Summon a Sliver Hive in Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014Ed Grabianowski6/04/13 11:00amFiled to: magic: the gathering182EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe Magic: the Gathering video game, Duels of the Planeswalkers, gets its annual refresh this summer, and we've an exclusive deck full of slivers to show you, along with some strategy to get the most out of your sliver swarm.Each edition of Duels of the Planeswalkers comes with new decks to play with and unlock. Each deck starts out with 60 cards, and there are 30 more you can unlock by winning games. You can swap your newly unlocked cards in and remove some of the old ones, giving you a decent amount of flexibility when it comes to tuning your deck. The deck I've got for you today is titled, "Ess-Nelek’s 'Sliver Hive' Deck." I have no idea who Ess-Nelek is, but he's apparently got a lot of slivers in his basement.AdvertisementBase Deck:2 Battle Sliver 2 Blur Sliver1 Bonescythe Sliver3 Groundshaker Sliver1 Megantic Sliver3 Predatory Sliver3 Sliver Construct2 Sentinal Sliver3 Striking Sliver1 Thorncaster Sliver4 Cultivate3 Hive Stirrings2 Path to Exile3 Rampant Growth3 Shock4 Terramorphic Expanse9 Forest6 Mountain5 PlainsAdvertisementUnlockable Cards:Megantic SliverIndestructibilityFiery JusticeBattle SliverFaith's FettersBonescythe SliverBifurcatePredatory SliverIndestructibilityShared AnimosityPath to ExileArmageddonLifelineBlur SliverWild PairThorncaster SliverFaith's FettersLifelineMirror EntitySurvival of the FittestIndestructibilityArmageddonBifurcateUnflinching CourageFiery JusticeFaith's FettersLifelineSavage BeatingWild PairTitanic UltimatumStrategy:Sliver Hive is your basic tribal deck, in which your creatures gain strength when you add more creatures of the same type — in this case, new formula slivers. Because slivers are found in all five colors, to really take advantage of them you need to run as many colors as possible. This is a three-color deck: green, red, and white (a color combination referred to as "Naya" by the magnoscenti).