Gisa and Geralf

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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Gisa and Geralf Discussion

Omniscience_is_life on Zev Al’Khul, Grave Keeper

1 week ago

fatalzintomyum pretty sure this guy was designed for commander--and with a Simic ramp package this guy is coming down T3=> every time there.

Gisa and Geralf cost 1 more and don't even protect your stuff. I would have to agree with I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks here: the cmc should be raised.

fatalzintomyum on Zev Al’Khul, Grave Keeper

1 week ago

I disagree. I think that this card has a pretty prohibitive mana cost, though in older formats that has proven not to be too much of an issue, so I think that it is very balanced as a fair card. Cool design against graveyard hate, though of course that seems more of an afterthought to the recasting ability. I think that protecting other lords could make this a pretty good tribal addition. Calls back to Gisa and Geralf

MULRAH on Zombie Mill

1 week ago

I took this deck out for a spin this evening, starting with Gisa and Geralf as the commander. My initial draw was packed with "pet cards" for other commanders, so I had to mulligan, and I was fortunately that my second hand was filled with zombie cards that worked well with my commander. With this draw, the deck had a surprising amount of play, going against a streamlined Memnarch deck and a Zedruu deck drawing all its best cards. Ryan's Nevinyrral's Disk threatened to wipe the board, and Jeremy's Perplexing Chimera could swap with any spell I played, so I held off of playing Rooftop Storm, even though under other circumstances it might have won the game on its own. Ryan seemed on the path to infinite mana, so I started attacking him, and Jeremy sent an Illusions of Grandeur his way, effectively taking him out of the game. Jeremy's Zedruu deck was labeled as a "chaos" build, so it unfortunately didn't have a whole lot else going on. I guess this ended up being a lucky first match for this deck, but I'm pretty please with how it turned out. (Haha, I thought I was going to win, but then Jeremy donated Statecraft to me. Jesus. With no way to remove it, I couldn't actually win, and he got me with Illusions of Grandeur. What a miserable deck!)

That horrific experience gave me an excuse to play the deck again. In this second game, I drew into fewer zombie cards and quite a few milling options, but I was pretty happy to find the synergy was still there. Jeremy was now playing Zara, so I focused on playing creatures out of my hand before getting my commander out. Meanwhile, Ryan was playing an absurd Tanazir deck that was hitting with a fractal that was doubling its +1/+1 counters every turn. I could have milled either one of them out on my next turn, but Ryan decided to hit me with a 48/48 for the win.

All in all, I felt like I was in both of these games to the end, which is all you can ask for. I actually liked that I had to choose between the zombie and milling strategies in each game; either one worked, and both seemed competitive in this casual environment.

Phion on When Hel freezes over

1 month ago

It pains me Methin85 because I already own the card, but I wasn't able to justify its place. My reasoning behind this is I simply don't have enough creatures to feel the benefit, no consistent way to cast them from the grave like with cards Gisa and Geralf and lastly the most expensive creature I have is my commander himself at 5 mana.

If I were to aim for maxing out my decks power I would probably get cards such as Demonic Tutor and Personal Tutor ; but I wanted to keep the deck on a budget and there is something charming about cards such as Mystical Teachings and Quiet Speculation being my search cards because I could actually make an argument as to why they are better in my deck compared to the most used tutor cards. I just have to hope now that they make more powerful instant and sorcery based zombie token generator cards going forward which is concerning :s

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

standard meta

Also, I'd like to see a MDFC that puts one multicolored legendary creature into two sides which add up to the original cost. So Kunoros, Hound of Athreos would become two separate cards name Kunoros, one + or + , or like Nicol Bolas becoming + on each side. The point is that casting both sides adds up to the original casting cost exactly. Each side also must have at least one color (Unless there's a really cool way to justify colorless).

Alternatively, you can separate any of the Two character - one creature card cards. Those are Adrix and Nev, Twincasters , Anax and Cymede , Firesong and Sunspeaker , Gisa and Geralf , Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis , Mina and Denn, Wildborn , and Tibor and Lumia . Also, I don't like Sen Triplets , Shattergang Brothers , or any Trostani for this, as three characters don't divide how I'd like, really.

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Snake_Oil on Going about building a RE …

7 months ago

Black also has a lot of disease/plague effects, so along with Zombies you're solid.

Adding Blue opens you up to Laboratory style cards like Arcane Laboratory, Laboratory Maniac and Laboratory Brute.

Blue/Black gives you a few good commander options too, the best to my mind being Gisa and Geralf -- You can cast a zombie from the grave each of your turns and you could say they're like The Ashford Twins (minus the weirdness and plus the good-natured antagonism). Grimgrin, Corpse-Born is also a good card just in the deck, a big Tyrant style zombie albeit with a setback.

You could add mutate creatures in like Dirge Bat and Insatiable Hemophage but it's a really shallow pool and mechanic, you're better off focusing on zombie synergies.

But, for some real fun, look to equipment with Living Weapon like Batterskull, Lashwrithe, Scytheclaw and Skinwing -- Equipments that have that bioweapon vibe on top of creating germ tokens to act as your T/G Virus!

Hope this gives you some ideas!

Daveslab2022 on Casual Series Pt. 2: Balaam’s “Budget” Zombies!

8 months ago

There’s some really good recursive cards I didn’t know existed before now. Havengul Lich is awesome, Gisa and Geralf as well.

griffstick on MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion

10 months ago

I hear you but to define it as a Tutor and not recursion is like saying Gisa and Geralf cant be your zombie tribal cmdr because they are not zombies

Its clearly both recursion and tutor, but mostly a tutor. I get it, it's not that good classified as recursion but the added tutor does make it a good card

Let's not forget that if X is 10 or more it can become a win con

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