Diregraf Captain

Legality

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 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

Hanarama on Gisa and Giralf

4 days ago

No Gravecrawler or Diregraf Captain? Having a sac engine with Gravecrawler and a pinger can be super handy with G&G.

SpiritKing on Black/White/Blue Zombie Deck

6 days ago

Often when you start out it might be hard to really focus on a thing in decks. What catches my eye is that you have multiple things you want to do with your creatures in your graveyard and some of them are anti-synergistic/not efficient enough with what you want the deck overall to do (as far as i can tell). You seem to want to create a critical mass of zombies and/or tokens to aggro your opponent out of the game, while getting value out of Zombie Tribal synergies and through Eternalize/Embalm by basically getting two creatures out of one card.

To that end (aggro out an opponent) you can either focus more on token creation or up the number of "Lord" effects aka cards that give a certain creature type a +1/+1-boost.

Since i presume you want to keep the Blue for The Scarab God i suggest adding some Diregraf Captain which act as Lords and further hurt your opponent for killing your creatures and some number of Liliana's Mastery to create more zombie tokens and as a +1/+1 boost on an enchantment (it's harder to remove for your opponent than a creature).

Other cards you might want are cheap aggressive creatures, preferably with some kind of evasion that makes them hard to block. I think Cursed Minotaur is an option you might want to add, others would include Binding Mummy to tap down blockers, Mummy Paramount which can grow pretty big, Tattered Mummy which works well with Diregraf Captain, Wayward Servant to gain life back and of course the good ol' Diregraf Ghoul.Also Time to Reflect is wonderful in Zombie Tribal Decks.

If you want to explore the Eternalize/Embalm road some more, Sunscourge Champion and Miasmic Mummy would be great additions, since Champion can eternalize pretty early, can gain back life and both can dump somthing with Embalm/Eternalize into your graveyard. Ghoulraiser can be pretty good here as well, since he only get's back a Zombie and leaves your Eternalize/Embalm creatures in your graveyard to use them.

Whatever direction you want to evolve this into, i's strongly suggest to get a second The Scarab God even if it is pretty expensive at the moment, but it does so much for zombie decks. Perhaps wait some more until the price drops a bit?

Other suggestions i have is to look up cards from all the Innistrad sets (the new and the old) as well as Shards of Alara cards that have Unearth.

Also, since The Scarab God can basically rebuy your creatures, everything with an "enters/leaves the battlefield" ability is especially good with him.

I hope i could help you out a bit!

EliteMasterEric on Scarab God (WIP)

1 week ago

Cryptbreaker rotates out of Standard soon, and Diregraf Captain is already illegal, along with several other cards in your deck.

andrewwwcantu on i´ll be back (blue and black zombie, Modern)

2 weeks ago

I suggest throwing a few Diregraf Captain in there just to buff them up a little.

HOPMONSTER on ZOMBEETLES

2 weeks ago

Thanks Draw_Wurm, I think you're right about adding Plague Belcher over Risen Executioner to get a second Diregraf Captain effect. By having the effect of draining each opponent whenever a zombie dies, it makes this more resistant to board wipes. Go ahead and wrath my Zombeetles... you'll still lose life... Then I'll just bring em back again...

I also swapped a couple other cards in and out. This deck is still in beta testing.

litlamzetiv on Infinite Mill/Life Loss Changeling Deck

3 weeks ago

I like the concept as it seems original. Some thoughts I had:

  • I'm not a huge fan of the Altar of Dementia. Granted, it's your kill condition and it's a sac outlet, but you can likely accomplish this another way. Corpse Blockade, Carrion Feeder, Nantuko Husk, and Phyrexian Ghoul all count as sac outlets (and you could argue that the latter three could be game winners as a result). The diregraf captain works as your win condition in this regard and you can stay on theme with zombies. For that matter Gnawing Zombie also works, but his sac ability requires an activation cost so you can't really go infinite.

  • In the above example, some combination of Diregraf Captain, Vengeful Dead, & Plague Belcher all work as win conditions for that matter.

  • I presume that "forget" is a way to dump Haakon into your graveyard and not something you really intend to play on the opponent. In that case, maybe consider a card that has additional use like Forbid or Rites of Refusal instead. That way you get a little more utility out of the card (in countering a spell) and also get Haakon in the 'yard.

  • For that matter, you could also stay on theme with Zombies and use Cryptbreaker, Necromancer's Stockpile, Skirk Ridge Exhumer, or even Zombie Infestation. The first two are the strongest options as they also help filter your deck to get to the cards you want. They can also make use of excess lands you may draw throughout the game.

I like the deck overall though. Nifty idea.

VexenX on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

4 weeks ago

Below are the Combos that I am adding to the Primer. Just because they are listed, does not mean that they are in my build, but that they COULD be in this deck. My list is not looking to combo out to win, but I do not disregard it as an option for others.


Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar +

OR

Gravecrawler + Rooftop Storm + SACK OUTLET +

Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Rite of Replication: 60+ damage to each opponent and a lot of life.

Grave Titan + Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle = Infinite Zombies

Havengul Lich + Rooftop Storm = All Zombies in GY cost

Gempalm Polluter + Lord of the Undead, Volrath's Stronghold OR Unholy Grotto = The gift that keeps on giving!

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers = Ya, Just in case you didnt know.

If you run Cloudstone Curio:


Soldcastro: All three of those Enchantments have been game-winners for me. I am rarely upset drawing any of them! They also synergize well in this deck with The Scarab God.

I find that I have the opposite problem when it comes to hand size. I use our Commander's zombie making ability quite a bit, which keep your hand full because you are not spending the mana to cast stuff your hand as much.

Phyrexian Altar is on the way, and will be in the deck for Cemetery Reaper.

orion1575 on omg, they're everywhere

1 month ago

Have you played it anywhere? I tried a B/W Zombie deck in a tournament awhile back and got slaughtered. Blue looks interesting, though. Love Compelling Deterrence and Diregraf Captain.

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