Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.02.08-14

This week was a healthy showing for Doomsday, and we also get to compare Clone09's deck list against last week's because otherwise the data becomes much more of a hassle to shift through. Let's think about this as me being kind to Clone09 and not me being lazy.


Saturday Challenge


Sunday Challenge


Preliminaries


League


Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (5)
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
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)
Fatal Push
Steel Sabotage
Island

thepowernine (4th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Sleight of Hand
Dig Through Time
Treasure Cruise

Counters (2)
Daze
Flusterstorm

L⁣ands (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (3)
Ravenous Trap

Artifacts (3)
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (2)
Duress

Lands (1)
Library of Alexandria

wambocombo2020 (6th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Dig Through Time
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (1)
Mystical Dispute

Discard (1)
Duress

L⁣ands (1)
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (4)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (2)
Gurmag Angler
Opposition Agent

Removal (1)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (15th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Dig Through Time
Portent
Street Wraith

Counters (2)
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (4)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Creatures (2)
Opposition Agent

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (1)
Eliminate

wambocombo2020 (3rd Place) Differences

Draw (4)
Cling to Dust
Dig Through Time
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (1)
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Mystic Sanctuary
Sideboard

Graveyard (4)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (2)
Gurmag Angler
Opposition Agent

Removal (1)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (5th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Dig Through Time
Portent
Street Wraith

Counters (2)
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (4)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Creatures (2)
Necropolis Fiend
Opposition Agent

Lands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

geekyjackson (8th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Dig Through Time
Portent
Street Wraith

Counters (2)
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (4)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Steel Sabotage

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Lands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (1)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

billster47 (19th Place) Differences

Draw (3)
Dig Through Time
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (2)
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (4)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (1)
Hurkyl's Recall

L⁣ands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (2)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (1)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Matti (3-1) Differences

Draw (1)
Street Wraith

Counters (2)
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Discard (2)
Duress

L⁣ands (1)
Fetch Land
Sideboard

Graveyard (4)
Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (2)
Annul
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Disruption (1)
Defense Grid

Removal (1)
Fatal Push

Total Differences

Draw (23)
Cling to Dust
Dig Through Time
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (14)
Daze
Force of Negation
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

Discard (3)
Duress

L⁣ands (8)
Fetch Lands
Mystic Sanctuary
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (31)
28 Leyline of the Void
Ravenous Trap

Artifacts (11)
Annul
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (5)
Duress

Creatures (9)
Gurmag Angler
Necropolis Fiend
Opposition Agent

Lands (4)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (5)
Mindbreak Trap

Disruption (1)
Defense Grid

Removal (6)
Eliminate
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

Not a single Chain of Vapor this week! Matti chose to forego Dig Through Time, instead dedicating slots to having two copies of Duress. While we saw a wider variety of draw cards this week, things got really interesting in the sideboards. Hurkyl's Recall has seen a slight resurgence, and I have a hard time arguing with perhaps playing a copy due to the amount of times Shops has barfed its hand out at me lately.

Spice Rack

I'm not sure how I feel about the single Defense Grid, but it is interesting to see it tried out. I asked wambocombo2020 how Mystic Sanctuary was and the answer was "pretty bad". What everyone has been talking about, however, is discoverN's use of Necropolis Fiend.
Last week I wrote about SingPanMan trying out Ethereal Forager for Bant. This seems good, but can we do better? While we might not have a graveyard beefy enough to use the ability, Necropolis Fiend blocks Hollow One as well as Archon of Emeria. What I find interesting is discoverN dropping The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale from the side.
I do like wambocombo2020's use of Gurmag Angler as it is beefier than Tasigur, the Golden Fang and is not hurt by stray copies of Karakas, but I think Flying is an important keyword right now. And if we eventually could get to the point where we are killing Thalia or an Archon with the Fiend, I think we can take on Bant well with this.

BUG Time

I like seeing Opposition Agent in the main now, opening up a slot in the sideboard for another Xantid Swarm. One copy of Doomsday was dropped from the list, but I think it is Clone09 trying to be a Doomsday list with a solid BUG Deathrite Shaman angle. However, the more I look at these lists, the sideboard options are what really makes the Green splash appealing.

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Thanks, and good luck to everyone playing this weekend!