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Sliversmith
Future Sight


Reviewed June 15, 2007

Constructed: 1.75
Casual: 2.67
Limited: 2.33

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BMoor

Sliversmith

Well, the price is right. One colorless mana will turn any card into a 1/1 for 1. Of course, it's been a while since a vanilla 1/1 was playable, but the potential to create a near-unlimited supply has potential. And they're Slivers.
Now, if you're playing Slivers, then you probably just want to play your Slivers instead of discarding them to Mr. Smith here. And if your opponent is playing them, there's better ways to turn that all against him or her. But any renewable source of creature tokens is usually worth consideration, especially in Limited.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 3
Limited- 3

Aethereal

Friday - Sliversmith

Now this is a fun one. The ability to make slivers over and over has been seen before, but that's on a 5 color card. This doesn't even have a color requirement, so it can go into any sliver deck. I doubt this will see play in constructed, because slivers aren't used in Standard, and in Block the sliver deck there will probably just get slowed down by this.

In casual, however, you play this in your sliver deck, especially if you can't get a hold of Queens.

In limited, maindeck worthy if you're running slivers, and sidedeck worthy if you're not (bring it in against their slivers). At worst it is repeatable 1/1 creatures with no color requirement.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 4.5
Limited - 3


David N

Friday - Sliversmith

What can I say about slivers. I hate them, I hate them, I hate them and did i mention i hate them? I see them every week at FNM along with thallids/saprolings. Yes it may be fun to get all your slivers out and swing for the win but how often does that happen? But as for casual play slivers can be fun. And this guy is a mini sliver queen. The ability to put in slivers with all the effects each turn. A must have in any sliverdeck. Only if he was a sliver too.

Constructed:3
Casual:3
Limited:2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sliversmith

Metallic Sliver was never a very impressive card even in the days of cheaper Slivers (Winged Sliver springs to mind), and it's not much better now, even when you can turn every card in your hand into one. Sliversmith is all right in limited play, but you really need at least one of Sinew Sliver and Might Sliver and possibly more than that to make the tokens into actual threats. I wouldn't call it a must-play, but if you have lots of Slivers it's decent.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5

Arcane
Sliversmith

Constructed: Slivers don’t really work in constructed; the only sliver decks that are doing really good things are the Wild Pair sliver decks which don’t benefit from the token producing spellshaper.

Casual: Slivers are a favorite of casual players all over the place, but one of the greatest things about slivers is that each one brings a new, powerful ability. Yes the Sliversmith can help you produce lots of the hive to benefit from the abilities of your current slivers, but the problem is all your opponents have to do is eliminate the “real’ slivers with abilities to leave you with an army of unimpressive 1/1’s. I’d say more but really the Sliversmith carries with it the disadvantages to running slivers AND running spellshapers, and doesn’t really make up for those disadvantages.

Limited: Ironically enough the Sliversmith is much better as an anti-sliver weapon than in a sliver deck itself for TS limited. This allows you to gain the abilities of your opponent’s slivers without giving any back in return which is a rarity when dealing slivers against slivers. Also by being colorless it means that you can use it to counter slivers regardless of what colors you’re playing. Sideboard card really, but serves a good purpose.

Constructed: 1
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2
 
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Instead of playing this and converting my cards to Slivers, I'd rather
just play more Slivers in the first place. I would consider playing
this if itself was a Sliver, but it isn't.

Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 1/5
Limited: 1/5

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