What exactly is "Bant" and "Jund?" I've tried looking around and still have no idea what it is...

Asked by ResonateSky 3 years ago

Clarification would be good. Thanks!

Legendinc says... Accepted answer #1

Bant & Jund are names of the Shards of the once-broken plane of Alara, in the Shards of Alara Block

the others are Esper, Grixis, and Naya, making it 5 Shards, each with its own majority 3 colors

when somebody says "Bant" or "Jund" they're usually referring to the colors in the deck

for example a Blue-Green-White deck would be Bant, as that was Bant's majority colors.

January 4, 2011 12:18 a.m.

kabrazell says... #2

In Shards of Alara, each 3-color allied section of the color pie was given it's own 'land' or 'shard'. GWU=Bant, WUB=Esper, UBR=Grixis, BRG=Jund, RGW= Naya. Players have adopted the Shards names for decks using the colors of the shard.

January 4, 2011 12:19 a.m.

MagnorCriol says... #3

They're references to the third-most recent story arc & world setting, Alara.

Alara was split into five shards along the colors of MtG, each shard only getting three colors of mana and thus only having access to those three "types" of magic. Each shard had a unique and distinct personality as a result.

"Bant," "Esper," "Grixis," "Jund," and "Naya," were each names of one of the shards.

Bant - Green, white, blue

Esper - White, blue, black

Grixis - Blue, black, red

Jund - Black, red, green

Naya - Red, green, white

More commonly, you'll hear them used to refer to a color grouping in a deck. For instance, a deck which uses green, white, and blue will be called a "Bant deck" or "Bant colors" even if it's not really using any Alara cards.

"Jund" in particular has some infamy, as when the Alara block was in Standard there was a particularly terrifying, extremely card-efficient type of deck that used Jund's colors and its special Devour mechanic.

January 4, 2011 12:20 a.m.

NoSkillManiac says... #4

Bant, Jund, Esper, Grixis, and Naya are the five Shards of Alara. Each of them have three colors of Mana.

Explanation found here

Summary:

Bant - U,W,G; Home of Angels

Naya - R,G,W; Home of Gargantuans

Jund - B,R,G; Home of Dragons

Grixis - U,B,R; Home of the Undead

Esper - W,U,B; Home of Artifacts

Naya is my personal Favorite cause of the Huge creatures.

January 4, 2011 12:23 a.m.

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