Geralf's Messenger


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension (DKA) Rare

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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

SoakingDrop52 on Black Merchant of Devotion

1 day ago

Thank you xyr0s. Cranial Extraction is for the side, i would like to bring in Extirpate to make a profitable switch, I don't want to spend a lot of money for a side card like Surgical Extraction.

I was thinking about Liliana, the Last Hope to fill the Desecration Demon spot and stay high on devotion. Geralf's Messenger was an option too, 3 devotion is awesome

xyr0s on Black Merchant of Devotion

1 day ago

How about Geralf's Messenger? I know, it is what every other black devotion deck plays, but it's resilient to removal and brings some nice devotion. Restless Apparition could also do as a 3-drop, for pretty much the same reason.

Cranial Extraction is not really what you want, I think... the mana cost is too heavy for it to be effective in most games.

Not sure that Desecration Demon is a 4-of in this deck. Is it something you always want to draw, also in multiples?

bigshocka on The Walking Dead *Competitive*

5 days ago

Nantuko Husk is better thanVampiric Rites when it comes to sac outlets. I'd say use 2 Nantuko Husk and maybe 2 Geralf's Messenger over 2 Graf Harvest

Oloro_Magic on Looking for Black Competitive Modern ...

1 week ago

Mono-Black devotion could be a good start. Take out Phyrexian Obliterator and Thoughtseize and the deck is still very good. Basically the idea is to play Gray Merchant of Asphodel and have a bunch of permanents with high devotion to black such as Geralf's Messenger, Phyrexian Arena, Gifted Aetherborn, Vampire Nighthawk, and Gatekeeper of Malakir.

To be competitive however you really do need to spend money.

KatsuShibata on Liliana's Army

2 weeks ago

Nantuko Husk and Geralf's Messenger can be good here.

Spazik008 on Need My Zombie Deck to ...

3 weeks ago

I glanced at the list just now and didn't see Gravecrawler or Geralf's Messenger, two of the best zombies. Messenger isn't as good in Commander because of the life totals, but it's strong enough to see play in Modern.

Also I'm a huge fan of Grey Merchant of Asphodel alongside Phyrexian Obliterator. In Commander cards like Grey Merchant lose some of their impact because of the life totals, but Obliterator's special ability making them sac permanents is just as relevant as ever. It's not a zombie and the casting cost is restrictive in a two color deck (I even have trouble casting the Obliterator sometimes in my mono black deck because of colorless lands like Arena and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Yikes!). Perhaps an Aether Vial would be fun here to help with that. It's a good card on its own and you seem to have enough creatures for it, and vialing in an Obliterator for a surprise block against a 4/4 is usually game over.

Xica on The Black Plague

4 weeks ago

Plus mono black has some very good power cards, that some may say are mandatory - and in case there is no apparent strategy even i tend to prescribe.
Phyrexian Obliterator - sadly its a removal magnet, but when it survives its like the old versions of eldrazi titans
Disciple of Bolas or Gray Merchant of Asphodel
Vampire Nighthawk; Gifted Aetherborn
Geralf's Messenger
Vampire Cutthroat

So without wanting to be rude, what is your aim with the deck (if you have something in mind)?
Zombie tribal? Black (controll-ish) infect? Mono black devotion/goodstuff?

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