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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Mythic Rare

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Sliver Hivelord

Legendary Creature — Sliver

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

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Sliver Hivelord Discussion

SaltyCaptain on Modern Slivers

3 days ago

phycomizard I hear what you're saying about the Manaweft, but for me it feels bad. This format is all about quick wins, and for the 2 CMC imo it isn't worth it. At the very earliest, you get it out turn 2, and assuming you got a sliver out on turn 1 (or more than likely an Aether Vial?) then you only have 1 additional mana to use T2, and you can't tap the Manaweft Sliver until T3. Birds give me the option for any mana color T2, which I think is better because with the Manaweft you have to spend 2 mana to get the manaweft out on T2 for only 1 extra mana vs. having 2 lands out T2 with a Birds and then being able to play a 2 CMC sliver (many are above) or even 2 1CMC slivs and an Aether Vial. The Manaweft sliver has the advantage of gaining all buffs later on provided from his hivemind friends, but this deck (and format) is all about quick wins and should be tapping slivers for damage rather than mana, unless I'm going for a Sliver Hivelord or Sliver Legion drop ASAP, but those are more like flavor drops to me because they remind me of my main modern deck, Merfolk, which plays Master of Waves which is basically either an "I needed a better topdeck than this card" or an "I already have like 10 blue devotion and now I have 10 elementals to do a billion damage/block", which is usually a T4 or T5 swing for like 40 and just overkill. BUT I APPRECIATE YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND AM GOING TO order and/or playtest with them in to see how manawefts feel compared to birds, as T1 is difficult usually in the "do I play an Aether Vial or a Birds of Paradise first" which is a hard choice.

Darth_Savage on Modern Slivers

1 week ago

The two that stand out to me as missing are Two-Headed Sliver (menace) and Sedge Sliver (+1/+1 if you have a swamp), of the two Two-Headed is the more important to add, since if you wanted more, unconditional pumping you could use Metallic Mimic .

Eldritch Evolution could get you to the mana cost for Sliver Hivelord or Sliver Legion , which are modern legal, but are probably overkill. A more interesting plan would be Throne of the God-Pharaoh , you would need to cut Sentinel Sliver for it to make sense though...

Hope this was of help, have fun brewing your deck.

BMHKain on Taysir's Challenge: No Creature Superfriends

1 week ago

Very well then. As long as the cards are not creatures (This deck has strict standards. Just be careful of them. ;/), I'm game w/ them... Unless you have a better idea for the CMDR? Maybe Sliver Hivelord w/ Spreading Plague? This deck already has Vivien Reid, so keeping her will be better w/ her still in w/ Plague. Just a thought. ;)

Saljen on Just a Few Slivers

2 weeks ago

You run both. You want both Paradox Engine + Intruder Alarm as well as Gemhide Sliver + Manaweft Sliver + Cryptolith Rite. This lets you get your combo out as consistently as possible, plus all of these individually massively help your game plan even if you aren't comboing out with them.

Training Grounds makes your commander's ability immensely more usable. Helps with a few of the activation costs from Slivers as well, like Necrotic Sliver.

I also play 5c Slivers with Overlord as the Commander.

Here are some cards I'd suggest with that experience in mind:

Descendants' Path is a great draw engine. Mirari's Wake buffs your slivers and doubles your mana. Phyrexian Reclamation lets you pull Slivers from your yard. Shared Animosity is one of the best one sided buffs you can give your Slivers. Steely Resolve for an additional way to give them all hexproof. Spirit of Resistance combos with Sliver Hivelord making it so you cannot lose the game. Konda's Banner gives +2/+2 to all slivers when attached to a 5c sliver. Vanquisher's Banner is a draw engine and buffs your slivers. Distant Melody draws a ton, Domri Rade serves many roles and is very cheap to play, Cyclonic Rift belongs in any EDH list with blue in it. Shaman of Forgotten Ways is a good ramper, helps to hit 5 colors and has a win-con attached to it. I also run a Birds of Paradise for color fixing.

This deck doesn't look to be a budget deck, except in your lands. That's okay, that's exactly how my deck is as well. Here are some good cards to make fixing 5 colors easier:

The Vivid land cycle: Vivid Crag Vivid Creek Vivid Grove Vivid Marsh Vivid Meadow. 5 lands that can tap for any color twice.

The Triple Taplands: Seaside Citadel, Arcane Sanctum, Crumbling Necropolis, Savage Lands, Jungle Shrine, Sandsteppe Citadel, Mystic Monastery, Opulent Palace, Nomad Outpost, Frontier Bivouac.

The cheaper 5c lands: Ancient Ziggurat, Cascading Cataracts, City of Brass, Command Tower, Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse + (only) 1 of each basic, Exotic Orchard, Grand Coliseum, Mirrodin's Core, Path of Ancestry, Rupture Spire, Sliver Hive, Transguild Promenade, Gateway Plaza, Unclaimed Territory, Unknown Shores.

Running a combination of all of these means you only need 1 of each basic, and you'll have no problem hitting 5 colors asap. There are better ways to build the mana pool for 5c Slivers, but it costs thousands of dollars worth of lands.

Anyways, love what you've got going on so far. Hope your table hates playing against this deck as much as my table hates playing against mine, haha.

PhotonField on Slivers are Coming

1 month ago

Man This Deck May be expense but it works. My favorite commander deck to play is slivers and this one satisfies my taste but if you want some recommendations i have these. 1:Sliver Hivelord 2:Sliver Queen

But I would only reccomend these if you want to add 70 dollars to a 3,000 something deck

mgc974 on Good/Fun Commander for a new ...

1 month ago

Sliver Hivelord could be a great 5 colors commander. Sigarda, Host of Herons IS an anti-meta deck and a good voltron commander

Duke.Fleed on Hive Migration

2 months ago

Aether Vial and Ancient Ziggurat are both cards you might be interested in. Also, remember that legendary creatures are not good in multiples. So maybe consider cutting some of the copies of Sliver Legion and Sliver Hivelord. Lastly, modern is a very fast format, so maybe also consider lowering the average converted mana cost of your slivers by removing high costed cards like Psionic Sliver and putting in more low cost high impact cards like Sinew Sliver and Predatory Sliver

Doombeard1984 on Hopeless Longing

2 months ago

Shared Animosity and Armageddon effects can be really useful in sliver decks. Tends to be a game ender. I have had many a person scoop once I wipe lands. Also Jokulhaups has the fun of land and creature destruction. If you got your Sliver Hivelord and your mana generators out, it puts you so far in front. I also run Ajani Vengeant. Has good effects for you to use. +1 though for a fellow sliver player. Awesome

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