Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.04.01-05

A huge congratulations to discoverN for winning the Super Qualifier. Me? I was off to a three-one start and then accidentally fell asleep before round five. I bring this up because while I do not know discoverN's life, I do know that playing in a 11pm Sunday night tournament to Monday morning is a heck of a thing. Winning that tournament is a whole other story.
Lots of lists this week to go through.


Saturday Challenge


Sunday Challenge


Super Qualifier


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 (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
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 (9)
Island
Leyline of the Void
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

geekyjackson (17th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Street Wraith
Sideboard (6)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (18th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Street Wraith
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

MaxMagicer (19th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Street Wraith
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

SingPanMan (11th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Cling to Dust
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Watery Grave
Sideboard (6)
Chain of Vapor
Fatal Push
Opposition Agent
Planar Void
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (1st Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Street Wraith
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap

GoldenStateWarriors (20th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Street Wraith
Sideboard (6)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

BluStalker (22nd Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Street Wraith
Thoughtseize
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (6)
Archive Trap
Eliminate
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (29th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Force of Negation
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (6)
Chain of Vapor
Fatal Push
Opposition Agent
Relic of Progenitus
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

geekyjackson (5-0) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Street Wraith
Sideboard (6)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Draw (17)
Cling to Dust
Portent
Street Wraith
Treasure Cruise

Counters (9)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation

Discard (1)
Thoughtseize

⁣L⁣ands (9)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (9)
Leyline of the Void
Planar Void
Relic of Progenitus

Artifacts

Discard (4)
Duress

Creatures (5)
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Bounce (2)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣ands (4)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (7)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (22)
Eliminate
16 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Mirror (1)
Archive Trap

Thoughts

I took both of ecobaronen's lists as well as lampalot's out of the data crunching because we have something fairly interesting going on there. And all three decks are the same list. But let's look at the ""standard"" Doomsday lists first.

We have a 54/9 core this week with SingPanMan still being on Watery Grave, meaning it mostly comes down to the three slots. Mostly everyone was on two Draw and a Counter, with one of SingPanMan's lists going for two counters and one draw and BluStalker choosing to play Discard instead of a Counter. Treasure Cruise is slightly more represented this week, but Portent is going strong. We might as well count it as a 55/9, though, as only one of SingPanMan's lists ran three Street Wraith. Everyone else ran four.

For the sideboards, Opposition Agent is not only in every list, but SingPanMan is running two. BluStalker played an Archive Trap for the mirror, but when I reached out to them, I was told they never had a chance to use it. SingPanMan continues to test cards as Relic of Progenitus shows up, as well as their usual Planar Void.

Now let's look at this transformational Doomsday piloted by ecobaronen and lampalot.

Doomsday's Shadow

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (17)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Thoughtseize
Time Walk
Treasure Cruise

Instants (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Sideboard (15)
Island
Flusterstorm
Death's Shadow
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

The main looks fairly normal until we get to the mana-base. Three copies of Watery Grave likely explains why Necropotence is missing from this list. Instead of Leyline of the Void, however, we see four copies of Death's Shadow. The two copies of Hurkyl's Recall seem to imply that Dredge is intended to be beat with either the standard Doomsday pile or Death's Shadow. From that sentence you can tell that I have no idea what the plan is. Still, like the BUG Doomsday we saw a few weeks back, it will be interesting to see if this continues to see play or is just another test that happened to have some good results.

Best of luck to everyone playing this weekend!

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