Sliver Hive

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Tokens

Sliver Hive

Land

: Add to your mana pool.

: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast a Sliver spell.

, : Put a 1/1 colorless Sliver creature token onto the battlefield. Activate this ability only if you control a Sliver.

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Sliver Hive Discussion

cdkime on Custom Set Based on Nordic ...

1 week ago

I agree completely with the assessment the land is too powerful. Three mana, even colourless mana, is just a whole lot, even if limited to a certain tribe.

Further, it places limits on your deckbuilding. Because this land exists, you have to consider it when costing all your Valkyrie creatures--inevitably this ends with your being forced to overcost the creatures for what you receive.

Finally, it seems like it would be quite fitting for a realm reached via a rainbow bridge to be a "rainbow land" (i.e. a land that produces any colour land). If I were designing this card, I would look toward the best single-tribe land ever printed, Sliver Hive. I would probably go with something like this:

Asgard, Enclosure of the Aesir (I'm ignoring how silly of a name this is--if anyone is following along who is not familiar with their Old Norse, the literal reading would be "Enclosure of the Aesir, Enclosure of the Aesir").

: Add . (Wizards is eliminating "to your mana pool" with Dominaria).

: Add one mana of any color. Spend this mana only to cast a Valkyrie spell.

, , Sacrifice a creature: Put a 3/3 white Valkyrie creature token with flying onto the battlefield. Activate this ability only if you control a Valkyrie.

This thematically fits with the idea of a Valkyrie taking a slain soul to the


As a sidebar since I was already looking at your lands in more depth, your Valhalla land should probably not use the word "Realm" in its name. Realm has a very specific connotation in Norse cosmology.

I'd also be sorely tempted to do a mini tron with Valhalla and Folkvangr, since the two are paired in the mythology.

Delta-117 on The Queen's Egg

2 weeks ago

Glad to see your a fan of the wonderous hive also k_drake. I also happen to have a Sliver Overlord deck of my own, although mine is still a lot cheaper. Keep in mind however that LVL_666 has also chosen to bling out this deck nearly entirely, and thus the price you see on here is much more than what it would could actually be with a non-foil, non-masterpiece/expedition version of the decklist.

The first and most obvious things to avoid would be the original duals, (i.e Underground Sea, Volcanic Island, Tropical Island etc...), next you make do without Mana Crypt, Cavern of Souls, Wheel of Fortune, Yawgmoth's Will, and Mana Drain which should bring the deck down by a huge margin.

There's is such a vast amount of lands to choose from that could be suitable early on, including: the vivid cycle (Vivid Crag, Vivid Grove), the tri-lands (Seaside Citadel, Savage Lands, Jungle Shrine, and so on), then there's ones I use to use like Transguild Promenade, Exotic Orchard, Forbidden Orchard, Rupture Spire, Evolving Wilds / Terramorphic Expanse, Ash Barrens (highly recommend), and the panorama cycle (Bant Panorama, Jund Panorama, Esper Panorama, etc).

You can then make use out of the signets, Golgari Signet, Izzet Signet, etc) and perhaps use most of the combinations (prioritize the ones that have green). Anyways I know I have told you a Lot of information to read and consider, and so let me give you a good visual of what a starting point could look like:


A Study In Slivers: Toolkit Sliver Commander

Commander / EDH TolarianCommunityCollege

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This deck by the Professor I do recommend you consider as a base, and from there start as I have done, which was slowly acquire all the slivers (and imo minus the queen, and legion at least at first), I actually was quite fortunate to receive most of the slivers needed for my list from a friend who had their very own Sliver Overlord deck and he sold/traded me eventually most of it as he was getting out of commander. I picked up stuff like Gemhide Sliver, Manaweft Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Harmonic Sliver, Heart Sliver, Galerider Sliver and Crystalline Sliver if I recall first by cash and standard trades.

Then I got a few things like a Chromatic Lantern, Merciless Eviction, Heartstone, and Training Grounds for more additions. Eventually I started with getting the shocks and fetches (the khans fetches are cheaper) again the cheaper ones like Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills, Temple Garden, Overgrown Tomb, Hallowed Fountain, and worked my way up having more than half of them (I'm currently only missing 3 fetches and 3 shocklands).

