Sliver Deck I Traded For...and it's Standard-legal, technically.

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by WickedBoy6, May 2, 2014.

  1. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army

    So, at the pre-release, some kid had a Sliver deck he wanted to trade away - not just the Rares, the entire thing! - so I traded 4 rares I didn't care about, plus a Temple of Enlightenment which was the only one I was hesitant about, for this Sliver deck:

    Creature (35)
    3x Battle Sliver
    1x Blur Sliver
    3x Bonescythe Sliver
    1x Galerider Sliver
    4x Manaweft Sliver
    2x Megantic Sliver
    4x Predatory Sliver
    4x Sentinel Sliver
    4x Sliver Construct
    2x Steelform Sliver
    4x Striking Sliver
    1x Syphon Sliver
    2x Thorncaster Sliver

    Sorcery (5)
    1x Diabolic Tutor
    4x Hive Stirrings

    Land (20)
    5x Forest
    3x Island
    5x Mountain
    4x Plains
    3x Swamp

    Bonescythes are all DotP 2014 promos, and the Megantics are 2014 Promo foils. It seems fine, as this seemed to be the Sliver build I've always wanted - I was a fan of Slivers since Tempest block - but I think this deck could use some help. The mana curve seems way out of whack for something that only has a blue and two black. Maybe cut some Swamp and Island for Shimmering Grotto for better fixing. Any Slivers to be cut for other slivers? I wouldn't mind more copies of the good ones (Bonescythe/Thorncaster/Megantic).
  2. Child of Gaea Phantom CPA Founder

    I need to learn the newish slivers. Crystalline and The Queen? Or I suppose those are not standard legal. Ive got tons of the old ones and none of the new!
  3. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Yeah, this really depends on whether you want to keep it Standard-legal. M14 added some pretty impressive new slivers to the game, but older sets still have some that can't be replaced.
  4. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army

    A part of me wanted to keep it Standard, i.e. 2014. Once I have to rotate out of it, I'll try to Sliver Commander it.

    Quick overview:
    Battle gives +2/+2
    Blur gives Haste
    Bonescythe gives Double Strike
    Galerider gives Flying
    Manaweft gives "Tap to add 1 of any color mana"
    Megantic gives +3/+3
    Predatory gives +1/+1
    Sentinel gives Vigilance
    Sliver Construct is a plain 2/2 artifact
    Steelform gives +0/+1
    Striking gives First Strike
    Syphon gives Lifelink
    Thorncaster adds "When it attacks, deals 1 damage to anything"

    Obviously, Bonescythe and Thorncaster are the ones that wreck **** up. Galerider can be fine, but Megantic - as good as the bonus is - is a 6-drop. I guess that's why he added so many Manawefts. Hive Stirrings add two 1/1 Slivers for 3, which is decent enough. I'm thinking of cutting the Constructs for more of the lower-count copies, and maybe some of the extra lands - 3 Islands for one one-drop? - for some Shimmering Grottos.

    Again, gonna try to keep it all M14 and Standard until 2015 comes out, then it's Sliver Commander time!
  5. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    In that case, my first suggestion would be to go Naya (W/R/G). What you gain in stability by going from five colors down to three more than makes up for what you lose by cutting blue and black.
  6. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army

    True. I mean, yeah, Flying is nice, and the Diabolic Tutor could help, but it is VERY limited, since there's 1 of each. So, that would cut 2 Slivers, a spell, and 6 land. Add in Shimmering Grottos, possibly more Slivers of the smaller count, and maybe Garruk? Granted, it's not a Sliver, but it can get some of them in my hand?
  7. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Mutavault might be nice, and is in M14. Looking at the whopping 35 slivers, I'd probably trim the creature count down in favor of some instants or something, for utility.
  8. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army realize how expensive Mutavault is, right? :p

    Probably right about the trimming. Nix the Constructs, the Galerider, the Syphon, and the Tutor, that gives me 7 slots.
  9. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    It was reprinted in M14. Just pull some out of booster packs or something.
  10. Mooseman Isengar Tussle

    I have a few boxes of those some where.....
    Unknown Shores does the Grotto thing and it's from Theros
  11. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army

    I know, but for some weird humerous reason, I wanted to keep this M14.
  12. Terentius The Instigator

    Did you do this? Where's it at? I'd like to compare mine.
  13. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Just remember: if you play a five-color commander deck, you're playing the Hermit Druid deck and everyone should try to kill you as quickly as possible.
  14. WickedBoy6 Captain of the Atog Army

    Right here

    Granted, this is kind of an old build, and I deconstructed it to make my God Tribal deck - then deconstructed that back to Slivers - so the list is a bit different. Maybe 5 to 8 cards. I'll update it soon.
  15. Terentius The Instigator

    I'm way late, but I finally got mine up on tappedout:

    I have all 4 Super Slivers, but my Queen is the oversized card, so I'm using that as the Commander. I could just drop the Queen entirely, and shift Overlord to Commander and use Amoeboid Changeling. Either way, the deck is just play Slivers, sick noncreature spells, and things that get more Slivers.
  16. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    The superest sliver of all...

  17. Terentius The Instigator

    That artwork is WACK
  18. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Anyway, Sliver Queen has a special place in my heart. But really, like a touched on in the "Magic Memories" thread about it, Sliver Overlord's power in a dedicated slivers deck is crazy. No reason to use Sliver Queen as commander over Sliver Overlord except style points or if you have a deck focused on infinite combos. Hm, maybe it would also be the right commander if you wanted a five-color tokens deck, although I haven't seen such a thing. Still, style points are reason enough, I'd think.

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