Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2020.12.12-13

Saturday Challenge Top 32
Sunday Challenge Top 32
When I saw eight Underworld Breach decks and no Doomsday lists in Saturday's Challenge, I thought there might be nothing to write about this week. Six pilots managed to get in on Sunday, so let's look at their lists.

2020.12.13 Vintage Challenge


Vashezzo (18th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk
Treasure Cruise

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Chain of Vapor
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Flusterstorm
Eliminate
Leyline of the Void
Steel Sabotage
Surgical Extraction
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale


Tiemuuu (24th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk
Treasure Cruise

Instants (23)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Chain of Vapor
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Leyline of the Void
Mystical Dispute
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

This Week's Core

Core

Creatures (4)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (13)
Island
Underground Sea
Fetch Lands

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (6)
Steel Sabotage
Leyline of the Void

This is a pretty standard main fifty three1. Leyline of the Void was well used this week, although four of the six players were on four instead of three. (I don't know the math, but I would assume with as fast as Doomsday wants to play and as valuable as each card is, we'd prefer to limit mulligans if possible. Four is probably right.)

The Differences

SingPanMan (3rd Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (3)
Daze
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Mana (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Creatures (3)
Opposition Agent

Mana (1)
Island

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

Removal (3)
Chain of Vapor
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (6th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Cling to Dust
Peek
Street Wraith

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Mana (1)
Fetch Lands
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Hymn to Tourach

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Mana (2)
Library of Alexandria
Island

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Cherryxman (14th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (1)
Mystical Dispute

Discard (1)
Duress

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

Mana (1)
Fetch Lands
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Mana (1)
Island

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

Removal (3)
Eliminate
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

unicornparadise (16th Place) Differences

Draw (2)
Sleight of Hand
Treasure Cruise

Counters (4)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

Mana (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (3)
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (2)
Duress

Mana (1)
Island

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

Vashezzo (18th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (1)
Force of Negation

Discard (1)
Duress

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

Mana (1)
Fetch Lands
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Mana (1)
Island

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

Removal (3)
Eliminate
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Tiemuuu (24th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (2)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

Mana (1)
Fetch Lands
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (2)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Mana (1)
Island

Counters (1)
Mystical Dispute

Removal (2)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

As usual, most of the differences are in what kind of draw to use a few pieces of interaction. All personal preference, I imagine. Where things get interesting this week is the sideboards.
SingPanMan ran three Opposition Agent in the side. Between the increase over last week and the third place result, my guess is it is starting to earn its spot. discoverN also ran one and I'm not going to say that is why they made top eight, but... It will be interesting to see if more people adopt this plan and how many become a staple of the side.
Another curious choice is the one-of Hymn to Tourach in discoverN's sideboard. My gut instinct is that it acts as a solid nuisance towards Xerox decks, but honestly I'm not entirely sure if that's all there is to it.

Best of luck to everyone playing this weekend!