Sliver Overlord

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Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Slivers Mythic Rare
Scourge Rare

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Sliver Overlord

Legendary Creature — Sliver Mutant

: Search your library for a Sliver card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

: Gain control of target Sliver. (This effect lasts indefinitely.)

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Sliver Overlord Discussion

SaberTech on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

17 hours ago

@yavimaya_eldred

I dunno, I think the near monthly Sliver Overlord vs. Sliver Queen comments that pop up give the Kaalia and Geist comments a run for their money.

Emitoz on Sliver control - in progress

3 days ago

That's what i originally thought as well, but the deck searching ability of Sliver Overlord makes him worth it. With him I can just grab Sliver Hivelord, as well as whatever other sliver I need at any given moment.

MagicalHacker on Need Ideas for a 5-Color ...

1 week ago

Duuuuude! Five color control sounds super control sounds hella neat! While it wouldn't be necessary, I think opting to not include cards that have more colored pips than generic mana in the cost to decrease the likelihood of getting color screwed would make for quite a fun deck! If it were me, I'd make my commander my only win con, so I'd probably pick Progenitus for showy factor, but there are arguments to be made for Sliver Hivelord who will always survive your board wipes, Child of Alara who's a 6/6 trampler with a control ability, Cromat even though he sucks up valuable mana that could be used for control instants, Sliver Queen who is a 7/7 that can make more board presence, Sliver Overlord who can steal creatures once you use him to search up Amoeboid Changeling, or Horde of Notions who's a 5/5 with keywords.

Thoughts?

Delta-117 on The Queen's Egg

1 week ago

I do hope The Professor's prediction comes true, I never was playing magic at the time of Dominara even though I do know a lot of the lore now.

I never got to play with slivers early on. I only discovered slivers about 3 years ago (Started magic at around Journey into Nyx and mainly played with a lot of theros stuff first) when I had a friend who happened to have some m14 slivers and I one day I traded for some such as a Galerider Sliver and 2 much older Russian Sidewinder Slivers who he originally got from someone else I think. I didn't even know at the time that there was more older ones but I found these interesting and wanted the ones he had.

Later on when where I lived actually got a game store that opened and had started to doing Fnms had I found out from two people the format of commander who both owned Sliver Overlord edh decks that there were more slivers. At this point I was practically already playing with a commander deck lol, as my casual magic deck was a deck featuring cards like Prophet of Kruphix, Heroes' Bane, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Horizon Chimera, and a bunch of other things. This became later my first commander deck with Vorel of the Hull Clade (Now it's an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck with Vorel still in it btw) and I started to also plan a Sliver Overlord deck.

One of the two I mentioned at my lgs even in time decided to sell his sliver overlord deck because he never got to play it enough, so I traded for some older slivers like Sinew Sliver, Brood Sliver, Fungus Sliver, and a couple others he had. He however wanted to keep Sliver Legion, Sliver Queen, Sliver Overlord and Sliver Hivelord.

I have my own Sliver Overlord, and Sliver Hivelord now but I still need to in time buy the others. Then I got to acquire some of the lands to finish my deck. I regret earlier trades that I have done however, use to have a Wooded Foothills, Windswept Heath,Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Steam Vents and Temple Garden but I traded them all away thinking I wouldn't need them, and I sure was very wrong. It was rather silly of me still being new to the game sort of then.

Like I even opened at one point a Windswept Heath expedition not knowing it's entire value but I sleeved it still because they looked nice. I later discovered and sold it for store credit at a store and bought a bunch of cards with it like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Omnath, Locus of Mana, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, I think you get the point. All these big splashy cards to go into my casual magic decks to use on my friends. Then I later when I started playing magic a bit more seriously it rather sucked to realize I had no use for them in standard or modern or wanted to use them for edh any longer. That store even had Sliver Legion and Sliver Queen but I didn't yet know about slivers :(

Going to now anyways buy them next once I first open a bunch of Amonkhet for standard stuff perhaps. Although it would be nice to see a reprint for the Sliver Legion. The next set after Amonkhet however though has turned out to be one called Ixalan I think it was spelled? This looks to be a mesoamerican inspired plane so there's no hope for slivers in September/January. More likely will get a few merfolk instead is my guess. However maybe the block after in the summer could be dominara? I would live to see slivers as first of all I would enjoy playing them in standard as I never got to do that earlier. Then anything for edh would be awesome. Currently have my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Sliver Overlord although the lands are fairly budget, and Athreos, God of Passage for my edh decks. I am trying to upgrade them all slowly over time as I'm as well upgrading my very costly modern infect deck (Need Noble Hierarch playset and 5 more green related fetchlands) and a little before that my b/g delirium deck for standard (rather absurd its more than my Atraxa deck in $ right now thanks to a playset of Grim Flayer, Liliana, the Last Hopes, Blooming Marsh, and what not making it like over $470 I believe, use to be a bit more value but it's falling). As you can see I'm trying to slowly upgrade rather a lot of things even though my standard I'm happy with for now, but I do hope to finish Slivers maybe by the fall is my guess?

