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- Basal Sliver + Heartstone + Sliver Queen
- Basal Sliver + Lavabelly Sliver + Sliver Queen
- Gemhide Sliver + Heart Sliver + Sliver Queen
- Biomancer's Familiar + Sliver Queen
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Legendary Creature — Sliver
: Put a 1/1 colorless Sliver creature token onto the battlefield.
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enpc on So...Gates
1 month ago
Nine-Fingers Keene feels like a 99 card in a gates deck. If you're playing gates, gut feeling is that you still want to stay 5 colour as if you're playing agtes then let's face it, you're playing Maze's End. So you want to optimise around being able to hit 10 different gates.
With the banning of Golos, Tireless Pilgrim (who was the go-to gate commander), you're probably looking at something like:
Kenrith, the Returned King for generic utility
Go-Shintai of Life's Origin shrines + gates feels like it could work, maybe
Sliver Queen as a good defensive commander since she pumps out tokens (and you can devote more cards to land tutoring at that point)
I don't actually like Child of Alara as a commander here as well. You'll have a lot of permaenet based utility that you'r relying on and as much as it's a bit cute having a wrath in the command zone, you're not playing a traditional lands.dec control deck.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Most of them aren't, it's just the top few that are.
A quick search through Scryfall says that there are currently 109 sliver creatures. Of those 109, only 15 are above $5 and if we discount Sliver Queen because she's Reserve List, that's 14/108.
Mutate is a bit confusing as a mechanic, admittedly. Playing around with it on Arena made it a bit easier for me to understand, though.
1 month ago
Sorry about forgetting to include what budget per card was. Maximum per card would be roughly $20 I am willing to spend unless it significantly increases aspects of the deck.
I actually did not know about Regrowth as a card since usually I only really touch green when building 5-color decks. Most of the time I have recur to grab Reflections of Littjara and before I got Sliver Queen and some of the other Slivers, I was running Hivestone so it is kinda of a leftover card I retained as I wasn’t too sure what to replace it with.
Patriarch's Bidding was floating around in my mind of if I should throw that in or not, but after see more than a couple other decks similar to mine running it or sideboarding it. I think that would work well.
Mana Base is something I know I kinda have a couple problems will, and haven’t really found a solution in the cards I own, so I am open to any recommendations.
Thank you for the suggestions.
2 months ago
It's an interesting topic.
I personally go off a lot of strategy-based threat assessment & that has worked for me. This means that I account for my most common playstyles: groupslug, forced combat, anti-control, "midgame matters"... Then I account for what sort of apparent strategy will bone those styles the most & what ways I can impact the outcome the best. Playing threat assessment by strategy assessment doesn't always make sense to my opponents, for my playstyle it will often look like I am just bullying some splash spellslinger deck for example while they have no blockers & passive engines being setup, well I look at how many cards you have in hand, what happens when your engine starts rolling? How much capability does this deck have to disrupt your obvious strategy? I also tend to ask the question; is this action game-ending? Often playing by strategy I will hear that outcome: "boy it is a good thing you just damaged me out of the game because you had 1 turn before ___ happened" Threat assessment by strategy is a good way to prognosticate opaque threats. I have a deck that has a high probability of eating graveyards for example, so that automatically sets my threshold for concern much lower about degenerate GY problems unless they are game-ending & therefore I will actually apply more pressure to some player that appears to be less far ahead than the GY player because I know I can handle GY guy/gal, but I also know I have a weak point against a control-fort in this case.
