Diregraf Captain


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern 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

sharky69 on U/B Zombies

2 weeks ago

Darth_Savage Thanks for those suggestions i really dont like exling cards from my graveyard because i feel that goes a bit against the zombies idea and exling them doesnt really help me, the Diregraf Captain is a great idea and you're right i really dont have a lot ways of boosting my zombies + making my enemys losing LP outside of attacking, I kinda have 4x Duress in the deck with 2xLay Bare the Heart + the 2x Duress and for last Soul Manipulation is a card that i didnt even knew it existed like there are so many cards i dont know, it is a great choice and ill use it, Thanks.

Darth_Savage on U/B Zombies

2 weeks ago

I can't help but notice, you aren't running any zombies that boost zombies... Cards like Diregraf Captain or Cemetery Reaper are reasonably budget friendly as examples. I'd also suggest you run 4x Duress and 4x Soul Manipulation, the latter counters a spell and pulls back a zombie. Lastly you have 1 card which give evasion Graf Harvest but no naturally evasive zombies, since you are running you have access to Stitched Drake a 3/4 so it passes the bolt test and it costs 3... Obviously you could use Skaab Ruinator or Geralf's Masterpiece but the Drake isn't a bad budget choice and needs less effort to make it work in the deck.

Shadow12721 on Night of the Living Dead

2 weeks ago

Tragic Slip is a great card for zombie decks... or Fatal Push if you can afford it (take out Bone Splinters). Lord of the Accursed is an excellent 4-of from Amonkhet. Carrion Feeder and/or Nantuko Husk is great for zombie sacrifice. I also think you should have 4 Diregraf Colossus. Gravecrawler is AMAZING. If you can get a few Diregraf Captains as well as Plague Belchers to pump your zombie army. Also consider Fetid Pools in place of the Wilds.

dlamars on Gisa and Geralf

2 weeks ago


Hey what do you think of Bontu's Monument and Gate to the Afterlife? I'm kinda digging them as a backup to Diregraf Captain.

Embalmer's Tools also seems cool with Undead Alchemist. Lotta cool stuff in the new set really.

TitanofYAW on Zombae

3 weeks ago

Courtly Provocateur might be cool in here, not a zombie, but sick combo with Vedalken Ghoul. Could even use it to ramp Diregraf Captain ability to kill some of your tokens you are making and just make your opponent lose life. Or just make your opponents run into your death touch creatures.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Sidisi Self-mill

1 month ago

Dread Return is a great card to self-mill into. With flashback, you can simply sacrifice three random Zombies you've created to reanimate something super powerful.

Wonder gives all your creatures flying from your graveyard; synergises well with your theme of self-mill, and especially good since Sidisi will be creating a ton of Zombies.

Even if it isn't a Zombie tribal list, Diregraf Captain is worth including simply because he pumps all the tokens made by Sidisi.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord returns himself from your graveyard at the price of two lands, but the other important part is that he gets a p/t boost equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard (which will be quite a lot).

Cryptbreaker turns all your Zombies into card draw; excellent in a board stall where you have a ton of zombies but no one wants to attack.

Gisa and Geralf do a little self-milling on etb, but they also allow you to directly cast Zombies from your graveyard, which is a fair portion of your creatures.

Splendid Reclamation returns all the lands you've milled over the course of game, often ramping you for a bajillion in the process.

Victimize lets you put a useless or choice creature into your graveyard, then reanimate two fatties that will help close out games.

Rhyno52 on Modern Suicide Bomber

1 month ago

Hexcimal Plague Belcher looks not as good as Diregraf Captain to me. But as you said its a 3 slot and i dont know what to cut. For Cryptbreaker its pretty good but i dont know what to take out, also its discard is a bit of slow for my deck as it runs only few lands. The only place i could see him is on the Ghoulcaller's Chant slot because of its draw ability

As for Shamble Back, BioProfDude. Its OK but havent enough impact for me because Shambling Goblin makes the job much better, it kills something AND can be returned from my graveyard, also i can cast it right the way first turn and without to exile a creature from my graveyard if my opponent doesnt play any creatures.

PartyJ on Thraximundar

1 month ago

I think that your landcount is a little bit tight. I would suggest to go to at least 37 lands.

These lands are good additions:

Besides the land, you could also consider:

This should give you a first idea of the many possibilities you still have to improve your deck.

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