What are some fun mono black fatties to play in a casual setting?
Posted on May 27, 2018, 4:27 p.m. by S1ayerMonkey
I've recently completed building a deck based around Whisper, Blood Liturgist where the main idea is to get big creatures into the graveyard and then recur them. Originally I wanted to try a dimir version of Mayael the Anima, but there just aren't enough cards to do so effectively. This left a reanimator strategy.
Most mono-black reanimator decks seem to be built on one or more of three creature types: Zombies, Demons, and/or Vampires. In the spirit of the original concept, I want to avoid something you'd typically see in mono black and just play some fun non-zombie, non-vampire, and non-demon creatures.
I'd like to get suggestions for some fun to play fatties for a casual or mid-level commander setting.
I know there will be suggestions of the beloved Grave Titan or the new Torgaar, Famine Incarnate, so I'll just throw out there that I'd really prefer to stay away from super obvious suggestions. Perhaps suggest a card like Devouring Strossus, or Distended Mindbearer, or some other unusual card.
Thanks in advance!
The current version of the deck is here:
Commander / EDH
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Edit: That is Distended Mindbender in the last paragraph
May 27, 2018 4:30 p.m.
May 27, 2018 4:44 p.m.
- Baleful Force: Personal favorite. Big, dumb card advantage engine
- Massacre Wurm: I've never regretted having this card in my hand, both abilities are so strong in so many cases
- Kokusho, the Evening Star: Explosive value in multiplayer
- Sheoldred, Whispering One: Pretty obvious
- Phyrexian Obliterator: Not actually all that great in EDH, but probably fits the bill as a "big" beater. Certainly looks and sounds intimidating.
May 27, 2018 5:22 p.m.
May 27, 2018 5:55 p.m.
I just discovered Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. He gives all your (non-human) creatures undying. Party on!
May 27, 2018 6:03 p.m.
greyninja I considered playing that card when I first made the deck but eventually left it out because I want to move away from demons and the like
May 27, 2018 6:10 p.m.
May 27, 2018 6:12 p.m.
But... it's a Phyrexian Arena that for more gets you a 5/4 flyer !
May 27, 2018 10:37 p.m.
May 27, 2018 11 p.m.
if its casual and your group will allow it you can't get bigger then B.F.M. (Big Furry Monster)
or go classic and use Nightmare
May 28, 2018 1:12 a.m.
With the second one you can run False Cure aswell, which is a super fun card that nobody ever sees coming.
May 28, 2018 9:28 a.m.
May 28, 2018 6 p.m.
New Yargle, Glutton of Urborg is def a big non- vampire/zombie (he's a Frog Spirit!) you might include...