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

Wizno on Deathly Control

1 week ago

Zombies are going to be a slow deck but they're tough to put down which is why they are amazing. If you're building a casual 60 card deck then you have access to some really amazing tech.

So you'll want some turn 1 plays. Some of the cards to consider are:

Dark Ritual

These are either the best one drop zombies or give you access to threats higher on the curve.

Turn 2 Relentless Dead is probably your best zombie then. If you don't have access to him, then you can leave than mana up for removal spells or use something like Animate Dead and get your big threat out from a T1 Entomb.

Turn 3 is when zombies get going. The vast majority of zombie lords are 3 drops so you have your pick:

Lord of the Undead
Zombie Master
Diregraf CaptainDeath Baron

Another powerful 3 drop zombie is Geralf's Messenger and he can help lead to a big win with another major zombie player to consider: Gray Merchant of Asphodel.

These are a few tips or ideas to consider. Zombies have access to so much so you can really build them in a number of ways. Good luck!

WillC35 on Walking Corpses

1 week ago

total_euphoria, Thanks for the tips and I will give them a try. I will have a look at your deck aswell. I worked this deck around the Diregraf Captain and token generation, whom you can keep getting and adding death and counters. I will try slot in the Geralf's Messenger and the Butcher Ghoul to see if the deck gain more punch as they can die and come back to work with the Captains ability.

F3A5t on Golgari bless Merenca'

2 weeks ago

Pretty much all of those cards are in my cart except for Mikaeus, the Unhallowed just because I do not have any persist creatures. I didn't know about Geralf's Messenger. That is a great card for this deck. I might have to shell out the money for the all of them.

BlueGuildKnight on Golgari bless Merenca'

2 weeks ago

I would highly recommend cards that come back from the grave on death. Stuff like Geralf's Messenger, Puppeteer Clique, and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed offer a lot in the way of ability triggers and adding experience counters. I would also highly recommend Grave Titan or Sheoldred, Whispering One for their lower costs for such great cards.

As far as non-creatures go I'd recommend Attrition, Grave Pact and Dictate of Erebos to make use of and give you death triggers.

sliversftw on These zombies need help

2 weeks ago

Gravecrawler, Geralf's Messenger , Death Baron and Lord of the Undead are cards that would be good in this deck.

total_euphoria on Walking Corpses

2 weeks ago

The deck is fairly similar to mine and I find that the undying zombies do wonders i.e. Butcher Ghoul and Geralf's Messenger. I also feature Blood Artist as although not a zombie he works exceedingly well with the 2 mentioned and Gravecrawler. I tie all this in with my finisher Grimgrin, Corpse-Born who requires sac. Essentially sac the undying creatures to activate Blood Artist and get them back with +1+1. Then attack with the pumped Grimgrin, Corpse-Born to do mega damage and destroy one of their creatures. It's a devastating combo.

OlivierB on Gisa and Geralf

3 weeks ago

I know it's not very fast, but i've been using Blasting Station with Geralf's Messenger or Gravecrawler and Unearth for some easy damage.

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