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Dormant Sliver
Planar Chaos


Reviewed February 28, 2007

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 2.50

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BMoor

Dormant Sliver
Best Sliver ever? Most Slivers grant tap abilities, like Screeching, Telekinetic, Gemhide, and Psionic. So you use this to ensure a fresh supply of Slivers in your hand, not caring that you're not attacking. Then if you decide you want to attack, you use one of Frenetic, Mindlash, Necrotic, Psionic, or Basal Sliver to get rid of it. It does its job, and then its job allows it to get out of the way.
Best. Sliver. Ever.

Constructed- 5
Casual- 5
Limited- 4

KC MetroGnome

2/28 - Dormant Sliver

The things Dormant Sliver is good for are as follows: 1) Sideboard it against a sliver deck, 2) Sacrifice to Necrotic Sliver, 3) fill up the hand of a sliver deck whose game plan is to finish your opponent with Psionic Sliver. I'm not terribly excited about any of those for constructed, much less for limited, and option three sounds amusing for casual.

Constructed - 2-
Casual - 3
Limited - 1+ (except out of the sideboard of that one sliver-guy in draft)

Aethereal

Wednesday - Dormant Sliver

Similar to Vampiric Sliver, this is more of an anti-sliver card than a card you'd want to run in a sliver deck. The price for what you get isn't that spectacular; a 2/2 body and a card for 4 mana. There's not a competitive sliver deck in constructed, so there's no reason to run this over something like Carven Caryatid.

In casual, maybe you can use it against an opposing sliver deck, but isn't Vampiric Sliver better for that?

In limited, I'd take it if there was nothing better in the pack, but keep it in the sideboard and use it against a player with a lot of slivers. At worst, it's a body that replaces itself.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2.5
Limited - 2.5 (situational)
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