Quote from Power Conduit »Wanted to repost something I said earlier, but this time emphasize the information advantage you get from being the person playing the card. This is a valuable resource which allows you to virtually break the symmetry of Upheaval open, even if you cannot do so on the perceived board state.
'I barely run any mana rocks and have virtually no way to truly abuse Upheaval in my cube and I play almost exclusively Winston. Nevertheless, it just wins so many games when you're ahead and so many games when you're behind. If you can affect the board so drastically while your opponent is unable to plan for it, the information advantage that you have is monumental. Your opponent makes sacrifices to get himself into an advantageous state, spending tutors, life, whatever, and you wipe out all that effort at your whim. That's why Upheaval can win you games although you are behind in terms of tangible development, and even if you can't float much or any mana before resolution -- it's like a Counterspell for the whole game."
Quote from Patrunkenphat7 »Just want to mention that I’m also reading and enjoying this! Thanks for the hard work.