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Going Back to the Zoo: The Rise of Demon Zoo Lock
2015/05/14 at 4:52 PM
The Zoo Lock has been around in Hearthstone for quite some time now and has had many iterations and its share of ups and downs. Zoo has been the undisputed king of the ladder and has also completely disappeared for long stretches of time. Players like Xixo have proved that Zoo Lock has a ton of potential as he has used it several times to reach Legend first in multiple seasons and has found success in tournaments with the deck as well. Trump used a free-to-play version of the deck to reach Legend without spending a dime proving that there are ways to make the deck work with limited resources. Of course, Reynad is often credited with popularizing the deck and introducing cards like Doomguards and, at one point, even Shieldbearer to the mix. Needless to say the deck has seen some action (unlike poor ol' Goldshire Footman) and has changed more than any other archetype in the game. That trend continues with the emergence of the Demon Zoo Lock after the addition of one key card from Black Rock Mountain.
Let's take a look at the deck and break down each card's place in the deck and then we'll discuss some important combos and possible replacements as well as general game strategy.