Striking Sliver

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Common

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Striking Sliver

Creature — Sliver

Sliver creatures you control have first strike. (They deal combat damage before creatures without first strike.)

Striking Sliver Discussion

Acoris on Queen's Gambit (Combo)

3 weeks ago

Gotta admit, this deck probably really only has two ways to go; either infinite mana or buff heavier. Now I could go for Sinew Sliver and Muscle Sliver inclusions and really make it more combat-focused and overwhelming in the early game or I go full in on the mana gimmick. So for now I decided to embrace the later one by going for one of the classics adding Mana Echoes .

cutting down on fat (stuff like Sentinel Sliver and Brood Sliver had to go), added a second Sliver Queen as well as a Patriarch's Bidding for consistency/power. The addition of Cautery Sliver allows to heal myself in a pinch as well as to turn sliver tokens into damage missiles and get rid of Slivers with detrimental effects.

The combination of Striking Sliver , Predatory Sliver , Venom Sliver , Cloudshredder Sliver seems to be a good way to include an alternate/more conservative wincon.

Unclaimed Territory is great, don't know how I could miss that before :) So yeah...auto-include xD

...and saving the best for last: The birds flew away...probably gone south or something. However...don't fret! Due to Swan Song in the SB we definitely won't lack in avian friends. ^_°

SerraMeya on Queen's Gambit (Combo)

4 weeks ago

the deck looks much better now!

i just wonder how you would draw your whole deck and close out the game from there as ya would need a way to generate infinite mana to abuse sour draw-slivers to the maximum.

instead i would rely more on a battlefocused way. i cant stand how good Venom Sliver paires with Striking Sliver . i would add a playset.

Unclaimed Territory is a wonderful land for tribal decks.

last but not least... i cant accept Birds of Paradise (like any other non-sliver)) in a sliver deck :P

passimo on For the Hive!

2 months ago

Hey PhyrexianGameplay, I completely agree, G/W is far easier to play, but the fact is, I hate playing with a metà deck,and whoever tried pauper Sliver used white slivers. So I decided to use the red Sliver that, actually, can have a very similar effect. Sinew Sliver ? No problem you can tutor muscolar and Predatory ones with Homing Sliver . As for Plated Sliver , he's very good but (even though it's effect can stack so it's definitely good, it shouldn't be common in my opinion) having a +0/+1 is like having first strike, so Striking Sliver is the answer. Also, having access to the bolt and Outnumber makes the deck more control and interesting. Anyway, thanks for your opinion (which was right), but it was a matter of being a little bit original, not only of winning games

Shamanintraining on The jungle...It just came alive and took him

2 months ago

Thanks multimedia

Appreciate the suggestions as this opened my eyes to re-tooling the manabase. This is the first commander deck I built and I made the mistake of never revisiting the manabase.

I think i'm going to go a little different route though and if you have any other thoughts on this strategy i'd love to hear them.

The plan is to increase the basics land count to 13-15 with a little extra focus on green. With those i'll add the green ramp/fixing staples of Kodama's Reach , Cultivate , Rampant Growth , Farseek , and Explosive Vegetation .

In addition to the basics i'm planning to add the Battle lands for another shot of entering untapped.

Prairie Stream , Sunken Hollow , Smoldering Marsh , Cinder Glade , Canopy Vista

I understand your point about cutting these guys:

Thorncaster Sliver , Ward Sliver - Easy cuts

Jolrael, Empress of Beasts - Love holding a player hostage with the land destruction threat. Sad to see it go.

Might Sliver , Megantic Sliver - Think the explosive pump spells do a better job so i can cut them.

Don't think I can let go of Constricting Sliver , Fury Sliver , Pulmonic Sliver

And as for Homing Sliver , Venom Sliver , Striking Sliver i'll probably put them back in.

Wanted to point out that Star of Extinction + Spiteful Sliver is an instant win ;)

multimedia on The jungle...It just came alive and took him

2 months ago

Hey, great deck name, +1 just for that :)

21 of the 34 lands in the manabase ETB tapped. That's a lot and not good for a five color deck. Since this is a budget manabase, budget lands to consider adding:

To help the manabase consider adding Sylvan Scrying to tutor for Command Tower ? The manabase is relying on dual lands making cards that can tutor for a dual land helpful.

Are Thorncaster Sliver , Ward Sliver , Jolrael, Empress of Beasts , Might Sliver and Pulmonic Sliver worth playing as five drops? The five drop Sliver here you want to play is Hivelord or Overload, playing seven other five drop creatures doesn't seem needed and can hurt the consistency of being able to play the better five drops. There's quite a few other five drop noncreature cards here too. Constricting Sliver , Fury Sliver , Megantic Sliver are six drop Slivers and they also don't seem needed.

Other cards to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Vivid Crag
  • Vivid Creek
  • Vivid Grove
  • Vivid Marsh
  • Vivid Meadow
  • Thorncaster Sliver
  • Ward Sliver
  • Constricting Sliver
  • Fury Sliver
  • Megantic Sliver
  • Jolrael, Empress of Beasts
  • Might Sliver
  • Pulmonic Sliver
  • Spreading Plague
  • Star of Extinction
  • Door of Destinies
  • Necrologia

Stumpy123 on The Best Possible Sliver Deck.

2 months ago

I know this is kinda old, but the new Cloudshredder Sliver May work here. Maybe instead of the 2 Striking Sliver copies

scapegoat_tom on 5C Fetchless Slivers

5 months ago

Drangonboy12 since i posted this list it has taken on a couple of small changes in what I'm actually playing in it right now. I have added 3 Aether Vial and taken out an Overgrown Tomb and all of the Striking Sliver . this has allowed me to become a little more consistent in the early game. that said I have due to lack of other available decks this last few weeks been playing two different versions of G/B Elves. One was tournament ready and is a toss up of who will win between the card draws and the other was a consist blow out in my favor vs their jank build.

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