The First Sliver

The First Sliver

Legendary Creature — Sliver

Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)

Sliver spells you cast have cascade.

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

The First Sliver Discussion

Jacksansyboy on Torbran commander deck

1 week ago

So, since this is Casual play, I should say what my friends are running. One has a Blue deck for Talrand, Sky Summoner and a WUBRG with The First Sliver . The other has a RBG elemental deck using Omnath, Locus of the Roil . Don't know if that helps, but it's the reason Boil is on the side board.

Mortlocke on Play all the good slivers

1 week ago

So, +1 for a new deck and for Slivers - because I love Slivers. However, you deck description is very sparse and doesn't really help the user really understand what's going on with this deck. If I didn't know the usual suspects in Sliver EDH I would just assume:

  1. Play creatures.
  2. ???
  3. Hope no one plays Merciless Eviction .

I suggest reading Epochalyptik's Do you want to write a Primer? and Getting more views on your decks to give you a basis for writing a good deck description.

As for actual deck/card suggestions, I would recommend you cut some of the Slivers in your deck to make room for additional non-sliver spells. From personal experience I've found that running too many Slivers can hurt the overall quality and consistency of a Sliver deck. I can make a case for what to cut, but if I were you I would think on which Slivers in the deck really fit the Toolkit design of the deck (at least that what I think you are going for). As for an actual card suggestion, I recommend Worldly Tutor , because you are running The First Sliver . With TFS on the field, you could play WT and get the perfect Sliver ready for that first cascade trigger.

BMHKain on The 轟音 of Frigid Flame & Scalding Frost.

3 weeks ago

@king-saproling: I feel misguided w/ this CHAOS Commander. I actually wanted some suggestions on what you'd think is a better CHAOS CMDR; & what to suggest in there.

Unless you want me to change Color Identity, All I can think of is Okaun, Eye of Chaos & Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom . But does it have to be all Coinflip & nothing more?

The best I got is either Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , any 5-Color that's not Karona, False God , or The First Sliver . BTW, Zedruu the Greathearted might be a possible Group Hug CMDR of Mine; but there are others gambiting for this role Including One King... & Two Rulers of a Major Theros Area...

I can't decide which to choose; though I'm on the Bend for Yidris again, or even Jodah, Archmage Eternal ; both of which suits my needs, but even I'd like to find the right balance of CHAOS for the 99. That said, I'd rather have my CHAOS both Not only Just Right, but also strong enough to end the opinion that they're just casual trash.

Any thoughts?

RNR_Gaming on Challenge me.

4 weeks ago

LordBlackblade glad to be of help :) it was a fun brew. I love combo decks.

IATEAREPUBLICAN yeah that deck is insane; The First Sliver has become the defacto foodchain deck but this ones pretty sweet too.

cassa on Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 month ago


If annoys you i'll remove it, but you did a job (explaining thing that give the reader more clarity about the strategies) that i didn't so i think that's right to credit you.

In my table there's often a Zur the Enchanter against Meren of Clan Nel Toth or Animar, Soul of Elements , so Rest in Peace is always the first Zur tutor, and graveyard hate is a problem: better be prepared. Also Leonin Relic-Warder could be a temporary solution as long as you're looking for Mortify / Anguished Unmaking / Vindicate (the third will surely substitute Mortify as soon as possible).

Now - thank to your help - that I'm to 100 I can try and look if works or they're too heavy.

I totally agree about Divine Visitation without Requiem Angel is a five drop that didn't deserve that place, so i'll cut it.

Thank you for your help! Yesterday i try it against a complete The First Sliver and it goes better than expected.

Kogarashi on Does Morophon interfere with Cascade?

1 month ago

Cascade cares about the converted mana cost of a card. As Gidgetimer mentioned, cost reductions like that from Morophon, the Boundless do not affect the CMC of a card.

When you cascade with The First Sliver and find Sliver Hivelord , the Hivelord's CMC is still 5, which is not less than the First Sliver's, and thus you will not have the option to cast the Hivelord and will have to keep exiling.

Gidgetimer on Does Morophon interfere with Cascade?

1 month ago

Please link all cards in your question using double brackets.

Morophon, the Boundless

The First Sliver

Sliver Hivelord

CMC is the total of the mana symbols printed in the upper right corner of the card (or along the left side of the art on future sight frames). When making this calculation counts as 0 everywhere except on the stack, where it counts for the amount you paid into it. Cost reductions, alternate costs, and additional costs do not change the CMC of a card.

Surgesyndicate on We are Legion (Sliver EDH deck)

1 month ago

Lanzo493, thanks for the feedback! After playing with this build for a while, it did seem like most of my higher cmc cards (e.g. Karn Liberated , Kindred Discovery , Merciless Eviction ) always felt like a dead card when I drew them, when all I really wanted was more slivers. A lot of the cards you suggested definitely seem to fit the flow of the deck, I will have to try some play-testing to feel them out.

As to having The First Sliver as a commander, the main reason I stick with him is for the randomness of the cascade ability. That "luck of the draw" feature of Magic has always been an exciting part of the game for me, and makes those power-plays all the more exquisite when the draw works in your favor. Aside from that, I can say that it is a good idea to avoid too many 1 cmc cards that are not slivers if you decide to switch over to The First Sliver as a commander. This guarantees that you have an extremely high probability of cascading into Galerider Sliver almost instantly, every game. I know this kind of contradicts my first statement about randomness, but knowing how to exploit your deck is nice too :)

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