Aggro Warlock Zoo Deck List Guide – April 2016 (Season 25, Wild)

Class: Warlock - Format: wild - Type: aggro - Style: meta-deck

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Deck Import

If you’re looking for the Standard version of this guide: Warlock Zoo Deck List Guide (Standard)

Warlock Zoo has been a consistent presence on the ladder since the popularization of it by Reynad and his YouTube video introducing the deck. It has changed and evolved a lot since then, even spawning a Midrange version that largely favors Demon synergy. This particular build is a faster iteration that aggressively takes control of the board, and overwhelms your opponent with minions that get consistent value.

One thing to note about Warlock Zoo is that it is not a face deck. The deck excels at quickly out-valuing the opponent and finishing them off with cards like Doomguard and Power Overwhelming. The Warlock Hero Power (Life Tap) aids in consistently having cards to play, while dumping your hand allows you to play cards like Doomguard without losing valuable resources.

Warlock Zoo Deck List Update – April 2016 (Season 24)

Void Terror and Doomguard have largely been cut from the list, and the deck has gotten a bit more aggressive with the addition of Leeroy Jenkins. I’ve seen Argent Squire in for Flame Imp, but that’s really a personal preference. Enhance-o Mechano is another option if you want to cut a Defender of Argus or Leeroy.

Warlock Zoo Mulligan Guide and Strategy

Flame Imp and Dark Peddler are the cards you’re looking for initially. Voidwalker is great at protecting your board against aggressive decks, and Haunted Creeper can protect you from AOE and Weapon classes.

Warlock Zoo Tech Cards

Void Terror can play in this deck and obviously works well with Nerubian Egg. Gormok the Impaler is a decent addition if you have it, but probably isn’t worth crafting yet.

Warlock Zoo Card Substitutions (Replacements)

Keep in mind that replacements for cards are rarely ever going to be perfect. It’s usually easiest to try and come close to what the card accomplishes, or double up an already existing card in the deck.

You might find cards here that aren’t in the deck, this means they were in the deck previously and have been left in case they come back in the deck. They also works as substitutions for cards that are currently in the deck!

Warlock Zoo Combos and Synergies

This deck is all about combos and synergies! Abusive Sergeant, Dire Wolf Alpha, and Power Overwhelming work great with Nerubian Egg and Void Terror. Imp-losion and Imp Gang Boss increase your board presence and help lower the cost of  Sea Giant.

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  1. Lybri
    April 27, 2016 at 4:24 am

    is there a replacement for haunted creeper?

  2. thascout1
    April 19, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Has anyone else tried Shadowflame? It has really good synergy with Power Overwhelming and helps deal with the enemys board when it gets out of hand.

  3. Deathstrke
    April 12, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Replacement for sea giant?

    • Evident - Author
      April 12, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Enhance-o Mechano, Dark Iron Dwarf, or Piloted Shredder.

  4. Vancleef_x
    April 11, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    substitution -1 Leeroy Jeckins +1 Arcan Golem ???

  5. Lymb
    April 7, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I added a Lorewalker Cho because you don’t run many spells and it prevents some early game counters. Against Paladin it’s sweet to see his hand full of secrets which will not be played.

    • Melftheelf
      April 10, 2016 at 4:09 am

      What card did you remove?

    • purplat
      April 10, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Sounds like a sweet idea to be honest. Would add cho for sure if I had him lmao

  6. Marco
    April 5, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Thoughts on BGH?

    • Evident - Author
      April 5, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Zoo tends to use its cheap minions to clear large minions, BGH would have a tendency to sit in your hand. You also have Ironbeak Owl to get passed any problematic taunt minions.

    • Melftheelf17
      April 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      I wonder if Cho wouldn’t slow down this fast deck?

  7. Poison
    April 4, 2016 at 7:18 am

    No, I dont think that it is a good replacement, because they fullfil diffrent purposes.
    Leeroy Jenkins is a replacement for Doomgard, Its always your last finisher in your hand( Fatal damage Combo with Poweroverwhelming).

    Gormock on the Other hand is a completly diffrent Card.
    He can be played on turn 4 as a good filler even if you dont have 4 minions on the board
    But he is also slipping into the role of a good tempo play to dominate the board again.
    Either way a stable card but harmonises more with flood Zoo ( Argent Sqirre+ Seeker)

    Conclusion: If you want to put Gormock in your deck, do it.
    If you have no Leeroy put a Doomgard or two in.

  8. Evident - Author
    April 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    That’s probably fine.

  9. Basto
    March 28, 2016 at 8:20 am

    How far up the ladder can you get with this deck?

  10. Ice
    March 23, 2016 at 7:47 am

    What about Sylvannas? Much synergy with void terror.

    • Evident - Author
      March 23, 2016 at 7:53 am

      Sylvanas is a bit slow for a more aggro based list, it might work better in Midrange Demon Zoo.

  11. Fistouille
    March 16, 2016 at 7:40 am

    -1 Brann + 1 Argus

    • Poisen
      March 19, 2016 at 7:10 am

      I definetly disagree with that,
      sure there are some arguments about Argus especially in the Meta right now ( Midrange Druid)
      but there are other slots .
      Brann is a must, and cant be replaced by far
      In my opinion “Void Terror” is too much, Ive been playing zoo a lot and still do.
      There are a lot of situations where VT is a good play, especially the combo Power over whelming and VT brings a lot of fun.
      But I found out that it is too slow for the most Matchups and it has too many counters (BGH)

  12. jonas
    March 14, 2016 at 8:08 am

    it talks about gormok and what to replace it with but its not shown in the decklist? should it be in or not preferbly?

    • Evident - Author
      March 14, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Gormok was in a previous version of the deck. He can be used in place of Sea Giant or Brann Bronzebeard. I wouldn’t say it should be in preferably, but it’s a good card.

