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Firewalker Sliver
Time Spiral


Reviewed November 09, 2006

Constructed: 2.25
Casual: 3.62
Limited: 2.62

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Firewalker Sliver

This sliver is OK, but it's hurt by the existence of other slivers. Thre green ones that enhance power and toughness full time are superior. Also, there was already a sliver that gave haste. This little guy also comes with the problem of being a three cost (of two colors) 1/1. In a pinch, it is a nifty ability, but you'll likely only take advantage of this sliver in a Standard format sliver deck. And any other format you might steer clear of it.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 2
 

BMoor

Firewake Sliver

The haste is a handy ability, especially when so many Slivers have tap abilities. The sacrifice ability isn't so much. Slivers that give their brethren sacrifice abilities go over better wen there's a means of making Sliver tokens, like back when we had Brood Sliver or Sliver Queen. The ability to mess up combat math is nice, though. You swing, they block, you sacrifice the outclassed Slivers to give the important/unblocked ones +2/+2. Could work, if Sliver decks ever really attacked.

Constructed- 2
Casual-4
Limited- 2.5
 

KC MetroGnome

Firewake Sliver

Ah yes, Fires of SliverMaya. It seems like Fires of Yavimaya was pretty good in its day. It gave all your creatures haste, which was a big boon, and it was never a dead card in the hand, because if you drew an extra, you could always sacrifice the first one to give +2/+2 and play the other one to keep up the hasty beats. So is a Fires of Yavimaya for slivers only a good choice? First, it obviously restricts you to a sliver deck. Not bad, necessarily, but not as good as giving anything haste. On the plus side, you don't have to sacrifice IT for the +2/+2, you can sac any sliver. So alpha strike with the whole team and sac the blocked ones to give their unblocked friends a boost. Of the slivers we've looked at this week, I think this one has the most potential in all formats.

Constructed - 3 (higher if a decent sliver deck materializes)
Casual - 4
Limited - 3
 

Aethereal

Firewake Sliver

Fires of Yavimaya on a sliver. The body is nice to have, but too small in my opinion. I don't see this getting much play in constructed, because it is beatdown for slivers, and there are far better routes to go for beatdown than sliver decks. The ability to pump your slivers by popping them is nice, as you can counter your opponent's removal, but like I said, sliver decks are not the way to go for smashing face quickly.

In casual, this can fit into a sliver deck if it has the room.

In limited, if I had enough slivers and I were playing R/G, I'd play this. It can really mess up the combat math, and let you squeeze +2/+2 out of your opponent's removal spells.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 3.5
Limited - 3
 
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