Modern EDH players despise Sliver decks, and thanks to the Modern Horizons spoilers today, every MTG Sliver player has a target on their back.
Magic: The Gathering’s Modern Horizons is a new set by Wizards of the Coast complete with new and reprinted cards that previously weren’t legal in the Modern format. Modern Horizons is stepping up its shock value by adding Sliver cards to the set.
Inspired by Plague Rats, Sliver cards interact with one another in a way to demolish their opponents quickly and efficiently. As of now, four Sliver cards have been revealed as part of the Modern Horizons set.
The First Sliver
When players mention Slivers being overpowered creatures, The First Sliver should be the card that comes to mind. This five mana multi-colored creature has power and defense of seven/seven, along with the mechanic Cascade.
“When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less,” the card reads. “You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.”
Because Sliver cards work together, and most cost under five mana, it shouldn’t be hard to find a free Sliver to cast using Cascade on The First Sliver. And if that wasn’t enough, it also has a static ability that gives all Sliver spells cast, Cascade. Can EDH players say “game over?”
More Modern Horizons Slivers
The other three Sliver cards revealed so far in Modern Horizons are Lavabelly Sliver, Tempered Sliver, and Dregscape Sliver.
Lavabelly is a three mana (one red, one white) two/two with a simple but potent static ability. “When this creature enters the battlefield, it deals 1 damage to target player or planeswalker and you gain 1 life,” the card reads.
Tempered Sliver is a three mana (one green) two/two with a static ability that adds counters upon doing damage. Reminiscent of the old school Sliver days, the mechanic Proliferate from War of the Spark will likely show up in more than a few Sliver decks.
Dregscape Sliver is a two mana (one black) two/two with the mechanic Unearth. First seen in the Shards of Alara, Unearth brings creatures from the graveyard to the battlefield with haste. The only downfall to the mechanic is the card retrieved gets exiled at the beginning of the next endstep.
MTG Modern Horizons is set to release on June 13 and hit local game stores for a pre-release draft on June 8 and 9.