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Galerider Sliver
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 Galerider Sliver
- M14

Reviewed August 30, 2013

Constructed: 3.80
Casual: 4.30
Limited: 3.70
Multiplayer: 4.10

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BMoor

Galerider Sliver

Slivers are all about filling the board with the baddest beasts you can bring. Giving them all an evasion ability makes a great death blow. Why then is Galerider a mere 1/1 for (U)? Sure, the Hive needs a first-turn drop, but running this out first gives the opponent ample opportunity to kill it. Maybe WOTC wanted to give the guy on the other side of the table a fighting chance? Or maybe, by giving Slivers flying straight out of the gate, they hoped that games against Sliver decks would at least be over quicker. After all, what game could be faster than Turn One Galerider, Turn Two Crystalline, Opponent Scoops?

Constructed- 3
Casual- 4.9
Limited- 4
Multiplayer- 4.9 

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Galerider Sliver
 
Barring Mental Misstep, this is simply a more powerful version of Tempest's Winged Sliver (and Mental Misstep is banned like everywhere and you should feel bad for playing it). That means that it has at least one and possibly dozens of ready-made Sliver decks to fit directly into. Oh, and don't forget that Chameleon Colossus is a Sliver (like it needed any help!)
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Paul

Welcome back readers todays card of the day is a strict upgrade to Winged Sliver as Galerider Sliver has a cheaper mana cost and provides a powerful evasive ability. In standard this card could be a player in Sliver decks but the majority of powerful sliver fall into other colors this card is easily splashable and provides such a powerful evasive ability that it’s a fantastic addition to any Sliver deck. In eternal formats this card is a powerful tool in the sliver arsenal especially in legacy sliver decks as the cheaper mana cost is extremely relevant. In casual and multiplayer this is just a better Winged Sliver so it is an easy upgrade for sliver decks. In limited it’s a solid evasive creature that only gets better the more slivers you draft; unlike some of the other slivers by itself this one is not nearly as impressive. Overall a powerful sliver that provides an upgrade to casual and tournament decks alike.
 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2.5
Multiplayer: 3.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Galerider Sliver which is a one mana Blue 1/1 that gives slivers you control Flying.  The low cost and useful evasion effect make this an extremely useful card that is held back by being the only Blue sliver in the current Standard format. Manaweft Sliver and dual lands are easy, if somewhat less ideal, methods of splashing this into a sliver build and the low cost evasion is certainly worth the effort.  For other formats the previous choices for Flying all cost more mana, making this stand out as a valuable addition.  Overall a very solid card in an inefficient position that will still see frequent play and possibly become a staple of sliver decks in other formats.
 
In Limited this is a sliver that stands well by itself as a one mana 1/1 with evasion and should be in every deck using Blue when available.  A second color in your pool that has a number of slivers should be strongly considered to be used alongside this as a late game topdeck of Galerider with slivers in play can easily win a game.  A first pick for the potential in your deck or an opponent's and an automatic inclusion for Blue in Sealed even though other rares may have a stronger presence in and of themselves.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 4.0


Franky
Green

Despite all of the monstrous and gigantic slivers we've reviewed this week, this little 1/1 flyer is the Sliver that I'd least like to see hit the table (on the other side at least). Its the only Blue Sliver in standard but it should be in worked into the deck. Does your opponent have a good set of ground defense  When this tiny guy hits the field just fly over them. Watch out for Windstorm!
 
Constructed:5
Casual: 5
Limited: 5
Multiplayer: 5


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