Diregraf Captain


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Uncommon
Dark Ascension (DKA) Uncommon

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Diregraf Captain

Creature — Zombie Soldier


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

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

Diregraf Captain Discussion

hungry000 on B/U/W Zombies

1 month ago

I would cut your enchantments and the Ghoulcaller's Chant s. In my experience, cards that synergize with zombies but aren't zombies themselves aren't as good as just playing more zombies. Havengul Lich should go as well since its cmc is too high, and there are better removal spells than Celestial Flare . Your deck is also missing Tidehollow Sculler .

All in all, I suggest these changes:

-4 enchantments; +4 Tidehollow Sculler

-2 Havengul Lich ; +2 Diregraf Captain or Diregraf Colossus (both are very good with the Carrion Feeder + Gravecrawler loop)

-3 Ghoulcaller's Chant , -1 Celestial Flare ; +4 Cryptbreaker

-2 Celestial Flare ; +2 Path to Exile or some other removal spell that isn't as bad as Celestial Flare

Goron3 on Varina Life Swing

1 month ago

This is a classic Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar deck. The ultimate goal is to have one of the following: Zulaport Cutthroat , Wayward Servant , Plague Belcher , Diregraf Captain , Corpse Knight ; alongside the Gravecrawler constantly going back and forth.

There are some cards that allow this combo without Phyrexian Altar . Mikaeus, the Unhallowed can combo with Putrid Goblin . Both can also double sacrifice effects if they are alone for value without combo- ing off. Rooftop Storm can replace Phyrexian Altar or unlock Relentless Dead to replace Gravecrawler .

With a commander like Varina, Lich Queen , with a strong Draw/discard effect, we need cards to discard. Cards that can make incredible value for Windfall + Whispering Madness + Memory Jar while refilling our hand and filling the graveyard. From Under the Floorboards , Waste Not (for opponents), Reanimate , Stitch Together .

Not_a_Goat on Varina: Roid-Rage Zombos n' turn 2 Combos *PRIMER*

2 months ago

Hi, fellow Varina player here, love the list and appreciate that you've taken the time to do such a detailed primer.

I noticed you were running the standard zombie combos and was wondering if you had considered Aetherflux Reservoir as an outlet at all?

In my experience, it tends to be more resilient than something like Diregraf Captain and Varina can "fairly" get to 50+ life, using an activation as a threat against would-be attacking decks. It also goes really well into the compact package with Bolas's Citadel where Varina has the life to spare

MediSyntax on RazaBridge Combo

2 months ago

Paradox Engine is an interesting idea as it does give redundancy for Phyrexian Altar, the piece with the least amount of backups. I think to take enough advantage of this, I'd include more fast mana ( Mox Diamond plays well with Crucible of Worlds, Chrome Mox 's card disadvantage is mitigated a bit because we operate well without many cards).

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and Undead Augur are my adds from Modern Horizons, with Cabal Therapist on my to-test list. I'm cutting Midnight Reaper and keeping Grim Haruspex for now (the zombie type is nice on the Reaper but no life loss on the Haruspex is probably worth more to me).

I'm sure the change to Gisa and Geralf will have some advantages. Counterspells alone will help you not lose and I know zombies have some combo potential in Dimir with Grimgrin, Corpse-Born , Rooftop Storm , and Diregraf Captain . I can't follow you there though; I have too much fondness for Liliana and love challenging myself to make the best mono-coloured decks.
I'll follow that decklist on TappedOut and put in my two cents though, if you like.

MizzMizz on Esper Zombo Combo and Reanimator

2 months ago

Love this deck list!

I'm wondering why you dont run Phyrexian Altar since it goes infinite with Gravecrawler and Wayward Servant or Diregraf Captain

skillz2125 on The Queen of Corpses

3 months ago

I just found a awesome combo with Rooftop Storm , Aetherflux Reservoir , Diregraf Captain , Havengul Lich , Ashnod's Altar , and any zombie. basically you can play the zombie for free because of Rooftop Storm , then you gain 1 life off of Aetherflux Reservoir , then you sacrifice the zombie to Ashnod's Altar which triggers Diregraf Captain , and then you can use the mana from Ashnod's Altar to activate Havengul Lich to bring back your zombie(which you can cast for free)and you can keep doing that over and over again until you have all the life and have killed all of you opponents with Diregraf Captain

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