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Each Time Spiral card was an homage to at least one previously printed card.
Specifically, nearly every Sliver in Time Spiral and Planar Chaos derive their ability and mana cost from a previously printed card.

Strangely enough there were no cards exactly like this creature when it was printed. But now we have Cathartic Adept, so despite not being in Future Sight, this sliver is unintentionally referencing a future card!
Posted By: Missile_Penguin (12/2/2012 1:27:23 AM)
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I found this little guy tons of fun when I had a Synchronous Sliver out one game. I still attacked like normal, but after may last foes' (3 man game) combat phase I milled the top of their decks with all my untapped slivers. This guy's use is to make untapped slivers do something. At one mana he's an early lay that gives you more options. Don't write him off as useless even if he isn't a must have.
Posted By: Bob_of_Mage (2/2/2012 5:42:25 PM)
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Works well as a plan B for when one of your opponents locks your sliver horde (Ensnaring Bridge, Propaganda, etc...).

Granted, you should have alternatives to deal with that (Necrotic Sliver, for one), but this isn't as innefective as it seems, if used right.

For instance, I always use Dormant Sliver. Always. The amount of acceleration and card advantage it generates is insane, and I don't have to rely on the Aluren / Recycle combo I used back in the 90's.

When I am done with it, I sac it, or return it to my hand, or whatever. Plenty of ways to do it. But, case in point: between Dormant Sliver, Sliver Overlord and the Sliver Queen, you'll always have a sliver to play.

Enter Intruder Alarm. Mill. Play a sliver. Untap all slivers. Mill. Play a sliver. Repeat until there are no cards left to ... (see all)
Posted By: SiamKor (4/14/2013 4:50:30 AM)
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Wait wait wait..... did somebody just screech: let's build a sliver mill deck! :D
My inner johnny is just really tingling now :)
Posted By: Dark_Raider (11/13/2009 8:57:03 AM)
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you guys are forgetting how many slivers it is possible to have on the field. Just leave them untapped to block, and then at the end of your opponents turn tap all remaining untapped slivers to mill for anywhere between 1 and 10 cards usually.
Posted By: Gilder_Bairn (4/28/2010 7:11:44 PM)
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Kind of surprised at you, Gatherites. At the time of writing, Cathartic Adept is rated higher than this. Neither are great, but at least the Sliver lends its ability to your entire team. Are you worried about it having less value in the mirror? Because if that's the case, this is probably the mildest effect I could lend my opponent. Hell, just by virtue of being a Sliver, this guy will be bigger and more badass than the Adept any day.

As for the card in question, milling is not really a sound Sliver strategy. Yes, you can get lots of Slivers into play (see esp Brood Sliver), but with Muscle Slivers, Sinew Slivers, poisonous slivers, Crypt Sivers, double-striking slivers, Gemhide slivers, only-blocked-by-slivers slivers, and Might Slivers, your creatures are almost always better suited to a more aggressive strategy. To make milling a threat here, you'll need about ten slivers, say. That's about 1/6th of the deck (a little more considering opening hand and subsequ... (see all)
Posted By: DoctorKenneth (4/22/2011 8:17:17 AM)
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only useful in combination with mesmeric
Posted By: sliverlord5000 (9/19/2009 1:32:25 AM)
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One word: 3vil.
Posted By: Th3_Dark_On3 (5/15/2009 3:41:42 PM)
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Like mindlash sliver I would only use it as a one drop. I've got bigger things in mind.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (2/22/2010 11:11:55 PM)
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One qucik question. If you have more than one of these in play, does it make each sliver tapped mill 2 cards per sliver or is it still one mill? o.o
Posted By: ZombiePyro826 (9/9/2010 5:43:44 PM)
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