Basal Sliver

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Basal Sliver

Creature — Sliver

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

Basal Sliver Discussion

Strangelove on The First Sliver to the Last Sliver

2 weeks ago

Hey Sectiron, +1 for you mate!

Here's my (casual?) list: Slivers/ First/ Lords

Clearly you've given it some thought, but it reads like you're underestimating your excludes... unless you're under-tuning for casual, tbf.

I wanted to list a few combos in case you missed them ;)

...Basically, Morophon, the Boundless , Sliver Queen , and Pulmonic Sliver go infinite in many ways... and Dormant Sliver , Basal Sliver (aka Ashnod's Altar ) , and Darkheart Sliver are all really good.

...as are Firewake Sliver (it gives haste) and Mindlash Sliver . Really, any sacrifice in general would let you play and turn off Dormant Sliver / Harmonic Sliver (aka Aura Shards )/ Crystalline Sliver /(etc) as well as capitalize on board wipes.

Ramp feels really nice... why not play more? Resigning yourself to 5 mana sounds miserable! I agree cascading into ramp is a bummer, but if you play 2:1 cards like Skyshroud Claim , (etc), you'll consistently play your commander as well as protect yourself from land hate (...it is too easy to deny the WUBRG player).

Also, play way more 1-drops, including non-Slivers. I personally like Phyrexian Reclamation and have been testing Reconnaissance . Currently my only 0-drop is Summoner's Pact , which effectively lets me stop cascading through <100 cards, tutor, and then shuffle. Your current setup is torture! Cascading for a single 1-drop (which you can't skip and just tutor) into <3 0-drops? You're flipping and shuffling way too much for a single rock! Either way, though, it looks like fun.

My tables are also casual, but Slivers are arch-enemy... no matter what! Embrace it :)

Hopefully this was helpful. glhf!

TefflonDice on C.S.I. (Collective Sliver Intelligence)

3 weeks ago

@Nerdytimesorwhatever I pulled Heart Sliver in the last round of updates. The deck has a couple other haste givers and I needed the slot. I have Basal Sliver , I just haven't found a need for him yet.

Thanks for +1!

:)

Nerdytimesorwhatever on C.S.I. (Collective Sliver Intelligence)

3 weeks ago

Heart Sliver and Basal Sliver would be fun includes

Anguished Unmaking could be an utter end #2

Have fun deckbuilding! +1 for the name lol

LVL_666 on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

Hey Daevied, thanks for the compliment and i'm honored that you would use my deck as a basis for your own. I can't wait to see how your preferences and style will guide you toward your ideal vision of the Hive.

What would be the cards in the list that could be exchanged depending on my meta? - Daevied

Tough question. As for the cards that I would recommend are meta-flexible, well...i'll give a few ideas I guess.

  • Quick Sliver - Quick is meant to give you additional flexibility when you are playing at a table with alot of interaction. A player with an itch tap finger can be extremely annoying...especially when they see you in the lead, and leave up some of their mana before your turn begins. If you don't have that problem, then you could slot this one out. OR, if you have more than one annoying player you could slot this in for Root Sliver .
  • Sliver Overlord - If you have a meta that is cEDH - only, then well...this Sliver as a commander simply won't be able to compete in first place on a consistent basis. My deck as it is built can hang with some of those decks, but it was never intended to run ahead of the pack in that kind of meta. If you want to make a truly "Sliver themed" cEDH deck, then you need to pilot The First Sliver + Food Chain or maybe Sliver Queen Combo.
  • Lands - The most expensive part of this deck are the lands. Honestly, you don't need to have Original Duals and Fetches to have a consistent manabase. If you have a slightly more relaxed meta, you could opt for the Mirage Fetchlands. As for duals, you could snatch up the recently reprinted Shocklands. Utility lands like Gaea's Cradle can be swapped out basics (trust me, it's good to have them - especially when someone in your meta decides to run Blood Moon in a 5 color deck...jerk)

Btw, you can combo Hibernation Sliver , Lavabelly Sliver , and Morophon, the Boundless with any lifelink sliver .p - Daevied

I saw a different use for Lavabelly Sliver in the form of Sliver Queen + Lavabelly Sliver + Basal Sliver - Infinite ETBs = Infinite "Drain for 1" effects. Morophon 's aesthetic just didn't vibe with me, and I won't include it in any of my builds - but I do see the combo potential. Honestly, First Sliver's Chosen caught my eye, and i've been curious as to what I could do with it. Any thoughts? Oh, and thanks for commenting on my page, and thanks again for the compliments. Good luck in your build!

