The First Sliver
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

ToXiC_MiSt on Sliver Multicolor

4 hours ago

You should consider using a lot more of the Manaweft Sliver, Gemhide Sliver, and Cloudshredder Sliver. Also you might find the Homing Sliver and The First Sliver useful.

MoonNightmare on The First Sliver, a Sliver tribal EDH

4 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for the suggestions. In my current playgroup, there's a lot of interaction (counterspells and removal), so when you go for a commander like Sliver Overlord, it tends to get removed pretty quickly without doing much. The First Sliver on the other hand, has an "on-cast" effect, so at least you get the cascade and you can play as early as you get to 5 mana.

Citanul Flute, Distant Melody and Kindred Summons are really interesting cards, I will experiment with that.

ILuvMtg on Omanth, Locus of Rage

1 month ago

RamseyHawkeye Are you sure about that? I think it might be The First Sliver xD. Suriously though, if you don't include your commander, your deck won't show up when people search for certain commanders.

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

2 months ago


You my friend have impeccable taste in Commanders. The First Sliver is the de facto Food Chain commander. The only unfortunate side is that it doesn't really lend itself to a competitive Sliver tribal build. If you are finding yourself looking for competitiveness over flavor, raw power and redundancy over toolbox then look no further than ShaperSavant's

Food Chain Sliver

Commander / EDH ShaperSavant

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I love this list for what it is, but this is a high powered cEDH archetype. My deck by comparison is a fringe cEDH deck that fits more into the high powered range (on average threatening to win between turns 5 and 8). If you intend on pursuing Food Chain then i've got to point out that it was just reprinted in Double Masters 2022 so it's definitely going to take a price dip. Consider picking it up.

As for your second ask on good cards that have synergy outside of the tribe, I would need more constraints to make a good suggestion. I mean, Morophon, the Boundless is a good sliver non-sliver - but i'm not exactly sure what you are looking for.

Daevied on The Queen's Egg

2 months ago

Hi, i know you shared before your thoughts about having The First Sliver as a commander, but recently i found myself wanting to use it as a commander, am having trouble finding a proper primer for The First Sliver, dunno if you could point me to a good decklist or recommend some good cards outside slivers that synergize well with it. (i trust you a lot on anything sliver related lol)

blfngl on BOSS FIGHT - Cheat out SCARY MONSTERS

2 months ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi, I've been back and forth on including Profane Tutor. In practice it's been working out for me, but I understand your concerns about it. The cascaders on three will hit it to set up Eureka on four, but yes, it can be underwhelming when it's hit by The First Sliver on five. It used to be Glimpse of Tomorrow, but I found that spell to be a little too random for my liking. Still looking for the perfect card for its slot.

Skaso on How to upgrade my Sliver

3 months ago

Played successful with the upgraded Deck. Thanks again to everyone. Now I Want to bring it to a new Powerlevel.

Factors to work at: Is The First Sliver and/or Jegantha, the Wellspring viable?

Reduce Ramps/Removals/Draw to CMC 2. Any suggestions? Wich Boardwipes work good with Jegantha, the Wellspring ?

Are there other Sliver that i can get in, with similar effects to non Creaturespells i can get out?

How to upgrade my noncreature Spells in general? Think of how to get mor out of the 5 Colortheme and the Tribalstyle.

Skaso on How to upgrade my Sliver

3 months ago

Hello everyone, i hope it is ok to revive my own Thread.

I was able to play some rounds and saw the Deck runs much better. Thanks again to everyone. Now i try to bring the Deck to a new Powerlevel and want to work on 3 Mainpoints.

  1. I wonder if i should switch to The First Sliver and/or add Jegantha, the Wellspring as a Partner?

  2. I want to reduce Ramps/Removals/Draw to CMC 1/2, 3 at max. 2.1. Also looking for the right Boardwipes, that work with Jegantha, the Wellspring.

  3. Are there other Slivers, that i could change for some noncreature Spells? 3.1. What better noncreature Spells are there? I always ask my self how i can make more use of the 5 Colortheme and wich Spells works best with the Sliverswarm?

Thanks to everyone for looking in to my stuff and thanks for your help.

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