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Pulmonic Sliver
Time Spiral

Reviewed November 23, 2006

Constructed: 3.67
Casual: 4.02
Limited: 4.27

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Jeff Zandi

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Pulmonic Sliver

Good in limited Sliver decks. In limited, white is an okay Sliver color, mostly for the toughness-pumping Watcher Sliver. Pulmonic Sliver more than makes the cut thanks to two very useful abilities. First, all your Slivers gain flying. You can play your other Slivers first, then drop Pulmonic Sliver on the board and immediately attack evasively with all your other Slivers. The second ability of Pulmonic Sliver makes it very difficult for your opponent to ever get rid of this Sliver. Occasionally, you can get locked up a bit with Pulmonic Sliver when your opponent is able to repeatedly destroy Pulmonic Sliver, but when this happens, you were probably already losing. Remember, Pulmonic Sliver gives Slivers the ability to be returned to the top of your library when they are destroyed if you wish.

This is a "may" ability, so you can refuse if, for some reason, it is important for you to get to the next card in your library. I think Pulmonic Sliver could make the cut in constructed Sliver decks, at least in next year's Time Spiral block constructed season.



Pulmonic Sliver

"All your Slivers are basically unkillable? And they have flying? Oh, that's a neat trick. I guess I lose." Get used to hearing that from your opponents. In limited, you could play this Sliver with no others in your deck and still win with it. It's that good. So good, you'll NEVER get passed one.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 5

Jordan Kronick

Pulmonic Sliver - It actually took me a while to realize that this card was a throwback to one of my old favorites - Ivory Gargoyles. And it's not bad either. The ability to keep your sliver stream going is nice and the flying is very very nice. On top of that, this is one of the largest base-size slivers in the set. 3/3 might not seem to big, but when you've got other slivers around to make those numbers better, things are looking good. Blue/white is the way to go with slivers and this is a big reason.

Constructed Rating - 2.7
Casual Rating - 3.1
Limited Rating - 3.1

KC MetroGnome

Pulmonic Sliver

The scariest thing about this sliver is that it doesn't look entirely unlike the turkey that you probably will eat for dinner tonight. It's a nice ability, although if too many slivers start dying, you might wish you were getting your card draw back instead of redrawing the old slivers. Obviously, flying is huge. One of my favorite plays I've seen in limited involved my friend (playing slivers) dropping this to put his opponent on a 2-turn clock. Just to find out that his opponent (also my friend) was holding a particular green sorcery that let him deal X damage to all creatures with flying. Ouch

Constructed: 4
Casual: 5
Limited: 5
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