Bonescythe Sliver

Bonescythe Sliver

Creature — Sliver

Sliver creatures you control have double strike.

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Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Bonescythe Sliver occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Bonescythe Sliver Discussion

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

2 days ago

Yarok, ah I see the confusion here: You think that Skyshroud Claim, Nature's Lore and all of the Fetch lands can ONLY search for a basic land - not a basic land type. Well let me school you a bit - so lands have super types - Basic and Non-basic. Then you have Land Types - i.e. Forest, Plains, etc. Non-basic lands can have any of the previously mentioned land types. Read Taiga for instance - what do you think it means when it says "Add either G or R to your mana pool. Counts as both forest and mountains..."? It's a forest. That means the previously mentioned ramp cards (Skyshroud Claim + Nature's Lore) absolutely can target it. They can also target Tropical Island, Bayou, and Savannah. So why would I include basic lands that only tap for one color of mana when I could fix my manabase and tutor for a forest? Hope you enjoyed class.

As for 1/1's i'm all for swinging in with a buffed up army of wittle baby slivers, but there are far more efficient ways of going about it - namely Brood Sliver + Bonescythe Sliver and/or Sliver Queen. Paying to create a 1/1 is so bad it's laughable. You want to know what also costs ? Freaking Slivdrazi Monstrosity. By the time you create 20 1/1 sliver creature tokens with Sliver Hive's 3rd ability you'd have spent 120 mana over the course of 20 turns.

Mortlocke on Play all the good slivers

5 days ago

bigrigroy,

Sorry for taking so long for getting around to doing an honest critique. I'll just give you my thoughts as they come to me. So you want me to suggest what to cut, and what interaction and ramp should you consider for your deck? Well, first things first - you should try and have a average CMC lower than 3. You should focus on playing as many slivers as you can while trying to win via combo using Sliver Queen - or through commander damage as Overlord has the "magical 7" commander power. What do I mean by magical 7? Well with overlord (and Bonescythe Sliver) on the board it takes 2 or 3 swings getting through to just knock a player out for good, giving another viable strategy for winning. But I digress - when you are spending more than 5 mana on a spell, you should be making a play that will shift a significant amount of momentum your way, or outright win you the game. So now, lets start with possible cuts:

  • Morophon, the Boundless: This is subjective, but I maintain the idea that Morophon is a strictly "win-more" card in a Slivers deck. When you tap out to cast this thing you'll definitely be able to cast every sliver in hand, but the only way to get them there is to have your commander already on the battlefield, and enough mana to tutor for all of your wincon slivers in the first place. Full disclosure, i've never attempted to use Morophon in my deck, so there may be something i'm missing - but for 7 mana all I can see is that the best that card can do is just put you in an even better board position. While nice, it's just not worth it. Cut.

  • Constricting Sliver: This in my opinion is just a poorly designed sliver. For 6 mana you're getting a poor man's oblivion ring. It can't even hold commanders hostage because of the exile effect. At best, this sliver can be a minor annoyance on the battlefield but it will hardly become much of an issue. Cut.

  • Ward Sliver: I'm a little iffy on cutting this one only because pro-color can be pretty strong. The only issue is that it can't be flickered reliably outside of Frenetic Sliver, but that's a bit too high risk for a more competitive sliver build. Again, you spending alot of mana for only something that can improve your boardstate...but not ensure you're going to win. If I was spending 5 mana, i'd want to cast something like a Mana Echoes or Intruder Alarm and a Gemhide Sliver. While a good sliver, it's just a little too high cost for something that's meant to be aggressive and low to the ground. Cut? up to you.

  • Pulmonic Sliver: For 5 mana this card does give your side of the board some resilience...but very little else. There are better spells out there that can give you graveyard recursion such as Patriarch's Bidding, Yawgmoth's Will or Living Death. Pulmonic is just over costed for what it does. Cut.

  • Virulent Sliver: Now this is an honorable mention here...as poison isn't very potent. You'd have to land 10 individual attacks on an opponent to kill them with poison. That number goes down to 5 when Bonescythe Sliver is on the field, but ultimately that 1 mana can go toward something better like a Manaweft Sliver, which isn't in your deck and absolutely should be. Virulent needs to get Cut.

