Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.02.01-07

Lots of decks to go through this week!

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 (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (13)
Island
Underground Sea
Fetch Lands

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

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

Jacobisboss (6th Place) Differences

Draw (1)
Treasure Cruise

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

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

wambocombo2020 (12th Place) Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Lands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

MaxMagicer (18th Place) Differences

Draw (1)
Treasure Cruise

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

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

revenantkioku (32nd Place) Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

L⁣ands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Removal (1)
Eliminate

billster47 (13th Place) Differences

Draw (1)
Treasure Cruise

Counter (1)
Flusterstorm

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Counters (2)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (3)
Chain of Vapor
Fatal Push

ThornOfWrath (19th Place) Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

L⁣ands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

SingPanMan (20th Place) Differences

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Planar Void

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (2)
Ethereal Forager

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

geekyjackson (3-1) Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (1)
Leyline of the Void

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Lands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
Fatal Push

IdraftTheBeatz (5-0) Differences

Draw (1)
Portent

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

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 (8)
Portent
Treasure Cruise

Counters (8)
Flusterstorm

Bounce (2)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (9)
Watery Grave
Fetch Lands
Sideboard

Graveyard (9)
Leyline of the Void
Planar Void

Discard (4)
Duress

Creatures (9)
Ethereal Forager
Opposition Agent

Lands (5)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (9)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (18)
Chain of Vapor
Eliminate
16 Fatal Push

Thoughts

I took Clone9's list out of the data comparison because it is so different and deserves to be looked at by itself. I'll get to that below.
Taking out Clone9's list shows us that there were only three different cards amongst the main deck lists. And one of those was Watery Grave or a Fetch Land. The rest was almost deciding whether or not to play a Flusterstorm (8 copies), a Chain of Vapor (2), a Portent (5) or a Treasure Cruise (3).

Library of Alexandria is starting to jump up in numbers and I'm liking it. Although I'm unsure if it is correct or not, I have started putting it in against Shops. My logic being is if they Wasteland it, great for my color mana. If they resolve some taxing effects, I can slowly dig my way out. It may be better against Prison and Combo Shops as opposed to Aggro, but I think it is worth testing out further.
SingPanMan played two copies of Ethereal Forager, so I reached out to see how that was. He told me that it was for the Bant decks, which I kind of like. Obviously the card is quite weak against Pyroblast, but being able to win a fight against Archon of Emeria is great


The Spice Rack

BUG Doomsday, eh?
Now this is interesting. Clone9 added Green to get the versatility of Deathrite Shaman, Abrupt Decay and even Oko, Thief of Crowns. I played against them once in a league, and the speed Deathrite gives is undeniable. We all know why this card was banned in Legacy. Oko allowing for life-gain as well as dealing with problem artifacts and creatures is a plus. Abrupt Decay answers lots of problems, including being locked out of our draw step from our own Necropotence. Not optimal, but it's good to have options. I hope to see more of this.

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