Creature — Sliver
Sliver creatures you control have haste.
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Blur Sliver Discussion
6 days ago
Modern is a format where...
...Fast creatures cost 0 or 1 mana (occasionally 2, but not very often).
This deck fails at being fast, because the creatures actually are expensive. 3 mana in a deck with no real acceleration is expensive. 4 and 5 mana is just wrong, unless it's cards that completely turns the game around on the spot - a criterium Pitchburn Devils (or the 4 cmc creatures) doesn't really meet.
So, why is there 1 Blur Sliver? No other slivers to benefit from its ability. It is a 2/2 haste creature for 3 mana. That's not really comparable to Goblin Guide, a 2/2 haste creature for 1 mana. Corpse Hauler... very unimpressive creature for the mana, and an ability that costs another 3 mana, and your creature, and which also leaves you a card short on the table (it returns the creature to hand). Is that really something for a fast deck?
1 week ago
I have a sliver deck as well & will make a few suggestions if i may? Crystalline Sliver is by far the best sliver ever printed, imo, but he is not legal in Modern- & the next best thing is Diffusion Sliver! Diffusion Sliver &/or Opaline Sliver are crucial to playing slivers, since targeted removal is a sliver-deck's greatest enemy.. & unlike many sliver-abilities, their abilities actually stack, so with 2 Diffusion Slivers in play, a Path to Exile or Fatal Push or Lightning Bolt would cost FIVE mana just to take out one of your slivers.. I see you have 2 Diffusion Sliver, but since he is so important to keep your engine going, i personally prefer to run 3 of them (they are not aggressive enough to run 4x though, imo). Sentinel Sliver is amazing, & i would recommend 2x in every sliver deck! You can even attack, then use tapping abilities during 2nd Main Phase, effectively giving you a 2nd turn in comparison to running without him. Megantic Sliver is a total game-changer, and i have found 2x Megantic to be very very good. I run 4x Manaweft to be able to cast him, though, plus 1x Gemhide Sliver. Groundshaker Sliver is pretty bad.. I think Battering Sliver is actually better, but he is pretty bad too, imo.. I would cut them in fvor of Megantic Sliver. For a mana-base, 4x Sliver Hive is worth every penny, and 4 Ancient Ziggurat is nearly the same thing for about $1 (that is if you cut some of the sorceries, which i would personally cut all of them in favor of more slivers!). I think Spinneret Sliver is pretty terrible when you could be running Galerider Sliver as a 1-drop with a better ability. Predatory Sliver should be a 4-of, as should Sinew Sliver, which i am surprised to not see here. With 4x Venom Sliver, i would definitely recommend running at least 2x each of Striking Sliver & Bonescythe Sliver!! Another good card to run with the deathtouch is Quilled Sliver, though i wouldn't run more than 1-2 since his targets are limited to attacking/blocking creatures. Blur Sliver is ok, but i have found that cutting him is better- by the time you cast him, you should have other slivers in play, and every single sliver gives its ability to every other sliver, with or without the haste. I would rather give the slivers already in play more abilities instead of giving the cards yet to be played the ability to do the SAME THING as all the other slivers one turn earlier . Since it doesn't help with Predatory/Sinew's ability, i would cut Hardened Scales in favor of something like Collected Company. Harmonic Sliver is a must-have sideboard card, and i run 1x in my mainboard as well. Remember that Virulent Sliver has POISONOUS 1, not Infect- what this means is that your pump spells don't add any additional poison counters to your opponent; each sliver will only give them one poison counter when it connects (unless the pump is from Double Strike! More reason to play Bonescythe Sliver! That would double the poison counters as well). Anyways, sorry for the rant, but hopefully I've given you some ideas! I love slivers!! A couple more fun slivers as 1-ofs are Pulmonic Sliver and Telekinetic Sliver.. so many awesome abilities! Check out my Slivershod deck! My nephew played my Sliver deck against me with my Zombie deck and ended up swinging at me with 150+ damage at once, with Flying, Deathtouch, Double Strike, Lifelink, Indestructible, & a Diffusion Sliver!! That just shows how insanely out of hand they can get if they go un-checked. Good luck!
1 week ago
I see this quite often and it kinda makes me sad. The strongest part of Slivers is the fact that they can be 5 colors so well in every format they are legal in, and without having all 5 colors the slivers become weaker than they should be. Cards like Blur Sliver, Leeching Sliver, Syphon Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Darkheart Sliver, and a few of the lords are locked off to you without having black and/or red.
2 weeks ago
Try to avoid redundant effects. Ie: you don't need Blur Sliver AND Heart Sliver. Use the cheaper one instead. The only exception to that rule is you probably will want both slivers that can tap for any color mana and technically Essence Sliver isn't a keyword, so you can have that and Syphon Sliver and essentially have all your slivers attack with double lifelink. You'll have a ridiculous amount of life very quickly.
Faces of the Past is usually a winner in sliver decks. Hivestone is fun if you wanted to put some non-slivers in and make them all into slivers. Amoeboid Changeling + Sliver Overlord lets you take control of any tasty creatures your opponents have.
as for speeding up your lands, just try to use as many as possible that don't come into play tapped. The bullet lands such as Llanowar Wastes are cheap, but they will ping you for one damage to get mana fixing. Chromatic Lantern is pretty important in any 5 color deck.
2 weeks ago
gnelson56I have 4 copies of each lord
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
I used to run a couple Coat of Arms as that bomb you said (cheaper and I already had them). Blur Sliver are nice and I happen to have a few, I will try next time and see how they work out (as haste sinergyze well with Manaweft Sliver.
After build this modern I started building an edh, but Sliver Overlord is mandatory and the currency exchange in Brazil sent the prize to the skies, so I focused on other things. Recently I made an pauper version of the deck, is very simple, but works well All slivers are slivers.
3 weeks ago
No problem. Time spiral cards (the hourglass symbol) are all legal in modern. Half of them are the modern border and half are the older because I believe it fit into the theme of time dimensions in that set. Don't guarantee that.
I definitely understand price, I went slivers in EDH and still may build them in modern just because slivers are awesome. I Usually it's always good to get in that one bomb in the mainboard that can just end games. Hivelord just protects everything you have continuously.