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Essential Magic  >  Decks  >  Swath Sligh (UR8 IR8)

Swath Sligh (UR8 IR8), by Forfrost      (60 cards)

Deck Info
Created: 10/7/2007
Updated: 12/29/2007
Colors: Colorless Blue Red

Intended Format: Standard
Vintage: Not Legal
Block: Not Legal
Standard: Not Legal
Extended: Not Legal
MTGO Open: Legal
MTGO Vinta: Legal
MTGO Exten: Legal
MTGO Stand: Not Legal
MTGO Block: Not Legal
Legacy: Legal
Modern: Not Legal

Deck Cost: $184.00*
Sideboard: $74.80*
Total Cost: $258.80*

Average Ratings
Deck Tools
3 View Picture Ancestral Vision Buy
4 View Picture Grapeshot Buy
2 View Picture Ponder Buy
4 View Picture Rift Bolt Buy
4 View Picture Rite of Flame Buy
3 View Picture Telling Time Buy
3 View Picture Wheel of Fate Buy

4 View Picture Pyromancer's Swath Buy

4 View Picture Lotus Bloom Buy
4 View Picture Mishra's Bauble Buy

1 View Picture Fungal Reaches Buy
1 View Picture Ghitu Encampment Buy
4 View Picture Shivan Reef Buy
5 View Picture Snow-Covered Island Buy
7 View Picture Snow-Covered Mountain Buy
2 View Picture Spinerock Knoll Buy
2 View Picture Tolaria West Buy

3 View Picture Jace Beleren Buy

Sideboard     (15 cards)
3 View Picture Dodecapod Buy
2 View Picture Pact of Negation Buy
3 View Picture Pyroclasm Buy
3 View Picture Skred Buy
2 View Picture Rings of Brighthearth Buy
2 View Picture Tormod's Crypt Buy

What's a Sideboard?

How it Works

A storm deck abusing Grapeshot Buy with Pyromancer's Swath Buy. Draw cards, suspend spells, and throw down 0ccs to build your storm count.

Update 12/27/07:

Put in Jace Beleren Buy and Spinerock Knoll Buy and sideboarded Traumatize Buy. Jace is good all around but I SB'd Traumatize Buy as win against life gain decks. Traumatize Buy followed by Jace's 3rd ability = good game. I also didn't realize the potentional of Spinerock. After I blow up with a Grapeshot Buy, if I don't get the kill, I can reveal another one or even an Ancestral Vision Buy to draw more cards and possibly Rift Bolt Buy to finish what I started.


Rings of Brighthearth Buy SB'd replacing Traumatize Buy. It's Sligh again, just like I had it =D

Try not to rate originality; the archetype of this deck has already been developed.


Ancestral Vision Buy - Suspend to build storm count and draw cards.

Wheel of Fate Buy - Discard or not, this card is powerful in this deck. With this, I can throw down a Pyromancer's Swath Buy and any other spells I can before it blows up (adding to storm) and I'll get a brand new hand to storm with. Makes me want to run Hurkyl's Recall Buy, but I would be changing the deck.

Telling Time Buy, Ponder Buy - Card draw. Find the combo quickly

Rift Bolt Buy - Added based on popularity of aggro, also builds storm count.

Grapeshot Buy - Main win condition. Build storm count and mana, throw down a Pyromancer's Swath Buy and watch the fireworks.

Rite of Flame Buy - Accelerate and storm.

Pyromancer's Swath Buy - The powerhouse. Feed it Grapeshot Buy(s) and dish out the damage.

Lotus Bloom Buy, Mishra's Bauble Buy - Mainly to build storm, use Lotus Bloom Buy for more acceleration and Mishra's Bauble Buy for draw and peeking.

Jace Beleren Buy - Card draw, and also use to mill against life gainers.

Tolaria West Buy - Mainly used to search for 0cc spells, but with a nice draw, it's still a land


Pyroclasm Buy - Oh a weenie deck? Bye guys!

Pact of Negation Buy - Great counterspell to have against control. Once I begin to combo off, counterspell that one spell that will throw me off.

Tormod's Crypt Buy - Goyf decks are extremely popular, so it's time to end their fun.

Skred Buy - Big removal for fatties... like Tarmogoyf Buy

Dodecapod Buy - Demolishes discard

Rings of Brighthearth Buy - Life-gain = big enemy. Use this with Jace Beleren Buy for a huge mill.

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