Magic: the Gathering
Standard 2022 Deck Tech: Bant Party
Today, we will analyze the Bant Party, deck that has been doing great results in Standard 2022 and that has the mechanics of putting together a team worthy of classic RPG games!
Party, a mechanic which first appeared in 2020 with Zendikar Rising, and consists of getting creatures of specific types into play, as if your goal was to unite a team from classic RPG games, especially adventure-oriented RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons. Because this mechanic didn't seem to have enough support just with Zendikar Rising, it was believed that future sets would bring support for the mechanic with creatures relevant to the types involved, and possibly with a return to the theme in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms.
Changeling, the other sets lacked support, with a great disappointment from the public coming with the release of Adventures in the Forgotten, where the design team Wizards neglected the mechanic, which seemed perfect for the set, in favor of... Dice rolling. As a result of the low support (and Throne of Eldraine basically polarizing Standard around its mechanics, leaving little room for newer mechanics to have any space), Party never got around to making any results in Standard events. However, with the release of Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, the
Standard 2022format was also released in Magic Arena, a format where only the sets that will remain in the Standard after the arrival of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, that is, the cards that will continue to be legal after the rotation that will carry with it sets that defined the format this year, such as Throne of Eldraine, Ikoria and Theros Beyond Death. And to my surprise, one of the main Tier 1 decks in the format today, along with Mono-White Aggro and Orzhov Control is Bant Party, a deck that has an average winrate of 65% of the format according to Untapped.gg, making it a great choice in the current format and a possible competitor to the next Standard.
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Will this deck be competitive enough in the next Standard season?
September 2, and from that point on we can speculate which decks will have the most potential in the new Standard and which decks will be limited to casual or lower-ranked games in the format. Thanks for reading!