Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.01.29-31

Plenty of decks to go through this week. As we all converge on discoverN's list, everyone seems to be finding what makes their deck "theirs".

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge

Preliminaries

League


Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (19)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (9)
Island
Steel Sabotage
Leyline of the Void
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku's Differences

Draw (2)
Dig Through Time
Portent

Counters (2)
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (1)
Eliminate

discoverN's Differences

Draw (2)
Dig Through Time
Portent

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

Diem4x's Differences

Draw (2)
Dig Through Time
Treasure Cruise

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

SingPanMan's Differences

Draw (2)
Dig Through Time
Treasure Cruise

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Planar Void

Creatures (2)
Opposition Agent

Removal (3)
Chain of Vapor
Eliminate

kasa's Differences

Draw (2)
Dig Through Time
Treasure Cruise

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Creatures (2)
Hullbreacher
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

_INF_'s Differences

Draw (1)
Dig Through Time

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

geekyjackson's Differences

Draw (2)
Dig Through Time
Portent

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

Matti's Differences

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Discard (2)
Thoughtseize
Duress

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Discard (1)
Duress

Counters (2)
Annul
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

Nammersquats's Differences

Draw (2)
Dig Through Time
Treasure Cruise

Counters (1)
Force of Negation

Discard (1)
Duress

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Surgical Extraction

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

Removal (2)
Eliminate
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

IdraftTheBeatz's Differences

Draw (2)
Dig Through Time
Portent

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

L⁣ands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

Total Differences

Draw (16)
Dig Through Time
Portent
Treasure Cruise

Counters (27)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute

Discard (3)
Duress
Thoughtseize

Bounce (3)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (10)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

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

Discard (5)
Duress

Creatures (11)
Hullbreacher
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

L⁣ands (5)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (9)
Annul
Flusterstorm
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (20)
Chain of Vapor
Eliminate
14 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

It's always interesting when one person bucks the trend, and Matti decided to not play Dig Through Time. To be honest, it has been a card I have trouble using. When it is great, it is great. But often I do not have the mana or the cards available to delve. So it gets pitched to a Force of Will. I doubt I'd go Matti's route and replace it with Thoughtseize, but I like the proactiveness.

kasa ran a Mindbreak Trap over Force of Negation. I do not want to assume budget issues, (Especially with a Hullbreacher in the side.) but I do not see the advantage. Only SingPanMan and myself ran Watery Grave over the extra fetch land. That choice is interesting as SingPanMan runs Treasure Cruise. Delve is a hungry ability. But I still like running the extra land over the fetch as it has "felt" right.

Sideboards are very similar this week. Everyone seemed to agree on at least one Tabernacle, but I still do not agree with only three Leyline of the Void.

Interesting one-ofs this week include an Annul. As we often want to play the counterspell mode of Steel Sabotage, this seems to make sense. Unfortunately, the amount of times we want a one-mana counter for Underworld Breach or Oath of Druids isn't enough to make me like this. If there is some enchantment I am missing, let me know.

Best of luck to everyone playing this weekend!