Why did it have to be Slivers?

The 2014 core set brought Slivers back in a big way. A�I noticed that as I opened my 2015 core set booster box they have continued that trend into this year. A�I haven’t worked any of those cards into this deck, but I might see what I can do with them. A�I know that the trend is to run slivers as an EDH deck, but I don’t have a playable version of any of the commanders yet, so I will keep it as a 60 card deck for now.

Creatures – 22

Bonescythe Sliver – 2
Sentinel Sliver – 2
Galerider Sliver – 1
Syphon Sliver – 2
Battle Sliver – 3
Blur Sliver – 2
Manaweft Sliver – 2
Predatory Sliver – 4
Sliver Construct – 4

Spells – 18

Hive Stirrings – 4
Verdant Haven – 4
Abundant Growth – 2
Trace of Abundance – 4
Profit/Loss – 2
Ready/Willing – 2

Artifacts – 2

Door of Destinies – 2

Land – 18

Plains – 2
Island – 2
Swamp – 2
Mountain – 2
Forest – 2
Shimmering Grotto – 2
Transguild Promenade – 4
Unknown Shores – 2

This is my first serious attempt at a 5 color deck. A�I chose Slivers because they naturally lend themselves to including all five colors. A�There is not removal in the deck. A�It is simply about building a board and overwhelming your opponent before they have had a chance to do anything to defend themselves. A�I recently learned that it is highly vulnerable to removal if you are too aggressive, though, so it is a bit of a tight rope walk of when to go “all in”. A�All of my decks come with the caveat, “They might not win you may games, but they are fun to play!”

If I had to choose a few cards to cut, I might go with the onstructs and maybe the Hive Stirrings to get more slivers in there that directly affect the board with buffs of their own. A�Also, I might try to put some more land in there and maybe since I’ve rediscovered it, I’d include some Evolving Wilds. A�As with the Slivers themselves, this deck has the potential to change at any minute. A�Stay tuned for my updates.

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