Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
With a large Magic 2015 core set pre-order from MTG Mint Card now in hand, we, like many other Magic: the Gathering players are set to brew up new decklists for standard constructed.
But where to go with all our lovely Sliver choices ?
TWO CMC - Diffusion Sliver, 1u / Leeching Sliver, 1b / Manaweft Sliver, 1g / Predatory Sliver, 1g / Venom Sliver, 1g
THREE CMC - Belligerent Sliver, 2r / Blur Sliver, 2r / Sliver Construct, 3 / Steelform Sliver, 2w / Syphon Sliver, 2b
FOUR CMC - Bonescythe Sliver, 3w
FIVE CMC - Battle Sliver, 4r / Sliver Hivelord, wubrg / Thorncaster Sliver, 4r
SIX CMC - Constricting Sliver, 5w / Megantic Sliver, 5g
SEVEN CMC - Groundshaker Sliver, 6g
One player - Roy Reese - took along a Sliver decklist to the StarCityGames.com Standard Open in Baltimore last weekend, the first large tournament directly after the release of the new core set. You can check out the Deck Tech over here. Roy placed 88th in Tournament which ain't that bad and one thing he mentioned in the video was the need for Negate to counter non-creature spells, which we will completely agree with for the current metagame. We would also extrapolate this further by suggesting you may be well served in a full deckset of Diffusion Sliver, the blue two-drop fella forcing your opponent to pay two more mana to cast any spell targeting one of your Slivers.
There are several rather nice cards that provide assistance to creature-heavy decklists such as Domri Rade, Garruk, Caller of Beasts, and Yisan, the Wanderer Bard which will allow you to extract or float off additional Slivers. We still don't think that a 'tool-box' approach is correct just yet for Slivers.
For the moment, we will have a first attempt ready for Friday Night Magic at OMG! Games and as it stands for today, may feature the following -