What ever happened to Popalescence?

Beyond Dominia: The Type One Magic Mill: What ever happened to Popalescence?

By Redman (Redman) on Friday, August 03, 2001 - 04:14 pm:

Just that. A while ago it was talked about quite a bit, especially in reference to its ability to beat Mono-U. Is it just that it passed from general notice, or did everyone try it and dissmis it, or what?

And Po started a primer aon it, right? Was that lost in the server move, or am I just not looking hard enough in the archives?

By Christoph on Saturday, August 04, 2001 - 04:22 am:

Hello !

I playtested Po's version for month and I refined it. This version is an auto win against mono-u especially after sideboarding. Here is it:

2 Opalescence
4 Sterling Grove
4 Aura of Silence
4 Argothian Enchantress
4 Land Tax
2 City of Solitude
1 Worship
1 Balance
2 Wrath of God
3 Replenish
2 Story Circle
2 Sylvan Library
1 Abundance
1 Zuran Orb
1 Enlightened Tutor
1 Mox Diamond
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Library of Alexandria
1 Serra's Sanctum
4 Savannah
9 Plains
4 Forest
1 Black Lotus


2 Choke
2 City of Solitude
1 Replenish
1 Ivory Mask
1 Moat
2 Story Circle
1 Circle of Protection: Red
1 Wrath of God
3 Emerald Charm
1 Conversion

Please test it ! It is so perfect !


By someone on Saturday, August 04, 2001 - 09:24 am:

Except that replenish is restricted...

By potatofloss on Saturday, August 04, 2001 - 10:03 am:

No it it's not, only in extended.

By mepersonthing on Saturday, August 04, 2001 - 11:21 am:

And there it's banned.

By Redman (Redman) on Saturday, August 04, 2001 - 12:10 pm:

Well, I can test it in real life minus the Moxen (Except the pearl).

Have you found the off-color moxen to be a big help? It seems that with the high colored mana requirements of most of the spells, you might run into trouble.

You took out the Abeyance/Chants. Were they just not working for you?

I'll proxy the other 4 moxen and do some playtesting. Thanks.

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Saturday, August 04, 2001 - 12:21 pm:

Maybe Abeyance isn't needed with all the must-counters.

Honestly, I haven't tried Popalescence yet and will have to try it like Parfait before I get it. :)

It's not a criticism of the deck... I'm just slow. :) All I understand is to think Urza's Saga-era Replenish. :)

By Christoph on Saturday, August 04, 2001 - 02:28 pm:

The off-color moxen ARE a big help ! This deck is so much better with them. Do you like to play a first turn enchantress ? Chants and Abeyances are so bad in this deck, that I can't believe it. I tested it and it was terrible. City of Solitude is much better in this slot, because you can replenish for it and tutor for it. I hope, that I helped you.


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