Zendikar Rising Limited Set Review with MTG Nerd Girl
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Modern Five Color Slivers


For 20 years Slivers have been a fan favorite creature type in Magic. They weird, they span all five colors, and they work together to make something greater than the sum of their parts. This lead to Slivers being popular across both kitchen tables as well as tournament tables, and Sliver Queen being one of the most valuable cards from that era.

Cloudshredder Sliver
Dregscape Sliver
Unsettled Mariner

Well Slivers got an upgrade somewhat recently with Modern Horizons, adding a number of interesting elements to the deck in haste and flying with Cloudshredder Sliver, resistance to removal with Dregscape Sliver, and the very impressive honorary sliver Unsettled Mariner. This adds to already impressive sets of slivers from Time Spiral block and Core Set 2014 to make a formidable force, powered by the five color tribal engine of Cavern of Souls, Unclaimed Territory, and Aether Vial.

This all led to Magic Online player Seeker__of_the_Wei taking this list to a 5-0 finish in a Magic Online league, and my interest!

Time Stamps:

00:04:39 - Match 1

00:13:05 - Match 2

00:32:48 - Match 3

00:49:45 - Match 4

01:04:17 - Match 5

Playing a total of two turns in a match isn't fun, but stealing multiple matches from the jaws of defeat certainly is!

Sliver Hive
Galerider Sliver
Leeching Sliver

Overall, the deck felt good, but definitely felt like it had some consistency issues. Without any true way to draw cards, mulligans or awkward draws felt difficult to deal with. If we ever drew two Aether Vials or a clump of lands we didn't have much to do with them, making the Horizon Canopy lands extra important. Aside from that though the evasive elements were very welcome, giving the deck an advantage over other creature decks by denying blocks.

If you love Slivers, there's no doubt that this deck can compete!

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