Crystalline Sliver

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

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

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Crystalline Sliver

Creature — Sliver

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

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Crystalline Sliver Discussion

PookandPie on Pain in the Butt Tribal (Slivers)

1 week ago

I have a few recommendations, and a few I always make on Sliver decks not featuring Queen or Overlord: Swap your Commander to Sliver Overlord for this tribal deck. My reasoning: If opponents know your board state will be indestructible, then they will begin packing exile effects (Swords to Plowshares on Hivelord, then sweep, or just Merciless Eviction), bounce, sacrifice, or -X/-X effects (Toxic Deluge) that get around indestructible. To circumvent this problem, you can use Overlord as your Command and seek out Hivelord, to grant the useful indestructible ability, but then also tutor out and use Crystalline Sliver and/or Diffusion Sliver to protect your board a little bit better, not to mention easier access to Hibernation Sliver who also solves those problems. This also gives you easy access to Sliver Queen and setting up her combos if you draw Training Grounds/Mana Echoes, and Overlord is an easy win condition with Paradox Engine and having him in the Command Zone enables that, "Cast every Sliver from my library and kill everybody victory" while Hivelord does not.

If you do make the swap, add in Intruder Alarm, because it also lets you cast every Sliver from your library with Overlord just like Paradox Engine does, just at a few mana less. Once you've cast every single Sliver you want to use to win the game, you simply destroy it with Harmonic Sliver in the event of fogs so no one gets to take advantage of it but you.

One non-Sliver I always recommend is Seedborn Muse, especially if the Commander is Queen or Overlord (which I also always recommend lol). She accelerates your board state like crazy, and since you have Quick Sliver, she would let untap your bare-minimum 5 mana on each other player's turn, let you play Quick Sliver the first opponent's turn, and then go grab Gemhide/Manaweft Sliver the next, and a haste Sliver the next, to let the flood gates break open and completely run the game for the next few turns (as you can go grab Crystalline/Hibernation/Hivelord in response to basically any and all removal once you establish a mana engine).

That's all though. Nice looking deck. My Sliver deck is here, in case you want to compare. Mine is bare-naked "Throw things at the wall and see what combos." Za Warudo! (Sliver Overlord Aggro)

ThaElectroGypsy on Sliver EDH Control Deck

2 months ago

Hello, figured I'd come have a look after you commented on my list :D

Lots of interesting options for people looking to get into building Slivers, and for all the flavors of them. My personal meta has tournaments at close to a cEDH level so unfortunately the gloves have to come off, and a lot more resources are spent protecting my boardstate and disrupting opponents.

Outpacing opponents on mana production is huge. Running the creature tutors Eladamri's Call and Worldly Tutor to specifically go get Manaweft/Gemhide is super important in my experience. If one of those are already in play, you use them to go either get silver bullets (or Haste) while you wait to get your commander online, or as a way to expedite the end of the game by getting Seedborn Muse with your commander on the field. Not a sliver, but it builds your own Prophet of Kruphix (with Quick Sliver), which was good enough to be banned.

Also, unbudget your landbase if you can/are willing to. Lots of people say it can be done without a big hit in smoothness, but a decently optimized base of even just fetches/shocks makes a world of difference.

Survival of the Fittest feeds into Patriarch's Bidding like some kind of horrible nightmare for your opponents. Building your battlefield in your graveyard for 1 green mana a creature feels good. Bonus points for sticking a Dormant Sliver in to draw a bunch of cards, and either Darkheart or Basal to be able to swing afterwards :D

Hand refills like Wheel of Fortune make the deck shine as well. You can empty your hand remarkably fast, and without your commander to grind advantage out of your deck, a nice refill to 7 gives you more options than it takes away. Budget options like Shamanic Revelation and Collective Unconscious also aren't bad.

Recommend readding Crystalline Sliver. Slivers are the casual player's lightning rod. If you've got more than 2 slivers, odds are the is watching your every move and any spare removal often goes your way. Arcane Lighthouse is your way around "gifting" your opponents' creatures the best type in Magic, shortly before stealing them away with Overlord.

