Hive Stirrings

Hive Stirrings

Sorcery

Put two 1/1 colorless Sliver creature tokens onto the battlefield.

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Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Hive Stirrings Discussion

Boza on Naya Slivers: Pauper

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.

Xenephrim on Sliver Stampede

2 months ago

xaarvaxus on Sliver me timbers

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.

Divination also seems a bit lackluster. Guardian Project should net far more cards, especially when you can go and get a creature to cast to trigger it.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

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.

slasherturtle on Shanna, Sisay's Bogle

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.

I took out Call of the Conclave for Hive Stirrings (which is good because I have a friend in my playgroup who plays Slivers- now maybe I can beat him at his own game.

I took out Star Compass for Obsessive Skinner.

I took out Adamant Will for Rootborn Defenses, now that I realize losing +2/+2 for a turn and an extra mana are totally worth a new token and full board protection.

Finally, I removed Hunter's Prowess because bumping my whole team is a lot better than just bumping Shanna.

xaarvaxus on Shanna, Sisay's Bogle

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.

Verbatiam on WUBRG Sliver V9.0.0

1 year ago

Slivers is my pet archtype so appologies if I go a little overboard with this comment

Overall pretty good, got most of the good ones. I'd cut Metallic Sliver and Sliver Construct as they dont actually add anything to your sliver stradedgy aside from mooching off of your other slivers. I'd replace them with Manaweft Sliver and Bonescythe Sliver I'm assuming their is budget concerns, otherwise Sliver Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion would be auto includes
To be honest, cut all of your instants, they either are innefficient or wont do what you want e.g. Lightning Bolt doesn't kill much in commander and Dash Hopes almost never counters a spell, and when it does it means you would have rathered a card that did damage. Some potential good cards in each caatagorie you have represented are:

Countermagic

-Swan Song

-Counterspell

-Out of Bounds

Removal

-Swords to Plowshares

-Crib Swap

-Beast Within

also one card thats really win more with slivers is Kindred Summons

I like your socereies more, some that I'd cut are Hive Stirrings because similarly to Metallic sliver they do actually contribute to slivers plans, Severed Strands is sorcery speed removal that loses you a sliver (which is something you really don't want to do in slivers), and Divest because single target hand hate just makes you enemies in commander and rarely hits anything thats worth that. Some good includes in this area are Kindred Dominance and Cultivate/Kodama's Reach
I combined these catagories because they speak to an overall subtheme you seem to have, both artifacts and the cat combo (Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian). Honestly I dont think there are enough artifacts to justify two artifact planeswalkers, and neither is really syenergistic with your deck I'd cut both and Guardian, if you want a Planeswalker I'd reccomend Xenagos, the Reveler as he both ramps and protects himself. If you want a two card combo I'd reccomend Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Pestermite has they're more useful outside of the combo.

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.

This section is really good, only card I dislike is Dictate of Karametra because it benefits your opponents as well in a deck where you don't really break parity on it (you opponents get as much benefit as you) and it costs double green. There are some really good enchantments you can run, highlights are Kindred Discovery, Unnatural Selection, and Training Grounds (again, decreasing the cost of your commanders abilities is insanly good)

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)

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