Standard Deck Tech: Bant Chord


We welcomed Chord of Calling in Standard and expected it as a powerful card to include in the top decks. Unfortunately, we only have Green Devotion as its primary deck. We do have versions of this archetype though and one of them that I’d suggest is of the Bant colors.

Here is my Standard deck tech, Bant Chord:

4 Breeding Pool
4 Forest
3 Temple of Mystery
1 Hallowed Fountain
4 Temple Garden
4 Temple of Plenty
4 Yavimaya Coast

3 Courser of Kruphix
1 Hornet Queen
1 Nylea’s Disciple
3 Voice of Resurgence
1 Hornet Nest
4 Elvish Mystic
1 Reclamation Sage
4 Sylvan Caryatid
2 Polukranos, World Eater
1 Lyev Skyknight
1 Lavinia of the Tenth
1 Sylvan Primordial
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Arbor Colossus
1 Prime Speaker Zegana
1 AEtherling

3 Chord of Calling
1 Cyclonic Rift
3 Selesnya Charm
2 Rapid Hybridization

The notable targets of the chord in these colors are Lavinia of the Tenth, Prime Speaker Zegana, AEtherling, Lyev Skyknight and Hornet Queen. The rest of the Green card choices are pretty much standard in Green Devotion decks.

Voice of Resurgence protects you from early aggression, counterspells and later on can be tapped to power out Chord whereas Selesnya Charm for dealing with opposing Demons and random fatties and for the usual alpha strike trample damage. Rapid Hybridization is another pseudo-spot removal which at times can be used to turn irrelevant creatures into 3/3 frog attackers.

We’d be saying farewell to Ravnica in a month so I think paying tribute to the set is a good thing. Give the deck a trial run in your next tournament. Suggestions on the list are also welcome.

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