Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.02.15-21

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Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge

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)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (10)
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage

IdraftTheBeatz (5th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Fatal Push
Library of Alexandria
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (13th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Duress
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (5)
Fatal Push
Library of Alexandria
Opposition Agent
Necropolis Fiend

geekyjackson (4th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Flusterstorm
Portent
Fetch Land
Sideboard (5)
Gurmag Angler
Library of Alexandria
Fatal Push
Opposition Agent

Diem4x (16th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Flusterstorm
Portent
Fetch Land
Sideboard (5)
Duress
Fatal Push
Opposition Agent

bennybo (22nd Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Portent
Sideboard (5)
Fatal Push
Library of Alexandria
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

XShockWaveX (5-0) Differences

Main (3)
Chain of Vapor
Fetch Land
Peek
Sideboard (5)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Hurkyl's Recall
Duress
Flusterstorm

Total Differences

Draw (6)
Peek
Portent

Counters (4)
Flusterstorm

Discard (1)
Duress

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (6)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Artifacts (1)
Hurkyl's Recall

Discard (2)
Duress

Creatures (9)
Gurmag Angler
Necropolis Fiend
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

L⁣ands (4)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (1)
Flusterstorm

Removal (13)
10 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

With the main/side core being at 57/10 this week, there is a homogeneity to these decks that worries me a bit. Will Doomsday need to make some changes to continue to be competitive? Or have we reached a point where the core is so solid that slight meta tweaks and skill are the true differentiators here? I personally wasn't able to play in any of the following challenges. (This article is going up a bit late.) But I'm curious to see how Doomsday will fare after a week of extremely similar lists doing well.