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Fury Sliver
Time Spiral

Reviewed November 13, 2006

Constructed: 2.06
Casual: 3.2
Limited: 2.66

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Jeff Zandi

 5 Time Pro Tour

Fury Sliver

Good in Sliver decks! In limited, try not to let Fury Sliver fool you. He is a MIGHTY addition to a good limited sliver deck, but if you throw this guy into your sealed or draft deck just because you think it’s a good way to add a heavy hitter to your deck, you might be surprised. Without other good Slivers in your deck, Fury Sliver will be just an expensive out of place creature in your deck. Plus, anytime you play just a few Slivers in your deck you risk making your opponent’s slivers better. For constructed Sliver decks, I would tend to think that six mana is too high a casting cost making Fury Sliver a sideboard option at best for “serious” Sliver decks.


KC MetroGnome

Fury Sliver

At 6 mana, you'd better have something pretty great. A 3/3 double strike is actually par for the course at 6 mana, which means it will get played about as much as previous 3/3 double strikers for 6 (ie not at all). It does give all the other slivers double strike, though, which makes it passable in a limited game (if you can pull enough slivers) or a casual game where you could potentially take down two opponents in one swing if they don't see this coming.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 3
Limited - 2


Fury Sliver

The ability to grant double strike to most or all of your creatures is obviously a very strong ability, but one that I don't see being useful in constructed at all. This thing costs six mana, which is a large amount. By the time you're at six mana, if you're playing a sliver deck, you probably don't need the double strike to finish off an opponent. Also, there are better aggressive deck choices than the kind based around slivers, so this is rather blah.

In casual, go nuts. You have so many choices for slivers, though, that you might not be able to fit it in.

In limited, if you're sliver heavy, I'd play this. Like most slivers, though, it can backfire if your opponent is also sliver heavy. Double strike is very useful here.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 3
Limited - 3

Gackley Ferguson

Fun with Slivers continues here at Pojo and this week we kick it off with Fury Sliver. I have to say, this thing lives up to its name. Giving all Slivers double strike is a dangerous thing. Espeically if you combine it with a card we'll have later in the week, you'll see which one later.

Constructed: 3.2/5 Double striking is a nifty thing to have, I wouldn't want to face it.

Casual: 3.6/5- here's where it can really shine, pump those slivers up and swing in for a bajillion damage...okay I exaggerate a little bit, but I digress.

Limited: 3/5- Even if it's the only sliver in your draft deck, First strike is dangerous enough in limited, but here you get first strike and then hit them again...sweet!


Fury Sliver

Double strke is a potent abilty, and a whole army that has it makes a swft offense. 5R for a 3/3 is underwhelming, but since it's effectively a 6/3 it's pretty reasonable. Its pretty overrated in draft, so watch out. In a Sliver deck, it's pretty decent though.

Constructed- 2
Casual- 3
Limited- 3

Jordan Kronick

Fury Sliver - The trouble with the third generation of slivers is that many of them are predictable. Just about every keyword that can go on a creature has now been applied to a sliver. So when I heard they were coming back, I knew Fury Sliver would be among them. Of course, what I didn't know was just what cost would be attached to it. And I have to say that it's reasonable. Fury Sliver is very much the finisher for a sliver deck. To be dropped once you've got enough of the creepy little buggers out to swing in for the attack. The reasonably even mana curve of red/green slivers in Time Spiral makes this particularly effective. Two-Headed Sliver followed by Firewake Sliver followed by Bonesplitter Sliver followed by Might Sliver followed by Fury Sliver makes for a lot of huge hated double striking monstrosities that are really hard to block effectively. Not a surprising card but an effective one.

Constructed Rating - 2.0
Casual Rating - 3.2
Limited Rating - 2.9
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