Geralf's Mindcrusher


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dark Ascension Rare

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Geralf's Mindcrusher

Creature — Zombie Horror

When Geralf's Mindcrusher enters the battlefield, target player puts the top five cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

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 Mindcrusher Discussion

Kitnz on

2 weeks ago

Oops I forgot about Scarab God itself when looking at the cards for synergy! Training Grounds makes sense now! Since you're looking at winning in more conventional ways, you should consider including Nighthowler, Geralf's Mindcrusher, and possibly Undead Alchemist (since all tokens from Scarab God are zombies, this may be a really cool addition). Maybe Avatar of Woe? To free up the space, I would take out Memory Erosion since it is slower than you'd think (I run a Phenax-led mill deck).

Overall, I think you could benefit from a few less Instants to allow for a few more creatures. While Scarab God can sort of create your army from nothing, small number of CMC 3-or-less creatures could hurt you early on. To fix that particular issue, maybe Jace's Phantasm and possibly Manic Scribe? That's more dependent on your group's meta though, like if there are folks running aggro decks or not.

Also, you've got Talisman of Dominance in there twice by accident.

ERoss8 on Commander - now with eyes!

2 weeks ago

It's not legendary, but Geralf's Mindcrusher would just be amazing with all his eyes

I'm totally gonna do this

spicechicken on Army of Flies [Budget Zombies]

1 month ago

Thank you so much for the suggestions Chopwood! I think the deck works a lot better now. First I took out most blue zombies like Geralf's Mindcrusher, Geralf's Masterpiece and Forgotten Creation to open up some space and lower the mana curve. I added zombies like Plague Belcher for value and 3 Sign in Blood for card advantage. I am working with a tight budget so the more expensive cards and planeswalkers will have to wait, but will swap them out in the future. The same goes for the lords like Death Baron and Lord of the Undead. I hadn't ever put much thought into the sideboard before cause I mostly just play casual with my friends, but I think its pretty functional now!

Thanks again for your help! keep on keeping on.

Chopwood on Army of Flies [Budget Zombies]

1 month ago

Okay, first of all, I would cut Geralf's Masterpiece, Geralf's Mindcrusher and Forgotten Creation, they're simply not worth the mana cost. Always try to keep your curve low! Instead you should add Geralf's Messenger, it's a tad more expensive($), but it's a really good card, probably the best zombie card out there. Other zombies you should consider to add:

Plague Belcher - target your Gravecrawler turn 4 after combat and you've got a 5/4 with menace in combination with your opponent loosing 1 lige, plus you can cast Gravecrawler again. Potential trigger for both Diregraf Colossus and Prized Amalgam. Having Plague Belcher + Diregraf Captain in play at the same time strongly disencourages the opponent sweeping the board, since he/she will loose a lot of life.

Diregraf Ghoul - 2/2 for 1 mana, it's an okay card.

Cryptbreaker - Bit more expensive, but it can discard a Prized Amalgam, giveng you a nice 2/2 blocker, and gives you card advantage.

Relentless Dead - Also a bit more expensive, but this card is pure win, attack with it and if it dies you can return it to your hand and return a 1 cmc zombie to the battlefield, triggering Prized Amalgam.

Somewhat interesting zombies:

Dregscape Zombie

Gnawing Zombie

Lifebane Zombie - Sideboard

Zombie Outlander - Sideboard

Other spells:

Go for the Throat/Victim of the night - Nice removal, which that is the best depends on the local meta.

Dark Salvation - You can pay X=0, giving you a 1 mana kill spell if you have enough zombies. If you have a lot of mana that you can't use otherwise you get a couple of tokens. A solid card.

Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood/Read the Bones - Card draw is always good, pick one of them and have 2-3x.

For lands Choked Estuary is nice, 4x of it and 4x of Drowned Catacombs + 14 swamps should be a good enough mana base.

Personally I'd consider cutting Unbreathing Horde, Butcher Ghoul, Cemetery Reaper (you want to keep your GY), Dimir Aqueduct, Bone Splinters, Ghoulcaller's Chant, Necromancer's Stockpile and maybe Rotting Rats in favor of the above.

Some more expensive card you can consider in the future:Watery Grave + Polluted Delta - Shock and Fetch lands are almost always good.

Fatal Push - Great removal.

Liliana, Death's Majesty/ The Scarab God - 1x of one of those, it's a bit win-more, but it can be nice to have on in the deck.

Creeping Tar Pit

Death Baron/Lord of the Undead/Undead Warchief- Great lords.

skoobysnackz on Zur's Solemn Ice Fortress

1 month ago

Thanks StackerMagician! That's a card I missed and definitely one to consider. I'm just not sure I have enough creatures that don't already have undying/persist synergies with Solemnity to make it worth the addition given it isn't tutorable with zur. I've also been considering Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, but unfortunately, the cards I really want him to give undying to (Zur the Enchanter, Aegis of the Gods, and Auramancer) are humans, so he's not as effective. Also does anyone have an opinion on adding Razaketh, the Foulblooded as an extra tutor/sac outlet for the Geralf's Messenger/Geralf's Mindcrusher combo? I'm thinking he's a bit expensive and the pay 2 life clause makes him not worth it, but if anyone has another opinion I'd love to hear it.

shadowbladedark on Modern Deck Expirament: Not Good...

1 month ago

pesmerga87 on A Song of Loyalty and Betrayal

2 months ago

Hey thanks for commenting on my Reddit post.

After looking over your list, I actually found a few more WinCon combos that you don't have include. They may all be a little too costly, but here we go:

Oona's Blackguard/Metallic Mimic + Nearheath Stalker + Sac Outlet = infinite loop that wins with Flayer of the Hatebound/Blood Artist/Falkenrath Noble

Geralf's Messenger + Metallic Mimic + Sac Outlet = Infinite loop win without any additional cards

Geralf's Mindcrusher + Metallic Mimic + Sac Outlet = Infinite loop milling for the win

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