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Spectral Sliver 
Legions Uncommon

Reviewed February 4, 2003

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This may be the most solid sliver in the set.  The pumping ability makes is playable solo, and having a hoard makes it a very scary proposition to block, or leave unblocked for that matter.  I think it's undercost, honestly.  Giving all slivers this ability, and having the host sliver be a 2/2 for 3 is great.  I think you will find this to be in virtually every sliver build on the market.

In limited, it's fantastic.  It's a solid fattie on it's own, and if you have other slivers, all the better.  Yes, your opponent can use it too, but hopefully you'll be smart enugh to play it properly in those situations.

Constructed: 4
Limited: 4


Pump any of your Slivers to your advantage. This thing is nuts if it hits the board and you have the mana to manage it. It makes all your Slivers a threat to be reckoned with. The scary part is when you are playing an opponent that also has Slivers.... then things just get weird.

Constructed: 4
Limited: 3

Judge Bill

Combine the abilities of Armor Sliver and Barbed Sliver, and you get Looming (Shade) Sliver. A very strong ability, and as the three slivers are priced equally, I expect this guy to see a lot of play.The ability to pump power and toughness will really mess with combat math problems. I'd play this if I were playing a sliver deck.
Again, I don't like the Slivers in limited at all. They're too symmetrical, and you won't have enough of them to make it matter.
Constructed: 4.25
Limited: 2

 Van Zandt

Spectral sliver
Look!  It's not horribly overcosted! hoo-ray! certainly better than the red
and white ones that alter power and toughness in legions.  Very solid in
limited,  in constructed it would take a bit more for me to want to play a
sliver deck,  but he at least gets consideration.


Spectral Sliver

I picked this because he looks cool!  He's better than
barbed and armor, but really isn't THAT good!  Limited
Pumpable creatures HAHA!



Spectral Sliver – So all my Slivers can now pump, unfortunately at 2 mana for a 1 point pump it gets to be expensive. Not too bad but also not what I would call the best Sliver ability.


Constructed – I would prefer utility to beatdown with my Slivers – 2.95


Limited – Creature battles are more important here and pump is always good – 3.50


PEZ – I don’t know that this is a top pick because games are fast and decks tend to be lean on mana – 2.50


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