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Creature — Sliver
Sliver creatures you control have first strike. (They deal combat damage before creatures without first strike.)
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Striking Sliver Discussion
1 week ago
The scenario you are describing is literally why I don't like Idyllic Tutor and is a perfect example of board state...
You play Sacred Cat Your opponent Striking Sliver
You play Sylvan Caryatid Your opponent Predatory Sliver
You play Idyllic Tutor Your opponent Sinew Sliver
You play Anointed Procession Your opponent Two-Headed Sliver
Now it isn't just Slivers that can build that sort of presence; Humans, Elves, Zombies, Merfolk and others can all do it. If it played out in a similar way to above then I'm sorry, essentially you spent 2 turns doing nothing. It isn't that your opponent got lucky, searching for Anointed Procession in that scenario wasn't a good choice. Had you used Commune with the Gods on turn 3, you are likely to have found another creature and choosing the creature over Anointed Procession would be the correct play in the above scenario, assuming you can cast that creature this turn or next.
Welcome to Modern, you can and will die on turn 4 or 5. As I've said previously your deck isn't really built around Anointed Procession, it's a cat tribal deck, which happens to play it, so you can generate multiple 4/4s with double strike. As you experienced though, turn 4 can be decisive Anointed Procession doesn't do anything for you until turn 5, if you are in a position to generate a token...
2 months ago
Hopefully a quick question - apart from the obvious use of granting your slivers first strike, is there another interaction that warrants Striking Sliver being in here? Perhaps to be a deterrent alongside Venom Sliver?
3 months ago
Forgot to add the changes that I made with my mentor. We added 2x Manaweft Sliver, added 2x Aether Vials, and removed the dead weight cards (Fungus Sliver), added more Striking Sliver, and more Galerider Sliver to get the fast aggro in. Switched Thorncaster Sliver to sideboard to try in the Homing Sliver. Thanks itachi45!
9 months ago
I've never really looked at Striking Sliver, so thanks much; I'll check it out for sure! Along those lines, I love how tailorable a Slivers deck can be for a given meta ... like, a 4/4 Striking sounds great in a world of 4/4 Hollow Ones, while a 4/4 Sidewinder might be better in a world of 8/8 Death's Shadows and 7/8 Goyfs.
9 months ago
yeah i saw the fetches and urborg. thats still not reliable imo. i've been playing slivers in modern for 2 years. Phantasmal Image has worked really well for me. i'm not a fan of flanking. i think Striking Sliver is better as a 1-drop creature.
9 months ago
Thanks for the input MohenjoDaro..
First Strike and Death Touch are a very good combo that I hadn't even considered. Sliver Legion just seemed like the logical choice. I think I will have to come up with another sliver deck and concentrate on Venom Sliver and Striking Sliver.
10 months ago
Other than Timmy-factor, there is no reason to play any sliver with a converted mana cost of 3 or greater in casual/legacy. Your goal should be to flood the field with slivers as quickly as possible. Likewise, Gemhide Sliver is a trap--unless you are playing commander, your slivers are too busy winning the game to be used as a mana source.
To that end, I would focus on the best of the best:
- Galerider Sliver
- Crystalline Sliver
- Heart Sliver
- Hibernation Sliver
- Sinew Sliver, Predatory Sliver, and Muscle Sliver (run 4 of each, for an astounding 12 lords).
- Striking Sliver.
You can afford to run fewer than 4 copies of Crystalline, Heart, and Striking sliver, since their abilities are not redundant.
10 months ago
Maybe add more Venom Slivers, Sentinel Slivers, and Predatory Slivers, as in the early game, they can dominate. Deathtouch can be extremely powerful with so many creatures, and having vigilance means you don't have to commit to attacking or defending. Predatory Sliver makes your slivers less susceptible to burn spells, and makes the weakest slivers, such as Manaweft Sliver and Striking Sliver more formidable. I don't like Battle Sliver, you would much rather just remove it and run 4 Megantic Slivers, since for 1 more mana you get an additional +1/+3. An obvious replacement is to take out Fury Sliver and add another Bonescythe Sliver. Last suggestions, increase the number of Constricting Slivers and decrease the number of Bonesplitter Slivers. Nice deck, keep up the good work, and I hope these suggestions help.