Lastly, Winged Sliver instead of the maybeboarded Galerider Sliver? Or is that something to acquire?

+1, Welcome to the Hivemind :D

Loonmoon18 on Sliver EDH Control Deck

2 months ago

staroceansurfer, Thank you for your suggiestions! I didn't know Volrath's Stronghold was a card! I will try to get one! Teferi's Protection and Patriarch's Bidding are for sure good cards if I get them and find a place. Crystalline Sliver used to be in the deck but was removed due to having many cards to target my slivers and of course Amoeboid Changeling, Unnatural Selection, and Crib Swap. But maybe it can find a spot back into my deck! I'll try to. Thank you for looking at my deck and have a great day! :)

StarOceanSurfer on Sliver EDH Control Deck

2 months ago

Yeah the deck is a solid idea but I would suggest Teferi's Protection , Crystalline Sliver, and some graveyard recursion like Volrath's Stronghold and Patriarch's Bidding. You are going in the right direction the deck just needs a little work.

linux203 on Sliver EDH Control Deck

3 months ago

Spectral Sliver and Megantic Sliver could be swapped for Coat of Arms and Sliver Legion. Spectral Sliver can consume a lot of mana for temporary bonuses. Megantic is a 6cmc for +3/+3. Coat and Legion are 5cmc that give huge bonuses.

Sliver Queen, although expensive will make your deck go infinite.

Azor's Gateway is a huge card advantage cost to get mana. Intruder Alarm and Manaweft Sliver or Gemhide Sliver can get you mana without the card disadvantage. If there are cards that you always ditch to Azor's Gateway, you can pull them out and replace them with card you don't want to toss. Growing Rites of Itlimoc is a much cheaper way to get that mana.

Crystalline Sliver is similar to Asceticism but is self-protecting. It will only affect Pariah and Sliver Overlord's second ability.

Rout is only 5cmc, but can be an instant for 7cmc. Extinguish All Hope is 6cmc, but you aren't taking advantage of leaving enchantment creatures on the board. That could only help others. Rout is pretty cheap now that it was reprinted in Commander 2017.

cdkime on The Business

3 months ago

To make your deck as competitive as possible, I recommend cutting every sliver with a converted mana cost greater than 2. Slivers aim to hit the ground running and pump out as many creatures as possible. To that end, every single draw must be playable immediately--you cannot afford to draw a five mana sliver with only two lands in play.

To that end, you should run 4 copies of Muscle Sliver, Predatory Sliver, and Sinew Sliver. Sidewinder Sliver is another great four-of, as Flanking stacks. With two in play, anything blocking your slivers will suffer -2/-2 before damage is dealt. Galerider Sliver is another solid one drop. Even thought multiple copies of flying are redundant with one another, you want to maximize your chance of dropping a Galerider on turn one.

The following slivers have redundant abilities, so you should run three copies (and minimize second draws): Crystalline Sliver and Heart Sliver.

Otherwise, there are a couple other 2 mana options worth considering. Aether Vial is another support card that's invaluable in sliver decks.

Delta-117 on The Queen's Egg

3 months ago

Glad to see your a fan of the wonderous hive also k_drake. I also happen to have a Sliver Overlord deck of my own, although mine is still a lot cheaper. Keep in mind however that LVL_666 has also chosen to bling out this deck nearly entirely, and thus the price you see on here is much more than what it would could actually be with a non-foil, non-masterpiece/expedition version of the decklist.

The first and most obvious things to avoid would be the original duals, (i.e Underground Sea, Volcanic Island, Tropical Island etc...), next you make do without Mana Crypt, Cavern of Souls, Wheel of Fortune, Yawgmoth's Will, and Mana Drain which should bring the deck down by a huge margin.

There's is such a vast amount of lands to choose from that could be suitable early on, including: the vivid cycle (Vivid Crag, Vivid Grove), the tri-lands (Seaside Citadel, Savage Lands, Jungle Shrine, and so on), then there's ones I use to use like Transguild Promenade, Exotic Orchard, Forbidden Orchard, Rupture Spire, Evolving Wilds / Terramorphic Expanse, Ash Barrens (highly recommend), and the panorama cycle (Bant Panorama, Jund Panorama, Esper Panorama, etc).

