Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.06.19-20

As the effects of Modern Horizons 2 ripple throughout the format and we prepare to "venture into the dungeon", Doomsday stays... relatively the same. Winning Saturday's challenge and doing kind of poorly in Sunday's, let's peek at this past week's lists.

Saturday Challenge


MaxMagicer (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
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (6th 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
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Enrichetta (8th 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
Disrupt
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)
Snow-Covered Island
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Pithing Needle
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (22nd 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
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Bedell (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
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
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


Vertyx_ (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
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (31st Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Profane Tutor
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
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Island
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
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 (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 (11)
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

MaxMagicer (1st Place) Differences

Main (3)
Portent
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Sideboard (4)
Duress
Opposition Agent
Fatal Push

discoverN (6th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Portent
Sideboard (4)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Mindbreak Trap
Fatal Push
Library of Alexandria

Enrichetta (8th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Flusterstorm
Disrupt
Fetch Land
Sideboard (4)
Pithing Needle
Fatal Push

Diem4x (22nd Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Opposition Agent
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Duress

Bedell (25th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Portent
Flusterstorm
Sideboard (4)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Fatal Push
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap

Vertyx_ (18th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Opposition Agent
Fatal Push
Duress

revenantkioku (31st Place) Differences

Main (3)
Watery Grave
Profane Tutor
Flusterstorm
Sideboard (4)
Opposition Agent
Fatal Push

XShockWaveX (5-0) Differences

Main (3)
Chain of Vapor
Fetch Land
Peek
Sideboard (4)
Flusterstorm
Hurkyl's Recall
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Duress

Total Differences

Draw/Search (7)
Portent
Profane Tutor
Peek

Counters (8)
Disrupt
Flusterstorm

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

Lā£ands (8)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Artifacts (1)
Hurkyl's Recall

Discard (4)
Duress

Creatures (5)
Opposition Agent

Lands (2)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (3)
Flusterstorm
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (15)
11 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Other (2)
Pithing Needle

Thoughts

We have a 57-11 core this week. Experimentation has given way to personal choice and attempts to edge out the meta. The only Modern Horizons 2 card is my silly self playing Profane Tutor. It was okay. I should have played Cling to Dust.
I chose to play a Watery Grave, which was a mistake in hindsight. UR Aggro and Bazaar decks makes that life loss bad. So the other differences amount to the extra draw and counter slots. Enrichetta made an interesting choice to play a copy of Disrupt which acts as counter and draw. Most are on the Portent/Flusterstorm plan, though.
Cling to Dust seems like it should be our choice right now due to all the Bazaar decks. It even gives an edge against Dreadhorde Arcanist and Deathrite Shaman.

Sideboards are quite standard except for Enrichetta's two copies of Pithing Needle. I like this. Not only does it help against Bazaar decks, it gives us little edges in BUG and Shops matchups. Sometimes. It might not be necessary.
Because MaxMagicer and discoverN did well with standard lists. Too much tweaking may be unnecessary. Practice, practice, practice. And luck. Better lucky than good, right?


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