Bonescythe Sliver

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Bonescythe Sliver

Creature — Sliver

Sliver creatures you control have double strike.

Bonescythe Sliver Discussion

LVL_666 on Sliver EDH v1.0

2 weeks ago

Caerwyn, I have a counter to some of your cut recommendations:

  • Lavabelly Sliver + Sliver Queen + Basal Sliver = Death by Boiled Eggs. Pay to activate the Queen 's ability creating a Sliver Creature Token. That token will have Lavabelly 's ETB effect, allowing you to target a player for 1 point of damage. Sacrifice the token using Basal 's ability generating which will be used for...yes you guessed it - another activation of Sliver Queen 's ability which will result in another activation of Lavabelly 's ability. Repeat the process of creating and sacrificing Sliver creature tokens until all would be egg-touchers are dead. That's a solid 3 card combo that's entirely tutor-able by the commander alone - that's why you should keep the Lavabelly .

  • Syphon Sliver = now, this is entirely dependent on how SHINOBIofFATE wants to build their deck, as this card would be valuable in an aggro focused Sliver deck - combine this with Essence Sliver + Bonescythe Sliver and you get not 1, not 2 but 4 triggers of lifelink per attacking Sliver. (technically, it's 2 triggers of lifelink, and 2 triggers of "Whenever a Sliver deals damage, its controller gains that much life." - if you're thinking "well didn't they errata that?" NO. You are wrong. This is an ability unique to Essence Sliver .) However, if they're going to pursue a Control oriented deck...then yeah, I'd stick with that cut.

  • Training Grounds is an absolutely must keep, if solely for the commander interaction. Saving mana per tutor (or steal when used in conjunction with Amoeboid Changeling ) pays in dividends.

CaptSillva on EDH - Slivers

1 month ago

Feels like a bit of a miss to not have Bonescythe Sliver and the big buffers like Megantic Sliver and Might Sliver in this list. Overlord is good at getting what you need when you need it, but it feels like it could be hard to close out games without a few more mass buff effects.

As for what you could take out, Lavabelly Sliver seems like the easiest cut. After that maybe Root Sliver, that depends on your meta though. Homing Sliver is also a lot less good in Overlord than it is in the other Sliver decks. I also don't feel like Diffusion Sliver does enough. Most spot removals cost 1-2 mana, 2 more isn't going to have much impact, and generally it is the board clears that Slivers need to worry about.

_Delta_ on Favorite Voltron Commander and why?

8 months ago

I play Sliver Overlord , and while voltron is not exactly my first thought at winning, it certainly is quite possible when you have a 7/7 that can gain a lot of keywords quickly when you search up Bonescythe Sliver , Shifting Sliver , Galerider Sliver , and play effects from Sliver Legion , Magma Sliver , etc.

Verbatiam on WUBRG Sliver V8.1.0

10 months ago

Slivers is my pet archtype so appologies if I go a little overboard with this comment

Overall pretty good, got most of the good ones. I'd cut Metallic Sliver and Sliver Construct as they dont actually add anything to your sliver stradedgy aside from mooching off of your other slivers. I'd replace them with Manaweft Sliver and Bonescythe Sliver I'm assuming their is budget concerns, otherwise Sliver Sliver Queen and Sliver Legion would be auto includes
To be honest, cut all of your instants, they either are innefficient or wont do what you want e.g. Lightning Bolt doesn't kill much in commander and Dash Hopes almost never counters a spell, and when it does it means you would have rathered a card that did damage. Some potential good cards in each caatagorie you have represented are:

Countermagic

-Swan Song

-Counterspell

-Out of Bounds

Removal

-Swords to Plowshares

-Crib Swap

-Beast Within

also one card thats really win more with slivers is Kindred Summons

I like your socereies more, some that I'd cut are Hive Stirrings because similarly to Metallic sliver they do actually contribute to slivers plans, Severed Strands is sorcery speed removal that loses you a sliver (which is something you really don't want to do in slivers), and Divest because single target hand hate just makes you enemies in commander and rarely hits anything thats worth that. Some good includes in this area are Kindred Dominance and Cultivate/Kodama's Reach
I combined these catagories because they speak to an overall subtheme you seem to have, both artifacts and the cat combo (Saheeli Rai and Felidar Guardian). Honestly I dont think there are enough artifacts to justify two artifact planeswalkers, and neither is really syenergistic with your deck I'd cut both and Guardian, if you want a Planeswalker I'd reccomend Xenagos, the Reveler as he both ramps and protects himself. If you want a two card combo I'd reccomend Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Pestermite has they're more useful outside of the combo.

