Aggro Modern Slivers

Modern Aggro Five Color Sliver Tribal

Ixidron Score: 13


Description

Fast and competitive aggro sliver, designed for modern, capable of beating some modern decks.

--Interesting combo: Liquimetal Coating +Harmonic Sliver , if both cards are in your starting hand you can start destroying lands at your third turn.

--Opaline Sliver , Darkheart Sliver and Essence Sliver to counter burn (direct damage) decks.

--Screeching Sliver and Virulent Sliver are there to counter lifegain decks.

--AEther Vial and Cavern of Souls (sadly Root Sliver is not legal in modern) to fight counter/control decks, Opaline Sliver is also a good choice.

--Jester's Cap and Surgical Extraction as anti-combo.

--Cloud Key and Congregation at Dawn can be removed for more slivers if you wish, also Congregation at Dawn can be substituted by Chord of Calling , sadly Green Sun's Zenith is not legal anymore

--Grafdigger's Cage , Tormod's Crypt or Relic of Progenitus as anti graveyard, but the best card would be Rest in Peace since this deck uses white and you have no way or retrieving your slivers from graveyard.

--Psionic Sliver and Quilled Sliver are great against defensive/control and swarm aggro decks or anti tokens, also you can use Psionic Sliver to get rid of your Dormant Sliver s deal direct damage to an opponent or to take down important creatures.

--I've added Descendants' Path , found it recently, great card for tribals, basically you get free slivers, but you can't choose when you want to play them.

Sideboard is just an small list not a real sideboard, you can build it however you want, I recommend keeping Rest in Peace , Liquimetal Coating +Harmonic Sliver combo and Surgical Extraction at least.

Also the deck is pretty cheap due to having simple lands, but you can always add whatever land you like for example Mutavault , or shocklands (you know, pay 2 lives and it comes untapped, from return to ravnica), mana is rarely a problem, this deck contains pretty much only creatures and the only ability you need to pay is Homing Sliver 's one, keep at least some basic lands since some people will use Path to Exile .

If you want more information about cards to make a good sideboard check my list of cards for Sideboards

I'll add new slivers as soon as tappedout allows me to do so, obviously, there is no reason to keep Fury Sliver with the new Bonescythe Sliver shipping this July.

LeaPlath says... #1

OK, this isn't a very good deck. For modern, you want to cap yourself out at 4 mana in an aggro deck really. 5 at most for thundermaw hellkite.

The land base is a bit of a mess as well, as it can't support the buddy lands at all. I've been playing slivers at my modern FNMs for a few months now and I run a Junk (GWB) sliver aggro deck that uses lords, vial and removal to swing it for poison damage or damage. The mana curve caps at 3.

Do you want some help improving this?

May 20, 2013 10:09 a.m.

ManaLandShark says... #2

The mana base is really bad :c

May 20, 2013 10:12 a.m.

Ixidron says... #3

I can't change the lands because I don't own any expensive lands like shocklands and I have no intention to pay for them.

But I'll acept help with the main board.

May 21, 2013 9:11 a.m.

ManaLandShark says... #4

Well it's also the fact that you only have 20 lands and so many creatures with relatively high mana costs. You won't be doing anything by turn 4 and in Modern you're probably already dead by then.

May 21, 2013 9:50 a.m.

Ixidron says... #5

high cost slivers will be replaced once M14 ships, fury sliver will be replaced by Boneschyte sliver, and adaptative automaton by predatory sliver, and some cost 4 slivers with sentinel slivers and striking slivers, I want to keep psionic sliver at least since is a game ender.With the new M14 slivers this deck will be able to win at turn 4.

May 21, 2013 10:12 a.m.

ManaLandShark says... #6

Not with this land count though....

I hope you're realizing what I'm saying: You need more lands.

May 21, 2013 9:02 p.m.

LeaPlath says... #7

You can make the mana base so much better even without the need for shocks.

I would suggest GWB, UWR or RWB slivers. Pick one of those combos and we can suggest stuff.

May 22, 2013 1:07 p.m.

Ixidron says... #8

I would probably go with GWB or GWR since they are adding new red slivers, striking sliver (1/1 R first strike) is a must have, blur sliver (2/2 2R haste) is also great, not sure about throncaster (2/2 4R slivers deal 1 point of damage to target creature or player every time they attack), I guess psionic is better.

I would like to keep at least homing sliver, yeah, it's red but you can use the ability without having red mana.

Imagine fury sliver is now boneschyte (2/2 3W double strike) and adaptive automaton is predatory sliver (1/1 1G +1/+1 to your slivers).I will have to replace some slivers with sentinels (2/2 1W vigilance) and with megatics (3/3 5G +3/+3 to your slivers).

