I don't know about you, but my brother and I did not get along growing up. He is four years younger than me, which meant by the time I was in high school and way cooler than him he was just entering middle school and discovering who he was as a person. This meant we did not gel, and everything he did made me want to kill him. We were constantly at each other's throats. He always wanted to know what I was doing, and as a teenage boy that constantly wanted his privacy we were often in direct conflict. I do not know what it is about siblings, but when you're young they have a way of bringing the absolute worst out of you.

But at least we were not necromancers.

Sounds a lot like a pair of Magic's siblings, Gisa and Geralf.

The stitcher of the dead and his "my-personal-goth-fantasy" sister cannot stand each other—both are on opposite spectrums of how to best handle their corpse subjects. Geralf prefers to experiment. Gisa prefers to raise them. They have been at war for years. It is all remarkably interesting when you study the lore of it.

But for one magical moment they came together.

Bringing their best assets to the table, Geralf allows you to pump four cards into your graveyard and Gisa lets you reanimate them. These two powerful effects work in tandem to provide a sizable advantage if you build your deck right.

While they are not playable in any of Magic's competitive formats, they carve out quite the niche in Commander, where Zombie tribal decks are at their most powerful. Zombies work in tandem to overwhelm opponents like the undead horde they are. By itself, a Carrion Feeder isn't terrifying, but add a Gravecrawler and a Vengeful Dead and now we're talking a machine gun. Putting a Cryptbreaker into play from Gisa and Geralf with a Prized Amalgam in your graveyard? Two-for-one value. This is how you put pressure on multiple opponents at once: by having every play you make snowball into a bigger and more effective board presence.

Let's take a look at this devastating Zombie concoction:

Magic: The Gathering TCG Deck - Gisa and Geralf by Mark Nestico

'Gisa and Geralf' - constructed deck list and prices for the Magic: The Gathering Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Commander

Market Price: $441.75

Cards

Death Baron

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.72

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Skeletons you control and other Zombies you control get +1/+1 and have deathtouch.

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Cyclonic Rift

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $34.48

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Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand.
Overload {6}{U} (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Murderous Rider // Swift End

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.20

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Ghoulcaller Gisa

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $7.87

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{B}, {T}, Sacrifice another creature: Create X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens, where X is the sacrificed creature's power.

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Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.38

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When Gray Merchant of Asphodel enters the battlefield, each opponent loses X life, where X is your devotion to black. You gain life equal to the life lost this way. (Each {B} in the mana costs of permanents you control counts toward your devotion to black.)

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Cemetery Reaper

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $5.22

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Other Zombie creatures you control get +1/+1.
{2}{B}, {T}: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Compelling Deterrence

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.08

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Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. Then that player discards a card if you control a Zombie.

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Choked Estuary

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $3.69

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As Choked Estuary enters the battlefield, you may reveal an Island or Swamp card from your hand. If you don't, Choked Estuary enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Diregraf Captain

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.47

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Deathtouch
Other Zombie creatures you control get +1/+1.
Whenever another Zombie you control dies, target opponent loses 1 life.

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Fleshbag Marauder

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.10

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When Fleshbag Marauder enters the battlefield, each player sacrifices a creature.

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Buried Alive

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.32

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Search your library for up to three creature cards, put them into your graveyard, then shuffle.

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Zombie Apocalypse

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.66

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Return all Zombie creature cards from your graveyard to the battlefield tapped, then destroy all Humans.

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Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $5.91

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Grimgrin, Corpse-Born enters the battlefield tapped and doesn't untap during your untap step.
Sacrifice another creature: Untap Grimgrin and put a +1/+1 counter on it.
Whenever Grimgrin attacks, destroy target creature defending player controls, then put a +1/+1 counter on Grimgrin.

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Dismal Backwater

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.10

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Dismal Backwater enters the battlefield tapped.
When Dismal Backwater enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Corpse Harvester

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.57

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{1}{B}, {T}, Sacrifice a creature: Search your library for a Zombie card and a Swamp card, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle.

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Cryptbreaker

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.30

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{1}{B}, {T}, Discard a card: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.
Tap three untapped Zombies you control: You draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Blood Artist

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.11

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Whenever Blood Artist or another creature dies, target player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Island

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $3.49

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({T}: Add {U}.)

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Talisman of Dominance

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $10.23

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}. Talisman of Dominance deals 1 damage to you.

