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Budget Sliverama - Shawn Russell (4/9/2007)

Deck:

2 Essence Sliver
Essence Sliver
Essence SliverSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a Sliver deals damage, its controller gains that much life.

4 Gemhide Sliver
Gemhide Sliver
Gemhide SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
196
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."

3 Might Sliver
Might Sliver
Might SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
205
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers get +2/+2.

4 Necrotic Sliver
Necrotic Sliver
Necrotic SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
159
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "3, Sacrifice this creature: Destroy target permanent."

4 Poultice Sliver
Poultice Sliver
Poultice SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "2, T Regenerate target Sliver."

4 Sidewinder Sliver
Sidewinder Sliver
Sidewinder SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have flanking. (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks a Sliver, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)

4 Sinew Sliver
Sinew Sliver
Sinew SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
c
Number:
30
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers get +1/+1.

4 Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "This creature can block as though it had flying."

3 Vampiric Sliver
Vampiric Sliver
Vampiric SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
140
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
All Slivers have "Whenever a creature dealt damage by this creature this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature."


2 Disintegrate
Disintegrate
DisintegrateSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Disintegrate does X damage to one target. If target dies this turn, target is removed from the game entirely.

4 Evolution Charm
Evolution Charm
Evolution CharmSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Choose one - Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library; or return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand; or target creature gains flying until end of turn.


7 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

1 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

6 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

4 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

4 Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic ExpanseSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
279
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
T, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.


3 Harmonic Sliver
Harmonic Sliver
Harmonic SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
240
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "When this creature comes into play, destroy target artifact or enchantment."

3 Honorable Passage
Honorable Passage
Honorable PassageSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Prevent all damage to you or target creature from any one source. If that source is red, Honorable Passage deals to the source's controller an amount of damage equal to the amount of damage prevented.

3 Mana Tithe
Mana Tithe
Mana TitheSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
c
Number:
25
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1.

3 Temporal Isolation
Temporal Isolation
Temporal IsolationSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
43
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Enchant creature Enchanted creature has shadow. (It can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) Prevent all damage that would be dealt by enchanted creature.

3 Thrill of the Hunt
Thrill of the Hunt
Thrill of the HuntSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
229
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Target creature gets +1/+2 until end of turn. Flashback W (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)



Article:
Sidewinder Sliver
Sidewinder Sliver
Sidewinder SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have flanking. (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks a Sliver, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)
: the better one drop sliver in standard, very good if followed up by his Sinew cousin on turn two and relevant for the combat math even if topdecked. He's also very cool in multiples and cheap to recur if sacrificed to the Necrotic.

Gemhide Sliver
Gemhide Sliver
Gemhide SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
196
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
: mana fixing, anyone?

Necrotic Sliver
Necrotic Sliver
Necrotic SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
159
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "3, Sacrifice this creature: Destroy target permanent."
: the true backbone of the deck. It can turn all of your critters into a flock of Vindicate
Vindicate
VindicateSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target permanent.
s with legs, and that's really good.

Essence Sliver
Essence Sliver
Essence SliverSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
R
Number:
13
Artist:
Glen Angus
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a Sliver deals damage, its controller gains that much life.
: I simply love the way it shifts the race against aggro decks!

Sinew Sliver
Sinew Sliver
Sinew SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
c
Number:
30
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers get +1/+1.
, Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret Sliver
Spinneret SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
219
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "This creature can block as though it had flying."
, Poultice Sliver
Poultice Sliver
Poultice SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
11
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "2, T Regenerate target Sliver."
, Vampiric Sliver
Vampiric Sliver
Vampiric SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
140
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
All Slivers have "Whenever a creature dealt damage by this creature this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature."
: you know, it's a sliver deck... you're supposed to have slivers in it! They're all in because they have relevant combat abilities (Sinew, Vampiric), a good body/cost ratio (Spinneret) or because they're nothing special but fit the curve (Poultice).

Evolution Charm
Evolution Charm
Evolution CharmSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Choose one - Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library; or return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand; or target creature gains flying until end of turn.
: both the graveyard recursion and mana fixing abilities are very useful to this deck, and the Leap
Leap
LeapSet: Stronghold
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
35
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Target creature gains flying until end of turn.Draw a card.
trick could also come in handy once or twice. Most of all, I like the flavor of a card about evolution in a sliver deck (you caught me, I'm a Cavottan). [Editor's note: That's a great word. It sounds almost like a past-tense verb though. For those of you not paying attention, he means he's a Vorthos, a follower of Matt Cavotta, the writer of the Taste the Magic column on the Magic site.]

Disintegrate
Disintegrate
DisintegrateSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Disintegrate does X damage to one target. If target dies this turn, target is removed from the game entirely.
: I know, more than three colors equals a certain doom of horrid manascrew, but I think that a final fat burn could really improve the aggro potential of such a deck, and fetch that poor lonely mountain (or squeeze a red mana out of a sliver) won't be difficult with all the Gemhide Sliver
Gemhide Sliver
Gemhide SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
196
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
s, Evolution Charm
Evolution Charm
Evolution CharmSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Choose one - Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library; or return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand; or target creature gains flying until end of turn.
s and Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic ExpanseSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
279
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
T, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
s this deck packs. Naturally, if Demonfire
Demonfire
DemonfireSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
R
Number:
60
Artist:
Greg Staples
is sitting bored in your binder, he can bring his golden butt here and fill Disintegrate
Disintegrate
DisintegrateSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Disintegrate does X damage to one target. If target dies this turn, target is removed from the game entirely.
's role just as well.

Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic ExpanseSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
279
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
T, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.
: these lands are budget deckbuilder's pure gold, but if you happen to have four spare Gemstone Mine
Gemstone Mine
Gemstone MineSet: Weatherlight
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brom
Text:
When Gemstone Mine comes into play, put three mining counters on it.tap, Remove a mining counter from Gemstone Mine: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. If there are no mining counters on Gemstone Mine, bury it.
s, slap them in this slot without regret.


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