Welcome back to my Deck of the Day, where I highlight a sweet list from any format that catches my fancy. Today we’ve got Pauper on the mind – the hive mind. Yes, that means Slivers, a long-forgotten tribe that has gotten enough juice to be a force in Pauper.
JoaoPurga’s Slivers, 5-0 MTGO League
4 Gemhide Sliver 3 Bladeback Sliver 1 Hunter Sliver 4 Muscle Sliver 4 Sinew Sliver 4 Plated Sliver 4 Predatory Sliver 4 Sidewinder Sliver 4 Virulent Sliver 4 Lead the Stampede 4 Winding Way 4 Ash Barrens 2 Blossoming Sands 7 Snow-Covered Forest 1 Snow-Covered Mountain 6 Snow-Covered Plains Sideboard 1 Hunter Sliver 1 Electrickery 2 Gorilla Shaman 4 Hallow 2 Obsidian Acolyte 3 Prismatic Strands 2 Standard Bearer
Gameplan: Stack up as many +1/+1 Slivers as you can, and overrun the opponent. If the board stalls, Bladeback Sliver can deliver the final couple points.
Gemhide Sliver – Casting your spells is important, and Gemhide lets you fill the board extremely rapidly.
Winding Way / Lead the Stampede – These spells fill up your hand with Slivers, and in the case of Winding Way, lands if needed. These cards reward you for having a low land count, and this deck maximizes that.
Tips and Tricks
Watch out for combat phases where one of your +1/+1 slivers dies. If you lose a Muscle Sliver in combat, your other slivers shrink and could die as a result.