Diregraf Ghoul


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Uncommon
Innistrad (ISD) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Diregraf Ghoul

Creature — Zombie

Diregraf Ghoul enters the battlefield tapped.

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Diregraf Ghoul Discussion

Elf0491 on Bone Breakers- Mono Black Aggro

1 week ago

Thanks for commenting! TMBRLZ, Open the Graves would change the playstyle of the deck a bit, but it's a great card! If I find that my current approach isn't cutting it, a more midrange deck with several copies could be good! I definitely see the appeal of Skeleton Archer, and have added 3 copies to the sideboard. Infectious Horror isn't bad, but if I can play Josu Vess, Lich Knight for the same cmc, I'd rather run him.

Bxbx, thanks for the further input, it's much appreciated. I will attempt to get my hands on a few Lilianas, but until then, I definitely see your points on the other cards. Necrotic Wound has been replaced with more reliable kill spells. Tattered Mummy has been replaced with Graveyard Marshal. I removed Barrier of Bones to add a few more copies of some key cards. Would you instead recommend running a few copies of Stitcher's Supplier, or are the 4 Diregraf Ghouls sufficient as one drops?

fettywapmtg on Mono Black Zombies

1 month ago


First off, the mana base is all junked up. 16 Swamp mana-base is kind of shaky, even with Memorial to Folly.

Second off, the curve is a bit wonky. Liliana, the Necromancer needs to go, as it is not only not particularly synergetic with the tribal theme, but also takes up an already crowded 5-mana cost spell slot, as well as conflicting with the 2 other Liliana cards.

Arisen Gorgon is essentially a vanilla 3/3 for 3 mana, and I can't help but feel is just not worth running. Plague Belcher, Dread Shade, Isareth the Awakener, or even Ammit Eternal are more worth running over the Gorgon in my opinion.

Dread Wanderer obviously the best choice as a 1-drop creature, and you can pick them up for roughly a dollar each right now, so I don't see why Diregraf Ghoul and Festering Mummy and taking that spot.

Anyways, just taking about mainboard here, I would recommend:

-1 Liliana, the Necromancer -4 Cradle of the Accursed -1 Memorial to Folly -1 Rise from the Grave (maybe sideboard; Liliana does the same thing and more) -3 Arisen Gorgon

+6 Swamp +2 Isareth the Awakener +2 Plague Belcher +2 Dread Wanderer

There, replaced some cards to add more consistency and cohesion, and the cards I suggest to go in are valued less all together than the cards I suggested to drop from the Mainboard.

cole20112 on The Deck Formerly Known as Grimgrin's Free Zombies

1 month ago

Moonlight Bargain and Dark Bargain seem like sweet budget options for this deck. I would also take out Omniscience for Gisa and Geralf. Gisa and Geralf are just so good for this deck and although Omniscience is sweet, it doesn't really synergize with the rest of the deck. I also think that Mind Unbound is a little slow, and you probably want something like Final Parting for your deck as well. Zombie Apocalypse is also absolutely amazing whenever you draw it, and I think that you really do need it maindeck. Also, I would probably take out most if not all of the non-zombie creatures, as they don't benefit from all the cool zombie synergies (Unless you are planning on running cards like Conspiracy or Arcane Adaptation, which are sweet but require more build around.) Maybe try things like Diregraf Ghoul, Soulless One, Undead Warchief, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Stitcher's Supplier, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier just to name a few. If you are looking for more ideas you can check out my attempt at a budget zombie deck at B/U Zombies

Jaysterbaby on Need help with ZOMBIE EDH ...

1 month ago

I have 128 cards and trying to knock it down to 100, would like some help makes a good Zombie deck. Thank you for your time and help. Here are my cards

Commander - Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

[100 cards]

Sol Ring

Leyline of the Meek

Night's Whisper

Phyrexian Arena

17x Swamp

Prophetic Prism

Zombie Apocalypse

Phage the Untouchable

Sheoldred, Whispering One

Isolated Chapel

Dark Ritual

Culling the Weak

Heliod, God of the Sun

Cabal Ritual

Army of the Damned

The Scarab God

Josu Vess, Lich Knight

Cemetery Reaper

Death Baron

Torment of Scarabs


Geralf's Messenger

Leyline of Sanctity

Diregraf Ghoul


Torment of Hailfire

Blood Scrivener

Bridge from Below

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Drowned Catacomb

Sunken Hollow


Vampiric Rites

Geth's Verdict

Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Liliana Vess

Liliana, the Last Hope

Liliana, Death's Majesty

Liliana's Mastery

Liliana, Untouched By Death

Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage


Ghostly Prison



Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip

Norn's Annex

Relentless Dead


Dread Wanderer

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Dark Salvation

From Under the Floorboards

Fleshbag Marauder

Endless Ranks of the Dead

Diregraf Colossus

Highborn Ghoul

Lord of the Undead




Whip of Erebos

Erebos, God of the Dead

Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite


Path of Ancestry

Command Tower

Hope of Ghirapur

Cast Down

Profane Procession  Flip

Rupture Spire

Opal Palace

Temple of Silence

Mana Confluence

Transguild Promenade

Jwar Isle Refuge

Darkslick Shores

Frost Marsh

Fetid Heath

Caves of Koilos

Tainted Field

Arcane Sanctum

Dreadship Reef

[28 cards]

