Leeching Sliver

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon

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Leeching Sliver

Creature — Sliver

Whenever a Sliver you control attacks, defending player loses 1 life.

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Leeching Sliver Discussion

herringtonr on Sliver Invasion

4 days 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.

herringtonr on Modern Slivers

5 days 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.

herringtonr on You guys like swarms of things, right?

5 days 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.

ramuzzini on The True Hive Mind

2 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.

TheNinjaPhoenix on The True Hive Mind

2 months ago

Arkheid - thanks for your suggestions!

I like the idea of running some reanimation, but we have lots of reanimation in the meta - so really Patriarch's Bidding + Volrath's Stronghold will usually do enough for me.

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.

Arkheid on The True Hive Mind

2 months ago

I'm not a fan of the Fungus Sliver and Dormant Sliver (defender is pretty bad in a aggro deck :/) Metallic Sliver isn't good in a edh, he take a slot for nothing

Leeching Sliver is a lesser version of Thorncaster Sliver, you can keep both of them, but idk if it's worth-it

Ah,Mirror Entity is a great addon to a tribal deck ;D

calvinwarning on Sliver Storm

3 months ago

I would try to add in Collected Company. I don't know if you'd like to cut Aether Vial for it but CoCo would hit almost every creature in your deck. That being said you may not want to if you want to run Sliver Hivelord and Sliver Legion because you may potentially put them on the bottom of your library. Homing Sliver could be a solution to that though, or you could cut Hivelord and Legion altogether or even just move them to your sideboard. Also Leeching Sliver, Venom Sliver, and Sidewinder Sliver are good cards to consider.

calvinwarning on Modern Slivers

3 months ago

I like Leeching Sliver a lot because it deals direct life loss so I look at it like another sliver lord. Phantasmal Image is also nice since it can copy a lord too, but it's fragile. Other than that you might want to consider adding something like Sidewinder Sliver for a one drop that weakens blockers.

Cheers.

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