You can then make use out of the signets, Golgari Signet, Izzet Signet, etc) and perhaps use most of the combinations (prioritize the ones that have green). Anyways I know I have told you a Lot of information to read and consider, and so let me give you a good visual of what a starting point could look like:


A Study In Slivers: Toolkit Sliver Commander

Commander / EDH TolarianCommunityCollege

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This deck by the Professor I do recommend you consider as a base, and from there start as I have done, which was slowly acquire all the slivers (and imo minus the queen, and legion at least at first), I actually was quite fortunate to receive most of the slivers needed for my list from a friend who had their very own Sliver Overlord deck and he sold/traded me eventually most of it as he was getting out of commander. I picked up stuff like Gemhide Sliver, Manaweft Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Harmonic Sliver, Heart Sliver, Galerider Sliver and Crystalline Sliver if I recall first by cash and standard trades.

Then I got a few things like a Chromatic Lantern, Merciless Eviction, Heartstone, and Training Grounds for more additions. Eventually I started with getting the shocks and fetches (the khans fetches are cheaper) again the cheaper ones like Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills, Temple Garden, Overgrown Tomb, Hallowed Fountain, and worked my way up having more than half of them (I'm currently only missing 3 fetches and 3 shocklands).

I got my Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion from the same friend who took apart his sliver list (it's unfortunate he sold it's entire manabase and then just kept the slivers before I even met him at my lgs though), after I had all the rest of the creatures and up until that point I focused more on an aggro/voltron strategy. I bought him some very pricey modern staples (2x Chalice of the Void before there reprint and traded an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger for these 2 slivers and to nearly finish a whole deck to play for modern :)

You can then later like i'm soon about to do myself soon I think, start to buy things like a Mana Crypt, Mana Drain, Demonic Tutor, Wheel of Fortune, etc to make the deck more competitive.To give you an idea where i'm at, here's my decklist (I'm missing 16 cards in all from it) also that's cheaper than what you see here:


Sliver Overlord EDH

Commander / EDH* Delta-117

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I did not exactly plan on writing essentially a book on this for you lol, and so I apoligize. In summary start by acquiring if you don't already own any these above suggested lands, and start acquiring all the slivers you can, I recommend get ones like Sliver Hivelord, Diffusion Sliver and or Crystalline Sliver, Blur Sliver, Gemhide Sliver + Manaweft Sliver, Bonescythe Sliver, Syphon Sliver, Heart Sliver, Harmonic Sliver, Galerider Sliver + Winged Sliver, and others like Predatory Sliver, Sinew Sliver, Muscle Sliver all of which are pretty cheap. Then you will want Chromatic Lantern, plenty of signets, Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, maybe the newly reprinted Coalition Relic which is a bit cheaper now. Then start upgrading the manabase(Mana Confluence, City of Brass, Unclaimed Territory, Sliver Hive, Ancient Ziggurat are all a good start. Then go with maybe getting the filterlands which thankfully have been reprinted and are now a lot cheaper,(Flooded Grove, Twilight Mire,...) and the shocks/fetches prioritizing the ones for green like Breeding Pool, Overgrown Tomb, Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills because you will want green I would say more than any of your colours to cast stuff like Manaweft Sliver + Gemhide Sliver, Kodama's Reach/Rampant Growth/Cultivate etc. Once you have most if not all of the slivers and the mana base then you can go back to refining the deck with medium to high end upgrades like Mana Crypt, Volrath's Stronghold, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Pact of Negation, and such. Personally in my case i'm refraining from the original duels for budget reasons myself as I can't ever see myself getting enough use out of them to make them worth it fully. Anyways I hope this gives you lots to think about!

(Final note), consider Spirit of Resistance at least initially if you think you can either protect it with counterspells or in a meta where enchantment removal won't be an issue :)

Adamaro on Great or Random? - Sliver Deck

3 months ago

Crystalline Sliver seems pretty potent here, it's a cheaper Privileged Position. Also you may want to change your deck tag so it's not "standard", maybe casual or legacy or something else.

Fun deck though, looks like a blast.

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