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Sidewinder Sliver
Time Spiral


Reviewed November 30, 2006

Constructed: 2.46
Casual: 2.8
Limited: 3.34

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DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Sidewinder Sliver

This is a sliver I can enjoy. It's a 1/1 for one mana with a decent ability. Flanking is a pretty solid deal. It's even better if you get multiples onto the table. There's not much to say about this sliver truthfully. It's a decent creature on its own, and it adds a little extra kick to the other slivers it's hanging out with.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3
 

BMoor

Sidewinder Sliver

Here's a load of fun! White Slivers tend to be all defense, so it's nice to see a white Sliver that wants to attack. If you can build an aggresive Sliver deck with a lot of White, this guy wants to be at the front lines.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4
 


Jordan Kronick

Sidewinder Sliver

The best sliver abilities are those which are useful in multiples. And, in case you didn't know, Flanking works in multiples. Two instances of Flanking means -2/-2. Sidewinder is, for this reason, incredible. A couple of these out and your slivers are incredibly hard to block. Combine with Two-Headed Sliver and you've got some creatures that are extremely dangerous on the board. Combine with Quilled Sliver and you can remove anything that doesn't die to the flanking. This is a great sliver.

Constructed Rating - 2.8
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 2.7
 

KC MetroGnome

Sidewinder Sliver

It's already above the curve as a 1/1 flanker for W. Unless you take to blocking, this card will bring down any number of x/1s, which is pretty nice in a 1 drop. Flanking is a good enough ability to make a difference as well, particularly in limited. Not to mention that it is cumulative (unlike something like, say, flying, shadow or first strike) if you have many Sidewinder Slivers out. Not flashy, but I like it.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 2
Limited - 4+
 

Aethereal

Sidewinder Sliver

Now this is especially bad, as flanking is a combat-oriented keyword, and the ability will hardly ever come into play in constructed. The only good thing about this is that it stacks, but in constructed, no.

In casual, I'd rather give my slivers first strike or spirit link than this.

In limited is where this is playable, as this is common, and flanking is useful here to win ground battles. Include it if you're playing white and have enough slivers.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 2
Limited - 3
 
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