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Final Standard 2022 Power Rankings – 9/6/21

Standard 2022 was a breath of fresh air for some of the past couple months. Having a Standard format that was a little different than current Standard, without the powerful Throne of Eldraine cards, was an enjoyable place to take a break from some of the consistent decks. I actually really enjoyed the format, which is a good sign for post-rotation Standard, where some of these decks will surely be contenders, likely with some new tools. All the Untapped data quoted for today’s Standard 2022 Power Rankings will be for the entirety of the format, instead of just the past week like I usually do.

 

 

1. Mono-White Aggro

 

Mono-White is going to go out on top. It had the highest win rate for the season as well as the highest win rate during most weeks. The format is Best-of-One, which advantages aggro decks, and the Mono-White deck was the leanest and most aggressive while also having a lot of powerful cards. Mono-White had a win rate of 62.8 percent this season.

 

2. Bant Party

 

This will go out as my favorite deck. What I felt started as a meme, ended as one of the best decks in the format. The party synergies are all extremely powerful, and the payoffs were very strong. Spoils of Adventure and Concerted Defense were both extremely impressive cards. Bant Party had a 60 percent win rate this season according to Untapped.gg.

 

3. Mono-Green

 

This started as the top deck in the format, and while it ends in third place, it’s on a level above the rest, along with Bant Party and Mono-White. Mono-Green is powerful and fast, plays ahead of curve and has amazing cards at every spot on the curve, right up to the extremely powerful Esika’s Chariot in the four spot. The deck had a 62.2 percent win rate this season according to Untapped.gg.

 

4. Orzhov Control

 

Before Bant Party, this was my favorite deck in the format. Orzhov is a powerful control deck, capable of using cheap creatures to generate long term and late game value. Blood on the Snow proved to be one of the best cards in the format, and the planeswalkers the deck had access to made it very easy to finish games, especially when they were able to be recurred by your sweeper. Orzhov Control had a 59.3 percent win rate according to Untapped.gg.

 

5. Izzet Dragons

 

Izzet Dragons was a deck that started at the top of the standings with Mono-Green, but slowly declined over the course of the season. That being said, the deck had two of the best cards in the format – Goldspan Dragon and Alrund’s Epiphany – and it was still competitive with any deck due to powerful cards and counterspells. Izzet Dragons had a 56.1 percent win rate this season according to Untapped.GG.

 

6. Orzhov Angels

 

Orzhov fared a lot better when the majority of decks were creature decks. As there became more decks like Orzhov Control, Rakdos Control and Dimir Control, the deck declined a bit. The deck was really good at playing big creatures and holding off the opponent, but incredibly bad at coming back against sweepers or even playing in a way where there was much to do about them. Orzhov Angels had a 60.7 percent win rate this season according to Untapped.

 

7. Simic Ramp

 

If you read my Power Rankings regularly, you probably know that I never really developed much of a liking for this deck. I always felt that Koma, Cosmos Serpent wasn’t a good enough payoff. The aggressive decks could win fast enough, and many of the control decks had cards like Kaya the Inexorable, Baleful Mastery or Soul Shatter to deal with it. Simic Ramp had a 61.9 percent win rate this season according to Untapped.gg.


8. Rakdos Treasures

 

This deck suffered from being similar to Orzhov but just being a little worse, I think. Rakdos did a lot of the same things, though it had Goldspan Dragon at the top as well, which is a decent place to be. Rakdos Treausres had a 58 percent win rate this season on Untapped.gg.

 

9. Dimir Control

 

I think what I said about Rakdos is also true about Dimir. It tended to be a slightly worse version of the Orzhov Control deck. Dimir got access to blue card draw, which is good on the surface, but in reality, card advantage was never a problem for the Orzhov or Rakdos decks. Dimir Control had a 53.6 percent win rate this season according to Untapped.gg.

 

10. Mono-Red

 

The worst of the three big monocolored aggro decks, Mono-Red was still a decent deck. It paled in popularity compared to Mono-White and Mono-Green, and mostly probably got piloted by people who had an affinity for Goblins. Mono Red had a 58.7 percent win rate this season according to Untapped.gg.

 

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