Breaking Upwelling

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by DeathMaster666, May 24, 2004.

  1. DeathMaster666 In Defiance of Existance

    I've been wanting to break this card in multiplayer for a LONG time. Heres what I came up with:

    4x Upwelling
    4x StP
    4x Living Wish
    3x Doubling Cube
    1x Enlightened Tutor

    4x Birds of Paradise
    4x Llanowar Elves
    4x Vine Trellis

    3x Seedborn Muse
    3x Viridian Zealot
    3x Genesis

    4x Fanning the Flames

    4x Windswept Heath
    4x Brushland (I don't own Savannahs)
    3x Wooded Foothills
    4x Forest
    3x Plains
    2x Plateau

    2x Cinder Elemental
    2x Eternal Witness
    1x Silklash Spider
    1x Genesis
    1x Seedborn Muse
    1x Viridian Zealot
    1x Akroma
    1x Mageta the Lion
    1x Eternal Dragon
    1x Serra Avatar
    (something else?)

    Basically the object of this deck is to build up a lot of mana with Upwelling and throw a giant fireball at your opponent's head. Most of the cards help you build up mana (Seedborn Muse, Mana Elves), protect yourself (Zealot, Trellis, Muse), or provide a mana sink (Fanning the Flames, Cinder Elemental, Silklash Spider). Eternal Witness, in combination with Genesis and suicidal attacks, allows you to reuse Living Wish. I wanted to work Mirari's Wake in here, but I couldn't find anything to cut. I think Doubling Cube does a better job.
  2. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Rofellos maybe...

    But the title of this thread is deceptive. You can't actually break Upwelling...
  3. DeathMaster666 In Defiance of Existance

    Yeah but it drags people in here doesn't it?
  4. mythosx Legendary Creature-Human

    You need to protect your upwellings, if some one bursts your bubble too early, you could be eating tons of burn.
  5. Tabasco DDR Fanatic

    Some Sterling Grove will help as it both protects and tutors.

    ....since you are playing the colors
  6. train The Wildcard!!!...

    I'd also look at some form of spell recursion as this is mp - gaea's blessing maybe?...

    and you could easily turn mana into life if needed with streams of life...

    and for creatures in MP... your missing a real obvious one... (well - to me since I love Urza's block)

    False Prophet...

    takes the place of many a swords - and the opponent gets no life...;)
  7. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    I'd want a sink for the mana for if stuff went wrong...

    Could be one of many things...
  8. train The Wildcard!!!...

    or an instant "draw X" spell...
  9. DeathMaster666 In Defiance of Existance

    Those are all blue (X draw), and I can't afford to make this 4 colors (splashing red for Fanning the Flames and Cinder Elemental). I cut the Doubling Cubes for Sterling Groves. Doubling Cubes were overkill.
  10. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    Adakar Sentinel makes a great mana sink.

  11. train The Wildcard!!!...

    White useful mana dumps... just in case they have a way to get rid of the upwelling...

    Aegis of Honor...
    Rhystic Circle
    Testament of Faith...


    there's many other colored dumps...
  12. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    Soldevi Sentry (?) and Dragon Engine are nice too. Correct me if I'm wrong, but can you deck an opponent with infinite mana and a Sentry? I'm not too sure about the timing of Regenerate or if it could be used multiple times without provocation.

    Also: Flailing Soldier/Masticore/Ogre work quite nicely.
  13. train The Wildcard!!!...

    There's tons... I was only mentioning the white protective ones..;)
  14. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    You can't really deck an opponent.
  15. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    You can't really deck an opponent.

    "Target opponent may draw a card"

    It still makes a good mana sink.;)
  16. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Why wouldn't you be able to regenerate it multiple times?
  17. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    You can under the current rules, chocobo_cid just wasn't sure...
  18. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Now Laquatus could do some decking for you!... (but that would be 4 colors...)

    What about Wake?...
  19. DeathMaster666 In Defiance of Existance

    Wake was one of the last cards I cut.
  20. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Was it not fast enough?...

    At the least it pumps your birds...;)

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