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 an army of indestructible, +1,000,000/+1,000,003, flash, flying, haste, shroud, regenerating, first strike, double strike + "double lifelink"? (Yes, that means "QUADRUPLE LIFELINK" - refer to combos and synergies) Or would you prefer having an infinite number of 1/1 creatures that easily overrun your opponents? Do you enjoy intimidating your opponents the second you reveal your General? If yes to any of these, 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 Sliver Overlord can steal the opponent's most prized creatures, adding their might to your own. Using his tutor ability to beseech her Highness, the Sliver Queen along with one of her treasures you can become unstoppable by invoking an infinite combo 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 this deck

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

Let's address the Pheldegryff in the room here - what does Dominaria as a whole mean for this deck, and Slivers in particular? In my opinion...relatively little. But, given that this deck does rely on control and requires a good amount of recursion, here are some cards that are worth note:

  • Divination: Draw is kind of a weakness in this deck. Originally Rhystic Study was meant to fill that role, but at the same time i'm experimenting with Mystic Remora as well. Divination may be a one and done spell, but it guarantees cards.
  • Karn's Temporal Sundering: I just find this one interesting...not necessarily a "must have", but taking an extra turn and bouncing something important is good. The legendary stipulation sucks though.
  • Time of Ice: Slowing down the opponent is always a good thing, depending on the commander im facing though, it may not matter. Still an interesting card for the art at least.
  • Unwind: I don't know if this is a strictly better Negate, but it is always nice to untap land. This could make for a good play if I were to have creatures out and Gaea's Cradle in play. It may not make a huge impact, but it does seem interesting. I may swap it in for Swan Song or Negate.
  • The Eldest Reborn: Creature removal? check. Disrupt opponent's hand? Check. Steal a big creature? Also Check. While this card may not make the biggest plays, it does seem interesting. But again, it's only something to experiment with.
  • Soul Salvage: Another decent graveyard recursion option. Perhaps better than Aphetto Dredging, but definitely a good option to experiment with.
  • Yawgmoth's Vile Offering: Another interesting option for graveyard recursion. The legendary stipulation sucks, but at least the art is pretty. Again, another card to experiment with.
  • Gaea's Blessing: More interesting graveyard recursion. While it may not be as great as the previous options, it does draw you a card. Eh, at least the art is pretty.
  • Then there's everything else that Delta-117 set doesn't really mean all too much for this deck...but at least there are pretty cards. Maybe there's something I missed? Let me know in the comments.

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Date added 3 years
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.45
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 Sentinel Sliver main
-1 Crypt Sliver main
-1 Sentinel Sliver maybe
-1 Teferi's Protection maybe