Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.10.02-03

Yet another week with four lists, but something quite unique this time.

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge

League


Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (19)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
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 (4)
Steel Sabotage

CrazyDiamond513 (3rd Place) Differences

Main (6)
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (11)
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Null Rod
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Clone9 (29th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Island
Opposition Agent
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (11)
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Null Rod
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

TheJigIsAlwaysup (10th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Demonic Consultation
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Pact of Negation
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (11)
Cavern of Souls
Force of Negation
Null Rod
Pact of Negation
Thoughtseize

XShockWaveX (5-0) Differences

Main (6)
Chain of Vapor
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Peek
Sideboard (11)
Duress
Flusterstorm
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Main

Creatures (2)
Opposition Agent

Draw (4)
Peek
Treasure Cruise

Tutor (3)
Demonic Consultation

Counters (10)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Pact of Negation

Bounce (1)
Chain of Vapor

Lā£ands (4)
Fetch Lands
Island
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (12)
12 Leyline of the Void

Artifacts (7)
Hurkyl's Recall
Null Rod

Discard (3)
Duress
Thoughtseize

Creatures (2)
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Lands (3)
Cavern of Souls
Island

Counters (9)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap
Pact of Negation

Removal (8)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale


Thoughts

A 54-Main Core isn't something we have seen for a while, but Clone9 tried something interesting this week. Not something I agree with, but interesting.

Removing Demonic Consultation from the list is... bold. Of all the Restricted cards in Doomsday, only Necropotence is the one I'd consider cutting. The off chance of "My gameplay is now dig for either Oracle or Consultation" is high enough. Granted, I can see the main deck Opposition Agent as a potential positive. I've tried it before. Demonic Consultation is not the cut.
Two copies of Opposition Agent in the main, though, that's interesting. It adds another angle of attack, and even Shops decks are searching more these days. Still, since Doomsday does not win via damage, so I question it.
I'm interested in seeing XShockWaveX on Peek and Chain of Vapor. To be honest, I am kind of into Chain right now since there are more permanents theses days we want gone. And sometimes they are never cast.


TheJigIsAlwaysup is on the same sideboard list as last week. I must assume things have been going well. The results seem to show so. That said, CrazyDiamond513 is on a standard sideboard. So it's fair to say Vintage isn't exactly stagnant.
I'm surprised to see Tasigur in Clone9's side, but with the main Opposition Agents it makes more sense. Also choosing to put the extra Island in the main opens up a sideboard slot. Not the worst of ideas.

But, Dredge and Hogaak seem to be doing slightly better, which means I'm not sure I'd sell those Leylines of the Void just yet.


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