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Creature — Sliver
Whenever a Sliver you control attacks, defending player loses 1 life.
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Leeching Sliver Discussion
3 weeks ago
"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."
Just so we're clear, it sounds like you want to build an aggro deck. Yes? Well in that case, Overlord isn't exactly the choice for you. He's a great sliver, but he's not the only choice...and he's suited to more control/midrange decks. It sounds like Sliver Hivelord or Sliver Legion are the choices for you. Additionally, you'd want to put in some means for tutoring creatures i.e. Worldly Tutor. Additionally, you'll have to cut back on slivers to make room for more spells and enchantments that contribute to your wincon. Here are some recommended cuts:
Virulent Sliver > Shared Animosity. If you are hitting your opponent 10 times to kill them, then you're doing something wrong. Virulent just isn't worth the effort because much like Diffusion Sliver the ability needs to stack in order to be effective. But since you can only have one Virulent Sliver, it's just not worth including.
Metallic Mimic > Megantic Sliver. having more lords available to you is just best. Besides it's like a huge bomb going off when hitting the field. The icing on the cake is that it also has sweet promo art.
Amoeboid Changeling > Xenagos, God of Revels (or Magma Sliver) you don't necessarily have to stick to slivers only. There are other creatures out there that offer alot to your battle strategy. But Amoeboid isn't aggro based. It's strictly for synergy with Sliver Overlord which doesn't really fit your game plan.
1 month ago
In my experience with Ancient Ziggurat, it has screwed me over more times than it has helped. Instead, I run Vivid Grove and Reflecting Pool, since as long as you have Caver, Hive, or Confluence. Also, while most sliver decks run Sedge Sliver, it can be ditched for a more aggressive alternative, such as Leeching Sliver or Sliver Legion, which both allow for a really quick closure.
2 months ago
I see this quite often and it kinda makes me sad. The strongest part of Slivers is the fact that they can be 5 colors so well in every format they are legal in, and without having all 5 colors the slivers become weaker than they should be. Cards like Blur Sliver, Leeching Sliver, Syphon Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Darkheart Sliver, and a few of the lords are locked off to you without having black and/or red.
2 months ago
Through all of my experience playing slivers, I have found that Bonescythe Sliver tends to be a dead card. If you even get the ability to cast it, it will most likely get countered, and if it hits the field they are going to kill it before you can deal damage with it. So instead I started running Leeching Sliver. It doesn't double the damage but it gives unblockable damage which can be a game changer. Also, in the sideboard I would recommend 2x Warping Wail for board wipes and other threats, dropping the Screeching Sliver and Belligerent Sliver, and in the mainboard I would move the Leeching Sliver from the sideboard to replace Striking Sliver and Venom Sliver, since both of those won't do much as 1 ofs.
2 months ago
Personally, in my sliver deck, I chose to get rid of Striking Sliver and Necrotic Sliver in favor of Leeching Sliver since it makes your attacks much more deadly if you get a swarm. Also found that 1 Sliver Legion in mainboard can be a game winner by itself. I would also have to recommend Warping Wail as a counter spell for board wipes and it helps get rid of some threats such as Noble Hierarch and Dark Confidant. Also, this is just personal preference but Telekinetic Sliver can be good as a 1 of in the sideboard to keep your opponent mana locked while you build up your slivers.
4 months ago
I don't play commander, but I would highly recommend playing both Leeching Sliver and Thorncaster Sliver. It will add plenty of value having both out and as you mentioned in an earlier comment it will avoid blockers or any other prevention. It's also low mana cost. Not sure how important life gain is for commander but I would also recommend Syphon Sliver.
4 months ago
Arkheid - thanks for your suggestions!
Re Fungus Sliver, it grows my Slivers which is handy. I may end up cutting it. Dormant Sliver is tactics. I need to keep a hand so I can keep playing and Dormant Sliver offers me the chance to build a hand - I can easily sacrifice it when the time to attack comes!
Metallic Sliver I can see why it should be cut - I simply liked the idea of a generic mana giving me a huge creature!
I do think I will cut Leeching Sliver although it can get around damage prevention which is nice.
I am not fond of Mirror Entity. Many tribal decks locally have used it before and it gets insta-hated.
4 months ago
Ah,Mirror Entity is a great addon to a tribal deck ;D