Geier Reach Bandit

Creature — Human Rogue Werewolf


At the beginning of each upkeep, if no spells were cast last turn, transform Geier Reach Bandit.

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Geier Reach Bandit Discussion

Akromathia on Werewolves 30$ budget build

1 month ago

I would:

  1. Replace Prey Uponwith Moonlight Hunt: Superior speed, and superior damage output, without risking the loss of a unit. And I would also add 1-2 more copies to the main board.
  2. Replace Shockwith Lightning Bolt / Lightning Strike: Better damage output for (almost) the same mana.
  3. Lower mainboard Moonmistto 2 or 3 and replace them with Moonlight Hunt. The 1 or 2 other copies would be side boarded.
  4. Replace Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip with Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip: Cheaper, almost as stronger and has greater impact on the battlefield (removal + life gain + token generator vs buffer + removal).
  5. Replace Wolfbitten Captive  Flipwith 2x Mayor of Avabruck  Flipand 1x Lambholt Pacifist  Flip.
  6. Replace 1x Geier Reach Bandit  Flipwith 1x Daybreak Ranger  Flip.
The Lands need some heavy rework. Having 22 is a good number, but you need to improve your chances to hit duals.
  1. 4x Game Trail
  2. 4x Rootbound Crag- Evolving Wilds or similar.
  3. 8x Forest
  4. 5x Mountain
  5. 1x Kessig Wolf Run (maybe make space for another)
Would you like some side board suggestions? Hope it helps, have a good day.

Blackgate on R/G Werewolves

1 month ago

Immerwolf and Geier Reach Bandit  Flip together can usually lock down a WW deck so you don’t have to worrying about the "don't cast more than 1 spell" mechanic too much.

Blackgate on R/G Werewolves

1 month ago

Perhaps Silverfur Partisan? It’s a great card but to get the maximum use of its ability it’s best in a deck that can cast a lot of spells on your own creatures so you can control the token production. In your deck you have just 3 cards that have this synergy, Vines of Vastwood. Silverfur Partisan is great against targeted control/removal heavy decks and it essentially replaces itself if it’s the target of your opponents spells. Maybe that would be better as a sideboard option for the deck.

In my opinion Geier Reach Bandit  Flip more directly contributes to the main agenda of your deck: to get the Werewolves flipped ASAP to get bigger creatures and win with a aggro/midrange strategy.

Blackgate on R/G Werewolves

2 months ago

I really like the werewolf cards in Magic. They make fun decks!
I would suggest play testing Geier Reach Bandit  Flip. Gives you even more control of your werewolves when coupled with Immerwolf.

Akromathia on Werewolves are Cool

9 months ago

OK, let us see…

Land creature ratio:

  • Try 22 Lands instead of 20 (trust me on this).
  • 25 – 26 creatures are just fine.
  • 12 – 13 spells.
Note: These numbers are not written in stone, you can add more creatures, but usually you should not go under 24, for this deck strongly relies on critical creature mass. I tried to run a similar deck with 18 – 20 lands, and it did not work very well. 24 were just too much, so I went to 23 and 22 and found that there was not much difference so I kept 22.



  • Daybreak Ranger  Flip good card, but usually better as sideboard, whenever you face tons of flyers or when in need for extra removal. I would replace the whole set with Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip, faster, cheaper (in both mana and dollars) and helps a lot to keep your hand and board full of wolves. Another budget replacement, could be Gatstaf Shepherd  Flip, same cmc, goes for like 20 cents the copy and has intimidate.
  • Geier Reach Bandit  Flip another pretty good card, but I would just main 2 copies, more than that is usually not great, and this opens space to great finishers like Kruin Outlaw  Flip.
  • You have a ton of “Lord Effects”, so Reckless Waif  Flip might be a good addition, since she has better body than Village Messenger  Flip. Maybe tun a mix of both? Also could replace some Bandits to make the deck more aggro.
  • Now about Silverfur Partisan . Most people think that you need a bunch of instants to cast on it yourself to justify its inclusion. WRONG! Even though that is a way to make it work, and even thought there a couple of cool combos with Zada, Hedron Grinder , it is not its main role. While in play, the partisan gives you a wolf for EVERY TARGETED WOLF OR WEREWOLF, which means that for every removal spell they cast on your creatures, you get a free replacement, which is great against some heavy removal decks. Remember that Werewolves have 3 main weak points, fliers, removal and mass removal. A great side board card.


Hope this helps! Be kind and have fun.

Darth_Savage on Werewolves are Cool

1 year ago

In an aggro deck board presence matters, I'd suggest you add Village Messenger  Flip or Reckless Waif  Flip and up Wolfbitten Captive to 4x. Geier Reach Bandit  Flip is a bit like extra copies of Moonmist, so should probably be a 4x too. Personally I'd cut Cult of the Waxing Moon and Ulrich of the Krallenhorde, simply because they cast 5, don't have a massive impact on the board and getting to 5 mana with 18 lands is harder than you think, for that reason Pack Guardian is also iffy. I'd definitely cut Call of the Full Moon, as it's just far to easy to remove and means that the creature it enchants is a 2-for-1. Unclaimed Territory might help with mana fixing...

DragonKing90 on Wolf/werewolf budget deck

1 year ago

werewolves are a deck i have a lot of experience with, so allow me to give you some tips.

for the most part, aura's aren't that good except on hexproof creatures. if your opponent destroys your enchanted creature, they essentially just "2 for 1'd" you. meaning they used 1 of their cards, to destroy 2 of yours.

Geier Reach Bandit  Flip, once flipped, makes all your other werewolves transform immediately. this can give you the effect of both sides of Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip as soon as he enters play. Waxing Moon also forces a flip.

i know you said you wanted the deck to stay under $30, but Aether Vial can let you put creatures into play without casting them.

"bloodrush" abilities, such as Ghor-Clan Rampager, do not count as casting a spell. you can use this ability to pump up the human side of a werewolf while its attacking, then pass turn and it will still flip. the fact that they are also creatures you can play if your werewolves get destroyed is a nice bonus.

you currently don't have any removal in the deck. in red/green, i'd recommend Lightning Bolt, Moonlight Hunt, and Beast Within.

and finally, the lands. fetchlands like Wooded Foothills along with shocklands like Stomping Ground go a long way.

CalciumComrade on Wolves! Were?!

1 year ago

DanTheBear The tokens seem really solid. I was playtesting this deck earlier with my new changes and the tokens from the Mayor were putting in some work. Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip and Geier Reach Bandit  Flip is a really nice combo. 4 mana 4/4 that gains you 4 life and 2 2/2 tokens is really strong. Especially with all the buffing cards I have currently.

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