Sliver Hivelord


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander 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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Mythic Rare

Combos Browse all

Sliver Hivelord

Legendary Creature — Sliver

Sliver creatures you control have indestructible. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy them.)

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts



Sliver Hivelord Discussion

Tommene on Sliver tribal deck

2 days ago

Thanks JessieMessy!

The cards you reccommended are very useful and I will add them to my deck but:

Living Death isn't really good in this deck: it's supposed to protect your deck after a major wipe or attack, but because the chances of you getting Sliver Hivelord are fairly big with overlord, I don't really see the use of this card as a lot of removal against this deck will be exile.

Mana Echoes gives generic mana, which is not put to good use in a deck that needs more coloured mana than anything else.

Crib Swap will give my oppponents slivers, which will be buffed by my global slivers.

Thanks for all the other reccomendations, they will be out to good use!

LVL_666 on Slivers Swarm

1 week ago 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!

Rzepkanut on Help me upgrade my ramp/speed ...

2 months ago

I don't think the problem you are having is with speed, it's with interaction. Not that ramp isn't important (it's extremely important, and maybe your deck needs some more of it too) but it doesn't feel like the real issue at hand.

Your deck is very heavy on the slow tribal cards and very light on answers to problems. No amount of ramp will make this sliver deck win faster than turn 3 Teferi combos, so instead you should think of ways to slow/shut down the opposing player's plans to combo off. I'm thinking effects like discard, counterspells, board wipes, spot removal, graveyard hate, Planeswalker hate, and artifact hate need some space instead of some of the less impactful tribal support cards. Things like Saheeli's Artistry, Bident of Thassa and Cryptic Gateway are fun but not that good vs. this sort of combo deck. If you can't get to the point of the game where those cards are relevant anyways, then cut them for something to help you get there so you can at least play the game. You have access to all 5 colors here, and there are many ways to stop combo decks in magic.

Also personally I like Sliver Hivelord better as a commander for slivers, as it combos so well with board wipes. Happy gathering :)

_Delta_ on Free profile/deck pages!

2 months ago

Yeah sure as well. One for my Sliver Overlord decklist would be very much appreciated.

Sliver Overlord EDH

Commander / EDH* Delta-117


It could even be something like a full image of Sliver Hivelord/ Avacyn Restored Cavern of Souls for the background if you can find one. But if that's not possible then I will leave it up to you to decide on some sort of scene that fits a place you could see there being Slivers.

Css coding I really have no experience with currently, but after seeing what some users have done with their decklists it might be something I will try out at some point.

NV_1980 on Slivers

3 months ago

Thing is, with Sliver Overlord on the table you can tutor for Sliver Hivelord whenever you need it. If you're worried about getting the appropriate mana, remove some slivers in favor of:

Also, I would recommend Descendants' Path to get Slivers on the battlefield for free.

Good luck!


Saljen on Slivers, because I've always wanted to

3 months ago

Cryptolith Rite is a pretty solid way to shore up your mana, basically copy 3 of Manaweft Sliver/Gemhide Sliver.

In the same vein, Mirari's Wake really helps to ramp up, both your mana base and your creatures.

Herald's Horn lowers the cost of your Slivers and provides repeatable draw. Very useful.

Phyrexian Reclamation is a repeatable way to return cards from your graveyard.

Shared Animosity doesn't affect your opponents creatures, like Coat of Arms does.

Spirit of Resistance works great with 5c commanders. In particular, it's an amazing combo with Sliver Hivelord.

Paradox Engine gives you essentially an unlimited combo with Sliver Overlord, letting you put all of the Slivers in your entire library into play if you've got Manaweft Sliver/Gemhide Sliver/Cryptolith Rite in play. Even if you don't have the combo pieces in play, it can provide a ton of value.

Distant Melody and Wheel of Fortune are such good draw cards that they're hard to pass up.

I too play a Sliver EDH deck, so these are some suggestions that I've learned from experience can be rather powerful.

exia211 on Saturday Night Hive

5 months ago

Thank you for the feedback!! As for Galerider Sliver, I've went from 2 to 3 and back to 2. There are other answers to aggro decks with flyers, like Telekinetic Sliver, or attacking right back with Syphon Sliver out if Shifting Sliver or Sliver Hivelord is also alongside it. There's also two different tutors, plus Eladamri's Call to go dig for whatever sliver is needed. Your point remains valid though. If I do create a sideboard, I'll certainly add a couple Galeriders to it. :)

Doombeard1984 on Sliver Attack!!!

5 months ago

Totally get what you are saying about the Aether Vial and Collected Company, but just do not have the cards at the moment to make that work. The board wipe is there for a reason though...More of a contingency actually. If I am playing a deck that is also a creature heavy deck, providing I have the Sliver Hivelord out, they hopefully lose everything, I lose nothing. I also play a considerable amount of multiplayer, so comes in handy then as well. Thanks for commenting though DankStompy

Load more

Latest Commander