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Creature — Sliver
All Slivers have "Sacrifice this permanent: Add (Black)(Black) to your mana pool."
Basal Sliver Discussion
1 day ago
Traditional sliver aggro basically mandates Aether Vial , which is anything but budget, but sliver combo gives options.
If you are looking at a Basal Sliver deck, its worth looking at Adaptive Automaton / Changeling Outcast / Haakon, Stromgald Scourge . Torment of Hailfire gives another 'I win the game' card, and Bitter Ordeal gives another, but frankly any storm card will work. Even Ignite Memories . Changeling also lets you run different 'ramp sac' options in Skirk Prospector . Weather the Storm will be spectacular sideboard.
Lands are where it gets tricky. You want green for gemhides etc, and multicolour to fix for other slivers. Sliver Hive will fix most problems, but it got expensive at some point. Ancient Ziggurat doesn't fuel your spells, but when trying to combo into them with basal, that matters less. Playing mostly green/black and leaning into Llanowar Wastes and friends is likely the best option.
2 weeks ago
2 months ago
Hey Sectiron, +1 for you mate!
Here's my (casual?) list: Slivers/ First/ Lords
Clearly you've given it some thought, but it reads like you're underestimating your excludes... unless you're under-tuning for casual, tbf.
I wanted to list a few combos in case you missed them ;)
...and more I'm sure!
...Basically, Morophon, the Boundless , Sliver Queen , and Pulmonic Sliver go infinite in many ways... and Dormant Sliver , Basal Sliver (aka Ashnod's Altar ) , and Darkheart Sliver are all really good.
...as are Firewake Sliver (it gives haste) and Mindlash Sliver . Really, any sacrifice in general would let you play and turn off Dormant Sliver / Harmonic Sliver (aka Aura Shards )/ Crystalline Sliver /(etc) as well as capitalize on board wipes.
Ramp feels really nice... why not play more? Resigning yourself to 5 mana sounds miserable! I agree cascading into ramp is a bummer, but if you play 2:1 cards like Skyshroud Claim , (etc), you'll consistently play your commander as well as protect yourself from land hate (...it is too easy to deny the WUBRG player).
Also, play way more 1-drops, including non-Slivers. I personally like Phyrexian Reclamation and have been testing Reconnaissance . Currently my only 0-drop is Summoner's Pact , which effectively lets me stop cascading through <100 cards, tutor, and then shuffle. Your current setup is torture! Cascading for a single 1-drop (which you can't skip and just tutor) into <3 0-drops? You're flipping and shuffling way too much for a single rock! Either way, though, it looks like fun.
My tables are also casual, but Slivers are arch-enemy... no matter what! Embrace it :)
Hopefully this was helpful. glhf!
2 months ago
@Nerdytimesorwhatever I pulled Heart Sliver in the last round of updates. The deck has a couple other haste givers and I needed the slot. I have Basal Sliver , I just haven't found a need for him yet.
Thanks for +1!
2 months ago
Anguished Unmaking could be an utter end #2
Have fun deckbuilding! +1 for the name lol
2 months ago
Hey Daevied, thanks for the compliment and i'm honored that you would use my deck as a basis for your own. I can't wait to see how your preferences and style will guide you toward your ideal vision of the Hive.
What would be the cards in the list that could be exchanged depending on my meta? - Daevied
Tough question. As for the cards that I would recommend are meta-flexible, well...i'll give a few ideas I guess.
- Quick Sliver - Quick is meant to give you additional flexibility when you are playing at a table with alot of interaction. A player with an itch tap finger can be extremely annoying...especially when they see you in the lead, and leave up some of their mana before your turn begins. If you don't have that problem, then you could slot this one out. OR, if you have more than one annoying player you could slot this in for Root Sliver .
- Sliver Overlord - If you have a meta that is cEDH - only, then well...this Sliver as a commander simply won't be able to compete in first place on a consistent basis. My deck as it is built can hang with some of those decks, but it was never intended to run ahead of the pack in that kind of meta. If you want to make a truly "Sliver themed" cEDH deck, then you need to pilot The First Sliver + Food Chain or maybe Sliver Queen Combo.
- Lands - The most expensive part of this deck are the lands. Honestly, you don't need to have Original Duals and Fetches to have a consistent manabase. If you have a slightly more relaxed meta, you could opt for the Mirage Fetchlands. As for duals, you could snatch up the recently reprinted Shocklands. Utility lands like Gaea's Cradle can be swapped out basics (trust me, it's good to have them - especially when someone in your meta decides to run Blood Moon in a 5 color deck...jerk)
Btw, you can combo Hibernation Sliver , Lavabelly Sliver , and Morophon, the Boundless with any lifelink sliver .p - Daevied
I saw a different use for Lavabelly Sliver in the form of Sliver Queen + Lavabelly Sliver + Basal Sliver - Infinite ETBs = Infinite "Drain for 1" effects. Morophon 's aesthetic just didn't vibe with me, and I won't include it in any of my builds - but I do see the combo potential. Honestly, First Sliver's Chosen caught my eye, and i've been curious as to what I could do with it. Any thoughts? Oh, and thanks for commenting on my page, and thanks again for the compliments. Good luck in your build!
Chitinous Approval Ensues
3 months ago
I like this idea- I've been testing Changeling Outcast / Basal Sliver / Haakon, Stromgald Scourge and it looks decent- brood birthing into hand is an interesting backup combo that already uses pieces I'm playing. Red offers Skirk Prospector and green Utopia Mycon for backup pieces. Sacrificing tokens lets me stack gravestorm triggers for disruption, which might be amazing in combo matchups.
If you are looking to stay in mono-red, there is enough filtering with Faithless Looting / Cathartic Reunion / Magmatic Insight etc to set up a combo, the only quesion is what to cast with it. Anihilator one turn one is enough to cut people off lands in a lot of situations, so I'd look at Crack the Earth / Boom to shut your opponent off lands.
3 months ago
Basal Sliver occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%