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Creature — Sliver
All Slivers have "Sacrifice this permanent: Add (Black)(Black) to your mana pool."
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Basal Sliver Discussion
1 week ago
SaltySpecula, you're right! I totally forgot about the left over from each use of the Queen's ability. For some reason, I was thinking of: Sliver Queen + Mana Echoes(or Basal Sliver) + Gemhide Sliver + Heart Sliver.
1 week ago
WilkerWilker, in case you didn't know each Legendary Sliver corresponds to a specific playstyle:
- Sliver Legion/Sliver Hivelord correspond to an aggro deck build
- Sliver Queen corresponds to a combo deck build
- Sliver Overlord corresponds to a control deck build
Since you are going in on an aggro style, that means you need to be swinging hard, and fast. I argue that you should cut a number of your more expensive cmc slivers, and include more ramp + mana rocks. I'd also argue that you should cut both Sliver Queen + Sliver Overlord from your deck. If you don't have the proper spells/creatures (i.e. Mana Echoes, Basal Sliver, Training Grounds...) to support ether card, why bother including them? I'd opt for cards like Descendants' Path, Aether Vial, Distant Melody, Tribal Unity, and the old school Coat of Arms. Just to name a few.
3 weeks ago
+1 for the Queen. I've never really been fond of planeswalkers, but it's good to see Slivers doing interesting things. One suggestion I offer is maybe building out the slivers a bit more:
- Basal Sliver + Sliver Queen + Dormant Sliver = draw your whole deck
- Paradox Engine + Gemhide Sliver + Sliver Queen = another infinite combo
- Heartstone/Training Grounds = always useful, and another infinite combo once Basal Sliver and Sliver Queen hit the field.
- Ashnod's Altar = a replacement for Basal Sliver
1 month ago
Thank you very much Whaletron, appreciate the kind words of encouragement. You're right, Ashnod's Altar would be a decent addition. Given the combo potential of Basal Sliver, a bit of redundancy would be just fine. Good call.
1 month ago
Thank you very much Whaletron, appreciate the kind words of encouragement. You're right, Ashnod's Altar would be a fine addition. Given the combo potential of Basal Sliver, a bit of redundancy would be just fine. Good call.
1 month ago
First of all, I am happy that there are some players out there willingly making a Sliver EDH deck. This warms my heart!
I'm seeing a few cards in here that I question, and want either a good explanation for, or a replacement. THese are:
Basal Sliver this card seems good. But I would argue against that. Since is not any mana that you can reliably spend on spells. Other than activating your commander's abilities. HOWEVER, it could combo off if you added a card such as Parallel Lives, Anointed Procession, Doubling Season or Primal Vigor. With which you can get an infinite amount of 1/1 slivers using Sliver Queen's spawning ability. Megantic Sliver could be a replacement.
The land base is quite a mess. But I guess it is what takes the hard on when it comes to budgeting decks. A 5 coloured edh deck is not easily or cheapily fixed. But I would suggest adding more of the tri-lands or some other random cheap duos.
All Is Dust is quite an odd addition. I would probably run an additional creature rather than this, since this is quite the explosive decktype. Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies or Obelisk of Urd fits better with the theme.
Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim does not really fit in with your budget manabase, since they can't grab any multicoloured lands other than stomping grounds. Search for Tomorrow or Sakura-Tribe Elder would be strictly better.
Mana Echoes is pretty neat. Please update me with how well it works out.
other cards I would consider adding:Sliver Legion a bit pricy, but SO good.
Harsh Mercy pretty nice piece of board wipe.
Patriarch's Bidding It's just too good not to.
Descendants' Path a free bonus sliver per turn? Sign me in.
Steely Resolve another Crystalline Sliver. Less mana intensive than Asceticism
Good luck with the deck!
1 month ago
I don't know if this combo will be of any use for you but it exists and it is cool:
Haakon, Stromgald Scourge + Basal Sliver + Skeletal Changeling + Bitter Ordeal. The changeling is a Sliver Knight, so you sacrifice it, getting two mana, then recast it from the grave with that mana, loop it a million times then exile everyone's libraries
2 months ago
viperfang4: Wouldn't you also need to run Basal Sliver to make the combo work? Otherwise you get infinite creature mana yes, but you can't use it to activate abilities. So once you have infinite creature mana, your first tutor will have to be Basal Sliver (which you need for) and then you can chain into those combos. Outside of this, only Dormant Sliver + Laboratory Maniac works.