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Mystical Tutor

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $25.03

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Search your library for an instant or sorcery card, reveal it, then shuffle and put that card on top.

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Ashnod's Altar

Market Price: $10.82

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Sacrifice a creature: Add {C}{C}.

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Gravecrawler

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $7.24

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Gravecrawler can't block.
You may cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard as long as you control a Zombie.

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Living Death

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $6.83

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Each player exiles all creature cards from their graveyard, then sacrifices all creatures they control, then puts all cards they exiled this way onto the battlefield.

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Gleaming Overseer

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.37

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When Gleaming Overseer enters the battlefield, amass 1. (Put a +1/+1 counter on an Army you control. If you don't control one, create a 0/0 black Zombie Army creature token first.)
Zombie tokens you control have hexproof and menace.

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Unbreathing Horde

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.99

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Unbreathing Horde enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each other Zombie you control and each Zombie card in your graveyard.
If Unbreathing Horde would be dealt damage, prevent that damage and remove a +1/+1 counter from it.

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Fact or Fiction

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $0.24

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Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

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Mire Triton

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.39

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Deathtouch
When Mire Triton enters the battlefield, mill two cards and you gain 2 life.

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Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

Market Price: $13.44

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Each land is a Swamp in addition to its other land types.

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Sol Ring

Market Price: $2.40

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{T}: Add {C}{C}.

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Liliana, Death's Majesty

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $5.51

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+1: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token. Mill two cards.
−3: Return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. That creature is a black Zombie in addition to its other colors and types.
−7: Destroy all non-Zombie creatures.

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Patriarch's Bidding

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $39.39

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Each player chooses a creature type. Each player returns all creature cards of a type chosen this way from their graveyard to the battlefield.

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Arcane Signet

Market Price: $2.40

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Army of the Damned

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $2.54

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Create thirteen tapped 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens.
Flashback {7}{B}{B}{B} (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Endless Ranks of the Dead

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $11.99

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At the beginning of your upkeep, create X 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens, where X is half the number of Zombies you control, rounded down.

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Liliana's Standard Bearer

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.29

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Flash
When Liliana's Standard Bearer enters the battlefield, draw X cards, where X is the number of creatures that died under your control this turn.

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Forgotten Creation

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.09

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Skulk (This creature can't be blocked by creatures with greater power.)
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may discard all the cards in your hand. If you do, draw that many cards.

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Noxious Ghoul

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $3.52

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Whenever Noxious Ghoul or another Zombie enters the battlefield, all non-Zombie creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn.

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Josu Vess, Lich Knight

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.98

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Kicker {5}{B} (You may pay an additional {5}{B} as you cast this spell.)
Menace
When Josu Vess, Lich Knight enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, create eight 2/2 black Zombie Knight creature tokens with menace.

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Swamp

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.19

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({T}: Add {B}.)

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Carrion Feeder

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.34

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Carrion Feeder can't block.
Sacrifice a creature: Put a +1/+1 counter on Carrion Feeder.

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Rise of the Dark Realms

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.71

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Put all creature cards from all graveyards onto the battlefield under your control.

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Lord of the Accursed

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.06

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Other Zombies you control get +1/+1.
{1}{B}, {T}: All Zombies gain menace until end of turn.

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Dimir Aqueduct

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.25

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Dimir Aqueduct enters the battlefield tapped.
When Dimir Aqueduct enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
{T}: Add {U}{B}.

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Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $12.41

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Deathtouch
Exploit (When this creature enters the battlefield, you may sacrifice a creature.)
When Sidisi, Undead Vizier exploits a creature, you may search your library for a card, put it into your hand, then shuffle.

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Dimir Guildgate

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.14

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Dimir Guildgate enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Tomebound Lich

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $0.24

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Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
Lifelink (Damage dealt by this creature also causes you to gain that much life.)
Whenever Tomebound Lich enters the battlefield or deals combat damage to a player, draw a card, then discard a card.

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Graf Harvest

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.40

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Zombies you control have menace. (They can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)
{3}{B}, Exile a creature card from your graveyard: Create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Counterspell

Color Identity:U

Market Price: $1.99

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Counter target spell.

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Gisa and Geralf

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $7.02

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When Gisa and Geralf enters the battlefield, mill four cards.
During each of your turns, you may cast a Zombie creature spell from your graveyard.

