You Have Entered the Hive

The Sliver Queen provides you a rare gift - a song celebrating the might and majesty of Slivers. Listen, don't listen- it will be there all the same.

Do you like Tribal Creatures? Do you enjoy crushing your opponents with endless ranks of creatures that have indestructible, +1,000,000.../+1,000,000..., flash, flying, haste, shroud, regenerate, first strike, doublestrike, AND deathtouch? If so, then Sliver Overlord is the perfect choice for you. With its ability to tutor for any other creature in your deck, you have a complete toolkit for any situation at your disposal. With a little help from the hive Overlord can steal the opponent's most prized creatures, adding their might to your own (and making them a Sliver). Alternatively, you could use Overlord to beseech her Highness, the Queen ( queen) along with one of her treasures you can become unstoppable - crushing your opponents' hopes and dreams with creatures that have more abilities than the card would have room for.


Reading this decklist

Deck colors

Deck strengths

Deck weaknesses

The Strategy

General Strategy

Early game

Mid game

Late game


Combos and Synergies

Card Choices Explained



Other Information

Building Slivers

Event record

Change log

  • Pimp out the broodlings: Acquiring foils of all the broodlings who are currently in the deck. Most of them are not very expensive save Harmonic Sliver.
  • Continue enhancing this page: This deck is a work in progress just like this page. I've just picked up the notes on how to change your page background, but i'm still working on the accordions. Special thanks to multimedia for writing me a script that gives me a custom accordion for my description that doesn't get applied (or reapplied?)to user comments. You're the best, thank you! For additional advice on how to make a custom accordion of your own, refer to the following forums post: CSS Scoping Additionally, I added a song to the page as well (it's the audio controls right under this accordion picture). I felt a little bit of would music to help give a nice theme to the deck page. In case you didn't know, the song is Mantis' Hymn from the Metal Gear Solid soundtrack. If anyone wants any pointers on how to add music to their page, you can reference here: HTML Volume help and HTML Audio tag. Here is just a rule of thumb though, and please feel free to repeat after me: Never EVER autoplay. It is obnoxious and wrong.
  • Continue Upgrading: The deck has finally come to some sort of homeostasis. A place where I don't need to make any major changes or upgrades. After the last splurge to purchase the Kaladesh Masterpieces and a Foil Iconic Masters Mana Drain I'm pretty much done. I'll just keep watch for any cards that could be worthwhile to include like Prismatic Geoscope (but it wasn't really that good). My real wish is for more slivers to be produced (that are actually good)...or a Sliver Planeswalker. I'm not sure how Wizards would execute that though, but i'm sure it would be both terrifying (for non-slivers) and incredibly innovative and unique card design. Oh well, one can dream.
  • 180 Upvotes!: Thanks for all the votes! I hope you enjoyed all you read. Did you catch any of the little Easter (Sliver) Eggs I hid throughout the primer? They're all just silly little youtube videos for your amusement - 5 in total.

The (Actual) Queen's Egg

My amazing fiancee wife got me this custom made one of a kind deck box. Themed after the Sliver Queen (my all time favorite MTG Card), it's made out of a cast resin, with magnets to hold it all together. The box holds a commander deck double sleeved no problem, and was hand made by the one and only Liefkicker. His website is here: Liefkicker Studio. Note: These boxes are expensive but you get what you pay for. Liefkicker deckboxes are custom art pieces of the highest quality that hold your most prized of decks. Slivers will always be special to me, not to mention I made (or will make) sacrifices to get each card for my deck. The first time I revealed my box, the whole table just stopped and stared at it with wonder. "That looks evil", was the first compliment I ever got. People's eyes practically never left my end of the table (mostly because I was playing slivers...but the box is simply gorgeous). Again, i'm completely happy with this deck box, and I will cherish it for the rest of my life. If you want to know more, or want to see a more comprehensive review about Liefkicker's products, I suggest you look at the TolarianCommunityCollege's review: A Review of The Hedron Box for Magic: The Gathering Also, Shout Out to the Professor!

For the few of you who have been keeping track of this deck's progress Gattison crafted some awesome and funny song lyrics which are a parody of We Care Alot by Faith No More. I made an update about this before, but over time it may become lost from the front page, so here's another location where it may be discovered. As a reminder you can find Gattison's Studio right here. He takes requests! So don't hesitate to contact him, for every deck deserves it's own song. So without further ado, here is the official song of The Queen's Egg:


The coding for this primer was developed by Epochalyptik here.


Updates Add

My meta has changed ever since I started playing with a group of friends from work: they're fellow lovers of Blue control, and have a penchant for using spells like Expropriate...alot. In other words they're complete degenerates who will not hesitate to steal all your crap and bash you over the head with it. Their decks are well built, and are constantly getting small tweaks and changes that will continue to enhance their power.

So in this scary new meta...what about Slivers? A smart friend told me to start pushing my deck toward being more competitive. About 80% of my games always begin with the table targeting Slivers early on - so why not tune things up a bit? So now it's time for me to start going through the cards that don't necessarily contribute to my win conditions cards like - Syphon Sliver, Essence Sliver, and Quick Sliver. While objectively, they are very good and contribute to the deck - they don't always seem to be the cards I absolutely need at any given moment. Some cards i'm considering are: Path to Exile and Eladamri's Call. I'm also thinking of some more high end tutors. Also, before anyone thinks it i'm not interested in Imperial Seal. I don't feel like spending the $150 to get one unless it's absolutely worth it. Thoughts?

It'll be sad to break up the "Double Lifelink" ridiculousness of the deck - but sometimes consistency is better than spectacle.

I'm still keeping a vigilant watch for an announcement for my brand new broodlings on the horizon, as according to the Storm Scale Slivers are at 2, which translates to:

Level 2: Will definitely see again, but not necessarily right away

If you didn't get a chance to read my previous update, you should. I posted up links to Mark Rosewater's Blogatog where he discusses where Slivers come from (development wise...not birds and bees) and who created them (the Holy Sliver father, Mike Elliott). As always, thanks for reading. Keep Slivering.

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Date added 3 years
Last updated 1 week

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.40
Tokens 1/1 Sliver, 3/3 Beast, 1/1 Bird
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Top rank #9 on 2017-02-27
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-1 Syphon Sliver main
+1 Steam Vents main
+1 Watery Grave main
-1 Watery Grave main
-1 Steam Vents main
-1 Essence Sliver main
+1 Abrupt Decay main
+1 Eladamri's Call main