Dormant Sliver

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Planar Chaos (PLC) Uncommon

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Dormant Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Sliver creatures have defender.

All Slivers have "When this permanent enters the battlefield, draw a card."

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Dormant Sliver Discussion

magicfmuth on Arcades the Sliver

3 weeks ago

Hey Countryegg2,

Thanks for the comments! I will probably add Eladamri's Call . My expensive lands are in the deck just because I have them in my collection. If I already have the card is there any reason I shouldn't run it?

As for as making all creatures slivers I have Xenograft and Hivestone . Also won't ramp effects allow me to cast Dormant Sliver earlier than I normally would be able to?

Countryegg2 on Arcades the Sliver

3 weeks ago

If your ideal win condition is to get Dormant Sliver , you'll need more than just Worldly Tutor to be able to fetch it from your library. You could use Eladamri's Call and Sylvan Tutor But I think Dormant Sliver Is unnecessary, and by the time you are able to get it out, you will already have a huge sliver board state. Arcades and slivers just don't seem to work together.

Additionally, many of your lands are expensive and completely unnecessary, like Tropical Island , where you pay a $315 premium just so you don't need to wait a turn to tap that mana. Just use Thornwood Falls .

Also, Xenograft is a great way of making all of your creatures slivers, but it still needs more fetch cards like Enlightened Tutor , and Idyllic Tutor .

SpookyToe on Slivers

1 month ago

Guardian Project is fantastic in slivers, I run it in my own list.

Dormant Sliver is also really good. Just sac it to necrotic until you don't need it anymore.

Experimental Frenzy is also rediculous, I run it in mine and it does a lot of work.

If you're up for it, Null Profusion is a pet card of mine and is super fun to play.

Sarkhan420X on Anti-Slivers / Lantern Control / Combo Mill

1 month ago

the majority of slivers that people play in modern will only affect their own side of the board, which means your statement "opponents Sliver abilities will stack on our swarm of 1/1 Slivers" is actually pretty inaccurate.

also, Dormant Sliver will just enable your sliver opponent to just keep drawing cards until they have an answer to it. Homing Sliver will let them get their Necrotic Sliver to blow up your Dormant Sliver .

Screeching Sliver will just let your sliver opponent mill you.

should definitely use more lands if you wanna use cmc 5 cards. theres no guarantee you'll draw a mana sliver.

Quick Sliver is not modern legal.

as someone who has played 5C slivers in modern for over 3 years now, i can safely say that this build wouldn't stop my slivers. i run Aether Vial and Collected Company , which allows me to drop slivers faster, and i also run plenty of buffing slivers ( Predatory Sliver , Sinew Sliver , Sedge Sliver , and Phantasmal Image to copy them) which guarantees my slivers are bigger. so unless you're lucky enough to get a turn 2 Manaweft Sliver followed by a turn 3 Dormant Sliver , i'm gonna win too quick for your plan to work. even then, i'll just grow my army while gaining tons of life off my Lavabelly Sliver (which could also just kill you on its own if you try to stall too long, since its affect stacks with itself, and i have Phantasmal Image to copy it). then when you finally blow up your own Dormant Sliver , i win anyway.

austintayshus on Zerg Rush

1 month ago

Yay slivers! +1

Dormant Sliver is a powerhouse in any sliver deck, and when you're ready to attack you can sacrifice him to Necrotic Sliver

Eladamri's Call is a good creature tutor.

Chromatic Lantern can help fix your colors.

Seasons Past can help you rebuild after an inevitable board wipe.

Harvest Season can be a great ramp spell in a deck like this, especially when you have 3+ tapped creatures.

Hope this helps!

Sectiron on The First Sliver to the Last Sliver

1 month ago

Hi Strangelove, +1 for your list too!

  • This has definitely been tuned for a more casual play group. My group usually avoids combos, particularly infinite ones. But those are some very interesting combinations that I hadn't really noticed/ turned my attention to; I would definitely experiment with them in a more competitive meta. It just depends on the play group and what they're ok with.