Now if you thought you were ranting then that is nothing compared to all of this! This is much worse so I do apologize. (Longest TappedOut comment I have made I think in the little more than a year on here now lol).

Delta-117 on Commander 2017 announced, arriving in... ...

1 week ago

But I love slivers :(

I may only have started at Journey into Nyx, but after first coming across Galerider Sliver, Sidewinder Sliver and Sinew Sliver from a friend I started to really take an interest in them and I traded for all of his inexpensive slivers. I then started to gather more of them to start putting towards a Sliver Overlord deck once I later discovered the format of commander. I still have the deck but it's not quite done as I need Legion and Queen/some lands.

I myself would at least be happy to see them return and I'm sure there's others. There more interesting in my opinion then them going and printing more elves when guided by nature is being reprinted in the commander anthology already later this year.

marcus1679 on The Queen's Egg

1 week ago

First of all, I must give my love to the hive. These are my favorite critters in all of Magic.

More importantly, though, I have seen this in many other Sliver decks and feel the need to bring it to your attention as well. It concerns the Crystalline Sliver. Since it gives Slivers shroud, it hurts the use of certain other Slivers, as well as the Amoeboid Changeling + Sliver Overlord combo (can't swipe opponents' critters with the Crystalline in play).

I mention this because I ran into similar problems with my Sliver EDH deck. The Crystalline Sliver hampered the use of certain abilities unless I had ways of returning it to hand before using said abilities. Obviously, though, this made the Slivers vulnerable to opponents' spells/abilities while I was trying to do other things.

Delta-117 on Sliver EDH, because yes...

1 week ago

I will keep this short as I don't have much time but here are some suggestions:

Cascading Cataracts (PUT AKH beside this cards name and it show then display properly), Descendants' Path, and Training Grounds this one here is useful for obvious reasons when you have Sliver Queen and Sliver Overlord. You can get infinite mana with Training Grounds, Basal Sliver and Sliver Queen.

Another card you should add is Ashnod's Altar for the same above reason, along with Harsh Mercy, Patriarch's Bidding, Unnatural Selection to give you a second way of stealing your opponents creatures, Cryptolith Rite, and Coat of Arms. Amusingly Primal Surge due to your lack of non-permenants I think this could actually do well here, use cards like Manaweft Sliver, Gemhide Sliver and the Cryptolith Rite I suggested perhaps as ways to ramp into this.

If I have more time I can try to explain this a bit better later as to why some of these should have a place here.

marcus1679 on Sliver EDH, because yes...

1 week ago

Slivers are a favorite of mine as well (take a look at some of my decks, if you want) and I enjoy seeing other takes on such decks for any format.

After looking through your list of cards for this deck, I have a few suggestions.

1) The Crystalline Sliver is a nice way of protecting your slivers from abilities and spells. However, since it give shroud, that also makes certain sliver abilities pointless. Two such abilities are from the Crypt Sliver and Opaline Sliver. These require a sliver to be targeted, but shroud prevents their use/effect. I would either remove the Crystalline or the other two and make room for some other slivers (probably ones in the sideboard).

2) The Shadow Sliver is a double-edged sword. Sure, slivers gain shadow and only other shadow creatures can block them. However, very few people (in my experience) use shadow creatures anymore. So, it seems more like a detriment to use the Shadow Sliver. I would consider swapping it for something else.

3) The Amoeboid Changeling works very well with the Sliver Overlord. Give an opponent's creature(s) all creature types (which includes Sliver) and then swipe it for yourself. However, this would be another reason to not include the Crystalline Sliver (can't swipe the creature if it has shroud). And, since the Changeling has all creature types itself, it would gain the benefits of all your other slivers as well.

4) Belbe's Portal and Cryptic Gateway are nice to have in a sliver deck. Search out that 5 or six cost sliver and either tap two slivers or pay 3 mana to bring it out. These artifacts help if you somehow don't have the right color(s) on hand for your slivers, but have enough to use the artifacts.

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