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Watery Grave

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $12.25

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
As Watery Grave enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

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Mesmeric Orb

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Whenever a permanent becomes untapped, that permanent's controller mills a card.

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Evolving Wilds

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{T}, Sacrifice Evolving Wilds: Search your library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

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Bojuka Bog

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.15

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Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield tapped.
When Bojuka Bog enters the battlefield, exile all cards from target player's graveyard.
{T}: Add {B}.

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Plague Belcher

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $1.63

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Menace
When Plague Belcher enters the battlefield, put two -1/-1 counters on target creature you control.
Whenever another Zombie you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Ancient Excavation

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $1.15

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Draw cards equal to the number of cards in your hand, then discard a card for each card drawn this way.
Basic landcycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle.)

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Undead Augur

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $0.25

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Whenever Undead Augur or another Zombie you control dies, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Liliana, Untouched by Death

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $4.74

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+1: Mill three cards. If at least one Zombie card is milled this way, each opponent loses 2 life and you gain 2 life.
−2: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of Zombies you control.
−3: You may cast Zombie spells from your graveyard this turn.

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Lord of the Undead

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $14.58

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Other Zombie creatures get +1/+1.
{1}{B}, {T}: Return target Zombie card from your graveyard to your hand.

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Undead Warchief

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $5.04

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Zombie spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.
Zombie creatures you control get +2/+1.

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Drowned Catacomb

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $6.33

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Drowned Catacomb enters the battlefield tapped unless you control an Island or a Swamp.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Relentless Dead

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $13.88

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Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)
When Relentless Dead dies, you may pay {B}. If you do, return it to its owner's hand.
When Relentless Dead dies, you may pay {X}. If you do, return another target Zombie creature card with mana value X from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Command Tower

Market Price: $1.00

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{T}: Add one mana of any color in your commander's color identity.

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Fetid Pools

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $4.43

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
Fetid Pools enters the battlefield tapped.
Cycling {2} ({2}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Havengul Lich

Color Identity:B,U

Market Price: $4.42

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{1}: You may cast target creature card in a graveyard this turn. When you cast it this turn, Havengul Lich gains all activated abilities of that card until end of turn.

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Demonic Tutor

Color Identity:B

Market Price: $58.08

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Search your library for a card, put that card into your hand, then shuffle.

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Rooftop Storm

Color Identity:U

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You may pay {0} rather than pay the mana cost for Zombie creature spells you cast.

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Stitcher's Supplier

Color Identity:B

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When Stitcher's Supplier enters the battlefield or dies, mill three cards.

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Crypt of Agadeem

Color Identity:B

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Crypt of Agadeem enters the battlefield tapped.
{T}: Add {B}.
{2}, {T}: Add {B} for each black creature card in your graveyard.

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Tainted Isle

Color Identity:B,U

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{T}: Add {C}.
{T}: Add {U} or {B}. Activate only if you control a Swamp.

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Skullclamp

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Equipped creature gets +1/-1.
Whenever equipped creature dies, draw two cards.
Equip {1}

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Zulaport Cutthroat

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Whenever Zulaport Cutthroat or another creature you control dies, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.

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Temple of Deceit

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Temple of Deceit enters the battlefield tapped.
When Temple of Deceit enters the battlefield, scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
{T}: Add {U} or {B}.

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Zombie Master

Color Identity:B

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Other Zombie creatures have swampwalk. (They can't be blocked as long as defending player controls a Swamp.)
Other Zombies have "{B}: Regenerate this permanent."

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Drown in the Loch

Color Identity:B,U

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Choose one —
• Counter target spell with mana value less than or equal to the number of cards in its controller's graveyard.
• Destroy target creature with mana value less than or equal to the number of cards in its controller's graveyard.

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Dimir Signet

Color Identity:B,U

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{1}, {T}: Add {U}{B}.

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Sunken Hollow

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({T}: Add {U} or {B}.)
Sunken Hollow enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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Secrets of the Dead

Color Identity:U

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Whenever you cast a spell from your graveyard, draw a card.

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Liliana's Mastery

Color Identity:B

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Zombies you control get +1/+1.
When Liliana's Mastery enters the battlefield, create two 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens.

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Vengeful Dead

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Whenever Vengeful Dead or another Zombie dies, each opponent loses 1 life.

