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Synapse Sliver 
Legions Rare

Reviewed February 3, 2003

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Synapse Sliver

Constructed: 3
Limited: 3


Card draw wins games, pure and simple. Give me a good deck, and let me outdraw my opponent at a significant rate, and I will win the game. Synapse Sliver could be a boggling card drawing machine in the right deck, and Wizards has apparently given us the ammo in the new Sliver set. Yes, Slivers are viable again in Type 2, at the very least for casual play. And fun...oh,!  While Synapse is much better in constructed, in a deck with a few tricks and a few of the right Slivers, it could be an advantage in Limited also.

And you've got to love the Goblin slam in the flavor text!

Constructed: 4.5
Limited: 3

Judge Bill

Well, at first, they decided to move the Ophidian ability to green, since blue had too many good abilities. Then, they needed a special ability for the blue rare sliver. So they decided to let blue and green share the Ophidian ability.
In constructed, this thing is really good, and the casting cost tries to balance it out. Unfortunately, at 5 mana is just when blue starts to want to draw more cards. So, this fits right in a sliver deck.
Unfortunately, you can't guarantee any quantity of slivers in a draft, and since this works for all slivers (your opponent's too), I probably wouldn't touch this in limited.
Constructed: 4.5
Limited: 1.5

 Van Zandt

Synapse sliver
5 mana for a sliver is certainly a lot,  but this guy is one of the few
reasons you would play the new slivers in constructed or limited. 
Especially with his buddy, the unblockable-maker sliver.
constructed: 3.1
limited: 3.3


Synapse Sliver

I like this critter, Card draw is awesome.  However,
he costs 5 by the time you can start attacking
continually with him, its already late and you're
winning so..


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