Wizards announced way back in late July that they were going to release Premium Deck Series: Slivers on Novermber 20th of this year. MSRP $34.99. The deck will be all foil, 60 cards, and sliver based, with a limited English-only print run. Now they’ve revealed the packaging for Premium Deck Series: Slivers, along with a few “spoilers”. In my humble opinion, the product looks pretty damn cool. Let’s take a look. First, here’s the package itself:
Pretty standard stuff. How about a look at some of the cards…
Victual Sliver… meh….
Necrotic sliver ain’t bad… gotta love vindicate sliver.
Acidic Sliver is a nice choice, I guess, since it’s a 5-color deck and all…
Presumably the basis of the deck, Sliver Overlord will help the product appeal to EDH players, as it’s a pretty sweet General. More on this in the conclusion below.
Saved the best for last here. Arguably the best sliver they could have possibly included, this is the premiere sliver of the tribe. Crystalline Sliver fetches an impressive (for an uncommon) $6 and up for the regular version. The DCI has already issued a foil version of the card which ranges from $12 and up, usually, so the fact that this is foil might not necessarily boost the price too much. However, this is the first modern card frame version of the sliver, which should improve its “Pimp” status. I’m guessing this card alone will justify at least $15 or so of the MSRP, making this product yet another decent investment from Wizards’ Mint. They’ve been printing money ever since the From the Vault: Dragons set rolled out, and there appears to be no end in sight. If the deck turns out to contain multiple copies of this sliver, then you’re essentially guaranteed your money back for buying this set. I’m not sure when it will be possible to reserve a copy of this product, but I’m certainly planning to do so ASAP.
In closing, I just want to mention that this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants an easy entry into the EDH format. Although the General here (presumably Sliver Overlord, or if they print it as well, though I have my doubts, Sliver Queen) is 5-color, presenting you with the daunting challenge of acquiring a competetive 5-color manabase for your 100 card deck, for 35 bucks you get the bulk of your deck in pre-pimped foil. If you’ve ever been curious about EDH, jump on this product and expand it into your first deck… it should be plenty competetive.