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Sliver Hivelord from 'Magic 2015'

Sliver Hivelord from "Magic 2015"
Sliver Hivelord from "Magic 2015"
Photo courtesy of Wizards of the Coast, used with permission.

Wizards of the Coast is giving Magic: The Gathering players who love the popular tribal creature type "Sliver" a new gift in their upcoming expansion set Magic 2015. Sliver Hivelord is a new legendary mythic rare Sliver creature card that'll make your brood indestructible.

Sliver Hivelord - WUBRG
Legendary Creature - Sliver (Mythic Rare)
Sliver creatures you control have indestructible. (Damage and effects that say "destroy" don't destroy them.)
"This is the source, the line unbroken since the calamity that brought such monsters to our shores."
-Hastric, Thunian scout


Let's face it: Sliver Queen has an extravagant price on the secondary market. Since Slivers made their return in Magic 2014 with new additions such as Steelform Sliver and Sentinel Sliver, Sliver Queen (which is on the Reserved List) has crept up even higher with five colored Sliver players having to make due with the less costly Sliver Overlord or Sliver Legion, or just use entirely different Commanders such as Progenitus.

While Sliver Overlord can set up the rest of your upcoming turns searching out that Bonescythe Sliver or Battle Sliver and help you gain a massive amount of card advantage, it doesn't have any immediate impact on the battlefield. Sliver Hivelord, on the other hand, does. One of the coolest things about Sliver Hivelord is that it protects your Slivers from most board wipes. In fact, Sliver Hivelord is a good reason to run more mass removal spells of your own such as Wrath of God in order to attack your adversaries unfettered. Just be wary of a rival's Swords to Plowshares in response.

Of course Commander isn't the only format where Sliver Hivelord will make a splash. Between Sliver Hive, Mana Confluence, and Manaweft Sliver (not to mention Shocklands and Temples) players shouldn't have any problem casting Sliver Hivelord. Even if your enemy somehow manages to deal with your swarm, Mutavault has you covered.

How will you use Sliver Hivelord?

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