Innocent Blood

Unraveling Mummy

Liliana's Reaver

Dromar's Charm

Immortal Servitude

Anointed Procession

Vindictive Lich

Call to the Kindred


Havengul Runebinder

Unbreathing Horde

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

Sun Droplet

Gray Merchant of Asphodel

Quicksilver Amulet

Cemetery Recruitment

Psychic Strike

Mana Leak



Coat of Arms

Ravenous Chupacabra

Shrieking Affliction

Grim Guardian

Demonic Vigor


Stitched Drake

Archetype of Imagination

Graf Harvest

multimedia on Complete noob needs help

1 month ago

Hey, what mythic rares and rare cards did you get when you opened your M19 booster box, fat packs and toolkit? Some of these cards can be a good starting point to making a deck because mythics and rares are among the best cards in a set. You have Nexus of Fate, if you like that card it's a good reason to build a deck with blue in it :)

In M19 there's quite a few good card interactions to consider to build a deck around. Here's a few mono colored ones:

  1. Red Dragons: Sarkhan, Fireblood, Sarkhan, Dragonsoul, Dragon's Hoard with Demanding Dragon, Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, Lathliss, Dragon Queen and other Dragons

  2. Blue Artifacts: Tezzeret, Artifice Master, Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist, Sai, Master Thopterist with Skilled Animator, Fountain of Renewal, Diamond Mare and other artifacts.

  3. White Lifegain: Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants, Ajani, Wise Counselor with Ajani's Pridemate, Leonin Warleader, Mentor of the Meek, Shield Mare, Diamond Mare, Resplendent Angel and other life gain.

  4. Black Zombies: Liliana, Untouched By Death, Liliana, the Necromancer with Death Baron, Graveyard Marshal, Diregraf Ghoul, Walking Corpse, Reassembling Skeleton, Demon of Catastrophes and other Zombies

  5. Green Ramp: Vivien Reid, Vivien of the Arkbow, Llanowar Elves, Druid of the Cowl with Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma, Gift of Paradise, Gigantosaurus, Pelakka Wurm, Aggressive Mammoth and other big creatures.

My advice if you're just starting out deck building is to make a mono colored deck. Each of these examples is a single color using one of the Planeswalkers. The Planeswalkers abilities give you a defined strategy which is a good starting point to planning and building a deck around. It's easier to start out with a mono colored deck because then you can add a second color later on when you get a better idea of deck building.

Once I get a better idea of the cards you got from your box, fatpack and toolkit, then I can further help you if you would like.

FireToTheFace on Monoblack Demons & Zombies

2 months ago

I think the zombie theme is relatively strong right now. I also like Plague Belcher for zombies even though it rotates in a couple months. You can attack with a Diregraf Ghoul and then cast the belcher in the second main phase, put the -1/-1 counters on the ghoul which will kill it and deal an additional 1 damage to the opponent, and then you have a monster 5/4 zombie with menace on turn 3 which only gets worse when a Death Baron comes out to give it deathtouch and +1/+1. Demon of Catastrophes is the only demon I am running in my zombie deck right now, and I usually sac a Stitcher's Supplier to get him in, which also feeds your graveyard if you have a Graveyard Marshal.

Murphy77 on Mono Black Zombies

2 months ago

It is hard to crit such a great deck. I would consider 2 Grave Pact, or a card with similar effect in place of 2 Diregraf Ghoul and might just cut the other 2 to max out Butcher Ghoul and Bone Splinters.

Maybe have the above as a side-board option, the current deck looks really good.

Ryjo on Monoblack Demons & Zombies

2 months ago

A mono-black demon and zombies deck could work, but it would be overall weaker than the mono-black zombies deck. There are currently several powerful lords and lord-like abilities (Death Baron,Liliana's Mastery,Lord of the Accursed), plus Graveyard Marshal's ability to generate zombies, which are definite 4-ofs in the deck, but you still need other zombies to make the deck work. You might be able to put a couple Demon of Catastrophes to use in conjunction with Graveyard Marshal while sacrificing Diregraf Ghoul/Dread Wanderer, but other than that, the demons are expensive to cast, and probably not worth it.

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