Diregraf Captain


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Rev_Lycan60 on Zombie Deck Lord

2 days ago

I considered mono-black to use Dark Ritual, but from what I am seeing there seems to be a direction toward Diregraf Captain and Undead Warchief.

Gravecrawler and Diregraf Colossus were the only zombies so far.

Azdranax on Zombie Deck Lord

2 days ago

If you are only looking for one, then Death Baron is your best bet, although it definitely depends on your build/strategy. That said, in zombie tribal, Undead Warchief and Diregraf Captain are both very strong as well, with Cemetery Reaper and Zombie Master after that. As previously noted, if you are running Gravecrawler, then Diregraf is a must, and I'd recommend Carrion Feeder as well. Add a Phyrexian Altar, and you can infinite combo to win.

MindAblaze on Zombie Deck Lord

2 days ago

What are some of the other cards you plan to run? Gravecrawler, for example, is useful to sac to stuff like Nantuko Husk to get Diregraf Captain/Plague Belcher triggers. Lots of tokens probably benefit from lords like Death Baron because chomping tokens becomes much harder.

Personally I think Cemetery Reaper has too great of a cost for its ability. Same with Risen Executioner.

I do like Undead Warchief, and Zombie Master is great if youre using Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

Rev_Lycan60 on Zombie Deck Lord

2 days ago

I am looking to make a zombie tribe deck and looking at the Lords to use and i cannot decide which one:

Cemetery Reaper

Death Baron

Diregraf Captain

Lord of the Accursed

Risen Executioner

Undead Warchief

Zombie Master

Should I go with multiples or one of the Lords?

RumpledNutSkin on Infinite Gravecrawling

5 days ago

Oh crap that's pretty awesome actually. Sure, I've got Diregraf Captain and Plague Belcher for 3, but Vela is hardly a bad choice either, with her latent intimidate to boot. As far as costs I could just reanimate her with Scarab God though to get around her expensive CMC

Pieguy396 on Crowded Cemetery

1 week ago

Bridge from Below doesn't seem like it does a lot here. I feel like it'll just get exiled before it has the chance to actually do anything. Have you considered splashing Blue for Diregraf Captain instead? Unclaimed Territory also seems like good mana fixing if you do go the Esper route.

dlaxw7 on The Scarab's Legion

3 weeks ago


Phyrexian Altar combos with Gravecrawler to allow you to cast the crawler from your yard an infinite number of times in a turn. He also combos with Rooftop Storm and any other sac outlet to achieve the same effect.

Likewise, Rooftop Storm combos with Sedraxis Alchemist by playing him for free. When he hits the battlefield his ability triggers and you can target him, returning him to your hand to be cast again.

Additionally, Relentless Dead can achieve the same result provided you have both Rooftop Storm and Phyrexian Altar: Sac him to the altar to make , which you then use to return the Dead to your hand. Cast him for free and rinse and repeat.

All of these allow you to cast an absurdly large number of spells in a turn, creating an opportunity for EtB effects, creature dying effects, or cast effects. Noxious Ghoul, Diregraf Captain, Diregraf Colossus, Plague Belcher, and Brain Freeze can all capitalize on this type of thing. Additionally, throwing in extra value stuff can give you extra bonuses. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed comes to mind, as he doubles the value you get off of sacrifice effects, sometimes letting you go infinite when you otherwise wouldn't, or generating absurdly large amounts of mana.

Kinge on Lich's Mastery

1 month ago

If I were you I would cut the Blue. It seems not as good as mono black zombies. I would also add some lords and one-drop zombies to speed up the deck. I would also remove the counters for more removal instead.

Suggestions for 1-drops:

Diregraf Ghoul, Dread Wanderer, and Gravecrawler


Lord of the Undead, Lord of the Accursed, Diregraf Captain(if you keep blue), Undead Warchief, and Death Baron

Some other good zombie-related cards:

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Unbreathing Horde, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Whip of Erebos, Liliana, Death's Majesty, and The Scarab God(again if you keep blue)


Nameless Inversion(It counts as a zombie card), Victim of Night, Ultimate Price, Smother, Doom Blade for budget options.

Cool deck though! Hope this helps!

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