Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.1.22-24

Opening Text

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge

Super Qualifier Challenge

League


Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (21)
Ancestral Recall
Dark Ritual
Daze
Force of Negation
Mystical Tutor
Force of Will
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Mental Misstep
Gush
Brainstorm
Demonic Consultation
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (13)
Island
Underground Sea
Fetch Lands

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (6)
Leyline of the Void
Steel Sabotage

Cuikui's Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Counters (2)
Mystical Dispute
Flusterstorm

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (2)
Island
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (3)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Fatal Push

Diem4x's Differences

Draw (1)
Treasure Cruise

Counters (2)
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Island

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (3)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

elementix's Differences

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

Discard (2)
Duress

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Hurkyl's Recall

Creatures (3)
Gurmag Angler
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Cavern of Souls

Removal (3)
Eliminate
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

tzirkel's Differences

Counters (1)
Mystical Dispute

Discard (1)
Duress

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (2)
Leyline of the Void
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

L⁣ands (1)
Island

Removal (3)
Eliminate
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

TheJigIsAlwaysup's Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Counters (2)
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (2)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Island

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Gerschi's Differences

Draw (1)
Sleight of Hand

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

Discard (1)
Duress

L⁣ands (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Hurkyl's Recall

Creatures (4)
Gurmag Angler
Hullbreacher
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Cavern of Souls

Removal (2)
Eliminate
Fatal Push

Matti's Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Counters (2)
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (2)
Island
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (3)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan's Differences

Draw (1)
Treasure Cruise

Counters (2)
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Planar Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Creatures (3)
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Island

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

IdraftTheBeatz's Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Counters (2)
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Lands (2)
Island
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (3)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Draw (7)
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Treasure Cruise

Counters (15)
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

Discard (4)
Duress

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (9)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (10)
Leyline of the Void
Planar Void
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (9)
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (4)
Duress

Creatures (16)
Gurmag Angler
Hullbreacher
12 Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

L⁣ands (12)
Cavern of Souls
Island
Library of Alexandria

Counters (5)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (25)
Chain of Vapor
Eliminate
10 Fatal Push
10 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

Yet again all players were on four Street Wraith. Portent is becoming popular, which makes sense as discoverN's record is hard to argue with. To repeat myself, a weak Ponder is still good. (Not to mention it acting like a weird Gitaxian Probe sometimes.) Watery Grave is on a downswing. Although looking at the data I'm unsure if it's personal preference or better to have the fetch.

As far as the sideboards go, we have a few people trying out 3 Steel Sabotage and a Hurkyl's Recall. To be honest, sometimes it does feel like the Hurkyl's Recall is my only answer. But at that point isn't the game already lost? SingPanMan played a Planar Void over one Leyline of the Void. I like that card, but I'm unsure if it's the best time for it. Opposition Agent is still going strong.


The Spice Rack

The Preliminaries this week have two interesting lists.

Preliminaries

Bullwinkkle6705 played a mix of Dark Petition Storm and Doomsday, well, without the Dark Petitions. It's more of a Tinker Doomsday list, and Tinker is a stupid good card. I'd personally play a Blightsteel Colossus in the side if I was on this list.
Jacobisboss took an idea some Legacy Doomsday players have been on: siding in Dreadhoard Arcanist. The card is powerful, and even more so when you are recurring Ancestral Recall.
It will be interesting to see if either of these kinds of lists see further play.