Return of Slivers

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    The official Wizards Magic: the Gathering feed is currently posting several tweets directly inferring the flavor text of several Slivers while using the tag for M2014 including Muscle Sliver:

    "The air was filled with the cracks and snaps of flesh hardening as the new sliver joined the battle."

    They've also tweeted similarly inferring the flavor texts of Hibernation Sliver, Crystalline Sliver and Heart Sliver.

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  • #2
    As well as Crystalline Sliver and Heart Sliver.
  • #3
    Yeah, and there's a new one that just appeared about a mysterious pulse.

    I'd be very surprised if slivers weren't in the pipes.
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    Yep, one quote is pretty spot on, then the next two just kinda confirm what they've already hinted.
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    i have a small sliver of hope that this is true
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    Good. All is going according to plan
  • #7
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    7/10

    Given where creatures are these days, the return of slivers like Crystalline and Muscle aren't out of the question.
  • #8
    It also raises another question: In directly quoting two multicolor Slivers, does this mean M14 will possibly be the first set we get gold cards in?

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  • #9
    So... a core set with slivers...

    How will this balance out in limited? Enough printed to where its a thing, or too less to where its just an afterthought?

    Either way, GLAD TO SEE IT BACK

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  • #10
    While I love Slivers, I would not enjoy them returning unless they have some connection to the next block. Which, as we know, they won't.

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    please return slivers and make a sliver walker
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  • #12
    Quote from Xenphire
    It also raises another question: In directly quoting two multicolor Slivers, does this mean M14 will possibly be the first set we get gold cards in?


    Wouldn't be the first set, as Nicol Bolas was in M13.

    But yeah, we'll see. Hopefully a new, mythic awesome sliver?
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    Queen posted on twitter:
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    Oh please no Slivers.
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  • #15
    Oh yeah!!, I hope slivers are back, I´ve been waiting for some time for new slivers, hope they update the Crystaline into some awsome hexproof sliver, and an unduying sliver,, and awsome slivers!
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  • #16
    The return of Slivers is going to drive the price of Cavern of Souls even higher, and the chances of it being itself in M14 is probably fairly high. I'll be interested to see what people do with superb manafixing and 5 colors worth of slivers to play around with.
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  • #17
    As someone pointed out on facebook, REALLY easy to make multicolour decks at the moment.

    In addition, in a core set, they can be mostly reprints with maybe a few new ones thrown in.

    They offer a really, really simple draft strategy to get hold of - 'See these guys? Draft more of these guys' - without needing to fill the whole set with tribes - just slivers across all colours. And hopefully some artifacts too Grin
  • #18
    Sliver Queen is on the reserve list, guys.
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    I'm more or less hoping Slivers is a Modern Masters thing more than an M14 thing.

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  • #20
    Bout as happy about this as I am with a sliver in my thumb....
  • #21
    Sliver Queen is on the reserved list, so while I love the idea of M14 sliver reprints or even new ones, she won't be back.
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  • #22
    Well, I just bought a copy of Sliver Queen for me Sliver Overlord deck, but if they would decide to **** the reserve list printing her, I dont care!, I love slivers.
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  • #23
    Slivers I can buy in M14. Sliver Queen? That's another story.




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  • #24
    Quote from Xenphire
    It also raises another question: In directly quoting two multicolor Slivers, does this mean M14 will possibly be the first set we get gold cards in?


    Technically, M13 was the first to have gold cards, namely Nicol Bolas. But yes, that was one of my thoughts, though they may have just picked it as a familiar flavor text, seeing as crystalline was one of the few to see competitive play.

    Regardless, it seems very very likely we'll be getting slivers as the returning 'mechanic' this time. And logically, a core set block is the best way to bring back slivers, since you don't have to come up with as rigorous a storyline reason for why they're back from the dead for the 32nd time or accommodate them in your entire block, but instead you just get to mess with them for one set. My big question is whether it's going to be the classic sliver template, or if they're going to update it to "you control".
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  • #25
    About the Sliver Queen tweet... Are we going to see changes to the Reserved List? This has deep implications if it is a reference to a reprint.

    Also super excited about Slivers coming back. Will make me happy to play with creatures.
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