Thorncaster Sliver


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

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Magic 2014 Rare

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Thorncaster Sliver

Creature — Sliver

Sliver creatures you control have "Whenever this creature attacks, it deals 1 damage to target creature or player."

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Thorncaster Sliver Discussion

Forkbeard on Sliver Overlord: Slivers Gone Wild

4 days ago

Having spent the last few years with a beat down style sliver deck, not only was it not as effective as I wanted it to be, it was also getting a little stale...time to spice things up a little! Another important factor, Overlord is fantastic but also very slow - as it turns out, an 8 mana/5 colour tutor isn't exactly efficient. With these thoughts in mind, I've decided to give the deck a significant overhaul with 2 goals in mind: improve reliability + increase shenanigans.

I've taken out most of the pump slivers in favour of a few effective combo slivers. I've also learned that I need some disruption to avoid the hive mind's mortal enemy - board wipes. Anyway, here's the change list:

Out: Aphetto Dredging, Constricting Sliver, Cryptolith Rite, Distant Melody, Horned Sliver, Magma Sliver, Megantic Sliver, Might Sliver, Predatory Sliver, Root Sliver, Shared Animosity, Synapse Sliver, Telekinetic Sliver, Thorncaster Sliver, Toxin Sliver, Ward Sliver

In: Basal Sliver, Blur Sliver, Commander's Sphere, Counterspell, Crypt Sliver, Darksteel Ingot, Disallow, Dormant Sliver, Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Paradox Engine, Quick Sliver, Swan Song, Voidslime, Wheel of Sun and Moon, Winged Sliver

I'm looking forward to seeing how this refreshed build performs.

buford420 on ''It's Ok,They're just slivers''

2 weeks ago

Recently added Intruder Alarm to my sliver deck. Makes infinite mana possible - endgame with the right cards in play.

Thorncaster Sliver is sick with the deathtouch sliver in play

Constricting Sliver also super powerful with its ETB effect.

GMD_1090 on Sliver

2 months ago

in response to your Q: maybe remove the Panoramas, and possibly Savage Lands and Crumbling Necropolis since you are running less of red and black and a few of the basic lands if needed.

These slivers you may want to take out and replace with some of the ones below if you can

Victual Sliver, Sinew Sliver, Predatory Sliver, Plated Sliver, Heart Sliver, Hibernation Sliver, Homing Sliver, Basal Sliver,

put in:

Call to the Kindred, Prismatic Omen, Bloom Tender, Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, Exotic Orchard, Beastmaster Ascension,Coat of Arms, Descendants' Path,dual lands (if you can) pain lands (to replace some of the tri land, few of the basics)

possible replacements:

Essence Sliver, Hunter Sliver, Magma Sliver, Thorncaster Sliver,Groundshaker Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Toxin Sliver

these slivers will combo a tad better than the ones you currently have. especially hunter sliver with first strike and deathtouch

livemagic on Sliver Hive MDN

6 months ago

I can't cut off the Thorncaster Sliver because it really necessary to make a combo with Venom Sliver, and this one make a combo with Striking Sliver that make a combo with Galerider Sliver hahahaha. The structure of my deck is to have the opponent can't do anything unless if he use a deck full with removals, so the Diffusion Sliver come to the action =D. But I'll make some tests with AEther Vial and see if it will really work. Thanks Overcannon.

Overcannon on Sliver Hive MDN

6 months ago

I guess it makes sense to not use Collected Company because of your mana base - Ancient Ziggurat is problematic for non-creature spells. It seems like a 4 drop would fit well in your mana curve though, especially one that is very likely to net you card advantage/two slivers.

For the AEther Vials, I'd put four in and cut all four of the Thorncaster Slivers. It would let you have a strong board presence faster, so that could be an advantage.

Spider1983 on

7 months ago

VividHive on Rainbow Slivers

8 months ago

Definitely add another Sinew Sliver if you can, maybe sideboard one of the Crystalline Slivers and/or Thorncaster Sliver. Can you add Muscle Sliver, or is that not legal in legacy?

ElderCheese on Slivers for Life

8 months ago

It does but so does Cautery Sliver and its cheaper and can prevent damage as well which is not always useful but nice to have. I had a lot of back and forth with Acidic Sliver in the end I cut it but who knows. I am currently debating removing Thorncaster Sliver in favor of Ward Sliver

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