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|Tempest Remastered (TPR)||Uncommon|
|Premium Deck Series: Slivers (PDS)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Sliver
All Slivers have "Pay 2 life: Return this permanent to its owner's hand."
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Hibernation Sliver Discussion
1 month ago
Intruder Alarm and Paradox Engine would be solid additions here. I'd remove Forcefield (this card doesn't really do a lot when you could just outright win for the same mana cost), and something else, maybe Tooth and Nail for them.
Intruder Alarm and Paradox Engine are excellent because Overlord + Gemhide/Manaweft + 3 other Slivers = Cast every single Sliver from your library. You just pay 3 to go grab Heart Sliver, cast him, untap your Slivers, and then continue casting until you're satisfied. I use Cautery Sliver as a decent sac outlet that also lets me just outright win once I play all the Slivers I want, play Queen, and then make all the tokens I want (with Alarm). And even better, if you don't want your opponents taking advantage of Alarm or anything like that, just destroy it with Hibernation Sliver.
The Aggravated Assault combo with Gemhide takes way more effort to set up (as you need at least 5 Slivers for mana production that don't attack and you have no way to give them vigilance in this deck as neither Sentinel nor Synchronous Sliver are present), so you need at least six Slivers on board for this to work, while Paradox Engine and Intruder Alarm let you go go infinite with 1 fewer Sliver (2 fewer if you have Heart Sliver out already as you can tutor your 1 drop Sliver). I see absolutely no reason why you'd abstain from these combos when Aggravated Assault takes more effort to set up, lol.
Frenetic Sliver. If you're going to suffer a board wipe, Frenetic Sliver is a nice one to have in play since he gives a 50/50 chance of keeping any single Sliver you have.
Venom Sliver is basically a better Toxic Sliver at this point at half the mana cost.
No Manaweft Sliver seems suspect. It's a solid addition.
Bonescythe Sliver is basically a better Fury Sliver.
Galerider Sliver is half the mana cost of Winged Sliver- I see no reason to not run it.
I'm going to suspect you just don't like the new slivers, but a lot of them are actually quite good so even if you don't like the artwork they would make your deck fairly better if they were included.
That's all. Hope this helps.
1 month ago
Hibernation Sliver is another strong option for protecting your slivers from removal/wrath effects.
Dormant Sliver is another great option, as it provides extremely powerful card draw (particularly with Paradox Engine--you cast a sliver, draw another sliver, cast another sliver, draw, etc.). While its defender ability is annoying, Hibernation Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, and Frenetic Sliver can keep it from being too much of a problem.
Vanquisher's Banner is another strong option--slivers quickly empty your hand, and you need as much card draw as you can muster.
If you want to play an expensive-to-cast wrath as a win condition, Kindred Dominance is vastly better than Extinguish All Hope, even with the extra in the casting cost. This card should outright win you the game.
Patriarch's Bidding will likely benefit you more than your opponent, and provides a strong method of recovering from a wrath effect.
1 month ago
2 months ago
Dormant Sliver is an underrated card that many sliver decks ignore. The card draw it generates is fantastic, ensuring you can constantly dump new slivers onto the battlefiled. With Paradox Engine and Gemrider/Manaswift Sliver in play, you can easily draw and play a significant portion of your deck. Its frustrating defender ability is easily rectified with Necrotic Sliver or Hibernation Sliver.
Vanquisher's Banner is also worth considering. Its tribal boost is nice, and limited just to your creatures. The card draw it generates is fantastic, and can be used alongside Paradox Engine as above.
2 months ago
It also works fantastically with Paradox Engine, which I saw on your acquire list. I highly recommend purchasing Paradox Engine next. Alongside Overlord, it easily lets you cast every sliver in your deck during the same turn.
2 months ago
Galerider Sliver - all your slivers get flying for . What's not to love?
I am going to second Paradox Engine--it's just that good with Sliver Overlord and Gemhide Sliver. Once you have 5 Slivers in play, you can fetch and cast every Sliver in your deck in the same turn (fetching Heart Sliver first). You should really consider Manaweft Sliver to increase your chances of hitting this combo. As unfortunate as the new Sliver designs may be, this card is too strong to pass up.
3 months ago
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.
3 months 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:
- Galerider Sliver
- Muscle Sliver
- Predatory Sliver
- Sinew Sliver
- Leeching Sliver
- Sidewinder Sliver (multiple instances of flanking stack, so you could easily give -2/-2 to blockers, before damage is declared. Quite nice for a one-drop).
I would run 3 copies of the following, since their abilities are redundant:
- Crystalline Sliver
- Heart Sliver
- Hibernation Sliver
- Sentinel Sliver (so you can use your slivers for blocking also)
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!