Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.01.08-09

Vintage Doomsday Deck List Analysis for 2022.01.08-09

Happy... back to work? The holidays are over but we've got Vintage to play.
There's a 53-Main 8-Side Core this week, which is pretty big consistency for sideboards. There are some interesting main choices to look into this week.

Saturday Challenge


StormGuyisme (4th 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)
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

Thiim (22nd Place)

Creatures (7)
Opposition Agent
Street Wraith
Thassa's Oracle

Sorceries (13)
Demonic Tutor
Doomsday
Gitaxian Probe
Ponder
Preordain
Time Walk
Treasure Cruise

Instants (22)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Consider
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Hurkyl's Recall
Mental Misstep

Artifacts (4)
Black Lotus
Lotus Petal
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea

Sideboard (15)
Opposition Agent
Force of Negation
Duress
Karakas
Leyline of the Void
Null Rod
Ratchet Bomb
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
Toxic Deluge

Sunday Challenge


revenantkioku (30th Place)

Creatures (7)
Opposition Agent
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
Rebuild
Vampiric Tutor

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire
Lands (14)
Flooded Strand
Island
Misty Rainforest
Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Underground Sea
Watery Grave

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

Gathienne (31st 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
Opposition Agent
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 (19)
Ancestral Recall
Brainstorm
Dark Ritual
Daze
Demonic Consultation
Dig Through Time
Flusterstorm
Force of Negation
Force of Will
Gush
Mental Misstep
Lands (13)
Fetch Lands
Island
Underground Sea

Artifacts (3)
Black Lotus
Mox Jet
Mox Sapphire

Sideboard (8)
Leyline of the Void
Opposition Agent
Steel Sabotage
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

01 StormGuyisme (4th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Fetch Land
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (7)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent

02 Thiim (22nd Place) Differences

Main (7)
Consider
Flusterstorm
Hurkyl's Recall
Island
Lotus Petal
Opposition Agent
Treasure Cruise
Sideboard (7)
Duress
Force of Negation
Karakas
Null Rod
Ratchet Bomb
Sedgemoor Witch
Toxic Deluge

03 revenantkioku (30th Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Opposition Agent
Rebuild
Vampiric Tutor
Watery Grave
Sideboard (7)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent

04 Gathienne (31st Place) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Fetch Land
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (7)
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Island
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap

05 revenantkioku (3-1) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Island
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Portent
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (7)
Dress Down
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent

06 AKI114514 (5-0) Differences

Main (7)
Daze
Duress
Island
Mystical Dispute
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Vampiric Tutor
Sideboard (7)
Duress
Fatal Push
Legion's End
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang

Total Differences

Creatures (2)
Opposition Agent

Draw/Tutor (19)
Consider
Mystical Tutor
Necropotence
Portent
Treasure Cruise
Vampiric Tutor

Counters (11)
Daze
Flusterstorm
Mystical Dispute

Discard (1)
Duress

Removal (2)
Hurkyl's Recall
Rebuild

L⁣⁣ands/Mana (7)
Fetch Lands
Island
Lotus Petal
Watery Grave
Sideboard (42)
Dress Down
Duress
Energy Flux
Fatal Push
Force of Negation
Island
Karakas
Legion's End
Leyline of the Void
Mindbreak Trap
Murktide Regent
Null Rod
Ratchet Bomb
Sedgemoor Witch
Steel Sabotage
Tasigur, the Golden Fang
Toxic Deluge

Thoughts


Thiim and I had similar thoughts this week. Pack mainboard hate for artifacts. You can get rid of Constructs, impede Shops, bounce Hollow Ones and even pitch Hurkyl's Recall or Rebuild to Force of Will! You'll also notice we did not place very highly. StormGuyisme got a nice solid run just playing discoverN's latest list. (Gathienne did as well but seemed to not have as much luck.) Thiim and I both played maindeck Opposition Agent, which sometimes does work, but again, is this really what we want to be playing? Or are we trying to play UB Midrange with a combo win? Yeah. It's probably not the best choice. I don't agree with cutting Vampiric Tutor and Mystical Tutor, but at least Thiim did it alongside Necropotence, and did not cut Demonic Consultation.
AKI114514's only difference from discoverN's latest main was swapping Portent for Duress, which I think is a solid choice.


The sideboards are fairly standard, with Thiim playing Sedgemoor Witch, which again makes me worry if we're just trying to side into bad midrange. Karakas is nice to handle the bevy of Legendary creatures we've got going around these days. Tasigur is an oldie-but-goodie, and might be a solid choice if BUG and its ground creatures continue to rise. Then again, BUG lacks Pyroblast and Murktide Regent flies over Tarmogoyf.
Ratchet Bomb in Thiim's side really says "Fuck Construct tokens".
The prize this week goes Legion's End. You might remember this card if you played Standard back in the summer of 2019. We were exiling zombie tokens and removing lands turned into creatures from the game. (Thanks, Nissa!) If only this hit Archon of Emeria I would be completely sold. Still, it can do a lot of work for two mana.


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