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Root Sliver 
Legions Uncommon

Reviewed February 19, 2003

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Root Sliver

Constructed: 3
Limited: 1
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If blue control becomes significant again, this Sliver will find its way into Sliver decks. As it is, it will help against other decks that run some counters, like Psychatog and Blue/Green. In limited, it's just too hard to pull off a decent Sliver build.

Constructed: 3
Limited: 1.5

Judge Bill

Another Sliver review. Bleeeech.
The obligatory Scragnoth ability on a sliver. Nice in the theme decks, wouldn't even think about it otherwise. It costs 4, so it has to be uncounterable itself. Still, I see a Multiple target Aether Burst followed by an Edict to take care of this thing. No thanks.
In limited, I don't like slivers. Hopefully, this'll be the last time I have to type this, but the symmetry makes them crap in my opinion.
Constructed: 2.5
Limited: 1

 Van Zandt

Root Sliver
Uncounterable is good,  but he's a bit pricey.  You had better have a really
good reason to need a certain sliver down to play this dude,  and he's
probably still only sideboard worthy...  and not even sideboard worthy in
constructed - 3
limited - 2.3


Gempalm Polluter

Lets see, he sucks! Cycling though...hmmm. You cycling him you draw a card for BB. Then opponent loses life, Nice. With Unholy Grotto, thats actually
kind of good. That might see play in OnBC.

Limited...you play lots of zombies sure! Hes actually nice!

Contructed:2 (3?)


I’m not sure how many strong counter decks are running around out there right now but Root Sliver would be good if they become a problem. As with many of the new Slivers, however, I believe he is overcosted and limited except in specific matches. A possibility for the SB.


Constructed – Not the best of the Slivers – 2.30


Limited – Very weak for limited where there aren’t a lot of counters or Slivers – 1.00


PEZ – Again a weak card without a lot of counters especially when it fills an uncommon slot – 1.15



Wednesday - Root Sliver

Let me say, I'm not big on slivers.  But this one is one of the new ones that's decent.  If you can land the sliver that lets you play them as instants, you can get some pretty creative options opened up to you.  Instant sspeed creatures that can't be countered are great.

In limited, he's pretty much and overcosted 2/2 unless you've drafted a lot of slivers.

Constructed - 2.6
Limited - 2

Danny Tatro

It protects your slivers from things that are bluey. This card isn't a real constructed card since slivers aren't playable right now in T2. I think some form of counter- sliver might come back into extended though...but they probably wouldn't play this thing anyways. Not even SB, theres just room for better things.

     In limited this guy has no purpose except for his expensive body at 3G for a 2/2.

Constructed: 1.5
Limited: 1





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