Sliver Overlord
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Sliver Overlord

Legendary Creature — Sliver Mutant

: Search your library for a Sliver card, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

: Gain control of target Sliver. (This effect lasts indefinitely.)

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Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

4 months ago

Hello Votecat, thanks for commenting on my page. Just as a side note, you can tag the cards you reference by using:

[[card:Sliver Overlord]]

I have thoughts on every card suggestion you made, and i'll address them individually. Root Sliver is on permanent standby for me. Depending on the nature of my meta (Rather, when I actually get one - RL has its challenges) i'd find a way to work it in, but I'm uncertain on what i'd cut - what would you cut from my list to make room? Rhythm of the Wild is a great card, however it's unnecessary as Slivers do all of the things this Enchantment can do - but better. Why be confined by Riot? Having to choose Haste or a +1/+1 counter? Besides, dedicating so many resources to countering one form of interaction is just unnecessary with the inclusion of Cavern of Souls and the potential inclusion of Root Sliver.

Intruder Alarm I have my own issues with - namely that it's a dead card in hand until you have all the combo pieces on board to fully take advantage of it before an opponent does. The effect can very easily backfire - and has backfired on me personally - and has forever soured my take on the card. Also, keep in mind if you are ever in a mirror match, there is always a chance the opponent can out maneuver you with the exact same pieces. This simply makes me miss Paradox Engine that much more. The printing of Urza, Lord High Artificer made the banning of Paradox Engine essential if players were going to use him - so I forever hate on Urza, who personally ruined my fun with one of my favorite cards.

The comparison of Dregscape Sliver and Yawgmoth's Will is like a 9MM vs. a Nuclear Bomb. YawgWill is leagues beyond the potential of what Dregscape has to offer - you can play a land, any spell that isn't a Sliver, oh and a Sliver, until the end of turn out of your graveyard. The best part is that said Sliver doesn't get exiled at the end of turn. There is a very good reason why this card is on the reserved list. I'm not going to be swapping out YawgWill anytime soon.

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth are both good cards - within context. Urborg is kind of meh outside of a monoblack or 2 color deck that also utilizes Cabal Coffers - and doesn't have access to Green. Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth on the otherhand is uh...meh? Slivers aren't a Lands matter deck and there aren't any Slivers that gain +X/+X for each Forest I control - though that would be sweet. Honestly, these lands would do more harm than good as fixing the manabases of my opponents is something I generally want to avoid.

Ashnod's Altar is not the most optimal choice unless the commander is Sliver Queen herself. Without the other combo pieces on board, Altar just kind of sits there as an optional sac outlet that could potentially ramp you - but to take full advantage you would absolutely need Quick Sliver on board. Again, it's a good card for Sliver Queen the commander, but in a Sliver Tribal deck i'm just not convinced.

Crowd Lands - first time i've heard Bondlands being referred to as that. Cool. I don't always play this deck in a pod so having lands that always come in tapped is simply not ideal. I lean more toward the Shadowmoor/Eventide Filterlands e.g. Flooded Grove, Cascade Bluffs, etc. if I were to swap out my Revised Dual Lands.

Thanks for commenting by the way, please leave a +1 if you like as I will be doing the same on your deckpage.

chitinous approval ensues

Dangerwillrobinson79 on Anti Tribal-Tribal Tribal

6 months ago

I played a proxied copy of this deck running Sliver Overlord at my shop last night and had a blast! My buddy dropped Craterhoof Behemoth a turn after a major Avenger of Zendikar drop. I responded with Arachnogenesis to prevent his win. Next turn I played Mirrorweave and turned my 15 spiders into 98/98 hydras and smashed the board. This deck is fire! I'm going to try out Tiamat next time to see the difference and catch them off guard since they'll be looking for the Sliver O.

MoonNightmare on The First Sliver, a Sliver tribal EDH

7 months ago

Hello, thanks for the suggestions. In my current playgroup, there's a lot of interaction (counterspells and removal), so when you go for a commander like Sliver Overlord, it tends to get removed pretty quickly without doing much. The First Sliver on the other hand, has an "on-cast" effect, so at least you get the cascade and you can play as early as you get to 5 mana.

Citanul Flute, Distant Melody and Kindred Summons are really interesting cards, I will experiment with that.

Licecolony on Anti Tribal-Tribal Tribal

7 months ago

Thanks Beebles!!!

Oooh, I really like the idea of bounce lands with untappers! Priest of Titania I think falls a bit too much under the need for changing my own creature types on the regular, which I'd rather avoid. Are there any of those ramp cards you'd suggest I replace? I agree, 35 lands has been a bit on the low end for me. Maybe I could swap in a Valakut Awakening  Flip to provide some draw along with modal land? Or Agadeem's Awakening  Flip for a land or late-game recursion?

What kind of card draw are you thinking? Things like Verity Circle and Viridian Revel that gain value passively? Or Painful Truths and Sign in Blood for small one-shot effects, or Pull from Tomorrow and Stroke of Genius types for big single-turn mass-draws. I figured I could lower the draw with Dragon's Hoard, Tiamat, and Sliver Overlord all repeatedly giving tutor draw in addition to the deck's tutors. Would love suggestions if you know of any like Species Specialist I missed that would be on theme! With my lack of consistent discard outlets, Haakon has most often been discarded to hand-size after Tiamat comes into play, so I couldn't run Sea Gate Restoration  Flip

ILuvMtg on The First Sliver, a Sliver tribal EDH

7 months ago


I would suggest useing Sliver Overlord as your commander in place of The First Sliver, as then you would be able to tutor all of the Sliver commanders from your deck.

Also, Kindred Summons is a really good card for tribal deck, along with Distant Melody. Citanul Flute is a really good tutor that you can use more than once.

Good luck!

Licecolony on Anti Tribal-Tribal Tribal

7 months ago

OLucas. With a name like Moggcatcher, I can understand xD Are those thrasios techs worth it given how few activated abilities I have? Sliver Overlord, Rebel Informer, Mistform Mutant, and Unnatural Selection.

seshiro_of_the_orochi totally! Good point.

Guibou9 Yay!! I'm so glad you like it c: Work in progress thanks to everyone's input

Daevied on The Queen's Egg

8 months ago

Sadly i was looking for a tribal deck, and might be a bit more on the casual side, its just that i recently found out that you could play slivers on the edh version of Mtg Arena and while i was playing it i always felt that there were a lot more variety of slivers available on traditional edh that could make those cascades more interestings, so i was thinking of trying that. Like the idea of being able to play a Plated Sliver for it to then cascade a Wheel of Fate or any other suspend or pact card hehe.

So i was wondering how many creatures a deck like that should use, and if there were cards that fit the theme like Reflections of Littjara and Double Major, and stuff like that.

Anyway, what do you think about The World Tree for Sliver Overlord, i think it has a good ability for fixing mana color and its like a second Chromatic Lantern

TheBearKat on

8 months ago

AjMcGamer I used to run Sliver Overlord, but two other people in my playgroup use him as their sliver commanders. I've always wanted a cascade deck, so it seemed like a perfect solution. Realmwalker and Faceless Agent sound like good picks to me!

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