I got my Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion from the same friend who took apart his sliver list (it's unfortunate he sold it's entire manabase and then just kept the slivers before I even met him at my lgs though), after I had all the rest of the creatures and up until that point I focused more on an aggro/voltron strategy. I bought him some very pricey modern staples (2x Chalice of the Void before there reprint and traded an Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger for these 2 slivers and to nearly finish a whole deck to play for modern :)

You can then later like i'm soon about to do myself soon I think, start to buy things like a Mana Crypt, Mana Drain, Demonic Tutor, Wheel of Fortune, etc to make the deck more competitive.To give you an idea where i'm at, here's my decklist (I'm missing 16 cards in all from it) also that's cheaper than what you see here:


Sliver Overlord EDH

Commander / EDH* Delta-117

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I did not exactly plan on writing essentially a book on this for you lol, and so I apoligize. In summary start by acquiring if you don't already own any these above suggested lands, and start acquiring all the slivers you can, I recommend get ones like Sliver Hivelord, Diffusion Sliver and or Crystalline Sliver, Blur Sliver, Gemhide Sliver + Manaweft Sliver, Bonescythe Sliver, Syphon Sliver, Heart Sliver, Harmonic Sliver, Galerider Sliver + Winged Sliver, and others like Predatory Sliver, Sinew Sliver, Muscle Sliver all of which are pretty cheap. Then you will want Chromatic Lantern, plenty of signets, Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, maybe the newly reprinted Coalition Relic which is a bit cheaper now. Then start upgrading the manabase(Mana Confluence, City of Brass, Unclaimed Territory, Sliver Hive, Ancient Ziggurat are all a good start. Then go with maybe getting the filterlands which thankfully have been reprinted and are now a lot cheaper,(Flooded Grove, Twilight Mire,...) and the shocks/fetches prioritizing the ones for green like Breeding Pool, Overgrown Tomb, Windswept Heath, Wooded Foothills because you will want green I would say more than any of your colours to cast stuff like Manaweft Sliver + Gemhide Sliver, Kodama's Reach/Rampant Growth/Cultivate etc. Once you have most if not all of the slivers and the mana base then you can go back to refining the deck with medium to high end upgrades like Mana Crypt, Volrath's Stronghold, Demonic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Pact of Negation, and such. Personally in my case i'm refraining from the original duels for budget reasons myself as I can't ever see myself getting enough use out of them to make them worth it fully. Anyways I hope this gives you lots to think about!

(Final note), consider Spirit of Resistance at least initially if you think you can either protect it with counterspells or in a meta where enchantment removal won't be an issue :)

colton815 on Slivers

2 weeks ago

it really just looks like you copied the other guys sliver deck. if you wanna run Collected Company, you need 24 lands. if you can afford it, replace Sliver Hive with Cavern of Souls. cut Unclaimed Territory and Ancient Ziggurat for more fetchlands and shocklands. neither of those 2 help you get green mana for Collected Company, blue mana for Phantasmal Image (which you should also be using), or black mana to regenerate with if you have a Sedge Sliver. bump up Aether Vial to 4 and cut Dismember. dont use a full playset of any sliver whose effect does not stack. cut Homing Sliver. the rest largely depends on your local meta.

note that if your local meta uses a lot of targeted removal, Diffusion Sliver stacks, and Phantasmal Image can copy it.

Gattison on Magicallica: The Five-Color Album

4 weeks ago

This a musical catalogue of parodies of rock/metal songs about Magic: The Gathering.

My sense of humor may not be for everyone, because sometimes I make fun of myself and portray myself as an extremely socially inept and unsportsmanlike player. So, idk, be warned. Or enjoy, whatever you're into!

Dark Side of the Blood Moon

The following is a parody of "Dirty Water," by The Standells.

I'm gonna tell you a story
I'm gonna tell you about Islands
I'm gonna tell you a big fat story, Tammy
Aw, it's all about Islands

Yeah, put down an Island
Put down an Island and tap for (Aw, that's what's happenin' Tammy)
Casting a merfolk
Along with serpents, wizards, and sphinxes (Aw, but they're cool creatures)

Well I love that salty water
Oh, Island, you're my home (Oh, you're the number one basic)

Frustrate opponents (I mean they're frustrated)
Have me down to twelve before I start (oh, it's just a game)
Now I'm wishin' and a-hopin' (oh)
That just once they would not block (I like to save bounces for after my baby landwalks around)

But I love that salty water
Oh, Island, you're my home (oh, yeah)

Because I love that salty water
Oh, Island, you're my home (oh, yeah)
Well, I love that salty water (I love it, baby)
I love that salty water (I love Islands)
I love that salty water (Have you heard about the Morphling?)
I love that salty water (He's super, man, super, man)
I love that salty water (Ow)
I love that salty water (Come on, come on)

The Following is a parody of "Baba O'Riley," by The Who.

Out here in the Wastes
I cast and I play
I wait like Spike before I swing out
I don't need to pay
The full CMC
Foundry Inspector gives me a discount

Don't scry
Don't raise your life
It's only basics

Jenny discard your hand
Sac' everything but your lands
Put out a beater
Never mind what I'm holding
The "late-game" is here
Thought-Knot Seer
Go get my commander
Before the turn is over

basics
It's only basics
basics
Oh, oh
basics
But no Wasteland!

