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Shadow Sliver
Time Spiral


Reviewed November 29, 2006

Constructed: 1.92
Casual: 2.4
Limited: 2.14

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DeQuan
Watson

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Shadow Sliver

If nothing else, this sliver wins the award for having the most basic name. It's name tells you exactly what it does. This isn't bad though. I just see it being more of a "finisher" sliver. When you are ready to bust through for the win, you just play this little guy. Shadow isn't likely to be a needed ability otherwise int he current environment.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 1.5
 

BMoor

Shadow Sliver

it should be good. Evasive Slivers usually are. But this one pretty much says, "Creatures can't block", so it always turns the game into a race. And winning races is practically the one thing Slivers can't do, so this could cost you as many games as it wins you. This Sliver finds its strength in limited, ironically because there's so little chance of you getting enough Slivers for it to become a liability and often turns the opponent's Slivers against him.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 2
 


Jordan Kronick

Shadow Sliver - Shifting Sliver was great because it gave you evasion without negatively impacting your slivers. The same cannot be said for Shadow Sliver. It can drop down to suddenly give you a huge alpha strike that's nearly unblockable. But if you miscalculate it can get you into huge trouble. It's also a 1/1 for 3. That's never a good price to pay without an effect that is far more one-sidded than this one. If you play Shadow Sliver you'd better plan ahead and know just what you're getting yourself into.

Constructed Rating - 1.6
Casual Rating - 2.0
Limited Rating - 1.7
 

KC MetroGnome

Shadow Sliver

I got this one at the prerelease. I dropped it into play, and proceeded to attack away with my big slivers, while I left some at home to block. Now, if you haven't seen my folly, please reread that sentence and then go see what shadow does. This is not like Winged Sliver, where your slivers have evasion but can still block. This sliver gives all your creatures, and all of your opponent's creatures, evasion. It is not one to drop on turn 3 so much as one to be saved for an alpha strike.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 3
Limited - 4
 

Aethereal

Shadow Sliver

The body sucks, but the ability is not bad. Once you drop this, you have to go straight for their throat. This is a good sliver to drop when you have good board position and they're not playing Wrath. Won't see much play in constructed because it's a sliver, though.

In casual, I'd rather have flying so I can block.

In limited, you can't block with this out, so skip it. I'd like to be able to keep my slivers back and block if I can.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 1.5
 
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