You'll see Jackie, Zatman, Dorian, Oxen, Rubie, and other Uppers really often in Deathmatch. Now I'm starting to wonder if STOP cards will work, or maybe even a deck to counter a typical Uppers DM deck. (And the STOP cards can fight GHEIST and Roots, too!)
I use La Junta / Sakrohm and they can handle Uppers well. Ulu Watu is more of a threat to my deck than Uppers.
Imo, It's mostly on the deck build, the match-up, and the player.
With Jackie and Zatman, why *wouldn't* you go Uppers?
I play Piranas, GHEIST, Vortex, and Nightmare in DM T1 and I win 90% that I enter.
T2 is over-bloated with ridiculous OP cards, if you don't like it go T1 and play a more balanced game. You can still use some of the extravagant cars in your deck, but you can't force a deck full of them.
Stop Cards to counter Uppers would be a waste of time. You'd need to draw two in your hand to have any real hope of putting one of them up against the single card you're bringing them for.
T1... the elo banned cards rule. getting jackie and zatman in a deck for 7 stars means uppers abuse is to be expected. i dont think there is a better 7 star pairing in the game. Guru Graksmmxt is also nasty. Vickie and Lyse also, but vickie is becoming more exposed as the power creepage continues
Please... the last thing we need is more Uppers decks. Stay away from them, or Montana or Rescue. Plenty of those decks around. Way overused.
Use Junkz-Sakrohm . You have plenty of good cards with varied abilities and a fair attacking bonus to chose from, no matter what style you like to play. Sentinel works too.
I use Freaks-Jungo.
Whenever I see Jackie, I curse myself and wish I had used Uppers instead.