  • I love Firewake Sliver and I really didn't notice the haste ability. I was too focused on the pay (1) ability, which I was trying to avoid haha. This will probably be an include- I want as much haste as possible. Mindlash Sliver is great, though in my group, as I wrote in the guide, is not too fond of hand disruption. Though in any other situation, it would be a definitely added in. Your suggestion of sac slivers and Dormant Sliver and Harmonic Sliver is an interesting idea I would like to actually test. I was worried about doing this because of consistency issues in seeing both a sac outlet + one of these slivers, because on their own these slivers and sac slivers don't really serve the purpose of this deck. Though, I've definitely thought of using Darkheart Sliver to capitalise on board-wipes; however I've been trying to avoid wipes entirely.

  • I'm testing the deck with more ramp and hope to add more soon!

  • Sometimes its super annoying to flip through the whole deck, though for me it feels very rewarding to potentially play 3 pieces of power in 1 turn. I guess that's just the gimmick of the deck. It's hilarious seeing my friends' faces when this happens.

I like reclamation, reconnaissance and summoner's pact, but I generally avoid cheap non-sliver spells. Instead of reclamation, I'll be trying to get recursion with my land base, e.g. Volrath's Stronghold and I'm testing Memorial to Folly and Mortuary Mire .

However, in future I would like to add more tutors to increase the consistency of the deck. Thus, Summoner's Pact would be a good include. Once I increase the consistency of the deck more, I'll go for more 1 cmc non-slivers, as you've suggested. This can be achieved by tutors or cards that reorganise the top of the library, e.g. Sylvan Library , Sensei's Divining Top or Scroll Rack . However, right now, I'm sticking to the current build in hopes of testing cards such as:

Maelstrom Nexus Living End Wheel of Fate Diffusion Sliver Mirari's Wake

This'll be the first phase of my testing before I go more into tutors and ramp.

  • And yeh, slivers are definitely going to be hated, no matter how you put it haha. I think in my play group, one which is not that used to slivers, they are a bit more kind.

Help was much appreciated! Glhf to you too,

Strangelove on The First Sliver to the Last Sliver

1 month ago

Hey Sectiron, +1 for you mate!

Here's my (casual?) list: Slivers/ First/ Lords

Clearly you've given it some thought, but it reads like you're underestimating your excludes... unless you're under-tuning for casual, tbf.

I wanted to list a few combos in case you missed them ;)

...Basically, Morophon, the Boundless , Sliver Queen , and Pulmonic Sliver go infinite in many ways... and Dormant Sliver , Basal Sliver (aka Ashnod's Altar ) , and Darkheart Sliver are all really good.

...as are Firewake Sliver (it gives haste) and Mindlash Sliver . Really, any sacrifice in general would let you play and turn off Dormant Sliver / Harmonic Sliver (aka Aura Shards )/ Crystalline Sliver /(etc) as well as capitalize on board wipes.

Ramp feels really nice... why not play more? Resigning yourself to 5 mana sounds miserable! I agree cascading into ramp is a bummer, but if you play 2:1 cards like Skyshroud Claim , (etc), you'll consistently play your commander as well as protect yourself from land hate (...it is too easy to deny the WUBRG player).

Also, play way more 1-drops, including non-Slivers. I personally like Phyrexian Reclamation and have been testing Reconnaissance . Currently my only 0-drop is Summoner's Pact , which effectively lets me stop cascading through <100 cards, tutor, and then shuffle. Your current setup is torture! Cascading for a single 1-drop (which you can't skip and just tutor) into <3 0-drops? You're flipping and shuffling way too much for a single rock! Either way, though, it looks like fun.

My tables are also casual, but Slivers are arch-enemy... no matter what! Embrace it :)

Hopefully this was helpful. glhf!

austintayshus on Many Claws, But One Hive

2 months ago

That being said, Mike is right, this deck isn't standard legal. Probably belongs in the 'casual' hub.

You could also use some more removal and card draw. Maybe find a spot for Harmonic Sliver and Dormant Sliver

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