The Disciple is a Special class enemy featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode, being introduced in the map Mauer der Toten, as well as being added to Outbreak during Season Five. In Mauer Der Toten, they are first encountered when the captured Strike Team confronts the Dark Aether to unlock the Pack-a-Punch Machine, then appearing as uncommon enemies afterwards.
Disciples are able to enhance standard zombies, causing them to smoke and their eyes to glow purple. Within this state, the Zombies gain increased health and will be forced into a more aggressive state, being faster in movement and attack speed.
Whilst near to a player, Disciples will utilize a beam attack called "Drain Life" which deals consistent damage that can be interrupted by shooting the hand projecting the beam. This beam also heals the Disciple in a proportionate amount to the amount of damage dealt.