What are some affordable improvements I can make to my Modern Sliver deck?
Posted on May 10, 2022, 10:39 p.m. by BossUltinuc
So I built this Sliver focused deck, but I really don't have the budget to be spending $20 AUD per card so that I can build the sickest deck ever. Therefore, I'm wondering what some improvements I can make to this deck are to make it more capable, even if it isn't going to be winning any tournaments
Sorcery x4 Channel the Suns
The shock, giant growth, and channel are meh and not worth playing. 26 lands is too many and the mana base could be cheaply improved.
May 11, 2022 7:13 a.m.
for a sliver build I tend to focus on Venom Sliver plus Striking Sliver, with Sinew Sliver and Predatory Sliver being the core of the deck. Also worth considering a full playset of Manaweft Sliver since it goes so well with your Sentinel Sliver. Also looks like you could totally get away with going naya instead of WUBRG, as it'll smooth out your mana base.
May 11, 2022 7:39 a.m.
May 11, 2022 12:02 p.m.
I'll echo the comments on focusing on the 2-drop Slivers that buff your team. Megantic Sliver is probably too expensive and slow. Shock should probably be upgraded to Lightning Bolt or Dead / Gone. I don't think Giant Grown and Channel the Suns will do enough.
May 11, 2022 1:37 p.m.
MollyMab You're right, I should absolutely focus on Predatory Sliver and Sinew Sliver those are definitely better options for boosts than Megantic Sliver. The only way I was able to get it out in the game I played with my friend is because I used Channel the Suns and that also took a minute to utilise.
Do you have recommendations for some non basic lands that I could use in the deck by any chance?
May 11, 2022 10:54 p.m.
Snap157 I like this advice too, Venom Sliver was very useful when I played against my friend, and he definitely prioritised getting it off the field, so I absolutely wanna max it out. I'll consider the same for Striking Sliver as well. Also agreed with Manaweft, that proved to be very helpful multiple times. Should I use more Sentinels?
May 11, 2022 11:02 p.m.
May 11, 2022 11:08 p.m.
SpammyV yup I agree, Megantic is out. Doesn't buff enough for the effort it takes to get him out and Predatory + Sinew should do well enough.
Unclaimed Territory and Secluded Courtyard seem useful but just to check, am I right in my understanding that "cast a creature spell" is the same thing as summoning a creature? It's just that the limitation on the card is that it can only be used for Slivers, provided that they're the creature type I choose?
Phantasmal Image is cool, do you think I should opt for that, or maybe a changeling creature with another useful ability?
May 11, 2022 11:19 p.m.
Regeneration is a replacement effect which means: "The next time this permanent would be destroyed this turn, it isn't. Instead tap it, remove all damage from it, and remove it from combat."
May 11, 2022 11:55 p.m.
Whether you need the removal in Lightning Bolt depends on what you're playing against. In general I think most Sliver decks are just Slivers and lands.
Yes, as long as you name "Sliver" with Secluded Courtyard and Unclaimed Territory, you can tap them for mana of any color in order to cast a Sliver.
It's a few bucks, but more option is Realmwalker to let you cast Slivers off the top of your library.