The First Sliver

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Mythic Rare

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The First Sliver

Legendary Creature — Sliver

Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)

Sliver spells you cast have cascade.

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The First Sliver Discussion

FenrisBurgess on Budget Almost-Competitive Slivers

1 week ago

Sliver and budget in a commander deck? Boi! W

  • The First Sliver is an objectively cheaper and better option than Overlord as you effectively get free slivers for each sliver you cast and the $$$ price is far less.

  • Morophon, the Boundless is also a cheap $$$ card that is an absolute must in a 5-color tribal deck.

  • Sliver Hivelord is not what I would call a budget card.

  • Your infinite combo requires a lot of pieces, and it (even with a tutor commander) is not likely going to be succeed due to the nature of the format. The cards synergize well, but there are simply too many of them to have the combo be a reliable win condition.

  • Some possible combos require Leyline of Abundance , but you are not running any general search besides Gamble and your draw is fairly weak.

  • I assume you are avoiding using Sliver Queen for the same reason I put duct tape on my wallet.

  • Look for more synergies besides infinite burn. There are a lot of slivers that boost power. You will want a back-up strategy of simply beating your opponent's to death if you can't find what you need fast enough.

Oblig eshim ush. Ji ah kuliem ela. Shashi narun nah.

Acoris on Queen's Gambit (Combo)

1 week ago

Even though the idea isn't bad (I already included it in the previous version), I dunno if the The First Sliver is still necessary at this point. 4xDormant/2xHoming/2xMnemonic should get the carddraw online, with or without help from the First.

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and while cascade would be nice if I could get it turn 3 or 4 I am not sure if the tempoloss of playing it on turn 5 (basecost) or later is worth its inclusion. It basically feels like a win-more card now.

RNR_Gaming on First Attempt at Sliver EDH

2 weeks ago

The First Sliver is amazing even if you're not doing crazy things with Food Chain it offers ridiculous card advantage and can single handedly bring you back from nothing.

xenosapien on sliver swarm, bring them slivers out

2 weeks ago

nice to see you´re a fellow Sliver player as well :) your deck looks real good and waaaaay different than mine!

I have since switched out The First Sliver for a Sliver Overlord as my commander, and also added a Sliver Hivelord into the 99 as well - that makes it pretty nasty to play against since as soon as I have my commander out (pretty often on Turn 4, sometimes even 3) I can dig up Hivelord and protect my whole board by making it indestructible :)

of course, those were the 2 most expensive cards I ever bought and my playgroup now hates me and refuses to play against the ("broken") deck :-P

I´ll try and upload it here soon to get your opinion on it!

The_Munchkin on The Queen's Egg

3 weeks ago

What are your thoughts on The Great Henge ? The card draw seems really good especially if you have The First Sliver out. However the cost is pretty steep unless you already have one of the sliver legends out already. Seems like something you might want turn 6-7 or so but a dud in your opening hand.

Vergil_Redgrail on Selling Extra EDH Pieces

1 month ago

Trimmed down the decks that I'm playing and now I'm selling off what's left. Cards are NM unless otherwise noted, and I can send pictures upon request. Prices are negotiable, take the whole lot for $230

1x Foil Morophon, the Boundless

1x Contamination MP

1x Worldly Tutor (6th) MP

1x Diabolic Intent (Planeshift) SP

1x Karn, the Great Creator

1x Green Sun's Zenith (Mirrodin Besieged)

1x Torment of Hailfire

1x Earthcraft

1x Winter Orb (Eternal Masters)

1x Carpet of Flowers

1x Staff of Domination

1x Hangarback Walker

1x Foil Mystical Tutor (From the Vault)

1x Minamo, School at Water's Edge

1x Blood Moon (MM17)

1x Sliver Hivelord

1x Patriarch's Bidding

1x Fist of Suns (CM17)

1x Foil Manaweft Sliver (M14)

1x Mana Echoes MP

1x The First Sliver

1x Vanquisher's Banner (Promo Pack Embossed)

1x Foil Galerider Sliver (M14)

1x Shared Animosity (Explorers of Ixalan)

BMHKain on I thought about it. I'll ...

