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Beautiful. The downside is barely noticeable in the right deck, but the text itself makes this card feel exciting even when both you and your opponent are at safe life totals. It looks and feels like a threat, and it's practically dripping flavour.

No matter what other 4cc 6/6 fliers get printed, this is going to rule over them all. No other colour even comes close to Black.
Posted By: SolomonRedfang (8/28/2013 5:39:42 AM)


A 6/6 flying trample for 2BlackBlack? How about a 5/5 flying trample for BlackBlack?

Heartless Summoning.

Don't forget to Sinkhole your soon-to-be ex-friend a time or two before you kill him off after pushing his/her life total into the negatives. That'll teach him/her to try to have fun playing a game with you.

Turn 1: Swamp, Dark Ritual, Necropotence, pay 3 life
Turn 2: Swamp, Dark Ritual, Heartless Summoning, Abyssal Persecutor, pay 4 life
Turn 3: Swamp, Dark Ritual, Griselbrand, swing for 5
Turn 4: Swamp, Sinkhole, Sinkhole, swing out
Turn 5: swing out, Go for the Throat the Abyssal Persecutor, laugh in their face, adorn yourself with a cro... (see all)
Posted By: Diamondragan (10/21/2013 6:02:26 AM)


Great abilities for a creature, horrible abilities for a Vanguard avatar.
Posted By: MisterAction (5/2/2012 2:07:28 PM)


Erik's Random card 6/13/2011
Mike asked people for "hole submissions". It is a common thing for a development team to do.
Mail out de***ions of cards, and see what people send in. Then the developers meet, and talk about what makes the set. The lead (Mike) chooses which one is the best.

This hole didn't require a lot of talk. Just "AWESOME!", and it was in.

Some cards don't turn out very well, and no one takes credit. This one is so great I know three people who each told me that he made it. And to each of you, great job!

I love how it is a build around that feels like you "broke the card".
It says you can't win, which looks absurdly bad. But you know you can win if you kill it. Wow, I get a 6/6 flying trampler for 2BB, and it barely has a downside; my deck has so much creature kill the "you can't win the game" is practically flavor text!

Posted By: ErikLauer (6/14/2011 12:44:35 AM)


for a creature that can't win you the game... it does a really good job of winning you the game....
Posted By: Rhunic_32 (5/19/2011 12:34:38 PM)


MasterOfEtherium is the Abyssal Persecutor of Gatherer. He's cheap, dirty, and not very good unless you have a way to kill him.

Oh, and he types like an idiot.
Posted By: Guest513736147 (8/17/2010 8:28:22 AM)


Platinum Angel called. She says you're doing it wrong.
Posted By: Jake1991 (12/9/2010 1:04:50 PM)


This is ridiculously the best Faustian Demon ever. A real deal with the Devil, and the only way to break it? Betray the Demon. Sign a legal contract with a fallen ancient power from the days of the making of the world, who has just given you awesome power, then STAB HIM IN THE BACK. Forget B.F.M., Forget Dark Ritual. THIS is the Blackest Card in Magic: the Gathering.

Kaalia Appoved.

Posted By: DarthParallax (8/11/2011 7:48:04 PM)


I play this along with platinum angel. I Tell people I love the game too much to let it end.
Posted By: Enelysios (3/26/2012 5:04:55 AM)


To: TheSuperbloop, the flavor text actually says that both players are his slaves cause your opponent craves death from getting his face smashed by abyssal's hoof all day and you desire freedom from him so you can let your opponent die but he keeps both of that from happening lol.

As for the card i'd have to say he's an amazing demon just cause he's cheep powerful but has a huge catch everything that makes the perfect demon. 5/5

Btw thumbs up if angels (baneslayer) can suck my big demon d!¢#.
Posted By: flare1122 (1/14/2011 12:38:01 PM)