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Guest DMagg

Hi,

If you don't own any adventures, what are some good cards to replace imp gang boss & dark peddler with?

Also, what improvements to the deck can i make when i get more dust?

Much thanks :)

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Just look towards the full budget deck to see what improvements you can make.

Those two cards you mentioned are two of the very best cards in the deck, but Wrathguard and Shattered Sun Cleric are both reasonable replacements.

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Guest DaneDog

Is there a Discard Zoo in the works? I feel like discard zoo is just as viable in standard, if not more so, than wild. 

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I would like to try this deck but am short of the following cards:

 

Forbidden Ritual x 2

Possessed Villager x 2

Darkshire Councilman x 1

Doomguard x 1

Dire Wolf Alpha x 1

Ironbeak Owl x 1

Defender of Argus x 2 (although I have Sunfury Protector x 1).

 

What would be suitable alternatives for the above?

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I would like to try this deck but am short of the following cards:

 

Forbidden Ritual x 2

Possessed Villager x 2

Darkshire Councilman x 1

Doomguard x 1

Dire Wolf Alpha x 1

Ironbeak Owl x 1

Defender of Argus x 2 (although I have Sunfury Protector x 1).

 

What would be suitable alternatives for the above?

You miss one third of a deck, and most of those cards are hard to replace. I recommend you not to play the deck.

You could try some high-ish quality legendaries that won't screw up your curve, such as Hogger or Gormok. Then, Argent Horseriders, Flame Jugglers, one Spellbreaker, second Argent Squire, maybe Brann, Tiny Knight of Evil. Still, not worth playing the deck.

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Guest Bazaam

You lose the point of a budget deck when you're required to purchase the adventures. The cost of the deck listed is rather deceptive for this reason.

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Guest Cosmos

About what levels (about) are reachable with this deck?   20, 15, 10 or 5?   

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Guest Wilding

I can't go past rank 16 with this deck...it's effective against aggro hunter but the win rate is 30% against the other classes. 

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22 hours ago, Guest Wilding said:

I can't go past rank 16 with this deck...it's effective against aggro hunter but the win rate is 30% against the other classes. 

Then you are not playing the deck correctly.

Zoo is not in a good spot in the current meta, but with this deck you should be able to reach at least rank 5.

Try watching some pros playing zoo, in order to understand how to play the deck. It surely is not as easy to play as most people think, since it requires knowledge of the decks you are facing in order to play around AoE clears etc.

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