I guess I can remove dormants, frenzy sliver is something I want to keep since I learned how to flip coins and win all the flips (it's not cheating just skill, believe it or not, force applied, coin size and starting position can pretty much win you all flips).

May 22, 2013 2:11 p.m.

LeaPlath says... #9

Well, it depends on what is released. Still spoilers to go.

So, got a budget?

May 25, 2013 6:31 p.m.

Ixidron says... #10

Well, I'll go to the tournament and get at least four Megantics, since they are the promo card everyone will get one for free, and my friends will of course generously donate theirs, at gunpoint if necessary.

I'll see what I get, I'll try to get at least 4 boneschyte, 4 striking, 4 predatory, and 4 sentinel, I'm not gonna use all of them, but I want to keep at least 4 of each sliver, just in case.

People will probably bring their old slivers to make some deals, ATM I own all the slivers in this deck except 1 spinneret, the darkhearts (but I can get some from a friend) and the frenzy slivers, I'll buy them, they are cheap, so that won't be a problem.

I'll try to get some lands too, there is a good stock of shocklands right now thanks to the return to ravnica block, I have a lot of gates laying arround and I also have one simic shockland, any particular lands you recommend?

May 25, 2013 9:02 p.m.

kelvinkunia says... #11

I want to play sliver competitive in modern, but i have the same problem with the choosing color, i don't have a good idea how to start.

whats the difference of GWB GWR and RWB sliver deck? what are their function?

May 27, 2013 9:58 a.m.

Ixidron says... #12

GW is basic, specially with the new M14 incoming (GWR slivers, a.k.a: naya), Gemhide Sliver is a must have since it allows you to use the Sliver Legion , same as Sinew Sliver to buff all your other sliver, with the new M14 you have an equivalent cad, Predatory sliver, which is the same as sinew but green, red can give you some aggro for example with the new striking sliver (R 1/1 first strike) or the Two-Headed Sliver .

Homing Sliver can be used in any deck, you don't want to play it, it's basically a sliver tutor for 3 manas.

There are not many good black slivers, but Vampiric Sliver , Frenzy Sliver or Ghostflame Sliver are good choices if you are running black, same as Darkheart Sliver

Some good red slivers are Two-Headed Sliver , Spined Sliver a nice drop for 2 manas, great for aggro, Sedge Sliver goes well with black, and Cautery Sliver a cheap 2/2 that can be used to bypass solid defences.

If you want to add blue, use that 2 I have, the Psionic Sliver or Shadow Sliver are both good game enders, Telekinetic Sliver for control, and Opaline Sliver against burn.

Green and white are very powerful and can give you extra strategies, for example Essence Sliver goes well against aggro decks, Virulent Sliver gives you an alternative way of winning.

I personally like GWB or GWR, if you are running green you can always do some splash and add some red or black.

May 27, 2013 2:23 p.m.

kelvinkunia says... #13

Thanks man, thats a good base idea for my deck, im going to rebuild the deck

May 28, 2013 9:35 a.m.

Ixidron says... #14

Good news everyone, I added the new M14 slivers to the list, images don't load, no idea why, but they are there, so you can now use them in your tappedout decks.

May 29, 2013 8:36 p.m.

LeaPlath says... #15

kelvinkunia I disagree with wanting Gemhide or Homing Sliver in a modern aggro sliver deck. In aggro slivers, you want to play the good stuff at 1-3 mana.

RWU slivers has less lords but has access to burn, better removal and counterspells for a tempo deck. GWB is flat out kill your face.

Ixidron . This is what I would do for GWB slivers. GWB Slivers The black is splashed for Abrupt Decay and good stuff in the sideboard like IoK, but the disruption is important as otherwise, all you can do is race against combo, and this lets you interact with it. It is on a 2 mana curve, which means you can go turn 1 AEther Vial and be able to power out your deck and play around counterspells. The big downside to this is that without a hexproof sliver in modern, you are vulnerable to spot removal so the disruption also helps with that.

May 30, 2013 4:22 a.m.

Ixidron says... #16

Pretty much everyone is expecting a hexproof sliver, well there are still lots of unkown cards, all we can do is dream about it and hope it happens.

You deck is interesting (there are 6 spinneret slivers there for some reason), but the price is too much for me, it can interact with combos and it might be cool, but my deck is the best I can get with what I already have and what I want to spend.

Still this deck is ok, it can have a turn 4-6 victory, I've tested it against tournament jund decks and it managed to win, if I have to face combos I go for necrotic sliver and some anti-combo cards I have in the sideboard.

May 30, 2013 6:25 a.m.

LeaPlath says... #17

What tournament decks have you played? Cause Jund tells me nothing :P Jund aggro, midrange, vengevine, etc.

