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Breaking Umbilicus
By Kirsin Koch
On the message boards, I suggested that people give me some card ideas to break. These are decklists I came up with or had in my archives for Umbilicus. The decks I have here will win, but not exactly in overkill speed. These are better for multiplayer and also may have some cards that are hard to get ahold of. For that, I apologize. Hopefully you can make some changes that will work.

“Umbilici-Stasis”
Colors: White/Blue
Created by: Steve Dickinson
Description/Theme: Put out an Umbilicus to start returning an Island each turn to pay for Stasis, then get a couple of Umbilicus and Claws of Gix or Lotus Petals into your hand. Return the zero casting cost cards to pay for Umbilicus while your opponent loses all permanents and loses to damage from Umbilicus
Source: Library of Dominia

White:
4 Disenchant
4 Kismet

Blue:
4 Counterspell
4 Flux
4 Forbid
4 Mana Leak
4 Stasis

Artifacts:
4 Claws of Gix
1 Lion’s Eye Diamond
1 Mox Diamond
2 Shield Sphere
4 Umbilicus

Lands:
13 Island
7 Plains


This one is pretty self-explanatory. [Side note: I really wish the Library hadn't closed down. It was a great place to look for ideas.]

Here's a variation for Type II on Stupid Green:

“Really Stupid Green Destruction”
Colors: Green
Created by: Chris Porter
Description/Theme: Bounce your stuff around with Umbilicus and destroy your opponent’s stuff with Smokestack and utility while providing beatdown with your creatures
Source: Library of Dominia

Green:
4 Argothian Wurm
4 Creeping Mold
4 Deranged Hermit
4 Land Grant
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Multani’s Acolyte
4 Priest of Titania
2 Rancor
2 Uktabi Orangutan
4 Weatherseed Treefolk

Artifacts:
4 Smokestack
4 Umbilicus

Lands:
11 Forest
1 Gaea's Cradle
4 Treetop Village

And here's one of my own creations, which is simply a version of RecSur. I should call it UmbSur:

“Five-Color Umbilicus”
Colors: White/Blue/Black/Red/Green
Created by: Kirsin Koch
Description/Theme: Bounce your utility creatures with Umbilicus to create deal with any situation
Source: Personal
Tournament Format: Extended

White:
1 Monk Idealist
1 Monk Realist
1 Radiant’s Dragoons
1 Treasure Hunter

Blue:
1 Raven Familiar

Black:
2 Bone Shredder
1 Phyrexian Reclamation
1 Ravenous Rats
2 Sarcomancy

Red:
1 Avalanche Riders
1 Ghitu Slinger
1 Keldon Vandals

Green:
1 Argothian Wurm
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Land Grant
1 Spike Feeder
1 Spike Weaver
4 Survival of the Fittest
1 Uktabi Orangutan
3 Wall of Blossoms
3 Yavimaya Granger

Artifacts:
4 Umbilicus
1 Scroll Rack

Lands:
3 Bayou
3 City of Brass
6 Forest
1 Reflecting Pool
2 Savannah
1 Tiaga
2 Undiscovered Paradise


kirsin.koch@daytonoh.ncr.com

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