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
1 day ago
this deck isnt standard legal, but if you take it too modern it wont win anything. if you want modern devo, i recommend Phyrexian Obliterator Bloodghast Demigod of Revenge and Geralf's Messenger all as 4 ofs for a start.
1 day ago
these are some other cards I found that could be returned from the grave or return cards from your grave or can take advantage of having to have cards put into the grave you might be interested in: Anathemancer, Balthor the Defiled, Butcher Ghoul, Cemetery Reaper, Diregraf Captain, Dregscape Zombie, Geralf's Messenger, Ghoulraiser, Grave Defiler, Grave Scrabbler, Lord of the Undead, Nightscape Familiar, Null Champion, Pyre Zombie, Shambling Remains, Skaab Ruinator, Walking Dead, Zombie Master,
6 days ago
I know that Gravecrawler, Geralf's Messenger and Cemetery Reaper are good zombie staples, but they are pretty expensive and I like to keep my budget under $25. I do agree that this deck needs more draw power and removal so I will see if I can add anything you suggested. Thank you for your advice it is much appreciated.
6 days ago
1 week ago
I feel like the 4th Merchant would be overkill. The mana curve is always a factor, and when we're talking about Modern a 5 cost creature that could easily be counterspelled is borderline ridiculous. Obviously, Grey Merchant of Asphodel has no place in Legacy because it's even faster still than Modern, an already fast format.
The Grey Merchant isn't just lifegain, half the time he's just a huge game ending fireball. This deck plays out a lot like Black Devotion did when it was thing back in Standard. If you get a hand with 2 Gravecrawler and 2 Bloodghast, the plan is balls to the wall aggro. If the opening hand is Phyrexian Arena, Geralf's Messenger, and 2 Victim of Night, that's a control hand.
The whole point with these cards is that anything you top deck can fit into either aggro or control depending on what role you're trying to play. If you have a Phyrexian Arena and a Liliana of the Veil on the field then attacking with a lone Bloodghast could be all you need to take it home. Or if you're beating them down with Gravecrawler and Geralf's Messenger maybe that top deck Liliana of the Veil edicts away an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn that they threw down on the field through shenanigans.
The list goes on. Say they plan to line up Anger of the Gods to kill off all the zombies. If I drop Phyrexian Obliterator then there goes that plan. Basically this a midrange deck, but there's wide range when it comes to "midrange". I like to think of it as an all range deck.
1 week ago
CapnEuthanizeSo i'm wondering why you say i should remove the following cards, can you explain your reasoning? (and also thanks so much to the help, Im not new to magic, but i am new to zombies and just the color black in general)
Last, why is Geralf's Messenger as good as you would probably say? I dont completely see the value of it.
1 week ago
Just allowing my self to see the cards:
Blood Scrivener has potential, If you plan on using zombies you will want a Cemetery Reaper, Geralf's Messenger could be useful, Adaptive Automaton could do some work, Phantasmal Image is useful in copying your Diregraf Captain or Cemetery Reaper if you use it and is totally hilarious with Geralf's Messenger (you get to pick a new creature for it to copy when it dies, except it now has a +1/+1 counter on it), Lich Lord of Unx is great for tribal zombies. If your curve gets really clumped around a few creatures you should consider AEther Vial. For removal you should use a combination of about 6 Smother, Doom Blade, and Go for the Throat. Counterspells are not very good in modern, you might want to use Cryptic Command instead of Perplex, however Perplex is interesting.
You should probably cut back on the Rooftop Storm as it costs too much mana for its effect.
If you want to hear my reasoning on any of these suggestions just ask me.
|Power / Toughness||3/2|
|Avg. draft pick||1.43|
|Avg. cube pick||10.64|
|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
- Geralf's Messenger + Ghave, Guru of Spores
- Geralf's Messenger + Hell's Caretaker + Thornbite Staff
- Geralf's Messenger + Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
- Geralf's Messenger + Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
- Dark Ritual + Geralf's Messenger + Swamp
- Geralf's Messenger + Viscera Seer
- Geralf's Messenger + Ghave, Guru of Spores + Ashnod's Altar
- Geralf's Messenger + Ion Storm + Nantuko Husk
- Bloodghast + Geralf's Messenger + Lightning Bolt
- Blasting Station + Cauldron Haze + Geralf's Messenger
- Geralf's Messenger + Pestilence
- Bloodthrone Vampire + Geralf's Messenger
- Bloodthrone Vampire + Geralf's Messenger + Retribution of the Ancients