Crystalline Sliver

Crystalline Sliver

Creature — Sliver

All Slivers have shroud. (They can't be the targets of spells or abilities.)

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Crystalline Sliver Discussion

jaminfine on The First Sliver

1 week ago

Consider removing:

Virulent Sliver because it's ability is basically useless. Poison won't be a game winner. Even against infinite life decks, it's far more likely you'll win with commander damage before poison.

Darkheart Sliver because why would you ever want to sacrifice a sliver to gain 3 life?

Consider adding:

Magma Sliver because BIG DAMAGE means one hit kill with your commander!

Shadow Sliver because it is a cheaper version of Shifting Sliver and has basically the same ability. Nice to have both in the deck because unblockable slivers are very powerful!

Quick Sliver because casting slivers at instant speed allows you insane flexibility that your opponents won't be able to respond to effectively.

Consider replacing Crystalline Sliver with Opaline Sliver because the crystal sounds good until you realize it prevents Crypt Sliver and Magma Sliver from functioning.

Consider replacing Fellwar Stone with Arcane Signet because it's a better card.

Consider replacing Blur Sliver with Heart Sliver because it's less mana and quite similar

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

1 month 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.

Caerwyn on Sliver overload

2 months ago

Your best course of action is going to be focusing on four copies of the best slivers, rather than 1-2 copies of a large number of different slivers. Ideally, all your slivers will cost 1 or two mana--anything higher than that is going to hurt your efficiency.

As some general rules, understanding that budget might change some of these suggestions, here is what I would recommend:

  1. Cut every single sliver you have that costs more than 2 mana.

  2. Cut the mana slivers - you will have a much lower curve and not need them.

  3. Run four copies of each of the 2-mana +1/+1 slivers: Muscle Sliver, Predatory Sliver, and Sinew Sliver (which you are running 3 of already).

  4. Add some high-impact, low-curve slivers. 4x Leeching Sliver effectively gives all your slivers +1/0, except deals that 1 additional life to the opponent even if the sliver is blocked. Hibernation Sliver is superior to Crypt Sliver, since it does not require you to keep slivers untapped (you will rarely have untapped slivers because you want to be attacking constantly).

  5. Fill in any gaps with low-mana slivers that have useful abilities focused on increasing damage or protecting slivers from removal (for example, Plated Sliver is low-mana, but does not increase damage or really do much to protect your slivers, so I would not run it). Crystalline Sliver and Galerider Sliver are two of the best options, but they are a little less budget-friendly.

  6. Lands that enter tapped are a death sentence to an aggressive deck like slivers. Consider running lands like Ancient Ziggurat instead.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

7 months ago

kbaylife, I hear you on MH2, after buying a collector's box (note: I didn't pay anywhere near full price - more on that in a later post?) I only received one fetch. I'm going to trade and buy the rest in Foil old border in the near future.

Thanks for the compliment on my list, its my favorite deck and representative of what I like in magic. It always is a help if you leave an upvote, by the way. Id love to get to 600 someday.

As for ol' Morophon, the Boundless , it is simply a win more card. Keep in mind this is within the context of a deck that aims to be as competitive as possible and strictly limited to Sliver Tribal. For mana spent, I need to win the game or change the flow dramatically. Morophon, the Boundless early game is a dead card in hand, mid game will force me to uh... tapout (there's a pun in there somewhere) and have a very vulnerable big target on the field (there is no guarantee that Crystalline Sliver will be available). Late game is when Morophon shines, but if I can sling that kind of mana, then why waste it on casting a big flashy creature instead of trying to establish an infinite combo?

I welcome a rebuttal if you think I'm mistaken, thanks for bringing morophon back on my radar.

Azielle on The Hive Mind Project

8 months ago

I forgot to mention, the two black regen slivers serve very specific protection purposes when looking to combo off:

Clot Sliver protects popping off with Mana Echoes as it can make use of the colourless mana as the combo piece drops into play and produces it.

Likewise, Crypt Sliver lets me have free protection in play to protect a combo piece the turn I go off, so that I can tap out to do so. When I'm looking to drop Morophon, the Boundless it's often an expensive proposition that might win me the game if it sticks. Crypt Sliver or Crystalline Sliver allow me to do that the second I get enough mana.

I didn't really even consider the interaction between the two pieces on an opponent's turn, since they were just included as redundant pieces for their purpose on my combo turn. When I was looking at protect pieces, all I saw in Sedge Sliver was that I'd have to hold up one more black.

For building a castle wall that's hard to kick over though, I'll definitely concede that Sedge Sliver is solid with Crystalline Sliver . Making it hard to wipe and hard to target certainly makes it tough to get rid of the little critters. That said, I'm usually reaching for Wrath of God , Damnation , Toxic Deluge or the like for wipes. None of it would protect me from any of my own decks. In fact, my first nonbo removals in this deck at the spreadsheet stage actually involved ripping my removal package apart because it didn't play nice with my protection package ;)

Doombeard1984 on The Hive Mind Project

8 months ago

Greetings again Azielle,

So I was having another look at the list, and there is a bit of a nonBo in there. If a boardwipe was hit, and you happened to have Crypt Sliver and Crystalline Sliver , because the regeneration targets, you will not be able to regen your board. So, as having mana producing slivers is fairly common place, do you think Sedge Sliver would be a better include. The regeneration doesn't target and so each sliver essentially says "Tap: regenerate this creature" if you have a Manaweft Sliver or Gemhide Sliver in play.

Just a thought.

Doombeard1984 on Be Water

8 months ago

what about Shifting Sliver . Would make all your "Slivers" unblockable pretty much? You could also use Sedge Sliver and Crystalline Sliver as ma means of protection and ability to regen each "Sliver" for just 1 .

Sorry for the Sliver only suggestions, just Slivers are a knowledge base I have. Deck looks cool. +1 for sure :)

Doombeard1984 on The Collective

8 months ago

Greetings,

What about Sedge Sliver . Stops the awkward situation of having Crystalline Sliver and Crypt Sliver out and realising you cant regenerate your guys, and you also get +1/+1 on all your Slivs if you have a swamp.

Also, I see you are running Spiteful Sliver . So If someone is running some kind of Taxes/Pillow fort deck (think cards like Ghostly Prison , Propaganda etc), then Blasphemous Act can be a way of ending games without having to attack, and usually at the simple cost of . If you have Sliver Hivelord out as well this is especially fun as you get to keep your horde due to the Indestructibility.

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