Diregraf Captain


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


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

plusmental on The Dead Don't Shuffle (They Slither)

3 days ago

Havengul Lich + Rooftop Storm can make for some fun stuff especially if you can put in Ashnod's Altar

My sidisi deck plays the above with Gravecrawler for infinite mana, Returned Reveler for infinite mill and infinite zombies, Diregraf Captain for infinite damage and Diregraf Colossus for infinite zombies could add River Kelpie for infinite draw too.

Love my sidisi deck, and love that you're using the monolith. +1

graybones on Gisa and Geralf's Zombie Factory

5 days ago

My playgroup is more casual but it's nice to know about the combos possible in my deck to maybe put in against more intense decks in the format. Diregraf Captain and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born are definitely my next additions just waiting to get them!

CommanderNeyo on New-ish player needing help with ...

6 days ago

Zombies is pretty fun, but often hard to play competitively. Some good zombie cards I would suggest are:

Cryptbreaker, Diregraf Captain, Diregraf Colossus, Gravecrawler, Prized Amalgam, Relentless Dead, and Unbreathing Horde. If you don't play with Gravecrawler and/or Relentless Dead, you may not need Prized Amalgam.

Other good support cards include Ghoulcaller's Chant, Zombie Apocalypse, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Graf Harvest, and Gisa and Geralf, as well as some of the aforementioned cards.

I know not all the cards are the cheapest, but many of them will be more reliable at filling the board with zombies than Army of the Damned will be (although it is such a fun card). Diregraf Colossus and Endless Ranks of the Dead are great at doing this.

plusmental on Gisa and Geralf's Zombie Factory

6 days ago

Havengul Lich + Rooftop Storm + Ashnod's Altar = profit. infinite mana at the very least infinite tutoring with the Sidisi, Undead Vizier you have, infinite zombie tokens with Diregraf Colossus which you have.

Suppose it just depends whether you want to play a combo deck or a horde deck

Gravecrawler has great synergy so does Diregraf Captain and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

Firebones675 on MizzMizz

3 weeks ago

It is completely possible to build a UB zombie/spirit control deck but I'm not sure how competitive it would be. Just did a quick search and (within modern) other than Soul Separator, Graveborn Muse, and Haunted Dead, there isn't a large intersection between the two tribes

I've seen some decent UW spirit control decks before using Geist of Saint Traft, Spell Queller, Mausoleum Wanderer, Rattlechains and Selfless Spirit with some other removal, cantrips, and counterspells as backup. Spell queller is so good in spirit control I almost wonder if it would make sense to do U/W/B instead, the problem is it would make your mana pretty awkward.

As for zombies, I could see a deck that grinds people out in the long game with Endless Ranks of the Dead, Lich Lord of Unx, and Graveborn Muse. Also a lot of people forget that Undead Warchief is the only one of its cycle to be modern legal (thank you time spiral block)

Putting them together though might be a bit tricky as the zombie cards don't care about spirits and visa versa. Definitely doable if you want to commit to flavor though.

There exist lords in both tribes:

Spirits: Drogskol Captain, Long-Forgotten Gohei, Battleground Geist(meh), Gallows Warden (meh)

Also soulshift and much of the kamigawa block had a spirits theme across all 5 colors. The soulshift mechanic might be nice (some of the better ones were in green imo). Here's an example of soulshift: Thief of Hope

Zombies: Diregraf Captain, Cemetery Reaper, Diregraf Colossus (technically not a lord but close enough), Undead Warchief, Death Baron(not the best for budget reasons), Lord of the Undead and Risen Executioner

Also bonus flavor points if you run Zombie Apocalypse

Sorry if his wasn't as straight forward as you were looking for. I think I rambled a bit. Does this help or were you looking for something else?

teh_grimness on G&G's B&B

4 weeks ago

Brochl, we'll find out. I've toying with the idea for a while, just picked up Gisa and Geralf and Rooftop Storm and a few other zombies and figured i'd put together what I could. I still need at least a Diregraf Captain, Death Baron, Prized Amalgam, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born and some mana fixing stuff before it will work like i have it going in my head.

zephyr_chang on I wish that the meta was brains [[Primer]]

1 month ago

First off, props on making a Zombie list! I have been testing my own Zombie brew on MTGO for a long time and I find that they have game against many decks out there. Some personal opinions from my own playtesting:

  • As a Zombie lord, I prefer Death Baron to Lord of the Undead, although admittedly I tested more with the former than the latter. You already have a more efficient recursion engine in Relentless Dead so I'm not sure we need another one.

  • Black Cat really shines against control and combo decks, and is useful in general as a roadblock. With a sac engine in place, you can even choose when you want to strip a card from your opponent's hand when he tries to go off, for example. Plus, since you are playing AEther Vial (I'm not), you can do more tricks with it.

  • I splashed white just for Tidehollow Sculler (4 maindeck) to have even more game against control/combo because he is just that good. Again, with a sac engine, he just permanently exiles cards. Splashing white also gives you access to insane sideboard options. 4 Concealed Courtyard and some Isolated Chapel should be more than enough. A couple of Cavern of Souls would not go amiss either.

  • Fleshbag Marauder can also be considered in some number as it gets rid of tricky creatures in several decks. It has good synergy with Diregraf Colossus (you can choose to sac the token) and is crazy with recursion.

  • I have included 3 Viscera Seer in my list as the value in sacrificing Gravecrawler repeatedly to create Zombie tokens with Diregraf Colossus in play and fixing the top card of my library is just too insane to ignore. I think you can safely cut Diregraf Ghoul - it has underperformed for me when I tried it. A sacrifice engine also sets you up for instant speed tricks with Relentless Dead - give it a try! I even tried a 1-of Diregraf Captain for an alternative win-con but ultimately cut it as it was too cute.

  • As for removal, you can give Bone Splinters or Tragic Slip a try. You can always sac a Gravecrawler or a token for value, making these spells very efficient.

In your experience, what match-ups give you the most problems?

Rhyno52 on Unrelenting Dead (Zombie Tribal)

1 month ago

I forget about the fact that it cant produce Black mana, sry. xD

If you are playing mltiplayer games i recommend to swap lilliana for 3 Gray Merchant of Asphodel because its just too powerful. Its just a 5 mana that will drain your opponent at least for 2 life. but in your case its more likely to get 5 or even more. That lifegain tho.

Also you may want to benefit from your creatures dying. You could play Altar's Reap, Blood Artist and maybe sec outlets like Nantuko Husk or Viscera Seer. i know that it would break the theme a little bit but after all it stays zombie.

Nantuko + Artist + gravecrawler = = 1dmg,1Life and nantuko +2+2

There would also be Diregraf Captain if you want to stay fully zombie, but you have to splash blue for it.

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