For the Top 4 decks from the recent Grand Prix tournaments in Minneapolis and Richmond, the average mana curve was: 13 One-Drops 12 Two-Drops 6 Three-Drops 5 Four-Drops 1 Five-Drop 23 Lands Chicago and Complete Comment Tutorial! Learn more here. The mana curve was an idea created by a bloke named Jay Schneider and first ever implemented by a bloke named Paul Sligh. As you may know, here at MTG Realm, we've got a thingy for token decks and we want to take yet another run at it using Purphorus, God of the Forge and Obelisk of Urd. I've been looking around trying to find out how the conclusions for the sligh curve was forumlated to maximize the mana curve. So named after Paul Sligh, one of the first to play a deck that embraced the philosophy of the "Sligh principle", founded by Jay Schneider. The burn spells also double to remove blockers. Ads by Fandom. So named after Paul Sligh, one of the first to play a deck that embraced the philosophy of the "Sligh principle", founded by Jay Schneider. The burn spells also double to remove blockers. Rather obvious we need to power the engine with cheap creatures, so we will use Dragon Fodder, Hordeling Outburst, as well as Goblin Rabblemaster to help get out 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens. If the creatures are not enough, burn spells are used to finish the opponent off. Urzatron and its application with Tooth and Nail which probably is as far away from the sligh curve as one can imagine. Attention! Jay's innovation was to realize the importance of the mana curve, actually that concept didn't even exist before Sligh. The burn spells also double to remove blockers. Getting the perfect mana curve is not all there is to Magic, but it’s one of the most important things to keep in mind for deck construction. • 4x Stoke the Flames - solid convoke burn. So named after Paul Sligh, who took second place with it in an Atlanta PTQ in 1996. Sligh decks also commonly employ one form or another of Land destruction to slow down the opponent once the creatures are on the table, and keep the opponent from generating mana and play answers to the creatures. In those days, second place would pick up a PT slot, so, along with a tiny bit of Internet hype, the name stuck. If you may be unaware, Sligh decks (named after Paul Sligh) are generally red-based aggressive decks that use small and cheap creatures on early turns to quickly diminish the opponent's life total. Magic the Gathering, FNM is TM and copyright Wizards of the Coast, Inc, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. All rights reserved. This build is essentially a mon-Red token strategy which can be considered a slight variation of Sligh. Games category revenues increased 7% in the quarter. Our casual games at the kitchen table shows that this has promise and we will likely bring it to our local gaming store, Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, the tap symbol (. Sligh popularized the idea of a mana curve. This page was last edited on 9 April 2018, at 08:34. The deck generally attempts to use all of its available mana during every single turn and win the game somewhere around turn 5. About Me; Search for: Mana Curves. This deck was played by Paul Sligh to a second place finish in that PTQ, which explains the moniker "Sligh". Next Post → About The Author. Anywhoos, one of the new lists we are rather pleased with is a standard format Goblins (or 'gobbies', as we like to call 'em). It is the ancestor of the modern "AiR" ("All In Red") and As we had mentioned in yesterday's post, we've been spending a bit of time brewing up standard decklists and have 4 so far and a mountain of Magic: the Gathering cards to clean-up, sort, and organise after this is all done. In other news, specifically financial news, Hasbro the parent company of Wizards of the Coast provided a rather decent / optimistic First Quarter Report. It is the ancestor of the modern "AiR" ("All In Red") and "RDW" ("Red Deck Wins") aggro decks. MTG Cube Wednesday, 8 May 2013 Sligh This is a deck that at a glance looks a lot like RDW and could also be confused as a Ponza style deck. TappedOut.js Blog Widget. This will require TappedOut.js included in your blog. Nice +2/+2 pump - just be sure to name 'goblin' as your creature type. "Sligh is a sub-archetype of the aggro archetype. March 16, … Good token generation and this guy can get huge himself. Decks and players that subscribe to the "Sligh principle" are referred to as "Sligh decks" and "Sligh players", respectively.". The philosophy of the "Sligh principle" was already invented in 1994 by Jay Schneider. Tags: Computer Simulation, Mana Curve, TeamCFB. Discuss the deck and share your own lists at the bottom of the page. • 2 Arc Lightning - our metagame has a lot of small dudes. A site dedicated to old school Magic: The Gathering. Sligh decks are generally red-based aggressive decks that use small and cheap creatures on early turns to quickly diminish the opponent's life total. The creatures in the deck may not be the best creatures in the format but they do their job. In the next few weeks, your wiki will be migrated to a Fandom.com domain. Simply, Purphorus will ding your opponent for 2 life every time you drop a critter while Obelisk can be dropped early for its convoke cost. This build is essentially a mon-Red token strategy which can be considered a slight variation of Sligh. Sligh probably isn't the best name for it but at least if differentiates it from the other two very similar decks in which this sits somewhere neatly between the two in styles. • 4x Hordeling Outburst - 3 drop for 3 dudes. To break it down, Sligh is basically a bad burn deck. https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Sligh?oldid=288241. This site is unaffiliated. Franchise Brands MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY increased revenues in the quarter and contributed to successful overall revenue of the company. Mono-Red, The fololwing is quoted from "http://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/Sligh". Aggro First, Modern. If the creatures are not enough, burn spells are used to finish the opponent off. Well, so far all of the articles that I've come across mention the word math and then seem to digress from the actual calculations, merely mentioning that math is involved and the results are: http://www.classicdojo.org/history/sligh2.html, http://www.classicdojo.org/historydex.html. It was constructed to cast the best possible creature on each sequential turn and to always be able to utilize all of its mana. • 4x Frenzied Goblin - nice one-drop which gives the opportunity for a small measure of control over how the opponent blocks. Copied to clipboard. ~ Happy Tuesday MTG peeps, Two ravens had perched upon our shoulder and whispered in our ear that Wizards of the Coast may be giving thou... ~ More to add on to the previous Planechase post . Search Search all Forums Search this Forum Search this Thread Tools Jump to Forum Sligh Curve calculations? • 4x Dragon Fodder - 2 drop for 2 gobbies. luckme10. Decks and players that subscribe to the "Sligh principle" are referred to as "Sligh decks" and "Sligh players", respectively. Help | Mana acceleration also plays an important role, e.g. Sligh This is a deck that at a glance looks a lot like RDW and could also be confused as a Ponza style deck. © 2020 MagicFind, Inc. All rights reserved.