Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.05.15-17

Fifteen lists this week! There's a few repeat players, but some of them still changed their lists up. Let's dig in.

Saturday Challenge


Condescend (2nd 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
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

sixmp (5th 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
Drown in the Loch
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
Library of Alexandria
Ravenous Trap
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage

duke12 (13th 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

fr0z3nsun4 (14th 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

killersuv (20th 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
Drown in the Loch
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
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Ravenous Trap
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage

Diem4x (25th 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

sinister85 (26th 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
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage


Sunday Challenge


SingPanMan (5th 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

revenantkioku (8th 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
Drown in the Loch
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

killersuv (9th Place)

Creatures (7)
Opposition Agent
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

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)
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Ravenous Trap
Sedgemoor Witch
Snow-Covered Island
Steel Sabotage

ZYURYO (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

Diem4x (13th 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

sixmp (22nd 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 (14)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Ravenous Trap
Steel Sabotage


Preliminaries


League


Core and Differences

Core

Main (58)
Ancestral Recall
Black Lotus
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Demonic Tutor
Dig Through Time
Doomsday
Fetch Lands
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gitaxian Probe
Gush
Island
Mental Misstep
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Ponder
Preordain
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle
Time Walk
Underground Sea
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (6)
Leyline of the Void
Steel Sabotage

Condescend (2nd Place) Differences

Main (2)
Fetch Land
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

sixmp (5th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Drown in the Loch
Fetch Land
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Ravenous Trap
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage

duke12 (13th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Fetch Land
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

fr0z3nsun4 (14th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Portent
Fetch Land
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

killersuv (20th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Drown in the Loch
Fetch Land
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Ravenous Trap
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage

Diem4x (25th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Fetch Land
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

sinister85 (26th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Fetch Land
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

SingPanMan (5th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (9)
Chain of Vapor
Drown in the Loch
Island
Opposition Agent
Planar Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (8th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Fetch Land
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Drown in the Loch
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Leyline of the Void
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

killersuv (9th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Fetch Land
Opposition Agent
Sideboard (9)
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Ravenous Trap
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage

ZYURYO (11th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Fetch Land
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

Diem4x (13th Place) Differences

Main (2)
Portent
Fetch Land
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

sixmp (22nd Place) Differences

Main (2)
Peek
Fetch Land
Sideboard (8)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Ravenous Trap
Steel Sabotage

TakeYourT1me (5-0) Differences

Main (2)
Fetch Land
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Sedgemoor Witch
Surgical Extraction
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (3-1) Differences

Main (2)
Fetch Land
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

Total Differences

Main

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Draw (12)
Peek
Portent
Treasure Cruise

Counters (2)
Drown in the Loch

Lā£ands (15)
14 Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (20)
14 Leyline of the Void
Planar Void
Ravenous Trap
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (19)
Hurkyl's Recall
14 Steel Sabotage

Discard (11)
11 Duress

Creatures (22)
16 Opposition Agent
Sedgemoor Witch
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Lands (19)
14 Island
Library of Alexandria

Counters (10)
10 Mindbreak Trap

Removal (33)
Chain of Vapor
Drown in the Loch
24 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

It's a Main:58 Side:6 Core this week, so there's going to be a chart to look at those side board differences. That's not to say the main is uninteresting. Okay, sure. SingPanMan played a Watery Grave while everyone else played a fetch land. That's nothing new. Nine lists have Portent, two Treasure Cruise and one Peek. Again, nothing special. What is new is one list with Opposition Agent and two with Drown in the Loch. That's right. In the main.
Bazaar numbers have been down, which gives value in having a 3/2 that interferes with fetching. It can even mess with Golos or Inventors' Fair, although I doubt that comes up often. Drown in the Loch is an interesting choice. I spoke about its flexibility last week, and it likely goes up in value as mirrors increase.

Now let's take a look at the sideboards.

As usual, SingPanMan is on a 3 Leyline of the Void and 1 Planar Void split. We see both sixmp and killersuv play copies of Ravenous Trap in their lists, which is likely a hedge against Breach decks. TakeYourT1me has a Surgical Extraction for extra graveyard hate.
Four of us decided to bump our Artifact hate up to five cards with a Hurkyl's Recall. TakeYourT1me replaced one Steel Sabotage with it.
Only four players chose to not play Duress in the side. Half of those who did (myself and SingPanMan) had two copies of Drown in the Loch. The other two (Condescend and killersuv) had a variety of differences.
Library of Alexandria had a decent showing this week with five copies. TakeYourT1me chose not to play the Island. Although League lists always have a greater chance of being different. Hard to say how much that mattered without knowing their opponents.
Mindbreak Trap was also in high numbers this week, but only Condescend chose to play two copies.
Only SingPanMan and myself did not play Fatal Push. Again, Drown in the Loch took that spot. We both had Tabernacle, and so did Condescend with only one Push. But it seems sixmp squeezed in the Ravenous Trap in instead of a Push or Tabby. TakeYourT1me played two copies of Fatal Push and a Tabernacle.
There was a lot of Doomsday this weekend. Two copies of Opposition Agent makes sense. What surprises me is how many people have extra Graveyard hate despite Bazaar being down. But as they say, that is the best time for Dredge to shine. Don't take out your Leylines this weekend.
Sedgemoor Witch decks are still on the rise, and I'm not sure how to act. We may need to treat them as Tinker/PO decks with extra Mentors and hope to avoid their Flusters. Duress might be even more necessary now.

I'm still high on Drown in the Loch, but I may swap Tabernacle for something to help with these Big Blue matchups. It's going to be an interesting weekend as we are closing in on the first Showcase Qualifier this season. Mark your calendars, it's May 29th. (Or 2am the 30th for us players in Japan. Pray for me.)

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