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Gisa and Geralf
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Gisa and Geralf
- Eldritch Moon

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017

Constructed: 2.67
Casual: 4.75
Limited: 3.75
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4.67

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Gisa and Geralf
 
This card and the characters it portrays are another storyline payoff from years past - these two are sibling necromancers who were mentioned in various flavor text from the original Innistrad block, often with a witty remark to make about each other or the uptight knights who fought against them. It looks like they're not going to be this generation's Urza and Mishra, having learned to work together and enable the delirium mechanic and any kind of graveyard-related play ranging from the obvious ones to Unburial Rites and Conflagrate. Zombie tribal decks have traditionally not had much of a problem recurring creatures, but another option is always welcome, and it gets especially ridiculous in Commander, where the siblings themselves are harder to permanently shut down than in conventional decks.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 5/5
James H.

Gisa and Geralf (1/4)

 

Everyone's favorite stitcher and ghoulcaller siblings have returned, trying to be a good centerpiece for a deck centered around the undead. And their abilities aren't bad: load up the yard, then start casting things out of it.

 

The issue is that they are, in practice, a bit underwhelming. They're out of burn range, but it's not practical to expect to start casting things on the turn they drop, leaving them exposed for that first turn. They're too slow and fiddly to make in constructed, but they can definitely undeath it up in more laid-back formats.

 

Constructed: 2.25

Casual: 4.5

Limited: 3.5

Multiplayer: 4

Commander: 4.25


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