Sinew Sliver

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Sinew Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Sliver creatures get +1/+1.

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Sinew Sliver Discussion

luin on 9 degrees of Flanking

1 month ago

Oops I meant Sinew Sliver obviously.

JAPuckett85 on A Hive of Slivers

1 month ago

I have a sliver deck as well & will make a few suggestions if i may? Crystalline Sliver is by far the best sliver ever printed, imo, but he is not legal in Modern- & the next best thing is Diffusion Sliver! Diffusion Sliver &/or Opaline Sliver are crucial to playing slivers, since targeted removal is a sliver-deck's greatest enemy.. & unlike many sliver-abilities, their abilities actually stack, so with 2 Diffusion Slivers in play, a Path to Exile or Fatal Push or Lightning Bolt would cost FIVE mana just to take out one of your slivers.. I see you have 2 Diffusion Sliver, but since he is so important to keep your engine going, i personally prefer to run 3 of them (they are not aggressive enough to run 4x though, imo). Sentinel Sliver is amazing, & i would recommend 2x in every sliver deck! You can even attack, then use tapping abilities during 2nd Main Phase, effectively giving you a 2nd turn in comparison to running without him. Megantic Sliver is a total game-changer, and i have found 2x Megantic to be very very good. I run 4x Manaweft to be able to cast him, though, plus 1x Gemhide Sliver. Groundshaker Sliver is pretty bad.. I think Battering Sliver is actually better, but he is pretty bad too, imo.. I would cut them in fvor of Megantic Sliver. For a mana-base, 4x Sliver Hive is worth every penny, and 4 Ancient Ziggurat is nearly the same thing for about $1 (that is if you cut some of the sorceries, which i would personally cut all of them in favor of more slivers!). I think Spinneret Sliver is pretty terrible when you could be running Galerider Sliver as a 1-drop with a better ability. Predatory Sliver should be a 4-of, as should Sinew Sliver, which i am surprised to not see here. With 4x Venom Sliver, i would definitely recommend running at least 2x each of Striking Sliver & Bonescythe Sliver!! Another good card to run with the deathtouch is Quilled Sliver, though i wouldn't run more than 1-2 since his targets are limited to attacking/blocking creatures. Blur Sliver is ok, but i have found that cutting him is better- by the time you cast him, you should have other slivers in play, and every single sliver gives its ability to every other sliver, with or without the haste. I would rather give the slivers already in play more abilities instead of giving the cards yet to be played the ability to do the SAME THING as all the other slivers one turn earlier . Since it doesn't help with Predatory/Sinew's ability, i would cut Hardened Scales in favor of something like Collected Company. Harmonic Sliver is a must-have sideboard card, and i run 1x in my mainboard as well. Remember that Virulent Sliver has POISONOUS 1, not Infect- what this means is that your pump spells don't add any additional poison counters to your opponent; each sliver will only give them one poison counter when it connects (unless the pump is from Double Strike! More reason to play Bonescythe Sliver! That would double the poison counters as well). Anyways, sorry for the rant, but hopefully I've given you some ideas! I love slivers!! A couple more fun slivers as 1-ofs are Pulmonic Sliver and Telekinetic Sliver.. so many awesome abilities! Check out my Slivershod deck! My nephew played my Sliver deck against me with my Zombie deck and ended up swinging at me with 150+ damage at once, with Flying, Deathtouch, Double Strike, Lifelink, Indestructible, & a Diffusion Sliver!! That just shows how insanely out of hand they can get if they go un-checked. Good luck!

gnelson56 on Sliver modern

1 month ago

Add Mutavault and move to shock lands with Swamps in them Godless Shrine, look into Verdant Catacombs also with mana fixing

I'd also look into getting 4 of each sliver lord Sedge Sliver Predatory Sliver and Sinew Sliver, works great for extra damage with Collected Company or Aether Vial

Most games I play with mine, I've main boarded 4 Necrotic Sliver and 3 Diffusion Sliver, it makes removal a breeze for you and almost impossible against your opponent.

Blur Sliver is also a great addition, combos with Manaweft Sliver to drop your hand and/or swing hard

Forkbeard on Sliver Overlord: Slivers Gone Wild

1 month ago

Thanks for the lengthy comment + feedback GMD_1090, I appreciated the advice! Here's my stream of consciousness thoughts on the suggestions...

Opaline Sliver is decent, but it's card draw effect is conditional on my slivers being targeted. Sure it's a handy deterrent, but it kind of goes against what I want to be doing with the deck (e.g. getting Crystalline Sliver out). Dormant Sliver comes into play when I'm ready to assemble the pieces and draw my deck FTW. He's an awesome combo piece and the defender factor is irrelevant because he'll be sac'd or bounced when the time is right (see the 'shenanigans' portion of the deck description for more detail there).

Animar, Soul of Elements is an amazing card and general, but seems unnecessary. The minor cost reduction is nice, but my avg. CMC is already pretty low and my ramp options are working out as is. He'd just be a beater with no evasion that doesn't synergize with the rest of the deck. Even though she's off theme, Bloom Tender is a great mana dork. If I had one kicking around, I'd consider slapping it in here.

You know, you're not wrong about the mini-lords. The more the deck evolves, the more they're not really necessary. I will definitely consider replacing Muscle Sliver + Sinew Sliver.

I used to run Thorncaster Sliver in here but ended up removing him in favour of combo sliver options. In my experience he wasn't that effective and if Sliver Queen is out, odds are I'm going to be combo'ing without the need for the thorn plings.

I also used to run Magma Sliver and although he looks great on paper, in practice he wasn't so powerful and I could never make good use of him. Firewake Sliver's secondary ability is irrelevant - he's in here for redundancy as another haste enabler.

I like your idea of Dictate of Erebos! I hadn't thought of that card in this deck...Interesting.

Cryptolith Rite is an awesome card and is already in here. Prismatic Omen is also great, but I ended up swapping it out at some point thanks to having an abundance of colour fixing in here already.

I've been playing the deck for years and have the strategies pinned down. Over time it's evolved from a 'go wide' aggro sliver horde to more of a combo oriented deck. Beyond the amazing synergy of the sliver tribe, the thing I like most is the sheer variety in the deck - lots & lots of evil ways to take out your opponents. I still enjoy fine tuning it and I definitely appreciate the opportunity to talk about different deck ideas/philosophies so thanks for that!

LeaPlath on Slivers change

1 month ago

Like, I don't get why you aren't just playing the good ones? Muscle Sliver. Sinew Sliver. Predatory Sliver. Each of those is better as a 4 of than a 2/2 changling.

Have you seen the proper Meathooks deck?

Lucky_Dutch on Taste the Rainbow (kind of)

2 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.

zrogers8 on Sliverbomb

2 months ago

Awesome deck! I love Sliver Legion, Sinew Sliver, Sedge Sliver, and Predatory Sliver being used to strengthen your other slivers. Also, I like your land choices and Manaweft Sliver also being used to get all five colors needed for this deck. However I recommend Sliver Hive be used so you can get both mana and slivers if you need. Also, I recommend Diffusion Sliver in your sideboard if you are going against a control deck. I will be adding Sliver Legion to my sliver deck.+1 upvote!

Rzepkanut on Sliver Deck

3 months ago

I would load up on Harmonic Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Sinew Sliver, Predatory Sliver, Gemhide Sliver ...and Sliver Hivelord is also very powerful. I would cut Toxin Sliver, Spined Sliver, Horned Sliver, and Darkheart Sliver. If you have the money 4x Aether Vial is a bit of an investment, but they go in any Modern aggro deck not just Slivers. Good luck!

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