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Spinneret Sliver
Time Spiral


Reviewed December 01, 2006

Constructed: 2.26
Casual: 2.3
Limited: 3.06

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Spinneraet Sliver

I'm getting a little put off by this whole "can block as though it had flying" thing. It gets printed on a lot of cards that rarely ever see play. Granted, in limited play, this guy might be alright. But on the whole, I'm likely to pass it up. The good news is that it at least comes in as a 2/2 for two mana. That makes it a bit easier to stomach.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5
 

BMoor

Spinneret Sliver

Most Slivers have sub-par power and toughness to compensate for their stronger-than-average abilities. The fact that Spinneret is a 2/2 for 1G should set off a warning in your head "ability isn't good enough to require power/toughness hosing". And it isn't. This guy has one home: monogreen Sliver decks. And who builds those?

Constructed: 3
Casual: 2
Limited: 3.5
 


Jordan Kronick

Spinneret Sliver

It's a bear! It's a spider! It's a sliver! Take three classic creature types and mix them together and you've got a solid little package. Slivers have often had a problem with flying. Winged Sliver is far removed from our time and Pulmonic Sliver is a bit spendy for the early game. Spinneret makes sure you don't get crushed by a flying assault and it also is a great baseline size for a sliver. Bears are reasonably plays in limited. Bears that can potentially gain a ton of cool abilities and get bigger are called "Wild Mongrel" usually. This is a great sliver.

Constructed Rating - 2.8
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 2.8
 

KC MetroGnome

Spinneret Sliver

As a sliver and a bear at the same time, it's pretty good. Usually it's worth paying 2 for a 2/2 sliver, considering all the wacky abilities you'll be able to give it over the course of the game. His ability leaves something to be desired, in my opinion. He's competing against some decent slivers (mostly Gemhide) in the 2-slot in standard. If you go to older sets, he has to compete against Muscle Sliver and (more importantly) Winged Sliver (which reads exactly the same as Spinneret Sliver except that it cuts out the words "This creature can black as though it had", which makes a pretty big difference). It might be a necessary evil in a standard slivers deck, but I'm not really sold on this guy.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 3+
 

Aethereal

The bear body is cool for a sliver, but like yesterday's card, this is almost strictly a limited card. The ability will not typically be useful in constructed, as all it will let your slivers do is chump block their giant flyer. I'd pass.

In casual, I'd rather just straight up give my slivers flying.

In limited, play it if you have green. It can help stall your opponent's air force, and has the nice 2/2 body thrown in for good measure.

Constructed - 1.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 3.5
 
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