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Creature — Sliver
Sliver creatures you control have "When this creature enters the battlefield, you may exile target creature an opponent controls until this creature leaves the battlefield."
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Constricting Sliver Discussion
4 days ago
Having spent the last few years with a beat down style sliver deck, not only was it not as effective as I wanted it to be, it was also getting a little stale...time to spice things up a little! Another important factor, Overlord is fantastic but also very slow - as it turns out, an 8 mana/5 colour tutor isn't exactly efficient. With these thoughts in mind, I've decided to give the deck a significant overhaul with 2 goals in mind: improve reliability + increase shenanigans.
I've taken out most of the pump slivers in favour of a few effective combo slivers. I've also learned that I need some disruption to avoid the hive mind's mortal enemy - board wipes. Anyway, here's the change list:
Out: Aphetto Dredging, Constricting Sliver, Cryptolith Rite, Distant Melody, Horned Sliver, Magma Sliver, Megantic Sliver, Might Sliver, Predatory Sliver, Root Sliver, Shared Animosity, Synapse Sliver, Telekinetic Sliver, Thorncaster Sliver, Toxin Sliver, Ward Sliver
In: Basal Sliver, Blur Sliver, Commander's Sphere, Counterspell, Crypt Sliver, Darksteel Ingot, Disallow, Dormant Sliver, Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Paradox Engine, Quick Sliver, Swan Song, Voidslime, Wheel of Sun and Moon, Winged Sliver
I'm looking forward to seeing how this refreshed build performs.
2 weeks ago
Recently added Intruder Alarm to my sliver deck. Makes infinite mana possible - endgame with the right cards in play.
Thorncaster Sliver is sick with the deathtouch sliver in play
Constricting Sliver also super powerful with its ETB effect.
1 month ago
i would recommend adding a Constricting Sliver so when you play it out you can have all your slivers have the Banishing Preist effect you will controll the game with him out. other than that replace Winged Sliver for Galerider Sliver for a one blue other than that it looks good.
2 months ago
Novisius while Necrotic Sliver is good, it is its own downfall, since it gives all slivers that ability one of the slivers in my deck can do the same and kill off necrotic when you destroy mine at the same time. Constricting Sliver relies on the deck not using its draw power to get Swiftfoot Boots so again is a good move but has its counter. as for Quilled Sliver it wont affect my slivers and I can just give Darksteel Plate to any of the other creatures to keep them alive. There are other ways to deal with them in the deck but that was the first thing that came to mind. Also with the Crystalline Sliver, that was in the deck but I took it out as per some comments above, it is a bit of a double edged sword as your slivers gain shroud too. So with that in mind, it will come down to who can draw what they need first, either way it would be an interesting game.
4 months ago
4 months ago
Quite the post, Eiti3...thank you very much for the +1 and the kind words. The Queen is most pleased.
I didn't build this style sheet all on my own, I had a lot of help from multimedia. He(or she) is incredibly talented in their own right, and if you want to see another beautiful deck page, look no further than Energy Elves.
As for your card suggestions...let's take a look:
Druids' Repository: I would prefer to have this mana rock out as early as possible, but it's dependent on my ability to produce creatures and having a viable target(s) every round. I can see how this could get out of control when combined with Brood Sliver. I think this card has a lot of potential, but is entirely dependent on if i'm able to populate the battlefield quickly and attack consistently. Then there are cards like Ghostly Prison, which would just turn this mana rock into just a rock if my opponent were to run one.
Cream of the Crop: Great potential to become over the top, but may not function as consistently as one would like, additionally I think the CMC should be . This card would be a great albeit cheaper ($ wise) alternative to cards like Sensei's Divining Top and now Mirri's Guile. Slivers generally don't have the highest power/toughness on their own...so if I wasn't able to find the right creatures (i.e. Sinew, Bonesplitter, Sedge, or Legion then the card would only perform minimally at best.
Crib Swap: So the strength of this card is the fact that it is tutor-able (via Sliver Overlord) target creature removal. That's pretty big. The problem I have with this card however is the fact that it's , and more often than not, i'd have to pay an additional just to get my hands on it when I need it. Constricting Sliver comes to mind at the moment, however that card is super awful. I would be more inclined to wanting it if it were just . I like the idea, but I'd sooner include Swords to Plowshares.
Peer Pressure: I remember this card from back in the day. I first started playing magic during the Onslaught block...those were the days. Yeah. I agree this card is super duper janky. What's worse is that it's at Sorcery speed, meaning I would have an extremely limited number of chances to actually get that sick mass-mind control combo to happen. A fun idea...but I just can't...not this card...I'd just run Bribery.
Thanks again for the +1, and your card suggestions. Honestly, I think this is it for now. I'm currently just buying up the last few cards for this deck which would be 3 fetchlands, and 2 of the original duals. Then I can finally take this thing out to play properly. Once new slivers come out though, that's when this deck will see changes.
5 months ago
It enters under its owners control.
From the rulings for Constricting Sliver:
7/18/2014: The exiled card will return to the battlefield under its owners control.