Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.05.09-10

Not only did Doomsday take the top spot of both challenges, and we're starting to see some experimentaiton in the sideboards in this new Witchy world.

Saturday Challenge


Diem4x (1st Place)

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

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

zachattack23 (11th Place)

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

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (15th Place)

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

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (18th Place)

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

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

SuperCow12653 (19th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (25)
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
Peek
Thought Scour
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Island
Flusterstorm
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage

Sunday Challenge


discoverN (1st Place)

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

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

sixmp (7th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (24)
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
Peek
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (15th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

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

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Chain of Vapor
Drown in the Loch
Island
Leyline of the Void
Opposition Agent
Planar Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

League

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
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 (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Sideboard (5)
Island
Steel Sabotage

Diem4x (1st Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

zachattack23 (11th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

discoverN (15th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (18th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

SuperCow12653 (19th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Peek
Thought Scour
Watery Grave
Sideboard (10)
Fatal Push
Flusterstorm
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Sedgemoor Witch

discoverN (1st Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

sixmp (7th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Peek
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (15th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Necropotence
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (10)
Chain of Vapor
Drown in the Loch
Leyline of the Void
Opposition Agent
Planar Void
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ZaeferMalkav (5-0) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Surgical Extraction
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Main

Draw (18)
Necropotence
Peek
Portent
Thought Scour
Treasure Cruise

L⁣ands (9)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (33)
31 Leyline of the Void
Planar Void
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (1)
Hurkyl's Recall

Discard (5)
Duress

Creatures (13)
11 Opposition Agent
Sedgemoor Witch
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Lands (3)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (12)
Flusterstorm
11 Mindbreak Trap

Removal (23)
Chain of Vapor
Drown in the Loch
15 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

We have a 57-5 Core this week. One slot is SuperCow12653 and SingPanMan playing Watery Grave over a fetch. The other seems to be between Portent, Treasure Cruise and Peek. The interesting one is how SuperCow dropped Necropotence. I doubt Thought Scour is the right replacement, but I applaud trying it out.

The sideboards get wild this week. Everyone agreed on an extra Island and four Steel Sabotage, but that was it. Here's a breakdown.

SingPanMan playing Drown in the Loch stands out to me the most. I like this. A lot. It's more expensive than Fatal Push, and not "free" like Mindbreak Trap. But this card is versatile. (And it pitches to Force. Obvious? Yes, but it can be easy to miss the obvious. I know I did at first.) I gave the card a spin and liked it even more than at first glance.

SuperCow12653 played an interesting sideboard that eschewed graveyard hate. Instead there is a Hurkyl's Recall, a Sedgemoor Witch, the third Fatal Push and the fourth Flusterstorm. Not running Tabernacle also allowed for an extra Mindbreak Trap. discoverN is the only other player doubling up on the card.

I'm surprised Witch only showed up in SuperCow's list, but only a little. I wasn't too pleased with its performance in Doomsday. It does not work with our game plan. That said, it is powerful enough to do work.

The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale is still at low numbers. This might be what spurred SuperCow's plan. Dredge already plays main-deck answers to Leyline of the Void, so why not go all in on winning? I like it, and would not mind dropping them myself. Too scared to, though.

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