Sliver Hive

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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Magic 2015 (M15) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sliver Hive occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Sliver Hive Discussion

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

3 days ago

Yarok, also to clarify - "Paying to create a 1/1 is so bad it's laughable" - I was referring to Sliver Hive's third ability. Which does cost that much to make a token - once per turn.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

3 days ago

Yarok, ah I see the confusion here: You think that Skyshroud Claim, Nature's Lore and all of the Fetch lands can ONLY search for a basic land - not a basic land type. Well let me school you a bit - so lands have super types - Basic and Non-basic. Then you have Land Types - i.e. Forest, Plains, etc. Non-basic lands can have any of the previously mentioned land types. Read Taiga for instance - what do you think it means when it says "Add either G or R to your mana pool. Counts as both forest and mountains..."? It's a forest. That means the previously mentioned ramp cards (Skyshroud Claim + Nature's Lore) absolutely can target it. They can also target Tropical Island, Bayou, and Savannah. So why would I include basic lands that only tap for one color of mana when I could fix my manabase and tutor for a forest? Hope you enjoyed class.

As for 1/1's i'm all for swinging in with a buffed up army of wittle baby slivers, but there are far more efficient ways of going about it - namely Brood Sliver + Bonescythe Sliver and/or Sliver Queen. Paying to create a 1/1 is so bad it's laughable. You want to know what also costs ? Freaking Slivdrazi Monstrosity. By the time you create 20 1/1 sliver creature tokens with Sliver Hive's 3rd ability you'd have spent 120 mana over the course of 20 turns.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

3 days ago

Yarok, interesting. There seems to be a big push for the inclusion of Sliver Hive - what do you think about my recently voiced thoughts in the comments above? My consensus is that it's a good land, but not a great one. The third ability is completely worthless and shouldn't be on the card - or it should be better. The second ability is good, and the only reason to use the card - but ultimately falls short. Why can't that colored mana it be used for all spells? The first ability is alright - ultimately making the card more comparable to a Filter land (i.e. Cascade Bluffs). I'd play test it if I thought it was a better card overall.

Now why on Dominaria would I cut a bunch of lands to make room for basics? What do you mean the ramp won't work well without them? You can't just give such cryptic advice and not explain your logic.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

4 days ago

Wicker, correction - I guess it was late last night. I completely missed "the tap for " part of Sliver Hive. That does change my opinion of the card as it can be used to help fuel roughly 20 non-creature spells in this deck. If I were to include it, i'd swap out City of Brass or maybe a filter land. But still, COB does exactly what Hive does but better - and the cost is a bit high. The filter land can be a bit annoying as well, requiring specific mana to fuel it - BUT it can get me mana in multiple configurations. Something Hive can't do. I still think COB and the various filters still win out when compared to Sliver Hive. What they should've done, in my opinion is remove the "Tap for ", and remove the requirement for the third ability (and lower the mana cost of the ability to or ). Or make it like a Glimmervoid for slivers! "This land taps for any color as long as you control a Sliver" type of deal. The previously mentioned examples would make the land far more interesting, and a must use in my opinion. What're your thoughts?

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

4 days ago

Wicker, Once upon a time I did run Sliver Hive as it is both really good and flavorful but on the occasion when I need mana for some form of interaction, or something not a Sliver - the Hive fell short. The second ability is nice, but it requires the land to to activate the ability which sucks. I think it was initially designed to be a nod to Sliver Queen, but the tapping is what ruins all potential - as there's no way to use it in an infinite combo as far as I know. So, in summary - being able to tap for WUBRG for a creature is nice, but the land is completely useless for any other spell...which just makes it a dud. To make matters worse, the 2nd ability is far too limiting to make the land worth including as a possible alt wincon. Keep in mind, this deck is meant to be as competitive as possible while maintaining the sliver tribal theme. Sliver Hive is definitely a card better suited to a more casual Sliver deck.

ZendikariWol on Deck does not contain a lapdance *ding* Sliver EDH

1 month ago

Further sins for the counter:


Name-Related:

“CARDNAME is also what I called my college dorm!” ( Arcane Sanctum , Breeding Pool , Godless Shrine , Savage Lands , Sliver Hive , and, finally, Watery Grave .

“What are you commanding the tower to do?” Command Tower

Forest / Morophon, the Boundless / Amoeboid Changeling / Hollowhead Sliver is what my college girlfriend called my-“ ping!

“Power creep!” Prismatic Vista

“Taxes.” Smothering Tithe

Flavor-Text-Based:


Arcane Sanctum : Tullius hates fake news!

Godless Shrine : The IRS?

Hallowed Fountain : The NSA?

Sandsteppe Citadel : Thank you, captain obvious.

Blur Sliver : I don’t know what group of people I’m making fun of here, but definitely one of them!

Horned Sliver : Shouldn’t the slivers be breaking off of the timbers?

Smothering Tithe : Organized religion!

Sliver Hivelord : Donald Trump!

Assassin's Trophy : Impeachment!

Kindred Dominance : The 2020 presidential election.

Bonescythe Sliver : How fast is a bow?? I get that they have range, but “fast” seems like a misnomer.


Sliver Legion : A fair and balanced card.

Drakorya on Pioneer Slivers

2 months ago

lalala: Sorry for the late reply. Boros Charm is good, but it's difficult to cast when using lands like Unclaimed Territory and Sliver Hive . I think if removal protection is needed then I'll just need to mainboard 4 Diffusion Sliver 's.

I've been testing different cards, which I've put in the maybeboard, and Constricting Sliver was one of them. But most of the time the 6 CMC was just too high.

Mortlocke on multimedia

3 months ago

Hello again great mentor - I made an update to my Sliver Queen deck, and somehow lost all of the "show" and "hide" buttons in the accordion menu. I have no idea how I made that mistake...and am just facerolling on the keyboard. I'd appreciate any sort of assistance you could provide...but i'm wondering what did I delete? Warning: this is alot of code.

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