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

LordOfDispair on Become the Nightman

1 day ago

I have a mono black EDH list (, so I can offer a few suggestions.

Reiver Demon is a 1 sided board wipe on a body. Geralf's Messenger is a great beater that can be sacrificed twice and pings each opponent for 4 damage. Massacre Wurm slaughters token decks and takes a chunk out of your opponents' life totals. Harvester of Souls is a great body and a great source of draw.

Diabolic Tutor and Increasing Ambition are the cheapest tutors, and tutors are good, especially in combo decks. Diabolic Revelation is the granddaddy of all tutors, and he can grab you all the combo pieces you need for an infinite combo while also getting you removal. Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are even more absurdly good, but I understand if they're out of budget. Promise of Power is draw and can get you a huge creature in the late game. Phyrexian Arena is also effective draw, as is Underworld Connections.

Sickening Shoal is incredibly good removal that can be grabbed with Diabolic Revelation even after you're tapped out. Gatekeeper of Malakir is also quite nice because it's a removal and a 2/2 for 3 mana, which is quite good. Dismember can be cast for 1, 2, or 3 mana, which makes it quite versatile.

capriom85 on DrFunk27

4 days ago

Would you be interested in my Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver and Thunderbreak Regent for your Chord of Calling and Geralf's Messenger?

Darcis on

4 days ago

I'd probably cut 1x Sidisi, Undead Vizier (it costs 5 for an effect you only need once, and only sometimes) and either 1x Geralf's Messenger or 1x Vampire Nighthawk for either extra Gatekeeper of Malakirs or putting back in Doom Blade (the reason to cut Messenger or Nighthawk is that your deck is already very heavy on three mana spells, since Gatekeeper is almost always better off kicked, and his effect is slightly stronger than Nighthawk in my opinion). Other than that, it looks pretty solid. :)

Darcis on

5 days ago

First things first, in a combo deck like this, you NEED to have 4x of Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood.

Replace Doom Blade with Victim of Night (or better yet, replace Typhoid Rats and leave Doom Blade). Geralf's Messenger is a budget card that can facilitate your combo and provide excellent devotion. Gatekeeper of Malakir is a very good card for preventing the opponent's setup. Also, if you can't afford Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek, it's probably best to play 4x Duress. Some of the cards I would recommend cutting for these are Dark Petition (spell mastery almost never on), Whip of Erebos (lifelink is for the most part irrelevant since half your cards combo anyway), and Crypt Ghast (mana acceleration becomes worse this far into the game).

As for lands, Piranha Marsh is an uncounterable way to combo off (I'd recommend 1 or 2). Oh, and because I don't own Phyrexian Obliterators and I want someone to do this, play 1x Arena. (If you do, probably put in an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth). :P

Sorry about the wall of text!

Hextall on Fangor Mono Black Combo

5 days ago

Nice deck idea, you might not have quite enough lands for this deck to run properly and your Doom Blades and Duresses might be too plentiful, against the wrong deck you could be in deep trouble, Despise will work better against many decks than duress, I would reccomend a split, and against another black deck 4 Doom Blades is not where you want to be at. Geth's Verdict and Tragic Slip would possibly be preferable. You could also try and fit Geralf's Messenger in here, though it may not be as budget as you like.I like what youve done here, maybe with more control elements it could become even better.

FunkyMonkey on The best place to go when there are zombies?

5 days ago

Ryotenchi I see the use of Darkblast with Geralf's Messenger so I might add that in, if not sideboard it.

Power / Toughness 3/2
Color(s) Black
Cost BBB
Converted cost 3


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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