Basal Sliver

Basal Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Slivers have "Sacrifice this permanent: Add (Black)(Black) to your mana pool."

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Basal Sliver Discussion

Skaso on 5color Sliver

3 weeks ago

Yes the Locust God infinte combo is not really going with the flavor of my deck. I included Toxin Sliver, Brood Sliver and Kindred Summons. For funnzies added Mindlash Sliver, Basal Sliver, Enduring Renewal, but will change that for Diffusion Sliver, Haunting Voyage, Venom Sliver

SadistkSuffring on The first or The overlord

1 month ago

I've had mine for about 3 months. Overlord is the way to go. Don't know if you have them but you can fish for Basal Sliver , Sliver Queen and Lavabelly Sliver . Go infinite an peck your enemies to death. If they manage to stop that somehow before it happens the fish for Virulent Sliver . Cascade is seemingly awesome but chances are you may get to cast one more sliver since most are around 2 or 3 mana and you can only cascade into a lower cost card. Being able to tutor for any card is priceless.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

2 months ago

Hey abierto,

It’s been awhile since you commented, glad to hear from you. Thanks for bringing these cards onto my radar. I've got some mixed opinions about each card, so let's discuss - Survival of the Fittest seems only viable when looking for the aforementioned Sliver Queen + Lavabelly Sliver + Basal Sliver combo. Otherwise, i'd just be populating my graveyard for a mass reanimation play that could either make or break my next turn and probably the rest of the game for me. Seems a little too high risk, high reward.

Survival of the Fittest only makes me miss Paradox Engine that much more. I guess I just need to see how it's viable outside of just tutoring for the previously mentioned. Separately, I saw a Sliver themed alter of this card that is really awesome:

Intuition in a good card, but i'm not sure it'll be good in this deck. It would be a great tutor for decks that have reanimation as a primary theme.

Dregscape Sliver on the other hand I’m seriously considering - i'd cut Patriarch's Bidding, as the benefit of only targeting my stuff outweighs the exile at the end of turn. I tend to face a lot of tribal decks in my meta(s), so not bringing back everyone else's graveyard to seal the deal on a combo seems like an easy decision.

Hi Sneuxfox,

Welcome to my deck page, thank you for posting. I've always held Magma Sliver in high regard, but the issue i've had with it is that for it to be a viable card on the board I would need to reach a "critical mass" of Slivers on board. By itself, it's ability is so-so. But I now realize when accompanied by Sentinel Sliver and/or Bonescythe Sliver this creature can make a somewhat threatening board get really out of hand.

To be honest, it's been a long time since i've taken another look at this card. The last time I considered it's inclusion was before M14 at least. Now, after Modern Horizons there are a bunch of more interesting combinations we could use. You've convinced me - i'll be cutting Heart Sliver (as Cloudshredder Sliver makes it obsolete) for Magma.

The only problem I have to worry about now is if Crystalline Sliver is on board. Also, what the heck is happening with Magma Sliver? It just had a serious price spike! You know something I don't?

Thanks again for all of your awesome suggestions and discussion. You help keep this deck list evolving.

abierto on The Queen's Egg

3 months ago

Hello Mortlocke, long time since my last comment!

I'm binging to you some new lines you would like about the Sliver Queen + Basal Sliver + Lavabelly Sliver. Generally speaking this combo is not that easy to assemble, since it normally requires 2 tutor effects if we already got one of those 3 in our hand or battlefield.

The addition of Dregscape Sliver will allow us to use tutor cards like Intuition or Survival of the Fittest.

With Intuition we basically tutor for Dregscape and 2 other slivers, and our opponent doesn't have a valid option to interrupt our plan, since whatever card he will choose, we will always be able to return everything from our graveyard thanks to unearth.

With Survival of the Fittest we will need before our turn and one creature in hand. We basically tutor and bin what we tutored for, until all 3 pieces are in our graveyard and Dregscape in our hand. We then cast Dregscape Sliver and unearth everything for the win.

