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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Gisa and Geralf Discussion
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.
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
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.
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
1 month ago
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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7 months ago
Black also has a lot of disease/plague effects, so along with Zombies you're solid.
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.
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!
8 months ago
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