The First Sliver

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

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The First Sliver Discussion

REWTjm on Jodah Cascades

1 week ago

I'm doing a similar build, but running Maskwood Nexus and The First Sliver . Maskwood also lets you combo in Iname as One and Dragonstorm for tutoring.

CBaldy on Golos - Slivers

2 weeks ago

I have a sliver deck, and I’d really recommend checking out The First Sliver . In my opinion, it is by far the best commander for any sliver deck. However, that being said, I really like this build, and it looks like a ton of fun!

Lanzo493 on Golos or Overlord

4 weeks ago

Sliver Overlord emphasizes quality, since you get to tutor. Golos, Tireless Pilgrim emphasizes quantity. I personally like Sliver Overlord as a commander because it lets you kill people with commander damage really easily. While your slivers go wide on one opponent, the Overlord can go for the commander damage kill on someone else. Just tutor up evasion one combat and then double strike the next. There are a lot of very great slivers from Harmonic Sliver to Dregscape Sliver so it's nice to be able to tutor for them. As for Golos, Tireless Pilgrim , he can't be any better than The First Sliver is at going wide, so he's not the best sliver commander for quantity nor quality. He does have one distinct advantage though. As terrifying as Golos is, slivers are more feared. So if you don't want to be killed on sight as quickly, I would go with Golos.

RA_HORAKHTE on The Return of Slivers

4 weeks ago


I also play The First Sliver as a tribal deck. Very very fun as it gives you lots of slivers thanks to cascade, much more and faster than any of the other sliver bosses.

Maybe you see something you like: THE FIRST SLIVER EVOLUTION. I have to work better with the mana base though.

I also experienced that any 3-2 CMC sliver doing cascade means it can search for a nice 1CMC spell. That's why I play cards like: Ancestral Vision or Worldly Tutor : playing a small sliver and getting a 3 draw or a creature tutor is TOP. I'm still experimenting with that an other aspects of the deck, like the ramp section... for example, I don't play Sol ring (yes, I know, seems dumb) but as it doesn't help me to play the First Sliver sooner, I decided to make an excepcion.

XanderGriffith on Sliver Deck (Looking for help)

1 month ago

My sliver deck uses The First Sliver as the commander. It's cascade ability gets overwhelming and gets sliver out rather quickly depending on the luck of the draw.

Doombeard1984 on Getting Slivvy With It

1 month ago

I have looked at cEDH and often thought what it would take. From the looks of it, you are looking at a The First Sliver + Food Chain for cEDH sliver fun. I also think your interaction and counter magic needs to be on point for it think Force of Will , Force of Negation , Mana Drain , Fierce Guardianship etc. Probably also looking at OG duals and full set of fetches. Just a bit too rich for my blood lol. Oh, and then you got your fast mana like Chrome Mox , Mox Opal , Mox Diamond and Mana Crypt etc. Only way I'm doing all of that, is through proxies lol

Massacar on 5 color out of hand

2 months ago

To back up GhostChieftain's The First Sliver idea, you could also run a few cards like Conspiracy and Arcane Adaptation .

GhostChieftain on 5 color out of hand

2 months ago

I personally don't like kenrith as the commander for any deck. He is very good, very useful, and is a top tier cEDH commander even... just super boring.

5 options I see for you other than kenny:

The First Sliver cascade allows you to cast the spell you find and it never sees your hand. Im not suggesting make a sliver tribal deck, you can add just a couple utility slivers or changelings like Realmwalker or Harmonic Sliver that are handy without tfs, but can trigger the cascade every once in a while.

Sisay, Weatherlight Captain her ability doesn't directly allow you to cast from out of hand, but it can be used to get things that allow you to cast from out of hand such as God-Eternal Kefnet or Grenzo, Havoc Raiser or... well any of the other 4 commander options I'm suggesting. She is probably the best way for you to play triplets

Esika, God of the Tree  Flip essentially just play the enchant side and it acts similar to sisay, but it can get stronger things faster though you have far less control over what you find.

Elsha of the Infinite this isn't 5c, but I think she would be my go to for this build. Jeskai seems the most needed for the theme and she does exactly what you want. Sensei's Divining Top gets stupid good with elsha.

Sen Triplets I have issues with triplets, but they fit the bill like you said and would be viable for the deck despite being 3 color. People just seem to get overzealous against triplets decks and triplets have to make it around the table which often they dont.

I would play any of these before kenrith if you aren't playing cEDH (or a group hug deck I guess). They will be far more flavorful and they will do the thing your deck wants to.

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