Diregraf Captain


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Diregraf Captain Discussion

Saljen on DIMIR Zombies

3 weeks ago

I've been playing The Scarab God Zombie EDH deck for a long while now. He's a great combo commander because his passive ability is aggressive and helps you hit combos while his active ability perfectly plays along with the zombie theme.

That being said, you've made some weird card choices, especially among your creatures.

Here's some Zombie's that I'd suggest to replace the many non-Zombie creatures you're running:

Balthor the Defiled, Cryptbreaker, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Grave Titan, Graveborn Muse, Gravecrawler (this is the most important combo piece in the deck), Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Havengul Lich, Lazav, the Multifarious (as a shapeshifter, he is a Zombie), Lich Lord of Unx, Lord of the Accursed, Lord of the Undead, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Noxious Ghoul, Razaketh, the Foulblooded (can pull all combo pieces in 1 turn, and play all 4 for 6 mana), Relentless Dead, Risen Executioner, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Taigam, Sidisi's Hand (not a zombie, but fills your graveyard with them and has built in removal). These guys would go a long way to improving the consistency and power level of your deck.

Here's a few non-zombie cards that synergize with them very well:

Attrition (repeatable removal and sac engine), Dictate of Erebos+Grave Pact (combos well with Gravecrawler+sac outlet), Secrets of the Dead (works with all the ways we can play zombies from our graveyard and combos with Gravecrawler), Herald's Horn (draw + ramp), Urza's Incubator (ramp), Vanquisher's Banner (pump + draw), Whip of Erebos (lifelink zombies + graveyard play), Buried Alive (use this to put Gravecrawler, Wonder, and Risen Executioner into your graveyard for a great little combo that instantly gives you access to 3 cards), Search like Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor, and Diabolic Intent helps to get out combo pieces.

The main combo I keep talking about is Rooftop Storm + Gravecrawler + a sac outlet, usually Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, and something to abuse like Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos, Diregraf Captain/Plague Belcher/Noxious Ghoul/Bontu's Monument. These are all pieces that are individually good, but when put together will instantly win you the game in one way or another. Razaketh, the Foulblooded can be used to grab all 4 combo pieces, then you only need to play Rooftop Storms and you can play the rest of the combo for free! It's a really great card in black combo decks like this.

Anyways, feel free to take a look at my deck if you want any ideas. Zombies are my favorite tribal and are always a blast to play. I love that they can be so combo heavy, yet still be an unstoppable horde if you can't combo out thanks to all the +1/+1 anthems that Zombies get. Good luck with your deck!

Sorin4eva on I Sacrifice, you Sacrifice, we all Sacrifice...

3 weeks ago

Butcher of Malakir would be crazy, thanks pearl-of-dragons. Diregraf Captain is a similar effect and boosts the zombies to, though the life gained of Blood Artist would be really handy. I was thinking of Grim Haruspex for extra value as well.

MarrecoMTG on Casually Dead [Modern]

1 month ago

Hey itachi45, thanks for the suggestions. I am not looking into splashing any colours right now, so no Diregraf Captain and Prized Amalgam I am afraid. Army of the Damned sounds like a good option for those long games and possibly something for the maybe-board depending on your local meta, although it's quite weak to board wipes that cost a lot less to cast.. Also, so far I haven't had 8 mana available with nothing to do that I would be able to cast AOTD.

MindAblaze on Decision Paralysis

1 month ago

I’ve reached an impasse and need your suggestions. Any you make will be valuable.

I’ve been...hoarding cards lately, ordering playset after play set of things to build with, and now that most of them are here I don’t know what exactly to do with them. I’m really in need of suggestions because I can’t make a decision. Below is a list of cards that I have desire to make into something(s?);

Wildfire Eternal

Thought Gorger

Mogg Fanatic

Nahiri's Wrath

Sickening Dreams

Prized Amalgam

Diregraf Captain

Whispering Madness

Psychic Corrosion and,

Flayer of the Hatebound

Obviously I have more cards than this to supplement whatever the plan ends up being and I don’t expect to fit them all together, but if you have any suggestions then shoot. I’d greatly appreciate any ideas. Apparently I’m a netherbeast who has developed the retardations and can’t build a sixty card deck anymore...

itachi45 on Casually Dead [Modern]

1 month ago

For those long games... Army of the Damned!

Looks pretty good! You could add a couple Watery Grave and Drowned Catacomb (both of which are garanteed to enter untapped so you don’t lose tempo) for some Diregraf Captain and Prized Amalgam. More sick synergies!

DrkNinja on Can I Do This?

1 month ago

@TypicalTimmy This is most likely for an EDH deck, I'd be willing to bet Varina, Lich Queen. However a Blood Artist, Plague Belcher, and Diregraf Captain all achieve the same affect.

@BarkisPlum: I would like to let you know that Sidisi, Undead Vizier + Liliana, Untouched By Death/Yawgmoth's Will + Rooftop Storm is ridiculous and you shouldn't overlook it!

Also cdkime and Noogin are correct.

JetSteel on Rise of the Lich Queen

1 month ago

Have you considered Diregraf Captain Fleshbag Marauder and Wonder?

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