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Creature — Sliver
All Slivers have ": Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
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Gemhide Sliver Discussion
3 days ago
What do you think about Aggravated Assault?
Or it can help with the beatdown if you fall short.
3 weeks ago
Hey, LVL_666 My goal with the Sliver deck was to have a highly synergystic creature combo deck that wins by attacking with creatures for obscene, unblockable, sliver damage. This will be done by amassing a steady stream of creatures, stealing my opponents creatures, and playing enough mana ramp/fixing to ensure early access to my commander, Sliver Overlord. On my immediate buy list is Heart Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, and Gemhide Sliver. These are clearly keystones. Any advice or general knowledge you care to impart? I am here to learn!
4 weeks ago
Ahem. So lets break down your question here, and i'll get right to answering it as best as I can:
"Im looking at the possibility of building a Sliver EDH deck (please dont hate). I dont know exactly what would be good tech for the deck."
So, when building a Sliver EDH deck know this: You are going . You have no other choice as all legendary slivers are 5 color. This is relevant only because you have to figure out the most expensive part of your deck which will be your landbase. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Lets look at your tech options:
Sliver Overlord is currently the most popular Sliver Commander/General, also it is the control oriented Sliver commander. If you pilot him, you should include cards that capitalize on it's second ability (i.e. Amoeboid Changeling and/or Unnatural Selection). Additionally, you would use cards that slow down the game as you would play a more attrition based strategy. I actually run this Commander, but I chose to build a midrage deck- the more "traditional" magic deck. Overlord works well in midrange as well as control, but it all depends on what appeals to you - do you want to lock down the game while you steadily populate the battlefield or do you want to ramp up and have a more flexible build that can win through different strategies?
Sliver Queen is the General for those who desire a combo win strategy. When the beautiful and incredible queen was first introduced, she was quickly paired with Heartstone + Ashnod's Altar. Such a lovely infinite sliver combo it was. But now, you have even more options in the form of Mana Echoes, Training Grounds or Basal Sliver + Heart Sliver + Gemhide Sliver. You get the idea. The best part however, is that Queen is so dynamic and incredible that she has been used as a general for non-sliver builds like superfriends. But i'm getting off track here. Queen decks are definitely the most competitive builds when it comes to Sliver EDH due to her being a combo piece herself, and thanks to the command zone you will always have ready access to her. On top of that, she makes blockers for next to no mana. There's a good reason why she's on the reserved list.
Now, certainly last but definitely not least you have both Sliver Legion and Sliver Hivelord making up the aggro based strats for Sliver EDH. These Generals may be simple, but they are incredibly powerful. The strategy would be rather simple with these two, as you would run alot of cards that ramp up the damage like Shared Animosity, Rancor etc. Quick little plays that add up quickly over time. If you have Sliver Hivelord in play, you could run alot more mass destruction. Oh, and true fact here: I a player outright scooped when I played Sliver Hivelord + Crystalline Sliver. Since you're running 5 color, you'll have access to all instance of them! Even better, look at the synergy between Ghostflame Sliver + All Is Dust. The slivers thought of everything at some point.
So really, that's a high level generalization of what directions you can go in when it comes to building a Sliver EDH deck. Please, let me know if you have questions as I'm always happy talk about Slivers.
1 month ago
M4RK0G91, I realize I never actually responded to your other thought:
"Oh, i wanted to ask you one thing: i know this is a EDH build, but i wanted your opinion about the Tiny Leader format. If you would ever build a TL sliver deck, what colors you would choose?"
I uh...realize this is like...months late so sorry about that. So what's my opinion of the Tiny Leader format? Well, I don't have a TL deck, nor have I played the format BUT the idea I have of the format is alot constant quick and cheap plays that over time add up and create interesting combos and synergies. I can see why you would consider creating a Sliver deck for that format. The only problem is that you won't have any big "Haymakers" if you will. Being restricted to CMC 3 seems like a real big challenge.
So, what colors would I choose to build a TL deck? Hmm....well lets assume I want to build a TL Sliver deck. What would be the ideal commander for me? Animar, Soul of Elements is a strong contender in my book. His secondary ability at the very least helps you cast more Slivers. On top of that, his color identity gives you access to Gemhide Sliver + Heart Sliver, and Venom + Striking Sliver. Additionally, i'd drop in Muscle Sliver + Predatory Sliver. So if it wasn't evident from all the previous card choices and synergies I pointed out, i'd make an aggro deck. Maybe call it "Animar, Soul of the Hive" or something like that.
Yeah. Sorry about the super late response. Thanks again for commenting!
1 month ago
ThatGuy_OhWhatsHisName At a glance I think your main issue is you are running a very high cost deck with little ramp to support it, you have Manaweft Sliver in there but thats all I can see, I would suggest adding Gemhide Sliver as well, being another Sliver it will synergies well, also consider adding other forms of ramp i.e Sol Ring, Chromatic Lantern, Sheltered Aerie and Abundant Growth.
Best advice I could give is to skim down your deck and focus it, try cutting out a few of the higher drop cards and bring down your avg cmc.
Good luck have fun, and happy Magicing
1 month ago
SaltySpecula, you're right! I totally forgot about the left over from each use of the Queen's ability. For some reason, I was thinking of: Sliver Queen + Mana Echoes(or Basal Sliver) + Gemhide Sliver + Heart Sliver.
1 month ago
I know you try to be mosty creature based, but Descendants' Path would fit well.
Regarding slivers, i would add Gemhide Sliver as manaweft 5-8 to spead up the count. I used to run just fast ones to up the count on the field (like the mana ones, haste ones, some evasion ones such as Galerider Sliver and +attack givers such as sinew) and to end it Virulent Sliver and Phantasmal Image, cause poison stacks. This means if you have 2 virulent both have poison 2. All the other nice ones such as necrotic and harmonic can easily be sideboarded.
Also i would add 4 Leyline of Lifeforce to the side, it is just incredible against control.
I like slivers, so good luck!
1 month ago
+1 for the Queen. I've never really been fond of planeswalkers, but it's good to see Slivers doing interesting things. One suggestion I offer is maybe building out the slivers a bit more:
- Basal Sliver + Sliver Queen + Dormant Sliver = draw your whole deck
- Paradox Engine + Gemhide Sliver + Sliver Queen = another infinite combo
- Heartstone/Training Grounds = always useful, and another infinite combo once Basal Sliver and Sliver Queen hit the field.
- Ashnod's Altar = a replacement for Basal Sliver