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Sedge Sliver
Time Spiral


Reviewed November 28, 2006

Constructed: 2.8
Casual: 3.35
Limited: 3.36

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Sedge Sliver

This one isn't that bad. All you need to do is control a swamp and it's a 3/3 for three mana. I can appreciate that. It also grants you other other slivers the ability to regenerate. That can make a sliver swarm become a pain in the rear real quick. This is a sliver that I would definitely play in limited if I were using the proper colors.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2.5
 

BMoor

Sedge Sliver
 
A good mix of abilites-- it powers up Slivers and protects them.  This is probably the most compelling reason to use Black in a Sliver deck, but even then you need only splash a few Swamps and a Search for Tomorrow or something.  Best of all, you can fearlessly play this without worrying about powering up your opponent's Slivers, since it's unlikely that an opponent would have Slivers and a Swamp for it to matter.
 
Constructed: 3.8
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4
 


Jordan Kronick

Sedge Sliver

One of the strongest slivers of all time was Muscle Sliver from Tempest. It was a bear that made all your guys better. Well, here we've got a grey ogre that makes your guys bigger. And also allows them to regenerate. That's pretty great for a 3-drop. Is it better than Muscle Sliver? In a Standard-by-Standard comparison, it probably is. The dominant sliver decks back then utilized Muscle/Winged/Crystaline to make a flying untargetable attack force of significant size. These days your slivers are much more ground-bound, but size matters in sliverworld.

Constructed Rating - 3.2
Casual Rating - 3.4
Limited Rating - 3.7
 

KC MetroGnome

Sedge Sliver

This one is also interesting. In red you've got +2/+0 sliver and Double Strike Sliver. Then you've got this. If you aren't playing black, it doesn't actually do anything. If you are playing black, then you get a pretty nice ability (pump them up and give them regeneration). In exchange, you have to dip into the worst sliver color in existence to make it work (and no splashing black with Gemhide Sliver, either. You actually have to have a swamp). To me, the trade off isn't worth it.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 3
Limited - 3
 

Aethereal

Sedge Sliver

One of the best slivers in the set. If you're playing slivers in constructed, this is one of the reasons why. He's basically a 3/3 for 3, which is already well above average for a sliver, he pumps all your slivers, he lets you regenerate them, and his pump stacks. You do need a swamp, but that is so easy nowadays. The playability of slivers in constructed drags down the rating, but he's pretty good.

In casual, it keeps your slivers on the table and makes them bigger. Sign me up.

In limited, you definitely include this if you're playing slivers, no questions asked. Pump and regenerate helps a *lot*.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 4
Limited - 4
 


Gackley Ferguson

Sedge Sliver. I kind of like this card. My only qualm with it is the fact that you need to control a swamp. Most sliver decks I've seen like to go red/green so they can blast you as quickly as possible, but I imagine that if you splashed black it wouldn't be the end of the world.

Constructed: 3.3/5
Casual: 3.7/5
Limited 3.0/5
 
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