Crypt Sliver

Crypt Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Slivers have "Tap: Regenerate target Sliver."

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Crypt Sliver occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Crypt Sliver Discussion

Hoobynobber7395 on Sliver Tribal deck building, need ...

3 weeks ago

Amoeboid Changeling is a great way to make an opponents commander a sliver and then steal it with something like Sliver Overlord's ability

Crypt Sliver with Gemhide Sliver or Manaweft Sliver give infinite mana and then you can tutor your whole deck

then of course add that in with Necrotic Sliver and you can wipe everyones board and you have the only board presence

and with all that bouncing and regenerating you can use Lavabelly Sliver to end it

TCK_Green on Sliver Queen infinite combo

1 month ago

One last thought - you don't have much in the deck that protects Sliver Queen. It might be worth adding a Crystalline Sliver or similar (e.g. Swiftfoot Boots or Lightning Greaves), though that would also mean you are no longer able to target any of your other slivers with Crypt Sliver or similar effects.

Also, I've just spotted that Lavabelly Sliver functions as an infinite ETB/LTB win-con. My bad for missing it earlier!

(I've actually done two Sliver-tribal decks of my own if you'd like some ideas - Alesha, Who Smiles at Slivers and Xenagos, the Sliver Party. One's for Tiny Leader and the other's for Oathbreaker, so they're built for very different design-spaces than and EDH Sliver Queen allows/requires. I've also not followed my own advice in the Xenagos deck about land-based ramp, but that's because I wanted all of the ramp in that deck to be sliver-based!)

JustJazzin on Budget First Sliver

2 months ago

Dropped Crypt Sliver for Harmonic Sliver. Realized that crypt didn't synergize with Crystalline Sliver.

ClockworkSwordfish on Sliver tribal

2 months ago

I'd try to run Crypt Sliver over Poultice Sliver - paying no mana versus two mana each time is a big difference!

Inigmatix on Sliver in my Thumb

2 months ago

Starting from the Premium Deck is a pretty good place to begin crafting slivers and it's what I did myself and have been playing slivers for a number of years now.

Now for quite a lot of suggestions and thoughts that I hope will be helpful for you

Recommended Cuts

You really don't need Mana Reflection in slivers or most other decks for that matter. It's really a "win more" kind of card and if you're doing well enough that you have the 6 mana to burn on it you're probably better off just dumping more slivers into play or tutoring for slivers that will allow you to win the game with your Sliver Overlord. If you're using it to go infinite and win with Sliver Queen then your Mana Echoes will provide the same effect for that combo but either of the 4-cost token doublers can also work. Anointed Procession Parallel Lives

You also don't really need bombs like Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, when you can spend less mana on more creatures that generate more value, putting 11 mana into a single creature will feel kind of bad. Also, a 10/10 among a board of 20/20 unblockable, vigilant, double striking, lifelink, flying, deathtouch, trample, etc. creatures isn't going to provide much of a bonus, it actually ends up being less of a threat than the rest of your board. Plus, if it gets countered, you’re down 11 mana whereas if somebody counters a sliver then you’re down like 2-4 mana and can still play more slivers.

Mycosynth Lattice opens up your entire board to artifact removal (including your lands) you may want to reconsider this include as it doesn't really provide any benefit to you for all the risk that comes with it.

Sensei's Divining Top may not be as useful in a deck where you have as many tutors as you do and your commander can tutor all your value pieces since you’ll probably be shuffling your deck a lot.

Amulet of Vigor doesn’t actually do that much for you, out of all your permanents there is only one that always enters tapped, Vesuva. With the number of shock and check lands you run, you probably do not need this and can use this slot for something else. (I get that it also works with Cryptic Gateway but without a source for card draw, you’ll run out of slivers to play quite quickly anyway)

Quick Thoughts

Crystalline Sliver turns off any and all "target sliver" abilities like Crypt Sliver and Magma Sliver (You also won’t be able to steal things with Overlord). If you find yourself subject to frequent spot removal and need to bring Crystalline out often to protect your Slivers you can at least keep the regenerate ability with Clot Sliver or Sedge Sliver

Harmonic Sliver can potentially ruin your infinite Token Queen combo as the pieces that enable that combo are all artifacts/enchantments and this sliver’s ETB is not a ‘may’ ability. You must destroy something if there is a legal target on the board so you would end up destroying your Training Grounds, Mana Echoes, etc. If you still want this ability I would recommend swapping this with Aura Shards as it is the same ability with the same trigger but it is a ‘may’ ability and you can choose not to destroy something.

Useful Slivers

Hibernation Sliver is one of the best slivers for avoiding removal. Paying 2 life to protect any sliver from being destroyed, exiled, stolen, etc. is very useful

Belligerent Sliver/Two-Headed Sliver making it harder to block your slivers means more bodies getting through to hit face.

Essence Sliver this is not Lifelink, and because it isn’t it actually stacks with Syphon Sliver for more life points

Dormant Sliver It’s fairly easy to dump your hand when playing slivers but this leaves you with an empty hand and not a whole lot of options. Very good for keeping your hand full of slivers to play. Defender can be a problem but who says you have to attack to win with slivers ;)

Screeching Sliver alternate win, tack this onto infinite sliver tokens combo from the Queen to mill out your opponents. Good if locked out of attacking for some reason

Lavabelly Sliver another non-combat win with Queen combo

Homing Sliver another way to tutor for any sliver you need besides Overlord’s ability

Mesmeric Sliver only card with Fateseal in the game, great for controlling your opponent’s next draw. Force them to only draw lands or maybe give them no lands at all.

