Geralf's Messenger


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

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension 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

Paloma117 on Zombies ate my neighbors

2 weeks ago

I think you've recognized the dilution of the deck as for what to do with it is up to you. There are some interesting synergies in it already but my favorite is the dynamic between; Vengeful Dead, Carrion Feeder and Soulless One. Noxious Ghoul looks interesting to go in your sideboard but is too late game to be in the main deck. as for thematic and functional sorceries I'd say keep Unearth, Stir the Grave (for returning Zombies) and Skulltap. Ghoul's Feast looks like it'll be great for a cheeky fatal swing too. If you focus on a playset of each of the above you've got an interesting mechanic that would be great fun to play and even lose against.

further recommendations would be; Butcher Ghoul, Dregscape Zombie, Geralf's Messenger, Relentless Dead, Cryptbreaker and of course Diregraf Colossus

word to the wise though; don't just go for the money cards

xyr0s on U/B Modern Zombies

2 weeks ago

This look s a little bit like you had some favourite cards and a theme for your deck... and those two did not completely overlap. Specifically: What is Sorin, Solemn Visitor doing for your zombies, that wouldn't be done better by other cards? And what are you doing with 1 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx? Not that it is a bad card (it's pretty good), but it is one of those you either want every match, or that you don't want at all.

Crypt of Agadeem is something I'm a bit doubtful about. Not in general, but with only 17 creatures in your deck, you'll have problems getting to a point where it's worth using.

Appetite for Brains seems like it would be better exchanged for a removal spell. Y'see, sorcery speed discard cannot stop a good topdeck (so you have to know when to play Appetite for Brains and have a window of opportunity for it too) - but a removal spell doesn't care. Or maybe, even better, exchange it for more zombies. Something like Fleshbag Marauder, perhaps, or Diregraf Colossus.

Overall you need more zombies (or other creatures). You can go with a more devotion-like style - then you should get Gray Merchant of Asphodel, full set of Nykthos, and Geralf's Messenger.

GreenisGod on Death, death everywhere

3 weeks ago

I love Endless Ranks of the Dead. You should probably go a little heavier on zombies don't ya think? Gravecrawler and Diregraf Colossus, maybe Geralf's Messenger if you can fix the mana well enough.

jonnyalcatraz on Grave Digging

3 weeks ago

I would replace Geralf's Masterpiece for Advanced Stitchwing just cause hes easier to get back is still a flier and doesnt get smaller. Monastery Siege for Ancient Excavation so you can draw a bunch and discard a bunch, this helps with your commander getting some Z's in the grave. I'd also replace Victimize and Buried Alive with Whispering Madness and Day's Undoing. Dark Salvation for Necromantic Selection with all the new wheel affects you should be able to grab something good and its another board wipe. Maalfeld Twins for Overseer of the Damned just because hes super impactfu, a flier makes Z's and kills something when it comes out. Scourge of Nel Toth for Call to the Grave cause sacrifice is really good especially against voltron commander damage decks. Raving Dead for Phyrexian Delver. Wight of Precinct Six for Shepherd of Rot. Entomb for Graf Harvest purely for the menace, butyou could use the other abilitly in a pinch if your commander gets killed to much. Necrogen Mists for Windfall, again just so you get card draw and are still forcing people to discard. Epiphany at the Drownyard for Grave Pact. and to be sure you can get your value from cards like this id nix Nim Deathmantle for Ashnod's Altar. Geralf's Messenger is slow and 2 life wont do too much so id put in Nantuko Husk or Corpse Blockade for more sac outlets.

UBQRLQL on Damned Devotion

3 weeks ago

You might be right about the Affinity MU since '4' Disenchants do their jobs damn well I guess.

I totally agree on Gray Merchant of Asphodel and since you are playing way less Devotion (no Geralf's Messenger, Phyrexian Obliterator, BB Zombies) his impact has been reduced. BTW did you test Gifted Aetherborn in your deck? I did and did not really liked him.

I really like Empty the Pits as a 1-of because it can win matches out of the blue (midgame..), what's your opionion on this?

Snydog17 on Mono Black Devotion

3 weeks ago

Abhorrent Overlord is a decent cards, making a lot of fliers lategame. Master of the Feast would be a decent card early game, despite the card draw, because being able to swing with a 5/5 flier that early is pretty good.

Devo promoters don't have to be solely black. Ashenmoor Gouger is a decent 3-drop that gives 3 devo. Cemetery Puca might be another example of this, especially when paiered with cheap removal like Go for the Throat, Doom Blade, or Fatal Push.

More expensive cards include Geralf's Messenger, Phyrexian Obliterator work well.

I hope that helps, Have fun because Black devo is pretty great.

bah-bammmm on Modern Mono-Black Zombies

4 weeks ago

What would make zombies viable? maybe if ther were more value creatures rather than just lords and small creatures. It feels like a very slow controlling fish, but lacks the speed and proper interaction. Yes, the board wipes are nice, and it's great to see creatures come back, but a lot of hands feel clunky and slow. Some cards are dead in hand after the wipe, like Grave Pact. I don't think this deck would have a great matchup against most modern decks. Burn would outrace, jund would outvalue, this deck loses heavily to tempo. I recommend more creatures like Geralf's Messenger. I recommend more value to give you a bigger edge.

Hotrod73700 on Robust Zombies

4 weeks ago

have you thought about running one of two Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ? it would be great considering Geralf's Messenger and Relentless Dead have heavy black devotion. along with Endless Ranks of the Dead

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