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Sliver Hivelord
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Top 10 Cards of 2014

#6 - Sliver Hivelord
- M15

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 4.50
Limited: 3.00
Multiplayer: 3.88

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sliver Hivelord
 
I know we reviewed this guy fairly recently, but I think he definitely deserves to be on this year's top ten list. There are very few cards that manage to genuinely add something to a creature type or archetype from two decades ago, much less in such a simple and elegant way. My main question about this card is actually what they're going to do the inevitable next time they decide to make a Sliver legend. Once you have one that can literally make them all invincible, what else does the archetype need?
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 5/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

The number six card of the year is Sliver Hivelord which is a five mana and five color 5/5 that gives slivers you control Indestructible.  This is a very strong effect and can more or less end a game when it hits play if the opponent doesn't have non-destruction forms of removal or an alternate win condition.  It doesn't help build up a sliver force like the Queen or Overlord, so it is unlikely to take slots in a deck before them.  As something for the Overlord to search out and to help support a swarm of tokens this is quite nice and a worthwhile addition to an existing five color sliver build.
 
In a Limited format with this it is a very difficult card to utilize as it has five colors, though a 5/5 Indestructible for five is solid it needs other abilities to really stand out with the mana requirement.  In Sealed it can be built around if there is enough support, but running is problematic at best with anything less than an excellent draw.  For Booster it has value as a rare draft, though slivers are popular and drawing a pool for it depends on the pod.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 4.0

Mattedesa

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Sliver Hivelord
 
We just reviewed Silver Hivelord a few weeks ago, and I can't say I've come to any new conclusions about him. Sliver decks are pretty much casual decks, and the Hivelord is built for casual. Go, go, indestructible Silvers!
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.5
BMoor Had this at #8 on his Top 10 List

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