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Sidewinder Sliver

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Sidewinder Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Sliver creatures have flanking. (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks a Sliver, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)

Sidewinder Sliver Discussion

Chandra585 on Forgotten Mechanics You'd Like to ...

4 months ago

Actually, I also like Flanking ( Sidewinder Sliver ) because as an aggro player, I like it when my 1/1s trade up.

scapegoat_tom on Budget Modern Competitive Slivers

6 months ago

Darth_Savage I've finally managed to put this deck together IRL and will start playing it soon. I will hold off on accepting or passing on your suggestions until I've had some real world results. That said I do already happen to have a play set of Sidewinder Sliver and a couple of Two-Headed Sliver in a binder so if I do make the switch it will be quick and painless.

Darth_Savage on Budget Modern Competitive Slivers

7 months ago

The only change I'd make is Sentinel Sliver to Two-Headed Sliver and Striking Sliver to Sidewinder Sliver, I think menace and flanking are probably more relevant than vigilance and first strike. Honorable mentions Metallic Mimic and Throne of the God-Pharaoh could work. Hope this helps, have fun brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on Sliver Beat Down

7 months ago

Fun fact Sinew Sliver, Two-Headed Sliver and Sidewinder Sliver might be old but they are modern legal and honestly preferable to Thorncaster Sliver or Megantic Sliver. A good sideboard sliver would be Harmonic Sliver for obvious reasons. I'd also suggest Metallic Mimic, Throne of the God-Pharaoh and a couple of copies of Unclaimed Territory could be good.

Hope this is of help, have fun with your brew.

Valengeta on Budget Slivers

9 months ago

My advice is to stick with a White and Green deck, you have the base slivers there like Sinew Sliver, Muscle Sliver, Brood Sliver, Horned Sliver, Bonescythe Sliver, Gemhide Sliver, Ward Sliver, Might Sliver, Manaweft Sliver, Essence Sliver and Sidewinder Sliver there, plus some more but these are the greatest ones for me. With them you can splash more colors to use Crystalline Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Sliver Queen, Sliver Legion, Sliver Overlord and Sliver Hivelord, which are the ones with most value in my opinion outside Selesnya colors, although there are some good ones too in Blue and Red. Metallic Sliver is a good and cheap body but with no abilities of its own. Also get non-creatures spells that allow you to draw, tutor or fix your hand/deck for more creatures, as well as things to protect said creatures from boardwipes and individual kill spells. Check my sliver deck to get a more accurate idea of what I'm saying please Merciless Aliens

LVL_666 on Sliver Swarm

10 months ago

Hmm...so this is a pet peeve of mine so take it worth a grain of salt but -always make your deck description as detailed as possible. As I'm looking at your deck and what you wrote here my only guess is that your game plan is to swing wide, and swing often. However, your deck doesn't seem to exactly have alot of focus to that end. You include some slivers with parasitic mechanics and/or (in my opinion) don't function well when there is only a "one of":

These Slivers are bad inclusions in an EDH deck because their abilities don't have much direct interaction with the other creatures in your deck. Additionally, when there is only one copy of them out on the battlefield their presence doesn't really make much of an impact - case in point Frenzy Sliver. With only one in play, your Slivers will only deal +1/+0 if they get through. That's it. If you had 4, that changes dramatically to +4/+0 - forcing the opponent to always block if possible. Can you honestly say that there is a situation where you would want to tutor for one of the previously mentioned creatures? Again, this is all my own opinion - but I would cut these Slivers for additional spells or permanents that could support you, but more on that later.

The inclusion of non-slivers is a bad choice given your commander. Overlord is designed to enable you to tutor for whatever answer you need. If that answer isn't a Sliver and is a creature - then what's the point of having Overlord as your commander? Speaking of lack of inclusions - why not have Amoeboid Changeling? It's a Sliver, and it interacts directly with Overlord's 2nd ability enabling you to steal enemy commanders. That's more of a control oriented play, but is a Overlord staple.

I'm starting to think that maybe you should swap out commanders for ether Sliver Hivelord or Sliver Legion. Your deck, as it is currently built seems to support a more aggro playstyle - which is completely viable within Slivers. Including the previously mentioned, I would cut the following cards:

Now, what cards do I think you could use?:

Sorry to write you a whole book lol, but those were my thoughts. Please let me know what you think and when your tournament is. I look forward to your response! Also, here's a +1 for you!

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