Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.10.16-17

Another week with five lists, but we have some interesting things going on here.

Saturday Challenge


XShockWaveX (8th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (24)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Chain of Vapor
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Peek
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)
Flusterstorm
Duress
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Snow-Covered Island
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

onewaygarden (23rd Place)

Creatures (8)
Opposition Agent
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
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)
Fatal Push
Nihil Spellbomb
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tormod's Crypt

Sunday Challenge


revenantkioku (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 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
Hurkyl's Recall
Null Rod
Pithing Needle
Steel Sabotage
Surgical Extraction
Thing in the Ice

musasabi (25th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (24)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Consider
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
Hurkyl's Recall
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (32nd 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)
Echoing Truth
Hullbreacher
Island
Leyline of the Void
Null Rod
Opposition Agent
Pact of Negation
Planar Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
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

XShockWaveX (8th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Chain of Vapor
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Mystical Dispute
Peek
Sideboard (15)
Duress
Flusterstorm
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

onewaygarden (23rd Place) Differences

Main (5)
Flusterstorm
Island
Opposition Agent
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (15)
Fatal Push
Nihil Spellbomb
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tormod's Crypt

revenantkioku (8th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (15)
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Null Rod
Pithing Needle
Steel Sabotage
Surgical Extraction
Thing in the Ice

musasabi (25th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Consider
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Sideboard (15)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (32nd Place) Differences

Main (5)
Demonic Consultation
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (15)
Echoing Truth
Hullbreacher
Island
Leyline of the Void
Null Rod
Opposition Agent
Pact of Negation
Planar Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Creatures (2)
Opposition Agent

Draw (5)
Consider
Peek
Portent
Treasure Cruise

Tutors (4)
Demonic Consultation

Counters (8)
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

Removal (1)
Chain of Vapor

Lā£ands (5)
Fetch Lands
Island
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (19)
11 Leyline of the Void
Nihil Spellbomb
Planar Void
Surgical Extraction
Tormod's Crypt

Artifacts (26)
Hurkyl's Recall
Null Rod
16 Steel Sabotage

Discard (2)
Duress

Creatures (9)
Hullbreacher
Opposition Agent
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
Thing in the Ice

Lands (4)
Island

Counters (4)
Flusterstorm
Mindbreak Trap
Pact of Negation

Removal (10)
Echoing Truth
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Other (1)
Pithing Needle

Thoughts

Even though we have a 55 card Core, it has been a while since everyone had entirely different sideboards.

The mains are honestly not that different this time. As you can see, onewaygarden registered a list similar to Clone9's. No idea if this is an alt or just someone who took the list and ran with it. XShockWaveX chose Chain of Vapor over an extra counterspell, but the rest is fairly standard. Even SingPanMan running Watery Grave.


onewaygarden is again very similar to what Clone9 had been running. SingPanMan tried out Hullbreacher but said it should have been Opposition Agent. Worth trying, at least. I also like the Echoing Truth as it can deal with lots of permanents, including the Construct tokens made by Urza's Saga.
So the thing you may notice that sticks out is my playset of Thing in the Ice. I'll be honest, this wasn't completely my idea. I ran across this tweet from the newly crowned World Champion, Yuta Takahashi.

Doomsday would never play Tarmogoyf, but we sure could use Thing in the Ice. It protec, it attac, it send creatues bac, as the old meme would go. So I gave it a try.
I was impressed.
Really impressed. It bought time when I wanted it to, and it won a few games. We've tried many creatures in Doomsday, but to be fair we do not win by damage. In general. But most Vintage decks damage themselves enough that a flipped Thing can be a two, or even one, turn clock. Thanks, Mana Crypt.


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