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Scourge Rare

Reviewed June 9, 2003

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This is a card that, when you really think about it, takes some time to absorb the possibilities surrounding it. Hmm...   mana pools don't empty...  ooo! no mana burn...   ooo! storing mana up!...    OOO! Big fat X spells or creatures!  OOOOOOO! Disenchant! =(

If this card becomes anything to any constructed deck, look for white and green to be packing Naturalize and Disenchant type spells sideboard regularly...many of them already are because of Wake and Slide, which may preclude a deck that would use Upwelling from being birthed in the first place. We shall see.

In limited, a good thing if you have a lot of big fatties. But if your opponent has enchantment removal, look out! You could be burning for a life threatening amount.

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Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 3.5

Judge Bill

Don't believe the hype. Although interesting, this card won't be any good outside of casual. It costs 4 mana, and for 4 mana I'd rather either draw some cards or flip me a busty Angel, thanks. Pay the one more, and you can reap the sole benefits of the Wake.
There's no X spell in limited, so other then speeding up to your fatties, I see no reason to play this. And I see the opponent getting his one use out of this, and then getting rid of it anyway before you can use it.
Constructed: 1
Limited: 1


Upwelling is really one of the more interesting cards. The critical consideration is that it effects both players so your deck better be designed to abuse it. This may well be a breakthrough card but I think it has much more potential to be a dud.

Constructed - If you are going to break it, try to do it here - 2.75

Limited - Building up mana, especially colored mana, is great in Limited but why not try and build your deck with a good curve instead? - 2.15

Scott Sager
This card has "Bad Things" written all over it.  Some crazy combo deck is going to abuse this card, which is bad things for the person sitting across from it.  The fear of taking about ten points of mana burn because of a disenchant effect has me staying far away from this card.
Limited:  Your opponent gets to take advantage of it first.  I can't see anything good coming from my previous sentence.
Constructed:  3
Limited:  2 

 Van Zandt

Entertaining? Yes.  Functional?  Not so much...  even if it just affected
you it's a turn wasted to cast it plus multiple risky turns building up mana
for whatever you need to cast (risky because all that mana can burn you if
the enchantment gets disenchanted when you can't expend it).  But your
opponent gets the benefits too... like letting them always have mana open
for a counterspell, etc.
constructed 2
limited 2.2

Danny Tatro


        I think this card is just waiting to be broke open. It probably would have to be  some G/U deck, with counters and like something else. Like awakening or seedborn muse, and endless counter possiblities. Since you can float mana endlessly you always have the UU to counter. I might try it with arcane laboratory(it IS in 7th too) in ext... or SOMETHING I just don't know!! Someone will come up with something... we'll just have to see! ( I really hope this card doesn't doesn't become a dead idea... but somehow I doubt it won't.)

       In limited its useless. You pay 4, then your opponent gets the chance to charge up first. No thanks.

Constructed: 3.5 (possibly 4... but it has no uses yet, plus its a totally original idea of a card.)
Limited: 1

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