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Creature — Shapeshifter
Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)
: Target creature gains all creature types until end of turn.
: Target creature loses all creature types until end of turn.
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Amoeboid Changeling Discussion
7 hours ago
If there is ever a sliver deck in need, I must always go and offer aid. So you have a rather unique deck building situation here...an alternate wincon that is not creature based damage and not (infinite) combo based. So let me break down my thoughts.
poisonous ala Virulent Sliver + Snake Cult Initiation. This is a rather off beat suggestion, because Wizards created almost no cards with this keyword (these are the only two!)...so at the very least you'll have the element of surprise. This is significantly different from infect (i'll get to that later) in that you'll need to attack your opponnent 10 times in total (it doesn't matter how much damage you deal!) in order to win with virulent in play. For the two cards previously suggested, i'd remove Cautery Sliver and/or Darkheart Sliver: as it stands, your deck has 5 sac outlets for slivers. I understand it's more or less important to the current wincon of mass reanimation, but in order to make room this is what i'd take out. As it stands, your deck has 5 sac outlets. You could remove two. Additionaly, you can use cards with proliferate to finish the job - i.e. Contagion Engine, Inexorable Tide, or Fuel for the Cause.
Speaking of infect! Cards like Triumph of the Hordes, Phyresis, Tainted Strike, seem like great options to consider. In addition, you should include Firewake Sliver which is not only a sac outlet, but it also ramps your slivers to the point where they can swing for lethal with trample. So if an opponent blocks, you could ensure their demise. Then you could perform a mass reanimation next turn if necessary (if you're playing multiplayer). Also, an honorable mention for if your going all in on infect - Corrupted Conscience. It's always fun to take things. It's even more fun to make those things contribute exclusively to your wincon. As for what to take out for any of the previously mentioned, I'd remove:
Synapse Sliver: While this is an awesome sliver, you have enough tutors to get the job done.
Amoeboid Changeling: Normally, I always speak up for this little guy, because few people actually pay attention to his interaction with Sliver Overlord...but your deck is shaping up to be more of an aggro style deck as opposed to a control deck. Besides, i'm going to go ahead and suggest that maybe you should also consider changing your commander for Sliver Legion, and maybe removing Sliver Overlord from the deck altogether. A potential amendment to your wincon as it stands is that after you perform a mass reanimation, you play Triumph of the Hordes, then your Commander and just end everyone at the table. This is all just kind of off the top of my head, and I haven't really scrutinized the idea for feasibility and consistency...so take it all worth a grain of salt.
I hope my suggestions got some gears turning. May the hive live on forever.
13 hours ago
And I'm reaching here but maybe you could find a way to use Plague Sliver? It would be hilarious if a sliver deck killed opponents with this. Maybe give people Hivestone? Like I said I'm reaching with this one, much more likely to backfire...
Possible removals include Amoeboid Changeling, Crystalline Sliver OR any sliver that targets a sliver, and effects which you already get from another source like +1/+1. and really I think a Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies, and Sliver Legion is probably enough buffing.
May want to also consider more reanimation with all the sacrifice I suggested.
2 days ago
First off, cut down to 60 cards, a lot of the shapeshifter's aren't really needed as you know. You really only need Phantasmal Image, Evil Twin, Metallic Mimic (all creature types means a massive buff), a couple Amoeboid Changeling and then Chameleon Colossus which you have forgotten. You could also consider Scavenging Ooze. After that you have to update the mana base (again as you know).
Finally, changelings are not really strong enough to win by themselves (especially without Mirror Entity) and as such I would include a good amount of control: Fatal Push, Spell Snare, Countersquall, Mana Leak, and (non-budget) Snapcaster Mage and Cryptic Command.
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
As a long term Sliver player, Legion should NEVER be your commander if Overlord is available. Sliver Overlord provides you the most functionality and utility of the Sliver commanders. Sliver Hivelord provides you the most aggressive and difficult to deal with of them and Sliver Queen can be used if you've got a token generation focused deck.
Mana Echoes With Sliver Queen makes infinite tokens and infinite mana. And if you want to just watch the world burn, Sliver Hivelord and a deck of board wipes or even the much hated Worldslayer works well.
If you'd like to look over another Sliver deck that works quite well, my deck makes other players groan and leave the table when they see it come out. Sliver Mastery There's a LOT of infinite comboes in there mind you, so this deck now only comes out to punish people who aren't fun to play with.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Honestly, just finding slivers that fit your needs is always helpful.
And my favorite combo piece and honorary sliver, Amoeboid Changeling is a must. He makes opponents threats into slivers and Overlord can steal them.
As a sliver EDH player, I can tell you that tons of slivers will be useful, but the ones I said are the ones I often tutor for, along with, as Mind said, good old Meathooks, Crystaline sliver.
1 month ago
Remember that Sliver Overlord can tutor for the Sliver Queen. I understand why you'd want to run her in this deck (Overlord is slow) but if your playgroup changes speed, then the Overlord is one of the most powerful commanders in the game (think about the Amoeboid Changeling. Just think about it). Also Legion Sliver may be outside your budget, but if it ain't, its hella good.
Also more mana rocks! The key to speed is getting out a lot of mana fast, and in chromatic you have a huge plethora to choose from (what I'd do is remove darksteel ingot and just put in every dual colour signet (eg. Izzet Signet). They're two mana rocks that enter untapped. Even better than the diamonds, in my humble opinion, they even can fix your mana rather effectively)