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Bonesplitter Sliver
Time Spiral

Reviewed November 07, 2006

Constructed: 2.42
Casual: 2.35
Limited: 2.96

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Bonesplitter Sliver

A 4/2 for 3R is always at least a 2 out of 5. The +2/+0 boost to all your team is what makes this such a chase card. Don't be fooled, however-- this is not the card that will make your Sliver deck into the big bad machine you''re dreaming of. The fact that it doesn't grant any toughness makes your Slivers as easy as they ever were to pick off one by one, and if your opponent can destroy a key Sliver in the middle of an attack, you are screwed. Bonesplitter's a powerful card, but just keep in mind that 2 damage to kill it isn't all that much.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 3


* Game Store Owner

Bonesplitter Sliver - Tuesday

I'm that that impressed with this guy. Since green already offers you two slivers that increase power and toughness, this card is a little weak. You also end up paying 4 mana for a 2/2 creature. That's something I'm not a big fan of unless the ability is outstanding.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 2

KC MetroGnome

Bonesplitter Sliver

If you're playing an aggressive sliver deck in Type 2, this guy should be a serious consideration. He might get the brush-off, since for one more mana you can run Might Sliver and get the additional +2 on the backside, but he's still pretty good. There are a lot of ways to go with a sliver deck other than aggro, though, so I wouldn't auto-include this guy in a sliver deck unless he really fits the curve.

In casual, I would run Muscle Slivers and Might Slivers for my pumping and leave this guy on the bench.

In limited, if you're trying to piece together a sliver deck, this guy should probably be a high pick as it makes all your guys big threats, and it's not a bad threat itself, as a 4/2 for 4. In my experience, you probably shouldn't be trying to piece together a sliver deck in limited.

Constructed - 3
Casual - 1
Limited - 3


Bonesplitter Sliver

This is a much better version of Blade Sliver, but on the other side of the coin I'd rather have Muscle Sliver or Might Sliver than this. However, this is not bad. The power boost can help your slivers take down things you normally couldn't. In constructed, I still don't see sliver decks getting anywhere, and even if they did, the power boost this gives isn't really needed.

In casual, just play Muscle Sliver instead.

In limited, if you have a handful of slivers, play this. Your opponent gets the benefit too, but the additional power is very helpful regardless.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 3.5

Gackley Ferguson

After yesterday's dissapointment of a card, we get a slightly better one...slightly. Again, keep in mind that for the most part, the cards this week will only be good in a sliver deck. But this one can be good in many decks. For 3R you get a 4/2. "But Gackley, Bonesplitter Sliver is only a 2/2"...yes but it says that "all slivers get +2/+0, including itself. So if you drop this guy, not only are you getting a 4/2 but it powers up your other slivers...i give it a C+, it's ok, could be better.

Constructed: 2.6/5 There are better red cards out there.

Casual: 2.9/5 a little better here, only because you'll probably have the support cast to make this kitten purr.

Limited: 3.1/5 a 4/2 when you have limited options can never be a bad thing.

Cyrus Huang

Constructed: Red's only got a few good slivers (the double strike one and this guy), so a lot of the time most sliver decks leave the red out. All the good slivers are in white and green anyways, so no big deal.
It doesn't belong in any other deck.

Limited: If you got slivers, it's a must have. Otherwise you're going to probably leave it out. 4/2's for 5 mana is terrible (but it could be worse), and who knows, it might help your opponent if it definitely isn't helping you.
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