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Geralf's Messenger

Geralf's Messenger

Creature — Zombie

Geralf's Messenger enters the battlefield tapped.

When Geralf's Messenger enters the battlefield, target opponent loses 2 life.

Undying (When this creature dies, if it had no +1/+1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a +1/+1 counter on it.)

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Geralf's Messenger Discussion

OrdinaryButter on b/u zombies

5 hours ago

I'd still go Geralf's Messenger over Null Champion just cause he's a better utility. I love Undead Warchief . I had no idea that such a broken card was still in modern. Definitely run him. No questions

OrdinaryButter on 2014-04-20 update of b/u zombies

19 hours ago

I'd throw in Geralf's Messenger as well. He's a bauss

shinobigarth on BBB Horcruxes

2 days ago

well because you dont have any way to abuse Geralf's Messenger and you dont like my suggestion to splash white (Cloudshift ), replace Geralf's with Vampire Nighthawk cause he is just useful much more of the time, so that would be +3 Nighthawk. or you could go +2 Nighthawk and 1 Gary if you wanted, he might be a nice alternate WC but at 22 land you dont want to see him that often.

soulsoar11 on Zombie Devotion

2 days ago

Geralf's Messenger is sweet for both of this deck's themes. He's also a very powerful magic card in general

Ohthenoises on Athreos aggro/control

3 days ago

@ChiefBell if only Geralf's Messenger dealt damage. (Whip of Erebos .) I think there are a ton of good options but I feel pretty strongly about the messenger due to devotion and his sheer damage output. I also noticed something dumb that prompted the inclusion of a fourth Athreos. If you play a second one (as a creature) the legend rule will force one to die and then they have to pay 3 or I get it back to cast again.

ChiefBell on Athreos aggro/control

3 days ago

No it's 7. 2 when it comes in. It dies and they return it to hand, but undying has already triggered so it's pointless. 2 when it re-enters. Then when it dies a second time - 3. That's 7. No-one in their right mind would take 10.

You're effectively just describing what Geralf's Messenger does anyway. You have to remember that the card is insanely good. Pre Athreos it was doing at least 4. Now with him, that's been upped to 7. My point is that the extra bit that Athreos has added. My point is that there are lots of ways to use Athreos. For example. You could use him with Butcher of Malakir . Your opponent takes 3 or you get a killspell. You could use it with Vampire Nighthawk . Your opponent takes 3 or you get another stupidly good blocker.

There are tons of creatures that force your opponents into tough decisions when Athreos is out. I think it's really worth exploring. Price

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Power / Toughness 3/2
Color(s) B
Cost BBB
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 2.08
Avg. cube pick 9.05


Format Legality
Extended Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare