Gisa and Geralf


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Mythic Rare

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Gisa and Geralf

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

When Gisa and Geralf enters the battlefield, put the top four cards of your library into your graveyard.

During each of your turns, you may cast a Zombie creature card from your graveyard.

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Gisa and Geralf Discussion

Neotrup on Does Desecrated Tomb trigger when ...

2 weeks ago

Gisa and Geralf is a better example of moving to the stack, as Snapcaster Mage has a tough time moving creature cards there. Not an example of ante, but for another zone Tempest Efreet can trigger Desecrated Tomb by moving itself from your graveyard into your opponent's graveyard.

DrukenReaps on Rule #2: The Double Tap v2.0

1 month ago

Well at this point most of the good ideas might be taken but from a more casual perspective here are some possible inclusions: Lord of the Accursed, Vengeful Dead, Binding Mummy, Forgotten Creation, Corpse Harvester, Noxious Ghoul. I especially like Noxious Ghoul with Endless Ranks of the Dead or Liliana, the Last Hope's emblem.

As for potential cuts I think your weakest cards are Tidehollow Sculler, Stitcher Geralf, Gisa and Geralf, and Reconnaissance. Each certainly has solid uses but without having played the deck or gone against it these seem to be the smallest effects. I hesitate to mention Zulaport Cutthroat and Blood Artist for cuts because they win me games often but zombies have at least 3 similar effects in the tribe. Those effects being on a zombie vs not one a zombie is something to consider.

The list already looks awesome... Great job putting this together!

Voke1012 on Zombie EDH

1 month ago

Overseer of the Damned is good for more zombies. also i'd go with Coat of Arms instead of Herald's Horn beyond that it's pretty good! I also have something like this except with The Scarab God at the helm , but it's still effective with Gisa and Geralf leading

DRmagic2017 on

1 month ago

Hello! What do you think about adding Gray Merchant of Asphodel? Mikaeus, the Unhallowed is another nice addition. I also use Gisa and Geralf in my BU Zombie deck. And I can also recommend Sensei's Divining Top and Jace, Unraveler of Secrets - they are very useful for card draw.

JetSteel on Muldrotha's Wacky Waving Brain Gnawing Zombie Men

1 month ago

Haha yeah I know what you mean regarding the fine line. That can sometimes be the problem when putting a deck together for commanders that can be built in different ways and the deck gets pulled in slightly different directions. I started this deck first and foremost as a zombie tribal and when I moved from Gisa and Geralf to Muldrotha, the Gravetide I stuck to this model and only added green mana cards to swap into the 99 that synergised with the commander/zombies. That combo of Crucible of Worlds and Scapeshift is one I want to add to my Omnath, Locus of Rage deck once I get a hold of those cards really good combo.

Optimator on chiri

1 month ago

Of course I've seen Varina, Lich Queen ;) I bought all the new Commander 2018 decks and slavishly looked at all the preview cards before release. I'm super excited about her as a commander but I'm not going to make a zombie deck with her, as the whole point of my zombie deck is to abuse Rooftop Storm and Gisa and Geralf are, flavor-wise, perfect. The Scarab God would be a better Dimir zombie commander if I was going for pure power--which I rarely do--and I would need to tweak at least ~15 cards.

Obviously the addition of white adds a shitload of utility and a few (very expensive) ways to tutor out enchantments but I don't think it's worth taking the deck apart.

Thanks a ton for your up-votes!! I'm glad you like my deck-building style. Check out the decks on my profile for a list of the decks I have physically built and own. Also feel free to hit me up for advice and the like.

multimedia on

1 month ago

Hey, consider Varina, Lich Queen as Commander? The new Esper Zombie from C18, she's budget, $4. Varina's abilities are really good for Zombie tribal. She's a draw engine, discard engine, a graveyard engine and a life gain engine for Zombies. Gisa/Geralf is only a graveyard engine. Even though Varina is white she only requires having one white source to cast her, her activated ability is colorless . You can exile lands from your graveyard to make Zombies. You can technically play Dimir and just splash white only for Varina or you can play a full Esper manabase and include some powerful white cards. With Varina as Commander you can still play Gisa and Geralf in the deck.

norbertrox on The Deck Formerly Known as Grimgrin's Free Zombies

2 months ago

cole20112 thanks for the suggestions and for keeping them budget! I agree on your Omniscience swap for Gisa and Geralf, as well as Zombie Apocalypse. I'll start with those and change out creatures.


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