Leeching Sliver

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander 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

cdkime on legacy sliver

2 weeks ago
  • Hibernation Sliver is a great option for preventing your Slivers from being sent to the graveyard.

  • I would recommend four copies of Galerider Sliver, to maximize your chances of playing it on your first mana.

  • Aether Vial is absurdly good in Slivers. You fill your deck with a bunch of 2 mana Slivers, get two counters on Aether Vial, and then throw out a free Sliver each turn.

  • Leeching Sliver is great. You get free damage through, even if your Slivers are blocked. If you have multiple copies in play, the abilities stack, creating absurd amounts of life-loss.

cdkime on

2 weeks ago

I am mostly going to agree with MrJohny--with the exception of Goblins, Slivers are the most aggressive tribe in the game. I am a huge fan of unusual deck arctypes, and would love to see a Sliver deck taken in a more control-oriented direction.

This deck, however, is not that. As MrJohny pointed out, you have no way of winning. Slivers have incredible ramp with Manaweft Sliver, allowing you to play fairly significant win conditions. Sliver Legion or Sliver Queen would make for powerful finishers.

If you want to go full control, Hibernation Sliver is a great option, as it allows you to save your Slivers from removal. Personally, I think it is a vastly better option than Diffusion Sliver, as it also protects against boardwipes. That said, you are running a lot of damage-dealing lands, so you might not have the health for it. Cutting a few colours from your deck would mitigate this some.

On the more aggressive side of things, I want to add Galerider Sliver and Leeching Sliver to MrJohny's suggestions. A one-drop that gives all your creatures evasion is absurd, and the additional damage Leeching Sliver provides, even if your creatures are blocked, can add up quickly.

Phantasmal Image does not work well with Diffusion Sliver, since they can still cast a spell, and it will remove Phantasmal Image, regardless of whether the spell resolves.

ZendikariWol on Ultimate Slivers Theme Deck

3 weeks ago

So first off, slivers CAN be good and not broken. The key is which you use. To achieve this end, here are a few slivers that would create a more solid gameplay experience but have an at least okay deck. I can help with the others too, but for now we'll talk about this.

Anything that just buffs the team: Predatory Sliver, Megantic Sliver, Might Sliver, Battle Sliver, Armor Sliver and Barbed Sliver, Blade Sliver, Bonesplitter Sliver, Muscle Sliver, and Sinew Sliver are all pretty cool, but a standout for me, a SUPER fun sliver to play: Firewake Sliver.

Abilities that aren't too broken include Blur Sliver, Belligerent Sliver, Cautery Sliver, Gemhide Sliver and Manaweft Sliver, Groundshaker Sliver, Heart Sliver, Leeching Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Quick Sliver, Reflex Sliver, Sentinel Sliver, Striking Sliver, Syphon Sliver, Two-Headed Sliver, Venom Sliver.

Consider making this deck pauper? It would probably limit it enough to be fair.

Rythven-Fang on Sliver optimization help

3 weeks ago

cdkime, Heart Sliver might work, but I think Leeching Sliver is going to be the direction I focus most of my testing on. Thanks for the suggestions, they certainly help.

cdkime on Sliver optimization help

3 weeks ago

Heart Sliver is a must. Leeching Sliver is another solid option, and will punch through damage, even if they have blockers.

Gemhide Sliver is another option, but probably unnecessary--all your slivers are 1 or 2 mana, so additional ramp does not provide you much utility--any sliver you tap for mana is a sliver you are not attacking with, and that seems a bit wasted.

Pieguy396 on Sliver Rush

2 months ago

Hey there! Unfortunately, Brood Sliver and Temple of the False God aren't Modern legal. Have you considered Battle Sliver, Leeching Sliver, or Might Sliver?

LVL_666 on Sliver Overlord

3 months 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:

Honorable mention: Sword of Feast and Famine + Aggravated Assault. This is always a good combo for an aggro deck.

herringtonr on Best Modern Slivers

4 months 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.

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