I play a Sliver deck in my casual commander group. I like the absorb mechanic on Lymph Sliver unfortunately it only saves each sliver from one damage. One could copy the creature, with any relative copying card(s), to add multiple instances of absorb. What I'm wondering although is how to add instances of absorb without copying the creature? Is there such a way?
Not really. The easiest way is to use Clone and the like to simply copy Lymph Sliver. Unfortunately absorb as a keyword only has Lymph Sliver and the effect itself is pretty rare even through things like artifacts and the like. Dolmen Gate is probably the closest that's actually playable. Eldrazi Monument might be what you are looking for as well.
also the absorb stacks with each sliver on board so having a mass of slivers on board should protect them fairly well
No, while the card suggest seems to suggest that, that is not true. Having one Lymph Sliver and a bunch of other slivers will prevent 1 damage from any source to each sliver. To be precise: rule 702.63a Absorb is a static ability. “Absorb N” means “If a source would deal damage to this creature, prevent N of that damage.”
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