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1994 Zoo Deck, by 8T88GORGON      (60 cards)

 
Deck Info
Created: 5/2/2020
Updated: 5/24/2020
Colors: Colorless Red Green

Intended Format: Standard
Vintage: Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Not Legal
MTGO Open: Not Legal
MTGO Vinta: Not Legal
MTGO Exten: Not Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Not Legal
Modern: Not Legal

Deck Cost: $98.54*
Sideboard: $22.11*
Total Cost: $120.65*

Average Ratings
Playability
Synergy
Originality
Overall
Deck Tools
Creatures
2 View Picture Elvish Archers Buy
4 View Picture Giant Spider Buy
2 View Picture Grizzly Bears Buy
4 View Picture Kird Ape Buy
4 View Picture Llanowar Elves Buy


Spells
1 View Picture Berserk Buy
1 View Picture Channel Buy
2 View Picture Disintegrate Buy
4 View Picture Fireball Buy
4 View Picture Giant Growth Buy
2 View Picture Hurricane Buy
4 View Picture Lightning Bolt Buy
1 View Picture Regrowth Buy
2 View Picture Tranquility Buy
1 View Picture Wheel of Fortune Buy


Artifacts
1 View Picture Black Lotus Buy
1 View Picture Mox Emerald Buy
1 View Picture Mox Ruby Buy


Lands
7 View Picture Forest Buy
1 View Picture Hammerheim Buy
6 View Picture Mountain Buy
1 View Picture Pendelhaven Buy
4 View Picture Taiga Buy

 
Sideboard     (15 cards)
1 View Picture Fork Buy
4 View Picture Red Elemental Blast Buy
2 View Picture Shatterstorm Buy
2 View Picture Tranquility Buy
2 View Picture Tsunami Buy
1 View Picture Lifeforce Buy
1 View Picture Sylvan Library Buy
2 View Picture Meekstone Buy

What's a Sideboard?


How it Works

This is an old school Zoo (AKA Kird Ape AKA the San Diego Zoo) deck, built for Standard format according to 1994 rules.

The block then consisted of the core set of Unlimited Edition as well as the expansions Arabian Nights, Antiquities, and Legends (requiring at least one card from each set).

One of the earlier deck strategies built around a mana curve, this creature-based deck proved to be very versatile. The creatures proved to be the muscle, and were complemented well by the use of burn in Lightning Bolt to clear the way, or Giant Growths that could alternatively save creatures or boost them for extra combat damage. Also, an underpinning Channel-Ball combo strategy often led the deck to victory.

This is a reference deck.


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