Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.09.18-19

Two decks this week. Blame me for getting 33rd and not 32nd. Sorry. But, well, since I was the only Doomsday Player on Sunday heck, I'll throw my list into the mix. Three decks!
In fact! If you play Doomsday in a Challenge and do not hit top 32, hit me up with the decklist so I can put it into the data.

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge

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 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 (4)
Fatal Push
Steel Sabotage

MaxMagicer (22nd Place) Differences

Main (3)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Sideboard (11)
Duress
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

_INF_ (25th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Force of Negation
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (11)
Duress
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (33rd Place) Differences

Main (3)
Pact of Negation
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (11)
Cavern of Souls
Force of Negation
Hurkyl's Recall
Null Rod
Pact of Negation
Surgical Extraction
Thoughtseize

Total Differences

Draw (3)
Portent
Treasure Cruise

Counters (3)
Force of Negation
Pact of Negation

Lā£ands (3)
Fetch Land
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (10)
Leyline of the Void
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (7)
Hurkyl's Recall
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage

Discard (4)
Duress
Thoughtseize

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Lands (4)
Island
Library of Alexandria
Cavern of Souls

Counters (5)
Force of Negation
Pact of Negation
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (2)
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

With all the Golos Shops around, you'd think Doomsday would be doing better. But there is the BUG factor, perhaps? I only faced it once in the Sunday challenge and had some bum luck. I also lost to White Hatebears playing Angel's Grace, so, Garfield help us all.


Mostly normal main decks, although I am starting to like Pact of Negation. Well. In theory? I have never actually needed it, but often put it in piles in place of Flusterstorm. I wouldn't have needed Flusterstorm either in those cases, but having Pact let me save on mana and potentially deal with other things. Testing still needs to be done.


MaxMagicer and _INF_ have respectable and normal sideboards. I played similar to TheJigisAlway's up from last week, although less all-in on the Pithing Needle for Bazaar. I played against zero Bazaar decks and it looks like there were two in the entire event. So even though I didn't actually side in Surgical Extraction this tournament, that was the right call and seems to be such for the time being.

So where does this leave Doomsday now? I do not think Midnight Hunt gave us anything. Right now I believe it is just playing to the meta and playing well and Doomsday can have its good days and bad. Watching out for Bazaar coming back is of course something to be wary of. But with the current domination of Golos Shops, right now we just have to play the best we can.


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