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Blur Sliver
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Blur Sliver
- M14

Reviewed August 28, 2013

Constructed: 2.70
Casual: 2.75
Limited: 3.00

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Blur Sliver

There's already a Sliver that grants other Slivers haste, but that one is a 1/1 for (1R), and gives it to your opponents' Slivers too. Honestly, I haven't seen a whole lot fo Sliver vs. Sliver matchups in my day-- people talk about it like they expect it to come up, but outside of certain Standard formats where Slivers have proven viable, it just doesn't really happen. The only real exception was Time Spiral/Lorwyn Standard, where a Sliver player would occasionally power up his opponent's Changelings, but most Changelings weren't even good enough for it to make a difference.

Haste is a non-stacking ability, and not a particularly important one to have at that. There's no real need to run both this AND Heart Sliver, and since Heart is cheaper I imagine most people will just keep using that one. You might choose Blur if you know your friends also have Sliver decks, or if your deck's curve is kind of clogged at the two-mana slot, or if you just don't have access to cards as old as Heart Sliver, but otherwise this one is easy to skip.

Constructed- 1.25
Casual- 2
Limited- 2.5
Multiplayer- 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Blur Sliver
Cards that grant haste to all your creatures have always been a lot more powerful than they look. Concordant Crossroads and Fires of Yavimaya have tournament pedigree, and Fervor and Emblem of the Warmind have been making an impact in casual settings since they were printed. While Blur Sliver is obviously more fragile than any of those cards, you have to take into account that a lot of the creatures it will be improving will also be getting other boosts of various kinds. If you can keep your Blur Sliver alive, there are a lot of decks that will simply fold to a Megantic Sliver with haste (worse if you have other Slivers you've managed to keep alive).
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Blur Sliver which is a three mana Red 2/2 that gives your slivers Haste. The effect isn't new to slivers, though of the four it is the first to only benefit slivers you control. The mana cost is reasonable, even if Heart Sliver as a two mana 1/1 comes into play earlier, and is a strong benefit alongside Manaweft or Hive Stirrings. While not the automatic inclusion Heart Sliver had been, this is still a solid addition to a Standard legal sliver build and will see play.

In Limited this is at worst a 2/2 with Haste for three, which is playable, and at best a very aggressive threat in a tribal theme. With options of First Strike and +2/+0 in color and like this are also at non-rare slots the potential for even mono-Red slivers to be a playable theme. Haste also benefits Manaweft and Hive Stirrings and there is really no drawback to running Blur in the format. Depending on the pack in Booster this can be a second or third pick, though it is quite likely to be passed a few times as Haste is only situational and can be somewhat underestimated. In Sealed this can easily be included in any Red build using slivers and should only be sidedecked when there are few or no slivers and that slot in the mana curve is adequately represented.

Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0


Tired of waiting to deliver that beat down with Thorncaster sliver? Want to tap your legion of slivers this turn with Manaweft Sliver? Then Blur Sliver is the card for you!

Its your slivers, just faster! Just keep that shock handy for Imposing Sovereign.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3

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