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lagotripha on Turbo Hand

1 month ago

I like this idea- I've been testing Changeling Outcast / Basal Sliver / Haakon, Stromgald Scourge and it looks decent- brood birthing into hand is an interesting backup combo that already uses pieces I'm playing. Red offers Skirk Prospector and green Utopia Mycon for backup pieces. Sacrificing tokens lets me stack gravestorm triggers for disruption, which might be amazing in combo matchups.

If you are looking to stay in mono-red, there is enough filtering with Faithless Looting / Cathartic Reunion / Magmatic Insight etc to set up a combo, the only quesion is what to cast with it. Anihilator one turn one is enough to cut people off lands in a lot of situations, so I'd look at Crack the Earth / Boom to shut your opponent off lands.

shyrobby13 on Volrath's Vengeance

1 month ago

Have you thought about Basal Sliver + Training Grounds for infinite slivers?

LVL_666 on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

Hey _Delta_, how do you submit card submissions at tapped out? In regards to Hollowhead Sliver, the verdict is still out. I'm considering swapping a very different card for Eladamri's Call - Worldly Tutor . This also applies to Vlasiax's comment - The First Sliver makes topdeck manipulation (in regards to this deck at least) very relevant. I'm thinking of the scenario where I cast Worldly Tutor , placing Basal Sliver or Lavabelly Sliver on top of the deck, and then I cast The First Sliver which will result in two Cascade triggers off of mana. This could probably be optimized, but that's just a scenario that I thought of.

Vlasiax, I have to keep Chromatic Lantern in the deck. This is a 5 color deck, and there are plenty of scenarios where I just don't get the manafixes in at the right time. I need that card to bail me out of a tight spot. I think my mana is in a good place, and doesn't need any reduction. There have been plenty of games where I was mana screwed out of just one color.

LVL_666 on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

So many replies, so many thoughts! The spoilers have been late have got me so excited! Let me respond to one thing at a time:

  • Odysseus_97, Honestly, Morophon, the Boundless doesn't appeal to me on an aesthetic level. The art is rather "meh", but it's "Spells of the chosen type you cast cost less to cast. This effect reduces only the amount of coloured mana you pay." does have my attention. A cmc of does leave this card strictly in the mid-late game bomb territory. I'm going to be honest, I haven't come to a conclusion on what to do with this. But it's...interesting.

  • _Delta_, I heard about the new slivers from my playgroup and knew that Lavabelly Sliver was an auto include. Why? Simple: It's a new Sliver Queen game ending combo: Sliver Queen + Basal Sliver + Lavabelly Sliver - with all three on the battlefield, all that's required is to activate Sliver Queen 's ability to generate a Sliver Token. That token will have Lavabelly Sliver 's ETB effect - draining 1 point of damage from any target. Sacrifice that token for , to generate...yes you guessed it another Sliver creature token. It's simply rinse, wash, repeat - until all non-slivers (or rival hives) are dead. Now, what do I cut? I think it has to be Blur Sliver or Winged Sliver . The verdict is still out. Blur Sliver has more functionality while Winged offers evasion. I'll experiment between the two. Dregscape Sliver and Tempered Sliver also crossed my radar as well. I feel like Hibernation Sliver does the job of protecting slivers on the battlefield a bit better than Dregscape Sliver . Tempered Sliver belongs in more aggro based decks, but it is a very nice sliver. Now, onto the 800 lbs. elephant in the room - The First Sliver . I have to have it. I haven't figured out exactly what to do with it...but I have to have it. But what to cut? I'm still thinking on that.

  • Vlasiax, Oh my yes - there are great slivers indeed. Refer to my post to _Delta_ regarding what i'm going to do with Lavabelly Sliver and the rest. I'm so hype for this set as well!

  • OP_Sigma, make sure you get your hands on a Basal Sliver and Sliver Queen . Yet another 3 card game ending combo with the best Sliver ever printed.

  • DGenerationX61, I've got two words for ya! I jest. WWF was pretty awesome. But back to the topic at had - I have my hand on F5 refreshing like crazy. I can't wait to see what else Wizards has in store. I was so desperate for new Slivers I started making up my own - you can see my "dream sliver" posted in the comments somewhere lol. I can't wait to tweak this deck with new Slivers.

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