Sliver Hivelord


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Saljen on The Best Possible Sliver Deck.

1 week ago

@classictravel13243546576879980 - Sliver Hivelord and all of the 5 color slivers are just too high CMC for this deck. By the time I could play a 5c Sliver, I should have already won.

notorius-B.D.A.W.G on Sliveren

2 weeks ago

Hi Lvl_666, thanks for the kind words and recommendations. I havent played in a fair while and only played with a group of friends, loved it though. Im still reading all my cards and working out which ones I think will work well together and which ones I think will be fun (at least for me).

I initially put a bunch of equipment in, but im thinking the Slivers already buff each other, I should use the slots for mana fixing/ramp, protection (as in answers) and control, maybe tutoring for cards other than creatures.

(As you know) I can already tutor for slivers with Sliver Overlord including Changelings. Ill probably keep it pure Slivers, but may put other creatures in if I feel theyll really help.

I dont have any slivers outside of the Premium Deck, except the Sliver Hivelord that I bought the other day. I want to get the Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion to have the quadfecta.

The M14 and M15 Slivers look great as they affect only your Slivers rather than all, which would be best on the odd chance you have opponents running Slivers. They are all on my buy list.

LVL_666 on Sliver Overlord

3 weeks ago

"My goal with the Sliver deck was to have a highly synergystic creature combo deck that wins by attacking with creatures for obscene, unblockable, sliver damage."

Just so we're clear, it sounds like you want to build an aggro deck. Yes? Well in that case, Overlord isn't exactly the choice for you. He's a great sliver, but he's not the only choice...and he's suited to more control/midrange decks. It sounds like Sliver Hivelord or Sliver Legion are the choices for you. Additionally, you'd want to put in some means for tutoring creatures i.e. Worldly Tutor. Additionally, you'll have to cut back on slivers to make room for more spells and enchantments that contribute to your wincon. Here are some recommended cuts:

Honorable mention: Sword of Feast and Famine + Aggravated Assault. This is always a good combo for an aggro deck.

LVL_666 on Sliver EDH tech

4 weeks ago

KingMathoro: Oh you!

Ahem. So lets break down your question here, and i'll get right to answering it as best as I can:

"Im looking at the possibility of building a Sliver EDH deck (please dont hate). I dont know exactly what would be good tech for the deck."

So, when building a Sliver EDH deck know this: You are going . You have no other choice as all legendary slivers are 5 color. This is relevant only because you have to figure out the most expensive part of your deck which will be your landbase. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Lets look at your tech options:

  1. Sliver Overlord is currently the most popular Sliver Commander/General, also it is the control oriented Sliver commander. If you pilot him, you should include cards that capitalize on it's second ability (i.e. Amoeboid Changeling and/or Unnatural Selection). Additionally, you would use cards that slow down the game as you would play a more attrition based strategy. I actually run this Commander, but I chose to build a midrage deck- the more "traditional" magic deck. Overlord works well in midrange as well as control, but it all depends on what appeals to you - do you want to lock down the game while you steadily populate the battlefield or do you want to ramp up and have a more flexible build that can win through different strategies?

  2. Sliver Queen is the General for those who desire a combo win strategy. When the beautiful and incredible queen was first introduced, she was quickly paired with Heartstone + Ashnod's Altar. Such a lovely infinite sliver combo it was. But now, you have even more options in the form of Mana Echoes, Training Grounds or Basal Sliver + Heart Sliver + Gemhide Sliver. You get the idea. The best part however, is that Queen is so dynamic and incredible that she has been used as a general for non-sliver builds like superfriends. But i'm getting off track here. Queen decks are definitely the most competitive builds when it comes to Sliver EDH due to her being a combo piece herself, and thanks to the command zone you will always have ready access to her. On top of that, she makes blockers for next to no mana. There's a good reason why she's on the reserved list.

  3. Now, certainly last but definitely not least you have both Sliver Legion and Sliver Hivelord making up the aggro based strats for Sliver EDH. These Generals may be simple, but they are incredibly powerful. The strategy would be rather simple with these two, as you would run alot of cards that ramp up the damage like Shared Animosity, Rancor etc. Quick little plays that add up quickly over time. If you have Sliver Hivelord in play, you could run alot more mass destruction. Oh, and true fact here: I a player outright scooped when I played Sliver Hivelord + Crystalline Sliver. Since you're running 5 color, you'll have access to all instance of them! Even better, look at the synergy between Ghostflame Sliver + All Is Dust. The slivers thought of everything at some point.

So really, that's a high level generalization of what directions you can go in when it comes to building a Sliver EDH deck. Please, let me know if you have questions as I'm always happy talk about Slivers.

mtgApprentice21 on The Dirty Dozen

1 month ago

Why not use Sliver Overlord? Having him be the commander would let you run Sliver Queen, Sliver Legion, and Sliver Hivelord in the deck, where the overlord can fetch them all for you. Once the hivelord is out, you can mass-wrath your opponent's creatures all you want and it won't affect your slivers, including the hivelord himself. The best part about it is that you can just replay the overlord and start up the sliver engine again very quickly if your stuff is forced to be shuffled back into your library from anywhere!

I actually find the those four are pretty good on their own, in pairs, trios, OR all together, but running the overlord as the commander would be the fastest way to start it up. The final positive thing to note here is that since some of your opponents are probably aware of how potent slivers can be, each of the four legendary slivers is often very likely to draw hate to itself, and away from something you really NEED.

LVL_666 on Return to Slivers EDH

1 month ago

WilkerWilker, in case you didn't know each Legendary Sliver corresponds to a specific playstyle:

Since you are going in on an aggro style, that means you need to be swinging hard, and fast. I argue that you should cut a number of your more expensive cmc slivers, and include more ramp + mana rocks. I'd also argue that you should cut both Sliver Queen + Sliver Overlord from your deck. If you don't have the proper spells/creatures (i.e. Mana Echoes, Basal Sliver, Training Grounds...) to support ether card, why bother including them? I'd opt for cards like Descendants' Path, Aether Vial, Distant Melody, Tribal Unity, and the old school Coat of Arms. Just to name a few.

demonicgrizzly on Envoy of the Praetors'

1 month ago

woah i didn't realize Prismatic Omen had gotten so expensive! i picked mine up just a few weeks ago at nowhere near that much. holy crap.

as far as maze goes, it's a really great card for saving yourself/your commander/other creatures from death. def worth considering. it's just a good utility land.

on an unrelated side note - i love sliver overlord, but i like Sliver Hivelord better. that's just me though.

KingMathoro on KIngWiggins

1 month ago

Hey! I am interested in your Sliver Hivelord, Homeward Path, and Syphon Sliver. My Coffers is from Torment and is in LP to NM condition. And if you have some lands I may be interested in then sure! The main stuff I am looking for, for my sliver deck can be found here

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