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Ward Sliver 
Legions Uncommon

Reviewed February 5, 2003

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It's a 5CC sliver for 2/2, which sucks, but it's ability is game-breaking.  Once it hits, it can nulify black or red spot removal, be able to block green's biggest fatties, and race most weenie decks.  But it costs 5.  Scary.  The viability of this sliver will depend on the viability of Slivers in general.  This one, like most of the others, are just really good with Quick Sliver.  Time will tell.

In limited, pro-color can be good, and probably will work more in your favor than your opponent's so less chance of it smacking you back in the face.  I'd probably play it in sealed, and could be brutal in draft.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 4
Current Price: $1.95


This card is pretty crazy good. I had it played against me in limited, and if my opponent had had more Slivers, it would have been ugly. As it was, he muted half my army. I suppose this could be useful in the mirror match up, Sliver Deck against Sliver Deck, as long as you have clear board advantage. But it could also be a double-edged sword if you lose board advantage.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 2.5

Judge Bill

The first sliver that is not truly symmetrical, as the color chosen can make a big difference in the game. Still, a very nice ability to have, as it will give you a good deal of unblockability or damage removal prevention. It's white though, so I don't know how much play it will see. Especially in extended, where you can pay 3 less and get the untargetability.
In limited, if I wer playing slivers, this is truly the only sliver I would like to have, as it gives me control over what happens.
Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 2.75

 Van Zandt

Ward sliver
5 mana... for a 2/2... I really do like protection from any color,  but I
don't like paying twice what I'd normally pay for it.
constructed - 2.9
limited - 2.8


Ward Sliver

Protection is very good.  All creatures getting it is
good! 5 cc? hmm, It looks good and I have played it in
casual several times I like it!

Limited: Not as useful but I'd play it if i have a few



Ward Sliver – Expensive but awesome. Absolutely killer against mono decks and a great way to sneak Slivers in for damage and prevent them from dying. This second use is key because it will ensure that your Slivers remain superpowered.


Constructed – Pretty expensive and not as good since many decks are multicolored (although multiples will solve this problem). Still a very solid choice and this or some other evasion will be critical to wins – 3.75


Limited – Most decks are running at least 3 colors and with limited numbers of Slivers and a high cost/low power this isn’t nearly as strong – 1.25


PEZ – This will probably become a key card for PEZ Sliver decks even though it is expensive. In an environment which heavily favors mono-colored  decks this is a game winner – 4.00


All slivers gain protection from the color of your choice. Hmmm...not bad; 2/2 for five mana.....BLAH! Five mana should basically give you a game breaking spell or a creature with big numbers in the bottom right corner or a powerful ability. Ward Sliver is a small creature with a situational ability that will probably come too late to do much. Too slow slow for constructed and it will probably only protect itself in limited.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 2


Ward Sliver

hmmmmm.... you pay 5 for a 2/2 that gives your Slivers pro [[insert color here]] while he's in play. I personally don't like him and don't think he's going to see much play. Having to pay 5 for a 2/2 is pretty bad and the effect you get out of him is not that great because there are many other ways to get rid of creatures with protection from certain colors, so this guy's just not worth it. He's not even good in Limited because then you'll just be paying 5 for a 2/2 that can help your opponent. >,<

No matter which way you look at this creature he's just not worth it.

Limited Rating 1
Constructed Rating 1.3

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