I was looking through the StarCity Games Premier Invitational Qualifier decklists from the Richmond Open and I came across a Zoo list played by Jeff Szablak to an eighth-place finish that looks really interesting to me.
Jeff Szablak 8th Place SCG Premier IQ
Jeff Szablak Zoo
The reason I want to bring this deck up is because it uses Collected Company as a powerful card advantage engine that adds directly to the board. This is definitely something I want to test out because it looks like a blast to play. I love the use of hatebears in the sideboard like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben and I’m curious to try some other cards like Aven Mindcensor, Gaddock Teeg, or even something like Magus of the Moon to try to attack people off of Collected Company.
As a Zoo enthusiast, I just wanted to bring this build to everyone’s attention. I plan on trying out Collective Company Zoo in some of my next few local Modern events. I’ll let you know how it goes!
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