Saturday, December 31, 2011

RCotD #50

Random Card of the Day #50:

Quilled Sliver - 1W
Creature - Sliver
All Slivers have "{T}: This creature does 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature."

Initial thoughts:

A very interesting sliver. I may be slightly biased because Prodigal Pyromancer and other cards like it (Prodigal Sorcerer, Gelectrode, Razorfin Hunter) are among my favorite cards. I like watching my opponents squirm and slowly die off one point at a time. It also allows very responsive play since everything is at instant speed. If they drop any 1/1 creature it will just die. And if there's two on the field then it can prove to be a problem.

This card on the other hand is not exactly the same. It has a targeting restriction. Because of that, they can still cast creatures and not swing. So if they played their own pinging creature, you couldn't really kill them. Your opponent can see your play coming so they can play around that. I mean, it's the same for Prodigal Pyromancer, but one stops from swinging and the other from casting.

If you some how gave all your sliver Vigilance (Synchronous Sliver) this could prove to be an exceptionally aggressive card. Swing with all your slivers, before combat damage ping all the blockers off. This card has a lot of uses but it's only one piece of a combo. It's not exactly a game winning combo either, it's just nifty and provides a good advantage. 3/5

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