Generally speaking with those 2 lines, Dregscape Sliver will also pay the cost for the first Sliver Queen ability activation, due to Basal Sliver ability.

Let me know what you think about this, you can always find my primer on moxfield or deckstats under the username MrPonzi.

Cheers!

Gattison on Sliver Overload

5 months ago

I have Basal Sliver

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

5 months ago

lillobby6, this is quite the post! I have say first and foremost thank you for following this deck's progress over the years. I appreciate that you chose to base your own build off of my own.

" However I was curious as to your opinion on a deck that is somewhat more weighted towards rituals/ritual-esque rocks (of which you run quite few)."

Forgive me if I don't understand what you're referring to here - are you referring to rocks such as Jeweled Lotus, and rituals like Jeska's Will?

"I’ve read some of your comments regarding Morophon, the Boundless and looking at your deck I can see why it likely would not be the best inclusion."

From what I'm interpreting, you are asking how would I re-interpret this deck in such a way that would make Morophon, the Boundless a more worthwhile inclusion? Well, first off I think you're absolutely correct in going with a combo oriented deck with Sliver Queen as it's commander, and only the essential slivers included for the Basal Sliver and etc. infinite combos. By going all in on the powerful staples such as Dockside Extortionist, Smothering Tithe etc, I imagine games would end quickly and decisively with morophon acting as a massive mana filter. The inclusion of Crystalline Sliver, and to a lesser extent Diffusion Sliver and Unsettled Mariner would be paramount as your opponents would likely seek to dismantle your board once they know your usual routes.

I see where this concept is going, and is definitely resembling a more traditional cEDH deck in the sense that the deck does one thing really well, and in theory really fast. I think it could work. I know this is a bit oxymoronic but having a deck that can only win by combo just doesn't seem all that exciting to play. I'm not enough of a Johnny LOL - this is where my personal deck building biases kick in: I want to celebrate the tribe i'm playing, not stifling it by playing the most efficient method to victory. Why bother playing Slivers if you're not going to play Slivers? Following the logic, I should be playing The First Sliver + Food Chain - but screw that. I'd rather have fun.

multimedia on Sliver Overlord, Cascading to Victory

6 months ago

Hey, well done so far, nice Queen. The manabase is underwhelming for five colors and you forgot Command Tower.

31 lands is a low amount to have enough color fixing when five colors are essential to cast Overlord as well as needing many different color combinations in the early turns of the game to cast Slivers. Compared to the rest of your deck, other than five lands (Forbidden, Exotic, Crypt, Tree, Zagoth), the rest of the manabase has been neglected. What is the Snow theme for? Playing Snow for Into the North doesn't seem worth it since all the Snow duals always ETB tapped.

Consider adding 3-5 more lands and some more 2 CMC ramp that can make any color?

Some Sliver upgrades to consider:

Basal Sliver combos with Sliver Queen to make infinite 1/1 Slivers which Lavabelly Sliver is a win condition. Amoeboid Changeling is a Changeling which are all creature types. It's a Sliver while in your hand, library, graveyard and because it's a Sliver in your library you can tutor for it with Overlord. Overlord and Amoeboid have repeatable interaction to turn an opponent's creature into a Silver and then gain control of it.

Good luck with your deck.

Polaris on Sacrificing a creature to one …

8 months ago

The reason behind this is that the sacrifice isn't part of the resolution of these abilities. If the sacrifice were for the effect of something else (say your opponent cast Tribute to Hunger and Basal Sliver was your only creature) you can certainly sac your Sliver out from under the spell with its own ability. When the sacrifice is a cost, though, it happens when you pay costs, while you're putting the spell or ability in the stack. By the time you or any other player can respond, the costs are already paid and the sacrificed creature is in the graveyard.

This also means that the opponent can't respond to you activating Basal Sliver's ability by killing it (with say Shock). No player can interrupt you paying a cost once you start casting/activating the spell/ability.

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