Slivers/Trivia

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This page contains trivia information regarding slivers.

Mana cost[edit | edit source]

The converted mana costs of sliver creature cards range from 1 to 7. There are eight slivers with converted mana cost 1. Groundshaker Sliver is the only sliver with converted mana cost 7.

Four slivers cost WUBRG. Those slivers are Sliver Queen, Sliver Legion, Sliver Overlord, and Sliver Hivelord.

Color[edit | edit source]

Through Magic 2015, There are 16 white slivers, 13 blue slivers, 13 black slivers, 16 red slivers, 16 green slivers, 3 artifact slivers, and 19 multicolored slivers.

Power/Toughness[edit | edit source]

Power and toughness of slivers range from 1/1 to 7/7 and are always printed equal. There is only one sliver with power and toughness 4/4 and only the three legendary slivers have power and toughness 7/7. There is no sliver with power and toughness 6/6.

Subtype[edit | edit source]

There are 5 slivers with another subtype; the other subtypes are construct, fungus, illusion, mutant, and spirit.

Metallic Sliver[edit | edit source]

If I had one of each sliver in play, what would the stats of my Metallic Sliver be?
Metallic Sliver {1}

Artifact Creature - Sliver

Absorb 1 (Lymph Sliver), Deathtouch (Venom Sliver), Defender (Dormant Sliver), Double strike (Bonescythe Sliver, Fury Sliver), First strike (Spitting Sliver, Striking Sliver, Talon Sliver), Flanking (Sidewinder Sliver), Flash (Quick Sliver), Flying (Galerider Sliver, Pulmonic Sliver, Winged Sliver), Frenzy 1 (Frenzy Sliver), Haste (Blur Sliver, Firewake Sliver, Heart Sliver, Reflex Sliver), Indestructible (Sliver Hivelord), Lifelink (Syphon Sliver), Menace (Belligerent Sliver, Two-Headed Sliver), Poisonous 1 (Virulent Sliver), Provoke (Hunter Sliver), Reach (Spinneret Sliver), Shadow (Shadow Sliver), Shroud (Crystalline Sliver), Slivercycling {3} (Homing Sliver), Trample (Battering Sliver, Groundshaker Sliver, Horned Sliver), Vigilance (Sentinel Sliver, Synchronous Sliver)

+0/+1 (Plated Sliver, Steelform Sliver)
+0/+2 (Watcher Sliver)
+1/+0 (Blade Sliver)
+1/+1 (Muscle Sliver, Predatory Sliver, Sinew Sliver)
+2/+0 (Battle Sliver, Bonesplitter Sliver)
+2/+2 (Might Sliver)
+3/+3 (Megantic Sliver)

At the beginning of your upkeep, this creature deals 1 damage to you. (Plague Sliver)
This creature can't be countered. (Root Sliver)
This creature has protection from the color chosen for by Ward Sliver.
This creature can't be blocked except by Slivers. (Shifting Sliver)
This creature gets +1/+1 as long as you control a Swamp. (Sedge Sliver)
This creature gets +1/+1 for each other Sliver in play. (Sliver Legion)
This creature is colorless. (Ghostflame Sliver)
If this creature would be put into a graveyard, you may put it on top of its owner's library instead. (Pulmonic Sliver)

{0}: If this creature is on the battlefield, flip a coin. If you win the flip, exile this creature and return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step. If you lose the flip, sacrifice it. (Frenetic Sliver)
{1}: This creature's type becomes the creature type of your choice in addition to its other types until end of turn. (Mistform Sliver)
{2}: This creature gets +0/+1 until end of turn. (Armor Sliver)
{2}: This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn. (Barbed Sliver)
{2}: This creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn. (Spectral Sliver)
{2}: Regenerate this creature. (Clot Sliver)
{2}, {T}: Regenerate target Sliver. (Poultice Sliver)
{B}: Regenerate this creature. (Sedge Sliver)
Pay 2 life: Return this creature to its owner's hand. (Hibernation Sliver)

{T}: Regenerate target Sliver. (Crypt Sliver)
{T}: Target Sliver gets +X/+0 until end of turn, where X is the number of Slivers on the battlefield. (Magma Sliver)
{T}: This creature deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature. (Quilled Sliver)
{T}: Target player puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard. (Screeching Sliver)
{T}: Tap target permanent. (Telekinetic Sliver)
{T}: This creature deals 2 damage to target creature or player and 3 damage to itself. (Psionic Sliver)
{T}: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. (Gemhide Sliver, Manaweft Sliver)
{T}: Name a card. Target opponent reveals a card at random from his or her hand. If it's the named card, that player discards it. Play this ability only during your turn. (Dementia Sliver)

