Creature — Sliver
Whenever a Sliver you control attacks, defending player loses 1 life.
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|Magic 2015 (M15)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Leeching Sliver occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Leeching Sliver Discussion
3 months ago
Drakorya: sorry but i don't think aggro is an option for pioneer slivers. without the lords, they just aren't fast enough. you're relying entirely on Blur Sliver and Bonescythe Sliver both coming down (and staying out) in the same game if you wanna race. Leeching Sliver requires an all out attack to deal real damage, but then you're just gonna be ramming your 1/1's and 2/2's into your opponents big blockers.
3 months ago
The deck has been surprisingly fast in my initial testing. You lose some lords, but Metallic Mimic can be a pseudo-lord, and Leeching Sliver can close out games. Try playing my list against some of your tribal lists and see how it runs.
The deck is definitely weak to interaction, but I think it can race other decks. Just needs a decent sideboard plan for control match-ups, other than just boarding in Diffusion Sliver . The optimal build of the deck wouldn't run Eldritch Evolution either, that's just some jank I'm currently trying out to test Sliver Hivelord more often.
Obviously I'll need to test the deck properly on MTGO before I can come to any solid conclusions. Luckily the deck should be pretty cheap, especially online.
3 months ago
The deck is lacking in pump slivers beyond Predatory Sliver due to card legality in the format, which hurts the deck's power. In addition, I don't think the red slivers added do much to help the deck. Perhaps a switch to sultai by dropping Blur Sliver and Striking Sliver and adding Leeching Sliver and Syphon Sliver , and then switching out the manabase, could help. Might be wrong and it may be working fine but I don't know.
8 months ago
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!
8 months ago
I have some (stupid) questions about slivers:
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?
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.
9 months ago
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?
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Leeching Sliver is a great card, I would recommend at least two.