The following is a parody of "We Care a Lot," by Faith No More

We share a lot
We share a lot
We share a lot, we share colors like , , , and
We share a lot, we share mechanics like flying, trample and lifelink
We share a lot, we share deathtouch and first strike, and double strike
We share a lot, we share too much, they say, down in the Sliver Hive, yeah

(Oh-oh-oh-oh) Oh, it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it
Oh, it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it

We share a lot
We share a lot
We share a lot, we share our syphons and our bonescythes and our essence
We share a lot, we share four times as much as you, that's why we're better
We share a lot, we share abilities like " to regenerate"
We share a lot, we share things like "+1/+1 for each one of us in play," YEAH!

Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (3x)
(repeat 1x)

We share a lot
We share a lot
We share a lot, we share our sacrifices for the mana pool
We share a lot, we share the same turn-ons that's how we make the brood
We share a lot, we share mana
We share a lot, we share fortune
We share a creature type, now don't slivers look like fun?
We share a lot, we share the battlefield with ourselves and no one else
We share a lot, we share the graveyard with the goblins and the elves
We share a lot, we share with little slivers and big slivers too
We share a lot, if you're a sliver then we'll share with you too, YEAH!

Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (3x)
(repeat 3x)
Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (Oh-oh-oh-oh)
Well it's a dirty deck but someone's gotta play it (2x)
If it's a parody then Gattison'll write it

The following is a parody of "Suck My Kiss," by Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

Well I'm keeping
Yeah... aw yeah [2x]
Tap me!

Shoulda' been, coulda' been, woulda' been dead
If didn't forget to extort my friends
I play what I play
Most planeswalkers don't play my way
Aw, Timmy, think you are
Boltin' my face, I'll use my charm
Someone from Jund better Inquisition
Little ol' me cuz I'm runnin' pump
Brewed ver-y, unfair
Most planeswalkers like salt on theirs
Aw, Timmy, not prepared
Cast Soul Kiss and pay my share

Hit me, you can't hurt me
Cast Mimic
Edge of the Divinity
Cast Soul Kiss
Is Johnny playing dirty?
Give to me sweet sacred nips
Your face was made to suck my kiss

Swing at me can't you see all my blockers T-A-P'ed
He or she falls into my scheme
Combat trick me?
They been countin' charms but I still got these
Aw, Timmy, lifelink too
I would scoop and drop now if I was you
T-A-P-P-I-N-G
Swing-a-swing at me cuz I'm at eighty
Mid-game is my
Late-game so I'm swingin' out
Aw, Timmy, sideboard out
Those Pyroblasts I do allow

Hit me, you can't hurt me
Cast Mimic
Block me or do not block me
It's just nips
Is Johnny playing dirty?
Give to me pets with flying
My deck was made to cast Soul Kiss

Shoulda' been, coulda' been, woulda' been dead
If didn't get the Mimic on the battlefield
I play what I play
Most planeswalkers don't play my way
Aw, Timmy, think you are
Boltin' my face, I'll use my charm
Someone from Jund better Inquisition
Little ol' me cuz I'm runnin' pump
Brewed ver-y, unfair
Most planeswalkers like salt on theirs
Aw, Timmy, not prepared
Cast Soul Kiss and pay my share

Hit me, you can't hurt me
Cast Mimic
Edge of the Divinity
Cast Soul Kiss
Is Johnny playing dirty?
Give to me sweet sacred life
Your deck was made to suck to mine

The following is a parody of "Mountain Song," by Jane's Addiction.

Puttin' down a Mountain
One of many goblins
Everybody has - their own win-con
Everybody has - their own win-con
Hold it in hand
Until you cast
Jumping right out my deck
Cuz I'm
Cast it!

Cast it now, honey
Cast it now
Cast it now, baby
Cast it now, honey
Cast it you Tim
Cast it now, baby
Go, go, go, go-go

I was puttin' down a Mountain
Met a planeswalker named Spike
We had different opinions
Had different opinions
He was holding it back
And doin' math
Dumpin' out my whole deck
Cuz' I'm
You better cast it!

Cast it now, honey
Cast it now
Cast it now, baby (Yeah!)
Cast it now, honey
Cast it you Tim
Cast it now, baby
Go, go, go, go-go

The following is a parody of "Rebel Rebel," by David Bowie.

Tu tu tu-tu tu tu-tutor [repeat 3x]

You've got your general in the zone
Not sure if you should Medallion or Horn
Hey Plains-walker, your deck looks
Hey Plains-walker, F-N-M tonight
You like , and I like tribal
We like Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero
You love brews when they're 99 tools
You want answers you want them soon
They say filthyc4suals are wrong
You tutor things, and then respond

Rebel Rebel, with your toolbox deck
Rebel Rebel, your face is a target
Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?
, : I love rebels!

