Thorncaster Sliver

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) 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."

Thorncaster Sliver Discussion

DarkRequiem on RainbowSliver (Vintersorg Cover, Slivers ov Metal)

2 months ago

Sedge Sliver works quite well with Prismatic Omen and I had it there until the last update. It works supposedly well since it also pumps, so it serves two purposes. Not that the pump is that significant but... Crypt Sliver is a big no. I'm planing on getting Crystalline Sliver out asap. I looked at it but the targeting is a bit of a pain.

All Is Dust + Ghostflame Sliver is a good combo, sure. I own 0 All is Dust though and I don't really care much for it.

Crib Swap is a nice card indeed. Shame it can't be unearthed.

Right now I'm considering adding back Sedge Sliver and adding Acidic Sliver . Maybe remove Thorncaster Sliver and something else. Undecided on what that something else could be though.

Shamanintraining on The jungle...It just came alive and took him

2 months ago

Thanks multimedia

Appreciate the suggestions as this opened my eyes to re-tooling the manabase. This is the first commander deck I built and I made the mistake of never revisiting the manabase.

I think i'm going to go a little different route though and if you have any other thoughts on this strategy i'd love to hear them.

The plan is to increase the basics land count to 13-15 with a little extra focus on green. With those i'll add the green ramp/fixing staples of Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , Rampant Growth , Farseek , and Explosive Vegetation .

In addition to the basics i'm planning to add the Battle lands for another shot of entering untapped.

Prairie Stream , Sunken Hollow , Smoldering Marsh , Cinder Glade , Canopy Vista

I understand your point about cutting these guys:

Thorncaster Sliver , Ward Sliver - Easy cuts

Jolrael, Empress of Beasts - Love holding a player hostage with the land destruction threat. Sad to see it go.

Might Sliver , Megantic Sliver - Think the explosive pump spells do a better job so i can cut them.

Don't think I can let go of Constricting Sliver , Fury Sliver , Pulmonic Sliver

And as for Homing Sliver , Venom Sliver , Striking Sliver i'll probably put them back in.

Wanted to point out that Star of Extinction + Spiteful Sliver is an instant win ;)

multimedia on The jungle...It just came alive and took him

2 months ago

Hey, great deck name, +1 just for that :)

21 of the 34 lands in the manabase ETB tapped. That's a lot and not good for a five color deck. Since this is a budget manabase, budget lands to consider adding:

To help the manabase consider adding Sylvan Scrying to tutor for Command Tower ? The manabase is relying on dual lands making cards that can tutor for a dual land helpful.

Are Thorncaster Sliver , Ward Sliver , Jolrael, Empress of Beasts , Might Sliver and Pulmonic Sliver worth playing as five drops? The five drop Sliver here you want to play is Hivelord or Overload, playing seven other five drop creatures doesn't seem needed and can hurt the consistency of being able to play the better five drops. There's quite a few other five drop noncreature cards here too. Constricting Sliver , Fury Sliver , Megantic Sliver are six drop Slivers and they also don't seem needed.

Other cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Vivid Crag
  • Vivid Creek
  • Vivid Grove
  • Vivid Marsh
  • Vivid Meadow
  • Thorncaster Sliver
  • Ward Sliver
  • Constricting Sliver
  • Fury Sliver
  • Megantic Sliver
  • Jolrael, Empress of Beasts
  • Might Sliver
  • Pulmonic Sliver
  • Spreading Plague
  • Star of Extinction
  • Door of Destinies
  • Necrologia

Randybrooks217 on The Cascadeddeon

3 months ago

I would advise adding Thorncaster Sliver and Venom Sliver . Deathtouch is always nice and the 2 together can make for some really noce board clearing. I would also Highly recommend Constricting Sliver , exile is so nice.

Jayd0nlink on I Love Slivers

8 months ago

@Non-Linear, you are right about me needing graveyard recursion, but although Grave Betrayal is a good card, it says "creatures you don't control". Nissa will most likely only be able to be used once as people will just kill it off, and it's single target. I was thinking something like Patriarch's Bidding or Living Death

I can take Winged Sliver out, as it is redundant, but Thorncaster Sliver will probably remain because it deals damage to creatures as well. It works in a combo with Venom Sliver to destroy a bunch of creatures.

I love the Paradox Engine though! I'll definitely add that in. Thanks for your help, if you have anything else please let me know!

Non-Linear on I Love Slivers

8 months ago

I love slivers but you need different ways to get them out of the graveyard. My sliver deck and every other sliver deck I have every played is very slow and is a massive target to every other player. I recommend Nissa, Vital Force , or a Grave Betrayal .

If you have your commander Cryptolith Rite is not a good card for this deck because you can tutor for two other cards with the same exact effect. Winged Sliver is a little redundant you already have two other slivers with flying. Thorncaster Sliver is very expensive and Leeching Sliver has almost the same effect.

I would also add a Paradox Engine for its completely broken power. Paradox Engine + Manaweft Sliver + Sliver Overlord + Heart Sliver = All slivers in your deck

WhichKing on Sliver Queen EDH for fun

1 year ago

Great choice for your sliver commander! I know people like to use Hivelord for the indestructibility (but with exiling removal becoming more prominent its not as good as it seems) or Overlord for tutoring the same combos. Despite that I feel that the Queen is the strongest because she allows you to build your board without overextending.

Personally I feel that you should cut out all non-sliver creatures unless they provide something really unique to the game plan. I mean, Qasali Pridemage can be replaced with Harmonic Sliver. You can cut out your ramp creatures for land-based ramp since you are in green. Slivers are already susceptible to board wipes. Why exacerbate that with so many mana dorks?

You are also missing some MVP slivers. Venom Sliver and Toxin Sliver, Brood Sliver. Hibernation Sliver lets you protect choice slivers from wraths (including your commander!) I would actually use anthems to pump up your slivers, this way you can keep precious card slots for useful abilities. You don't need to waste slots on weenies cause your commander conjures them out of thin air.

The PWs may add an alternate route to victory but imo they don't really synergize with the sliver plan. Psionic Sliver can let your slivers one-shot a player. Thorncaster Sliver does something similar on attack. Leeching Sliver as well. If you add in the haste slivers, you can put in Living Death and Patriarch's Bidding as a powerful plan B.

gmazrael on Modern Sliver Tax

1 year 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!

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