Shadow Sliver


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Shadow Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Sliver creatures have shadow. (They can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)

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multimedia on newbie sliver EDH

5 months ago

Hey, as a starting point for a budget Slivers deck this looks good.

My advice to make the deck more competitive includes four main suggestions: upgrade the Slivers, upgrade the manabase, take more advantage of indestructible and being able to within reason because of five colors play any budget supporting spell in Magic.


If this advice is helpful than I have more advice about upgrading the manabase, taking more advantage of indestructible and good support spells. Would you like me to continue with more advice?

Good luck with your deck.

Lucky_Dutch on

9 months ago

And you dont need to:) basic lands could work just fine.

You could use some duel lands and cards like Mana Confluence and Ancient Ziggurat aren't that expensife.

You dont need Door of Destinies instead use Coat of Arms

i use Cavern of Souls and Aether Vial not only because there great cards, but the creatures play with it cant be counterd.

Swan Song is a good replacement for your sourcery's

You dont need 2 extra Gemhide Sliver add some extra +1+1 sliver like Sinew Sliver at least 4.

Another good card against blue controll would be Diffusion Sliver.

Shadow Sliver is good but i would swap them out for an extra Galerider Sliver and Striking Sliver Also you need 2 Sliver Hivelord angainst burn and bordwipe.

I actualy dont need the Sliver Legion its in basic just a coat of arms but i have them.

I dont know if you are from europe, but if you are the cards you need go realy cheap on Magic Card market.

KIngWiggins on Sliver Commander Help

11 months ago

Honestly, just finding slivers that fit your needs is always helpful.

Evasion is always nice -
Galerider Sliver
Winged Sliver
Shifting Sliver
Much more risky Shadow Sliver

Sliver Lords:
Muscle Sliver
Might Sliver
Sinew Sliver

Tools -
Homing Sliver
Hibernation Sliver, especially useful for saving slivers that are targeted.

And my favorite combo piece and honorary sliver, Amoeboid Changeling is a must. He makes opponents threats into slivers and Overlord can steal them.

As a sliver EDH player, I can tell you that tons of slivers will be useful, but the ones I said are the ones I often tutor for, along with, as Mind said, good old Meathooks, Crystaline sliver.

marcus1679 on

1 year 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.

PookandPie on The Sliver Legion

1 year 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.

uth_matar on The Best Possible Sliver Deck.

1 year ago

It's CMC is 3, but Shadow Sliver would greatly help getting past a creature defense.

TheWrongBunny on Anti-Sliver Slivers

1 year 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?

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