Also, the sideboard is quite bad. Why do you want AEther vial in the sideboard, or glittering wish. Those are main board cards. You really want to refine the deck down and tweak the sideboard. Right now, lots of 1 offs that do nothing and don't bring any specific deck hate.

The GWB slivers deck I linked can be tweaked a fair bit. For example, you can run basics and buddy lands only which would work. You can also do Naya and I could help you build a really strong budget Naya deck if you want.

May 30, 2013 8:29 a.m.

Ixidron says... #18

Sorry, in my country we call jund decks those aggro decks that include Deathrite Shaman ,Tarmogoyf , Dark Confidant , Abrupt Decay , etc, it's a nickname, I know jund only means colour, but well, force of habit made me write it.

My sideboard is not a real sideboard, it's a list of cards I might add to it or to the main board, I'll change it to maybeboard and make a real sideboard.

AEther Vial sounds cool, but I learned Gemhide Sliver works better if you have a good starting had, for example, 1 mana drop sliver, Gemhide Sliver +another 1 mana drop, you have 6 manas at turn 3, Sliver Legion , if they can't stop it with a removal it's game over, also Gemhide Sliver works well as ... in my country we call them Lightning Bolt rods or chickens (long story, we call Birds of Paradise chickens and then Lightning Bolt rods, so everything that acts as a removal attractor we call it Lightning Bolt rod or chicken).

I would appreciate your help with a budget Naya deck, I'll keep this deck as it is maybe adding some modifications, but won't change many things, if I make a budget Naya I will make a new independent deck.

May 30, 2013 9:28 a.m.

LeaPlath says... #19

Yes. I know what Jund is but there are lots of jund coloured decks and even among the most generic jund builds there are still some variety, such as do you run Olivia, or Huntmaster or what. Also, it isn't an aggro deck, it is a midrange deck.

May 30, 2013 9:57 a.m.

lil_cheez says... #20

Why Frenetic Sliver ?? To counter other slivers?

May 30, 2013 10:38 a.m.

Ixidron says... #21

Frenetic Sliver is there to counter removal, basically if you are going to lose one sliver instead you have a 50% chance of keeping it alive, or if you know how to flip coins a 75-90% chance, and if you want to be unfair a 100% chance with a 2 faced coin, no rule in MTG forbids the use of 2 faced coins :P

It also works well with Psionic Sliver , use the ability, if the damage is going to kill the sliver flip a coin.

May 30, 2013 10:54 a.m.

lil_cheez says... #22

Oh, I get it. Silly me, I was't aware that this ability is optional (I thought you were obliged to flip coins for your slivers everytime, so they'd be either bounced or sacrificed). So, nevermind my comment, it's a cool card to use in this deck!
A shame that Crystalline Sliver isn't modern, let's hope that they will print a creature with "All Slivers You Control Have Hexproof"!

May 30, 2013 11:03 a.m.

Ixidron says... #23

Most people is expecting it, currently if they follow the rule of 2 commons 1 uncommon and 1 rare there are 3 unspoiled slivers (2 green uncommon and one white rare I think, both colours have lot of hexproof cards), people demands a hexproof sliver.

There is also another alternative, since the spoiled slivers are all from the duels of planeswalkers (videogame) there is a chance there are black and blue slivers, if they follow the rule we'll see a total of 23 slivers, and with some luck one sliver legend.

May 30, 2013 11:42 a.m.

lil_cheez says... #24

What if sliver queen ate the overlord and the legion and now we have SLIVER OVERQUEENLEGION

May 30, 2013 12:10 p.m.

Cafo says... #25

What do you smoke? Not, really. I'm not jokeing. I mean, maybe you want to play this with your friends, no problem then. But if you want to be comepetitive, as you said, you are doing it wrong (really really wrong). At first you have to avoid playing 5 colors. In this case you have to play RWG. I'll post the deck you have to play. Look for Slivers GWR Modern.

May 31, 2013 4:50 p.m.

Ixidron says... #26

This deck is GWR with 3 creatures outside that colour and they are just 3 game enders, mana won't be a problem with 12 lands producing any mana colour and 4 gemhide slivers

May 31, 2013 6:30 p.m.

Necrotic sliver and aether vial from the maybeboard are some good choices mainboard.

June 6, 2013 4:11 p.m.

jgaylord87 says... #28

Have you considered Prophet of Kruphix ? Especially mixed with Chord of Calling it seems bonkers for Slivers. Also, I would be tempted to bring in Mirror Entity . Your guys have really small bodies on their own, so the buff could be really interesting for you (especially alongside the buffs from Sinew Sliver and friends.

August 20, 2014 7:44 a.m.

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