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

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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.

Doombeard1984 on Slivers of God

4 months ago

OK, that's cool. So yes Sliver Hivelord is 100% legal. Very helpful card.

Now, for the steal effects, you use things like Amoeboid Changeling , Artificial Evolution , Unnatural Selection , Imagecrafter etc. You will also want lots of mana generation. You will also need to be careful with some slivers, especially Crystalline Sliver , as this will make it impossible to steal your opponents stuff

Doombeard1984 on All hail...The Overlord

4 months ago

Thanks for the upvote and comments KITTYMANHunkGTI. Much appreciated.

And yes, Amoeboid Changeling can help me steal my opponents creatures and even commanders. Not so great when Crystalline Sliver totally NONbo's it for me hahaha. You can also use Unnatural Selection as an enchantment version of this, or Artificial Evolution . I like The Blue Blob though.

Do you have a Sliver Hive of your own, or considering building one?

B0NGUS on Getting Slivvy With It

4 months ago

Heya Doombeard1984! I love the new look of your username! You're spot on. I almost have Crystalline Sliver , and will swap those immediately when I do. I was considering switching to some sort of reverse curve for slivers to cascade into more specific lines, which is initially why I reduced my 1-MV spells to so few. If I pop a sliver for 1 cost, at this point it would always be Galerider Sliver . Though it's probably nuts to try to do that with the deck so I'm likely going to make that switch as well. 100% on the Grow from the Ashes to either Nature's Lore or Skyshroud Claim . I'll switch to Skyshroud Claim!

And for Realmwalker I haven't gotten them in my hand or on my battlefield yet to see their effect, but I really like it for seeing the top card. I have plenty of fetches, so I can see the top to plan a cascade, and shuffle if I don't like it.

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