Diregraf Captain

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed Uncommon
Dark Ascension Uncommon

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Diregraf Captain

Creature — Zombie Soldier

Deathtouch

Other Zombie creatures you control get +1/+1.

Whenever another Zombie you control dies, target opponent loses 1 life.

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Diregraf Captain Discussion

markbeloit on The Cranberries with an eyepatch

3 days ago

Of cards not in your maybeboard I would strongly recommend the following: Vampiric Tutor, Living Death, Rhystic Study. For reanimation Balthor the Defiled and Strands of Night may also suit your deck. Cabal Coffers could be a land to add. Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar might be nice additions as well (Grave Titan + Nim Deathmantle + Diregraf Captain + Ashnod's Altar is an infinite combo that will kill all your opponents). Also maybe consider Black Market and Disciple of Bolas.

Pieguy396 on Looking for a Modern Zombie ...

5 days ago

I don't have a decklist, but a good place to start would be:

4 Gravecrawler

4 Aether Vial

4 Lord of the Undead (or Cemetery Reaper)

4 Death Baron (or Risen Executioner)

3 Diregraf Captain

4 Relentless Dead

For removal, you have Dark Salvation and Fatal Push, and of course Inquisition of Kozilek and Thoughtseize for hand disruption. The big problem with Zombies is that you have a bunch of great 3-drops and rather few good 2-drops. Relentless Dead is really the only one that comes to mind.

ghoul_Legion on Experimental deck

1 week ago

Some cards from modern/standard that are popular in zombie decks I might have forgotten some, but I havent played zombie in a damn while.

Cemetery Reaper

Death Baron

Lord of the Undead

Blood Scrivener

Zombie Infestation or Rotting Rats + Prized Amalgam is also a nice combo

Gravecrawler

Diregraf Captain

Undead Warchief

Diregraf Ghoul

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Compelling Deterrence

lands:

Sunken Hollow

Choked Estuary

Firebones675 on Blue Blood

2 weeks ago

Looks like a good start, here are couple suggestions

Lords: Although the term is a bit outdated, lords refer to a creature that buffs all your other creatures of its creature type like Diregraf Captain. Fortunately for you, zombies have several lords in modern including Undead Warchief, Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, and Death Baron. Some of them are a bit pricey but figured i'd mention them as options if it's a direction you wanted to move in.

Here are other cards that aren't lords but go great in zombie decks:

Gisa and Geralf, Diregraf Colossus, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Relentless Dead

Firebones675 on Zombie with Two Infinite Combos

3 weeks ago

KDog1198, I might be misunderstanding what the combo is but I do not think it works. I think that the combo you are talking about is as follows.

1) use Gisa and Geralf to cast a zombie from your graveyard for free

2) Sacrifice the zombie

3) recasting the same zombie

If this is what you are talking about then it does not work. Gisa and Geralf specify that you may only cast ONE zombie per turn. As a result you cannot repeat this loop.

There is a way to save the combo though. Conspiracy. If you have a copy of Gisa and Geralf in your graveyard and one in play, both will count as zombies. Then you can do the following

1) cast the Gisa and Geralf in your graveyard for free using the one in play (since both are zombies)

2) while it is on the stack sacrifice Gisa and Geralf triggering Diregraf Captain hurting your opponent

3)the new Gisa and Geralf comes into play and since you have not used it to cast a zombie from your yard yet this turn, you may recast the original from your yard and repeating the loop.

It is worth noting that this will mill your entire library if done enough times and you will die from not being to be able to draw a card unless you have a copy of Laboratory Maniac (which you can even cast from your graveyard for free since it will also count as a zombie.)

PartyJ on Zombie

3 weeks ago

I would suggest the following extra cards:

Aim for at leist 35 lands I would suggest for now.

All options I posted are budget options. The more expensive cards I left ut for now.

Good luck!

PJ

Firebones675 on Zombies

3 weeks ago

Anyways let's talk about the deck a bit. I think it's a pretty good start.

Couple points i want to mention briefly

Lords: Although the term is a bit outdated, lords refer to a creature that buffs all your other creatures of its creature type like Diregraf Captain. Fortunately for you, zombies have several lords in modern including Undead Warchief, Cemetery Reaper, Lord of the Undead, Risen Executioner, and Death Baron. Some of them are a bit pricey but figured i'd mention them as options if it's a direction you wanted to move in.

Here are other cards that aren't lords but go great in zombie decks:

Gisa and Geralf, Diregraf Colossus, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Relentless Dead

Consistency: A lot of the cards in the deck are 1-ofs. This means the deck might be a bit more unreliable. Since you're just starting out and don't have as many cards dont worry about it but as you pick up more, ask yourself what cards you would want to have in your hand most often and add extra copies of them to the deck. (the one caveat to this is to be careful with legends, planeswalkers and high mana cost cards so they don't end up stranded in your hand).

Abres_Tenelles on from the grave

1 month ago

There are plenty of cool zombie synergy cards to be had across lots of expansions. Getting a couple more Diregraf Captain will of course help the main theme.

Nightmare will probably be cut as soon as you have something else, as only 1/3 of your lands power it up. Save it for a mono black deck.

Scourge of Nel Toth fits the same role as Nightmare. But he's a zombie and if you can discard him into the graveyard, rather cheap.

Negate is likely one of your best counter spell options. Using black spells to kill creatures.

And keep an eye out for awesome "zombie cares" cards like Lich Lord of Unx if you can get them.

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