Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.12.11-12

We've got a healthy number of lists this week. Sadly no Doomsday player took down the PTQ, or made it into the top 8.

Qualifier

Saturday Challenge

Sunday Challenge


discoverN (2nd 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)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (19th 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
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Island
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
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)
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Plague Engineer
Planar Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

League

Core and Differences

Core

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

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

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 (5)
Fatal Push
Island
Steel Sabotage

StormGuyisme (9th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent

revenantkioku (18th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (10)
Blue Elemental Blast
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Pithing Needle

ecobaronen (3rd Place) Differences

Main (4)
Flusterstorm
Sleight of Hand
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (10)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mystical Dispute
Steel Sabotage

discoverN (25th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

discoverN (2nd Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

revenantkioku (19th Place) Differences

Main (4)
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Peek
Sideboard (10)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

SingPanMan (32nd Place) Differences

Main (4)
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Watery Grave
Sideboard (10)
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Opposition Agent
Plague Engineer
Planar Void
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Diem4x (5-0) Differences

Main (4)
Duress
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Portent
Sideboard (10)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Total Differences

Draw (9)
Peek
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Treasure Cruise

Counters (14)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Discard (1)
Duress

L⁣⁣ands (8)
Fetch Lands
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (28)
27 Leyline of the Void
Planar Void

Artifacts (8)
Energy Flux
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Duress

Creatures (12)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Plague Engineer

Counters (13)
Blue Elemental Blast
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute

Removal (14)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Other (4)
Pithing Needle

Thoughts

56/5 this week. As much as I tried a few weeks back to find something better than Necropotence, we seem to be best with this main setup for the time being. Doomsday isn't likely to get a new card for a while.


Nothing strange out of the mainboards this week. I tried Peek as opposed to Treasure Cruise, as it seems to be too slow. Diem4x playing Duress over another counterspell makes sense. It's a more proactive version. Portent is the most popular. And as we've seen again and again, it's hard to argue with discoverN's consistency.


The arguments for Pithing Needle over Leyline of the Void were good. My results did not feel as good during the PTQ, and I went back to Leylines and Tabernacle for the Challenge. Energy Flux has mostly caught on and as long as Tinker decks and 8Cast about, it seems to be the right play. discoverN was back on Murktide Regent, and I also found it saving my bacon one game against Dredge.
White Hatebears has been on the rise and we see ecobaronen with the four copies of Fatal Push in the side. I dare say it's getting to the point where a maindeck copy might not be too shabby. That, or maybe Chain of Vapor deserves a mainboard position to deal with these increase in hate pieces that often can't be countered. Thanks, Cavern of Souls.
SingPanMan tried out Plague Engineer, which can nicely deal with Thalia, Ragavan, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Luminarch Aspirant before it starts adding counters, as well as a slew of other creatures. It even blocks Dreadhorde Arcanist quite nicely. Not to mention that it can be cast via Dark Ritual, much like Hydroblast, this seems to be a solid choice depending on the expected meta. Shame that Ichorid is a Horror and not a Zombie.


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