Also, I don't remember if I said this, but awesome deck description! I'll post more thoughts as I have time. Keep working on your build! Chitinous Approval Ensues

Mortlocke on Play all the good slivers

1 month ago

So, +1 for a new deck and for Slivers - because I love Slivers. However, you deck description is very sparse and doesn't really help the user really understand what's going on with this deck. If I didn't know the usual suspects in Sliver EDH I would just assume:

  1. Play creatures.
  2. ???
  3. Hope no one plays Merciless Eviction .

I suggest reading Epochalyptik's Do you want to write a Primer? and Getting more views on your decks to give you a basis for writing a good deck description.

As for actual deck/card suggestions, I would recommend you cut some of the Slivers in your deck to make room for additional non-sliver spells. From personal experience I've found that running too many Slivers can hurt the overall quality and consistency of a Sliver deck. I can make a case for what to cut, but if I were you I would think on which Slivers in the deck really fit the Toolkit design of the deck (at least that what I think you are going for). As for an actual card suggestion, I recommend Worldly Tutor , because you are running The First Sliver . With TFS on the field, you could play WT and get the perfect Sliver ready for that first cascade trigger.

ZendikariWol on Deck does not contain a lapdance *ding* Sliver EDH

1 month ago

Further sins for the counter:


Name-Related:

“CARDNAME is also what I called my college dorm!” ( Arcane Sanctum , Breeding Pool , Godless Shrine , Savage Lands , Sliver Hive , and, finally, Watery Grave .

“What are you commanding the tower to do?” Command Tower

Forest / Morophon, the Boundless / Amoeboid Changeling / Hollowhead Sliver is what my college girlfriend called my-“ ping!

“Power creep!” Prismatic Vista

“Taxes.” Smothering Tithe

Flavor-Text-Based:


Arcane Sanctum : Tullius hates fake news!

Godless Shrine : The IRS?

Hallowed Fountain : The NSA?

Sandsteppe Citadel : Thank you, captain obvious.

Blur Sliver : I don’t know what group of people I’m making fun of here, but definitely one of them!

Horned Sliver : Shouldn’t the slivers be breaking off of the timbers?

Smothering Tithe : Organized religion!

Sliver Hivelord : Donald Trump!

Assassin's Trophy : Impeachment!

Kindred Dominance : The 2020 presidential election.

Bonescythe Sliver : How fast is a bow?? I get that they have range, but “fast” seems like a misnomer.


Sliver Legion : A fair and balanced card.

Delta295 on R/W Slivers

2 months ago

Metallic Sliver is not modern legal, I would recommend Sidewinder Sliver in its place. With the amount of evasion you have ( Cloudshredder Sliver , Bonescythe Sliver , and Lavabelly Sliver ), I don't think you need the Bladeback Sliver , even if you were able to empty your hand of instants. if you are looking for somehting with a similar effect, you could use Cautery Sliver . anouther option would be to keep the Bladeback Sliver , and replace the Metallic Sliver with Sentinel Sliver , so you could attack, defend, and tap them for the extra damage at the opponents end step, as opposed to trying to balance all three

Mortlocke on multimedia

3 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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Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

3 months ago

TypicalTimmy I wish Birthing Boughs said ": Create a 2/2 colorless Shapeshifter creature token with changeling." As it would be an excellent mana-dump between the last or 3rd player's turn and mine in case I didn't need to use any interaction. It's an interesting card for sure, but I can't help but feel apprehensive toward it. For token generation I already have a better option in the form of Brood Sliver - as it directly benefits from Bonescythe Sliver . There any cards in the deck you think Birthing Boughs could synergize with?

Eww, I just said the word "Synergize"...what am I some sort of corporate drone?"

DragonSliver09 on Pioneering a tribal deck

3 months ago

Drakorya: sorry but i don't think aggro is an option for pioneer slivers. without the lords, they just aren't fast enough. you're relying entirely on Blur Sliver and Bonescythe Sliver both coming down (and staying out) in the same game if you wanna race. Leeching Sliver requires an all out attack to deal real damage, but then you're just gonna be ramming your 1/1's and 2/2's into your opponents big blockers.

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