Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.12.04-05

Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.12.04-05

As the joys and tears of Eternal Weekend fade into the background, we find ourselves turning towards the gently shifting meta. Bazaar is back, Tinker still reigns supreme and everyone's favorite deck to hate, Doomsday, is getting some good results as usual.

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge


revenantkioku (3rd 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
Blue Elemental Blast
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Pithing Needle
Steel Sabotage

musasabi (6th 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)
Hydroblast
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Planar Void
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (10th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
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)
Snow-Covered Island
Duress
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (25th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Duress
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Portent
Preordain
Time Walk

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
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
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Snow-Covered Island
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (28th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

Instants (24)
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
Peek
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)
Hydroblast
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Planar Void
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

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 (20)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Mystical Tutor
Lands (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Sideboard (3)
Steel Sabotage

Thiim (14th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Consider
Flusterstorm
Island
Opposition Agent
Sideboard (12)
Duress
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Karakas
Pithing Needle
Ravenous Trap
Soul-Guide Lantern
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Tormod's Crypt
Toxic Deluge

discoverN (27th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Fetch Land
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (12)
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage

revenantkioku (3rd Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Fetch Land
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Treasure Cruise
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (12)
Blue Elemental Blast
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Pithing Needle

musasabi (6th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Watery Grave
Sideboard (12)
Hydroblast
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Planar Void
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (10th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Fetch Land
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Sleight of Hand
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (12)
Duress
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (25th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Duress
Fetch Land
Necropotence
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (12)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (28th Place) Differences

Main (6)
Daze
Mystical Dispute
Necropotence
Peek
Vampiric Tutor
Watery Grave
Sideboard (12)
Hydroblast
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Planar Void
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Creatures (3)
Opposition Agent

Draw/Search (19)
Consider
Necropotence
Peek
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Treasure Cruise
Vampiric Tutor

Counters (12)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

Discard (1)
Duress

L⁣ands (7)
Fetch Lands
Island
Watery Grave
Sideboard (0)

Graveyard (23)
18 Leyline of the Void
Planar Void
Ravenous Trap
Soul-Guide Lantern
Tormod's Crypt

Artifacts (9)
Energy Flux
Hurkyl's Recall
Steel Sabotage

Discard (3)
Duress

Creatures (8)
Opposition Agent
Sedgemoor Witch

L⁣ands (7)
Island
Karakas

Counters (13)
Blue Elemental Blast
Hydroblast
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute

Removal (16)
10 Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Toxic Deluge

Other (5)
Pithing Needle

Thoughts

There are some interesting choices this week, and Treasure Cruise continues to be on the decline. Speed is the name of the game right now.


There's nothing too surprising here other than Thiim choosing to drop three staples, Necropotence, Vampiric Tutor and a Daze for main Opposition Agents. While I'm a fan of the occasional main Agent, there are other cards I'd consider taking out before Vampiric Tutor or Daze. Diem4x's playing of Sleight of Hand seems like a good choice with the many Tinker decks running Hullbreacher at the moment. Saying I wish we had a better cantrip seems a bit wild, but it would be nice to have more choices for things that put cards into our hands. The utility is nice.


I copied the 4 Pithing Needle strategy this week, but was not paired up against a single Bazaar deck. Whoops? I took the chance to side them in against Hatebears to try to stop Wasteland and it helped. Is going faster better? Maybe. I'm not sure where I land on this just yet, but the Needles will stay in my sideboard for a while.
Thiim tried some interesting cards this week to fight Graveyard decks. My concern is that they are all one shot, but they do offer some utility that Leyline of the Void can lack. Karakas can help fight against Ragavan, Thalia, Lavinia and Leovold. I don't hate it, and probably should place it in Removal instead of Lands, but I'm not sure we get enough value out of the card in Doomsday. Toxic Deluge is solid removal in Black, but I fear Doomsday has trouble paying that life, even if it usually will top out around three.
SingPanMan, and musasabi seemingly taking one of their lists from last week, are on Sedgemoor Witch, which I probably have to test more. I don't hate it, but I'm quite skeptical. At least we can Ritual it out, unlike my beloved Thing in the Ice.
I find it interesting that discoverN did not play Murktide Regent this weekend. I doubt that's why they placed lower this week, but the card still could use some testing, especially with Hatebears on the rise.


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