Diregraf Colossus


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Diregraf Colossus

Creature — Zombie Giant

Diregraf Colossus enters the battlefield with a +1/+1 counter on it for each Zombie card in your graveyard.

Whenever you cast a Zombie spell, put a 2/2 black Zombie creature token onto the battlefield tapped.

Diregraf Colossus Discussion

Happymaster19 on The Undead Curse [Modern Zombies]

3 weeks ago

The most popular deck in the format currently looks like it’s Urza.

For Urza

-2x Smuggler's Copter -2x Fatal Push -3x Relentless Dead -2x Diregraf Colossus

+3x Damping Sphere +4x Leyline of the Void +2x Pithing Needle

Geo67 on Mono B Zombies

4 weeks ago

Cool deck.

I think you need to get Diregraf Colossus into this build for the finale, maybe cut the Graveyard Marshal ?

Also, if you have 4 Thoughtseize , try and get a few of them into the main.

Liliana's Mastery , also take a look at Risen Executioner , he's a zombie lord, that gives you an extra "B" for devotion.

Dozing on Company of the Dead

1 month ago

not having Diregraf Colossus here is a huge oversight I think! definitely add him in. I'd cut reavers for it, and I think the creature count is slightly low to run collected company.

ClockGear on Mono-Black Zombies

1 month ago

After some testing I noticed that Diregraf Colossus was a bit slow, so I cut one of them and a land to make room for some Diregraf Ghoul s to help lower the curve to a point where 22 lands seems fine.

Hybrow on Heart of Black Coal - Ayara ETB trigger EDH

1 month ago

Thanks all for the suggestions.. this is definately a work in progress and all help is appreciated.

VarietyBlack - I love Panharmonicon , will be one of the first things I add once I start playing. Have to figure out what doesn't work first. For creatures though, I am trying to limit it to creatures that come in with friends, but of those 3 I like Dusk Legion Zealot . Has a nice low CMC, and will work well with recursion like Unearth . I dont know yet if card draw will be my problem in this deck, but will keep him on the backburner ( Skyscanner doesnt work as well because of Ayara's black creatures only clause.)

VampiricTooter - My playgroup doesn't play infinite combos and not sure I need the colorless mana that Ashnod's Altar would provide, but I do really like Pitiless Plunderer . I think he is going to be an auto add; might remove Diregraf Colossus because in testplays, didnt really work for me.

Hell's Caretaker and Whisper, Blood Liturgist are also both nice. I think the Caretaker will end up being an add as well, just a better exchange. Living Death would only work if Ayara was in the graveyard. Need to play a couple times to see if she ends up getting targeted a bunch (also still need to add some protection for her).

MTGundy - Yahh.. I hesitate Helm of the Host to add it only because the high CMC and equip costs... but those copies would make nice targets for sacrifice effects :)

Thanks again, if you guys have suggestions on what to ditch, I would be happy to hear them as well.. having a tough time cutting cards at this point

hungry000 on An Extreme Amount of Dead-ication

2 months ago

Against midrange, you want cards that are able to create value so you can keep up with them; the most popular midrange decks play 1-for-1 removal, so creatures with recursion (like Relentless Dead ) or ones that make multiple bodies ( Diregraf Colossus ) are good. Murderous Rider is a beast vs midrange since it's almost an automatic 2-for-1 on its own (kills something then they need removal to kill it). Rotting Regisaur , while big, is easily answered by most removal spells outside of Lightning Bolt , plus its ability is the opposite of what you want in a resource-dependent matchup like midrange. So don't play it. If you do play Nykthos only play 1, there are a lot of B symbols on your creatures so 2 is a little risky without Urborg.

Happymaster19 on The Undead Curse [Modern Zombies]

2 months ago


Cryptbreaker is definitely way more about token production/discard. Bonus points for giving us a way to slim our hand for Castle Locthwain . And give us ways to fuel Diregraf Colossus .


Sideboard has been updated for Rider.

Happymaster19 on The Undead Curse [Modern Zombies]

2 months ago


I had Mob in the sideboard but I think Dark Salvation can function similarly. It’s back in.

Geralf's Messenger is a great value three drop zombie. But aside from Diregraf Colossus , three drop slots are reserved for lords. Colossus is stiff competition against Messenger for value three drop, but in a true tribal shell the payoff of Colossus simply outmatches Messenger. Considering we can take advantage of the combo of Carrion Feeder + Gravecrawler with Undead Augur , Colossus is another value piece that plays with that sac engine.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel is simply too expensive for your typical Aether Vial curve. Better served alongside the aforementioned Messenger in a devotion shell.

Plague Belcher in interesting in that you can loosely mimic Arcbound Ravager / Walking Ballista by combining with Carrion Feeder and dump your board on your opponent’s life. But like Diregraf Colossus to fill that role. He can be big on his own and also puts more pressure less directly on our opponent’s life.

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