Sliver Overlord

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.)

Sliver Overlord Discussion

Azeworai on Lurid Revival

3 days ago

X-Factor11105 - Holy heavens. I thought my comments were long, yet here you are putting me to shame.

Two notes here as to preface a looming response:

  1. I have been considering Haunting Voyage for the build, as I prefer abstaining from running the same game-ending spells across decks. ( Living Death is in Adun Oakenshield and Patriarch's Bidding is in Sliver Overlord .) This being said, I have not played nor editted slivers in several months ('tis a giant mess I intend to fix), thus I am fine with relocating the Bidding to this list.

  2. It would be absolutely lovely to confer over Discord. I am an experienced deck builder, but reanimation-style strategies have never been an area of expertise. I am more of a draw-until-everyone-concedes kind of player. I can give you my username and other information via direct messaging on this site.

If the Discord thing does not go as I hope, I may need some time to go over all of these suggestions, for I have a terrible habit of growing close to cards I should not.

Thank you very much otherwise!

Doombeard1984 on The Brood

2 weeks ago

+1 from a fellow Hive. I have to agree with use of Henge. yes, it is an expensive card if you draw it early, however, the cost reduction once Sliver Overlord is on the board makes it a paltry . Essentially helps you keep Gas in your hands.

And I have learnt that lesson concerning Intruder Alarm . Always have a way out. Playing it when you are going to "go off" is the way to go.

Feel free to stop by, and have a peek at my deck. Its not the same as yours and Mortlocke's, but its my own heavenly part of the Hive. Opinion greatly appreciated.

lucariolover1023 on All hail...The Overlord

3 weeks ago

Doombeard1984 There is absolutely a lot of randomness that goes with it, I admit. I've sent away a fair share of useful lands and enchantments using Call to the Kindred , for example, but I see it as an acceptable trade-off for the ability to put some extra Slivers on the field, especially for free. To be fair, my deck is also more heavily centered around the Sliver Queen combo than yours, so my strategy isn't much affected if I shuffle away something that's not part of the combo.

With that being said, I still see it as an acceptable risk for your deck, since you're shuffling away anything you would have drawn every time you tutor anyways, and there's very little difference to me between shuffling away a good pull because of Sliver Overlord and putting a card on the bottom of the library. It's also worth mentioning that you have half again as many creatures in your deck as mine, so Call to the Kindred would probably work better for you than for me :)

Doombeard1984 on All hail...The Overlord

3 weeks ago

Thank you lucariolover1023, and always appreciate some ideas. Whilst those cards look fun (especially Call to the Kindred, not seen that before), my only concern would be ripping a killer spell from the top that isn't a creature, and then having to place it on the bottom. To an extent I could always then use Sliver Overlord to search and shuffle them up again, but there is a degree of randomness there that I am just not sure about. Have you experienced using these cards and any kind of outcomes like that?

Doombeard1984 on All hail...The Overlord

3 weeks ago

JeanYass, Thank you for your response. Whilst I can see yo reasoning, I must disagree on your analysis. Let me address the points you make:

  • Training Grounds - I indeed may only have a few targets for Training Grounds to have an impact on. However, one of those is my commander, Sliver Overlord, enabling me to tutor for any Sliver in my deck, for . Also is super good with Sliver Queen, again making each Slivery Baby only cost . Necrotic Sliver is again, gives me the ability to destroy any permanent for and a Sliver Sacrifice. Also, don't forget, Mirror Entity is also a "Sliver". Thats a reduction in that creatures activation straight away. Essentially, Training Grounds enables my deck to "fire off" easier.

  • Boardwipes - Firstly, boardwipes are kind of a staple of EDH. Sometimes, boardstates get away from you, and you have to reset. Also, with some of the combinations of my boardstates, the effects are way worse for opponents. Sliver Hivelord gives my creatures indestructable. If have a mana producers, such as Manaweft Sliver, Jokulhaups is not as destructive to myself as it is to my opponents, and will leave my enemies mana deprived etc. Blasphemous Act + Spiteful Sliver is a game ender, if I have managed to "go off" and tutor and play all the slivers in my deck (Using Manaweft Sliver/Gemhide Sliver + Intruder Alarm + A haste enabling Sliver) Spiteful Sliver's effect will happen and can kill players off.

  • The other stackable Slivers - I actually used to run the Slivers you mentioned in the your comment. As my deck mainly wins via combo, not so much combat (although it is perfectly capable of "turning sideways"), taking them out was the best option. the +1/+1 and +0/+1 are kind of incidental, and don't cause a massive swing in advantage. Leeching Sliver i always liked, but it is not super relevant to the deck.

Hope this gives you an explanation as to why I have what I have in my deck. Any questions, just ask

Doombeard1984 on All hail...The Overlord

1 month ago

Hi jsnrice, Thanks for stopping by. So I see your suggestion of ScrollRack and like it as an idea indeed. I would probably be more so looking at it as something to sift through to my non creature spells. Sliver Overlord does a fine job of searching out the members of the hive I need. What would you take out for it though? Making cuts is always the bit I struggle with.

Look forward to your response

Mortlocke on Kaldheim Spoilers: FINALLY, infect has …

1 month ago

Pikobyte "Pikobyte says...#13 This has to be a fake card. There’s an elesh norn out there claiming to be from the new set which uses old fan-art. Both photographed on the same background and made the same way. I also doubt they would pack a doubling season on a 6/6 trample haste body for just 1 mana more with his second ability allowing my opponent to go infinite with any persist or undying creature. I mean my opponent would get infinite counters out of a Glen Elendra Archmage if I play this vorinclex, that would be a really bad design"

So the card's definitely not fake. Bad design? Well, i'm not a card designer for Wotc (Are you? Because you speak like you're an authority on card/game design) - I don't think that a card having some niche interaction with a single non-legendary creature (or persist creatures in general) is necessarily bad card design. Going by your logic, Sliver Overlord is also a bad card because it can get stolen by an opponent, who can subsequently steal all the Slivers you play. With all cards in magic there are always some interactions you should watch out for when facing a clever opponent. No card is perfect, but it can be powerful in the right hands, and under the right circumstances.

ShaDoWz_6677 on All hail...The Overlord

1 month ago

Doombeard1984 WAS. I had OG Duals, fetches, shocks. Not the mana base we have now or anything. But i sold out of the hive long before The First Sliver was a thing.

One Settle the Wreckage and your done.

By the way, i'll give you this. Gemhide Sliver + Sliver Queen + Training Grounds + Any haste enabler Heart Sliver Blur Sliver etc... And you make infinite tokens for Sliver Legion to make BIG unblockable Slivers with Shifting Sliver in play.

The fact that Sliver Overlord is the commander makes this very easy to pull off and can usually just end games very very fast.

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