  13. greyhound
    March 5, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Hey, I just wanted to add that I as a new player really like this deck because the mass of this deck is easily buildable. I had around 850 dust (I had some cards already) and now I am only missing the cards that are from the solo adventures. I still win a lot of the games ( most of the ones I don’t win I lose to legendaries).

    So I recommend trying to build that if you’re new to hearthstone and not willing to dump a ton of money in to it at first.

    I replaced the Dark Peddler with Lance Carrier and a Giblin Stalker
    The Imp Gang Boss with two Shattered Sun Clerics. For the two legendaries I threw in a Sense Demons and Muklas Champion. There is probably room for optimization there, any tips welcome (I’ll try to get the other cards as fast as I want to).

    best regards

  14. Ksereispoios
    March 2, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Do you think that the deck will work better with the change
    – Void Terror + Sea Giant
    Because i think that Sea Giant is better in the current meta game

    • Evident - Author
      March 2, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      That’s a fine change, I would be a bit worried that Sea Giant could potentially stick in your hand, but I guess Void Terror sometimes has that issue.

  15. Azastus
    February 21, 2016 at 3:57 am

    This deck is really great ! Good job !

  16. EchmesAmok
    February 19, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Hi! Is there any replacement for Sea Giant ?

  17. Wolveram
    February 11, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Enhance-O-Mecano is a good sub for Gormok. Especially with Brann his impact can be great!

  18. Electroflux
    February 9, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I have had absolutely no success with this deck whatsoever.

    I swapped out sea giant for dr. boom and dropped void terror for piloted shredder. I had no situation where I was even remotely ahead to feel confident playing void terror, especially knowing it was likely to be CC’d in some way.

    Doomguard can be extremely damaging to tempo if you’re slightly behind.

    Maybe I’m not sure how to play the deck exactly but I’m getting way out tempo’d by every class, especially control decks.

    • siddharta
      February 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      Bro this deck works like a charm, void terror and doomguard are brutal in the deck.. you should look on youtube or twitch for someone playing this deck so you can learn how to use it 🙂

    • Poison
      March 19, 2016 at 7:57 am

      I whould say that Brann zoo is the strongest Deck with an overall raltivly good matchup against most classes
      sure it has freezmage as a counter but the more Agro version of the deck has almost a winrate of 50%

      Talking about Doomgard and Voidterror, they are of course cards with a drawback but if you learn how to play those two cards affectivly against matchups like freezmage you kill them with ridiculous Power

      Personally I whould recommend to replace voidterror with a second argus, just because of Druids combo right now

    • reeeepit
      April 10, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      Vs control decks you keep hands that has value creatures like spiders egg peddler. 2 for 1s.
      vs mid range and aggro you keep creatures and pumps. the idea vs other creature decks is to play a creature. kill there creature but yours lives. use a dmged minion – pump kill there bigger creature.
      you trade only when you need to but mostly you pump your small 2 for 1 creatures and they eventually lose hand pressure while youre doing good.
      Vs control its hard. You need spiders eggs peddler to keep tempo when they clear your board.

  19. gidi
    February 6, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Is there anything to replace Nerubian egg?

    • Evident - Author
      February 6, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      I’d try Flamejuggler and a second Dire Wolf Alpha.

    • Poison
      March 19, 2016 at 8:16 am

      Nerubian egg is a key card against Renolock and freezemage
      You can not replace it but if you have do not have this card I whould put Anoy-o-tron in

      • mischaking
        March 27, 2016 at 4:24 am

        does EVERYONE pay money for these adventures? seems like i’m only of the only who doesnt

  20. PervertedPanda3
    February 4, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    What should we use to replace Loatheb once the new Standard mode drops and we can’t use Implosion or Loatheb.

  21. Silent Storm
    February 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Imp Gang Boss Replacement ?

    • Silent Storm
      February 3, 2016 at 2:15 am

      Isn’t actually Jeweled Scarab better than Imp Gang Boss ?

      • Evident - Author
        February 3, 2016 at 9:09 am

        No, Imp Gang Boss can guarantee you a minion on board which is important when you have cards like Abusive Sergeant and Power Overwhelming. Harvest Golem is a possible replacement.

  22. Almirrc
    February 2, 2016 at 5:05 am

    very good ,we play with this.

  23. Nunosith
    January 29, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    The best substitution for Gormok is Sea Giant? Right?

    • Evident - Author
      January 30, 2016 at 9:23 am

      It’s a solid one, there’s also Piloted Shredder as an option.

  24. Peto
    January 26, 2016 at 7:05 am

    See Giant is much better than Gormok the impaler.

    • Poison
      March 19, 2016 at 7:43 am

      depends on , but yes in our current Meta you are right

  25. Ozymandias
    January 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    So, I’ve been playing Zoo since summer, so would it be a mistake if I crafted Gormok (i have the other cards). I already crafted top tier legendaryes ( Dr. Boom, Sylvanas) and I’m wondering if i should craft Gormok or save a bit for Secret Paladin… Thoughts?

    • Evident - Author
      January 25, 2016 at 8:32 am

      I would go with Secret Paladin if that’s something you really want to play. I don’t think Gormok is a necessity in this deck.

  26. Maxter12
    January 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I can change Gormok for Sylvanas? Or maybe Dr. Boom?

    • Evident - Author
      January 25, 2016 at 8:30 am

      One of those would work, but you could also just throw in Piloted Shredder.

      • VoidBoy
        February 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm

        Hey can i ask if King Mukkla would fit in a zoo deck like that?

        • Evident - Author
          February 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm

          It has merit, but I haven’t seen much of King Mukla in a long time. This is the type of deck he’d fit into though.