Hibernation Sliver


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels 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

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Hibernation Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Slivers have "Pay 2 life: Return this permanent to its owner's hand."

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Hibernation Sliver Discussion

cdkime on Slivers still use hives

6 days ago

Dormant Sliver is great in EDH. The card draw it provides is massive, and its downside is easily avoidable with Hibernation Sliver.

Paradox Engine is a must in sliver commander decks, since it pairs so nicely with Gemhide Sliver and Manaweft Sliver. You use your slivers to cast a sliver to untap your slivers to play another sliver to untap your slivers to . . . If you have Dormant Sliver in play, you can keep these shenanigans going for quite a while.

I also think you are incorrect about Sliver Overlord vs. Sliver Hivelord--Overlord simply provides a lot more utility as your commander. You can tutor your Hibernation Sliver to make your Dormant Sliver more effective. You can tutor your Hivelord to give your slivers indestructible. You can tutor your Crystalline Sliver if their deck is heavy on removal. You can tutor your Necrotic Sliver if they are about to combo out. You can . . . I think you get the point.

cdkime on Slivers

1 week ago

You do not need any slivers with a converted mana cost over 2. They're a hyper-aggressive tribe, and your goal is to flood the board as quickly as possible.

To that end, you should focus on the best of the best.

I would run four copies of the following:

I would run 3 copies of the following, since their abilities are redundant:

The only 3 mana sliver I would consider is Harmonic Sliver, and only run that if you need artifact or enchantment hate.

For your lands, focus on cards that produce all 5 colours: City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Cavern of Souls (budget permitting/if your group allows proxies), Unclaimed Territory. Don't worry about City of Brass/Mana Confluence's damage--your goal is to flood the board with death long before your opponent can whittle you down.

Also, Aether Vial is obscenely good with slivers--probably a bit too expensive for casual play, unless your group allows proxies.

Edit: And be sure to keep your list to 60 cards!

cdkime on Quiver Sliver

1 week ago

Other than Timmy-factor, there is no reason to play any sliver with a converted mana cost of 3 or greater in casual/legacy. Your goal should be to flood the field with slivers as quickly as possible. Likewise, Gemhide Sliver is a trap--unless you are playing commander, your slivers are too busy winning the game to be used as a mana source.

To that end, I would focus on the best of the best:

You can afford to run fewer than 4 copies of Crystalline, Heart, and Striking sliver, since their abilities are not redundant.

Otherwise, 4 Aether Vials and you are set. Collected Company is a decent topdeck option, since it nets you 2 slivers for 4, effectively drawing and playing two cards.

cdkime on Combastic sliver

2 weeks ago

I highly recommend Hibernation Sliver and Dormant Sliver. Hibernation Sliver is a fantastic card, giving you the option of paying a measly two life to protect any critical slivers from removal or wraths. Dormant Sliver gives incredible card advantage, and the downside is easily worked around. It pairs well with Hibernation Sliver--you can pay two life and bounce your Dormant Sliver before combat, allow your slivers to attack, then return and receive card draw in your second main.

cdkime on Sliver Lord

1 month ago

Dormant Sliver is an oft-overlooked card that can be incredibly powerful in a sliver deck. You play it and a bunch of other slivers, draw cards, then, when you want to attack, you merely bounce it to your hand with Hibernation Sliver. The amount of card draw it gives is well worth building around its downside.

cdkime on Sliver?

1 month ago

Sylvan Library provides fairly significant card advantage, while also allowing manipulation of the top of your deck.

Hibernation Sliver is a wonderful card which protects your slivers from removal.

This may seem a tad silly at first, but I think Dormant Sliver is a pretty solid option in sliver EDH decks. Slivers tend to be low-costed, and you might quickly find your hand empty. Dormant Sliver lets you rapidly refresh your hand, with the minor downside of skipping an attack or two. Once you wish to attack again, it is easy enough to remove, allowing your creatures to attack again (Necrotic Sliver, Path to Exile, Hibernation Sliver, etc.).

cdkime on Ultimate Slivers Theme Deck

1 month ago

I would say three of the best non-legendary Sliver's in the game are blue: Crystalline Sliver, Galerider Sliver, and Hibernation Sliver. I think there is nothing more Sliver-like than moving the entire horde to the skies to pursue new prey, or adapting drastically to avoid enemy magic (both targeted and wraths). Shifting Sliver is a pretty mediocre card in competitive, since it does not hit the 2-mana mark you really want for all your Slivers, but would be a decent and very flavourful win-condition in a casual setting.

Regarding your mana curve and the lack of redundancy, I might suggest modeling your deck off the 2012 Planechase deck Chaos Reigns. This deck is a 5 colour pre-constructed deck. Like all decks Wizards releases, it is far from optimized, and designed for casual play. In terms of power, the Planeschase decks are a bit higher than the duel decks, if that is a useful point of reference. Following its guidance on mana curve, mana base, and quantity of each spell (Planechase never had more than 2 of any given spell, but there were sufficient 2-ofs to keep some consistency), you can probably build an acceptable, but slow Sliver deck.

cdkime on legacy sliver

1 month ago
  • Hibernation Sliver is a great option for preventing your Slivers from being sent to the graveyard.

  • I would recommend four copies of Galerider Sliver, to maximize your chances of playing it on your first mana.

  • Aether Vial is absurdly good in Slivers. You fill your deck with a bunch of 2 mana Slivers, get two counters on Aether Vial, and then throw out a free Sliver each turn.

  • Leeching Sliver is great. You get free damage through, even if your Slivers are blocked. If you have multiple copies in play, the abilities stack, creating absurd amounts of life-loss.

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