Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.09.25-26

Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.09.25-26
Hey, Friends and Shops Players, it's time for this week's deck list analysis. It seems that with no Vintage Showcase Challenge this season, Preliminaries are not firing. Hopefully that does not result in less Vintage events, but the challenges seem to still have good showings. Keep on playing!

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge


TheJigIsAlwaysup (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 Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Pact of Negation
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)
Pact of Negation
Cavern of Souls
Force of Negation
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage
Thoughtseize

revenantkioku (31st 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
Pact of Negation
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)
Pact of Negation
Cavern of Souls
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Null Rod
Pithing Needle
Steel Sabotage
Surgical Extraction
Thoughtseize

Tiemuuu (32nd 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
Cling to Dust
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
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

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mystical Dispute
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk
Treasure Cruise

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 (2)
Steel Sabotage

01 yamakiller (16th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Watery Grave
Sideboard (13)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Library of Alexandria
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

02 TheJigIsAlwaysup (5th Place) Differences

Main (3)
Mystical Dispute
Pact of Negation
Watery Grave
Sideboard (13)
Cavern of Souls
Force of Negation
Null Rod
Pact of Negation
Steel Sabotage
Thoughtseize

03 revenantkioku (31st Place) Differences

Main (3)
Flusterstorm
Pact of Negation
Watery Grave
Sideboard (13)
Cavern of Souls
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Hurkyl's Recall
Mindbreak Trap
Null Rod
Pact of Negation
Pithing Needle
Surgical Extraction
Thoughtseize

04 Tiemuuu (32nd Place) Differences

Main (3)
Cling to Dust
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Sideboard (13)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mystical Dispute
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Draw (1)
Cling to Dust

Counters (5)
Daze
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Pact of Negation

Lā£ands (6)
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (6)
Leyline of the Void
Surgical Extraction

Artifacts (12)
Hurkyl's Recall
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage

Discard (7)
Duress
Thoughtseize

Creatures (2)
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Lands (5)
Cavern of Souls
Island
Library of Alexandria

Counters (10)
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute
Pact of Negation

Removal (9)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Other (1)
Pithing Needle

Thoughts

TheJigIsAlwaysup returns this week with another Top 8 showing, so hey, maybe there is something to think about here.

Everything in the main is fairly standard, except for Tiemuuu playing Cling to Dust. While this is fairly good in a heavy Bazaar environment, I'm not sure the card gives us much value now. It has marginal use versus Jeskai and BUG, but not enough that I'd want it over something more reliable like a counterspell.
That said, everyone was playing Treasure Cruise this week. We need that card draw.


We see yamakiller and TheJigIsAlwaysup with no Graveyard sideboard cards. Tiemuuu being on four makes me think maybe they just grabbed a list to play Doomsday and had not in a while. Tasigur and the rest make it look like a staple list from a few months ago. Nothing wrong with that, just not finely tuned.
My sideboard was a mess. I wasn't sure where I wanted to be, and ended up with a lot of little options. I did play Dredge and Surgical Extraction bought me a turn, and then I misused one, so I'm not entirely sure how I'd rate them. Null Rod continues to impress, although it can be a bummer if "Whoops, I drew my artifacts." or "Whoops, didn't find the resources to put together my combo." But such is Magic some days.
Pithing Needle as a one-of didn't feel great and I see Jig dropped the play set of them to go all in on having counters and hate for Shops decks.

Cavern of Souls still seems like an interesting choice, but I have yet to have it come up. My problem has been I either win against Blue decks too quickly for it to matter, or I never resolve Doomsday against them. But that's more on my own

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