Revealed at PAX Prime, Diregaf Ghoul is one of the newest black Magic: the Gathering cards to be revealed from Wizards of the Coast’s upcoming expert expansion set Innistrad.
Diregaf Ghoul – B
Creature – Zombie (Uncommon)
Diregaf Ghoul enters the battlefield tapped.
“At least this one still has arms and legs. Well, most of its legs.”
-Enslow, ghoulcaller of Nephalia
Innistrad‘s Diregaf Ghoul might just be the card that helps make Zombies into a competitive deck in Standard.
There have been numerous black one drops in Magic: the Gathering’s history: Sacomancy and Carnophage are two of the most notorious, and both had larger draw backs. So what if Diregaf Ghoul from Innistrad enters the battlefield tapped? While you won’t be able to use it as a blocker during your opponent’s turn after you play it, this zombie can quickly strike out on the offensive to get in some quick damage.
By the time your opponent gets a decent blocker, you’ll hopefully have a Cemetery Reaper or Adaptive Automaton on the battlefield. Combined with some decent equipment and other zombie support cards like Call to the Grave, Vengeful Pharaoh, and Moan of the Unhallowed, Innistrad‘s Diregaf Ghoul fills a vital role in a non-Vampire black aggro strategy.
Just watch out for an Elite Inquisitor.
How will you use Innistrad‘s Diregaf Ghoul?
Several other Innistrad spoilers include Curse of the Bloody Tome, Daybreak Ranger, Ludevic’s Test Subject, Bloodgift Demon, and Elite Inquisitor.
Innistrad contains 264 cards, and will be released on September 30, 2011. Innistrad will be followed by Dark Ascension.
Innistrad Prerelease events will occur on September 24-25, 2011, there will be Innistrad Launch Parties on September 30-October 3, 2011, and Innistrad will be released on Magic Online October 17, 2011. The Innistrad Game Day will be on October 29-30, 2011.
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