1 month ago

(CAUTION: A Huge List of CMDRS dead ahead. If you can't comply, remember that I apologized for the huge wall.)

Well, I was just told how to do a Folder, but to choose what for decks is another thing entirely. Especially if such decks are either:

A: What Everyone Plays B: Are good, but have since been outdated by a year C: Are Tribal Leaders in a Specific Sense (No Morophon, the Boundless please.) D: Not Underdog CMDRs. E: Other.

Let's Just assume we use that cEDH Deck Tier List One-by-One; but w/ a new rule for Playtesting such decks so none of the cEDH Decks win out of overall ratios ~100% of the time; CHANNELFIREBALL-style. That said, From using the Tier List, I require the following CMDR Decks to not have cEDH Level Power, but are these:

Tier 0:

Thrasios, Triton Hero & Tymna the Weaver Partners

Tier 1:

Kess, Dissident Mage

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus

Najeela, the Blade-Blossom

The First Sliver (Not as a Sliver Tribe Leader)

The Gitrog Monster

Urza, Lord High Artificer

Vial Smasher the Fierce

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

Zur the Enchanter

(NOTE: Unknown if Kraum, Ludevic's Opus & Vial Smasher the Fierce need to be Parters to be of this level.)

Tier 2:

Animar, Soul of Elements (Morph Decks not allowed.)

Baral, Chief of Compliance (Get your Counterspells Ready!)

Brago, King Eternal

Breya, Etherium Shaper

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

Derevi, Empyrial Tactician

Edric, Spymaster of Trest

General Tazri (Mandatory Ally Tribe Leader)

Ghave, Guru of Spores

God-Eternal Kefnet

Godo, Bandit Warlord

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain

Kykar, Wind's Fury

Meren of Clan Nel Toth

Mizzix of the Izmagnus

Momir Vig, Simic Visionary

Narset, Enlightened Master

Niv-Mizzet, Parun

Niv-Mizzet Reborn

Oona, Queen of the Fae

Prime Speaker Vannifar

Prossh, Skyraider of Kher

Ramos, Dragon Engine

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter

Scion of the Ur-Dragon (Possible Dragon Tribe Leader)

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds

Sidisi, Brood Tyrant

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

Sisay, Weatherlight Captain

Taigam, Ojutai Master

Tana, the Bloodsower

Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Teferi, Temporal Archmage

The Mimeoplasm

Varolz, the Scar-Striped

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent

Yarok, the Desecrated

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Tier 3: WIP

But, yeah, you get the picture, right? Since I can't find such decks on my own to put in such a folder for decks worth testing against your own. Rules are as follows though:

  1. It needs to be up to date, prior to the Iona, Shield of Emeria & Paradox Engine bans & Painter's Servant unbanning/CMDR 2019's release; or just not include any of those at all.

  2. Each deck must not be of cEDH-level power; just imagine how much hell I'd have to playthrough against something just to beat a Thrasios/Tymna Partners deck just to have my claim on this notion nullified.

  3. Decks must include CMDRs that are Popular, were Popular as well as Tribal Decks w/ Good Tribe Leaders (For example: The First Sliver & Sliver Queen do not fit this category where Sliver Overlord does fit the Sliver Tribe Leadership. Scion of the Ur-Dragon & The Ur-Dragon can both count as Dragon Tribe CMDRs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is actually a bad CMDR to use in Superfriends, but Shines in all Counter Life. Make good use of that instead of making a 4< Color Walkers Deck. The rulings go on...)

I know this is too much for now, but I'm making a folder for Playtesting w/ decks as everyone kept telling me to do so; now I want to hold my end of the Bargain. But I seriously need help from you to do this. If you can find any decks here to add to such a Folder, put it on the comments below.

(& no, It's not like it's a personal thing! Anyone is allowed to use it when it's finished!)

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