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Mindlash Sliver
Time Spiral

Reviewed November 20, 2006


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Jeff Zandi

 5 Time Pro Tour

Mindlash Sliver

Not necessarily that good for Sliver decks. On the plus side, Mindlash Sliver costs only one mana. Okay, that's about all the good things I can think of to say about this guy. A sacrifice-to-force-discard Sliver sounds pretty good, but Mindlash Sliver forces BOTH players to discard a card, not so good, even if your deck is designed to handle or even take advantage of this drawback. In limited, it just doesn't make sense to use this Sliver. In limited, you would need to have some really powerful Slivers in your deck so that you would want to add this basically terrible card to it. In constructed, this card's usefulness is even harder to find. I guess I would have to say I hate this card.



Mindlash Sliver

Basically, it's the Sliver equivalent of Delirium Skeins. While the Skeins is pretty decent in Hellbent/Madness decks, I'm not sure this Sliver has the same potential-- the only Sliver you'll have worth sacrificing to this is a Sliver about to die anyway, or this itself (a puny 1/1). And how many Madness/Hellbent cards will fit into a Sliver deck? Aren't most of your cards Slivers? Finally consider that Black's Slivers are in general weaker than other color's Slivers, and this gets bad marks across the board.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 2
Limited: 2

Jordan Kronick

Mindslash Sliver

There's three good things that can be said about Mindslash Sliver. First, it costs 1 mana. Second, it can be used to trigger Madness. Third, it can be a part of an Enduring Renewal combo with Basal Sliver. Unfortunately the fun stops there. Mindslash Sliver's effect does not make your slivers better. It gives you a use for them, but not a use that you're always going to want to use. Most of the time he's just a Metallic Sliver that doesn't die to Dark Banishing. Sorry, Mindslash. You're just not good.

Constructed Rating - 1.5
Casual Rating - 2.0
Limited Rating - 1.8

KC MetroGnome

Mindlash Sliver

This sliver elicits a giant yawn from me. Probably the best thing going for it is that it is a 1/1 sliver for 1. Sacrificing your slivers is a good way to get nowhere in a sliver deck. I've used it in limited to enable some Madness effects while forcing a single discard from my opponent. I guess there are worse things than that. Stay away from Mr. Mindlash.

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3 (more players to make discard is better, but makes more people mad at you)
Limited: 2
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