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

Frytrix99 on Can't die, move on

6 days ago

I needed to read the rule to understand how it was suppose to work... and WOW. That's really cool. I thought that +1/+1 counters and -1/-1 counters on a creature will stay there.. but you have to remove them until you have only one kind of them. That's good to know! :O

That's mean that Power Conduit can put a +1/+1 counter on Murderous Redcap . That will take out a -1/-1 counter (and the +1/+1). So i can sac the creature once again.

Cauldron of Souls will do the same for me. That's great! Actualy, this is an infinite sacrifice creature if it get Persist AND undying. If i have Geralf's Messenger , i win the game.

Thx for the suggestion, i will add Cauldron of Souls .

deathringerthesilent on You dont need Goyf to win.... (said no one ever?)

6 days ago

if you want to add Bloodsoaked Champion you could drop Geralf's Messenger since BSC is better recursion than GM especially since GM comes into play tapped and is trip black

Ambiguity on Errbody Gonna Die... Multiple Times

1 week ago

I believe that all decks like this should have a Geralf's Messenger in them. But anything with undying is extremely effective in this deck.Other than that, not bad, keep improving

-Logician on My card idea

1 week ago

I'd firstly like to remind you that there is a section of the forum dedicated to custom cards.

My question for you is that, if this card existed in your custom set, what other cards would you make so that the opposing player could "play around" this card? While it isn't bad for a card to appear as though it is the dominant card in a set, in the background, there does need to be another card that a deck running this card wouldn't want to go up against.

I also agree with MindAblaze! that it would need to be exiled. While this is a sort-of reset button for both players, this card does cause every single permanent in play to be sacrificed. That's all kinds of broken when you run cards with percist and undying (Geralf's Messenger ). You can see how this card promotes degenerate play. Now I'm not saying that wizards hasn't created some pretty degenerate cards, ie Yawgmoth's Will ... but they know that cards like that are a mistake. What I mean by degenerate play is like winning on turn 1, or the storm mechanic in general. It's a play-style that some might find entertaining, but it is ultimately not fun at all for the other player. There's a thin line between synergy, and just plain broken.

Neberus on Ghave EDH (Need Suggestions!)

2 weeks ago

Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar + Geralf's Messenger or Young Wolf + Ghave = killer combos, with messenger its instant death (+ tokens), with young wolf its infinite tokens, just sac the messenger to the altar, with the mana from the altar take out the +1/+1 counter fron the messenger put a token with ghave, the sac messenger again and again and again...

Gidgetimer on Horde much?

2 weeks ago

When playing in a format where there are multiple opponents I find that symmetrical spells are great. This means that they would be very powerful in the zombie deck. Pox might be a little excessive but Small Pox would probably be a good addition. Ashen Ghoul with the caveat that it is put into the graveyard first when he dies and his ability is used whenever possible would be cool (do the zombie tokens actually stay in the graveyard in this variation, It would make cards like that much better). Grave Crawler could be good too.

for the last few suggestions I'm going to make I'll just give a list of rare zombies that could be good:

Boza on 2014-09-27 update of Gray Merchant ...

2 weeks ago

Maximize your devotion and rely on gray merchant. -3 child of night and an ob nixilis for 4 Gatekeeper of Malakir . - 1-4 swamps and add 1-4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . murder can easily be Vendetta in this deck or upgraded to consuming vapors. - 1 ob, -2 leeches for 3 Geralf's Messenger to max devotion. You can also include Phyrexian Arena for card draw.

Lack on Gary's modern friends (Help Wanted)

2 weeks ago

You might want to look at cards as Geralf's Messenger + Lord of the Undead and Grave Pact to get your devotion up. So I would advice you to eather go for the alot of swamps strategy OR the devotion. Hard to fit booth in same deck, you don't rly want a Nightmare if you want devotion. Korlash, Heir to Blackblade is never bad in a mono black deck and if you got him you want some cards like Liliana of the Dark Realms as you metioned that you got. But as I said focus on one strat and mb splash some alternative but dont go all out on booth. :) Price

Low Avg High Foil
$1.46 $2.56 $5.65 $5.32
Power / Toughness 3/2
Color(s) Black
Cost BBB
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 1.43
Avg. cube pick 10.84


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

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare

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