Put two 1/1 colorless Sliver creature tokens onto the battlefield.
|Want (2)||spidey99 , tempDevelopper|
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|Magic 2014 (M14)||Common|
|Promo Set (000)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Hive Stirrings Discussion
3 weeks ago
The problem with this is the mana base is horrible for this type of deck. 18 lands in three colors with 11 basics is not going to cut it, especially when you have 1-drops in every single color. I would go -4 metallic (slivers that do nothing are horrible), -4 virulent (it does next to nothing), + 2 plated, + 2 sidewinder (you need every single lord you can get, toughness lord and reverse lord are pretty decent) -4 striking (reducing the one-drops) + 3 lands + 2 Hive Stirrings + 3 Rancor (rancor is generally better than striking sliver)
Consider also Sentinel Sliver as it works well with the tap to deal 1 damage sliver.
2 months ago
- Gemhide Sliver is common and can be used to fuel non-sliver spells.
- Pulse of Murasa is decent retrieval and lifegain at instant speed.
- Mutagenic Growth / Vines of Vastwood for cheap instant speed buffs. Maybe even Sigil Blessing is something to consider here.
- Hive Stirrings for more slivers?
- Rootborn Defenses and Sundering Growth are both solid cards with the addition of populating.
3 months ago
Exotic Orchard and Krosan Verge can both be of help to your manabase. Orchard is going to produce at least 3 of the colors you need, Verge can fetch non-basics [getting Foundry and Pool for example] will often get you 4 of your colors.
Not sure you're getting a lot out of Hive Stirrings . For the mana I'd be using my commander to get exactly what I needed.
3 months ago
Nice list! You might like these: Totem-Guide Hartebeest , Gaze of Justice , Spirit Flare , Survive the Night , Raise the Alarm , Gather the Townsfolk , Stonybrook Schoolmaster , Glint-Sleeve Artisan , Mardu Hordechief , Queen's Commission , Hive Stirrings , Sworn Companions , Captain's Call , Icatian Crier , Rhox Veteran
8 months ago
Hey Nephs, just finally got a look at both First Sliver's Chosen and Lancer Sliver. You were spot on with Lancer's ability, but what piqued my interest was Chosen. Exalted among Slivers? With the right build that sounds like it could definitely get out of hand. I'd imagine Brood Sliver and maybe Hive Stirrings could be part of the strategy to quickly increase the amount of Exalted instances on the board. I haven't heard anything about what will be full art though. Do you have a link?
Slayroth, interesting card Carpet of Flowers . I have honestly never heard of it before...but to use it in EDH seems risky - because you have no idea what decks your opponents are bringing to the table. Blue is a popular color though, so there will be at least one player there packing some form of Blue control. I'd recommend combining Carpet of Flowers with something like Stormtide Leviathan or Quicksilver Fountain to really take advantage of it. I think Carpet of Flowers probably belongs in a deck that has Islandwalk and all matters Island as part of it's central theme. There's not enough room in something that is Sliver focused.
1 year ago
xaarvaxus Thanks for the feedback! I know what I'm asking for is a bit restricting, but like you said, it's a fun way to see what I can do just using what I have.
Finally, I removed Hunter's Prowess because bumping my whole team is a lot better than just bumping Shanna.
1 year ago
Call of the Conclave only makes one token and you don't have a ton of populate effects to crank out 3/3's so I think you'd be better off using something in your maybeboard that makes multiple tokens, ie: Hive Stirrings. I know I'd try to find space for Obsessive Skinner as you shouldn't have a problem getting delirium and getting some tokens above the 1/1 or 2/2 range would be nice. You have a pretty cheap CMC deck so you could probably cut Star Compass. Rootborn Defenses seems to fit in well as a defensive card that incidentally makes a token. Maybe cut one of the auras or giant growth style cards.
Overwhelming Stampede seems like it should be an auto-include here, probably in place of one of the giant growth type cards.
Its kind of constraining to only have the maybeboard to work from as most of the suggestions I'd normally make aren't on there [such as March of the Multitudes, etc] but it is an interesting exercise on how creative you can be from a limited cardpool.
1 year ago
Slivers is my pet archtype so appologies if I go a little overboard with this comment
also one card thats really win more with slivers is Kindred Summons
On the topic of Artifacts they can be really useful in a budget 5 colour deck as they work with whatever colours you happend to have out. Most of your artifacts are good, I'd just cut Hedron Archive and Tamiyo's Journal, the former because you really need coloured mana and the latter because its a really slow tutor and not very good source of cards. I'd recommend adding Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, and Heartstone (Heartstone is especially good). If you find more space in the deck I'd also recommend signets for your major colours as they can convert 1 colour that you dont need to 2 that you do.
All in all I really love the deck and it fills me with nostalga for my old Sliver deck (it was my first ever commander deck). Hope some of this helps and I'd be happy to talk about what I've said more (hope this isn't way to much)