Whenever this creature attacks, it deals 1 damage to target creature or player. (Thorncaster Sliver)
Whenever this creature attacks, defending player loses 1 life. (Leeching Sliver)
Whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life. (Essence Sliver)
Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature. It can't be regenerated. (Toxin Sliver)
Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card. (Synapse Sliver)
Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may put a 1/1 colorless Sliver creature token into play. (Brood Sliver)
Whenever this creature becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each creature blocking it. (Spined Sliver)
Whenever a creature dealt damage by this creature this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature. (Vampiric Sliver)
Whenever this creature is dealt damage, put a +1/+1 counter on it. (Fungus Sliver)
Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell an opponent controls, you may draw a card. (Opaline Sliver)
Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, counter that spell or ability unless its controller pays {2}. (Diffusion Sliver)
When this creature enters the battlefield, destroy target artifact or enchantment. (Harmonic Sliver)
When this creature enters the battlefield, you may Fateseal 1. (Mesmeric Sliver)
When this creature enters the battlefield, draw a card. (Dormant Sliver)
When this creature enters the battlefield, you may exile target creature an opponent controls until this creature leave the battlefield. (Constricting Sliver)

Sacrifice this creature: Add {B}{B} to your mana pool. (Basal Sliver)
Sacrifice this creature: You gain 3 life. (Darkheart Sliver)
{1}, Sacrifice this creature: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player. (Cautery Sliver)
{1}, Sacrifice this creature: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target player or Sliver. (Cautery Sliver)
{1}, Sacrifice this creature: Target Sliver gets +2/+2 until the end of the turn. (Firewake Sliver)
{1}, Sacrifice this creature: Each player discard a card. (Mindlash Sliver)
{2}, Sacrifice this creature: Target player discards a card at random. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery. (Mindwhip Sliver)
{2}, Sacrifice this creature: Draw a card. (Mnemonic Sliver)
{2}, Sacrifice this creature: That creature deals 2 damage to target creature or player. (Acidic Sliver)
{2}, Sacrifice this creature: You gain 4 life. (Victual Sliver)
{3}, Sacrifice this creature: Destroy target permanent. (Necrotic Sliver)


14/13 (15/14 if you control a Swamp, or 110/109 if Sliver Legion is on the battlefield and you control a Swamp.)

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Alternate Printings[edit | edit source]

The following cards have received additional printings featuring alternate art:


Sixteen cards originally printed in the old card frame were reprinted in Premium Deck Series: Slivers featuring the new card frame and a foil finish: Acidic Sliver, Armor Sliver, Barbed Sliver, Brood Sliver, Clot Sliver, Crystalline Sliver, Heart Sliver, Hibernation Sliver, Metallic Sliver, Muscle Sliver, Quick Sliver, Sliver Overlord, Spectral Sliver, Spined Sliver, Victual Sliver, Winged Sliver. In addition to being printed in the new card frame for the first time, it is notable that many of these cards had not been available in a foil finish before.

Sliver Tokens[edit | edit source]

Three different versions of the 1/1 colorless Sliver creature token have been printed:


1/1 colorless Sliver creature tokens are produced by:


1/1 colorless artifact Sliver creature tokens named Metallic Sliver are produced by:

On Non-Sliver Cards[edit | edit source]

Slivers are referred to either visually or textually on these non-sliver cards:

The Sliver Queen[edit | edit source]

The Sliver Queen was the first ever tournament legal card with mana cost WUBRG.

The Sliver Queen has been depicted on two Vanguard cards:

The Sliver Queen is on the Reserved List and will not be reprinted as a regular tournament legal card, but has been reprinted in Commander's Arsenal as a oversized foil card.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Devin Low. (November 9, 2006.) “Ask Wizards”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Doug Beyer. (July 20, 2007.) “Ask Wizards”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Magic Arcana. (May 26, 2005.) “Dreams of Rath”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Magic Arcana#Card of the Day. (April 23, 2003.) “Card of the Day - April, 2003”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.

External links[edit | edit source]

List of all Slivers on The Gatherer