Bant Aggro

bant aggro

Here’s a quick list on the weekend of Born of the Gods Standard. It’s basically like Selesnya Aggro minus the Advent of the Wurm, Elvish Mystics,etc. It has some planeswalker removal in Detention Sphere and some godly removal in Selesnya Charm. Voice of Resurgence, Loxodon Smiter and Fleecemane Lion provide you with great creatures that work toward devotion.

voice of resuregenceStill a fine card !

Unfortunately, Karametra is not in this deck to take full advantage of the GW symbols, but Ephara works really well in this deck. She provides some card-drawing, which is definitely something Selesnya decks are lacking. With just a Detention Sphere ,Spear of Heliod and any other white permanent, Ephara can provide the beatdown versus even the most controlling decks on her own.

Bant Aggro

Standard Format

Creatures: 21

3 Fleecemane Lion
2 Loxodon Smiter
4 Prescinct Captain
4 Voice of Resurgence
4 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
3 Ephara, God of the Polis
1 Heliod, God of the Sun

Instants: 8

4 Selesnya Charm
4 Brave the Elements

Enchantments: 7
Detention Sphere
3 Spear of Heliod

Lands: 24

5 Plains
4 Breeding Pool
4 Hallowed Fountain
4 Temple Garden
4 Temple of Enlightenment
4 Temle of Plenty


3 Unflicnhing Courage
1 Negate
3 Rapid Hybridization
2 Unravel the Aether
2 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
3 Supreme Verdict
1 Breeding Pool

I haven’t had time to test the deck yet personally, but it really looks like something I would love to play. Not just a single-minded beatdown strategy, but more midrange-y. I must admit that it’s pretty pricey and would probably try Eidolon of Countless Battles if you can’t grab a playset of Brimaz. Keep in mind that Brimaz, King of Oreskos works exremely well with Ephara – so you’re losing quite a bite of power in that respect.

brimazHe’s Grrrrrrrrrrrreat!

I can also see this deck having game against the monoblack decks out there. Just beware the Lifebane Zombies, because they can really two for one you pretty bad. Give the deck a shot, I’m sure you’ll like it.