to balance the board state by helping players that aren't doing so well while hindering ones that are doing well, with the end goal (can't exactly call it a win con since it doesn't let me win) being Divine Intervention. Obviously with that being B/W not everything will transition but I feel there's some ideas I think may work, though obviously you'll know best.
Firstly I've always enjoyed Forbidden Orchard. While you don't usually need much colour fixing in a 2-colour setup, it still helps if you can get it, and giving someone who isn't doing so well at least a chump blocker is just a nice thing to do (I don't know if you'd be able to work this into any deals with anyone, but again, you probably know best whether it's worth considering).
I don't know if you have enough means to get rid of it when you need to, but if you do, I feel Abyssal Persecutor could work wonders. There's no better deal you could make with someone who's about to lose than to keep them alive by your good graces. You'd need a way to ditch it if things go south, but if you have that, I think it could lead to some interesting situations.
Lastly, a card that I am not yet running in my deck but I have every intention of trying out, and I think would work even better for you is Head Games. While it'd be good in my deck for balancing out the game, I think the ability to give someone a hand with any combination of cards from their deck would be an insane amount of leverage in any deal you'd be looking to make. Otherwise you could always use it to give someone a hand full of lands if they don't hold up their end of a deal with you.
Let me know your thoughts!
8 months ago
Dark Ritual is the perfect tool for casting your demons earlier; I'd recommend fitting 3 or 4 in the deck. Heartless Summoning is something to consider as well. Ob Nixilis, Unshackled isn't very useful in this deck unless you run something that forces the opponent to search their library like Scheming Symmetry ; Some cheaper CMC (and $) demons to consider are Abyssal Persecutor and Desecration Demon . Rakdos, the Showstopper is also an OK one-sided board wipe as well. This could also open you up to cheaper CMC devils and Imps such as Rakdos Cackler or Vexing Devil . Overall I like the theme a lot and I think it has potential to be really disgusting.