Quote from KDPfenthing"He plays in a walk in humidor so keep his foils from bending. He once kept an all land hand just to know what it felt like to be mana flooded. He uses power nine for ante. He is the most interesting magic playing in the world." Old man, "I don't always tap basic lands for mana, but when i do, I tap Gurus."
Quote from ApocryphaEffectHow good is 'Goyf in these decks? Most of them are 80% creatures and lands with a couple Planeswalkers and Instants. With no way of feeding the graveyard and with only a few card types it seems like Goyf would be anemic.
Quote from SaskyNot sure if this is the right thread, but I wanted to get back to Zoo and was thinking of developing something like this:
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Creatures:264 Deathrite Shaman4 Steppe Lynx4 Dark Confidant4 Tarmogoyf4 Voice of Resurgence2 Aven Mindcensor4 Knight of the ReliquarySpells:134 Lightning Bolt3 Path to Exile2 Pillar of Flame4 Lightning HelixLands:214 Arid Mesa1 Blood Crypt1 Forest1 Godless Shrine4 Marsh Flats1 Overgrown Tomb1 Plains1 Sacred Foundry1 Stomping Ground1 Swamp1 Temple Garden4 Verdant CatacombsSideboard:151 Grafdigger's Cage1 Path to Exile1 Pillar of Flame2 Back to Nature2 Gaddock Teeg1 Rakdos Charm2 Spellskite2 Stony Silence3 Kitchen Finks
Would appreciate any feedback from people more well-versed in the archetype.
Quote from Joelle_Van_DyneHello all, I know very little about Zoo but the following list which surfaced (online I believe) a few months ago really appealed to me. Do you think that this version is a good choice in the current metagame? Two problems I see is that it may be over-reliant on the Boros Charm/Might of Alara combo, the other, and more important (likely) is that I feel that this deck REALLY wants some Lightning Helixes
I know that the list has been posted before here but I have not seen it discussed. What do you think?
4 Arid Mesa
1 Blood Crypt
1 Breeding Pool
1 Godless Shrine
2 Marsh Flats
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Sacred Foundry
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Steam Vents
1 Stomping Ground
1 Temple Garden
2 Verdant Catacombs
4 Experiment One
4 Goblin Guide
4 Kird Ape
4 Loam Lion
4 Steppe Lynx
4 Boros Charm
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Might of Alara
4 Tribal Flames
3 Path to Exile
2 Stony Silence
4 Torpor Orb
Quote from MagixIf you dont use Gruul with Bloodrush go for Big Naya Zoo and use the cards you are thinking about ^^
I would cut 2(-3) Pridemages and add +2 Domri (+1 Path) in your List.
Sarkhan Vol or even Sarkhan the Mad seem very interesting in Kibler Zoo.
Sarkhan Vols -2 can be relevant when we play against other Aggro or Midrange Deck. Unfortunatly he is semi good against Combo. The +1 is nice to have but not worth it imo. Ulti is win, yes, but I will not count on that. Ajanis Ulti is stronger.
Sarkhan the Mad +0 is an other Cardraw which can be important. His -2 will transform our Manadork into a 5/5 Dragon, ready to smash faces, nice! His -4 can be a nice 5DMG if we have a Hellkite out or created a Token before. However he cant protect himself, but well, if we have no creatures or a good board position at this point I think we have lost anyways.
I think I will test Sarkhan the Mad as a 1-off, probably kicking 1 Cobra.
Here is the List as a reference:
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LANDS 234 Arid Mesa4 Verdant Catacombs2 Forest2 Stomping Ground2 Misty Rainforest2 Plains1 Marsh Flats1 Treetop Village1 Kessig Wolf Run1 Horizon Canopy1 Blood Crypt1 Sacred Foundry1 Temple GardenCREATURES 244 Knight of the Reliquary4 Loxodon Smiter4 Tarmogoyf3 Noble Hierarch3 Deathrite Shaman2 Kitchen Finks2 Thundermaw Hellkite1 Lotus Cobra1 Qasali PridemageINSTANTS and SORCERIES 74 Lightning Bolt3 Path to ExileOTHER SPELLS 63 Domri Rade1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant1 Ajani Vengeant1 Sarkhan the MadSideboard 151 Qasali Pridemage1 Batterskull2 Aven Mindcensor3 Blood Moon1 Gaddock Teeg1 Sword of War and Peace1 Sword of Light and Shadow2 Torpor Orb1 Tectonic Edge2 Stony Silence
I fear that Goyf will get a huge problem after M14 release as I predict that Oozes will float around a lot. Maybe filling those Spots with something else, but lets wait and see. (=> Woolly Thoctar seems sexy to me, no drawback and anti synergy with DRS, but +1 mana..)
Quote from chrislofferI'm playing Kiblers list with 3x Domri Rade. It's a very fun deck to play but I'm having doubts about Lotus Cobra. Is it really necessary? It's acceleration, but there is already six mana dudes in the deck. The only application I see is a turn 3 Thundermaw Hellkite, otherwise it is just a 2/1.
I haven't played with the Cobra that much, so I might be undervaluing it's importance, so if any one else that is more experienced would like to explain it's part in the deck and how to correctly play it, that would be nice.
Otherwise I'm thinking about replacing it with another two drop, e.g. Voice of Resurgence or Scavenging Ooze, when it is released in M14. Thoughts?
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Also a thing that came up the other night, the decision of playing t2 domri over smiter or vice versa. in which cases do you play which one? Against UWR for example, what would you do?
Quote from bjb1
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4x verdant catacombs3x Stomping ground3x Temple Garden2x rootbound craig2x Sunpetal Grove2x forest2x plains1x mountain4x Vexing Devil4x Loam Lion4x Experiment one4x Burning-Tree Emissary4x Flinthoof Boar4x Stormblood Berserker4x Loxodon Smiter4x Ghor-Clan Rampager4x Lightning Bolt3x Path to Exile3x Domri Rade2x Boros Charm3x Lightning Helix2x Molten Rain2x Thalia, Guardian of Thraben2x Melira, Sylvok Outcast3x Torpor Orb1x Sword of Light and Shadow
please give me some feedback via PM? i know loam lions could/should be Kird ape for mana consistency, i just like the lion more