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Legendary Creature — Sliver
All Sliver creatures get +1/+1 for each other Sliver in play.
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Sliver Legion Discussion
4 days ago
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:
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?
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.
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.
2 weeks 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.
2 weeks ago
WilkerWilker, in case you didn't know each Legendary Sliver corresponds to a specific playstyle:
- Sliver Legion/Sliver Hivelord correspond to an aggro deck build
- Sliver Queen corresponds to a combo deck build
- Sliver Overlord corresponds to a control deck build
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.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Added "My Experience with this Deck:" category
28/09/2017 - Vanquisher's Banner added for possible deck Improvements
3 weeks ago
In my experience with Ancient Ziggurat, it has screwed me over more times than it has helped. Instead, I run Vivid Grove and Reflecting Pool, since as long as you have Caver, Hive, or Confluence. Also, while most sliver decks run Sedge Sliver, it can be ditched for a more aggressive alternative, such as Leeching Sliver or Sliver Legion, which both allow for a really quick closure.
1 month ago
Because MTG needs a planswalking Sliver... some kind of new adaptation with the spark igniting in the Brood queen/leader inherited from slivers being in proximity to all the planswalkers running around.... plus im kinda just on a Sliver kick as of late because im brining my sliver deck out of retirement/rebuilding it so I've just got Slivers on the brain.
1 month ago
Personally, in my sliver deck, I chose to get rid of Striking Sliver and Necrotic Sliver in favor of Leeching Sliver since it makes your attacks much more deadly if you get a swarm. Also found that 1 Sliver Legion in mainboard can be a game winner by itself. I would also have to recommend Warping Wail as a counter spell for board wipes and it helps get rid of some threats such as Noble Hierarch and Dark Confidant. Also, this is just personal preference but Telekinetic Sliver can be good as a 1 of in the sideboard to keep your opponent mana locked while you build up your slivers.