What are some fun mono black fatties to play in a casual setting?

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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!

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Whisper, Blood Liturgist

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greyninja says... #2

Bloodgift Demon is one of my favorites

May 27, 2018 4:29 p.m.

S1ayerMonkey says... #3

Edit: That is Distended Mindbender in the last paragraph

May 27, 2018 4:30 p.m.

Starsky2814 says... #4

Maybe try these on for size:

Good luck!

May 27, 2018 4:44 p.m.

Rzepkanut says... #5

May 27, 2018 5:04 p.m.

FancyTuesday says... #6

Non-Zombie/Vampire/Demons:

May 27, 2018 5:22 p.m.

S1ayerMonkey says... #7

Starsky2814 and FancyTuesday thanks for those suggestions, I'll give them a try

May 27, 2018 5:55 p.m.

ewilliams0507 says... #8

I just discovered Mikaeus, the Unhallowed. He gives all your (non-human) creatures undying. Party on!

May 27, 2018 6:03 p.m.

S1ayerMonkey says... #9

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.

S1ayerMonkey says... #10

ewilliams0507 if you like that card on its own you'll go nuts when you combine it with Triskelion!

May 27, 2018 6:12 p.m.

greyninja says... #11

But... it's a Phyrexian Arena that for more gets you a 5/4 flyer !

May 27, 2018 10:37 p.m.

maxon says... #12

Fun Fatties? Visara the Dreadful, Hythonia the Cruel. Gorgon Love.

May 27, 2018 11 p.m.

razor138 says... #13

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.

Rabid_Wombat says... #14

Spirit of the Night is a Classic fatty.

May 28, 2018 7:13 a.m.

Boza says... #15

May 28, 2018 8:13 a.m.

shadow63 says... #16

Dread is a really fun one in multiplayer

May 28, 2018 8:19 a.m.

JMS210 says... #17

I have always been in love with Guiltfeeder & Laquatus's Champion.

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.

chirz2792 says... #18

I know you said no demons but one of my favorites is Lord of the Void. Avatar of Woe and Noxious Gearhulk are also really good.

May 28, 2018 6 p.m.

S1ayerMonkey says... #19

thanks everyone!

May 28, 2018 6:03 p.m.

HorseFist says... #20

New Yargle, Glutton of Urborg is def a big non- vampire/zombie (he's a Frog Spirit!) you might include...

May 29, 2018 11:30 a.m.

HorseFist says... #21

Oops you already got him in there X P

May 29, 2018 11:31 a.m.

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