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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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Zombiepox is a somewhat established deck that runs Geralf's Messenger .
In modern u need to run another color with black to make it competitive. I like green for Abrupt Decay and Maelstrom Pulse but other colors could work as well. Something that allows u to deal with artifacts and enchantments.
Zombiepox includes playsets of Lotleth Troll Gravecrawler and Bloodghast with Vengevine as your finisher. Smallpox is the utility and combined with Liliana of the Veil as the engine of your deck u could do some nice damage.
I'm almost certain black will be my color. It's my favorite in standard, and looking back, I'm seeing a lot of more powerful versions of my favorites. Haha. I took some time and made a modern deck I think may work...it is based around Geralf's Messenger . I think it will work...but it will definitely take work. But I really need sideboard work. I am definitely going to have to study the different tier one and two decks to figure out how to combat them.
If your planning on going the devotion route, Nykthos is a must. If you do play Nykthos, maybe having one Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would help Nykthos tap for black mana. With Nykthos, you will be able to generate a ton of mana. You will need something to sink all of that mana into. Maybe Profane Command ? It's a win con late game and removal in early game. Have you considered Geralf's Messenger ? It's casting cost is perfect for devotion. Plus it's ETB ability is pretty good. And it has undying. Vampire Nighthawk is another great creature card to have in any black deck. Flying, death touch, lifelink and a pretty good body for 1BB. Helps with devotion as well. Bloodghast is another great creature for a devotion deck like this. It might be a little out of your price range for budget for a play set. Still worth a mention. As for removal, Disfigure is great for early game mana dorks or weenies. Go for the Throat is another good one. Anyways, good luck with the deck building. +1 for Mono Black.
LtMiller117's suggestion is pretty cool. Without wanting to mess up the mana base too badly, it might be interesting to run a Sun Titan to retrieve the Heartless Summoning after podding off the Acidic Slime . This is particularly cool since Sun Titan makes Geralf's Messenger even worse. It also retrieves a Fetchland. improving the mana base.
With Melira, Sylvok Outcast and Murderous Redcap here you have two parts of the Melira infinite damage combo. The Falkenrath Aristocrat gives you the sacrifice outlet you need for infinite damage, but Viscera Seer or Blood Bairn are lower CMC options.
Both do the infinite damage.
Eh, I'm not sold, and at it's price I'm not interested in playtesting it. Are you sure Geralf's Messenger wouldn't just be better?
|Power / Toughness||3/2|
|Avg. draft pick||2.08|
|Avg. cube pick||9.05|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|