Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2021.12.25-26

Merry Xmas! This is the last weekend of 2021, so let's check out these five lists before 2022 comes and brings even more weirdly overpowered creatures to the game of Magic.

Saturday Challenge


Condescend (12th 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
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ecobaronen (17th Place)

Creatures (6)
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (14)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Sleight of Hand
Time Walk
Treasure Cruise

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
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
Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
Island
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Mystical Dispute
Ravenous Trap
Steel Sabotage

pokerswizard (22nd 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)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Sedgemoor Witch
Snow-Covered Island
Steel Sabotage
Thoughtseize

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 (20)
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
Fatal Push

Condescend (12th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Sideboard (11)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

ecobaronen (17th Place) Differences

Main (5)
Demonic Consultation
Flusterstorm
Sleight of Hand
Treasure Cruise
Watery Grave
Sideboard (11)
Fatal Push
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Mystical Dispute
Ravenous Trap
Steel Sabotage

pokerswizard (22nd Place) Differences

Main (5)
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Sideboard (11)
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Library of Alexandria
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage
Thoughtseize

discoverN (21st Place) Differences

Main (5)
Demonic Consultation
Fetch Land
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute
Portent
Sideboard (11)
Energy Flux
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Clone9 (5-0) Differences

Main (5)
Chain of Vapor
Force of Negation
Island
Opposition Agent
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (11)
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Total Differences

Draw/Tutor (10)
Demonic Consultation
Portent
Sleight of Hand
Treasure Cruise

Creatures (1)
Opposition Agent

Counters (8)
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Mystical Dispute

Removal (1)
Chain of Vapor

L⁣⁣ands (5)
Fetch Lands
Island
Watery Grave
Sideboard

Graveyard (19)
16 Leyline of the Void
Ravenous Trap

Artifacts (10)
Energy Flux
Hurkyl's Recall
Null Rod
Steel Sabotage

Discard (1)
Thoughtseize

Creatures (7)
Murktide Regent
Opposition Agent
Sedgemoor Witch
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Lands (5)
Island
Library of Alexandria

Counters (4)
Mindbreak Trap
Mystical Dispute

Removal (9)
Fatal Push
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Thoughts

It's been a year for Doomsday for sure, as we've not changed much, gotten hardly any new cards, but seen lots of shifts in what is played to battle the meta. And many players have done very well! Congrats to all who made top 8s or even took down challenges and other events!


Clone9 makes the 5-0 league list without playing Demonic Consultation. I see the power of Opposition Agent in the main, but I still think I'd want it over Necropotence rather than cutting out a piece our other combo. Portent continues to be more popular than Treasure Cruise. I do like seeing Sleight of Hand to combat Narset and Leovold.


discoverN has moved to two copies of Energy Flux, which is probably getting better by the day as Urza's Saga and other Tinker decks flourish and Ravager Shops makes a comeback.
Clone9 playing the full set of Fatal Push tells me Mono White is showing up a lot in leagues.
I don't like the Sedgemoor Witches in pokerswizard's side as the card is a bit too slow for what Doomsday wants to be doing. Murktide Regent is a clock and can stop Hollow One. Opposition Agent steals games. If they were on the Ravenous Trap plan I could almost see an argument for the Witches. As is, they still fail to impress me when I try them.

So that's 2021! I missed a few weeks this year, but I feel pretty good about how this data project has been coming along. Sadly, I did not save the data in a way I could do something for a year-end compilation, but with meta shifts I'm not sure how interesting or useful that is anyway. If you have any ideas for how I could further expand on this data in 2022, please let me know!
Have a good one.


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