Crystalline Sliver

Crystalline Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Slivers have shroud. (They can't be the targets of spells or abilities.)

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Slivers (PDS) Uncommon
Stronghold (STH) Uncommon
FNM Promos (FNM) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Crystalline Sliver occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Crystalline Sliver Discussion

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

6 days ago

Wicker, I feel like Homeward Path was in this deck at some point - in the case when i'm facing a Willbreaker or another Sliver Overlord. Permanent stealing is definitely part of my meta, but I haven't had much issue finding ways to mitigate that effect - typically I'll just have Crystalline Sliver or Hibernation Sliver on the field and be satisfied.

zombie66613 on crystalline sliver and vitalize

1 week ago

if I have Crystalline Sliver on the battlefield with many of his friends that I have tapped for mana. can I use Vitalize to untap all my creatures? it doesn't say target, just says untap all creatures you control. I know prob a stupid question but I'm asking it anyway.

thanks for any help you can give

Doombeard1984 on Slivers... Because someone has to be that guy

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment mnfishwerman7, however, those lands are not as efficient as others as they come in tapped. Fetches and Shocks enable me to find the right land I need, and have it untapped if needed. Having access to 3 colours on a land is all well and good, but would you rather have access to 2 mana or 1 mana on turn 2? I could play a mana sliver, or Crystalline Sliver or other utility spell like Demonic Tutor or a Counterspell with my 2 mana when you have one. Essentially you are always a turn behind.

Thanks for having a look and your input

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

1 month ago

k_drake,

Sorry for taking so long to respond, but as for your question - "Should First Sliver be the commander instead of sliver overlord?" - First things first (pun intended) - if you ever see a Sliver Overlord as an opponent, your commander will likely get stolen without a Crystalline Sliver or something there to prevent it. First has two strategies - sliver tribal where you just rely on cascade triggers and dump out all your permanents as fast as possible, and as a cEDH Food Chain commander - I highly recommend ShaperSavant's Food Chain Sliver as a good point of reference. Both strategies are totally viable, but are meant for very different metas.

But to answer your question directly - First should absolutely be your commander if your play style and personal preference is geared more toward it. Your only real worry in a tribal meta is Sliver Overlord , but if you have the right tools you can stop your commander from getting stolen.

Lanzo493 on We are Legion (Sliver EDH deck)

2 months ago

I have my own sliver deck


The Hivemind

Commander / EDH* Madnote

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So I'll be making suggestions based on my experience with Sliver Overlord as commander.

There are 2 cards The First Sliver can take unfair advantage of. They are Hibernation Sliver and Aetherflux Reservoir . You will get a lot of free spells, especially if you have Morophon, the Boundless out. Mosswort Bridge works nice with your commander, too.

Just by looking at your deck, I get the idea that you want to get the most out of every cascade trigger. Almost every card that is less than 5 CC is a sliver, even if it's a bad sliver (several of the slivers with sacrifice abilities) or a changeling. While that does help the deck be more explosive, it really hurts its resiliency. If there's a boardwipe, or spot removal aimed at your commander, you will fall very far behind if you don't have the mana to recast your commander. That's why Crystalline Sliver is always the first thing I search for with Overlord.

I suggest a bit of a paradigm shift. I'd add more lower converted mana cost cards and some card advantage, that way you won't be blown out of the water with all-too-common boardwipes. When slivers are out, people tend to play those cards more often for some reason. I like Distant Melody , Chromatic Lantern , Aphetto Dredging , Living Death , Bring to Light , Opaline Sliver , and Sol Ring . Wheel of Fate works really well with your commander, as does Living End . It should be noted that if you don't want to cast the card you cascade into, you don't have to. If you choose to not cast it, it'll be shuffled back to the bottom of your deck to be cascaded into later instead. Also, Mirror Entity is killer with slivers.

Let me know what you think! I may change my deck to go with The First Sliver sometimes, so I'd appreciate if you have feedback I'm not aware of.

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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match_lighter on cor Sliver matey

3 months ago

To start with, your deck is false. Secondly I would remove Brood Sliver for Magus of the Moon to help with your prison strategy, Remove Crystalline Sliver for Blood Moon , Harmonic Sliver for Back to Basics , and lastly remove The First Sliver for Hazoret the Fervent . I would also look to add more sweepers, counterspells and lands.

Mortlocke on Sliver EDH v1.0

4 months ago

Hello SHINOBIofFATE,

I love Slivers, and am more than excited to give you my two cents- however, I have a major pet peeve when it comes to deck descriptions, specifically the lack of a deck description which your page has. When you don't include a detailed description it's hard for me to get a feel for how you want to your deck to play. Plus, it'll be a big help for you as you can put some thought into how you want your Sliver deck to play...as Slivers are the most flexible tribe in all of magic (and for those of you who doubt that, or want to argue- fight me :P). So yeah, get your deck description right- here are some resources you can use to help you get started:

End Rant. So, onward onto actual suggestions. Since you're running Sliver Overlord you are going to go for a more control oriented deck. You'll likely want to focus on Slivers that help you keep a stranglehold on the board as you won't need any of the Lord Sliver s. They're simply irrelevant as you are rarely going to be swinging wide with this commander. I would just include the one Sliver Lord that actually matters: Sliver Legion .

  • Acidic Sliver - sacrificing Slivers is never ideal unless you are getting the better end of the deal. Sac-ing a Sliver to deal a paltry 2 damage isn't worth it. Cut.
  • Diffusion Sliver - doesn't really work in commander. Paying an extra to remove a pesky creature in Commander is hardly a tax. This card is only good in standard where you could play multiple copies of this card, and make that tax potentially or . Cut.
  • Morophon, the Boundless feels more like a win-more card - essentially it's a card that only helps you if you're already ahead. Cut.
  • Opaline Sliver - generally, you don't want your Slivers to be targeted at all by your opponents(hint Crystalline Sliver ) - not to mention this card is a total non-combo or non-bo with the previously mentioned sliver. Cut.
  • Shadow Sliver - losing the ability to block for evasion is a risky gamble. Since Overlord is the more Control oriented Sliver and doesn't really encourage an aggro play style this sliver will rarely afford you an advantage. You have better options for evasion in the deck already (in my opinion.) Cut.
  • Tempered Sliver - This Sliver only benefits you if you were playing a more aggro style deck - and also if you could play multiple copies. Getting a +1/+1 counter only if your slivers can hit the opponent is okay...but I think you could better use the card slot for something else. Cut.
  • Virulent Sliver - This Sliver is cute, but unfortunately doesn't offer much in the way of a valid alternate win option. Definitely another win-more card, as you'll need 10 separate instances of combat damage on each opponent. Honestly, that's not really feasible in my opinion - unless you had 4 of these in your deck. But alas, that is a Sliver that doesn't really benefit you. Cut.
  • Ward Sliver - This one i'm a little bit uncertain on as protection can be incredibly handy depending on the circumstance - but for ? That's a hefty asking price. I think you could put that mana to better use elsewhere. Cut.

So that's it for my recommendations regarding what Slivers to cut. As for the rest of you deck, i'll save those recommendations for when you can give me a bit more information on how you want your deck to play - are you looking for a more aggro play style? If so, i'd recommend Sliver Hivelord or Sliver Legion honestly - but that's for a later conversation. Look forward to your response - i'm always happy to see another Sliver deck - Chitinous Approval Ensues

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