Daze comes with two types of sliders to choose from: complex and simple slider. Simple slider is on the top of this page.
Simple or 1-post-per slide Featured post slider, as the name say, shows preview of one post in one big slide. By clicking on a post Title you go on a single post.
You can choose how many posts will be displayed in the slider as well as which posts you want to promote there. For every post you want to see in slider you can upload different image from one you set as a featured one, so you avoid repetition of the images on your blog page. Also, you can use gifs in the slider and they will work just fine.
Also, for better text visibility on slider (title, author, date…) you can control color overlay and its opacity for images used in slider. On top of it, you can add stylish retro grain effect.