Creature — Sliver
All Sliver creatures have shadow. (They can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
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Shadow Sliver Discussion
1 month ago
Slivers are a favorite of mine as well (take a look at some of my decks, if you want) and I enjoy seeing other takes on such decks for any format.
After looking through your list of cards for this deck, I have a few suggestions.
1) The Crystalline Sliver is a nice way of protecting your slivers from abilities and spells. However, since it give shroud, that also makes certain sliver abilities pointless. Two such abilities are from the Crypt Sliver and Opaline Sliver. These require a sliver to be targeted, but shroud prevents their use/effect. I would either remove the Crystalline or the other two and make room for some other slivers (probably ones in the sideboard).
2) The Shadow Sliver is a double-edged sword. Sure, slivers gain shadow and only other shadow creatures can block them. However, very few people (in my experience) use shadow creatures anymore. So, it seems more like a detriment to use the Shadow Sliver. I would consider swapping it for something else.
3) The Amoeboid Changeling works very well with the Sliver Overlord. Give an opponent's creature(s) all creature types (which includes Sliver) and then swipe it for yourself. However, this would be another reason to not include the Crystalline Sliver (can't swipe the creature if it has shroud). And, since the Changeling has all creature types itself, it would gain the benefits of all your other slivers as well.
4) Belbe's Portal and Cryptic Gateway are nice to have in a sliver deck. Search out that 5 or six cost sliver and either tap two slivers or pay 3 mana to bring it out. These artifacts help if you somehow don't have the right color(s) on hand for your slivers, but have enough to use the artifacts.
2 months ago
Hi there! Saw you liked Slivers, so I thought I'd stop by. Since your Commander is Sliver Legion and not Overlord, Hivelord, or Queen, it might be a good idea to run Frenetic Sliver. If someone board wipes (which is arguably a non-combo Sliver deck's largest weakness), Frenetic Sliver gives you a 50/50 chance to keep any creature you otherwise would not have been able to keep on board otherwise. Overlord can usually just tutor for Hivelord, Queen only really needs enchantments to win, and Hivelord has built-in Wrath resist. I think that Legion, the biggest, baddest, aggro-est one of them would need more ways to get around board wipes than the other Sliver Commanders. Frenetic Sliver can also be brought in with Collected Company, which is nice as well.
Taurean Mauler's slot could probably go to Frenetic Sliver, honestly. Sure, Mauler gets bigger, but with Legion, so does everything else. Is it really going to matter when your opponent is starting down a table of unblockable 10/10s if one of them is a 15/15? I don't imagine so, but that could just be me lol. Brood Sliver is also another alternative to be dropped- I took that one out of my list a long time ago because it was almost always win more and, if my board state wasn't already great, it did very little to help me during removal, counter spell, and sweeper-heavy games.
Shadow Sliver is great, but only good on kill turns. If someone fogs, destroys your Commander during combat (so your damage output is much less than anticipated and the opponent survives), you won't be able to block any creature that doesn't have shadow to stay alive. Horned Sliver gives trample for evasion and is much less risky for the same cost, for whatever that's worth.
There's my $.02 and an upvote from me, too.
2 months ago
It's CMC is 3, but Shadow Sliver would greatly help getting past a creature defense.
3 months ago
sepharus30 I was debating whether or not to put the shroud sliver in the deck and frankly it is still up for debate. however having 4 each of the Dormant Sliver and the Shadow Sliver gives the consistency of getting both out without having to search my deck for them, leaving my opponent unable to attack or defend with their slivers, while I am able to then attack with my other creatures.
The Metallic Sliver I'm not sure I understand why that would be useful in this deck. as if all the slivers on the field have shadow and defender it wouldn't be able to do anything?
3 months ago
I wouldn't play Homing Sliver, just way to slow and Screeching Sliver i would drop as well I can't imaging when I would ever board Screeching in. Telekinetic Sliver is also a hard sell, Shadow Sliver seems better.
3 months ago
Hidran, he's a good Sliver, but part of what's been making this deck tick has been my ability to commit to an attack fully, and still block/regenerate.
Shadow Sliver stops any kind of blocking.
3 months ago
+1 I have a similar deck in bant. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bant-sliver-hobos/I found Shadow Sliver to be really cool.
6 months ago
I love the idea AGGRO but i just wasn't pursuing that here. I really want to find a consistent turn 4 Sliver Legion. That was my real goal with this deck, but I will make a copy of this and do an AGGRO version because AGGRO is really my favorite style of play.
I do like the idea of keeping the mana curve low on this deck though. Getting rid of the Bonescythe Sliver's and replacing them with Shadow Sliver's is an excellent idea.