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Sliver creatures you control get +1/+1.
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Predatory Sliver Discussion
4 days ago
Having spent the last few years with a beat down style sliver deck, not only was it not as effective as I wanted it to be, it was also getting a little stale...time to spice things up a little! Another important factor, Overlord is fantastic but also very slow - as it turns out, an 8 mana/5 colour tutor isn't exactly efficient. With these thoughts in mind, I've decided to give the deck a significant overhaul with 2 goals in mind: improve reliability + increase shenanigans.
I've taken out most of the pump slivers in favour of a few effective combo slivers. I've also learned that I need some disruption to avoid the hive mind's mortal enemy - board wipes. Anyway, here's the change list:
Out: Aphetto Dredging, Constricting Sliver, Cryptolith Rite, Distant Melody, Horned Sliver, Magma Sliver, Megantic Sliver, Might Sliver, Predatory Sliver, Root Sliver, Shared Animosity, Synapse Sliver, Telekinetic Sliver, Thorncaster Sliver, Toxin Sliver, Ward Sliver
In: Basal Sliver, Blur Sliver, Commander's Sphere, Counterspell, Crypt Sliver, Darksteel Ingot, Disallow, Dormant Sliver, Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Paradox Engine, Quick Sliver, Swan Song, Voidslime, Wheel of Sun and Moon, Winged Sliver
I'm looking forward to seeing how this refreshed build performs.
1 week ago
1) Your slivers can't be countered if you vial them in
3) Doesnt require you to have all the colors of mana
3 weeks ago
Yeah I could have added on to that a bit, I'm getting 2x Wurmcoil Engines, a playset of Remands, a 1x Sundering Titan, and 1x Solemn Simulacrum with this as well. All of that is for a modern deck I'm building instead of infect which I'm postponing finishing for now to instead build something cheaper.
But we follow prices of the store Face to Face Games, not sure if you have heard of them however as they are a Canadian store. Wurmcoil Engines for example are about $19-20 CAD/ US $14. While the NM slivers go for about $50 CAD / $36-37 US, and i'm buying him the two chalices for $170 CAD / $125 US for those 10 cards in return.
I was using about $110 Cad/ $80 US store credit I had to pay towards this anyways from a bunch of standard stuff like a foil Chandra, Torch of Defiance, 3 Spirebluff Canals, a Craterhoof Behemoth, etc which was all stuff I was relatively not using so i'm not too sad too see them go to actually pay less of this myself.
Going between these prices all must seem a little confusing sorry about that, and while I didn't still didn't even list everything mentioned the trade is one I'm fine with as I was paying for a good chunk of it with store credit. But thank you for your concern anyways in suggesting the trade might not have been in my favour.
I was building Mono Blue Tron anyways if you have heard of the deck for modern, if your not aware it feature's Urza's Tower, Urza's Power Plant, and Urza's Mine along with Expedition Map to produce tons of mana quickly to play threats like Wurmcoil Engine and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. It features Treasure Mage which can find a variety of artifact cards like a 1x Platinum Angel, a Sundering Titan the 2x wurmcoils, and Mindslaver which you can use alongside Academy Ruins for some fun for you anyways. Then in the early turns you have Remand, Condescend, Spatial Contortion among other things to slow your opponent down and of course preventing them from killing you before you can play your threats.
I pretty much go to fnm each week for every format, I have a deck for standard, 2 decks for commander, this deck I'm working on for modern as well as my rather budget infect (The friend I mentioned after this trade is going to let me borrow the remainder of what I need for this Mono Blue tron deck at fnms until I either buy/trade for it or acquire my own pieces). Still need an Academy Ruins, a playset of the urza lands (have 1 tower though) and a Oblivion Stone.I as well have even a deck even for pauper ( Slivers featuring playsets of Muscle Sliver, Sinew Sliver, and Predatory Sliver and others bolstered by things like Rancor and Armadillo Cloak it's a lot of fun and is cheap :) ).
3 weeks ago
First of all thanks DarkestLight9 for commenting.
Second of all I have been aware of this problem from the getgo. However I just don't run into it that much in my meta. Although maybe I'll try and prepare better for it just in case. I already run Sinew Sliver and Predatory Sliver and Sliver Legion but maybe I'll consider adding the Coat of Arms and Megantic Sliver. Again thanks for commenting.
4 weeks ago
Also I would suggest using some of the temple duo lands rather than the ones you have as they do the same thing except you get to scry 1 as they enter, for example Temple of Epiphany or using some of the Kaladesh duo lands such as Inspiring Vantage
I'm guessing the only purpose for the snow-covered lands is because you can rather than for there being any real need for them?
1 month ago
1 month ago
If I understood your question correctly jmayle, if you were to convert this list into a modern deck then I think you'd be narrowing down your color choices to about two or three. If you want hard hitting aggro choices then focusing on wouldn't be a bad choice since you'd have access to Sinew Sliver, Sidewinder Sliver, Predatory Sliver, Gemhide and Manaweft Slivers. Then you could use support like Aether Vial and Collected Company to really ramp things up. Could splice in some to give evasion/protection options ala Galerider Sliver and/or Diffusion Sliver.
1 month ago
Well, the most important Slivers are the 2-mana lords - Sinew Sliver and Predatory Sliver - so I would suggest . If you really wanted to avoid one of those colours, I suppose you could fill the gaps with the all-lords - Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton - but I wouldn't advise it. Beyond that, I personally think the most irreplaceable Slivers are the 1-drops; gives you Galerider Sliver, which is amazing, and and give you Sidewinder Sliver and Striking Sliver respectively, which are pretty great. also gives you Diffusion Sliver and while it's no Crystalline Sliver, it's still pretty important for protecting your creatures.
Long story short, my opinion is that is the best overall choice.