Cook’s Kitchen: Moving On
I’m over Zombies in Standard.
As much as I enjoy playing creepy crawlers and am a huge fan of zombies in general, I’m just sick of that deck. I’ve been riding the zombie wave since Star City Games: Baltimore and in that time I’ve grown tired of the inconsistencies of the red and black dead creatures. I’ve always felt that twenty-four lands in an aggro deck is too many, but the weird part about Standard is it’s the norm. When you’re aiming to consistently drop five mana dragons, it requires more land. The problem with that is it makes the deck run out of steam more easily. It’s a deck that lives off of its draws; every land after five is essentially a dead card. Not a single card in the deck can utilize extra mana either.
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