On the topic of Artifacts they can be really useful in a budget 5 colour deck as they work with whatever colours you happend to have out. Most of your artifacts are good, I'd just cut Hedron Archive and Tamiyo's Journal, the former because you really need coloured mana and the latter because its a really slow tutor and not very good source of cards. I'd recommend adding Commander's Sphere, Fellwar Stone, and Heartstone (Heartstone is especially good). If you find more space in the deck I'd also recommend signets for your major colours as they can convert 1 colour that you dont need to 2 that you do.

This section is really good, only card I dislike is Dictate of Karametra because it benefits your opponents as well in a deck where you don't really break parity on it (you opponents get as much benefit as you) and it costs double green. There are some really good enchantments you can run, highlights are Kindred Discovery, Unnatural Selection, and Training Grounds (again, decreasing the cost of your commanders abilities is insanly good)

All in all I really love the deck and it fills me with nostalga for my old Sliver deck (it was my first ever commander deck). Hope some of this helps and I'd be happy to talk about what I've said more (hope this isn't way to much)

PIZZ_PAZZ on Budget sliver deck

11 months ago

You might want to drop Virulent Sliver. While poison counters always are fun, the ability poisonous makes it so that you have to hit them 10 times, and at that point you probably want to have already won. My suggestion would be to sub it with Bonescythe Sliver, or maybe more lands.

Valengeta on Budget Slivers

11 months ago

My advice is to stick with a White and Green deck, you have the base slivers there like Sinew Sliver, Muscle Sliver, Brood Sliver, Horned Sliver, Bonescythe Sliver, Gemhide Sliver, Ward Sliver, Might Sliver, Manaweft Sliver, Essence Sliver and Sidewinder Sliver there, plus some more but these are the greatest ones for me. With them you can splash more colors to use Crystalline Sliver, Necrotic Sliver, Sliver Queen, Sliver Legion, Sliver Overlord and Sliver Hivelord, which are the ones with most value in my opinion outside Selesnya colors, although there are some good ones too in Blue and Red. Metallic Sliver is a good and cheap body but with no abilities of its own. Also get non-creatures spells that allow you to draw, tutor or fix your hand/deck for more creatures, as well as things to protect said creatures from boardwipes and individual kill spells. Check my sliver deck to get a more accurate idea of what I'm saying please Merciless Aliens

PookandPie on The Glorious Hive

1 year ago

Intruder Alarm and Paradox Engine would be solid additions here. I'd remove Forcefield (this card doesn't really do a lot when you could just outright win for the same mana cost), and something else, maybe Tooth and Nail for them.

Intruder Alarm and Paradox Engine are excellent because Overlord + Gemhide/Manaweft + 3 other Slivers = Cast every single Sliver from your library. You just pay 3 to go grab Heart Sliver, cast him, untap your Slivers, and then continue casting until you're satisfied. I use Cautery Sliver as a decent sac outlet that also lets me just outright win once I play all the Slivers I want, play Queen, and then make all the tokens I want (with Alarm). And even better, if you don't want your opponents taking advantage of Alarm or anything like that, just destroy it with Hibernation Sliver.

The Aggravated Assault combo with Gemhide takes way more effort to set up (as you need at least 5 Slivers for mana production that don't attack and you have no way to give them vigilance in this deck as neither Sentinel nor Synchronous Sliver are present), so you need at least six Slivers on board for this to work, while Paradox Engine and Intruder Alarm let you go go infinite with 1 fewer Sliver (2 fewer if you have Heart Sliver out already as you can tutor your 1 drop Sliver). I see absolutely no reason why you'd abstain from these combos when Aggravated Assault takes more effort to set up, lol.

Other recommendations:

Frenetic Sliver. If you're going to suffer a board wipe, Frenetic Sliver is a nice one to have in play since he gives a 50/50 chance of keeping any single Sliver you have.

Venom Sliver is basically a better Toxic Sliver at this point at half the mana cost.

No Manaweft Sliver seems suspect. It's a solid addition.

Bonescythe Sliver is basically a better Fury Sliver.

Galerider Sliver is half the mana cost of Winged Sliver- I see no reason to not run it.

I'm going to suspect you just don't like the new slivers, but a lot of them are actually quite good so even if you don't like the artwork they would make your deck fairly better if they were included.

That's all. Hope this helps.

Loonmoon18 on Scorpion God- Death by a Thousand Stings

1 year ago

Great deck! I tested it against my Sliver EDH deck and it did quite well! I never thought about doing a wither EDH deck, in all honesty forgot about it! Actually taking a note from you and I will be adding Grafted Exoskeleton to my deck. That with my commander Sliver Overlord, It's a lot of poison counters. Also, with Bonescythe Sliver or Hunter Sliver. I can now make them either lose earlier, force an indestructible creature fight it and kill it. Or if Shifting Sliver is in play it's a quick death! Thank you for reminding me! Upvote for you :)

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