Don't ya?
Tu tu tu-tu tu tu-tutor

You've got your general in the zone
Not sure if you should Medallion or Horn
Hey Plains-walker, your deck looks
Hey Plains-walker, F-N-M tonight
You like , and I like tribal
We like Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero
You love brews when they're 99 tools
You want answers you want them soon
They say filthyc4suals are wrong
You tutor things, and then respond

Rebel Rebel, with your toolbox deck
Rebel Rebel, your face is a target
Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?
, : I love rebels!

Don't ya?
No?
Tu tu tu-tu tu tu-tutor [repeat 2x]

Rebel Rebel, with your toolbox deck
Rebel Rebel, your face is a target
Rebel Rebel, How Could They Know?
, : I love rebels!

You've played your deck, playmat's a mess
Not enough room for all of these responses
They've got their Vampiric and Demonic Tutors
But I got more ways to search than the Gatherer's features
You wanna wait there while I shuffle again, like I do
Cuz' I got the tech
Somewhere in what's left of my deck
Because your face is a target
So how could they know?
I said, how could they know?

So what you wanna know?
Metallic Mimic, Mimic, Mimic
Do I got a Sun Titan?
Well, of course, I do, looks like you got one, too
Cuz' you play a deck
And your playmat's a mess
Ooo, your face is a target
Ooo, ooo, so how could they know?
Hah, hah, how could they know?
Hah, hah

KINGofORESKOS on

1 month ago

First things first, slivers are a 5 color species, so...have 2 colors severely limits your possibilities. I could give you a lot more advice if you expand your colors. Sliver Hive is always nice, no matter the colors. Any land that enters tapped is not good in an aggressive sliver deck, so definitely remove those. Maybe some tribal anthems such as Coat of Arms, Door of Destinies (Sliver Legion doesn't fit your colors). Manaweft Sliver is great for ramping, and Constricting Sliver is much better than Journey to Nowhere. Nice deck, hope my suggestions help, and consider expanding the colors.

Jaysterbaby on Looking for Cards to Block ...

1 month ago

Thanks for everyone's reply wow greatly appreciate it.

I have every Sliver out there so I like the Sliver Hive and Necrotic Sliver idea except it takes 5 mana just to create one 1/1 sliver. His unblockables are only 1 mana cost and can get them out right away.

I do like Gideon of the Trials as well for a 3 cost and Maze of Ith seems useful as well for me. the Instant and Sorcery cards are nice but they are only a one time use. It would be nice to have something permanent on the field to help with the situation

MagicMarc on Looking for Cards to Block ...

1 month ago

You did not mention a format this is for but there are other ways to keep his creatures off of you. Even with slivers. Have you tried the following:

Psionic Sliver or Constricting Sliver or Acidic Sliver or Telekinetic Sliver or Necrotic Sliver?

Having a way to make slivers makes Necrotic Sliver probably game-ending if not addressed. Use a Sliver Hive to make slivers and then use the Necrotic Sliver's ability to destroy their creatures, then their lands. Game over.

Maze of Ith has other friends like Ice Floe.

Naams on Combastic sliver

1 month ago

Nice deck! Good to see you have the infinite mana combo in there. I wish I had a Gaea's Cradle!

I find getting going can be the hardest part - once I have Sliver Overlord in play I can search for my combo pieces and win.

So, with that in mind, having more mana acceleration like Harrow, Skyshroud Claim or Cryptolith Rite would be beneficial I think. Sliver Hive is great fixing in my opinion, or even Unclaimed Territory . If you have the means, Mana Echoes can get ridiculous very quickly.

I think Telekinetic Sliver is underrated. Same goes for Mirror Entity, Chameleon Colossus and Harsh Mercy.

I like to run Patriarch's Bidding as an anti-wrath effect. Second Sunrise or Heroic Intervention are also decent for this as instant-speed solutions.

In terms of what you could cut, there are definitely some slivers that could be replaced by mana rocks or mana acceleration. In addition, I find that either I win outright or get completely shut down by being ganged up on, so cantrips and/or counterspells don't tend to be of much use. BUT, whether they are useful depends on your metagame and what decks you are playing against. Having Cavern of Souls or Boseiju, Who Shelters All in there might alleviate your concerns over having your important slivers countered.

Other protection measures could include Asceticism, Privileged Position, or Eldrazi Monument (indestructible is a beautiful thing, and with Sliver Queen or Sliver Hive you don't have to worry about having tokens to sacrifice).

Hope this helps!

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