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Opaline Sliver
Time Spiral

Reviewed November 21, 2006

Constructed: 3.025
Casual: 3.125
Limited: 2.85

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Jeff Zandi

 5 Time Pro Tour

Opaline Sliver

This card might be pretty good in some Sliver decks. In limited, blue/white is not really the direction I would prefer to go in Slivers, but it IS possible. It's nice that Opaline Sliver is a 2/2 and he does sort of create a problem for your opponent. Your opponent WANTS to kill your Slivers, but he DOES NOT want you to draw cards. Opaline Sliver, almost certainly not your most dangerous Sliver hopefully, ends up sucking up a removal spell from your opponent so that he doesn't have to let you draw MULTIPLE cards.

In constructed, Opaline Sliver sounds like the kind of Sliver that can force your opponent into difficult decisions. In constructed Sliver decks, the sky is the limit where colors are concerned.



Opaline Sliver

Hey, it's Reparations on a stick! This might get sideboarded in against several tap effects or other targeted abilties that don't kill the creature they target, but why would anyone play those on a Sliver if you have this out? Basically it's just Venser's Sliver that might draw you a card every other game or so.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 1.5

Jordan Kronick

Opaline Sliver

I love the flavor here. Reparations was a old favorite. Not for its ability, which is somewhat lackluster but for it's flavor text - "Sorry I burned down your village. Here's some gold." Speaking of gold - that's just what it is. It's classic flavor text. In fact it seems a shame that Opaline Sliver didn't pay homage to this flavor text which was clearly the best thing about Reparations. Still, it's a 2/2 which is the right size for a sliver. And it's got an ability that makes your more threatening slivers recoup a bit of losses if your opponent takes them out first. If you're playing UW slivers you definitely want this guy.

Constructed Rating - 2.6
Casual Rating - 3.0
Limited Rating - 2.9

KC MetroGnome

Opaline Sliver

This one is a bit juicier than some slivers. 3 mana for a 2/2 is already okay, but now if it gets hit with removal, it replaces itself. As do the rest of your slivers. I like it a lot. It's no Crystalline Sliver, but it's probably an appropriate "fixed" version of the Crystalline.

Constructed: 4+
Casual: 4+
Limited: 4
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