Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.04.17-18

Only six decks this week. See? Doomsday is nothing to worry about!

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Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (23)
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 (14)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (12)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (2nd Place) Differences

Main
Sideboard (3)
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

zachattack23 (12th Place) Differences

Main
Sideboard (3)
Fatal Push
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

MaxMagicer (14th Place) Differences

Main
Sideboard (3)
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Falkoneye (32nd Place) Differences

Main
Sideboard (3)
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (11th Place) Differences

Main
Sideboard (3)
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

bennybo (22nd Place) Differences

Main
Sideboard (3)
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

Total Differences

Sideboard

Creatures (5)
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
Lands (1)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (5)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (7)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

So this is weird. 60-12 on the core this week. Everyone placed with the same main. That is, the list discoverN has been running. The sideboard is the only difference and there's not much there.

discoverN is the only one on Library of Alexandria. Two copies of Tasigur, the Golden Fang sneak in. They seem to be an alternative to The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale. Diem4x and bennybo both forego this extra card for Bazaar, instead choosing to have a second Opposition Agent.

With the amount of BUG and Shops seemingly being played right now, I think discoverN's list is mostly right. I do wonder if we want to start packing a fifth piece of hate for Shops. Either Hurkyl's Recall or Energy Flux would be the best candidate. However, Hurkyl's Recall is difficult to cast in the spot we want it - against multiple hate pieces, and Energy Flux is quite pricy at three mana.
Perhaps a second Fatal Push would work. This works double duty against Phyrexian Revoker from Shops and the many creatures out of BUG. A second Opposition Agent would be a good call if the mirror is on the rise again.

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