Necrotic Sliver having spot removal for any permanent on every single one of your creatures is terrifying a very valuable. Strongly recommend this as an include.

Shadow Sliver I have never encountered anyone playing creatures with Shadow in EDH in all my years of play. This most certainly will let you get through and hit face to win a game, just make sure you kill all your opponents or get rid of it after combat as it leaves you with no blockers

Virulent Sliver I know there are mixed feelings about poison counters in the magic community but hey you get 2 counters on someone with double strike creatures.

Fun and Useful Tribal Cards for Slivers

None of these are particularly pertinent includes and some came with the Premium Deck, but these are just some Tribal cards that I have used over time while playing with slivers. Some I still use and some I do not.

Kindred Summons, Wild Pair, Herald's Horn, Coat of Arms, Kindred Discovery, Descendants' Path, Patriarch's Bidding, Kindred Charge, Vanquisher's Banner, Distant Melody, Kindred Dominance, Living Death, Primal Surge, Harsh Mercy, Door of Destinies

Closing Thoughts

Slivers can be a lot of fun to play but keep in mind that they are very aggressive and can draw a lot of hate from your opponents. Players that have experienced playing against slivers are likely to counter your high-value creatures like Gemhide or Queen and will try keeping your board as small as possible since slivers win by swarming and overwhelming your opponents. I have found that this can be mitigated somewhat by changing your commander since slivers have 3 good options. Sliver Overlord, Sliver Queen, and The First Sliver.

Overlord and Queen are quite similar as they both conducive to trying to hit Queen’s infinite combo as quickly as possible but I have found that Queen tends to make people more nervous than Overlord does since you can create a wide board very quickly with her. Not only that but if you are relatively uninterrupted then silvers can combo out relatively consistently by turn 4 or 5 (depending on how lucky you get). If you like a combo victory, then that’s great, but the combo has very little variance and I personally got bored of it after playing it like that for so long.

Using The First Sliver as your commander is a whole lot less consistent if you’re going for combo but overall I’ve found it to be significantly more fun to play as I can sometimes rip 3-4 slivers for free off the top of my deck. The win is the same with overrunning your opponents but not using an infinite combo every time was very refreshing.

Hopefully you find some of this helpful, slivers are my all-time favorite tribe in mtg and it was great to see them get some love in Modern Horizons.

The_Munchkin on The First Sliver EDH

9 months ago

This doesn't look bad but I think you're missing some of the key slivers:

Shifting Sliver : Makes all you're slivers unblockable unless you're going up against another sliver deck.

Crypt Sliver : helps to avoid combat damage from blockers/combat.

Frenetic Sliver : this one is really clutch. You can just use him in response to a boardwipe to save creatures or potentially save creatures during combat. It can also be paired with Dregscape Sliver so you unearth then before the end step activate the Frenetic and choose to order the Dregscape's sacrifice effect before the Frenetic's return effect so the sacrafice from the unearth happens before the creature is returned and fissiles. so you can essentially play all the cards from your graveyard for , Provided you win the coin flip.

Obviously, the other legionaries, Sliver Legion and Sliver Queen are really fun and quite good if you can afford them or proxy them.

If you want an infinite combo piece you could look at Intruder Alarm which when paired with one of the mana producing slivers can let you play out your entire hand or if you have the Sliver Overlord out, every sliver in the deck.

DarkRequiem on RainbowSliver (Vintersorg Cover, Slivers ov Metal)

9 months ago

Sedge Sliver works quite well with Prismatic Omen and I had it there until the last update. It works supposedly well since it also pumps, so it serves two purposes. Not that the pump is that significant but... Crypt Sliver is a big no. I'm planing on getting Crystalline Sliver out asap. I looked at it but the targeting is a bit of a pain.

All Is Dust + Ghostflame Sliver is a good combo, sure. I own 0 All is Dust though and I don't really care much for it.

Crib Swap is a nice card indeed. Shame it can't be unearthed.

Right now I'm considering adding back Sedge Sliver and adding Acidic Sliver . Maybe remove Thorncaster Sliver and something else. Undecided on what that something else could be though.

Malsorn on RainbowSliver (Vintersorg Cover, Slivers ov Metal)

9 months ago

I personally would vote for both. Sedge Sliver does have a bit of a drawback in that you only have 7 lands that can tap for black (and be used to pay for abilities), but with Manaweft Sliver , Gemhide Sliver , and Chromatic Lantern it does shore that weakness up a bit. I play in a pretty sweeper-heavy meta, so I run a lot of regenerate/protective effects. Crypt Sliver is also pretty good, though it does non-bo with Crystalline Sliver , so might not be a great fit in a deck where you can get global shroud out and online pretty quickly.

Ghostflame Sliver plays well with All Is Dust if you wanted a sweeper of your own, and you can fetch Crib Swap with Sliver Overlord for instant speed exile removal. That and if you've got the extra mana you can just steal the changeling yourself!

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