Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.08.21-22

We have more than one decklist this week! Is Doomsday back? Or is it just the cycle of things?

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge


bennybo (8th 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
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (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
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

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

revenantkioku (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
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Island
Dress Down
Grafdigger's Cage
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
Surgical Extraction
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

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (5)
Island
Steel Sabotage

levunga21 (14th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Duress
Mystical Dispute
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Null Rod

bennybo (8th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Library of Alexandria
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (22nd Place) Differences

Main (4)
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (10)
Chain of Vapor
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Planar Void
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (27th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (10)
Dress Down
Grafdigger's Cage
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Surgical Extraction
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

duke12 (3-1) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Fetch Land
Mystical Dispute
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

duke12 (4-0) Differences

Main (4)
Daze
Fetch Land
Mystical Dispute
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Null Rod
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Draw (6)
Portent
Treasure Cruise

Counters (11)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Discard (1)
Duress
Lands (6)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave

Sideboard

Graveyard (11)
Grafdigger's Cage
Leyline of the Void
Planar Void
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (10)
Hurkyl's Recall
Null Rod

Discard (7)
Duress

Creatures (7)
Opposition Agent

Lā£ands (2)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (5)
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (18)
Chain of Vapor
Dress Down
11 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

56 Main and 5 Side cards are the same this week. As usaualy we have the [[Watery Grave]] players, so it's the same three slots that we've discussed before. What Draw or Interaction do you choose and what numbers? Nothing interesting in this, except for maybe a main [[Duress]] which hasn't been seen much as of late. [[Treasure Cruise]] is up and that is probably a result of the influx of Jeskai to fight the influx of Tinker. That's how the meta game works, right? Sideboards are interesting, though.


The big showers here are [[Fatal Push]] and [[Duress]]. Again, Jeskai. Unique cards include [[Grafdigger's Cage]] and [[Dress Down]]. (Played by me, whoops.) I think I was a week behind on Dress Down, although it does buy a turn against [[Tarmogoyf]])(s) as well as opens up some options against [[Lavinia Azorius Renegade]]. Granted, [[Fatal Push]] might just be better because we can just use [[Hurkyl's Recall]] to get rid of Constructs and Fatal Push is the permanent answer we need more often. That said, testing because that's how we do the game, eh? (Also, I'm not disregarding SingPanMan's unique choices, but they have been well discussed.)

Doomsday is on a downswing. One person registered it in the ManaTraders Series this weekend and I didn't write an article last week not because I was lazy or busy (I was.) but because there was one list in all the events posted. Yikes.

That said, Magic is cyclical. As people fight the Big Jeskai Menace, Doomsday might find a way to sneak back in. Or we find better, more universal sideboard cards. Or, as always, better lucky than good.


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