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The Best Deck in Standard

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You know what they say about peanut butter and chocolate? That each is great on their own, but when you put them together they transcend greatness onto another level entirely?

That's Bant Control in Standard.

Teferi, Time Raveler
Narset, Parter of Veils
Elspeth Conquers Death

On one side you've got Azorius Control, the deck that has won most of the major Standard events since Theros Beyond Death entered the format. You've got perhaps the best card in the format in Teferi, Time Raveler, the best card in Theros Beyond Death in Elsepth Conquers Death, and a whole host of other great control elements.

Nissa, Who Shakes the World
Hydroid Krasis
Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath

On the other side you have the busted Simic Ramp core that has been dominating Standard in one way or another for a year. Nissa, Who Shakes the World singlehandedly taking over games while fueling huge Hydroid Krasis, while Growth Spiral and Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath pushing huge land advantages. The card draw and durability of Uro and Hydroid Krasis alongside the speed of the ramp available is a deadly combination.

Put them together and you have a deck dripping in raw power that can take on anything.

Time Stamps:

Match 1 - 00:05:48

Match 2 - 00:30:03

Match 3 - 00:44:00

Match 4 - 00:58:23

Match 5 - 01:19:15


Streamer Crokeyz, who grinds the MTG Arena ladder pretty much every day on his stream to high mythic, has come up with a beauty. He's been working on this deck for a while now and as it stands I think it is the best deck in Standard.

You're basically playing every good card in the format, and you've got power, resistance, and answers to almost everything. You'd think the deck would be an underdog to aggressive Red decks, but as you saw we handle them just fine. And any deck that's trying to go long will eventually succumb to the never ending stream of cards.

The format may shift and adapt, but right now Bant is king.

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