I will agree & disagree somewhat with Gidgetimer. I agree that not all threats are built the same for all decks, this was what my "assessment by strategy" rant is all about. Though in this case, with a TON of experience playing Kardur, Doomscourge, I usually will consider Voltron Light-Paws, Emperor's Voice to basically be my pawn & apply all the pressure to my opponents while I just recurrently hyper-goad. Now Sliver Queen, (you already know it is high-budget), is pretty linear, has a couple of sliver-based combos that show up every time. You know that deck will likely be alternate winconing (non-combat) or aura-shard slivering the table at-will. Kardur's nightmare is non-combat games loaded with too many alternate wincons to be disrupted, Voltron is not usually Kardur's problem... if anything it is a juicy distraction that furthers the beat-train that you are hoping to pressure you opposition with. Furthermore, Kardur doesn't often care if Light-Paws "gets out of control" quickly because Kardur doesn't need to control... He wants the game to get out of control as long as it is a damage-based getting out of control. Lifegain tutoring can be problematic, but that is why I decktech a bunch of anti lifegaining in with Rakdos being the best 2 color combo to do that anyway.
2 months ago
I don't agree about Jodah, Archmage Eternal or Fist of Suns. I think both of those cards actually hurt your deck instead of help it. Your mana costs are not high enough for replacing them with WUBRG. Neither of those cards brings what Morophon, the Boundless does to the table. I would dump Fist of Suns for Fellwar Stone or something like Cryptolith Rite. Even Birds of Paradise or something similar is a way better card for this deck than either of those. I would dump Winged Boots for Lightning Greaves. Haste is better than flying and shroud is better than ward.
You have way too few slivers in your deck to "Swarm" anyone. Let alone a table full of opponents. Your deck also has a lot of cards that are targeted creature removal. I would dump a lot of that removal for adding quality slivers that provide removal or create removal for you. Take a hard look at your sorceries and instants and see if there is a sliver that does the same thing. Then replace that card with the appropriate sliver. You also need more card advantage to refill your hand once you start slamming slivers down. You can combo using your mana slivers, Intruder Alarm and cards like Vanquisher's Banner. With those cards in play, every time you cast a sliver you will draw a card and untap your slivers which can let you chain through your library in no time.
For more card advantage and more slivers I would suggest the looking to add some of the following depending on your budget; Herald's Horn, Icon of Ancestry, Cryptic Gateway, Descendants' Path, Guardian Project, Kindred Discovery, and The Great Henge. Since you don't have Sliver Queen you can make more slivers with Maskwood Nexus or Birthing Boughs. Realmwalker is another great card. Adding 4-6 of some of these will really speed your deck up.
Good slivers to replace sorceries, instants or land you take out:
Necrotic Sliver, Essence Sliver, Two-Headed Sliver, Fury Sliver, Belligerent Sliver, Galerider Sliver, Bonescythe Sliver, Venom Sliver, Syphon Sliver, Diffusion Sliver, Hibernation Sliver, Brood Sliver, Crypt Sliver, Blur Sliver, Opaline Sliver, Toxin Sliver, Tempered Sliver.
You don't have to use all of these but some of them are insanely good like Necrotic Sliver. You don't need any removal spells if you have a bunch of slivers and this one in play.
2 months ago
I've had mine for about 3 months. Overlord is the way to go. Don't know if you have them but you can fish for Basal Sliver , Sliver Queen and Lavabelly Sliver . Go infinite an peck your enemies to death. If they manage to stop that somehow before it happens the fish for Virulent Sliver . Cascade is seemingly awesome but chances are you may get to cast one more sliver since most are around 2 or 3 mana and you can only cascade into a lower cost card. Being able to tutor for any card is priceless.
3 months ago
Ha, thanks! It's definitely one of those ones that I started throwing together from cards I had, and it actually worked, which is nice because that's not always the case. Just glad I didn't have to buy a lot of stuff for it : )
I'd really like to make a deck for Guardians of Oboro but haven't wrapped my head around it yet. Moonfolk samurai is just too cool of a combination of words : ) But what to actually do with it is the big question mark.
And yep, Warrior Angel is my favorite from a long time ago. I got started playing around Stronghold and was like, meh Sliver Queen, meh Mox Diamond, meh Survival of the Fittest, I'm using Warrior Angel Maybe would have regretted it, but warrior angel is still the coolest to this day, for me at least : )