Basal Sliver

Basal Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Slivers have "Sacrifice this permanent: Add (Black)(Black) to your mana pool."

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Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Basal Sliver occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Basal Sliver Discussion

Surgesyndicate on The Hivemind

1 week ago

Training Grounds or Heartstone would have some very nice synergy w/ your overlord at the helm. Tutor becomes cheaper, letting your cast that sliver you pulled earlier. Also combos well w/ Sliver Queen & Basal Sliver for infinite slivers/mana/etb trigers

shadow63 on Sliver Tribal deck building, need ...

3 weeks ago

I played plenty of games with sliver overlord you just tutor up your best slivers. But if you keep getting blown out by sweepers play stuff like Basal Sliver or Sliver Hivelord. Theres also Kindred Boon. Theres no reason to be getting blown out by boardwipes in slivers. But some people would rather play a deck that plays differently every game then one that has a slightly higher chance of getting the win. Also slivers are really good at rebuilding a board state especially if you use The First Sliver in the command zone

Hoobynobber7395 on Sliver Tribal deck building, need ...

3 weeks ago

interaction would be:

1.tap Gemhide Sliver add one mana of any color

2.sac it fromBasal Sliver's ability get two black mana, thats now 3 floating

3.tap Manaweft Sliver to regenerate Gemhide Sliver

4.sac Manaweft Sliver now 5 floating mana

5.tap Gemhide Sliver regenerate Manaweft Sliver

6.sac Gemhide Sliver

7.repeat 3-7

SiggeAwesome on Sliver Queen infinite combo

1 month ago

Hey there! Thank you so much for your feedback Fun fact: not so long ago you wrote such a good comment like this on my friends angel tribal deck mono white indestructeble plays . I was green with envy over the awesome feedback he got, you wouldnt believe my face when i saw your name in my inbox :D

I have noticed the new lands coming in Ikoria and you bet i am excited for'em!!!

Here are some notes on why i have speccific cards and why not. Harmonic sliver: I got in in a mystery booster in foil and thought it would be nice to have in there Belbe's portal: I also got this one in a mystery booster and thought i'd keep it in a sideboard if i ever wanted to get it Quicksilver portal also look very nice if i can get it :) Hive stirrings: I put it in mostly because i thought it could help me out early and i also thought: Hey, look at that! A sliver sorcery!

The reason i havent used green for any mana ramp is simply because i dont know if i would need it yet. I have never played a deck with this many mana rocks and lands and i have never played a 5 colored deck either. I thought that with so many lands and so many mana rocks i might survive.

My friend has a sliver deck that tries to do it all at the same time, that is why i've limited my slivers to slightly offensive ones and those who help me go infinite or work with the infinity combo, excluding Sliver Hivelord, who is there for the lolz. I intentionally chose not to include The First Sliver and Sliver Overlord.

Cards that i use for the infinity combo or that benefits from it: Use for infity : Basal Sliver, Mana Echoes, Intruder Alarm Benefit for infinity: Darkheart Sliver, Dormant Sliver, Lavabelly Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Descendants' Path

What i might change when it comes to giving my commander more resiliance or possibly adding Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves i dont think that's a bad idea at all. If i remove Hive Stirrings and possibly another of the guild mana rocks i could get in Coalition Relic

If you were me, what would you remove in favor of what you've said earlier?

and also, im not so worried about Cyclonic Rift no one in our playgroup can afford it. I know this comes a little late but this deck is supposed to be my "High budgett deck". We usually dont play with so expensive decks in my playgroup, but i wanted to make one regardless, i will no doubt get to play it regardless. at our LGS or in the playgroup :)

Once again, thank you so much for the time you've spent to give me feedback. I appreciate it so very much. Stay Safe!

Mortlocke on I will have just a sliver of that rainbow cake.

2 months ago

What is your budget for this deck?

  • Constricting Sliver - I still maintain that this sliver is just bad design, and I think you'd be better off running actual interaction in the form of Swords to Plowshares/Path to Exile. The previously mentioned sliver is only relevant mid-to late game. It's literally a dead card between turns 1-5 (maybe 6 if you get ramp). You're in 5 colors, so why not use that to your advantage and run some of the most quintessential interaction cards from ALL the colors?

  • Leeching Sliver - this card is entirely reliant on combat damage, and the slivers being able to get through and not die for the effect to have any sort of lasting impact. I propose you swap this sliver out with Lavabelly Sliver. Similar effect, but your opponents will have far less interaction with it - meaning less chances for it to be removed. You also have the additional benefit of gaining life AND targeting planeswalkers - that's a win, win, win.

  • Diffusion Sliver - is an ok at best deterrent, but isn't really going to do much for you in the long run. mana in addition to the for Path to Exile to target and remove your Commander? Still a bargain. Maybe you haven't been targeted enough during games...but I know I sure feel the heat when I play slivers. I make it a point to use actual interaction and not rely on the remote chance that I can get all the keywords on the field. To make a Slivers deck - heck, any deck better you need consistency not variety. I'd vote for a Counterspell, a Mana Leak, any sort of cheap (monetary and CMC) monoblue interaction for this slot.

  • You need Homeward Path. In case you ever have the misfortune of going up against Sliver Overlord - you will lose 100% of the time. Not sure about your meta, you might be just fine - but in the off chance an important Sliver gets snatched away the consequences can cost you everything. Get some sort of countermeasure in this regard. I'd say get either the previously mentioned, or at least a decent sac outlet like Basal Sliver. Slot it in for Acidic Sliver - that thing is just antiquated in a bad way in terms of design.

I've said my peace. I look forward to your updates.

Mortlocke on multimedia

6 months ago

Hello again great mentor - I made an update to my Sliver Queen deck, and somehow lost all of the "show" and "hide" buttons in the accordion menu. I have no idea how I made that mistake...and am just facerolling on the keyboard. I'd appreciate any sort of assistance you could provide...but i'm wondering what did I delete? Warning: this is alot of code.

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