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Screeching Sliver
Time Spiral

Reviewed November 27, 2006

Constructed: 1.95
Casual: 2.8
Limited: 2.77

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* Game Store Owner

Screeching Sliver

I guess this card has a few uses. But, honestly, it's most likely going to be used because of it's ability and not because it's a sliver. If you are already using a heavy mill strategy, I suppose this could be added in. The only downside is that it's a pretty weak card in every way. At least in limited you can mill out an opponent if you have a few other slivers to work with.

Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 2
Limited: 2


Screeching Sliver

Alone, this Sliver is total underpants. But if you get as many as three Slivers out, and they don't need to tap for any other reason, than this becomes the most efficient milling device since Dampen Thought. The Dimir are back, and they've infiltrated Dominaria. In limited, this is of course useless unless you can get at least seven or eight Slivers for your deck, but if they start coming around as late as seventh or eight pick, that's your cue that nobody is trying to draft Slivers.
Constructed: 3
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 4

Jordan Kronick

Screeching Sliver

This is a good card. It's cheap and it gives all of your slivers an ability which is made better in multiples. Any sliver deck that likes to sit back and play defense will benefit from a handfull of these things. With just a few slivers out you can very quickly start tearing the top of your opponent's deck up. If they aren't getting shot with a Psionic Sliver at the end of your turn, you may as well be decking them in the meantime. Of course, if they're playing reanimator or dredge you might want think twice about this.

Constructed Rating - 2.3
Casual Rating - 2.7
Limited Rating - 2.1

KC MetroGnome

Screeching Sliver

Has anyone ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? I think it's about a guy who wakes up one morning and reads a Card of the Day review about a sliver. Then he gets caught in this loop where, every day, he reads a Card of the Day review about a sliver. But I kid. Screeching sliver is casual-icious. This should fit right into that Dimir deck that everyone has sitting, half-built, in their closet. I'd leave it on the bench in constructed, and in limited it's really a 1/1 sliver for U.

Constructed - 1
Casual - 4
Limited - 3


Screeching Sliver

A cheap 1-drop 1/1 that lets all your slivers mill your opponent. This does win the game...eventually. If you get out enough slivers to make this effective, though, you probably are already close to dealing 20, which is faster. Therefore, I don't see this getting used much, although it is cheap and fast.

In casual, milling is popular, and slivers are popular. This guy combines two great tastes into one.

In limited, I'd play it if I were running slivers and had blue, but I wouldn't splash it. If you get into a creature stalemate, you can win by decking.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 4
Limited - 3
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