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
8vomit on BRed Aggro
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6 days ago
Also, Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief. I used to run Erebos as my commander... til one day I subbed her in because I thought it would be cheeky. I've never gone back to Erebos except when I felt sorry enough for them and wanted to give them a chance xDIf you're skeptical which I wouldn't blame you for, just try sub her in a few times and get your mind blown.
As far as what to take out, I've noticed personally that Pack Rat is horrible in this format. With board wipes and bounce effects running rampant, you just get too undervalued.
Spirit of the Night looks pretty underwhelming for its cost.
Aside from being a source of devotion, Geralf's Messenger doesn't do enough in edh to be worth the slot.
Uncle Istvan, while being hilariously flavorful and full of devotion, seems otherwise useless.
+1 though! Seems pretty good!
1 week ago
Glad I could help!Only other things I might suggest is x1 or x2 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx just to help you ramp to your Abhorrent Overlord and maybe Geralf's Messenger for that devotion. I love budget decks!
1 week ago
I also have build a mono-black devotion deck.and it's around the same budget :pinstead of Bloodghast I use Gravecrawler in combination with Pack Rat and Geralf's Messenger. it's very fun to discard a gravecrawler to make a rat. :pI also run more discard to destroy their gameplan.Maybe you can take a look?
1 week ago
Ahh, Geralf's Messenger. Yeah, I think your right on that count, and I was considering dropping it just due to the cost. But now that you remind me about the whole life dmg issue, yeah, its gone. I'm going to test out Boneyard Wurm before putting it out on the street. The way I see it, if the wurm is underwhelming then that's a more major problem for deck itself If that's the case, I'll need to reevaluate many other choices (more mill? more targeted self-discard? different creatures?etc.)
For now, I'll bring in beacon and slime for messenger and Liliana Vess. I wasn't too convinced about it's inclusion in the first place, and I don't own a copy anyway.
1 week ago
I had a Boneyard Wurm in a creature-heavy Jarad deck for a while and it was always super underwhelming. Sidisi might be different because she gets the graveyard game rolling fast and strong, but the wurm was always just a mediocre body. I'd take that out for the slime. I would also take out Geralf's Messenger, since triple black is hard to get in a 3 color deck on turn 3 and having someone lose two life is small beans in edh.
1 week ago
Other generally good cards for this sort of deck are: Sheoldred, Whispering One, Havengul Lich, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Phyrexian Arena, Grave Pact, Grave Betrayal, Geralf's Messenger, Ghoulcaller Gisa (I see you have Geralf in there, but in my opinion Gisa is better), and the signets, a must-have in any EDH deck (Dimir Signet, Golgari Signet, Simic Signet)
Some interesting Zombie combos:
Gravecrawler with Rooftop Storm means Gravecrawler comes back from the grave for free. You can use this with Grimgrin, Corpse-Born for infinite sacrifices, and/or Diregraf Captain for infinite life loss. You can also use Gravecrawler with Phyrexian Altar for infinite sacrifice and pull back, or combine all three: + + for infinite mana.
If you like the idea of infinite sacrifice, you can combine Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with something like Tatterkite, Melira's Keepers or anything with Persist (Lingering Tormentor, etc) because the -1/-1 counters cancel out the +1/+1 counters from Mikaeus.
|Power / Toughness||3/2|
|Avg. draft pick||1.43|
|Avg. cube pick||10.85|
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Printings View all
- Geralf's Messenger + Griselbrand + Phyrexian Obliterator
- Dark Ritual + Geralf's Messenger
- Geralf's Messenger + Rite of Consumption
- Geralf's Messenger + Hex Parasite + Viscera Seer
- Cauldron Haze + Geralf's Messenger
- Bloodghast + Geralf's Messenger + Gravecrawler
- Ashnod's Altar + Geralf's Messenger + Sage of Fables
- Geralf's Messenger + Phyrexian Metamorph + Phyrexian Obliterator
- Bloodghast + Drown in Sorrow + Geralf's Messenger
- Geralf's Messenger + Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
- Ashnod's Altar + Geralf's Messenger + Marchesa, the Black Rose
- Grave Pact + Geralf's Messenger
- Geralf's Messenger + Ghave, Guru of Spores + Phyrexian Altar
- Demonmail Hauberk + Geralf's Messenger + Hex Parasite
- Disciple of Griselbrand + Geralf's Messenger + Thrull Parasite
- Geralf's Messenger + Hex Parasite + Phyrexian Altar
- Gnawing Zombie + Geralf's Messenger + Lord of the Undead
- Geralf's Messenger + Gnawing Zombie
- Earthcraft + Geralf's Messenger
- Geralf's Messenger + Restoration Angel
- Geralf's Messenger + Gravecrawler
- Retribution of the Ancients + Geralf's Messenger + Phyrexian Altar
- Ashnod's Altar + Geralf's Messenger + Ghave, Guru of Spores
- Conjurer's Closet + Geralf's Messenger
- Carrion Feeder + Geralf's Messenger + Hex Parasite
- Geralf's Messenger + Ghoulcaller Gisa
- Abzan Ascendancy + Geralf's Messenger + Ghave, Guru of Spores
- Ashnod's Altar + Cytoplast Root-Kin + Geralf's Messenger
- Altar's Reap + Geralf's Messenger
- Geralf's Messenger + Retribution of the Ancients
- Geralf's Messenger + Ghoulcaller's Chant