Sliver Overlord

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Premium Deck Series: Slivers (PDS) Mythic Rare
Scourge (SCG) 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

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

2 days ago

OK I am expressing things badly compared to MTG community standard lexicon. I like the control, effects, and stuff, rather than pure power/toughness buffs. I want to try to win by having the Slivers' effects accumulating, like having shroud and regeneration, indestructible, flying etc. Also, I want to use the combination of Amoeboid Changeling + Sliver Overlord to steal the enemies creatures. That's what I mean by stomping with Slivers.

I guess I like this part of the "Timmy" style, where I like winning, but how I win I care more about way I won than the number of times I win, so Sliver Legion might be best for making a competitive deck, but for my whims Sliver Overlord is what I want. Actually, Johnny, is probably a better fit: "Johnny likes to win, but he wants to win with style. Its very important to Johnny that he win on his own terms."

I definitely want Sliver Overlord as my Commander as he can tutor for the other Slivers. Sliver Legion might be the better call to win more but I don't care. I do appreciate you taking the time to make suggestions though and the other info and tips you have posted here and on other decks.

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 The Queen's Egg

3 weeks ago

Delta-117, sorry to spam you but I'd like your thoughts, or rather anyone's thoughts on the following:

Should I swap Negate for Voidslime?

Negate:

  • Pros: Is very cheap CMC wise leaving me with more options with it in hand.
  • Cons: Doesn't target creatures, which can hurt when needing to counter a commander entering play.

Voidslime:

  • Pros: Can target virtually anything.
  • Cons: Is a much more expensive card CMC wise. Basically, is a strictly worse Disallow but it's still very good. Plus the alternate art for Voidslime looks amazing.

But yeah, I'm kind of having a tough time with this one. To add more context this deck is meant to be the most ideal set up for a Sliver Overlord commander. Therefore, I need to have the best and most efficient plays available to me at all times. Sometimes that means having spells that cost less CMC wise despite not quite being able to target and destroy everything. Mind-thoughts on this matter from outside the hive would be much appreciated.

Joumba on Deck does not contain a lapdance

3 weeks ago

No offence, but the Sliver Overlord does seem to be about to lapedance, to the best of his abilities, to a unknow audience.

LVL_666 on Sliver Overlord

4 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.

_Kane_ on Sliver Overlord

4 weeks ago

Hey, LVL_666 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. This will be done by amassing a steady stream of creatures, stealing my opponents creatures, and playing enough mana ramp/fixing to ensure early access to my commander, Sliver Overlord. On my immediate buy list is Heart Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, and Gemhide Sliver. These are clearly keystones. Any advice or general knowledge you care to impart? I am here to learn!

moonknights01 on Sliver EDH tech

1 month ago

Thank you so much LVL_666! I really appreciate your explanation. On the same day as the op created this question, I decided to finally build a sliver EDH deck. Bought Sliver Overlord and almost every sliver from EDHrec yesterday. I finally get to use the slivers from the Legions Sliver Shivers deck I bought years ago. I will certainly credit you in my post when I eventually build it. Thank you so much again!

LVL_666 on Sliver EDH tech

1 month 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.

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