Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.10.30-31

Congrats to sixmp for the Sunday win. discoverN is back, and proving that good play is always better than those little sideboard tweaks. I know you know this. I know I know this, but we have to be reminded of the things we know.

Saturday Challenge


sixmp (19th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
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 (4)
Black Lotus
Lotus Petal
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Engineered Explosives
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (20th 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

Sideboard (15)
Force of Negation
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

Sunday Challenge


sixmp (1st Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (12)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
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 (4)
Black Lotus
Lotus Petal
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Engineered Explosives
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (8th 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

Sideboard (15)
Force of Negation
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

ZYURYO (19th 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

Sideboard (15)
Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

s063 (24th 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
Force of Negation
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

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 (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
Lands (14)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Enchantments (1)
Necropotence

Sideboard (11)
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage

sixmp (19th Place) Differences

Main (1)
Lotus Petal
Sideboard (4)
Duress
Engineered Explosives
Murktide Regent

discoverN (20th Place) Differences

Main (1)
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Force of Negation
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

sixmp (1st Place) Differences

Main (1)
Lotus Petal
Sideboard (4)
Duress
Engineered Explosives
Murktide Regent

discoverN (8th Place) Differences

Main (1)
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Force of Negation
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

ZYURYO (19th Place) Differences

Main (1)
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Duress
Library of Alexandria
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

s063 (24th Place) Differences

Main (1)
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (4)
Force of Negation
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

duke12 (3-1) Differences

Main (1)
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (4)
Duress
Fatal Push
Null Rod
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (5-0) Differences

Main (1)
Portent
Sideboard (4)
Force of Negation
Library of Alexandria
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent

Total Differences

Draw (6)
Portent
Treasure Cruise

Mana (2)
Lotus Petal
Sideboard

Artifacts (1)
Null Rod

Discard (4)
Duress

Creatures (9)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

Lands (5)
Library of Alexandria

Counters (8)
Force of Negation
Mindbreak Trap

Removal (5)
Engineered Explosives
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

A 59-11 core is pretty compact. Granted, there were nine Bazaar of Baghdad players over the two challenges, so my thinking that we are wasting four slots on Leyline of the Void might have some truth to it. On the other hand, I accidentally played a league with a thirteen card sideboard and went 4-1, so what do I know?


sixmp believes in speed or at least the little jolts a Lotus Petal can bring. Other than that it's the eternal Portent or Treasure Cruise question. Follow your heart.


The sideboard differences here are Library of Alexandria, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, Opposition Agent, Murktide Regent, Duress, Null Rod, Force of Negation, and Engineered Explosives. And how many copies of Mindbreak Trap or Fatal Push.
Murktide is a solid beater. I don't like how it fights with Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time, but as sixmp is not playing Cruise, that seems to be a fair choice. Although Thing in the Ice is my current darling, I think the lack of upfront investment and the bounce makes it a better choice. Casting Doomsday does make the Regent bigger, though, which is awesome.
Engineered Explosives still seems quite solid in a world of Urza's Saga Construct tokens, although Dress Down effectively costs the same and draws a card. Doesn't have the flexibility though.

With Eternal Weekend coming up, and likely no restrictions hitting before that, I think we'll just have to watch the meta and play our sideboards by ear. Unless Crimson Vow has something up its sleve for us. Sadly, I doubt that.


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