Leeching Sliver

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon

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Leeching Sliver

Creature — Sliver

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

Leeching Sliver Discussion

stylejoker00 on Modern CoCo Slivers

2 months ago

Hey Eledain,

No worries, tribal decks can be confusing at times! I've played Merfolk, Humans, Spirits, Slivers, and more, so I get it. To answer your questions:

1) Creatures like Diffusion Sliver , Leeching Sliver , and Lavabelly Sliver stack depending on how many you have. To be more technical, each additional copy would trigger its own instance. For example, if you had two Diffusion Sliver s, your opponent would decided whether or not to pay the 2 mana for the first one, but they would still have to pay 2 more mana for the second one if they wanted their spell or ability to resolve. Likewise, if you had two Leeching Sliver s or Lavabelly Sliver s, each copy would trigger separately, so the first copy would do one damage, and then the second copy would do its one damage.

2) Crystalline Sliver only affects Slivers on the battlefield. Unless its text specifically mentions cards in the graveyard, like Silent Gravestone or Grafdigger's Cage , it won't give Slivers in the graveyard shroud. Dregscape Sliver will still work.

3) I usually board in Harmonic Sliver in matchups where I expect the opponent to almost always have artifacts or enchantments present, like Affinity, Hardened Scales, or Red Prison. I rarely side Aether Vial out if I'm on the play, but if I'm on the draw, it usually gets replaced, as Vial is significantly worse on the draw. However, in matchups like the above, I prefer having Harmonic Sliver even if it means occasionally having to nuke my own Vial, as taking care of Arcbound Ravager , Hardened Scales , or things like Ensnaring Bridge or Chalice of the Void is well worth it.

Hope that helps!

Eledain on Modern CoCo Slivers

2 months ago

Hey mate,

I have some (stupid) questions about slivers:

  1. I know that some Slivers (Give Lifelink, Vigilance, and so on) don't stack and some (all Slivers get +1/+1) do stack. But what about the likes of Diffusion Sliver , Leeching Sliver or the new Lavabelly Sliver . I always thought I know the rules pretty good for an amateur, but I'm really not sure anymore. :-) How can I identify if they stack or not?

  2. If I have a Crystalline Sliver on the battlefield, I can't target my own slivers. Am I right? But the new Dregscape Sliver should still work imho, shouldn't it?

  3. If your own Aether Vial is the only artifact or enchantment on the battlefield and you play your Harmonic Sliver you must destroy your own Vial? How do you handle this in the matchups where you side in Harmonic Sliver ?

Thanks in advance.

Doombeard1984 on The Queen's Egg

3 months ago

@Odysseus_97 and LVL_666, I am definitely going to be trialling Morophon, the Boundless . Would be mad not too.

Was hoping I could pick the Hives collective mind on something else. I'm thinking of putting Ghostflame Sliver and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon in my sliver deck Sliver Swarm. Probably replace Leeching Sliver and The Immortal Sun . Is this a combo/wrath effect worth playing?

Later hivelings

Non-Linear on I Love Slivers

6 months ago

I love slivers but you need different ways to get them out of the graveyard. My sliver deck and every other sliver deck I have every played is very slow and is a massive target to every other player. I recommend Nissa, Vital Force , or a Grave Betrayal .

If you have your commander Cryptolith Rite is not a good card for this deck because you can tutor for two other cards with the same exact effect. Winged Sliver is a little redundant you already have two other slivers with flying. Thorncaster Sliver is very expensive and Leeching Sliver has almost the same effect.

I would also add a Paradox Engine for its completely broken power. Paradox Engine + Manaweft Sliver + Sliver Overlord + Heart Sliver = All slivers in your deck

Flooremoji on Modern Slivers

7 months ago

Leeching Sliver is a great card, I would recommend at least two.

chromiumthemutable on Commander Slivers Budget

8 months ago

Galerider Sliver is good, but it's expensive. Leeching Sliver is another good one, and a good anti-boardwipe one is Pulmonic Sliver. Shadow Sliver is good, since no one uses the shadow mechanic anymore. Another similar one is Shifting Sliver.

chromiumthemutable on Commander Slivers Budget

8 months ago

Galerider Sliver is good, but it's expensive. Leeching Sliver is another good one, and a good anti-boardwipe one is Pulmonic Sliver. Shadow Sliver is good, since no one uses the shadow mechanic anymore. Another similar one is Shifting Sliver.

WhichKing on Sliver Queen EDH for fun

10 months ago

Great choice for your sliver commander! I know people like to use Hivelord for the indestructibility (but with exiling removal becoming more prominent its not as good as it seems) or Overlord for tutoring the same combos. Despite that I feel that the Queen is the strongest because she allows you to build your board without overextending.

Personally I feel that you should cut out all non-sliver creatures unless they provide something really unique to the game plan. I mean, Qasali Pridemage can be replaced with Harmonic Sliver. You can cut out your ramp creatures for land-based ramp since you are in green. Slivers are already susceptible to board wipes. Why exacerbate that with so many mana dorks?

You are also missing some MVP slivers. Venom Sliver and Toxin Sliver, Brood Sliver. Hibernation Sliver lets you protect choice slivers from wraths (including your commander!) I would actually use anthems to pump up your slivers, this way you can keep precious card slots for useful abilities. You don't need to waste slots on weenies cause your commander conjures them out of thin air.

The PWs may add an alternate route to victory but imo they don't really synergize with the sliver plan. Psionic Sliver can let your slivers one-shot a player. Thorncaster Sliver does something similar on attack. Leeching Sliver as well. If you add in the haste slivers, you can put in Living Death and Patriarch's Bidding as a powerful plan B.

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