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.)

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts Price Low Avg High Foil
  $1.38 $2.52 $5.0 $5.24
Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price Normal Foil
  0.95 TIX 1.9 TIX

Geralf's Messenger Discussion

thatwendell on Zombies on Coke

5 hours ago

Geralf's Messenger is an auto include in my opinion, being an automatic 2 for 1 to your opponent and the reach he gives, considering you're running Ghoulcaller's Chant. I'm glad you saw the Endless Ranks of the Dead + Noxious Ghoul combo, it's one of my favorites. One of the best ways I've found to use Noxious Ghoul is with a sac outlet, such as Nantuko Husk or Carrion Feeder with Gravecrawler for one-sided wraths. My sac outlet of choice is Grimgrin, Corpse-Born because I'm a Timmy and love how cool he is, but as you're choosing monoblack Husk or Carrion is better for you. One of the best things of choosing to go with the sac-outlet route is the redundancy if you choose to run Grave Pact, as you do not require Noxious Ghoul on the field to wipe the opponent's board.

Hope that helped!

PS you may also consider monoblack zombie devotion with Gray Merchant of Asphodel. In a sac strategy, you can recur him with Ghoulcaller's Chant and your devotion can get pretty hefty with multiple Geralf's Messenger and Grave Pact.

trulychaos on ZOMBIELAND: Devotion

3 days ago

Replace him with 2x Cemetery Reaper and 1x Geralf's Messenger and you got budget mono black zombie devotion :)

StuntmanTheThird on Attacking Creature gaining defender

6 days ago

What happens if a creature has been declared as an attacker and then gains Defender before combat damage is resolved? Does the damage still occur or is the creature now considered unable to attack?

An example of this occurring in game:

Your opponent attacks with a Grave Titan and a Geralf's Messenger. You then first declare Xathrid Gorgon as a blocker against Geralf's Messenger and then you activate Xathrid Gorgon's ability, targeting Grave Titan.

As I understand it, the damage would go through because Defender is only checked when attackers are first declared.-

Some-Duck on Blue/Black zombies

1 week ago

I would put in Geralf's Messenger rather than Geralf's Mindcrusher

rorofat on Modern Black Devotion ...

1 week ago

I like the list! I have been testing some similar ideas, and have found Geralf's Messenger to be extremely effective. It is resilient, powerful, and adds a bunch of devotion... +1 for modern merchants!

Some-Duck on Blue/Black Zombies

1 week ago

Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn this isn't the greatest... first you might want some ramp such as Dark Ritual or Sol Ring if your gonna go for the Dark Rituals just take out either some Swamps but you can take out other lands if you want. you proberbly want the Diregraf Captains because your running blue I would take out the crusaders. since your running the Quest for the Gravelords i would suggest a Geralf's Messenger because of undying, only run it if your going with the Dark Rituals though.

enpc on There is a Fungus Among Us...

1 week ago

Blood Artist is always good because it gives yo uan actual win con outside of combat damage, as does Geralf's Messenger. I would look at upgrading Overrun to eiterh Garruk Wildspeaker or Overwhelming Stampede, each gives you much more value. If you can upgrade Ranger's Path to Skyshroud Claim, its just better. Mycoid Shepherd, although full of flavour, feels a little underwhelming in the deck, especially as you mainly produce 1/1 tokens. You should also look at replacing Emmara Tandris with something better long term. Its expensive but the upgrade to Avacyn, Angel of Hope is a good move. You've also got black/green but you're not running any tutors - Chord of Calling is particularly good for your deck as are thigns like Diabolic Tutor / Increasing Ambition and even Diabolic Revelation and they're quite inexpensive. If you felt like splashing out a bit, Green Sun's Zenith is awesome.

RabidCatigi on My obliterator here would like to say a few words.

1 week ago

Maybe Dash Hopes to fuck with people. Dread because it's just brutal. Umbra Stalker will be huge in your deck. Geralf's Messenger because three devotion and undying is nothing to scoff at.

Power / Toughness 3/2
Color(s) Black
Cost BBB
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 1.43
Avg. cube pick 10.85


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

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare


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