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Dementia Sliver
Time Spiral


Reviewed November 08, 2006

Constructed: 1.83
Casual: 1.83
Limited: 2.3

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
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BMoor

Dementia Sliver

It seems useless at first glance. Second glance shows us the possibility of getting four or five Slivers out, tapping one to see a card, then tapping the others one by one until the first card and any others you saw along the way have been discarded. Honestly, this could put your opponent in topdeck mode over a few turns. But why do that when you could be tapping your Slivers for effects like that of Telekinetic or Screeching? Third glance shows that this isn't very useful after all.

Constructed- 1.5
Casual- 2.5
Limited- 1.8
 

KC MetroGnome

Dementia Sliver

This sliver is really interesting to me. My initial reaction is that it doesn't seem very useful, especially if you're opponent has a lot of cards in their hand to chose randomly from. But if you've got a way to look at their hand somehow, or possibly if you just have a bunch of slivers out, you can really start making that opponent drop a lot of cards in the graveyard. So that's kind of interesting. But then I think, "If you have a bunch of slivers out, why aren't you beating your opponent in the face? Or dropping the 5-drop Psionic Sliver that makes all your slivers into 1-time shocks?"

In casual, meh. I would try to find a more interesting way to use slivers with so many available.

In limited, a 3/3 for 5 is nothing to write home about necessarily, but it's not too bad either. The ability is less than stellar, but you can use it if you need it, and beat later. Probably not a high pick.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 1
Limited - 3
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Dementia Sliver

This sliver is REALLY bad. It's a five cost 3/3 creature. On top of that, it's two colors. It also has an ability that can only be played on your turn. Why would I ever want to play this guy? Blue and Black offer several other cards to support a discard them that are far superior to this one. And what's worse is that your opponent discards a card at random. So, you are guaranteed to get much for your activation. The one bonus is that you at least get to see a card in your opponent's hand.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1.5
 

Aethereal

Dementia Sliver

Ew. 5 mana is already asking quite a bit, especially since you only get a 3/3 body. The ability is rather bad; you don't even get to see their entire hand, unlike with cards like Duress/Cabal Therapy, and by the time this drops, it's way too late for the ability to make any difference. Also, you need a LOT of slivers for this to be effective. This *may* have had some use if it cost 1UB and were a 2/2, but basically, it's crap.

In casual, it still needs a lot of slivers and I don't think people will enjoy it if you get this off a few times.

In limited, it's still too slow, needs a lot of slivers, and requires you to be playing blue and black. Again, maybe if it cost 3, but the body is not worth it here.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 2
Limited - 1.5
 
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