Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.07.10-11

We have some interesting differences this week. With the Showcase Qualifier coming up, it's worth diving into these differences.

Saturday Challenge


ecobaronen (1st 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 Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
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
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Library of Alexandria
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage

MaxMagicer (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
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ZYURYO (16th 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
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (24th 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

Condescend (27th 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
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Sunday Challenge


Diem4x (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
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

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

ecobaronen (17th 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 Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
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
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Library of Alexandria
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (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
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

Preliminaries

League

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (21)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Lands (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Sideboard (6)
Fatal Push
Steel Sabotage
Island

ecobaronen (1st Place) Differences

Main (5)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Necropotence
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Library of Alexandria
Null Rod

MaxMagicer (13th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ZYURYO (16th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (24th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Condescend (27th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (2nd Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ecobaronen (17th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Necropotence
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (9)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Library of Alexandria
Null Rod

discoverN (18th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Portent
Sideboard (9)
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (3-1) Differences

Main (5)
Cling to Dust
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Opposition Agent
Sideboard (9)
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Main

Draw (17)
Cling to Dust
Necropotence
Portent
Treasure Cruise

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Counters (18)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Lā£ands (9)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (28)
28 Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (9)
Hurkyl's Recall
Null Rod

Discard (7)
Duress

Creatures (4)
Opposition Agent

Lands (6)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (10)
10 Mindbreak Trap

Removal (17)
Fatal Push
11 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

A 55-6 core is interesting as we have not seen much deviation lately. I usually do not make charts for main differences, but this week seems to call for one.,

So, bad on me for replacing Necropotence for Opposition Agent. Screwing myself with data to handle here. But I personally have not really missed ol' Skullface. The only time I wanted it was in the mirror, and they countered my Agent anyway, so I doubt Necro would have resolved. That said, is it right? I'm not sold yet.
Portent leads over Treasure Cruise, which is a curious choice to be sure. The thing here is that it was used by ecobaronen, who also chose to go with an extra Daze and Flusterstorm instead of Force of Negation and Mystical Dispute. My guess is these would help fill your graveyard faster, making Treasure Cruise more powerful.

These are mostly the same, but ecobaronen made the interesting choice of foregoing any Bazaar hate and instead going hard on Artifacts. With all the Urza's Sagas around, this does not seem to be a bad idea, especially considering some thing Bazaar decks are weaker now. I don't agree, but that seems to be a common thought.
But here's the thing about Doomsday versus Bazaar decks. It's really a tossup. And while Leyline of the Void is a good card, if we're not playing it, we can just focus on the win. Thinking of Bazaar matchups as a combo race instead of an aggro/control matchup is probably a good idea. I reached out to ecobaronen and the plan for the matchup seems to be to take out Necropotence and Mental Misstep for the two copies of Duress,

Best of luck to everyone playing in the Showcase Challenge this weekend!


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