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Diregraf Colossus

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Diregraf Colossus enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each Zombie card in your graveyard.
Whenever you cast a Zombie spell, create a tapped 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Dread Summons

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Each player mills X cards. For each creature card put into a graveyard this way, you create a tapped 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Now this is way better than The Walking Dead. That show sucks now and is hella boring. This is zombies and we are here to eat people, and by people, I mean the folks at the table you're playing with. We are eating them. Cannibalism all up in this place. Is that too taboo to write about? Does not matter. We are doing it.

What makes this deck so explosive is that it has multiple plans of attack, and all of them are very good. Having a commander that is also an enabler is a huge deal—this means our deck has an inherent synergy that is very difficult to disrupt because you have a reoccurring way to keep the ball rolling.

Plan 1: Hulk Smash

The first plan this deck wants to enact is running the table over with an undead horde. It is simple, elegant and effective. Your deck is filled to the brim with Zombie lords that pump up your creatures, make them cost less, and give them awesome abilities like deathtouch or menace.

Your first inclination with this deck needs to be flooding the board with your powerful, synergistic creatures. Zombies work very well in concert with each other through various forms of anthem effects and card draw. Things like Midnight Reaper are going to keep the gas flowing, so be sure to utilize your resources in such a way that you are always going to come out ahead in terms of card advantage and board presence.

And that is where this deck gets a lot of its wins!

Zombies are relentless, and you get to keep pressure on the table constantly utilizing Gisa and Geralf special ability of replaying your creatures from the graveyard. Exile effects are a pain in the tushy, but without them you are never going to stop putting creatures into play. All these recursion cards let you eventually take over the board with a massive horde.

One way you can play this deck is like a creature deck that has upside. There are many games where you will deploy creature after creature and just win by never relenting. When a Zombie dies you simply replay it, so when someone thinks they have dealt with one of your bigger threats, like say a Death Baron, you're able to put it back on to the battlefield. Eventually opponents will run out of ways to deal with your creatures and you'll knock their life totals into the cold, dark earth.

Plan 2: Brains and Drains

One thing Zombies love are brains. They love eating them, because according to Return of the Living Dead, eating brains makes the pain of being dead go away. That is really deep, man. Thank you, half-naked zombie lady, for telling us that.

My favorite way to win with this deck is to simply drain the table to death using your huge board presence, various sacrificial effects, and multiple draining creatures to kill everyone.

Using these sources, you can drop the life total of a table really, really quickly. One of the best plays you can make is casting a Gray Merchant of Asphodel, sacrifice it to a Carrion Feeder or Ashnod's Altar, and then recast it using Gisa and Geralf replay-a-Zombie ability. All of a sudden, the table loses anywhere from 10 to 20 life in one swing and you're gaining massive chunks of life.

I've battled against opponents with a multitude of sweepers, pillow forts, even Moat, and I've been able to close things out simply because I could continuously drain the table.

Get your brains. Drain everyone. Win.

Plan 3: Do It All Over Again

Your opponents have done it. They slowed your Zombie horde to a crawl. They can breathe. They can relax and start playing the game at their own pace oh no you've cast Patriarch's Bidding naming Zombie.

Where Gisa and Geralf separates itself from regular Zombie tribal decks is that it has ways to search up its massive haymaker cards. When you put money into it, a Demonic Tutor or Vampiric Tutor can complement the Mystical Tutor we want to play. Living Death, Rise of the Dark Realms and Patriarch's Bidding are great ways to pretty much end the game on the spot. The replayability of your creatures is already very high, but a mass reanimation spell can win you the game in short order.

What makes tribal strategies like Elves or Goblins or Zombies so powerful are the inherent synergies they have with each other, so when you're able to bring back five, ten or 15 creatures at once, you're creating a board state that no one can overcome. Following a sweeper up with Rise of the Dark Realms is going to win you the game. What makes Gisa and Geralf so powerful is how resilient they are to traditional removal or even mass removal, and the more you replay your general the more it's going to fill your graveyard and give you more options.

Gisa and Geralf is one of the most fun decks I have ever played. I've had it for over four years, and I love taking it out and making sure a table gets to have a good experience while I do extremely entertaining things. It doesn't always win, but when it does you get this feeling of satisfaction… you know… the kind that makes you feel better than your stupid brother.

Just leave me alone. I'm busy.